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Sci Fi Gives Green Light To "Children of Dune"

timothy posted more than 12 years ago | from the more-compression-than-ogg-vorbis dept.

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fooguy writes "Our friends at the Sci Fi Channel have given the Green Light to begin production of Children of Dune. According to the release, 'The miniseries begins production in Prague in April 2002 and is slated to air in 2003. Dune adapter John Harrison wrote the script, based on "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune," the second and third novels in Frank Herbert's six-volume Dune Chronicles series. Richard P. Rubinstein comes back on board as executive producer. The sequel will continue the story of the Atreides family and recount the fall of Paul's empire, with the future resting in the hands of Paul's heirs, his twin children."

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FP!!! (-1)

ForeignLanguageTroll (529299) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650191)

Du kannst mich am Arsch lecken!

Re:FP!!! (-1)

October_30th (531777) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650241)

Bestraffe mich!

Re:FP!!! (-1)

ForeignLanguageTroll (529299) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650347)

Bestrafe mich
bestrafe mich
Stroh wird Gold
und Gold wird Stein
deine Grösse macht mich klein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein

Der Herrgott nimmt
der Herrgott gibt

Bestrafe mich
bestrafe mich
du meinst ja
und ich denk nein
schliess mich ein in dein Gebet
bevor der Wind noch kälter weht

Deine Grösse macht mich klein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein

Deine Grösse macht mich klein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein
deine Grösse macht ihn klein
du wirst meine Strafe sein
Der Herrgott nimmt
der Herrgott gibt
doch gibt er nur dem
den er auch liebt
bestrafe mich

What's up with Adequacy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650450)

Huh?

French Toast! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650193)

The AC Avenger strikes again!!!!

Better news than the novels (5, Funny)

Christopher B. Brown (1267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650201)

If the folks working on this include those that worked on the previous miniseries, this would be not horrible news.

The previous miniseries suffered from the problem that they kept forgetting that Dune was a desert; hopefully enough fans can remind them of that fact that it might not be such a problem this time.

And hopefully the miniseries will be better than the "Dune: House X" series (for the assortment of values of X).

Re:Better news than the novels (2)

Exmet Paff Daxx (535601) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650362)

The previous miniseries suffered from the problem that they kept forgetting that Dune was a desert; hopefully enough fans can remind them of that fact that it might not be such a problem this time.


I agree; factual inaccuracies are the Plague of the Dune spinoffs. I hope, at least, that they get the design of the Weirding Modules directly from the book this time. The implementation in the movie was... well... let's just say "sub optimal at best" to keep from starting a flame war.

My fear is they will attempt to change the landscape of Herbert's vision: new "houses", new races, new rules. Much like Enterprise has created a bunch of super-evil aliens never seen in the future (complete with a Time Travelling version of Wesley Crusher), I could see the sequel inventing things that wouldn't jibe with the original "Universe" at all.

Oh well, guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Re:Better news than the novels (3, Informative)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650409)

I hope, at least, that they get the design of the Weirding Modules directly from the book this time.

There ARE NO FUCKING WIERDING MODULES IN THE BOOK!!!!!

Re:Better news than the novels (0, Troll)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650601)

There ARE NO ****ING WIERDING MODULES IN THE BOOK!!!!!

You are correct, but only inadvertently. Because you spelled Weirding [dictionary.com] incorrectly, you have caused your statement to be correct. There were, in fact, Weirding modules in the book.

I'm not sure which is worse, your ALL CAPS shouting, the profanity, the misspelling, or the factual inaccuracy. Either way, it's all good, there's no reason to be fighting over details.

Dune is a great book and a delightful "Universe", no matter what kind of module is used. (-:

Re:Better news than the novels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650665)

You fucking moron. Go read Dune. Quote to me a passage which contains the phrase "Weirding module". THERE IS NONE!!!

Thank you.

Re:Better news than the novels (2, Informative)

Gaijin42 (317411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650674)

No, there were not wierding modules in the book.

The "wierding way" was the kick ass kung-fu pranha-bindu shit the Bene Geserit did, sometimes with the voice added in.

