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Children of Dune: :  -- 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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Release Date:
16 March 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Born to rule an empire. Destined to tear it apart. See more »
Plot:
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 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations See more »
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Part 1 (Dune Messiah) was fabulous. See more (70 total) »

Cast

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Alec Newman ... Muad'Dib / ... (3 episodes, 2003)

Julie Cox ... Irulan Corrino-Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)

Ian McNeice ... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2003)

Steven Berkoff ... Stilgar (3 episodes, 2003)

Daniela Amavia ... Alia Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)

James McAvoy ... Leto Atreides II (3 episodes, 2003)

Susan Sarandon ... Princess Wensicia Corrino (3 episodes, 2003)

Edward Atterton ... Duncan Idaho (3 episodes, 2003)

P.H. Moriarty ... Guerney Halleck / ... (3 episodes, 2003)

Alice Krige ... Lady Jessica Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)

Jessica Brooks ... Ghanima Atreides (2 episodes, 2003)

Rik Young ... Javid (2 episodes, 2003)
Jonathan Bruun ... Farad'n Corrino (2 episodes, 2003)
Karel Dobrý ... Korba (2 episodes, 2003)
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Series Directed by
Greg Yaitanes (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Writing credits
John Harrison (3 episodes, 2003)
Frank Herbert (3 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
John Harrison .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2003)
David R. Kappes .... producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Tomas Krejci .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael D. Messina .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Richard P. Rubinstein .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Brian Tyler (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Arthur Reinhart (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
Harry B. Miller III (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Kressel (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Ondrej Nekvasil (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Mateásko (3 episodes, 2003)
Václav Novak (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Marie Raskova (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jan Pistek (3 episodes, 2003)
Theodor Pistek (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup artist: Susan Sarandon (3 episodes, 2003)
Michaela Belíková .... assistant makeup artist: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Kim Collea .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
John Cormican .... special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Mark Coulier .... special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Chris Fitzgerald .... paint designer: leto (3 episodes, 2003)
Václav Frank .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Dana Kohoutova .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Tamara Koubová .... hair stylist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Katerina Kupková .... assistant makeup artist: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist: Susan Sarandon (3 episodes, 2003)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (3 episodes, 2003)
Alena Mareckova .... assistant makeup artist: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Geoffrey Portass .... special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Jaroslav Samal .... chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Katka Vávrová .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Radka Vávrová .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Management
Michal Cerveny .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2003)
David R. Kappes .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Charles Miller .... unit production manager: Prague (3 episodes, 2003)
Lori Slomka .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Pavel Solc .... production manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Pavel Typolt .... unit manager: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew J. Clark .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2003)
Miro Gábor .... second unit director (3 episodes, 2003)
Larry D. Horricks .... first assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Petr Kaderabek .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2003)
Trevor Puckle .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2003)
Philip Seeger .... second assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Michaela Strnadova .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Department
Milan Babik .... propman (3 episodes, 2003)
Roman Bandas .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Stepan Cerveny .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Jaroslav Fiala .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Kafka .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Sasa Kozak .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Miroslav Mraz .... stand-by construction (3 episodes, 2003)
Brandon Peterson .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Dennis Todorovic .... art department coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
Karel Vanásek .... property master (3 episodes, 2003)
Jaromir Vaverka .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2003)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Jane Boegel .... adr editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Tom Bognar .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Colin Chapman .... adr supervisor: London (3 episodes, 2003)
James J. Clinton .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Ryan Darden .... assistant sound editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Russell DeWolf .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Nathan Hankins .... sound editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Michal Holubec .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2003)
Jaroslav Jehlicka .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Scott Kramer .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2003)
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Martin Lonek .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Magill .... adr editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Larry Mann .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Khama Matiti .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2003)
John Morris .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Ralph Osborn .... sound conforming editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Mark Pappas .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Roman Rigo .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2003)
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Chris Winter .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jan Benedikt .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2003)
Cecilia .... special effects (3 episodes, 2003)
Chris Fitzgerald .... sculptor (3 episodes, 2003)
Jim Healy .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Myf Hopkins .... prosthetics creator (3 episodes, 2003)
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses (3 episodes, 2003)
Eduard Kucera .... sand technician (3 episodes, 2003)
Andy Lee .... prosthetics artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Martin Pryca .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
Ondrej Pryca .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2003)
Vladimir Smejkal .... sand technician (3 episodes, 2003)
Rudolf Tudzaroff .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2003)
Kenny Wilson .... model/mold shop supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tony Alderson .... digital animator / digital effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Whitney Scott Bain .... visual effects production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Jim Bandsuh .... visual effects illustrator (3 episodes, 2003)
Gary E. Beach .... assistant visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
R. Edward Black .... digital animator (3 episodes, 2003)
David Blum .... visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Glenn Campbell .... lead visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Phil Carbonaro .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Steve Carpenter .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Ryan Carter .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Ales Dlabac .... inferno artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Linda Drake .... visual effects editor / visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Chris Ervin .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Steven Fagerquist .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Ernest D. Farino .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Steve Fong .... visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Forejt .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Miro Gal .... inferno artist (3 episodes, 2003)
John Gibbons .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Piers Hampton .... project producer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (3 episodes, 2003)
Andrew Harlow .... visual effects animator (3 episodes, 2003)
Adam Hawkey .... digital compositor: iOFilm (3 episodes, 2003)
Edward Helmers .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Brad Herman .... digital crowd programmer: Area 51 (3 episodes, 2003)
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
John Hirota .... visual effects compositor assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Judith Holzman .... visual effects animator (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael F. Hoover .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Adam Howard .... visual effects: Technicolor/Complete Post (3 episodes, 2003)
Barry Howell .... lead visual effects animator (3 episodes, 2003)
Bruce Douglas Johnson .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Maros Kesjar .... digital effects artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Peter Koczera .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects coordinator: Prague (3 episodes, 2003)
Ben Kovar .... concept artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Kevin Kutchaver .... visual effects: HimAnI Productions (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Lloyd .... digital matte artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Robert Loudil .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2003)
Michelle Massie .... visual effects production manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Don Mccoy .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Tim McHugh .... visual effects producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Danny Mudgett .... digital compositor supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Shannon Noble .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Tim Pyle .... cg animator (3 episodes, 2003)
Andrew Romine .... digital artist: Area 51 (3 episodes, 2003)
Brian Smallwood .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist: digital painter (3 episodes, 2003)
Jon Terada .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Pam Vick .... visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor: Prague (3 episodes, 2003)
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2003)
Ken Wilder .... cg animator (3 episodes, 2003)
Chris Zapara .... lead cg animator (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Stunts
Romana Hajkova .... stunts (3 episodes, 2003)

