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I have to agree, neither movie even came close.

Paul Feather
----- Original Message -----
From: "T. Eric Gillham PE" <teric(--nospam--at)gk2guam.com>
To: "seaoc list" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 3:22 PM
Subject: FW: SF-reading engineers


> Saw the latest Dune incarnation a couple of weeks ago - although the
acting
> (sans William Hurt, that is) is not on par with the original movie,
> escpecially WRT the actor who plays Paul, terribly IMO, the special
effects
> are cool, and the new Dune outdoes the old one by remaining more true to
the
> Benegessiret (sp?) weirding way stuff.  Baron Harkonnen wasn't as
> interesting in this one either.
>
> Of course, neither compares to the book series :)
>
> T. Eric Gillham PE
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Structuralist [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:45 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: SF-reading engineers
>
>
> The latest one that was produced for the Sci-Fi channel with William Hurt.
> Great graphics, but I am waiting for a quiet time to watch it
uninterrupted
> (and in Surround sound). So far, I've only been able to watch a 1/2 hour
of
> part 1 (of 4 parts) late at night and end up falling asleep through it.
This
> version ($19.97 at Wal-Mart) is over 4-hours long.
> I'm determined to get through it and maybe I'll find something exciting
> about it. I'm also in the Middle of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" which my
> son gave me. Thank go for three hours sleep each night:o)
>
> Dennis
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Neil Moore [mailto:nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 2:49 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: SF-reading engineers
> >
> >
> > Which "Dune" movie did you buy?  The original or the latest one.
> >
> > Neil Moore
> >
> >
> > At 12:10 PM 4/18/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> > >I don't know, I've had a lot of trouble getting into Dune. Frank
Herbert
> > >isn't the most exciting writer I can think of. I just bought the Sci-Fi
> > >Channels 3 or 4 part series "Dune" and although the graphics are
> > great (DVD)
> > >the story (as was the original movie as well as my experience
> > with the book)
> > >was difficult to get into.
> > >What is the magic with Dune?
> > >
> > >Dennis
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Neil Moore [mailto:nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com]
> > >> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 9:31 AM
> > >> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > >> Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I wondered when someone was going to mention the Dune Series.  I can
> > >> remember when it came out in serial form in Analog or
> > Astounding Science
> > >> Fiction (don't remember the date of the magazine name change).
> >  I had to
> > >> wait each month for the next part of the story.
> > >>
> > >> I've been reading ASF/Analog since 1947 and marvel at the
> > things that have
> > >> come to past.  It feels like we had a preview of the future in many
of
> > >> those editions.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Neil Moore, S.E.
> > >> neil moore and associates
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>  At 08:13 AM 4/18/2001 -0700, Paul Feather wrote:
> > >> >Outstanding!  It is not often you have to put a book down because
your
> > >> >laughing so hard you expect to burst at the seams.
> > >> >
> > >> >Paul Feather
> > >> >
> > >> >And don't forget the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, or the
> > >> Dune Series
> > >> >by Frank Herbert.
> > >> >
> > >> >----- Original Message -----
> > >> >From: "Mark Nowmos" <mnowmos(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
> > >> >To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> > >> >Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:51 PM
> > >> >Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >> Hello,
> > >> >> Might I also suggest any or all of the Hitchhiker's Guide to
> > >> the Galaxy,
> > >> >> by Douglas Adams.  (Once a Trilogy, now a , uh, Pentology? He
> > >> has a joke
> > >> >> about this...)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Regards,
> > >> >> Mark Nowmos
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Rlfong(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> > Besides the good ones listed,  I have to nominate the Cross Time
> > >> >> > Engineer.
> > >> >> > It is one of the better engineer protagonist SF
> > >> characters/story.  The
> > >> >> > Cross
> > >> >> > Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski .
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is one of the newer generation
> > >> SF riders
> > >> >> > who is
> > >> >> > really good.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > I found Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove also fascinating
SF.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > And for the SE/architectural engineers on this group,
> > another good
> > >> >> > read IMHO
> > >> >> > is china mountain zhang by Maureen McHugh
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > ron in fremont
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > In a message dated 4/13/2001 5:09:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > >> >> > dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net writes:
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >> Here is my list of
> > >> >> >> favorite authors to add:
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Phillip K. Dick (paranoid schizoid but enjoyable none the
less -
> > >> >> >> author of
> > >> >> >> Blade Runner which was published originally as "I Dream
> > of Electric
> > >> >> >> Sheep")
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Micael Crichton - almost anything by him.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Robin Cook - not strictly Sci-Fi but close enough
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Greg Bear (just ordered Darwin's Radio as part of my selection)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> J.R.R.Tolkien's Trilogies
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Isaac Asimov - all of his robot series
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Arthur C. Clarke
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Ray Bradbury - (Something Wicked This Way Comes and tons of
other
> > >> >> >> works by
> > >> >> >> him)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Poul Anderson (can't think of a title off hand as it has
> > been years)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, the Unpleasant
> > >> >> >> Profession of
> > >> >> >> Jonathan Hoag, Glory Road and Farnham's Freehold)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Of course the Classics including (Edgar Rice Burrough's, Jules
> > >> >> >> Verne, Sir
> > >> >> >> Arthur Canon Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Mary
> > >> >> >> Shelley).
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
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