Stilgar refers to the wierding way after Jessica kicks his ass when Paul and Jessica escape, and they had no funky equipment with them at that point.

The whole modules, and muadd'ib being a "killing word" was totally made up for the movie

Re:Better news than the novels (1)

arkanes (521690) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650700)

There are NO Wierding Modules in the book. Theres the Wierding Way, which is the Fremen name for the martial arts/internal control taught by the Bene Gesserit.
"Wierding Modules" were David Lynch's hack to try to make an totally interior ability something he could show in a film.

Re:Better news than the novels (1)

JesseL (107722) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650718)

I've read the complete series about a dozen times and I don't remeber any weirding or wierding modules. As far as I can tell the weirding modules in the original film were completly fabricated by David Lynch. The Weirding Way was the mental and physical discipline, created and used by the Bene Gesserit, and taught to the Fremen by Jessica and Paul.

If you actually read the definition you linked, you will see where the name comes from.

Re:Better news than the novels (1)

garyrich (30652) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650728)

The lame Weirding modules were the worst thing in the movie to me. What a lazy excuse to blow off most of the most interesting philosophical subtext in the book.

My wife insists that the "Paul and Chani's love grew" and jump cut to 3 years later was even more lame. But sorta explains why they start the film with a 20 year old Paul (he's supposed to be about 13 in most of the book).

garyr

Re:Better news than the novels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650614)

I've been moderating comments in story, so I have to post anonymously.

I actually thought the miniseries pretty much got everything about as wrong as it could be. The exception being that the names of the characters were the same.

Maybe if they had changed the names, and didn't call it Dune, it might have been okay.

Stilgar looked and acted about as wise as a high school janitor. Or maybe not quite that wise. The Bene Geserit were ridiculous. It all pretty much sucked.

Now, while i did like the movie better, that is probably because I saw the movie before I read any of the books. After having read all of the frank herbert books, most more than once, I can see why some people didn't like the movie ( the movie's invention of weirding modules for one thing). But the movie is alright on it's own.

I think david lynch captured the essence of the book quite well, even with such changes as weirding modules.

The books are really quite impressive in their depth. I'm able to read these books over and over and still glean more insight from them. The only other books that I've been able to re-read like this are tolkien's.

While I think tolkien's books are better by some margin, the dune series is, for the most part, not far behind.

--scott

score 4? give me a friggin break (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650664)

if that is insight then
, well, then slashdot is pathetic.

ps. that was a good series, you are just a clueless luser who doesnt know how
to watch tv. lol.

Please NO! (0)

Omega Prime (265024) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650204)

All I can say is I hope beyond hope, this mini series is better than the last. More along the lines of the movie.

Having read the book and watch both the mini series and the movie, I perfer the latter.

The Movie (4, Insightful)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650636)

I read the book, in the week prior to the movie coming out (what, 1985?) and was stunned at how incomprehensible the film was. Ok, it's really an epic tale told in probably 120 min. or so of film and like the recent Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone, much was left out or the film would have been 8 hours, if not longer. Sacrifices have to be made, but I'll probably never alot another couple hours of my life to see Dune the movie again.

Now, if anyone is interested in seeing a really fun film, go find Amelie [amelie-themovie.com]. Also, film noir with some chuckles, Novocaine (w/Steve Martin) Both worth seeing a second time. Hopefully LOTR will not disappoint, after all the hype.

Irish girls (-1)

October_30th (531777) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650205)

I went to Ireland last summer. Wish I had had luck with those pretty Irish girls...

Goddamn that accent makes me hot!

No movie to compare to (2, Flamebait)

TwoStep (36482) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650208)

What are all the whiners going to do? It wouldn't be Dune without cries of, "The movie was better!"

On a more serious note, I wonder how well the rest of the books will translate. I thought they were a lot less "action-packed" than the first book, which is saying a lot.

