Motherlode of Dark Crystal and Labyrinth art comes to New York!

Faerie artist Brian Froud is one of our favorite illustrators of the weird and fantastical — but we're especially fascinated by his design work on The Dark Crystal. Now a new exhibition is opening in New York that showcases the work of Brian, Wendy and Toby Froud, plus some "lost" Labyrinth concept art. » 11/03/11 3:35pm 11/03/11 3:35pm

Man stumbles into dark room, discovers the ####ing Dark Crystal

We anticipate lot of things from dark rooms — cobwebs, lack of light, assorted pieces of matter we wish to acquire — but what we don't expect is a goddamn Skeksis from The Dark Crystal lurking silently. Last Halloween, YouTuber Augsburgdie1530 built a snazzy Skeksis costume and mostly used it for the powers of evil.… » 10/18/11 6:25pm 10/18/11 6:25pm

See how Jim Henson made the insane puppets of The Dark Crystal

What was so absolutely mind-boggling about The Dark Crystal was how Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and the rest of the production team constructed the planet Thra and all of its denizens from scratch. From documentary aficionado BehindCurtain1, this is a 1982 behind-the-scenes documentary about the production (2, 3, 4), Check… » 8/24/11 11:10am 8/24/11 11:10am

Another Star Trek villain rumor, plus an epic photo from Simon Pegg's…

A source offers hints on Star Trek's next villain...and it won't be Khan. Find out what three genres The Flash movie will include. Cuarón's Gravity may be in trouble again. Plus Paul, X-Men: First Class, BSG, The Hobbit and Megamind. » 10/26/10 6:00am 10/26/10 6:00am

Watch a Last Airbender clip, discover who's not back for Doctor Who's…

Check out your first clip from The Last Airbender. Is Wolfgang Petersen directing Rock'em Sock'em Robots? There's a Despicable Me trailer. Plus we debunk Doctor Who rumors, talk Inception improv, hear Dark Crystal prequel hints and discover Being Human casting. » 6/25/10 6:00am 6/25/10 6:00am

Designing the Dark Crystal

The World of the Dark Crystal book documents the conceptual work done for Jim Henson's 1982 cult classic — and the pieces here, by British artist Brian Froud, show how lush the film was, even on the page. [Sci-fi-o-rama] » 6/18/10 8:30am 6/18/10 8:30am

The Best Year in Science Fiction: 1982

No question: 1982 must be the best year in science fiction history. These 365 days gave birth to Blade Runner, Star Trek II, ET, Tron and The Thing, to name just a few. » 5/28/10 1:30pm 5/28/10 1:30pm

Daybreakers Directors Helm The Dark Crystal Sequel, Promise Puppets

Great flying Gelflings: The Dark Crystal sequel just announced a big shake-up. Rumored director Genndy Tartakovsky has been replaced with the Daybreakers team, the Spierig brothers. But at least the brothers promise puppets and an amazing creative team. » 5/04/10 1:01pm 5/04/10 1:01pm

Jim Henson's Studio Readies The Dark Crystal Sequel For Pre-Production

Great flying Gelflings — the Henson studio hasn't decided to abandon the Dark Crystal sequel. In fact, it's moving forward. Just in case you've run out of things to watch while getting high. » 8/06/09 7:00am 8/06/09 7:00am