This SciFi mini-series is an adaptation by John Harrison of Frank Herbert's first novel set in the Dune universe. In this mini-series, a young man, Paul Atreides, moves with his family to a new planet known as Arrakis. Paul, his family and a number of political entities become embroiled in a confrontation that will change the course of humanity.
Last Episode02x03 Children of Dune - Part 3 Aired: Mar. 18, 2003
The phantom Baron Harkonnen reveals to Alia that he is not actually influencing her, but merely reflecting what is already in her mind. After …
Series Fun Facts
- None of the guns actually worked; all muzzle flashes were added in postproduction.
- Plot similarities to Shakespeare's Hamlet: The hero (Paul/Hamlet) is the only son of a royal couple, whose father is killed, and whose killer (Vladimir Harkonnen/Claudius) usurps the throne.…
[show]Plot similarities to Shakespeare's Hamlet: The hero (Paul/Hamlet) is the only son of a royal couple, whose father is killed, and whose killer (Vladimir Harkonnen/Claudius) usurps the throne. Hamlet is exiled to England before returning to take revenge, while Paul spends several years with the Fremen. Claudius is Hamlet's uncle, while Vladimir is reveal to be Paul's grandfather. Hamlet orders the death of two men ordered by Claudius to kill him. In the novel, Paul uses the Bene Gesserit Voice ability to convince two of Harkonnen's henchmen to kill themselves. The climax of both stories is a duel between the hero and another character fighting in place of the villain. In Hamlet, it is Laertes, to whose sister, Ophelia, Hamlet was romantically involved. In Dune, it is Feyd Harkonnen, who would have been betrothed to Paul had Paul been born female.
- Unlike the novel and the 1984 film adaptation, Feyd (Matt Keeslar) does not have red hair, but dark hair.