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Children of Dune 

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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 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Jonathan Bruun ...  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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The saga of Dune is far from over... See more »


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Germany | USA

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English | French

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16 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(3 parts) | (2004) (cut) | (3 episodes) | (Entire series)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Some of the supporting parts are played by actors from Dune (2000), recast into different characters. For example, Korba is played by Karel Dobrý who previously portrayed Dr. Liet Kynes, and Klára Issová, who played Lichna, appeared as a Fremen housemaid in the Atreides palace. 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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Leto: Behold me, family!
[lets out a sandworm's roar]
Leto: I am Leto, Lion of Atreides, returned from the desert to announce Secher Nbiw - The Golden path, to rid humanity of the perversions done in Muad'dib's name and to save it from the abomination know as Alia
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Follows The Secrets of Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) See more »

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Better acting that first miniseries, but such a dense story!
20 March 2003 | by Denver53See 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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