Dune

DuneI recently watched the Epic science fiction film Dune again. Based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name, It takes place In the year 10,191, the known universe is ruled by Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV (José Ferrer). The most important substance in his galactic empire is the spice melange, which has many special properties, including extending life and expanding consciousness. The most profitable of its properties is its ability to fold space and allow safe interstellar travel to any part of the universe instantaneously.

Sensing a potential threat to spice production, the Spacing Guild secretly send a Navigator emissary to negotiate, and they secretly plot to destroy House Atreides, whose leader Duke Leto Atreides (Jürgen Prochnow) is amassing a secret army and could pose a threat to the Emperor. They plan to give the Atreides control of the planet Arrakis (also known as Dune), the only source of spice and have their longtime archenemies, the Harkonnens attack them. The Navigator commands the Emperor to kill the Duke’s son, Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan), a young man who dreams prophetic visions of his purpose and is part of a centuries long breeding program by the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, to produce a Superbeing (Kwisatz Haderach)

Meanwhile, on the industrial world of Giedi Prime, the sadistic Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Kenneth McMillan) tells his nephews Glossu Rabban (Paul Smith) and Feyd-Rautha (Sting) about his plan to eliminate the Atreides, The Atreides meanwhile leave their home planet Caladan bound for Arrakis, a barren desert planet populated by gigantic sandworms and the Fremen, a mysterious people who have long held a prophecy that a messiah would come to lead them to freedom. Upon arrival on Arrakis, Leto is informed by one of his right-hand men, Duncan Idaho (Richard Jordan), that theFremen could prove to be powerful allies, so Leto gains the trust of Fremen.

The Harkonnens launch their attack.supported by the Emperor’s elite troops, the Sardaukar, and aided by the traitorous, Dr. Wellington Yueh (Dean Stockwell). The Atreides and Fremen are unable to withstand the attack, and Duke Leto is captured by the Harkonnen and dies trying to assassinate Baron Harkonnen. Luckily Leto’s concubine Lady Jessica (Francesca Annis) and his son Paul escape into the deep desert, where they manage to join a band of Fremen, led by Stilgar (Everett McGill). Paul is elected as Muad’Dib, the leader for whom the Fremen have been waiting and teaches the Fremen to use sonic weapons called weirding modules and they begin targeting mining production of spice.

Within two years, spice production is effectively halted. The Emperor is warned by the Spacing Guild of the situation on Arrakis. The Guild fears that Paul will consume the Water of Life and After doing just that Paul gains control of the sandworms of Arrakis. He then discovers water kept in huge caches by the Fremen can be used to destroy the spice. Paul learns that the Emperor is amassing a huge invasion fleet above Arrakis to regain control of the planet and the spice. Upon the Emperor’s arrival at Arrakis, he executes Rabban and Paul launches a final attack against the Harkonnens and the Emperor’s elite Sardaukar shock troops at the capital city of Arrakeen hoping to defeat the combined troops of the Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV and Baron Harkonnen and fulfil the Fremen Prophecy…

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