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Old March 19th 03, 20:11   #31
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did anyone notice the SHADAM (SADDAM) and ARAKUS (IRAQ)

references???
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Old March 20th 03, 00:12   #32
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did anyone notice the SHADAM (SADDAM) and ARAKUS (IRAQ)

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Considering that Dune was published in 1965, I think it's a coincidence. And the actually spellings are "Shaddam" (Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV) and "Arrakis".
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Old March 20th 03, 08:29   #33
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you are busting me for spelling errors???

actually, its the coincidence...I was asking about, I wasn't asking when the book was written.

Remind me not to mention the coincidences of 1984 that r happening now...
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Old March 20th 03, 08:59   #34
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Have they introduced the anti-sex league yet?
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Old March 20th 03, 09:23   #35
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You mean the republican party?
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Old March 20th 03, 11:16   #36
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Re: Children of Dune (spoilers)

I loved the first 2 parts of CoD, but was real dissapointed with the third. I can't really figure out why though. It jsut seemed...never to climax. I don't know. Maybe my expectations ruined it, I'll watch it again when I buy the DVD
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Old March 20th 03, 19:51   #38
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Re: Children of Dune (spoilers)

Overall, I thought it was pretty good. However, I wish they did explain more things (strange words, relationships, etc.) because I have never read the books and I didn't feel like re-watching the first mini-series again just to get caught up.

Like you A_Ranger, the third part seemed to drag on forever while the other two came to an end faster than I expected them to.

It was nice to see SciFi produce something with quality! An oxymoron I know. I thought this was a more worthwhile project than Taken which I could only manage to get halfway through.

BTW, I am glad someone mentioned the spoiler issue because I had to stop reading after a while since I had only seen the first part at the time.
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Old March 22nd 03, 15:18   #39
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Re: Children of Dune (spoilers)

I've just finished watching it on tape. (Have trouble staying up till eleven on school nights. ) I think it came off better than the first series, but still seemed kind of dull - lots of wooden acting. And I think the CGI was overused and unconvincing.

But I liked that they merged the two books together as opposed to dragging out the story even further. I never even made it through the first book (!) because of the exhausting attention to detail. The pace was really good on the first two nights. I'm wondering if the series they're planning takes on the rest of the novels ???

And forgive me for being a David Lynch fan, but I always liked the theatrical movie better than that the telemovie. The story may not have been as accurate, but the acting was miles better.
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Old March 23rd 03, 03:44   #40
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I had no problems with the acting in either of the mini-series. I think people's complaints are due to the theatrical style of it. Almost all the main actors were theatrically trained, and the whole style of the mini series was very theatrical. Guess it just doesn't work for some people. Oh well
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