I totally don't agree. The mini series Paul, Duke Leto, and jessica were much better than the movie characters (the movie Jessica in particular was just bad). I felt like most of the actors in the movie were trying with what they had, but none of them were anywhere near as good as the mini series actors (except Patrick Stewart and Brad Dourif, who I think could have played their parts well with the way they were written in the mini series). The mini series was amazing from beginning to end, and did absolutely everything, from writing to acting to effects, better than the movie. Its one of my favorite live action sci fi things ever. I won't convince you that its good, just like you'll never convince me that the Dune movie is anything more than the worst sci fi adaptation I've ever seen, so I don't want to argue about it. As for I, Robot I thought about reading it. I looked through it, saw that it doesn't actually follow the story of the movie, and then decided against it. It looked like a book I'd have to drop after 20 pages from pure boredom. I'm predisposed against reading "classic" sci fi authors anyway. I don't like a lot of the style of writing of older sci fi books, or just books in general (The LOTR books are about as old as I can read, and even then they're an exception, anthing older than Dune is generally not something I enjoy reading). Authors like Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Issac Asimov, etc are all authors I'm sure were good for their time but I wouldn't read anything they did unless I had no choice. Its just not a type of writing that I feel holds up.