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Dune Talk is the official Dune podcast of, your one-stop source for breaking news and reviews about the bestselling, epic science fiction saga! Join Marcus, Garin, Johnny, Simon, and a rotation of special guests, for in-depth discussion of the 2021 Dune movie—directed by Denis Villen… read more

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Real-World Influences of Frank Herbert's DUNE | Interview With Tom Huddleston

October 22nd, 2023


On this week's Dune Talk our special guest is Tom Huddleston and we're diving into his new book The Worlds of Dune! This visually-appealing hardcover explores actual locations and people that inspired Frank Herbert, as …

DUNE: Part Two Movie Gets Rated! | Fall 2023 Roundup: Books, Games, and Toys

October 15th, 2023


Premieres of Dune: Part Two may still be five months away—with an actors' strike currently underway—but things haven't been quiet. On this week's DUNE TALK we address the PG-13 rating and what this means for the movie. …

DUNE's Fantastic Journey to Page and Screen | Interview With Ryan Britt

October 1st, 2023


Note: Starting from 26:13, discussion includes references to plot points from Dune: Messiah and Children of Dune.

On this week's Dune Talk, we're …

Denis Villeneuve's Dune Movie Trilogy Dream | Director Talks Part Two and Three

September 24th, 2023


On this week's Dune Talk, Garin, Marcus, Mark, and Simon dive into Empire's interview with Denis Villeneuve, regarding what we can expect from Dune: Part Two. The director has spoken of his current Dune film adaptation …

Was Lynch's 'Dune' a Masterpiece? Interview With Max Evry

September 14th, 2023


On today's Dune Talk, the crew are joined by Max Evry, author of A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune. An Oral History. The film journalist …

Dune Movie Deleted Scenes - Photography Breakdown | 'Dune: Part Two' Delayed

September 3rd, 2023


With the release of Part One: The Photography it's time for a deleted scenes breakdown on Dune Talk! Chiabella Jame's beautiful behind-the-scenes …

Is Chani a Different Person in 'Dune' Movies vs. Books? | Gen Con Announcements

August 27th, 2023


From first meeting of Zendaya's Chani and Timothée Chalamet's Paul—towards the end of Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part One movie—readers noticed changes …

Will Union Strike Delay 'Dune: Part Two'? | 'Dune' TV Series To Resume Production

July 30th, 2023


This week on Dune Talk, we're addressing those rumors that Dune: Part Two may get shifted to 2024 as a result of the ongoing labor union strikes in …

'Dune: Part Two' Official Trailer 2 Breakdown (Spoilers)

July 16th, 2023


We're celebrating fifty (!) episodes of Dune Talk as we continue our dive into that stunning second trailer for the Dune: Part Two movie, with a scene-by-scene breakdown. Garin, Johnny, Marcus, Mark (DuneInfo)—returning …

Reactions to Second 'Dune: Part Two' Trailer

July 5th, 2023


It's time! Yes, on this week week's Dune Talk, we're reacting to the action-packed Dune: Part Two "Official Trailer Two". Our regulars—Garin, Johnny, …

Ornithopters Come to 'Flight Simulator' | 'Dune: Awakening' Development Update

June 18th, 2023


There's been some exciting news for fans, including the announcement of Microsoft Flight Simulator - Dune Expansion and a developer's update for

Will Gurney Halleck Get His Revenge in 'Dune: Part Two'?

June 4th, 2023


This week on Dune Talk show we dive into recent rumors regarding Gurney and Rabban in the Dune: Part Two movie. How will the bitter Atriedes-Harkonnen kanly play out on the big screen? Plus, Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and …

How Will Alia Be Portrayed in 'Dune: Part Two'? | Giedi Prime Arena Scene

May 21st, 2023


In just a few minutes, the Dune: Part Two trailer has brought exciting revelations, while raising intriguing questions. On this week's Dune Talk, we're tackling the mystery of a key character who has yet to be shown... …

'Dune: Part Two' Official Trailer Breakdown (Spoilers)

