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The Dune Trailer is Finally Here!

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There isn’t much to say about the Dune trailer other than HOLY CRAP! What do you all think about it? Looks great, looks bad, let me know in the comments!

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Dune Image Updates

I figured with the actual trailer for Dune about to drop any day now, nobody is going to care about a couple of enhanced images taken from a mobile phone in a theatre.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR – DERP I JUST REALISED THE ONLINE TEASER DROPPED!! UPDATED IMAGES BELOW!

From what I have read, the teaser was made specifically for viewers in theatres and therefore, the content may or may not be the same in the trailer dropping soon. Part of the teaser trailer is the same as the one viewed in theatres, namely this image of Paul below:

The last image is really bad and I didn’t bother editing that because the quality is just so poor but as you can see, one of these shots is taken in the desert. And the other two are taken from the “What’s in the box?” scene that I’m hoping will be covered much better in the trailer.

Are you looking forward to Dune this year? I am hoping they won’t push it back but you never know. However, with Tenet storming away in theatres in the USA now, I doubt they’ll be pushing Dune back and I am hoping the trend continues with COVID-19 being stomped out!

For me, these movies represent something that gives me an escape from some of the not-so-good days we’ve all been having. And I get excited and feel happier when I know something is coming that’s going to be fun and entertaining. And it’s also something I can share with all my readers which is the most important thing!

I hope you are having a good day and remember that it’s “okay to not be okay”. I saw that on a Pinterest board and I loved it 🙂

ALSO DUNE FANS did you get that Timothee Chalamet is quoting word for word from the book? Wowww I can’t wait for this!

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Dune Teaser Trailer has Leaked!

So I kind of link Dune and Star Wars together for many reasons but mostly because there are a lot of similarities between the two. So it seems odd to me that anyone that loves Star Wars wouldn’t be interested in Dune. But it’s totally okay if you’re not, of course 😁

So there will be some Dune posts here and there but I promise not to inundate anyone with too many😅

I have posted about Dune before when it was first announced and I figured since the trailer releases in seven days, it might be time to post again.

I did have a lovely GIF I was going to show you all but that GIF was taken down by Warner Brothers on Instagram… I did hear that Warner Bros were being really staunch about people uploading anything relating to the film if it was from the teaser trailer and guess what? This time they were telling the truth. I mean I get it. It is breaching copyright laws.

So a quick little GIF edit I found online which I converted into a smaller GIF because I thought it was pretty!

And finally an excerpt from the book which I really like:

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

― Frank Herbert, Dune

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Did Han Solo Really Shoot First?

This question has been asked by fans for many years, and there are countless internet memes about it as well. If you’re a hardcore star wars fan, you probably know the answer to this question, but some people still debate what actually happened, despite there being footage out there that proves it.

I saw this awesome post on Reddit this morning and decided to post this on my website so if anyone is in doubt, doubt no more!

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This is the original, unaltered video clip from Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. One of the Redditors managed to pick up the original VHS version somewhere, and he uploaded this particular scene to Reddit because so many people asked to see it in its unaltered state.

I haven’t researched this much myself, but I do know that there is a version of all three of the original trilogy movies unaltered and in DVD format. I can’t remember where I found it now because it was some time ago, but there was a group of Star Wars fans that worked on it as a project and then uploaded it to the internet for fans. I might have to go looking again to see if I still have it bookmarked, but this is rare footage indeed. There is also a chance that the footage may have been taken down by now, so I wanted to show this before the same thing happens.

Let me know what you think? Have you ever seen this version before? I’d be keen to discuss it with you!

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Editor’s Note: As part of a content writing experiment, this post was originally published on my pop culture and freelance writing site, The Broken Quill.

I’ve never really explored the differences between these two franchises from a fan’s point of view. Obviously, people know me as a staunch Star Wars fan and supporter, but I am also a fan of Star Trek.

It’s okay to be a fan of both, right? Well, some may say “no” you cannot be a fan of both. And I get that. But for the sake of this blog post, I’ll remain a super fan of Star Wars and someone who appreciates Star Trek.

The Differences Between Star Wars and Star Trek

There are dozens of ways that Star Wars and Star Trek are the same, but it’s more interesting to look at how they differ from each other.

Star Trek started off as a TV show all about travelling the universe and encountering different species while trying to keep the peace amongst the many races of the galaxy. While Star Wars does have elements of this, Star Wars is focused a lot more on particular characters and their stories (struggles) and how they impact one another. Star Wars is also very much a universe where the good and the evil clash often.

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You could argue that Star Trek has its main characters to focus on as well, and in the cinematic universe, we have seen some of the main characters at different stages of their lives and careers. But for me, Star Trek really is all about Star Trekking, which kind of makes sense since it’s in the title of the show.

The Prominent Characters as Heroes

This area of both franchises definitely overlaps as we can see with each trilogy of the Star Wars films, a prominent “hero” is the primary focus. And in the case of Star Trek, while most members of the crew (in both the TV show and the films), could be considered “heroic”, the main hero per se, at least for me, is always the Captain, Commander or Admiral.

I think, therefore, that Star Wars and Star Trek definitely share this common theme but I would say that Star Wars has pushed the boundaries a little further in terms of character development of the heroic figure.

The Hero Becomes The Villain

I was wracking my brain trying to think of a time when the main character in Star Trek actually became the villain. And then I remembered Jean-Luc Picard actually became the villain when he was assimilated into the Borg.

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So there are a lot of similarities between the two franchises, but I still think the defining feature of Star Trek is having characters able to “go where no one has gone before”. Travelling the universe will always be a very cool way to be employed. Although becoming a Jedi or a Sith is equally as appealing.

“Live Long and Prosper” versus “May The Force Be With You”

Yoda is definitely one of the trademark characters of the Star Wars franchise. And I would say as his equal, Spock carries a similar level of importance in the Star Trek universe (some Star Wars fans may see that as a blasphemy).

Both Yoda and Spock were highly trusted individuals of the “hero” figure characters in their respective franchises. Both were exceptionally important to the plot and development of said hero characters as well as being exceptionally wise, advising the best course of action when the hero had no idea where to turn.

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For me, it’s quite clear how similar they are and how important they are to each franchise. And as characters, they are both “wise and knowledgeable” beings who support their heroes in any way they can.

This is a vast topic and one I’m probably going to have to revisit in another post, but for now, I’m going to use both of these famous sayings in one sentence!

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Live Long and Prosper and May The Force Be With You!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments – Trekkie or Star Wars fan, I am keen to hear what you think!

Until my next post, keep writing, and I’ll catch you later!

Originally posted on The Broken Quill.

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