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Great Job, Internet!: Watch the even weirder version of The Dark Crystal that could’ve been

The Dark Crystal is an outlier in the filmographies of Jim Henson and Frank Oz, its surreal visual palette and ambitious world-building more in line with Henson’s dabblings in experimental filmmaking than anything starring the Muppets. But it could’ve been weirder: Test audiences balked at the fantasy epic’s original cut, an intentionally impressionistic work that did no handholding when it came to introducing the strange world inhabited by Gelflings, Skeksis, and Mystics.
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