by bluerunner @, Music City, Wednesday, September 09, 2020, 12:00 (379 days ago) @ ManKitten

Gotcha. Star Wars.


Star Wars owes a lot to Dune as well (desert planet anyone?) but don't expect any of these staples of SW: space battles, willy-nilly laser gun shootouts, or laser sword battles. When people want to kill each other in Dune, they do it old-school, with knives.

And droids don't get served anywhere in the Dune universe, except maybe in the dark labs of Ix.

No aliens either, except some megafauna.

No willy-nilly laser gun shootouts or laser sword battles? Gotta be honest, this Dune business sounds like a pretty rinky-dink operation.

When I was a kid I was into Dune way more than Star Wars. It's got a deeper story than Star Wars. There's a lot of world building. The later novels were hit or miss, but Dune itself I think is required reading if you like sci-fi. I was thinking about picking it back up since I haven't read it in probably 20 years. I should now so that I can be inevitably disappointed in the movie.

"The slow blade penetrates the shield."

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