Dune (TV miniseries)
Frank Herbert's Dune is a three-part miniseries
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 written and directed by John Harrison
John Harrison (filmmaker)
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 and based on Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Although a short story author, he is best known for his novels, most notably Dune and its five sequels...

's 1965 novel Dune
Dune (novel)
Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert, published in 1965. It won the Hugo Award in 1966, and the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel...


The series was produced by New Amsterdam Entertainment, Blixa Film Produktion and Hallmark Entertainment Distribution
Hallmark Channel
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. It was first broadcast in the United States
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 on December 3, 2000 on the Sci Fi Channel
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, just two months after what would have been Herbert's 80th birthday. It was later released on DVD
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 in 2001, with a director's cut
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 appearing in 2002.

A 2003 sequel
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 miniseries called Frank Herbert's Children of Dune continued the story, adapting the second and third novels in the series (1969's Dune Messiah
Dune Messiah
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and its 1976 sequel Children of Dune
Children of Dune
Children of Dune is a 1976 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in his Dune universe. Initially selling over 75,000 copies, it became the first hardcover best-seller ever in the science fiction field...


If history teaches us anything, it is simply this: every revolution carries within it the seeds of its own destruction. And empires that rise, will one day fall.

Arrakis. Dune. Wasteland of the Empire, and the most valuable planet in the Universe. Because it is here and only here, where spice is found. Without the spice, there is no commerce in the empire, no civilization. Arrakis. Dune. Home of the Spice, most valuable treasure in the universe. And he who controls it, controls our destiny.

Arrakis. Dune. Once the wasteland of the universe, now and imperial capitol. because it is here, and only here, where the giant worms still thrive; creating spice. Still the greatest treasure in the universe, still the never ending cause of conspiracy, betrayal and murder.

History is written on the sands of Arrakis. One chapter has ended, swept away by the whirlwind. One door has closed, but another has opened, and on the other side, our future.

Have you ever stared into the eyes of a religious fanatic, Baron? Suicide and martyrdom are often the same thing.

On Caladan we ruled by air and sea. On Arrakis, we need desert power.

We are not the Harkonnens, you will be treated with respect here.

There is no yield, this is to the death, boy!

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