Dune (feat. Miles Greb, comic creator) : Episode 28

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What: David Lynch made a really odd and sort of incomprehensible Dune movie from the Frank Herbert classic.
Directed by: David Lynch
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart

Featuring guest co-host
Miles Greb
Miles Greb, creator of the comic After the Gold Rush

Recommended and Related Media

Dune + Jodorowsky’s Dune on Double Feature Podcast
This great film podcast, an inspiration for our own, did a really interesting comparison between the Dune movie that was and the Dune movie that could have been. Really cool stuff.
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After the Gold Rush by Miles Greb
Our guest co-host this week makes comics! Cool ones, featuring science and rationality front-and-center. The first issue is out now!
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Dune by Frank Herbert
The book on which the movie is based. In fact, Miles thinks the whole series is pretty great. A classic of sci-fi.
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Read it with your ears iTunes | Amazon

Show Notes

This movie is weird

David Lynch. Return of the Jedi. Different editions of the film. Alan Smithee. Internal monologues.

Dune politics

Before Game of Thrones, this was a new level of deep. Game theory and politics.


Mentats. Eyebrows.


Like oil? Drugs?

Treatment of Homosexuality

Was Frank Herbert homophobic? Considering the man and the time in which it was written.

Gods and Cults

How the movie and the book had opposite lessons. Making it rain.


Paul: Stilgar, do we have wormsign?
Stilgar: Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.

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