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November 24, 2019 68 min

Frank and John discuss the first season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. They give a synopsis and discussion on the plot, with comments and thoughts about the puppetry and vocal performances. Then they dive into themes: Frank talks about classicism and revolution, which is at the forefront of the series thematically. The guys also discuss the them of environmentalism and natural resources. Finally John talks about the idea of shirking's one's duties as well the tragedy of the series. They close with their final thoughts.


"And no. He does something more unexpected, and far more devastating to his dark self." - John "There's this tragedy that's overhanging the whole thing. That is kind of fascinating because normally there's the prequel problem of 'I know what's going to happen so why should I care?' And this show has found ways to make you care..."-John

meta plot

[Still trapped in the tower in the Muppet land, Ruger has inadvertently killed John, Shadette sacrifices a room full of Muppets (and a couple of drifters) in order to revive John.]


Episode 121: The Dark Crystal (Series) Produced by: Relevant to Our Interests Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw Ruger, Bosco, and Shadette all voiced by Frank Shaw Scripting by: John R. Belliston Edited by: Frank Shaw

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