May 14th, 2023


This week on Dune Talk we're doing our scene-by-scene breakdown of the Dune: Part Two official trailer and the discussion contains SPOILERS for events in the original Dune novel. Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon each …

Reactions to 'Dune: Part Two' Official Trailer

May 7th, 2023


Dune Talk returns for an upbeat reaction show, following a remarkable week for Dune and movie fans everywhere. Our full crew—Garin, Johnny, Marcus, …

Is Tim Blake Nelson Playing Count Fenring? | TV Casting News Roundup

January 19th, 2023


This is the year, when Dune: Part Two arrives in theaters! It's 2023 and the full Dune Talk crew is finally back together. On this show, we're …

Interview With the Editors of 'Discovering Dune': Prescience and Religion

January 14th, 2023


We're back! For today's Dune Talk show, we're happy to bring you this interview with Dominic J. Nardi and N. Trevor Brierly. Our special guests are the editors of Discovering Dune: Essays on Frank Herbert’s Epic Saga

'Dune: The Sisterhood' TV Series Casting Announcements | Movie Updates

October 22nd, 2022


Following the crew's trip to FanX, Dune Talk show is back! It's another packed episode, with tons of movie and TV updates! The biggest news is Dune: …

'Dune' Movie and TV Production Updates | 'Dune: Awakening' Announced

September 9th, 2022


We're all back for this week’s Dune Talk show and have several big movie, TV series, and gaming updates to get into. Production is ongoing on Dune: Part Two—with cast members making their presence known in Budapest—and …

'Dune' ReAction Figures Interview With Super7

August 31st, 2022


While the Dune Talk crew members come back from summertime leaves, we’re excited to present this interview—our first show covering collectibles and …

'Dune: Part Two' Begins Production | Movie's Cast Gathering in Hungary

July 30th, 2022


The production on Dune: Part Two is fully underway! Director Denis Villeneuve and key cast members—Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, …

'Dune: Part Two' Films in Italy, With Florence Pugh | Movie Release Date

July 16th, 2022


It has begun! The second movie has officially completed its first days of shooting. On Dune Talk this week, we're discussing everything we know so far about the production of Dune: Part Two at the Brion Tomb in Italy, …

Léa Seydoux To Play Lady Margot Fenring | 'Dune: Part Two' Heading to Italy

June 29th, 2022


The movie casting news continues to flow! This week on Dune Talk, we discuss the newest addition to the cast of Dune: Part Two: Léa Seydoux is …

'Dune: Spice Wars' Interview With Shiro Games: Early Access Roadmap

June 16th, 2022


On this Dune Talk show, we interview two members of the Shiro Games team: community lead James Croucher and developer Tom Georgin. Dune: Spice Wars, the new 4X real-time strategy video game, arrived on Steam this past …

Christopher Walken Is the Emperor | 'Dune: The Sisterhood' May Film in Ireland

June 8th, 2022


It's been a break for the Dune Talk show, however there has been plenty of exciting news the past month. This episode we're reacting to the confirmed casting of Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV in the Dune: Part …

Official 'Dune' TV Series News | Who Will Play the Emperor in 'Dune: Part Two'?

May 11th, 2022


What a time it is to be a Dune fan! On top of the movies, and plenty of other great content, we'll soon have a Bene Gesserit TV series to enjoy on HBO Max. We're back with Dune Talk, to cover the latest Dune: The …

Is Dune Messiah Required Reading? | Dune News Roundup with Reading Dune

April 27th, 2022


We're back this week with a special episode of Dune Talk! Welcome Caleb Pauls, of the Reading Dune podcast, joining us for a discussion on the …

Dune Movie Wins Six Oscar Awards, Academy Awards 2022 Reactions

March 31st, 2022


Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part One movie concludes this year's awards season with a tremendous achievement, as the most-awarded film at the 2020 Academy Awards. Dune dominated the crafts categories, winning six Oscar …

Casting News: Florence Pugh and Austin Butler in Talks to Join 'Dune: Part Two'

