View Full Version : Dune Saga on Sci-Fi Channel
12-05-2000, 12:10 AM
I was just wondering if anyone else has been watching the dune mini series on the sci-fi channel. I am a big fan of the books and the original movie, so I decided to watch it. Thus far, I have found this mini-series to be interesting yet irritating. I find that a lot of the scenes that I really emjoyed in the first movie, have been completely corrupted or removed totally. The only improvement on the original movie is that it is more true to the book and the special effects are better.
What are other peoples opinions, if any? or am I the only person who watched this mini-series.
Review: http://scifi.ign.com/tv/5840.html scifi.ign.com also found both the movie and the mini series to be good each in its own way.
[Edited by sbp on 12-05-2000 at 05:16 AM]
12-05-2000, 08:44 AM
I'm watching it and I'm liking it!
12-05-2000, 11:03 AM
well, I've never read the book... but, it seems to have been produced on a low budget. Watch the camaras when they move. The have a slight shake/wobble to them, kinda like the tracks they're running on aren't smooth.
It seems that the storyline is not blended together well. I think they could have left out some parts and shown more of other parts. i.e. the battle in the first part... the show about 3 - 5 secs. of people getting blown away and expect you to believe that the whole house was taken over.
don't get me wrong though - it's fun to watch.
12-05-2000, 11:36 PM
Well the mini-series finally finished tonight, and I find that although overall enjoyable, it lacked a lot of the aspects of the original film which made it, in my mind Dune. The fight scenes in the mini-series were much gorier and focused less on the cinematic aspect of the shot. Its been a long time since I read the book, which means its time to dust it off again when I have a spare moment or two, as I barely remembered the fact that the two houses had a blood relation. I think my final verdict would be a C- for the miniseries, when compared with the original movie. The new special effects didnt really add that much to the remake, and certain aspects which were originally focused on, such as the origin of Mohadib as a name, were changed for the worse. once again, I would like to know what other peoples final impression was.
12-06-2000, 07:35 AM
I'd have to give it a big Feh. It was ok, bad f/x in my opinion, and I wish I could mix and match actors from the first movie. It was truer to the book, except I don't recall Paul's sister being English, it did make her truly scary.
Dune is one of those books that I think is too hard to make into a truly great film, without sacrifice somewhere. Too much of Dune takes place inside Paul's head, and that's really hard to convey on film.
I do hope they end up doing the whole cycle though, or at least through Children of Dune, anyway.
12-06-2000, 09:03 AM
I read part of the book and watched the movie, I was so entranced I was compelled to put my hand in a preheated 450 oven, I kept telling myself you must do it, you can do it, I must have won because I had to have a speciality keyboard made for my scared hand... Atleast I know now I am stronger than...
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