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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 Muad'Dib / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Irulan Corrino-Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Stilgar (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Alia Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Leto Atreides II (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Princess Wensicia Corrino (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Duncan Idaho (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Guerney Halleck / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Lady Jessica Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Ghanima Atreides (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Javid (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Farad'n Corrino (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Korba (2 episodes, 2003)
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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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James McAvoy stars as Leto Atreides II, son of Emperor Paul Atreides. Later, James McAvoy would provide the voice of a prince in the film Strings (2004). See more »

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Stilgar supposedly slashes Mohiam's throat, but not only does he clearly not touch her at all, his knife is positioned closer to her chest. See more »

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The Preacher: [feeling Leto's sandworm skin, speaking in Fremen language] This is no good!
Leto: [spoken in Fremen language] This is all the good we may ever have.
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Better acting that first miniseries, but such a dense story!
20 March 2003 | by (Denver, Colo.) – See all my reviews

A blizzard and 32 inches of snow is the perfect setting to watch a mini-series that has been taped for later viewing. As a long-time Dune book series fan and an owner of the DVD of the Lynch movie and the first Sc-Fi miniseries, I eagerly awaited Children of Dune.

The good: Excellent musical score (hopefully available on amazon.com); better acting in general, especially Alice Krige as Lady Jessica and the young actor who played Leto, son of Paul; better special effects (incredible sandworms!); and just the fact that Sci-Fi took time and money to prodice this miniseries (though I will never forgive the cancellation of Farscape).

The bad: Susan Sarandon, for an alleged fan of the Dune series, was just terrible, all hammy and goofy like some character out of a 60s sitcom; the actress who played Alia, Paul Atreides sister, was OK but seemed to lack the fire that I always envisioned as Paul's sister went mad; and the story, which was a mixture of the second and third books in the series, was so incredibly dense -- even for a Dune veteran like me -- that I wondered if anyone else could watch the mini-series and even figure out what was going on.

Generally speaking, this was a better production than the first miniseries, but the story was harder to tell. I hope that Sci-Fi carries on and does a third mini-series. I rated Children of Dune an 8.


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