B5TV.COM. Babylon 5 forums Babylon 5 message for the fans from Claudia Christian Babylon 5
Old March 21st 03, 08:51   #1
jnk5y
First One
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 616
Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

I don't have Sci-fi but i have a friend taping the series for me. Is it any good? Without giving anything away was it faithful to the book(s)? I haven't read the book(s) in a while so is the movie easy to follow without remembering much from the books? Thanks for the help
jnk5y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st 03, 22:47   #2
sassy
First One
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3,390
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

it helps if you watch DUNE first.
sassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd 03, 00:04   #3
jnk5y
First One
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 616
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

I've seen and read dune. I saw the old movie as well. Just wanted to hear how the show was without seeing spoilers.
jnk5y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd 03, 10:19   #4
hypatia
First One
 
hypatia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 28,429
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

It was well worth watching. I have not yet seen the last hour or so, but I will watch it tonight or tomorrow.

It was well done, IMHO. Some people say it was slow in the lst 2 hours. But I think it's well worth watching.

I won't say it's the greatest miniseries ever. (Shogun or Roots or Holocaust maybe.) But it is well worth watching.

I liked the actors. The story, of course, is good. The costumes are a little less ridiculous looking compared to the first Dune miniseries.

The navigator looked silly. But that is a very, very minor complaint in what was a very enjoyable miniseries. I look forward to watching the last hour or hour and a half that I missed because it came on so late here (10pm to midnight the day before I left on my trip).
hypatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd 03, 15:24   #5
sassy
First One
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3,390
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

well, what i meant was if u watched dune, and liked it, then u would like CoD
sassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th 03, 18:08   #6
EntilZhaDelenn
First One
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lothlórien
Posts: 1,528
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

I didn't really like it. I don't know. I read Dune and I saw the miniseries, but I just didn't like it. There was something about the way Herbert writes that repels me from the book.
EntilZhaDelenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th 03, 19:17   #7
hypatia
First One
 
hypatia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 28,429
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

I think I like the ambiguity of the story. I hope this isn't spoiling anything, since I am not being specific. But there are some obvious villians and heros at first in the Dune saga. It gets a little blurrier after that, though. It is thought-provoking and I think gives a pretty honest portrayal of what FH was trying to get at with his series.

Of course, anything ever written will have fans and people either neutral to it or detesting it. That's the wonderful diversity of human nature, eh?
hypatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th 03, 22:48   #8
jnk5y
First One
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 616
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

The person in charge of taping the miniseries for me didn't do it. Now i'm stuck trying to download it from the net. Scifi isn't showing it again for some time. Reminds me of what happend with Rangers (had to download that too).
jnk5y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th 03, 23:12   #9
hypatia
First One
 
hypatia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 28,429
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

They power-housed its presentation. They showed the first episode again, for example, on the second night. I think they showed all three on the third night. Then repeated them later (the weekend, maybe?). I still have not seen the last hour or hour and a half or so. It has been a weird and busy two weeks.

All I can say is, it is low-budget, but I think well done. I admit, I would have trouble comparing it to the Lynch movie. The Lynch movie is more intense, I think. But the miniseries (both Dune and Children of Dune) cover a much greater scope.
hypatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th 03, 00:07   #10
kin_of_zathras
First One
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 332
Re: Children of Dune (NO spoilers)

Quote:
There was something about the way Herbert writes that repels me from the book.
I know what u mean. Herbert has got a great imagination but he's not so good at the *writing* aspect. Reading his books is like swimming through treacle...slow and frustrating. That's why I gave up after forcing myself to read through Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.
kin_of_zathras is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©2001 - 2018 B5TV.COM