Frank Herbert's Dune

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Frank Herbert's Dune is a three-part science fiction television miniseries that originally aired in 2000.[1]

It is based on the novel Dune written by Frank Herbert.


Dune is set a few thousand years in the future, during a time where humans have colonised the galaxy.

The planet Arrakis (nicknamed Dune) is of particular importance, and is the battleground of factions who seek to control the flow of "spice", a compound with many enhancing properties.

Transhumanist Elements

The spice harvested on Arrakis (Dune) has many different properties. It is able to; increase intelligence much like a nootropic, can provide the person who takes it with a kind of telekinetic ability, and it is also said to increase longevity.

There are also some retro futurism elements, as well as a pinch of alien racism.


The 3 part series was followed by Frank Herbert's Children of Dune that was released in 2003.

The series is based on the novel Children of Dune by Frank Herbert.

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