Dune Cast #5.1: Heretics of Dune (1984)

by Dune Cast

We’re back in a big way, and so is the Dune franchise! Listen now for much more on this podcast, Dune news and the start of our discussion on an amazing but often ignored chapter of the Dune universe, Heretics of Dune.

New music, new equipment, and a new excitement for everything going on with the Duneiverse right now! From the casting of Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides to our discussion on Heretics of Dune, there is so much to unpack and discuss. Settle in, put on those ear buds and get ready for an all new episode of the Dune Cast!

Show Notes

  • The future of the Dune Cast
  • Dune news:
    • Thoughts on film casting, Timothée Chalamet and more
    • The newly announced Dune board game experience.
  • Why we all need to let go of the 1984 film adaptation
  • 22:30 Heretics of Dune Discussion Part 1
    • The most underappreciated Dune novel?
    • Unraveling the mystery of the novel
    • How the galaxy has progressed
    • The lack of information on the novel’s development
    • First impressions of Gammu, Rakis, Bene Gesserit, Bene Tleilax, Honored Matres, The Rakian Priesthood
    • What does it mean to be a Heretic at this time in the Dune-iverse?
    • Metaphors for how Leto is worshipped
    • What are the implications of Leto’s pearls of consciousness
    • The nature of prescience in Heretics of Dune
    • No Ships and their importance
    • Oh yeah, what about that Spice?
    • Axlotl Tanks: surprise!
    • Characters of Heretics of Dune


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