10,000 years before the birth of Paul Atreides, before the universe knew them as the Bene Gesserit

  • @alexc
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    123 days ago

    I just hope this isn’t the start of the “Marvelification” of Dune…

    • @mojo_raisin
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      233 days ago

      What about Star Warsification?

      No Baby Kwisatz Haderach for you?

    • @cowfodder
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      113 days ago

      I mean, that’s already kind of happened with the Brian Herbert/Kevin J Anderson novels, so…

      I don’t hate those books the way some people seem to. The ones set in the distant past flesh out the universe nicely. They’re just definitely not as good as what Frank wrote.

      • @HessiaNerd
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        32 days ago

        I can’t stand those books. Anderson’s writing is like a 5th grade report. Tell them what you are going to say. Say it. Tell them what you told them.

        He may need a recap of what each character is thinking and feeling every 3 or 4 chapters, I don’t.

        Plus Frank would let the world be background for the story. All ‘world building’ is only in focus when interacting with the story and characters. World building for its own sake seems masturbatory to me.

      • @alexc
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        12 days ago

        Excellent point. I have avoided them thus far but I have also heard some are good

    • THCDenton
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      42 days ago

      If it makes money, suits will ruin it. Just enjoy the good stuff before they do.

  • @Dasus
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    103 days ago

    Fuck yeah I had no idea about this, thanks OP

    • @ours
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      43 days ago

      It was supposed to come shortly after the first movie then it went radio silence. I had given up on it considering the new head of HBO is so trigger happy.

    • @GreenEngineering3475OP
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      23 days ago

      Me too, mate. Just popped up in my feed on YouTube, while I was watching Dune 2 Paul’s speech to the fremen.

  • Fluba
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    22 days ago

    I know it’s science fiction and belief should be suspended a bit, but 10K years and their tech is the same? Did they just reach a peak they couldn’t pass until Spice was found and used for further travel?

    • @[email protected]
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      82 days ago

      Well about 2500 years before the events of Dune, they also had the idea to advance technology.

      Unfortunately it went so terribly that humanity was almost hunted to extinction and the creation of thinking machines are now banned in every part of the empire!

      • Fluba
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        12 days ago

        Ahhh, interesting. Thank you for the background - I’ve got some more research to do in the Dune lore. I really only focused on the movies/books timeline.