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Children of Dune 

The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »
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A behind the scenes look at the making of the epic miniseries "Frank Herbert's Dune."

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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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The saga of Dune is far from over... See more »


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(3 parts) | (2004) (cut) | (3 episodes) | (Entire series)

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After finishing work on the mini-series, James McAvoy would do voice work on the 2004 Danish fantasy drama film "Strings", which in that film McAvoy provided the voice of the film's lead protagonist Hal Tara, a prince whom leaves his city to avenge his father The Kahro of Hebalom, whom he believes was assassinated by a tribe of warriors called The Zeriths and falls in love with a Zerith warrior woman named Zita. Leto II (McAvoy) is the son of Emperor Paul Atreides (Alec Newman) whom avenged his assassinated father Duke Leto Atreides (William Hurt) and falls in love with a Freman woman named Chani (Barbora Kodetova) whom is Leto II's mother. See more »

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Jessica's eyes are no longer blue-within-blue, the eyes of the ibad, in Children of Dune, as they were in Dune. Despite the fact she has spent the last several decades on Caladan it is impossible for the eyes to switch back to their normal shade once they have turned. See more »

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Leto: I'm here, Father, as you knew I would be. We go forward; we go back. Don't be afraid. We're pre-born, my sister and I. Thanks to our mother and the spice... thanks to you! Yes, Father, it is me! Use my eyes, Father. Let me see for you.
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Follows The Secrets of Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) See more »

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Much Better...
19 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Now this is more like it! While the Sci-Fi version of 'Dune' was much better than the pathetic 1984 David Lynch version, I felt it still suffered from the 'gotta be way out there' syndrome. It was decent, but badly directed and overacted (witness the Guild Reps doing Tai Chi when they talk). Overall it was fair but not really notable.

This version is fantastic however. For me, this is what Sci-Fi should be all about. They took two of Herbert's books (Dune Messiah, Children of Dune) and combined them into a mini-series that actually takes the material seriously and doesn't try to hard to be different. I thought Leto was excellently done, Alia even better, Ghanima a little less than I expected. The effects were good, but I thought the story was actually the driving force for a change.

All in all a great effort. Now let's see if they do 'God-Emporer of Dune'


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