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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.

These are the words that begin one of the finest fantasy films of all time, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Unlike most fantasy films that generally either make use of old myths or legends, Jim Henson and British illustrator Brian Froud created the entire world of Dark Crystal from scratch. Out of the characters and the world grew the story. The result was one of the most startlingly original films ever made.

This main purpose of this page is to act as a catalyst for Dark Crystal fans to find each other around the world. This page links to Dark Crystal pages all over the web, and is home to the first Dark Crystal E-mail discussion list.

Welcome to John's Crystal Corner! If you have any questions or comments about this site, feel free to E-mail me.

Dark Crystal

Here are some links to some of the better Dark Crystal sites on the web, including "The Wyverne's" unofficial Dark Crystal page. Wyverne's page is widely considered to be the best on the web.

The Crystal Corner:

The Original Discussion List

Are you looking for friends who share your interest in Dark Crystal? Then this is the place for you! This is the original Dark Crystal discussion list. Discuss anything about the film that interests you, from the puppetry and animatronics techniques to the richly detailed fictional world created by Jim Henson and Brian Froud. It's up to you!

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The Crystal of Truth

I am currently working on a hypothetical sequel to The Dark Crystal called The Crystal of Truth. I approached Jim Henson Pictures with the idea back in 1995. This is what they had to say:

. . . Jim [Henson] emphatically did not want a sequel to The Dark Crystal by his or any other hand. He felt very strongly about that.

Since they're obviously not interested in producing it, I have instead decided to post it here. It will also appear on Drew's Script-O-Rama's "Screenwriters on the Internet" section in ASCII text format, and on The American Zoetrope Screenplay Submissions Site in Adobe Acrobat format. I also hope to get others with Dark Crystal pages to link to it as well.

A rough draft of the second act of the screenplay is complete. The second act should end around page 97, but the script is currently 126 pages. Like with first act, I'm going to have my editing work cut out for me.

Once the final draft is complete, I will register the script with the Writers Guild of Canada. Once the registration is complete, the script will be posted here and on the two screenplay submissions sites above. I don't know how long it will take me to finish it, but I'll continue to keep this site updated periodically to let you all know how it's coming along.

In the meantime, a friend of mine drew a "movie poster" for The Crystal of Truth. I'll be posting it here when I complete the rough draft to officially announce The Crystal of Truth as a "coming attraction."

Stay tuned to this page for news on The Crystal of Truth! Or, you can subscribe to The Crystal Corner, where I'll be giving weekly updates on the project.

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