Attn: JMS - Sci-Fi's Dune

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Fri Nov 10 04:39:34 EST 2000

From: Kailin Yu <kailin at>
Date: 9 Nov 2000 18:31:43 -0700
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First off, I was just wondering if you were planning on seeing this when
the Sci-fi channel airs it, and secondly, if you think this book is
something that can be done in a film or miniseries version? I have heard
many people say that Dune might be doable in a long, arc-driven series
style similar to Babylon 5, otherwise, too much falls through the
cracks. So, what do you think the chances are that a 6 hour miniseries
might be able to do the trick? 

Also, if you are anyone else on this board are interested in Dune, the
Museum of Television and Radio will be doing a preview screening of the
full miniseries next week, on November 17. Here are the details:

Frank Herbert's Dune

 Friday, November 17, 2000
 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
 Reception at intermission.
 One of the most loved futuristic novels
 comes alive--in all of its intricate detail--in
 this epic miniseries. This faithful adaptation
 of the literary classic Dune tells of the
 adventures of young Paul--"Muad'Dib"
 (Alec Newman), heir to the noble Duke
 Leto Atreides (William Hurt) and an ancient
 prophecy--and his mother (Saskia Reeves).
 The prestigious ensemble cast also includes
 Matt Keeslar, Ian McNeice, P.H. Moriarty,
 Julie Cox, and Italian screen legend
 Giancarlo Giannini as the Emperor.
 We are grateful to SCI FI Channel for
 making this preview possible. 

This is a members only screening, of which I am a member of the Museum.
When I made my reservations, they mentioned that they were going to try
and bring in some of the actors, production crew, director, etc. You can
get more info at if you really want to pursue this. 

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,

"If hell freezes over, can we all go play hockey there?"

From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
Date: 9 Nov 2000 21:22:34 -0700
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I definitely plan to watch.


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