The Dark Crystal

Visible crew/equipment: Thin wires are visible, attached to the crystal bats as they fly off to watch Jen and Kira.

Visible crew/equipment: When the evil birds send the big beetle-like monsters out to look for Jen, they run into a tunnel. When the beetles run to the camera you can see that between their legs, there is a pair of human legs.

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).

More mistakes in The Dark Crystal

Trivia: The actors inside of the Skeksis had television monitors inside of their costumes, so that they could see where they were going.

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Trivia: Augra, the horned being with curly hair, is the guardian of Thra who was initially possessing both male and female attributes-but most of the male part of her was lost while viewing the Universe. She still sports some whiskers on her face to show that she's still not entirely either gender.

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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.

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More trivia for The Dark Crystal

[Jen and Kira are riding Landstriders.]
Jen: The prophecy never said anything about this.
Kira: Prophets don't know everything.

Jen: When single shines the triple sun, what was sundered and undone, shall be whole the two made one, by Gelfling hand or else by none.

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.

Question: When Jen looks at the shard, he sees in image of a Skeksis striking the crystal, but why when the beings of light appear, do they say that they were the ones responsible for shattering it?

Answer: The skeksis and the beings of light are the same, each being a different side (good and bad) therefore it was there evil side (the skeksis) that struck the crystal.

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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