THE DARK CRYSTAL, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, is a fantasy feature set on another planet in the distant past. The precious dark crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Jen and Kira, the last of the Gelflings, join forces and embark on a dangerous quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal in order to restore order to their world. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking in 1982.