Twostep

Re:No movie to compare to (3, Interesting)

Pope (17780) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650282)

As long as they don't get all ambitious and do "God Emperor of Dune" I'll be happy! Oh, lord, that was a torturous read. "Chapterhouse" made up for it IMO. I know that's an unpopular opinion, but I really enjoyed that final book, especially when it was the final book! :)

I know a lot of people who start reading the Dune series and get lost after Children of Dune. I tell them to keep going, but always warn them of that darn 4th one.

As for the new series, I think it's cool, but I just couldn't get into the 6 hour "Dune" mini-series. I kept thinking after watching the first part "Hey, if I had just watched Lynch's version, it'd be over and I could go to bed." I also was very put off by the fairly obvious compositing when Paul was in the desert with his mom. It just screamed "We're in a movie studio!"

Re:No movie to compare to (1)

junkgrep (266550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650497)

Yeah, I was surprised too: Sci Fi has done better compositing before, and I thought they'd at least do as good a job as they normally can. But they got the lighting wrong on the "real" parts, for one thing, which made the backgrounds seem jarring, as if it was being illuminated by a different source.

Re:No movie to compare to (3, Informative)

jspey (183976) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650551)

"God Emperor of Dune! was the best one. The whole point of the first three books, besides telling a story was to set up book 4. The series wouldn't have been as good as it was if it wasn't for the ideas he put forth in book four and carried out through the last two. He really goes out of his way to drive home both the advances and the risks of all the exploration that gets done after "God Emperor".

Mr. Spey

Re:No movie to compare to (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650597)

God Emperor was by far my favourite. The many Duncans (who still served only the old House Atreides), the rule of Leto II, the Fish Speakers, the commercialization of the Fremen and finally the destruction of Leto II.

Chapterhouse was good too. "Super" Miles Teg and the revealing of the true Kwisatz Haderach, Duncan Idaho.

Re:No movie to compare to (2)

Gaijin42 (317411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650658)

I really get the impression tha chapterhouse wasn't supposed to be the last book. They introduce new chars, and don't do anything with them. They give Teg new powers, and don't do anything with them etc.

I suppose it could be just bad writing tho. There were several huge plot mistakes in this book.
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

A) Teg's Ghola was supposed to be imprinted, but they dicided not to. Instead they sent him to the sheena, who was basically an imprinter. The whole convolutions involved were not neccissary. They could've let lucilla do her job to begin with

B) The battle against the honored matres was pointless. They had the whole battle, in the end the Bene Geserit lose, and Murbella lands on and dukes it out with the spider queen. She wins, the two groups merge.

They could've just sent murbella to kick her ass to begin with. Murbella didn't have any fear of not being accepted.

C) What is up with the farmer gholas in the net that Teg can see? They had 0 purpose in the story. If there were later books, then this would be a decent intro. But not the way they set it up.

D) They sent Duncan off into space, but no resolution to his char.

E) More exist, but I cant think of em right now.

guess slashdot have to get a fucking brain (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650689)

FUCK THE MOTHERFUCkING MATRIX
JOHN WOO IS AN INFANTILE MORON
you are morons for caring about kung fu movies.
you are absolute twist for caring about the matrix.

go get a fucking brain you clueless brainwashed morons.

the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650212)

I are a pound of cheeze-curls last night. I was rewarded with a bright ornage turd. It took a bit of pushing but it came out in one massive plop. It was without form and stunk like cheese. It made a pyramid of poop in the toilet. It flushed down, but parts of it stuck to the bowl. I rate this turd as a 7.

This report is a customer report as requested by one of my fans. If you take the time to email me a request, I will consider eating what you want me to eat. I will report on the resulting turd. Enjoy!

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (In French) (-1)

ForeignLanguageTroll (529299) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650284)

Je voudrais personnellement pour que vous mangiez le carburator d'un Buick 1965. Veuillez nous informer au cours d'une période courte quant au résultat de ce d'expérience si vous constatez que pour être impossible, mon autre demande est que vous mangez un cadre entier de de livres de club de livre d'Oprah Winfrey

Merci le plus vigoureusement de votre temps.

