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Discussion > Golden Age > DUNE


Nemish (May 23rd, 2002, 4:55 pm)

They are making a new series based on DUNE, and Patrick Stewart is going to be playing a major role as leader of the rebels.

Now THIS is what I consider to be the defining work in Science Fiction today. Star Wars and Star Trek were based on this epic and therefore a lot of other sci-fi. Including the real crappy stuff.

What I'm worried about is the rape of this classic tale by Hollywood. They are notorious for changing plot lines, adding and removing characters, and genuinely ruining the story. I sincerely hope that does not occur here.

anyway, my two cents... ;)


cruise (May 23rd, 2002, 10:11 pm)

So far, I'm impressed with their loyalty to the plot of LotR, so here's hoping they've learnt not to muck with the greats...

Ah...who am I kidding :P

Yes, but.... :)

Semirrahge (May 25th, 2002, 2:32 am)

I've seen the original film, as well as the first hour of the Sci-Fi channel miniseries. I refuse to watch the miniseries because it sucks so bad! /me screams

The first one was not perfect to the story, I will admit, but... At least they kept the semi-mystical feel to it! In the Miniseries it's all super-high tech junk... and it looks like Episode One! And what's with those STUPID housefly Ornithopters? GRR. Give me the old and flawed Dune any day. Besides, Toto's soundtrack was AWESOME!

Anyhow, I've not heard anything on this, Nemish. Can you post some kind of link?

And I agree with you: Dune is one of the all-time greatest works of Sci-Fi. I'm not too afraid of what they'll do to it, because it really can't get worse than the miniseries. :) And remember Stewart was in the original as well.

But, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Nemish (May 25th, 2002, 3:05 pm)

here are some links:

all I can find just now...

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cruise (May 25th, 2002, 9:26 pm)

just for reference...if you wrap links in [ ] 's, they'll automagically become url's...or do you prefer the DA version of just the word link from anything url-esque?

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cruise (May 25th, 2002, 9:27 pm)


"wrap links in square brackets" :P


Semirrahge (May 26th, 2002, 1:39 am)

No, Cruise... The DA way is neat, but I think I still prefer old-skool copy/paste.

And thanks, Nemish


Nemish (May 26th, 2002, 5:32 am)



Hellkeepa (May 30th, 2002, 10:36 pm)


DA way?? Can someone please link me to an example?

Happy fraggin'!


Semirrahge (May 31st, 2002, 3:47 am)

Excuse me? Cruise, do I know this guy? Anyhow, DeviantArt does not show you

Rather, it converts the link to: link and then you can see where it goes when you hover your cursor over it.

Naturally, that does not work here... And if you still want an example, just go to DA and check it out for yourself.


cruise (May 31st, 2002, 9:32 am)

Yeah, I know this guy :P


If any of you guys have "friends" who want to be registered users, mail me the necessary info, and I'll set 'em up.


Hellkeepa (June 8th, 2002, 6:00 pm)


Thanks a lot, I get what you mean Semirrahge: Something quite similar to the [URL] function on most fora. Can't say anything but "I agree", it's very useful for making a post which looks and reads good. ;-)

Happy fraggin'!


Hellkeepa (June 9th, 2002, 12:05 am)


Ehm, sorry about that.. Seems as if I forgot how Cruise likes to code his URI parser code... :-

This is what I mean, minus the whitespaces in the brackets. ;-)

[ url= ]My homepage[/ url ]

/me crosses fingers...

Happy fraggin'!

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