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They're only eight Skeksis at the beginning of the series, instead of ten in the movie : skekShod the Treasurer, skekEkt the Ornamentalist and skekNa the Slave-Master are absent. skekLach, the Collector, not physically similar to skekShod, seen in the movie) is a new character.
  • the General, skekVar, is not the General of the movie, named skekUng. However, skekUng is mentioned later as an absent Skeksis, meaning he'll become the new General (as the Garthim master).
  • skekEkt returns later in the 4th episode.
  • the Hunter, skekMal a new character, appears also in the 4th episode.
  • A new character is skekGra, the Heretic, an exiled Skeksis who lives with his Mystic counterpart urGoh, the Wanderer. skekGra is the one who reveals that a total of eighteen urSkeks arrived on Thra at the beginning of the conjunction.
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Director Louis Leterrier confirmed at the New York Comic Con 2018 that this series will rely on puppetry instead of computer animation. CGI will only be used to remove puppeteers, especially in scenes that involve green screens.
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All of the episode titles are quotes from The Dark Crystal (1982).
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According to official lore, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) is set during a time on planet Thra known as the Age of Division. This is a time period lasting a thousand years, beginning with the Great Conjunction that split the urSkeks and ending with the Great Conjunction that (along with Jen and Kira's help) reunited them.
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Special effects designer Toby Froud is the son of world creator Brian and designer/puppeteer Wendy Froud, and also played the baby, Toby, from Labyrinth (1986).
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The series premiered 37 years after the release of The Dark Crystal (1982), to which it is a prequel.
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The first piece of screen-media in 'The Dark Crystal' franchise since the original movie. There have been comics produced before and after the events of the first movie, but Age of Resistance marks the franchise's first return to the screen in 37 years.
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The main character of Brea is likely named for LaBrea. Jim Henson Studios still has offices on LaBrea Avenue in Los Angeles.
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skekLach and skekVar's urRu counterparts, urSen and urMa, make no appearance at all.
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The German dub of the series changed the Skeksis' titles from those in the original films. "Kaiser" ("Emperor") is now "Mächtigste" ("the Most Powerful"), the title "Chamberlain" was originally in English but is now "Kammerherr" (literal translation), "Hohepriester" ("High Priest") is now "Zeremonienmeister" ("Master of Ceremonies"), "Wissenschaftler" ("Scientist") is now "Gelehrter" ("Scholar"), and "Historiker" ("Historian") is now "Schriftwächter" ("Scripture Guardian").
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Louise Gold is the only puppeteer of a Skeksis to reprise her role.
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Maudra Fara's fizzgig has an eye patch, possibly an homage to Lena Headley's character in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

After Seladon confronts Aughra, she mounts a Landstrider to head for the Castle of the Crystal. She gives a cry of "Hi-Ya!" to get the Landstrider moving, which is an obvious nod to Frank Oz and his characterization of Miss Piggy's trademark karate chop in The Muppet Show (1976).
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