Pavel Bezdek .... assistant stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Petr Drozda .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Zdenek Dvoracek .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rene Hajek .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jiri Horky .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Martin Hub .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jindrich Klaus .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Pavel Kratky .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ladislav Lahoda .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robert Lahoda .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ivan Mares .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Miroslav Navratil .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tomas Peterac .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jaroslav Peterka .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Pavel Vokoun .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Ansbach .... camera operator: video segments (3 episodes, 2003)
Vladimir Bursik .... grip (3 episodes, 2003)
Miro Gábor .... cinematographer: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Daniel Havelka .... grip (3 episodes, 2003)
Jan Hladik .... grip: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Michal Houzvicka .... grip (3 episodes, 2003)
Robert Kodera .... key grip: second unit (3 episodes, 2003)
Václav Kovarík .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2003)
Kacper Lisowski .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2003)
Viktor Lonek .... video assist operator (3 episodes, 2003)
Angel Quiroga .... grip (3 episodes, 2003)
Albrecht Silberberger .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting Department
Nancy Bishop .... casting: Czech Republic (3 episodes, 2003)
Lynn Kressel .... casting: USA (3 episodes, 2003)
Minna Pyyhkala .... casting associate (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zuzana Máchová .... key costumer (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carmelo Casalenuovo .... second assistant editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Andrea Folprecht .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2003)
B.C. Jones .... editing intern (3 episodes, 2003)
William Lorton .... first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Timothy Serda .... on-line assistant editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Sati Tooray .... colorist (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Music Department
Dante Dauz .... scoring assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator (3 episodes, 2003)
Gary Krause .... music editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Dana Niu .... orchestrator (3 episodes, 2003)
Steve Salani .... orchestra producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Brian Tyler .... orchestrator (3 episodes, 2003)
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring engineer (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gabriela Dolenska .... transportation coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
David Adam .... set production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Kerry Andrews .... post-production accountant (3 episodes, 2003)
Emily V. Austin-Bruns .... executive assistant: Richard P. Rubinstein (3 episodes, 2003)
Gavin Barclay .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Vanna Bonta .... additional voices / additional voices: citizen (3 episodes, 2003)
Julie Brown .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Michal Caban .... choreographer (3 episodes, 2003)
Keith Collea .... hdtv supervisor (3 episodes, 2003)
Tricia Deering .... unit publicist (3 episodes, 2003)
Boban Dvorak .... office production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Tereza Horakova .... assistant production coordinator: Prague (3 episodes, 2003)
Lukas Kaplan .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Mike Keller .... assistant production coordinator: New York (3 episodes, 2003)
Marianna Krenova .... stand-in (3 episodes, 2003)
Marija Nikolic .... assistant: David Kappes (3 episodes, 2003)
Desmond Paes .... first assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2003)
Harrison Pierce .... executive assistant: Richard P. Rubinstein (3 episodes, 2003)
Karel Schneiberg .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Marek Sedlarik .... set production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)
Marcela Soldátová .... accounting coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
Devin Sterling .... project manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Jan Svoboda .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Marketa Tom .... assistant to director (3 episodes, 2003)
Aneta Valaskova .... location manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Jana Vesela .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
Zdenek Vrubel .... cashier (3 episodes, 2003)
Dale Wyatt .... dialogue coach (3 episodes, 2003)
 