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (In French) (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650375)

Désolé, mais des demandes doit être pour les éléments comestibles. Le carburator d'un Buick 1965 n'est pas comestible. le club entier de livre d'Oprah Winfrey n'est pas même lisible, beaucoup moins comestible. Althought, celui expliquerait pourquoi elle est un morceau fucking si en graisse de graisse de porc.

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (In French) (-1)

ForeignLanguageTroll (529299) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650667)

Votre poteau m'a fait rire avec des quantités élevées d'énergie et de puissance. Je fais des excuses pour soumettre des demandes pour les choses qui ne sont pas comestibles. Vous devez admettre cependant, il seriez plutôt fascinant pour voir quel effet vos deux points ont eu sur le matériel des véhicules à moteur. Est-ce que de toute façon, je puis demander que vous mangez un grand champ de cablage à couches multiples de Burritos de votre Chi-Chis plus proche? L'un ou l'autre qui ou une bouteille entière de ketchup de Heinz. Si vous choisissez le ketchup, vous pouvez choisir la couleur pour utiliser.

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (In French) (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650709)

Je ne pense pas que mes deux points seraient heureux après dépassement des vannes papillon d'un carb de quatre barils. Je pense que j'essayerai au ketchup de Heinz. ils ont la couleur pourpre à la mémoire vers le haut de la rue. Je la mangerai avec des fritures et ferai un rapport à vous demain.

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (In French) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650570)

Mon aeroglisseur est plein d'anguilles.

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650447)

I had some fajitas this weekend with tons of hot sauce and had some real burn from my dumps yesterday afternoon.

I ate at that fondue place a while back and had some real sliders. I sometimes think it is not the food as much as the person - my old roommate could eat perfectly normal food but he almost always had explosive feces. His toilet literally had crap all under the top of the rim.

I was always too afraid to ask how it got there - was it reflecting off the bottom? Could his explosive crap be traveling at a greater than 90 degree angle from his ass? I guess it is better that remains a mystery.

Re:the Turd Report 12/03/2001 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650594)

fascinating results... thanks for prioritizing this request. The boys here in the lab will immediately begin entering this data into our database to improve our cheese-doodle digestion simulation software.

Very subtle propaganda (1, Insightful)

typical geek (261980) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650218)

Most knowledgeable science fiction readers are wll aware that the Dune series is really an allegory for Islam, with spice = oil.


I find the timing of this film to be very suspicious. In a nutshell, Dune Messiah deals with corruption in the upper levels of Fremen heirarchy, while Children of Dune deals with how Paul Atreids children sieze control of the Interstellar empire.


If you assume the Bin Laden family = Fremen, and Osama = Leto II, it gets very interesting indeed. I wonder how this will be changed to make the message acceptable for western civilization?

I hope that was a troll... (1)

chrome koran (177357) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650324)

I find the timing of this film to be very suspicious.

Oh, yeah. Let's see they made the first movie last year and got better ratings for it than anything they've ever aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. Ummmm...perhaps the fact that they are in business to make money, and they do that by selling advertising, which is driven by ratings would have something to do with it?

Why look for a complicated conspiracy theory when the facts of the matter point to a very simple explanation. I won't even go into the fact that your analogy is ridiculous...

You can do the same thing with "The One" (1)

xeeno (313431) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650357)

Bad Jet Li = Osama and Good Jet Li = the US Military.

It's a frightening correlation - except the whole part about time travel. And the part with the two guys chasing the Bad Jet Li. In any event, it's clearly very suspicious.

Most knowledgeable people are aware that Jet Li is from China, which is very close to the Middle East. And most Chinese food involves oil and vegetables, and everyone knows that the Middle East has oil and Muslims can't eat pork.

Ohhh Baby... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650371)

Fuck me HARDER oh yes in my ass, it feels SOOOO GOOODDDD

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Re:Very subtle propaganda (2, Insightful)

Violet Null (452694) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650374)

Not to dispute the whole Fremen == Islam && spice == oil bit, but the whole business with Osama shows an example of how...

1) A sci-fi writer can predict events decades in the future, and weave them into their novels, or...

2) The human mind is capable of finding coincidences in the darnedest places.

