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Celebrity Dune Fans

Postby Apjak » 18 Jan 2011 21:24

I don't want to make a Milla Jovovich thread, but if you look here you can see in this interview she grew up reading and loving Dune

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/ar ... ?id=283593

I was really into sci-fi and fantasy novels like the Dune series and Dragonlance. I was a real fantasy geek growing up

I wanted to be Jill Valentine.


Anyway, we've run into other celebrity nods to Dune, and I'd like a place to cache them. So, here goes.
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Postby Nekhrun » 18 Jan 2011 21:47

Apjak wrote:I don't want to make a Milla Jovovich thread...

Why not? The fact that she's a Dune fan will drive my wife crazy.
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Re: Celebrity Dune Fans

Postby Sandwurm88 » 18 Jan 2011 22:11

The guys from Iron Maiden were apparently Dune fans and wanted to call an album Dune, but FH wouldn't allow it. This may not count for y'all serious SF fans, but the guy who wrote the series Inheritance (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr) is a big fan. Kanye West might be a fan...he's got those shoes.

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Postby SandChigger » 19 Jan 2011 02:26

:lol:

The Eragon kid, what's his name? Puppaleski? Poppinjayo? Plagiaristo? ;)

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Postby SadisticCynic » 19 Jan 2011 09:22

Sandwurm88 wrote:The guys from Iron Maiden were apparently Dune fans and wanted to call an album Dune, but FH wouldn't allow it. This may not count for y'all serious SF fans, but the guy who wrote the series Inheritance (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr) is a big fan. Kanye West might be a fan...he's got those shoes.


I believe it was this song. Being a metal band, they went ahead and sang about Dune without permission. :)

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Papa Georgio?
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Postby lotek » 19 Jan 2011 09:51

Papadopoulos ?
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Jan 2011 14:02

Popinfresh?

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Postby Apjak » 19 Jan 2011 14:07

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Detective Dollypoposkallius?
I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work - Kevin J. Anderson
We think we've updated 'Dune' for a modern readership without dumbing it down.- Brian Herbert
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Postby Apjak » 19 Jan 2011 14:18

Meanwhile... back on topic

So... all we have so far is:

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Milla Jovovich

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Iron Maiden

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Shia LaBeouf??
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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jan 2011 14:33

Sean Young
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Postby TheDukester » 19 Jan 2011 14:39

Wasn't Susan Sarandon (Wensicia Corrino in CoD series) a fan? Or at least claimed she'd read it?
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Postby Apjak » 19 Jan 2011 14:45

I think we can count the most of the cast members from the adaptations.

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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jan 2011 14:56

Barak Obama
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Postby Omphalos » 19 Jan 2011 15:27

SandChigger wrote::lol:

The Eragon kid, what's his name? Puppaleski? Poppinjayo? Plagiaristo? ;)


Paolini. As an aside I was book browsing the other day and ran across a new Pegnuin copy of Steinbeck's reinterpretation/retelling of the Authurian legends, and it had an introduction by that guy. Now, Steinbeck dropped the ball with that book, but I was shocked to see that kid introducing a work by Steinbeck. I sensed a bit of grave-rolling on that one.

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Postby inhuien » 19 Jan 2011 16:28

Freakzilla wrote:Barak Obama
Did that one hurt? :P
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Jan 2011 17:06

inhuien wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Barak Obama
Did that one hurt? :P

I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

He rose above the pain. For Dune. :P

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Jan 2011 17:13

SandChigger wrote:
inhuien wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Barak Obama
Did that one hurt? :P

I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

He rose above the pain. For Dune. :P


I'll bet Bush would like McDune, lots of nuke-u-lur explosions and neato schtuff. He'd take a while to get through them though, apparently he only reads for very short periods of time, in very limited amounts each day. :wink:

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Postby merkin muffley » 19 Jan 2011 17:36

Well, Bush said when he was in Crawford he read a "Camus and three Shakespeare's." And I'm willing to believe that he did. Why not?

I have no idea why you'd read three of Shakespeare's plays to yourself while you were on vacation in Texas, though.
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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jan 2011 19:53

Didn't Bush mention the Fremen? Like around the beginning of GWII?
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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jan 2011 20:00

NM, it was an SNL skit:

White House Cabinet Meeting

White House Aide.....Rachel Dratch
President George W. Bush.....Will Ferrell
Vice President Dick Cheney.....Darrell Hammond
Condoleeza Rice.....Maya Rudolph

Dick Cheney: We need to contact the Syrians and beg restraint from Hizbullah.

President George W. Bush: I'm on it like stink on a mule. Next?

Rice: You have a meeting with Ali Abdullah Salay.

President George W. Bush: Another Abdullah.

Condoleeza Rice: Yeah.

President George W. Bush: That's three. You thought I wasn't paying attention, now did you? Where's this one from?

Condoleeza Rice: Yemen.

President George W. Bush: Good one, but I'm not that stupid. You mean Fremen.

Dick Cheney: No, it's Yemen. "Fremen" is from the science fiction book Dune!

President George W. Bush: Ok, fair enough.

Condoleeza Rice: And you're going to need to contact Mubarak.

President George W. Bush: Yemen?

Dick Cheney: Egypt!

President George W. Bush: Damn it!
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Jan 2011 20:52

:clap:

I remember that (at least, reading it). :lol:

(Hey, should we mention Peter Berg and Pierre "Stop calling me Peter, it's PIERRE!" Morel here, too? Berg was a more muscular, adventuresome fan of Dune... :P )

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Postby Tleszer » 19 Jan 2011 21:37

I know I could look it up but I'm too lazy. I'd have to say some of the writers for the cartoon "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy." I know of at least two Dune references on that show. One was a parody of GEoD and the other involved the gom jabbar.
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Postby D Pope » 20 Jan 2011 11:18

Recently, I was forced to watch 'Cop Out' and the best part of the movie was a brief dialog where 'ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US' was discussed.
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Postby Apjak » 20 Jan 2011 12:02

I remember that episode.

Venture Bros. references the Lynch film and Dune in general fairly often.
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We think we've updated 'Dune' for a modern readership without dumbing it down.- Brian Herbert
There’s an unwritten compact between you and the reader. If someone enters a bookstore and sets down hard earned money(energy) for your book, you owe that person some entertainment and as much more as you can give. - Frank Herbert