Children of Dune (2003)

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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 Muad'Dib / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Irulan Corrino-Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Stilgar (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Alia Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Leto Atreides II (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Princess Wensicia Corrino (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Duncan Idaho (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Guerney Halleck / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Lady Jessica Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Ghanima Atreides (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Javid (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Farad'n Corrino (2 episodes, 2003)
Karel Dobrý ...
 Korba (2 episodes, 2003)
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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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Born to rule an empire. Destined to tear it apart. See more »


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(3 parts) | (2004) (cut)

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Brian Tyler's music for this miniseries is used regularly in movie trailers, e.g. The Golden Compass (2007), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) or Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). See more »

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Stilgar supposedly slashes Mohiam's throat, but not only does he clearly not touch her at all, his knife is positioned closer to her chest. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: [feeling Leto's sandworm skin, speaking in Fremen language] This is no good!
Leto: [spoken in Fremen language] This is all the good we may ever have.
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Follows Dune (2000) See more »

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Better acting that first miniseries, but such a dense story!
20 March 2003 | by (Denver, Colo.) – See all my reviews

A blizzard and 32 inches of snow is the perfect setting to watch a mini-series that has been taped for later viewing. As a long-time Dune book series fan and an owner of the DVD of the Lynch movie and the first Sc-Fi miniseries, I eagerly awaited Children of Dune.

The good: Excellent musical score (hopefully available on amazon.com); better acting in general, especially Alice Krige as Lady Jessica and the young actor who played Leto, son of Paul; better special effects (incredible sandworms!); and just the fact that Sci-Fi took time and money to prodice this miniseries (though I will never forgive the cancellation of Farscape).

The bad: Susan Sarandon, for an alleged fan of the Dune series, was just terrible, all hammy and goofy like some character out of a 60s sitcom; the actress who played Alia, Paul Atreides sister, was OK but seemed to lack the fire that I always envisioned as Paul's sister went mad; and the story, which was a mixture of the second and third books in the series, was so incredibly dense -- even for a Dune veteran like me -- that I wondered if anyone else could watch the mini-series and even figure out what was going on.

Generally speaking, this was a better production than the first miniseries, but the story was harder to tell. I hope that Sci-Fi carries on and does a third mini-series. I rated Children of Dune an 8.


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