Re:Very subtle propaganda (1)

yellowjacket03 (470997) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650574)

Actually, the Fremen draw more close comparisions with Judaism than Islam. Although there is plenty of seemingly Muslim influence thrown in (jihad, etc.).

or consider Star Wars... (1)

cosmo7 (325616) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650496)

taliban in toyotas = rebels in landspeeders
bin laden = ben kenobi
fundamentalism = the force
F22 = TIE fighter
aircraft carrier = star destroyer
WTC = death star
suicidal pilots = luke skywalker
predator UAV = imperial probe droid
terrorists sneaking through airports = "these are not the droids you're looking for"
america strikes back = the empire strikes back

i don't think terrorists are heroes - i live in manhattan for christ's sake - but the parallels are scary.

Moby Dick (2, Funny)

jabber01 (225154) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650591)

Bwaaahaahaa!!!

And of course Moby Dick is really a metaphorical foretelling of Operation Eternal Snipe-Hunt, where the Whale symbolizes Al Qaeda, Captain Ahab is obviously G.W. Bush and his cabinet. The loss of Ahab's leg is the destruction of the Twin Towers, and the Maori warrior is allegorical of the 'Global Coalition' bent on destroying the White Whale.. Arrgh! Matey!!

Then there's the crew, all of whom have different motivations for setting out on the hunt, and whose resolve waivers and falters at different times during the crusade..

Also, Moby Dick is a cautionary tale that the US government should reread, seeing as blindly following a demented leader is sure to kill everyone except the commentator, Ishmael..

Ishmael, Israel, what's the difference? It is clear that the US is doomed to failure in this enterprise, and Israel will rise out of the ashes of the Middle East - and we are beginning to see this happen as we speak..

Well, but what about the anthrax, you ask.. I'm glad you asked.. The appropriate parallel on the high seas is scurvy.. Yes, the lack of vitamin C which causes one's teeth to fall out is an appropriate symbol for the anthrax scare which has driven the US Government out of it's very offices, rendering the law making process virtually toothless..

Damn!! I'm on a roll!! My English Lit teacher would be so proud.. I should post this to www.adequacy.org.. They'd like it there. ;)

messiah probably cut to 10 minutes (4, Insightful)

garyrich (30652) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650219)

The book is 90% interior dialog. A lot of it is actually important to the overall Dune world though. I wonder how they will handle that? Probably ignore it. Children of Dune is far more filmable, so I imagine that's where they will spend screen time.

garyr

Re:messiah probably cut to 10 minutes (2)

Xzzy (111297) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650431)

Just do what they did in the first movie (the one with patrick stewart).. have the actors head into a sound room, record some lines, then crank the reverb up to eleven.

..ugh. :)

Dune is a set of books that should never have been put to a screenplay. Too much of what makes the books so grand is lost. Considering the first book is by far the most action packed of all six, and how badly they botched the movie for it, you really gotta fear what the sequels will be like. It'll be like High Fidelity, except with more talking, and it'll all be in reverb mode.

That first movie scarred me so badly I never let myself watch any of the other Dune releases.

Re:messiah probably cut to 10 minutes (4, Interesting)

garyrich (30652) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650683)

I seem to recall that the mini-series people set themselves a "no voiceovers" rule for the 1st mini-series. That went too far.

A lot of the voiceovers in the Lynch/Smithee movie were the meta-text that started most chapters. I don't mind those, they fill in lots of misc info and set the tone that you are reading an account of ancient history (from the narration perspective) and seem to imply that some of the book text itself may be seen through the cracked glass of history.

I remember when the mini-series came out at least one reviewer said that Dune was going to be like Macbeth or Hamlet in that it would be redone every generation with a different perspective.

garyr

Dune rock solid (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650233)

I wonder if they will be faithful to the book. Although the miniseries was, the movie was horrible. I actually watch the movie, I never knew that patrick stewart was in that. Ever time he spoke I thought he was going to say number one

Re:Dune rock solid (1)

jmauro (32523) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650340)

The miniseries was more off from the book than the movie. It started off so well and then just took a left turn somewhere near Fresno. Never really recovered.

