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Offline Eagle Kammback

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Dune
« on: November 16, 2011, 06:59:08 PM »
Well, considering the epicness of this, it deserves it's own

I just finished reading the book, I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it started off slowly, it was AMAZING

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain


Now to watch the movie and miniseries

Any fans of DUNE here?
I stand atop a spiral stair
An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days
I see the works of gifted hands
That grace this strange and wondrous land
I see the hand of man arise
With hungry mind and open eyes

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Re: Dune
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 07:02:01 PM »
Yes. Difficult read, but I enjoyed it. Let me know what you think of the videos.
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Re: Dune
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 08:37:24 PM »
I never finished a book.  Good to see ya Eagle.   :cheersmate: 
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Re: Dune
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 09:17:59 PM »
I enjoyed the first Dune book, but couldn't get through the rest of the series  :lmao:

I think the older version of the movie is better.

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Re: Dune
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 08:55:51 AM »
I enjoyed the first Dune book, but couldn't get through the rest of the series  :lmao:

I think the older version of the movie is better.

Fan here, back in the  late 1970,s  for Xmas I received the trilogy.  I had to read each one 2-3 times to understand the religious aspect,  interesting and a mind boggle.

The movie was a disappointment, more time spent on special effects then explaining the culture, beliefs and back story.



 

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Re: Dune
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 10:25:32 AM »
I've read the entire series  :cheersmate:  Far better and deeper than anything Lucas envisioned with Star Wars.  Amazingly complex factions, religions, cultures, etc.  I'll freely admit that Herbert's writing wasn't particularly good at times, or his son and others... but the story is still phenomenal. 

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Re: Dune
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 04:38:17 PM »
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The movie was a disappointment, more time spent on special effects then explaining the culture, beliefs and back story.


For the most part, yes. But the scene with the navigator folding space with his mind, grabbing the correct fold and letting space go back..........................was awesome...................if cheesy by todays standards.
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Re: Dune
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 08:20:31 PM »
I need to download this to my Kindle.  The cheapest version I've seen is $15.  I can probably pick it up cheaper in print, but this sounds tempting.
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