Visible crew/equipment: During the landstrider sequence, before they reach the Crystal castle, you can just make out in one shot, the safety wire attached to the performer as he runs. (DVD extras says the landstrider performers had these wires all the time but this is the only time you see them).
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson
Starring: Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Kathryn Mullen
The Dark Crystal is a dramatic puppet-populated fantasy adventure film created by Jim Henson, without any humans present, set on a world dominated by hateful, selfish reptilian beings known as Skeksis that drain others of their life-force so they can continue their decadent and evil ways indefinitely. Only good, elf-like creatures called Gelflings can break their dominion and save their dying and tormented world! A great family classic with dark elements, The Dark Crystal provides lessons in courage, hope, perseverance and working together toward a good cause! Root for Jen and Kira as they strive to win the day.
Narrator: Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. A thousand years ago, this land was green and good - until the Crystal cracked. For a single piece was lost; a shard of the Crystal. Then strife began, and two new races appeared: the cruel Skeksis, the gentle Mystics. Here in the castle of the Crystal, the Skeksis took control. Now the Skeksis gather in the sacred chamber, where the Crystal hangs above a shaft of air and fire. The Skeksis with their hard and twisted bodies, their harsh and twisted wills. For a thousand years they have ruled, but now there are only ten. A dying race, ruled by a dying emperor, imprisoned within themselves in a dying land. Today, once more, they gather at the Crystal as the first sun climbs to its peak. For this is the way of the Skeksis. As they ravaged the land, so too they learned to draw new life from the sun. Today, once more, they will replenish themselves, cheat death again, through the power of their source, their treasure, their fate - the Dark Crystal.
Trivia: The Garthim costumes were so heavy and hard to get in and out of that oftentimes the costumed actors were suspended on a rig to allow them to take breaks between takes according to The Making Of The Dark Crystal Feature on the DVD.
Question: I believe I read somewhere that the worlds are connected by crystals and travel is possible. Is this true and where might I look for the answer?
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