At last (2)

spongman (182339) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650236)

This is great news. I hope that he'll get a chance to faithfully reproduce the whole series on-screen. I can't wait for Leto's transformation. The execs at Sci-fi get my vote - I'll be buying this one on DVD...

Re:At last (1)

junkgrep (266550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650521)

----I can't wait for Leto's transformation.----

I dunno, i got a little tired of the whole "morphing" effect a long time ago, and unless they can do better (like doing morphing SLOWLY, over characters moving in realtime), I think that's all we'll see.

Re:At last (2)

spongman (182339) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650656)

i agree, in the books he 'morphed' over quite a long period of time although the initial sandtrout(?) experience was pretty quick. i suspect they'll be relying heavily on makeup/prosthetics to make the transform to Shai-Hulud realistic. Either that or they'll compress the whole thing into some crappy 'cut-scene' type segway.

And now the prophecy. One will come. The voice from the outer world bringing the holy war: Jihad! Which will cleanse the universe and bring us out of darkness.

It wouldn't surprise me... (2)

bravehamster (44836) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650246)

if in light of recent events, many of the Islamic references from these 2 books were removed or reduced. Galactic Jihad, anyone? One thing's for sure--it's gonna take a while before Hollywood grows back the balls they had cut off on 9/11.

Re:It wouldn't surprise me... (1)

scaramush (472955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650485)

Hollywood had balls before 9/11?

I know we're talking about a scifi production, but what alternate universe are you living in? ;)

hollywood has never had any balls. except once. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650721)

'a gentlemans agreement'. most people fought it being made.
the people who made it got all the academy awards though.
ps it was about anti-jewism in america. hmhmhm

but let me tell you what, if you have seen even one movie by
lena wertmuller, a european woman director, oh my god.
she has more balls in her little pinky than i have seen in 15 years of watching american movies.
go see 'love and anarchy' or 'seven beauties'. jesus christ,
a few minutes of her movies will blow you away and you will never forget it,
forever imprinted on your soul. .. well it happened to me anyways.
she has balls.
IFC has balls for showing her movies,
independent film has balls.

hollywood has balls, but only to make money
and tell everything else in life 'fuck you'.
i suppose that takes a certain sort of balls,
or is it a certain sort of cowardice?

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A long cult classic... (2)

purduephotog (218304) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650254)

Re-watched the remake Dune last weekend. Forgot how bad the Special Effects were ;) Nothing like the slow, blocky shields...

I'm hoping that this can be slightly more interesting... less inner monologue... but if you haven't read any of the books I simply don't see how it will be successfull.

Am I the only one.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650259)

... who got goosebumps reading the article?

goatse.cx (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650335)

What a flaming fagget. Go fuck your mom or something you useless sack of shit.

It's going to be lame if... (1)

Renraku (518261) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650273)

...one of the movies includes such things as imps, cacodemons, cyber demon lords, and lost souls.

miniseries (2, Informative)

yellowjacket03 (470997) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650276)

The big problem with the miniseries was that the actor playing Gurney Halleck was absolutely horrible. I guess it's partly because I can't see anyone but Patrick Stewart as him(one of the only redeeming features of David Lynch's debacle). At no time during the series, did I believe that he was an elite fighter of any kind.

Also, neither the movie or the miniseries did Duncan Idaho justice. In the novels, he's a badass but he doesn't even do anything in the miniseries. Richard Jordan was just too old to play him in the original movie. The actor portraying him in the miniseries just wasn't given enough screen time.

Re:miniseries (1)

EccentricAnomaly (451326) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650582)

Also, neither the movie or the miniseries did Duncan Idaho justice. In the novels, he's a badass but he doesn't even do anything in the miniseries.

We'll just have to see how the zombie Duncan does in the new mini-series.

Re:miniseries (1)

jasonbw (326067) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650620)

If they bring him back. I dont know if they can scrape enough dna off the rocks to grow one....

I still can't believe they bombed him. The scene in the book could have been filmed easily (so much of the action was off-camera)

moo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650291)

fart!

ok :) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650294)

i will make sure i miss every episode. later

Seriously Though (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650313)

Dune was fucking gay.