March 14th, 2022


On this week's Dune Talk we react to the big movie news: Florence Pugh and Austin Butler are reportedly in talks to join cast of Dune: Part Two, as …

News Roundup: 'Dune' Movie Hits $400M | 'Dune: Spice Wars' | New Comic

March 6th, 2022


There's been a wave of exciting news in February and we have a lot to discuss on this week’s Dune Talk show, starting with some more Dune movie news: How big of an achievement is $400M at the box office? We're also …

'Dune' Oscar Nominations and Win Predictions | Denis Villeneuve Omission

February 16th, 2022


This Dune Talk show, we’re reacting to all the recent film awards nominations for Dune: Part One: the Oscars, BAFTAs, and more. There's a lot to celebrate, with all this great recognition that the movie is receiving, …

Dune Movie 4K Blu-ray Review | Behind-the-Scenes Special Features

January 29th, 2022


For this week's Dune Talk show we're back with the full crew and excited to review the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray release of Dune: Part One—out now in many …

Interview With Kara Kennedy, Author of 'Women's Agency in the Dune Universe'

January 16th, 2022


We're back for our first release of 2022! On this Dune Talk show we're joined by Dr. Kara Kennedy (Dune Scholar) for an insightful interview about

Interview With Richard Carter, Harkonnen Trooper in 'Dune: Part One'

December 26th, 2021


For this holiday recording of the Dune Talk show, we're happy to present an exclusive interview with one of the actors you've seen in Dune: Part One. …

News Roundup: Film Awards | Dune Survival Game | Comic One-shot

December 13th, 2021


The Dune movie has now premiered across all planned territories—finally including Australia and New Zealand on December 2—however the news doesn't end there. On this week's show, Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon return …

Dune Movie Review #6: Conclusion (Spoiler Discussion)

December 4th, 2021


We've arrived at the final part or our scene-by-scene analysis of the Dune: Part One movie, on Dune Talk show! This week's discussion kicks off as …

Dune Movie Review #5: Fall of Atreides (Spoiler Discussion)

November 24th, 2021


Here's the penultimate part of our in-depth 'Dune: Part One' movie review on Dune Talk, and we're picking up from the 75th minute. Back at the …

Dune Movie Review #4: Paul's Awakening (Spoiler Discussion)

November 13th, 2021


We continue our scene-by-scene Dune: Part One movie review. This week on Dune Talk we pick up from the 50-minute mark, with Paul walking into his …

Dune Movie Review #3: Arrival on Arrakis (Spoiler Discussion)

November 6th, 2021


On this week's show we continue our scene-by-scene Dune: Part One breakdown, picking up from after the Gom Jabbar test (as covered last week). From the 29-minute mark of the movie, we explore revelations about the Bene …

Dune: Part Two Confirmed! | Denis Villeneuve's Gom Jabbar Commentary

October 30th, 2021


The journey continues! This week brought the official confirmation of Dune: Part Two, expected to arrive in theaters on October 20, 2023. On this Dune Talk show we share our expectations and hopes for that continuation, …

Dune Movie Review #2: Caladan and House Atreides (Spoiler Discussion)

October 27th, 2021


We're back for the second part of our in-depth movie review sub-series on Dune Talk show. Special guest Mark (from DuneInfo) returns as we finish our overall reactions, after watching the film many, many times. Then the …

Dune Movie Review #1: Overall Reactions (Spoiler Discussion)

October 23rd, 2021


This week, we're excited to bring you the first show in a our Dune review sub-series. During the upcoming episodes of Dune Talk, we'll be doing a scene-by-scene breakdown of the movie and diving into all of our insights …

First Reaction to Watching Dune Movie! | Jason Momoa Behind-the-Scenes

October 16th, 2021


Yes, one of us has seen the movie! And of course, the other hosts of Dune Talk have tons of questions. On this week's show we dive straight into (non-spoiler) first impressions, based on seeing Dune: Part One on the big …

