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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It would explain why they are about aliens and stuff at the end. My dreams become increasingly like real life towards wakeup. Since, y'know, aliens and spaceships is Han Solo's real life.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Huh, I always thought that Blade Runner was a dream of carbonite-frozen Han Solo brought on by pangs of guilt for how Han treated C-3PO. After all, robots are people, too! Mr. Green Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:16 pm    Post subject: Dune (2020) Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh gawds, another Dune remake?

Which brings up an important (at least for me, anyway) question: Star Wars fans have been referred to as "Jedi Knights," Star Trek fans are called "Trekkies," Doctor Who fans are known as "Whovians...."

So what does one call Dune fans? Fremen? Followers of the Mahdi? Sand worms?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh gawds, another Dune remake?

No, not another remake. There have never been any remakes. There have been two previous adaptations of original novel, the 1984 film and 2000 sci-fi channel mini-series. The mini-series did not remake the 1984 film, and the 2020 film is not remaking the first film or mini-series. The three adaptations have absolutely nothing to do with each other, other than the original work they are adapting. This is a very important distinction.

The David Lynch film was pretty well-cast but a deeply flawed adaptation (that I still enjoy aspects of anyway), and the mini-series was horribly cast. The only actor in that they got right was for Paul - Everyone else was bad. Bigger star William Hurt had a wooden quaalude performance.

Dune fandom has direly needed a good adaptation so hopes are high. The director is the guy who made Arrival (a pretty good movie about a difficult concept), and the Blade Runner sequel (critically acclaimed just not my bag). For Dune (2020) they assembled a star-studded cast including: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars), Josh Brolin (Avengers films and Guardians of the Galaxy), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor films and Avengers films), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy films and Avengers films), Zendaya (the current live-action Spider-Man film series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible films), Javier Bardem (Bond villain), David Dastmalchianand (Ant-Man films and The Dark Knight), and Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar). The director describes his adaptation of Dune to be "Star Wars for adults."

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Which brings up an important (at least for me, anyway) question: Star Wars fans have been referred to as "Jedi Knights," Star Trek fans are called "Trekkies," Doctor Who fans are known as "Whovians...."

So what does one call Dune fans? Fremen? Followers of the Mahdi? Sand worms?

Dune fans are called "Dune fans". Just because some fandoms have special names for their fans doesn't mean they all do.

I'm never heard of "Jedi Knight" as a name for Star Wars fans. I have read that the UK has added "Jedi Knight" as a religion to their censuses, but I would at most use that term to describe real people who either live their lives practicing Jedi philosophies or regularly cosplay as Jedi Knights.

And us Trekkers know that "Trekkies" only describes lower-tier Trek fans. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, not another remake. There have never been any remakes. There have been two previous adaptations of original novel, the 1984 film and 2000 sci-fi channel mini-series. The mini-series did not remake the 1984 film, and the 2020 film is not remaking the first film or mini-series. The three adaptations have absolutely nothing to do with each other, other than the original work they are adapting. This is a very important distinction.


Duly noted.

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The David Lynch film was pretty well-cast but a deeply flawed adaptation (that I still enjoy aspects of anyway), and the mini-series was horribly cast. The only actor in that they got right was for Paul - Everyone else was bad. Bigger star William Hurt had a wooden quaalude performance.


I had no idea quaaludes were made of wood. That being said, I did see the Dune mini-series and I do remember that Hurt's performance did seem "dialed in."

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Dune fandom has direly needed a good adaptation so hopes are high. The director is the guy who made Arrival (a pretty good movie about a difficult concept), and the Blade Runner sequel (critically acclaimed but I'm not a fan of the first film so it's not my bag). For Dune (2020) they assembled a star-studded cast including: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars), Josh Brolin (Avengers films and Guardians of the Galaxy), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor films and Avengers films), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy films and Avengers films), Zendaya (the current live-action Spider-Man film series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible films), Javier Bardem (Bond villain), David Dastmalchianand (Ant-Man films and The Dark Knight), and Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar). The director describes his adaptation of Dune to be "Star Wars for adults."


Most of those people I've seen and heard of: an all-star cast, so that's a promising sign. With this sort of cast, I might just go see this version of Dune myself. (I want to dispute the director's implication that Star Wars is just for kids, but no one can deny that Star Wars has been marketed to kids ever since the beginning. Hell, I used to play with those old school Star Wars action figures and toys myself waaaaay back in the day....)

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Dune fans are called "Dune fans". Just because some fandoms have special names for their fans doesn't mean they all do.

I've never heard of "Jedi Knight" as a name for Star Wars fans. I have read that the UK has added "Jedi Knight" as a religion to their censuses, but I would at most use that term to describe real people who either live their lives practicing Jedi philosophies or regularly cosplay as Jedi Knights.


I remember hearing that about the UK having "Jedi Knight" as a religion in their census. I think I might have conflated that with "Jedi Knight" being a term for Star Wars fans.

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And us Trekkers know that "Trekkies" only describes lower-tier Trek fans. Cool


There are tiers among the Star trek fandom? Shocked Who knew? Razz Ugh, why am I always the last to find out about these sorts of things? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only actor in that they got right was for Paul - Everyone else was bad. Bigger star William Hurt had a wooden quaalude performance.

I had no idea quaaludes were made of wood. That being said, I did see the Dune mini-series and I do remember that Hurt's performance did seem "dialed in."

The quaaludes he took when filming that show were made of wood! LOL. Actually, I was using the word quaalude as another adjective.


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I want to dispute the director's implication that Star Wars is just for kids, but no one can deny that Star Wars has been marketed to kids ever since the beginning. Hell, I used to play with those old school Star Wars action figures and toys myself waaaaay back in the day....

I don't think there is an implication of "just" kids. Star Wars is for kids, and the young at heart. Dune is not for kids.
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You ignite your lightsaber for all the wrong reasons for just a few seconds and then people never let you live that down for the rest of your life. So unfair....
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