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Oh, Great, the New Dune Screenplay Is Finished. Yay?

Dune author Frank Herbert's son Brian announced that the screenplay for the latest attempt to bring his dad's 1965 blockbuster novel to the big screen is finished, and—no. I'm sorry. I can't do this. I cannot pretend to care about this Dune adaptation, or, frankly, about Dune.

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In a Racist, Sexist World That Allows for Harvey Weinstein or Milo Yiannopoulos, Don’t Fear. Fight.

"Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering."

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Arrival‘s Denis Villeneuve Officially Set to Direct the Dune Remake

After speculating that Denis Villeneuve may or may not direct the upcoming Dune remake, we now have official word: It's a go.

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Maybe a Dune Remake Would Be Okay, Since Arrival’s Denis Villeneuve Wants to Direct It

Many have tried to adapt Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic, Dune, for the screen. Many have failed. But perhaps Denis Villeneuve is up to the challenge.

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Frank Herbert’s Dune Novel is Heading Back to the Mainstream

Dune, Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, is about to make a huge comeback.

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If/Then: If You Like Star Wars, Here’s What Else You Need to Watch & Read

Us gals have enough trouble enjoying our interests without being called ‘fake geek girls’ and asking for recommendations can be an invitation for this type of attack depending on who you're talking to. We’ve created this series to help you navigate the huge selection of geeky movies, TV shows, and reading material out there!

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Things We Saw Today: Snag Yourself An Exclusive Jurassic World Poster at SDCC

MIGHTY NEED

Holy crap, this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster by Mark Englert is eleven different kinds of awesome. Apparently if you want to know where to get it this weekend, you have to "Jurassic" to the number 834567.

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H.R. Giger Is Dead, Long Live H.R. Giger

Fear is the Mind Killer

Sci-fi's lost one of the greats: H.R. Giger has passed away at the age of 74.

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More Than Two Dozen Last Minute Geeky Valentines for You Lazy Good-For-Nothings

Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

Sometimes your sweetie, significant other, or BFF gets a beautiful hand crafted Valentine's Day card. And sometimes you do some quick Googling and drop a link on their Facebook page, because that's just how your month went. Google no more. We have you covered.

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How To Make Your Own Sandworm Costume; Edible Sardaukar Not Included

Fear is the Mind Killer

But what Instructables user Canida does include in her DIY guide, is instructions on how to turn the rest of your family into Fremen minions. Previously in Dune

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Things We Saw Today: The First Poster for NBC’s The Sound of Music

Things We Saw Today

You remember: This is NBC's upcoming live production of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood as Maria and True Blood's Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp. My brain doesn't know what it's doing. Am I indignant? Horrified? Amused? Do I even care? If I have to be subjected to these conflicting emotions then so do you. (Entertainment Weekly)

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The 10 “Worst” Science Fiction Yo Mama Jokes

and let it be known

Hey, I like Star Trek: Nemesis... But lets be real: if your mother survived high school with Cthulhu, ain't nobody messing with her. (via Geeks Are Sexy.)

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Things We Saw Today: The Avengers, Replaced By Their Canonical Genderswapped Counterpart Characters

Things We Saw Today

Comics Alliance asked Chris Haley to draw this recast version of The Avengers, where every character is replaced by their canonical opposite gender counter part (from left to right: She-Hulk, Kate Bishop, Pepper Potts as Rescue, Maria Hill, American Dream, and Thor Girl) except Black Widow, who doesn't have one.

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10 Drug Fueled Geek Adventures

Power Grid

Drugs. Who doesn’t like drugs? They can do somany things for your story. Your. Story. It can be a MacGuffin! A metaphor for religion! For fossil fuels! A statement on our increasingly medicated society! A lampshade hung on the question of how your characters stay awake all the time! A way of giving a certain character an emotionally revelatory experience! For your amusement, we present our ten (utterly subjectively chosen) favorite drug fueled geek adventures.

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Things We Saw Today: Wonder Woman Variant Art by Cliff Chiang

Things We Saw Today

1. According to Cliff Chiang, it's an "early promo image" of Wonder Woman #1 and 2. it reminds me of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, even though she's holding an ax. And there's nothing about it that isn't awesome. (via DC Women Kicking Ass)

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We May Actually Stand A Better Chance of Finding Alien Life on Desert Planets

To Boldly Go

Turns out that if there's a bright center to the universe, we might find life on the planet that it's furthest from. Eh, eh? Star Wars quote? Yeah, why don't we just move along. Scientists who are looking for planets that might support lifeforms generally look for blue-green planets with plenty of water on their surfaces, since water played such an emportant role in the evolution of life on this planet. The problem with water planets, however, is that they've got a relatively narrow Goldilocks zone (it's a thing) in which their water neither freezes nor boils away. Too far from their star and you get Hoth or worse, too close and you wind up with runaway green house conditions where all the water gets so jumpy and high in the atmosphere that its hydrogen splits off and it turns into just oxygen. But researchers have also recently theorized that life might be just as likely to arise on a planet where there was only some water like Tatooine or Arrakis: desert planets. And, due to their geography, those planets have a much larger Goldilocks zone, and therefore might exist in greater abundance in the universe.

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Things We Saw Today: The Dune Cat Lives!

Things We Saw Today

This is a sand cat, aka "sand dune" cat, aka "any excuse to make a Dune reference" cat, which had become extinct in Israel, but was recently bred in captivity. We will treat you to more details and another picture after the jump.

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Fremen Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Kill Sardaukar

In Which We Don't Make An Obvious Pun

Much thanks to Redditor veritablequandary for the concept, and sdyawg for the corrected version. (I always spell rhythm wrong, too.)

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Ride the Gummi Worm, Muad’dib: Dune Recreated With Giant Candy

Fear is the Mind Killer

Has CandyWarehouse found the greatest possible use for the World's Largest Gummy Worm? YES WE RATHER THINK SO.

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Dune Activity Books Geared Toward Whom, Exactly?

Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

What exactly do you give the nine-year old Dune fan in your life? To promote the 1984 David Lynch film version of the much-more-well-received novel, these activity and coloring books were released. Now, activity and coloring books are generally for children. Dune was rated PG-13, so most likely, kids weren't seeing it. So, maybe this was a plot to get kids to get their parents to see the movie, which ended up flopping. But good news: there's a no-bake spice cookie recipe in it! (Not involving awareness spectrum narcotics!) Come for the societal collapse, stay for the cookies!

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