one of the things that intrigues me is how the story will balance the epic heroics with our knowledge that ultimately the protagonist have to fail in order for the events of the Dark Crystal movie to occur.Ah, so we kinda already know what's going to happen? Maybe I should wait to rewatch Dark Crystal until after I've seen this, then.
I also would have found a sequel more compelling, on a premise level, but it looks really good so I’m gonna give it a chance regardless.I'm a big fan of the movie and this looks decent enough, but I just don't know how they can make it work when we know "the resistance" doesn't work and the Skeksis win.
I would have been far more interested in either a sequel series or a series about the "Fall" when the original race split into the Skeksis and Mystics. This just seems...unnecessary?
This might get spoilery for folks who didn't get this far........Same here. My wife and I are not so much on the binge-watching, so it takes a while.
In what way?
Your memory is correct. The timeline as seen in other (possibly not-considered-canon) sources goes like this:This might get spoilery for folks who didn't get this far........
I don't think it's meant to be contradictory. I think the introduction is meant to be brief without complicating some things for the viewer and without explaining everything about the Skeksis up front.This might get spoilery for folks who didn't get this far........
Based on my memory (which as we know could be faulty), In the original movie, the Skeksis are split souls from these other nice wise critters which happened during the initial damaging of the Shard. Restoring the shard repaired everything and merged them back together. (note: wikipedia seems to agree with my memory).
The prologue said the Skeksis showed up from another world and then distracted Augrha with an Orery and then took over the crystal.
It's not deal breaking, but it seemed an odd way to phrase their origin, even if trying to keep the movie reveal a secret.