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The Dark Crystal, the 30th anniversary

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Today marks the last entry in the movies of 1982. December the 17th, 1982, exactly 30 years ago today Jim Henson released his first non Muppet fantasy film “The Dark Crystal”. Jim Henson was a larger than life hero of mine from the first time I saw Sesame Street in the 60’s to The Muppet Show in the 70’s and beyond.  Starlog Magazine was releasing tid bits of info and an occasional picture from the production a good year before the films release. These tiny fragments were more than enough to build the anticipation for the December opening.  I was so excited about this film and just could not wait for it to come out.  My buddy Rod Andrewson was equally as much of a fan as I was and we were there on opening day. From start to finish we were taken deep into Henson’s imagination and I was not ready for this movie to end!!!  Thirty years later I am just as much a fan and my hat is off to all that had their hand in creating this magical masterpiece.

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