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Ask any Dune fan whether there’s been a perfect adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel, and you’ll get many different answers. Some might say Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movies are the closest to a Platonic ideal. The nerds might say it’s the Sci Fi Channel’s three-part miniseries, Frank Herbert’s Dune. Bigger nerds will say perfection exists only in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s deranged imagination, while the biggest nerds will argue that there’s no way to accurately adapt Dune at all. Only the real freaks, however, will speak up for David Lynch’s notorious 1984 flop.

Lynch’s Dune holds a fascinating place in pop culture history, releasing to such poor reviews and abysmal box office returns that the director famously disowned the film. It’s attained a kind of cult following in the decades since, with some fans proclaiming it to be a misunderstood masterpiece. But even star Kyle MacLachlan, who played the tragic hero Paul Atreides, acknowledges that Lynch’s Dune had an “impossible” task it couldn’t quite pull off.

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