Dune Explained in Five Minutes (No Spoilers)

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The Dune Saga, which is set Approximately 20,000 years in our future, revolves around the evolution of mankind both physically and mentally over the course of several thousands of years. Book one introduces the Character Paul Atreides, the result of a breeding program which had been going on for many Generations, orchestrated by the Bene Gesserit sisterhood a secretive and powerful order of women who manipulated the inhabitant of the Imperium through use of their many mysterious skills. Paul is the central character of the early novels. In Dune mankind has spread out to more than 10,000 worlds. The empire was dominated by the Landsraad, which consisted of many feuding noble houses, and was lead by the Padishaw Emperor himself.

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When are you going to change your channel name to "IdeasOfSandAndSpice"? Serious question.

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Daenerys Stormborn

Did anyone catch the dig at the GoT writers lmao. I live.

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Subverting the expectations as a phrase is forever changed... You can say it kinda forgot it's true meaning and subverted all of our expectations.

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Mark Arandjus

Denis Villeneuve.
A man who in the span of 5 years (2013-2017) released Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival, and BR:2049.
The man is equal parts quality and quantity. If anyone an do it, it's him!

2 months ago | [YT] | 59


0:54 I love how the emperor looks like tywin lannister

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James Beard

This is perfect as I have been waiting for a quick summary so I could get into this. Thank you!!

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aaron weers

Please narrate the first book. Your voice is perfect for it.

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Without Dune, you wouldn't have Star Wars and Warhammer 40K. Mucho respect.

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Povilas P

I find ecological aspect of 'Dune' very compelling. It is one of the major themes of the book, but rarely mentioned in any overview videos. All life revolves around water (or rather absence of it), preservation of water (water is even reclaimed from your breath), all life forms on Arrakis are evolved to adapt to these harsh conditions. I can say that water is the second axis of the book, first one being spice melange. Both of these axes intersect at a single point - to make spice melange you need water as well. In terms of Christianity (blood of the Christ and eating Eucharist) water can be compared to blood and spice to Eucharist. Eucharist even having some more ancient roots to consumption of psychedelic materials to reach higher states of consciousness (like some mushroom caps consumed by ancient societies), but this is whole new topic for another day ;)

Another aspect is religion. You can literally find various aspects of all current major religions, main ones being islam+zen Buddhism. The more you are acquainted with various religions the more details you recognize in the book.

Also eugenics motif is very strong with Bene Geserit breeding program, trying to breed 'super-human' over the thousands of generations from selected gene-pools and traits. Including very strict conditioning of each Bene Geserit woman, being like a vessel to produce 'all seeing, all knowing' human

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You Dune videos inspired me to start the books myself. Thank you for making those videos they are so well done and deserve more views!

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Paul muad'dib

You are the one who introduces me to dune and I am halfway through the first book, thank you for introducing me to an awsome book. I am a fan and always be.

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Ike Madi

Awesome work my friend, I see you are trying to move on from GOT for a while and I support or greatly. You are talented enough to hold us through your work and taste alone.

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TarrantBot 2020

Yes! thank you sir!

The Dune explorations must flow

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James Luke

I've read all the books apart from Winds of Dune
The saga is one of the best and honest interpretations of humanity's potential and the risks involved with our evolution

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I love the artwork at 3:30! These videos have brought this series into such a grander experience for me while I re-read it.

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M H.G.

Super DISAPPOINTED that you didn't say "The Spice; Melaaaange"


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Devan Illusive

I've never thought of Dune as an endeavor to read. I suppose it is. I've always preferred deep, complex, and philosophical fiction. Dune along with asoiaf are some of my favorite series of all time. Thanks for the awesome production value and passion.

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I know you're busy and everything, but when you get a chance ... still waiting for the Chapterhouse book summary.

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