Now, back to jacking off to hentai.

Get some priorities people! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650316)

A typical geek just like you and I is being investigated by the Secret Service, for a comment he made on a discussion forum, the US is entering one of its most repressive eras in history... and you people have the gall to be discussing a fucking TV miniseries?

The thousands of political prisoners that are sure to be taken in the next few years really don't give a damn about any of the ways you are "getting on with your lives".

Pathetic.

I'll watch it... (5, Funny)

Washizu (220337) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650318)

if they get back the girl who played Chani. Double her pay!

Re:I'll watch it... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650464)

Or that super-sexy guy that is on star TREK
snort...snort, hes so sexy. oooh yes.

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Weirding Modules (0, Troll)

Patrick McRotch (314811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650323)

I was alarmed by some of the omissions in the previous Sci-Fi Channel mini-series. Among other things, they made no mention of weirding modules, which I thought were integral to the story. I hope this series be more faithful to the book it's based on.

Re:Weirding Modules (2)

Stavr0 (35032) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650377)

Weirding Modules??? That was only in Lynch's Dune. Weirding Ways is supposed to be the martial art of Fremen.

Re:Weirding Modules (2, Informative)

mo26101 (518770) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650407)

Actuall, the weirding way is the freeman word for the martial arts for the Benie Geserit (sp?), which, of cource, Jessica and Paul teach them.

Re:Weirding Modules (0)

aakin (126692) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650384)

Uhm... wierding modules weren't in the book. They
were made up for the first movie.

Re:Weirding Modules (2, Interesting)

corinath (30865) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650489)

The weirding modules were never in the books as I recall. The miniseries was more accurate concerning the weirding way as compared to the original movie. I think that it is a concept that is very hard to get accrossed in a movie, where the audience will often lack the background information that can be given in a book.

In the book, the weirding way is mroe focused on the nerves and muscles of the body to allow a person much more precise control of their body. It always seems to me that the weirding way is simply an extension on Bene Gesserit Prana Bindu training that focuses on combat.

While the miniseries di have its faults, this is one part that they got much more correct than did the original movie.

The thousand sons of Duncan Idaho (2)

imrdkl (302224) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650327)

Probably reduced to two or three. But Ix. I want to see Ix.

Re:The thousand sons of Duncan Idaho (1)

msm1th (68753) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650454)

But Ix. I want to see Ix.

Me too. But given the utter crappiness of the first mini-series, they'll get it wrong.

Prague (2)

Syberghost (10557) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650370)

Wow, it's great to see a project like this in a small town like Prague, Oklahoma [pragueok.org]!

Oh Yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650422)

Har Har Har.

SHUT THE FUCK UP COCK-GOBBLER.

Dumbass karma wh0re. You think you're cool? Or sexy? FUCK NO. I'm fucking your mom right now OH YEEESS UGH UGH

Oh man, I'm coming on her - ahhhhhhhh
Goddamn jackass.

Spoilers (2)

Plutor (2994) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650392)

It's good to see that Slashdot's efficiency of ruining endings has not fallen. Granted, many people may have read the books, but some have not. Anyone want to ruin the end of Cryptonomicon before I'm done?

Re:Spoilers (1)

watchmaker1 (540289) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650511)

Yes. The ending to Cryptonomicon occurs about 90 pages after the book runs out of paper. Like all of Stephenson's books, he writes good prose and then ends the book by flipping a switch, leaving most of the questions unanswered.

Re:Spoilers (2)

foobar104 (206452) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650571)

(Topic? What topic?)

Actually, I really liked the ending of Cryptonomicon. The last three pages move incredibly fast (in my hardcover ed.) have no dialogue, and in my head this translated into a sort of fugue, a lot like the ending of Apocalypse Now. Lots of cuts and dramatic music and bad lighting, especially the last couple of paragraphs.

Then again, that may just be me.

