The New 4K Transfer of David Lynch’s ‘Dune’ : Behind the Scenes

Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic ‘Dune’ was published in 1965. The first film adaptation was helmed by Oscar-nominated director David Lynch in 1984. Lynch’s ‘Dune’ was met with mixed reviews and failed at the box office, but nearly 40 years later has emerged as a cult film favorite. It was recently announced that it’s getting a … Read more

‘Dune’ on IMAX: Dune Talk Show episode

I had a great time joining the Dune Talk Show team to discuss the IMAX Presents The New Trailer Debut and an Exclusive Look at ‘Dune.’ Watching segments of ‘Dune’ on IMAX was breathtaking. As long-time ‘Dune’ fans, we each broke down our reactions to the 20 minutes of footage of the film as well as … Read more

What is a Mentat? The Human Super-computers of ‘Dune’

Thufir Hawat

Most science fiction of the 1950s and 60s contain a few standard ingredients: starships, advanced computers, interstellar travel and intelligent robots. One of the most popular examples of this was Isaac Asimov’s novel ‘I, Robot’ which was published as a compellation of short stories in 1950. It contains intriguing and downright disturbing of stories of … Read more

What Is the Kwisatz Haderach? The Messiah Figure of ‘Dune’

Paul Atreides

World-building science fiction novels often include a glossary of unique names and terms. Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ is no exception. In fact, ‘Dune’ may have more than most, but this only underscores the depth of Herbert’s creation. One of the central themes of this masterpiece of the imagination is the messiah archetype in the form of … Read more