Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘The Dark Crystal’ (1982)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.


In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon and special guests Craig Miller (publicity consultant on The Dark Crystal, original Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm, writer - Star Wars Memories), Corinna Bechko (writer - Green Lantern: Earth One, Avatar: Adapt or Die), and Norm Harper (writer - Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Haphaven / LEGO blogger) participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Dark Crystal (1982) in light of the film's 40th anniversary, with topics including the film's groundbreaking puppetry, Jim Henson's belief that it is unhealthy for children never to be afraid, the film's thematic inspiration from Jane Roberts "Seth Material," and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Dark Crystal abound in this panel discussion!)



Cast members
: Craig Miller (publicity consultant on The Dark Crystal, original Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm, writer - Star Wars Memories), Corinna Bechko (writer - Green Lantern: Earth One, Avatar: Adapt or Die), Norm Harper (writer - Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Haphaven / LEGO blogger), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, The Fanbase Weekly co-host, writer - Something Animal, Identity Thief)

This month's sponsor: Brett Weldele, Greg Smith, and Travis Webb are back with Starlite Issue 5! Everyone’s favorite stark-raving mad teenage superheroes are back in action, battling trans-dimensional spired wizards and space pirate cats! Updates and previous issues can be found on starlitekickstarter.com.









The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon


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