Re:Spoilers (0)

rmgrotkierii (190011) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650638)

That gives him a chance to make more money of the sucke^H^H^H^H^Hreaders who read his novels. Hehe. I haven't read any of his novels btw. But I've noticed that with other authors (no i can't name any right now) do that to make sure you will read the sequels they mass-produ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hwrite. :) Or am I just plain cynical for my own good?

Re:Spoilers - Cryptonomicon (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650606)

Sure:
After 917 pages of drivel including ~3 pages devoted to the "proper" way to consume a bowl of Cap'n Crunch cereal - Randy et.al get the gold that's buried in the mountain, by shoving in a bunch of fuel, and blowing the whole thing up.

Whoopee. For a book with 3 great subjects: Computers+WWII+Secret Spy Stuff, Cryptonomicon sucked ass out loud.

The only problem is ... (1)

Paolomania (160098) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650416)

... Sci-Fi won't be able to air the rest of the series beyond Children of Dune. CoD is where Dune stops being about knife fights and sandworms and starts being about superhumans and clones running around having kinky sex. God Emperor of Dune and Heretics of Dune will have to be aired on Skinemax. The segue comes when people start gaining superpowers by getting naked with proto-sandworms. That's about this " close to tenticle pr0n, if you ask me.

Dammit! (0)

-martee (191318) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650463)

The sequel will continue the story of the Atreides family and recount the fall of Paul's empire, with the future resting in the hands of Paul's heirs, his twin children."
And I just finished the first book. Thanks for spoiling it :-)

costumer's head on a pike (1)

actionjoe (541015) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650470)

Just as long as they don't do the stupid hat thing again, I'm happy as a clam. Sardukar as evil pastry chefs, indeed!

Slashdot Gives Green Light to Complain About Dune (5, Insightful)

mttlg (174815) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650500)

You just know everyone is going to use this for a "The Movie Sucked!" vs. "The miniseries sucked!" flamefest. Let's just hope these people don't organize into rival houses and fight for control of the world's supply of Dune criticism...

(My take on the whole thing as someone who hasn't gotten around to reading the books (which are sitting with the rest of the classic sci-fi books I haven't read yet) is that things in the movie make more sense after watching the miniseries, and that the miniseries has more emotional depth than the movie. And despite its constant darkness, the movie seems rather upbeat, to the point of silly humor at times, not even counting the screwed up ending. I found the miniseries to be much more subtle, and that made it preferable to the movie for me.)

Re:Slashdot Gives Green Light to Complain About Du (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650632)

How about "The whole fucking Dune franchise" is crap. All decent human beings can agree on that.

Mangling The Story (2, Interesting)

ixo111 (531660) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650546)

Hopefully they won't mangle the story as badly
as they did the first time. Am I the only one
that would like to see producers / screenwriters /
directors *stop* inserting their creative fancies
in to classic works such as Dune or LOTR? ..

And, if anyone out there for the SciFi channel
is reading - please - don't dress the mentats
up as a bishop from a five and dime chess set ..
they really deserve a little more than that,
I think. Tho both attempts at making a movie
from the book (the DeLaurentis and the recent
SciFi) took quite a few liberties with the story,
I think the DeLaurentis productions costume work
was excellent. The SciFi production looked like
nothing so much as a third grader's costume
party.

Blah .. and now they're going to mangle LOTR.

Blah

Blah

Blah

What about after Children of Dune? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2650550)

Will the last three Frank Herbert books be squeezed into a miniseries so that they will have a trilogy?Since I don't know any of the later story could someone tell me if that's possible?Regardless I think this is great.

I hope Jon Kaatz will visit the set! (2, Funny)

junis_al_barek_ash_ (540671) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650600)

Sci-Fi has agreed to shoot some scenes in my bombed village. I send e-mail to studio and they green light the project!!!! Internet is Great! visit http://www.kabulhalud.com for more information! Junis

I've got to protect my IP on "Green Light" (0, Troll)

Green Light (32766) | more than 12 years ago | (#2650604)

Our friends at the Sci Fi Channel have given the Green Light [slashdot.org] to begin production of Children of Dune.

I've got to protect my good name, so I replaced the erroneous link for "Green Light" that was given in the story. My copy (above) gives the real scoop!
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