The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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An epic fantasy adventure that will please old and new fans alike, Age of Resistance expertly builds on the lore of The Dark Crystal, crafting compelling new mythos without losing sight of the humanity at the story's heart.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019

A young guard in the land of Thra learns a secret about the Skeksis overlords in charge. Thra learns the power of the Crystal of Truth.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019

Deet accepts the quest as Aughra wakes up from a lengthy trip. Rian vanishes from the castle and Brea looks for clues behind the mysterious symbol.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019

Brea wrestles with the difficult tasks assigned to her. Deet and Hup receive a frosty welcome to the Stonewood clan. Rian asks Maudra for help.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019

Brea races against time to complete a puzzle concealed beneath the throne. The Chamberlain plots to capture Rian and obtain the Emperor's trust.

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A lost Landstrider herd and a surprise appearance leave the All-Maudra feeling nervous. Aughra takes Rian and the others to Dream Space.

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Lore escapes his chamber to help Brea. News of the General spreads widely. Seladon summons the Maudras to the Citadel.

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The exhausted travelers get an unnerving surprise at the Circle of the Suns. They learn more about Thra's past and the Emperor builds a new army.

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Deet takes Rian on a dark journey through the underground of Thra. Seladon goes to the Castle of the Crystal and discovers a new side to the overlords.

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Eager to rescue their own people, the Skeksis reach an agreement with Aughra. Rian and Deet continue the pursuit of the Dual Glaive.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019

The Gelfing and the Skeksis get ready for an impending fight. The Scientist develops a new weapon.

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Critic Reviews for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (23)

It's the bewitching and immersive experience that high fantasy fans have been waiting for.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Understand: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is never anything less than impressive... But in entrusting so much of the story to puppets incapable of adequately executing its emotional demands, the series winds up feeling strangely empty.

Aug 30, 2019 | Full Review…

A beauty with a fully realized world which seems to know where it's going and how to get there.

Aug 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of the all-time great fantasy epics, as well as the masterwork of puppetry most closely aligned with Jim Henson's humanistic philosophy.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"Age of Resistance" is far more busily and intricately plotted than the original, with many more characters and deeper characterization.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

While the franchise could have fallen foul to the series, the company have created a spectacular 10-hour show that has cemented Jim Henson's legacy bringing magic back to our screens and has once again landed puppetry a firm place on the map.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's as close to real magic as you can get.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance's impeccable production and endearing characters create a surprising amount of investment in its story about puppets. That full-throated commitment and imagination is a winning combination.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The voice acting is provided by an astounding line-up. Stand-out performances from Nathalie Emmanuel as the sweet and brave Deet, and Simon Pegg as the conniving Chamberlain, are a match for the brilliance of the puppeteers' acting.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a visual delight and its rapturous, yet accessible, storyline will be satisfying for fans of the film as well as newcomers who don't know a Fizzgig from a Landstrider.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

The show inspires hope and moments of pure elation, and yet, for anyone who has seen the film, a sense of dread, foreboding and helplessness that events can only go one way dampen the mood.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The tragedy this show portends may gnaw at knowing viewers, but Age of Resistance rarely feels heavy, and its social consciousness doesn't really cloy.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1

  • Mar 23, 2021
    SUCH a good show! The puppetry and set work was beautiful! VERY disappointed Netflix didn't renew. Hopefully it gets brought back by Disney!
  • Feb 07, 2021
    I truly enjoyed the series, it was amazing. I will say it hard having so much info coming at you at first; I almost stopped watching. I am so glad I continued on, it was magical. You forgot they were puppets as you were drawled deeper into the story. I'm 70, this series took me into a place of magic and wonder. I had to watch it a second time to caught all the small details; I may do a third... I hope they do a second season on this; I wish to see how it all comes together at the end.
  • Jan 17, 2021
    Best what I've seen from Lord of the rings. The world is so beautiful and has so many details. Unbelievable how many work people put in it. Strange that it has not that much hype as Game of thrones or Witcher
  • Jan 10, 2021
    It's extremely risky to revisit cult classics as it is very easy to miss the original charm that makes them magical. This series however, not only did the original movie justice but actually may have even surpassed it. Richness in visual and plot details, coupled brilliant voice acting makes for a new possible classic. Can't wait for another season.
  • Dec 20, 2020
    Absolutely love it! The magic and the look into the world that I wanted to see more of as a child. This was like a dream come true!
  • Oct 20, 2020
    It it amazing! I am so disappointed Netflix canceled the show. The cinematography is 2nd to none. This is a master piece that needs to be revived!
  • Sep 25, 2020
    Best show on TV. Now it's canceled. Please don't let it die. We love you Jim Henson.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    This series is absolutely amazing, breathtakingly beautiful, it's a must see.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    Don't think it can be interesting for adults, a lot of effort being poured into creating the world (and too much is on effects, just like Avatar) but the decision to create the creatures of clay ruined my experience
  • Sep 22, 2020
    This was one of the best shows on the Netflix platform and I have been waiting for the 2nd season for a while! Now I have come to find out that Netflix has canceled trying to make up for lost money from Cuties. This is a joke fix this shit Netflix!!!

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