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Also Known As:
"Frank Herbert's Children of Dune" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
Czech Republic:235 min (3 parts) | Germany:182 min (2004) (cut version) | USA:266 min
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Trivia:
The miniseries includes details borrowed from the original movie Dune (1984) that was released in 1984. These include some of the music, and the fact that the three Harkonnen men are redheads.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jessica's eyes are no longer blue-within-blue, the eyes of the ibad, in Children of Dune, as they were in "Dune" (2000). 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 »
Quotes:
Irulan:[obviously afraid as her stepchildren fly her near three large sandworms] Perhaps a slightly higher altitude would be advisable, Leto.
Leto:Do you know, my father used to love being this close to the ground when he flew?
Irulan:And you, of course, know this intuitively, don't you? Just like how you knew to fly it without any training.
Leto:Don't forget your Bene Gesserit training, step-mother. Fear is the mind killer.
Ghanima:I'm afraid she's about to let it pass through her.
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38 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Part 1 (Dune Messiah) was fabulous., 16 March 2003
Author: Li-1

8.5 out of 10

This review comes for the first part of the Children of Dune miniseries, which is actually the adaptation of Dune Messiah. And after viewing this hour-and-a-half rendition, I must say I'm immensely pleased and impressed. It's every bit as compelling as the Dune miniseries was, and from a technical viewpoint, is actually far superior. The production design, the special effects, the cinematography are all a distinct improvement over both the original miniseries and the David Lynch disaster.

The story picks up twelve years after the conclusion of Dune; war continues to ravage the galaxy, Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides (Alec Newman) is now seen as something of a curse by the people, as his name is now associated with bloodshed and violence. Conspiracies grow around him, his life is threatened at every turn. At the heart of it is Princess Wensicia (Susan Sarandon), daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV and sister of Irulan (Julie Cox). Her plans include preventing a new heir on the Atreides throne, sending a ghola of Duncan Idaho (Edward Atterton) to kill Paul, and to have a giant sandworm captured to begin a new spice cycle. With so many plots, Paul's main concern still centers around Chani (Barbara Kodetova) and her accelerating pregnancy.

Children of Dune's biggest asset is its talented cast. Alec Newman, who was very good in the original, has matured the past three years, his performance as Paul Atreides is excellent. Those who had doubts about him before will have them silenced with his great performance here. Daniela Amavia makes for a spirited and appealing Alia, Edward Atterton is definitely superior to James Watson in the role of Duncan Idaho, and Julie Cox is terrific and sympathetic as the conflicted Princess Irulan. Steven Berkoff, Barbara Kodetova, Alice Krige, and P.H. Moriarty are solid in their roles, with Kodetova showing improvement over the last miniseries.

Children of Dune's compelling plot is executed with precision by director Greg Yaitanes, who does a bang-up job over his predecessor, John Harrison. As a matter of fact, though Dune Messiah's story is naturally a bit weaker than Dune's, the superb execution here makes it superior to any previous adaptations of Dune (it's at least as good as the terrific miniseries, far better than the horrible Lynch film). The cinematography distinguishes itself with darker colors, while still maintaining the vibrancy the original miniseries had. Brian Tyler's beautiful score is evocative, particularly during a wonderful montage segment of literal birth and death.

The special effects are the best I've ever seen for a made-for-TV sci-fi project. The city and planetscapes are dazzling and the desert bluescreens are convincing, wisely ridding of the painted backgrounds that marred the original. There's an absolutely magnificent, visually breathtaking sequence in which the Space Guild kidnaps a giant worm from the desert, doing so in a rather clever and believable manner. So far, that has been this miniseries' highlight. All this builds to the suspenseful finale, which is a conclusion in its own right and paves the way for the next part of the miniseries. I, for one, cannot wait.

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