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Old July 8 2014, 06:40 AM   #91
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Re: Dune: The TV series

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Em..... no.
Em..... yes.
And I think that wraps this thread up. Thank you all for playing the parts of speech game
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Old July 8 2014, 08:07 AM   #92
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The popularity (or lack thereof) of the books isn't the point. The fact is the prequel novels are very badly written and the Bularian Jihad ones are the worst of the bunch. The material is underdeveloped, hackneyed, devoid of any of the subtlety or undertones present in Herbert Senior's work and is just plain awful. Not what I'd call a good basis for a TV show.

The ONLY way it'd be any good is if a new writer were allowed to basically start from scratch and even then it's unlikely they'll be able to live up to Herbert's legacy.
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Old July 8 2014, 10:05 AM   #93
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The popularity (or lack thereof) of the books isn't the point. The fact is the prequel novels are very badly written and the Bularian Jihad ones are the worst of the bunch. The material is underdeveloped, hackneyed, devoid of any of the subtlety or undertones present in Herbert Senior's work and is just plain awful. Not what I'd call a good basis for a TV show.

The ONLY way it'd be any good is if a new writer were allowed to basically start from scratch and even then it's unlikely they'll be able to live up to Herbert's legacy.
Well said, Reverend.
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Old July 9 2014, 12:08 AM   #94
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On a related note, the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, about the failed attempt to bring Dune to the screen in the 70's, came out on disc today and I just got done watching it. Alejandro Jodorowsky certainly is an oddball, but damn if he isn't passionate about his work! I'd definitely recommend it to all my fellow Dune fans here.
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Old July 9 2014, 12:59 AM   #95
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On a related note, the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, about the failed attempt to bring Dune to the screen in the 70's, came out on disc today and I just got done watching it. Alejandro Jodorowsky certainly is an oddball, but damn if he isn't passionate about his work! I'd definitely recommend it to all my fellow Dune fans here.
I fully intend to watch it one day.
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Old July 9 2014, 02:09 AM   #96
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^ Limiting the topic is exclusionary as it precludes anyone who has never read the 'old-school' Dune stuff but might have read the newer books from participating.
I honestly didn't even think these kind of people existed before you wrote this post. I just started the Dune books a couple years ago, and I started with the original. I just assumed everybody did that.
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Old July 9 2014, 01:05 PM   #97
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Ditto.

They're going to get a bit of a culture/literary shock when they get to the originals
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Old July 9 2014, 05:29 PM   #98
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Yeah, anyone who feels left out of the conversation because they haven't read the original books, should really go away and read the original books. That way, they get to see the difference between a masterpiece and trashy schlock AND they get to join in the conversation. Win win!

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Old July 10 2014, 05:40 AM   #99
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Yeah, anyone who feels left out of the conversation because they haven't read the original books, should really go away and read the original books. That way, they get to see the difference between a masterpiece and trashy schlock AND they get to join in the conversation. Win win!
The first one is still my favorite. Hands down, the most interesting book in the series.
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Old July 22 2014, 03:58 PM   #100
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I think before anyone decides to read Dune, they should watch this. It's a great Primer on the book and will give the reader needed insight to make understanding the book easier.

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Old July 22 2014, 08:23 PM   #101
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That was pretty good. I've never seen it before.
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Old July 22 2014, 09:54 PM   #102
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I don't know, it took me three attempt to get through Dune the first time (I had reading difficulties as a young man.) Now I've since read it like four more times over the years, but that first time felt like a right of passage and those subsequent readthroughs enabled me to really digest a lot of what's going on between the lines. So I'm not sure if I would recommend someone basically check out the cliff notes first.

This is just me, but I'd say if someone has an interest, then they'll persevere. If not, then they won't, regardless of they know ahead of time. Hell, all I needed to get me started was watching the David Lynch film--which also took me several attempts to get through the whole thing!
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