Although Dune: Part Two‘s premiere is still five months away—with an actors’ strike currently ongoing—it certainly hasn’t been quiet! On this week’s Dune Talk we discuss implications of the movie’s PG-13 age rating. Plus, which of those two listed runtime figures is correct? Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon also offer a rundown of the latest Dune releases, including the Dune: Spice Wars 1.0 launch, publication of three well-reviewed books, and wave of new collectibles incoming.
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Dune Talk: Episode 57 – Fall 2023 News and Releases
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Key Dune news story covered on this show:
Dune: Part Two has been rated PG-13. The Classification and Rating Administration describes the movie as containing “sequences of strong violence, some suggestive material, and brief strong language.”
Dune: Spice Wars 1.0 is now available, as the 4X real-time strategy video game has left early access on Steam. This full release features the new Conquest mode, a sixth faction to choose from (House Ecaz), and further improvements to gameplay and UI.
A trio of high quality nonfiction Dune books has been published in late September, that each have something special to offer to fans:
A Masterpiece in Disarray by Max Evry goes in-depth into the creation of David Lynch’s Dune (1984) movie, uncovering many surprising details about its (troubled) production.
The Spice Must Flow by Ryan Britt presents an enjoyable narrative of Dune‘s 60-year history, from the original novel’s curious publication journey up to the current movie adaptation by Denis Villeneuve.
The Worlds of Dune by Tom Huddleston explores the real-world people and places that influenced author Frank Herbert, as he researched and wrote the book that would become known as Dune.
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