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21st Apr '17 7:05:44 PM direguy
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* KillAllHumans: Ominus programmed the Thinking Machines into this mode.
21st Apr '17 6:53:29 PM direguy
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* AndIMustScream: When the evil ghola Paolo consumed ultraspice he puts himself into a trance-coma which he can't wake up, and will starve to death left alone.
22nd Feb '17 10:36:17 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** Alia marries Duncan Idaho when she is only fifteen (his age is a little murky because he died in the first book and was resurrected, but he was definitely an adult before Alia was born). This marriage serves to reinforce the idea that Alia's flesh is only fifteen, but her experience is ancient.

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** Alia marries Duncan Idaho when she is only fifteen (his age is a little murky because he died in the first book and was resurrected, cloned, quite possibly artificially aged, but he was definitely an adult before Alia was born).[[spoiler:after he regained his memories]]). This marriage serves to reinforce the idea that Alia's flesh is only fifteen, but her experience is ancient.
22nd Feb '17 10:09:19 AM Nopperabo
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Alia marries Duncan Idaho when she is only fifteen (his age is a little murky because he died in the first book and was resurrected, but he was definitely an adult before Alia was born). This marriage serves to reinforce the idea that Alia's flesh is only fifteen, but her experience is ancient.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: DeliberateValuesDissonance:
** Stilgar urges Paul to find a husband for Alia so that she will have an outlet for her budding sexuality. Alia was in her ''early teens'' at the time.
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Alia marries Duncan Idaho when she is only fifteen (his age is a little murky because he died in the first book and was resurrected, but he was definitely an adult before Alia was born). This marriage serves to reinforce the idea that Alia's flesh is only fifteen, but her experience is ancient.
14th Feb '17 2:59:35 PM MrTree1776
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* BrotherSisterTeam: Paul and Alia

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* BrotherSisterTeam: Paul & Alia, and Alia later Paul's fraternal twin children, [[UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn Leto & Ghanima]]
14th Feb '17 2:48:59 PM MrTree1776
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* AscendedExtra: Duncan Idaho, in the first book, actually ''dies'' only to become the only character to feature in all six novels of the original series.

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* AscendedExtra: Duncan Idaho, in the first book, actually Idaho ''dies'' in the first book, only to become be [[spoiler: resurrected again and again, thus being the only one character to feature featured]] in all six novels of the original series.''Dune'' series. It is implied in later books that, [[spoiler: through continual resurrection over 4000 years, Duncan becomes the ultimate Kwisatz Haderach]].
14th Feb '17 1:47:46 PM MrTree1776
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* From the early 1970's on, attempts were made to produce a theatrical film. Cult director Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky (known for incredibly bizarre films such as ''Film/ElTopo'' and ''Film/TheHolyMountain'') came to the project after having a bizarre dream almost identical to the broader plot of the first novel and then hearing about a book of almost exactly the same story. Convinced that there was something more here he resolved to make '''a movie based on his dream,''' with bits of the book itself thrown in (that's not hyperbole, that's his stated agenda). [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Sadly, and inevitably, it fell apart.]] The 2014 documentary ''Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune'' is a look into what might have been. The producers turned to a hot new director who had been considered for ''[[StarWars Return of the Jedi]],'' mostly on the strength of his classic [[Film/{{Eraserhead}} first film]] and a critically and commercially successful [[Film/TheElephantMan biopic]] that made him a true commodity in the industry. That man's name: Creator/DavidLynch, who took the project and made it his own to only a slightly lesser extent than Jodorowsky would have. Due to his alien style and the sheer scale of the book, the already-complex narrative became nearly incomprehensible to some viewers; many theaters handed out [[AllThereInTheManual printed plot summaries]] to patrons. The 1984 Lynch version of ''Film/{{Dune}}'' is the most memorable (and notorious) for its Freudian imagery, [[SceneryPorn elaborate set design]] (containing some holdovers from the Jodorowsky version, including Giger's designs), and AllStarCast. Subsequent recut and extended versions have inspired [[BrokenBase varying]] degrees of critical [[LoveItOrHateIt reappraisal]]. Its box office revenues were lower than movie's substantial budget however, and has become both a CultClassic, and an example of how ''not'' to make a blockbuster.

