Dune Open Thread

Clan McClarey, as usual, spent New Year’s Eve watching Dune (1984), a film so bad that it has become a cult classic.


Prior to watching the film we watched the 2000 miniseries on Dune.  It is far superior to the film, although neither will be confused with Hamlet, or even one of the better Star Trek episodes.

The usual Open Thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing.

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  1. Both have special places on my personal fqvorites list. It has been a while since I have watched them. Which version of the 1984 film did you watch? The theatrical or the Alan Smithie? I prefer the Alan Smithie version personally.

  2. The Supreme Court for the United States of America violates the free will of the people in demanding submission and complicity to its imposition of atheism on the public. This Court refuses to respect the conscience and free will of the sovereignty of the persons who institute the state to safeguard the free will and conscience rights of its sovereign citizens.
    The Court has disenfranchised our constitutional Posterity, in spite of scientific evidence that our constitutional Posterity are begotten as individual sovereign persons at conception, through their individual DNA and ultrasound images. This Court imposes the death penalty on innocent persons with impunity and miscarriage of Justice. And furthermore, this Court has enforced complicity in this demonic activity in the destruction of humanity. This Court violates the civil rights of persons living and dead and still to be begotten, those of our constitutional Posterity who have survived the genocide of population control.
    This Court bars truth from the people in appointing female husbands and male brides. This Court propagates addiction to the vice of sodomy and the perjury required to enact this violation of man’s free will. This Court denies the freedom of informed sexual consent at emancipation to all future generations, our innocent Posterity.
    This Court disallows the property rights of American citizens in our common ownership of the American Flag. This Court supports the illegal invasion of our communities by marauders, murderers and mobs of barbarians from outside of our borders. This Court has given free reign to pornography against scientific proof that pornography shrinks the good side of man’s brain.
    This Court lacks good will for the common good. This Court will cease to be when America ceases to be and becomes extinct, when a one world government, the new order, overthrows American sovereignty.

  3. We need to understand the McClarey family mood. What do you eat and drink? Do you throw any popcorn (after all these years probably not)?

    Mary, how does your post tie in with Dune?

  4. “We need to understand the McClarey family mood. What do you eat and drink? Do you throw any popcorn (after all these years probably not)?”

    We drink pop and eat a great many things, including smoked oysters and shrimp. Popcorn is only present to be eaten by the kids and my bride. There are repetitions of well known phrases: “Stilgar do we have wormsign? Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen!”, “The spice must flow!”, “My name has become a killing word.”, “”It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.” and, of course, “Because he is the Kwisatz Haderach!”

  5. I saw a Dune parody that goes as follows:
    It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion,
    It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,
    The hands acquire shaking,
    the shaking becomes a warning,
    It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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