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(UGO)   Kill some time at lunch with this Children of Dune interactive chose-your-own-adventure thingee. Kids of the 80's will recognize this   ( divider line
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2003-03-11 11:48:12 AM  
An active-x error and a big ass empty white box. You still suck UGO.
2003-03-11 11:48:34 AM  
2003-03-11 11:48:55 AM  
Worked for me. Today I am a worm rider.

Well, there was also that one time at camp, but I was drunk.
2003-03-11 11:49:23 AM  
That looks like an awful lot of reading. Can someone just give me the gist of it please?
2003-03-11 11:51:47 AM  
The gist of it (as I saw it) was..

Dune interactive adventure is loading

then the screen looks like this:

Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading
Dune interactive adventure is loading

Hours of fun!

2003-03-11 11:52:01 AM  
Do you suppose M'uadDib spends all day on the couch watching the Spice Channel?
2003-03-11 11:52:21 AM  
just click one of the two choices at the bottom of the page...after a few it will end...first time it said i was a wormrider...second time i was a traitor...i'd rather be a traitor...
2003-03-11 11:53:01 AM  
Nightsweat - ouch, that was a bad joke. I can't wait to tell others! :)
2003-03-11 11:53:02 AM  
Reminds me of my lazy afternoons reading 'Encylopedia Brown'...
2003-03-11 11:53:25 AM  
Wow, flashbacks of Young Indiana Jones books.
2003-03-11 11:55:43 AM  
"Kill some time at lunch..."

Yeah, I wish I HAD time to kill with only have 30 minutes to eat food.

/f work
2003-03-11 11:56:04 AM  

Dune is one of the most overrated movies ever. I'm not saying it sucks, it's ok. Just not worth all the raving it always receives. Although Sting was pretty good in it.

Then again, I'll watch Dune anyday over The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Should the last installment of Star Wars suck too, Greedo has my permission to go after Lucas.

2003-03-11 11:57:00 AM  
I thought it was fun.

"Today the Atreides begin their rule of Dune and the Universe." I think that means I won, of course, I read the book.
2003-03-11 11:58:16 AM  
I loved those Choose Your Own Adventure Books and I was always pissed when teachers wouldn't let me use them for book reports. I never understand why they were somehow a "lower" form of reading.
2003-03-11 11:59:07 AM  
I chose Death by Ornithopter
I'm still waiting.....
2003-03-11 11:59:44 AM  
I bought the Sci Fi Channel remake of Dune a couple of months ago. I thought it was pretty damn good, plus there were boobies!
2003-03-11 12:01:13 PM  

It's the SciFi channel miniseries umm serieses, which are significantly closer to the story presented in the books than the original Dune movie, which while good, diverts so far from the story I'm not quite sure Lynch even read the books. (although the SciFi series, like the original movie, messed up Idaho's first death, ohh well can't get everything right)
2003-03-11 12:01:34 PM  
Man I loved those Choose-your-own-adventure books. They worked like this: the book was 250 pages long, but every story path you chose was only six pages long. What fun!
2003-03-11 12:01:43 PM  
ummm, you are aware that Dune [the movie] was based on Dune [the book] written in the 6Ts by Frank Herbert, aren't you??? just checking, cos your comment kinda makes it sound like you're missing that little fact.
2003-03-11 12:01:46 PM  
I died in battle against the Harkonnens. Pigs.
2003-03-11 12:02:05 PM  
When I read Choose your own adventure I'd always mark the pages where I had to make a choice, that way if it was the wrong one I could easily go back. Wow I had to cheat at reading. I feel so dirty.
2003-03-11 12:03:31 PM  
I don't think I've ever heard anyone raving over the Dune movie. The books yes, but never the movie.
2003-03-11 12:05:27 PM  
So anybody else jazzed about the Children of Dune coming up on SciFi?
2003-03-11 12:06:56 PM  
Regarding the original Dune movie: I recall hearing something about the fact that it was totally abridged and that a "full" director's (6hrs) version of the movie exists. It would seem to make sense to me given how much of the book it chopped. Anyone know anything about that?
2003-03-11 12:07:55 PM  
i remember those books, i read a bunch of them as a kid, Indiana Jones, Sword and Sorcery, and Master

and i think in every single last one of them you could get eat by a shark
2003-03-11 12:08:32 PM  
Master = Martial arts Master series
2003-03-11 12:09:31 PM  
So anybody else jazzed about the Children of Dune coming up on SciFi?

Considering the copious amount of Boobies in the mini-series, I hink jizzed would be more appropriate.
2003-03-11 12:11:03 PM  
Today I am a true Fremen; Today I am a Worm Rider!
2003-03-11 12:14:02 PM  
Looking forward to seeing the new miniseries.
2003-03-11 12:14:08 PM  
"ummm, you are aware that Dune [the movie] was based on Dune [the book] written in the 6Ts by Frank Herbert, aren't you??? just checking, cos your comment kinda makes it sound like you're missing that little fact."