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* From the early 1970's on, several disastrous attempts were made to produce a theatrical film. Cult Argentinian director Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky (known for incredibly bizarre bizarre, unsettling films such as ''Film/ElTopo'' and ''Film/TheHolyMountain'') came to forced his way onto the project after having a bizarre dream never read the book, and decided to ignore the book almost identical to the broader plot completely in favor of the first novel and then hearing about a book of almost exactly the same story. his own vision. Convinced that there was something more here he could "rape Frank Herbert with love", he resolved to make '''a movie based on his dream,''' with bits of a few random, minor ideas from the book itself thrown in to connect it in ''some'' way to the book (that's not hyperbole, that's that was his stated agenda). [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Sadly, Inevitably, it was too insane and inevitably, it fell apart.weirdly ambitious (and far over budget) to ever get off the ground.]] The 2014 documentary ''Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune'' is a look into what might have been. The Jodorowsky envisioned, but thankfully, never was.

* Once Jodorowsky's "vision" fell apart, the
producers turned to a hot young, upstart new director who had been considered for ''[[StarWars Return of the Jedi]],'' mostly on the strength of his classic [[Film/{{Eraserhead}} first film]] and a critically and commercially successful [[Film/TheElephantMan biopic]] that which made him a true popular commodity in the industry. That The man's name: Creator/DavidLynch, who took the project and made it his own bizzare opus, but to only a slightly lesser far more faithful extent than Jodorowsky would have. Due to his alien style and the sheer scale of the book, the already-complex narrative became nearly incomprehensible to some viewers; many theaters handed out [[AllThereInTheManual printed plot summaries]] to patrons. The 1984 Lynch version of ''Film/{{Dune}}'' is the most memorable (and notorious) for its Freudian imagery, [[SceneryPorn elaborate set design]] (containing some holdovers from the Jodorowsky version, including Giger's designs), and AllStarCast. Subsequent recut and extended versions have inspired [[BrokenBase varying]] degrees of critical [[LoveItOrHateIt reappraisal]]. Its box office revenues were lower than movie's substantial budget however, and has become both a CultClassic, and an example of how ''not'' to make a blockbuster.
14th Feb '17 1:04:12 PM MrTree1776
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The novel is set approximately 19000 years in TheFuture, in a [[TheEmpire galaxy-spanning empire]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture loosely based on the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires]], ruled by [[FeudalFuture feuding nobles]], arcane religious sects, and Byzantine corporate monopolies.

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The novel is set approximately 19000 19,000 years in into TheFuture, in the year 10,191 [[AlternativeCalendar AG, or "After Guild"]] (21,267 AD by our calendar) in a [[TheEmpire galaxy-spanning empire]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture loosely based on the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires]], ruled by [[FeudalFuture feuding nobles]], arcane religious sects, and Byzantine corporate monopolies.
11th Feb '17 5:18:06 PM Xtifr
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* TheBoardGame: The 1979 ''Dune'' board game, designed by Eon and published by Avalon Hill, is widely considered a classic. That didn't stop them from allowing Parker Brothers to make yet another ''Dune'' game in 1984, which hardly anyone cares about.

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* TheBoardGame: The 1979 ''Dune'' board game, designed by Eon and published by Avalon Hill, Creator/AvalonHill, is widely considered a classic. That didn't stop them from allowing Parker Brothers to make yet another ''Dune'' game in 1984, which hardly anyone cares about.
30th Jan '17 8:20:11 PM callsignecho
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** The Fremen word "kanly" is directly from the Chechen for "vendetta."
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