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Ed Aycock
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Posted: 03 September 2019 at 7:58am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Will my 47-year-old self still find the world of Thra as enchanting as I did at the age of 11?

Answer: Oh HELL yes!

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John Byrne
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Posted: 03 September 2019 at 8:18am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Not a fan of the original, so no interest -- and no NetFlix.

(The original had what I still consider one of the worst cheats of all time. The two principle characters fall off a cliff and... Well, I'll spare you all the SPOILER, but I actually groaned out loud in the theater.)

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Posted: 03 September 2019 at 8:30am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I was quite fond of THE DARK CRYSTAL as a kid, but I haven't carried much nostalgia for it into adulthood.  I think I've watched it once in the last twenty years and found it to be just "okay".

That said, I'll probably give the new series a shot.  If nothing else, the Skeksis were a lot of fun.
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Bill Guerra
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Posted: 03 September 2019 at 11:38am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I watched it and liked it a lot! I think the Skeksis are great underrated villains from the 80's.
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Posted: 03 September 2019 at 12:05pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

[After Watching Trailer:]

...and the mouths still move like they’ve been dubbed from a foreign language.

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Laren Farmer
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Don't know how far before the movie this is set...but when I first heard of the project, all I could think of was that we'd be following the adventures of the Gelflings...who we know are going to be all but wiped out.
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Trevor Thompson
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I watched the original again just for nostalgia. I enjoyed it as a kid but as an adult not so much. It was pretty boring with very little plot. Not much fantasy, either. However, I'm really enjoying the new series. I guess because there's 10(?) 50 odd mins episodes they're able to delve more inside the characters and they're motivations as well as flush out the story more. Good stuff.
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Trevor Thompson
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Posted: 05 September 2019 at 4:39am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

... all I could think of was that we'd be following the adventures of the Gelflings...who we know are going to be all but wiped out.

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I do wonder how they're going to work this out, Laren, as basically the bad guys win...
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Bill Guerra
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Posted: 05 September 2019 at 1:10pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The bad guys *will* win, which interests me because it goes against most general types of storytelling. Although, I suspect that some hidden pocket of Gelfling will end up surviving to avoid the wholesale genocide aspect of the story.
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Posted: 05 September 2019 at 7:03pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Thought the first season was fantastic.  Going to revisit the film which I haven't seen in 20 years.  
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Three episodes in and enjoying it so far. I like the fact that they kept it consistent with the movie by utilizing puppetry for nearly the whole thing.

As for the "we know how it turns out" argument, I reject that as a reason not to watch. The story is about how it happens. The journey, not the destination. We know Batman will beat the badguy in the end, so do we use that as a reason not to read the issue or watch the movie? Of course not, we want to see how it will play out. 
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Posted: 05 September 2019 at 10:59pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

The difference is that we are rooting for Batman and interested in seeing how he will win...even though we know he's going to.  

With the Gelflings...who are going o be a bunch of new characters we've never met...we know that every moment of bravery or cleverness or whatever other admirable qualities they show will all be for nothing.  They are going to fail.  

Seeing how someone succeeds no matter what is a lot different from knowing someone will fail no matter what they try.
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