I knew it was based on a book, but I'm not up to date on what happened between what's in the book vs. what's in the movie. I'm not a hardcore fan. I do like a good movie in any genre, just that it was not easy to follow. Great FX though, I just don't like it as much as my friend does. On the other hand, he thinks my obsession with everything Matrix is a little disturbing.

2003-03-11 12:18:02 PM  
JOSH: There's this flat screen inside with pictures on it and you read it. And when you get down to the bottom you have to make a choice of what the character's going to do...Like if he going to go in and fight the dragon then you have to push one of the buttons.

PAUL: Excuse me.

JOSH: Paul.

PAUL: I don't get it.

JOSH: Well, it's a comic book that....

SUSAN: See, there's a computer chip inside which stores the choices, so when you reach the end of the page, you decide where the story goes. That's the point.

MR. M: Terrific Susan.

SUSAN: A kid makes his own decision.

MR. M: This is really possible?

SUSAN: Yeah. In fact, it's a very simple program. Isn't that right?
MAN: So what happens when you run out of choices?

SUSAN: Well, that's the great thing. You can just sell different adventures. Just pop in a new disk and you get a whole new set of options.

yeah...i got nothing.
2003-03-11 12:19:24 PM  
The scifi miniseries is excellent. Very accurate to the books, and very well-done.
Children of Dune looks even BETTER
If that's possible
I'm psyched
March 16th!
2003-03-11 12:20:14 PM  
Yeah, gettin' the VCR all ready to go. Gonna get the first series on DVD too.....
2003-03-11 12:22:56 PM  
I too am ready to tape that miniseries. I bought the dvd of the first sci fi one and can't wait until sunday!
2003-03-11 12:25:19 PM  
Yeah, I'm looking forward to Children of Dune. I'll probably get the DVD as well when it's available.

Slightly off topic: What's the word on the movie version of Riverworld? I think I saw a commercial for it last night, but I was drunk and don't remember any details. Anyone have a link?
2003-03-11 12:27:29 PM  
I loved those Choose Your Own Adventure books, and I think AlgertMan is right, most books had a shark-based death.

You see a pond.
If you want to swim in it go to page 13.
If you want to run away go to page 57.

Page 13= You are eaten by a shark.

Did anyone ever read the Choose Your Own Adventure-like books that dealt with time travel? I think there was a WWII, a Medival, and a Prehistoric one.
2003-03-11 12:40:41 PM  
I never liked these things when I was a kid...still don't like them.
2003-03-11 12:41:18 PM  
Wow, I must be drunk. I read the headline
"Kill some children at lunch with this Times of Dune interactive..."
2003-03-11 12:42:43 PM  
yes i will definitely make room on the tivo for the new dune miniseries.
2003-03-11 12:43:06 PM  
So im wondering, why did they skip Dune Messiah? Are they gonna do a summary of it in the new miniseries? I haven't been keeping up with Dune since those atrocious prequel books.
2003-03-11 12:43:45 PM  
My understanding is that both books are incorporated into this miniseries.
2003-03-11 12:44:38 PM  
although its been so long since i read the books i hardly remember what happens.

and i think they are combining dune messiah and children in the miniseries.
2003-03-11 12:46:17 PM  
Ya, I still have some of them, I particularly remember the dinosaur one...can't remember the title, but the logo was the sillouette of a kid jumping through some kind of stargate-lookin' portal.

and the Indiana jones books RULED!
2003-03-11 12:47:45 PM  
Let's not forget the ZORK choose your own adventure series.... or the Dungeon and Dragons sets....
2003-03-11 12:48:32 PM  
also, EbAy has ALL the old Indy books for next to nothing.
2003-03-11 12:48:38 PM  

I'm boycotting Children Of Dune because of Susan Surandon

Can anyone guess why?

Let the flames begin!
2003-03-11 12:49:14 PM  
I'm a kid of the 80s yet I don't recognize this. I must suck.
2003-03-11 12:56:21 PM  
I'm boycotting Children Of Dune because of Susan Surandon
Can anyone guess why?

Because you have Oedipus style issues with middle aged actresses who refuse to substitute showing their tits for actual talent?
2003-03-11 12:57:27 PM  
Palverone... I'll bite... why?
2003-03-11 01:06:03 PM  
A few people mentioned that the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries was more accurate to the book than the feature movie, but as an obvious fan of the first book, I beg to differ. The horrid casting, overhauling of the dialogue, plot structure, thematic points and terrible set design made the feature length film look waaayy better than I ever thought it could. True, the theatrical release had those stupid wierding modules, ruined the character of Baron Harkonnen and cut out some crucial scenes (like Paul's knife fight with Jamis that won him a place in Stilgar's tribe), but it LOOKED correct, was cast correctly (except for the role of Gurney Halleck) and had Frank Herbert as an actual consultant on the set. The Sci-Fi Channel, as usual, substituted boobies for substance and blew a golden opportunity to do something right.

As for David Lynch, supposedly, he did Dune as part of a deal. For directing Dune, he got to make two of his own films.
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