Interview with Jack Reda, Dune Board Games | Dune Final Trailer Reactions

October 14th, 2021


On this special Dune Talk show we welcome Jack Reda, from Future Pastimes, one of the designers behind the two Dune board games published by Gale Force Nine. We discuss both the Dune: Classic board game (reimagined in …

Dune Crosses $100M at the Box Office | Lady Jessica and Duke Leto Scene

October 8th, 2021


On Denis Villeneuve's 54th birthday Dune hit a key milestone, closing its third weekend at $103.9M! Impressive considering that's only from 34 countries, but how does that compare to other movies like No Time to Die? …

Dune Tops Overseas Box Office in Second Week | Paul and Duncan Scene

October 2nd, 2021


We recap Dune: Part One's box office performance through past weekend and discuss what's next, now that No Time to Die and Venom are premiering in the same countries. Then there's all the behind-the-scenes clips that …

Dune Soundtrack Review and New Chinese Trailer | First Week's Box Office

September 26th, 2021


The Dune movie continues to roar ahead at the overseas box office: We look back at the first weekend's results and projections for upcoming week. …

Dune Movie Premieres! Early Box Office Results and Audience Reactions

September 21st, 2021


The Dune movie is now released in 26 markets and has had an outstanding opening week at the box office (see link in news stories for final numbers), outpacing most of top films this year! The crew break down the …

Dune Movie Behind-the-Scenes Footage | Timothée and Zendaya Interviews

September 11th, 2021


This week there's even more behind-the-scenes footage and interviews to break down. The Royal Houses featurette is a great introduction to the Dune movie for newcomers, while offering exciting visuals for us long-time …

Dune Movie Reviews Roundup: Venice Film Festival | The Dune Sketchbook

September 7th, 2021


Following the world premiere of Dune: Part One, the first wave of movie reviews are out! In this special episode, we analyze the many critics' …

Power of the Voice, More New Movie Footage | Dune Awards Predictions

September 3rd, 2021


We'll shortly be recording our special Venice Film Festival reaction episode, but first there's a lot more Dune movie news to cover from this week! Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon dive into exciting new trailer footage …

A Dune Movie Trilogy? Villeneuve Talks the Future of Dune on Film

August 28th, 2021


With the premiere his Dune movie just around the corner, Denis Villeneuve has shared his future plans, beyond even Dune: Part Two. We're back with a …

Villeneuve Optimistic About 'Dune: Part Two' | Zendaya's Expanded Role

August 20th, 2021


We're just two weeks away from the world premiere of Denis Villeneuve's Dune movie! In this week's Dune Talk we break down the director's exciting statements, both about Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two. We address his …

Who are the Bene Gesserit? - Dune Lore Discussion with Dr. Kara Kennedy

August 16th, 2021


In this week's Dune Talk show we explore the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, who exercise vast influence throughout the universe of Dune. For this in-depth lore discussion we're joined by Dr. Kara Kennedy, who has written her …

Movie Soundtrack and Dune TV Series Update! | Comics and Game News

August 6th, 2021


In today's show we delve into Hans Zimmer's musical score and the Dune movie's confirmed runtime, as well as Jason Momoa's recent comments. And, it's not just the movie that has us excited...there's finally news about …

Reactions to New Dune Movie Main Trailer! Scene by Scene Breakdown

July 26th, 2021


Given the visual nature of this discussion, we recommend listening right after watching the Dune Official Main Trailer.

It's here! On this special episode of Dune Talk, we dive deep into the Dune movie's official main …

First Look at Dune Movie! We Discuss the IMAX Exclusive Preview

July 23rd, 2021


Welcome to our second episode of Dune Talk, the official Dune podcast of Four long-time Dune enthusiasts—Garin, Marcus, Mark, and Simon—have watched the first 10 minutes of Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 Dune …

Dune Movie Release Date and Gaming News Discussion with DuneCast

July 8th, 2021


Welcome to Dune Talk! This is the official Dune podcast of, your one-stop source for breaking news and reviews about the upcoming …

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