Ahh, the things you can discover watching late-night television... Things like the original Dune movie of 1984.
I absolutely love the books. They’re awesome testaments to the power of science fiction and the genre’s ability to explore extraordinarily deep subjects.
But there’s also the extraordinarily deep potential for cheesiness. Egads, the Dune movie is horrifying! Even for the early 80’s, the effects were rather pitiful, the lighting was awful, the acting was terrifying. It all makes the Dune miniseries produced by the Sci-Fi Channel look like Shakespeare by comparison!
And Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck? Egads, he’s looking silly!