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Why do the Atreides spice harvesters differ from the Harkonnen?

In the title sequence, Chani tells us "At night the spice harvesters land". We see some of them: they look like giant insects. Later, after House Atreides takes over management of Arrakis ...
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Why didn't the Atreides or Harkonnen launch their own satellites?

Prior to the invasion, Baron Harkonnen says: There are no satellites over Arrakis. The Atreides will die in the dark. In the novel, we're given to understand that the Fremen bribe the Spacing Guild ...
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In what sense do the Harkonnens ravage the Fremen lands?

Chani's narration at the start of Dune 2021 states: At night fall, the spice harvesters land. The outsiders race against time to avoid the heat of the day. They ravage our land in front of our eyes. ...
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Why does House Atreides harvest during the day?

In the beginning of Dune 2021, Chani tells us: At nightfall, the spice harvesters land. The outsiders race against time to avoid the heat of the day. Later after having taken over management of ...
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How much of the book does the movie Dune (2021) cover?

I've read like... 100 pages of the book. How much more should I read before watching Dune (2021), so that the movie does not spoil anything from the book for me?
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During the duel with Jamis, why did the Reverend Mother suggest Paul to get killed?

During the duel we hear the voice of the RM telling / showing Paul to be killed by Jamis. It is not clear to me: Why did she suggest that to him, and why of course did he refuse follow her suggestion? ...
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In Dune, how is the spice mélange used for space travel?

I've read parts of the book and seen both David Lynch's and Denis Villeneuve's films, but I've not seen a concrete description of how exactly mélange enables space travel. The David Lynch film ...
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Why don't the sandworms attack outworlder cities in Arrakis?

I recently watched Denis Villeneuve's version of Dune. It is mentioned that the sandworms are always attracted to artificial vibrations. I remember the books also mentioning multiple times that ...
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Why aren't shield piercing projectile weapons used on a massive scale? [closed]

In the Dune 2021 we see Duncan Idaho being shot at with a projectile weapon. He had to use his sword to pry the projectile off his shield. But imagine a dozen of those projectiles working their way ...
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Why is the Baron bathing in a dark liquid?

Why is Baron Harkonnen bathing in a dark liquid? My guess is that the liquid can heal him after the attempt on his life.
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In Villeneuve’s Dune, Pt. 1, is Dr. Liet-Kynes her mother?

Is Dr. Liet-Kynes… Kynes is introduced and essentially killed before With Kynes’ story over, it seems there’s no point in the film adaptation to make the connection; although admittedly this might ...
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Why were the Harkonnen risking using a lasgun to shoot down Idaho's ornithopter?

Were the Harkonnen using lasguns in the new Dune movie to try and shoot down Duncan? It looked like they were shooting lasguns at Duncan as he escaped at one point in the movie. Wouldn't this create ...
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Why would the Emperor send his personal troops to help the Harkonnen?

I have just seen the new Dune movie (2021) and I really liked it, but I do not understand the Emperor's actions completely. Note that I have not read any of the books, and I still wish to more-or-less ...
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What was the black spider creature in Villenueve's Dune, Part One?

There is a scene where the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam meets secretly with Barron Harkonnen and his mentat, Piter de Vries, to demand that Jessica and Paul be left unharmed. At the start of the ...
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Why didn't they notice the invasion in Dune?

I just saw the Dune: Part 1 movie, and haven't read the books at all. In the movie, there's an invasion on the Arrakis planet, that seemed to come from nowhere. In the movie they mentioned some ...
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Where is House Ordos in the 2021 movie Dune?

Back in the 90s, I used the play the Dune 2 RTS computer game, and I recall there being three houses: Atreides (blue), Harkonnen (red) and Ordos (green) (along with an unplayable Emperor). But in the ...
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Why don't stillsuits protect/retain fluid from the wearer's eyes?

I saw the new Dune (2021) movie last night (astonishingly good BTW), and I noticed that the stillsuits don't typically cover the eyes or upper faces of the person wearing the suit. When the suit was ...
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Why didn't the Atreides family extensively watch this character in such a period of tension?

I just saw the movie Dune (2021), and I also read the first book a few years ago. I was surprised that one of the closest persons of the Atreides' family, Dr. Yueh, didn't get any surveillance, such ...
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