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'Dune' prequel series 'The Sisterhood' begins filming

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    cfabbro
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    The Bene Gesserit (and the other smaller factions like the Bene Tleilax, who I also hope feature in the series) were always some of my favorite elements of Dune, so I'm super excited to see...

    The Bene Gesserit (and the other smaller factions like the Bene Tleilax, who I also hope feature in the series) were always some of my favorite elements of Dune, so I'm super excited to see this... especially since the cast looks great!

    IMO, Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson, and Indira Varma are perfect for the series. And it'll also be interesting to see what Travis Fimmel can do. I don't know if I will ever be able to see him as anyone but Ragnar Lothbrok though, due to how iconic that role was. Similar to how even now I still struggle to see Jason Momoa as anyone but Khal Drogo. :P

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      What are you talking about? Jason Mamoa will always be Ronon Dex.

      What are you talking about?

      Jason Mamoa will always be Ronon Dex.

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    No mention of whether it's based on Brian Herbert's books but I assume it will be. The Bene Gesserit origin story he and Kevin J Anderson wrote wasn't terrible, which is about the best the...

    No mention of whether it's based on Brian Herbert's books but I assume it will be. The Bene Gesserit origin story he and Kevin J Anderson wrote wasn't terrible, which is about the best the non-Frank Herbert Dune universe books get. Hopefully with a good screenwriter and script editor they can wring something slightly better from the book for the TV version.

    I'm such a sucker for Dune I will watch this even if it's bad, but I'm really hoping it won't be.

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      cfabbro
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      I haven't actually seen any mention of Brian Herbert in anything related to the show yet, so I assumed it wouldn't actually be based on his and KJA's books. I have no problem with them drawing...

      I haven't actually seen any mention of Brian Herbert in anything related to the show yet, so I assumed it wouldn't actually be based on his and KJA's books. I have no problem with them drawing inspiration or even entire plot points directly from their prequels though, since I think I am one of the few Dune novel fans who actually enjoyed them. :P

      Edit: Oh, NM. I'm an idiot. Even ignoring the similarity with the book name, some of the characters in the show actually match the BH/KJA books as well, so it's clearly going to be at least partially based on them. E.g. Emily Watson = Valya Harkonnen, Shirley Henderson = Tula Harkonnen. A bunch of the others major roles appear to be totally new, unique characters though, so we will have to wait and see how closely the story ends up matching the books.

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        mat
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        The prequel books are strange. I don't really dislike them. They're not bad books. Except House Atredies which is one of the worst books I've ever read. But that was their first and I think with a...

        The prequel books are strange. I don't really dislike them. They're not bad books. Except House Atredies which is one of the worst books I've ever read. But that was their first and I think with a good editor there is a reasonable book in there somewhere.

        They're just not in the same league as Frank's books, by some distance. They're very forgettable, in that they're not so good, nor so bad, that they stick in one's mind. It's really nice to get more stories in the Dune universe because I think it's one of the better sci-fi settings and has lots of interesting tales to tell. Getting closure on the second Dune trilogy was nice too after so many years of it just kind of stopping at the end of Chapterhouse. But if it was any other series I probably wouldn't bother.

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        1. cfabbro
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          Oh, absolutely. I am definitely not saying that they are even remotely in the same league as the originals! But I'm someone who actually enjoys the overly long, somewhat pretentious God Emperor of...

          They're just not in the same league as Frank's books

          Oh, absolutely. I am definitely not saying that they are even remotely in the same league as the originals! But I'm someone who actually enjoys the overly long, somewhat pretentious God Emperor of Dune more than the original trilogy, so my opinions are clearly in the minority to begin with. :P

          Regardless, the BH/KJA books are still pretty fun, IMO. They're way more of an action-packed space opera than the originals, which are way more deep, political, and religious philosophy focused. But I still thoroughly enjoy and appreciate them all, just for totally different reasons.

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