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Episode List


Season 1

25 Mar. 2014
What Lies Beneath
Brian Henson welcomes 10 talented creature designers to Jim Henson Studios for their first Creature Brief: design and build an original underwater creature for a screen test on the Henson Soundstage.
1 Apr. 2014
Return of the Skeksis
The creature designers tackle sculpting, molding, and mechanizations as the Henson classic The Dark Crystal inspires re-imagined Skeksis who return to the castle for a screen test with the original Dark Crystal.
8 Apr. 2014
Assembly Inspired
The creature designers breathe life into unconventional materials from a junkyard to create a believable half scrap, half fantasy creature trapped inside a hanging cage.
15 Apr. 2014
Heads Up!
Humor is the key to this week's Creature Brief as mounted creature heads in an enchanted trophy room return to life under the spell of a wizard, played by Scrubs' Donald Faison.
22 Apr. 2014
Life in Motion
An appearance by Lady Gaga's unicorn inspires the creature designers to create a larger-than-life creature with realistic movement, performed on a black light soundstage.
29 Apr. 2014
Swamp Things
The Henson Soundstage is transformed into a mystical swamp for a screen test revealing camouflaged creatures hiding in plain sight. Face Off's Neville Page guest judges.
6 May 2014
Alien Transformation
Gigi brings Farscape co-star Rygel into the workshop as inspiration for the creature designers to build original alien species attending an intergalactic press conference. Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld guest judges.
6 May 2014
Tavern at the Crossroads
Season one finale. The three finalists are tasked with creating a creature that will interact in a scene with others and must include a prop and a special effect. The setting is a roadside tavern where their three strange creatures will meet and share their stories. Eliminated competitors return to help the finalists complete their biggest challenge yet.

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