The Dark Crystal: A Charming, Ancient Tale

Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Reviews Jim Henson Netflix The Dark Crystal

29. The Dark Crystal – A Charming, Ancient Tale


Who doesn’t love puppets? Well, I guess they can be pretty freaky at times, especially marionettes, but we’re not here to talk marionettes, we’re here to talk puppets!

Well, okay, not really, we’re here to talk The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s high-fantasy movie from 1982, the same Dark Crystal that just saw a prequel released on Netflix (but more on that in another episode!). We’re here to review The Dark Crystal and its puppet magic, so why don’t you press that play button and join me on an adventure in another world, and another time!

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The Dark Crystal is Rated PG but has no detailed certificate. So, here’s my own certificate: mild violence and frightening images.

It features voice acting and performances from Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen, and Dave Goelz, and Stephen Garlick.

Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz


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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Executive Editor, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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