Though endowed with splendid production values and photographed with burnished brilliance, this Sci-FI Channel mini-series is also nearly incomprehensible to viewers unfamiliar with Frank Herbert's post-Dune
epics Dune Messiah
and Children of Dune
. On the desert planet Arrakis, Paul "Muaddib" Atreides (Alex Newman) has dethroned Emperor Shaddam IV,
Taken his place and assumed the mantle of a legend. Haunted by visions of the past and future, Emperor Paul feels he's betrayed the very revolution he inspired, so he exiles himself to the desert and predicts that his children with Freman concubine Chani (Barbora Kodetova) will someday restore his fol...