In addition to sticking with the Jim Henson theme this week, I am also sticking with the same movie as last week’s creature spotlight. This week we will be exploring landstriders, another Henson wonder that inhabits the world of The Dark Crystal. I really wonder where Henson and his buddies got the idea for these creatures, but they are at once bizarre and amazing. I have had numerous dreams with these creatures in them since I first saw them, as they are at once unique and powerful.
Welcome back my slimy reptilian followers. I spent awhile scratching my head with my claw this week, thinking what would be a good topic for the month of December here at your favorite monster adoring weekend column. Star Wars has loads of species we could talk about, The Southern Vampire Series has many more monsters than fangers, and Middle Earth is crawling with creatures we could discuss, but for some reason the holiday spirit made me think of Jim Henson. So folks, this month I am dedicating my posts on this column to creatures designed and imagined by the infamous Jim Henson, a mastermind in the world of fantasy. Today we start with your favorite antagonist from The Dark Crystal: Skeksis.