Friday, March 28, 2014

WE HAVE ORSON WELLS SIGN THE LIKE OF WHICH EVEN GOD HIMSELF HASN'T SEEN:  I've been a fan of Dune since I was 13 years old.  As much as science fiction as I read, I've probably read Dune more than any other SF novel, fifteen times at least.  It's said that you can no sooner read the same book as you can visit the same river.  Dune is quite different each time to me and I trust it's as different on each of the tens of millions of times it's been read.

Yet I'm not sure any reading created the same image as this.  David Carradine as Leto, Orson Wells as Baron Harkonnen, soundtrack by Pink Floyd.  Art by Geiger.  It would have been a glorious mess.


  1. Joseph Finn1:41 PM

    Wow, TPE, I feel like you're burying the lede on this for fans of certain age. Giger, wonderful of course. But then I see this:

    "Spacecraft concept art by British artist Chris Foss"

    And I'm now even more stoked to see this documentary. I adored those books based around Foss's art back i the day and I'm intrigued to see how he fits into all of this.

  2. The Pathetic Earthling2:43 PM

    That was all the Terran Trade Federation stuff, right?

  3. Joseph Finn3:53 PM

    That's the one! Goodness, that man's paintings are lovely.

  4. The Pathetic Earthling4:06 PM

    Look upon ye mighty, and despair.

  5. Joseph Finn4:11 PM

    Oh man, Colin Hay is awesome. BTW, if you like this sort of thing the book "Infinite Worlds : The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art" is really, really fabulous. Good Bradbury intro as well.