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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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A behind the scenes look at the making of the epic miniseries "Frank Herbert's Dune."

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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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 Farad'n Corrino (2 episodes, 2003)
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 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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Despite the title, only the second and third parts are adapted from the novel "Children of Dune"; the first part is based on "Dune Messiah". See more »

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Jessica's eyes are no longer blue-within-blue, the eyes of the ibad, in Children of Dune, as they were in Dune. Despite the fact she has spent the last several decades on Caladan it is impossible for the eyes to switch back to their normal shade once they have turned. See more »

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Alia: Help me, Mother.
Leto: [sets a knife down in front of Alia] Help yourself.
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One of the Best Sci-Fi Series
5 July 2003 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

I admit being a big fan of the 'Dune' books. I consider them being a masterpiece, not only of the science-fiction genre, but of the world literature as a whole. Yes, nothing less. I am a books lover, and I have read very few books reaching this level of complexity and with such a philosophical depth when reflecting what the faith of mankind will be in the future. Reflections on democracy and dictatorship, ecological balance, holy wars, genetics, love, you find them all melted at high artistic temperature.

Having revealed this, any film inspired by 'Dune' must reach a high stake for me to like it. A great director as David Lynch already tried his forces, with good (but not perfect) results. The current series, inspired by the second and third books in the series are very faithful to the original. Certainly the books are that powerful, so people who did not read them may find some details obscure, or some conflict details un-explained. Well, my only advice - go and read the books! You will not regret.

'Dune' is golden material for mini-series, but also puts some serious technical challenges. The team who realized 'Children of Dune' met them well for most of the time. Some of the effects look Disney-like, and this is the only big minus I found in this film. Otherwise, a very good cast does a wonderful job in re-creating Herbert's world of characters. The action has logic, and each of the third parts is well driven from a tension point of view.

I hope that more is coming. If they approach the fourth book, that one has even more challenges, as Frank Herbert's fantasy got even wilder, in what I think was one of the best books in the series. In any case, 'Children of Dune' is memorable, and gets a 9/10 on my personal scale.


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