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Children of Dune - March 16th

I just saw that Children of Dune premieres on the Sci Fi Channel on March 16th.
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So who here plans to watch it on tv, who plans to wait for the DVD, and who plans to pass entirely?

Me: I have a hard time devoting a specific time (2 hours - 3 straight nights) to this, but I want to see it. So I'm likely to videotape it (what's that?) and watch it soon, then probably buy the DVD thereafter.
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I plan on Tivo-ing the whole thing and watching it when I can.

If the DVD matches the quality of presentation of the second release of the first series, I'll be buying that as well.
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A few links:

Thread about TIME article: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=277526

Thread about DVD release: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=274674

Charity auction: http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/scifichannel/

(win items and then leave them negative feedback about the Farscape cancellation )
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I'm TiVoing it.
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Originally posted by Seeker
So who here plans to watch it on tv?
I don't think I can wait for the DVD to come out so I'll be watching it this weekend.
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Originally posted by bboisvert
(win items and then leave them negative feedback about the Farscape cancellation )
Interesting idea, but they'd just get another account if they needed it in the future.
You must also place a credit card on file with eBay or be ID Verified for bids exceeding $15,000.00.



Yeah, I'll be watching. But, as usual, it'll be a day late (tape delay).

And, of course, it'll have to go in my collection.
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I'm all over this. You think I'm going to miss Susan Sarandon being evil, amping her already potent sensuality into the stratosphere? No way.
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I am pumped to watch the miniseries. The last 2 days i rewatched the 3 Disc Dune:Special Edition set again and it made me more anxious for sunday night to come

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Old 03-15-03, 03:47 AM
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The UK won't get this for months probably, so I'll get the DVDs.
Amazon just sent me a notice saying it's now available for pre-order, out in May 20th I think, so not too long to wait.

Can't wait to read all your reviews when you lucky people get to see it this weekend.
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no cable so waiting for DVD's.
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Dude, my Sci-Fi channel only works between 7-8PM CST on Friday, and after next week it won't be working at all.
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Devin at CHUD has already seen the miniseries and put up a review. He says he enjoyed it even though the acting and the effects were absolutely horrid across the board. Even Susan Sarandon turned in a godawful performance according to his review. If that's true, yech! Dune has too many dialogue intensive scenes in order for the acting to be bad. This is one miniseries where the acting has to be solid for it to work.

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Ive seen a lot of reviews that say that the movie, effects and acting are very good. So who knows. Ill judge it after i see it

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I'm going to replay both series and watch 'em back to back (yeah, it'll be a LONG night), but fun! I enjoyed the first one, but it's been so long, I figured might as well watch them both.
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Ive seen a lot of reviews that say that the movie, effects and acting are very good. So who knows. Ill judge it after i see it
Let's just hope the acting and the effects are better than the original Dune mini-series. If not, egads it will be terrible. I'm hopeful though.
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oooh - better go check and make sure the vhs started taping it.
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I liked it. Considering everything else on tv these days. I thought it was just as good as the last series. I will be getting this on DVD.
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I liked it. So far I think it's much better than the first mini-series.
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It's better than the last one. Effects have improved a bit, but still not nearly as good as they should be. Alec Newman gave a good performance. A couple of others gave a good performance, but the rest are just blah. Amazingly, Susan Sarandon gave one of the weaker performances.

My biggest problem may be with the source material. There's too damn much standing around in fancy sets and costumes while having long-winded discussions. Give me some action, some suspense, and some drama. Cut out all talking.

Oh well, I enjoyed it enough to keep watching.
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I'd say the acting's definitely a step up. But yeah, 4 episodes might have worked better though -- 2 for each book. This one just seemed really rushed as a "complete" version of "Dune Messiah". Hopefully the next two won't feel that way.

IMO, Paul's
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blind eyes
effect should have been used on Duncan Idaho. As a ghola, he's supposed to have
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metal eyes
. They did a better job with the spice eyes though. Last time it just looked like someone was using way too many UV shots -- very badly done. Just no blue on blue, but decent enough.

Still hate the stillsuit design though. Not sure why nobody can do a good one for the screen. I've seen great drawings/paintings of what they should look like.

edit -- this one for example:

I mean they're supposed to be full face for crying out loud -- virtually complete protection from moisture loss -- obviously they would have something covering the eyes.

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Im a fan of the first miniseries and i like this one so far as well. Better looking, good acting, and a lot of intriguing things

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Definately looks better than the first one.

No distracting costumes/clothing.
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The direction is definitely a major step up from the previous series. The new director definitely has a sense of style that John Harrison lacked.

That having been said, the source material for the new miniseries just pales in comparison to the original. No matter how much frosted flakey nuts you use, you just can't polish a turd...
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I don't recall the books ever describing Still Suits as covering the eyes. They only have a tube for the nose and mouth.

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