Corrected entry: The Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother arrives on Caladan to test Paul Atreidies with The Box and the Gom Jabbar, a test in which failure means death. His mother Jessica, also a Bene Gesserit, leaves the room. It seems that it isn't until she returns to the room, sees Paul alive and states 'My son lives', that she knows he has passed the test and is alive.When Arrakis is overtaken by the Harkonen, Paul and Jessica are banished to the desert. During this period Duke Leto dies and Jessica 'senses' it and becomes quite distraught.If Jessica, using her Bene Gesserit powers could sense Leto's death hundreds of miles away, why couldn't she sense whether Paul, who was only in the same building was alive or dead, but had to wait until she saw him?
Corrected entry: When the Freemen put out several Thumpers before the big fight, take a look at them. Some are thumping down, others are backwards and thumping up. (01:57:05)
Corrected entry: (TV version only). At the climax, Paul demonstrates his new powers by making it rain on Arrakis. This would kill all the sand worms as water is poisonous to them and destroy the spice (the worms are vital to its creation). Since Paul's fulfilling of the prophecy relies heavily on him being able to produce and regulate the spice supply, having it rain on the planet would effectively destroy his stranglehold and ruins his chances of doing so.
Paul: This is part of the weirding way that we will teach you. Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being the equivalent to a form. Through sound and motion, you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs. We will kill until no Harkonnen breathes Arrakeen air.
Trivia: David Lynch was disgusted with the elongated cut of the film which includes paintings of the 'robot revolt' back story to the original film, a sub-plot he deliberately omitted. He demanded his name be removed from the credits of the film and replaced with the Director's Guild nom de plume, 'Alan Smithee'. This was done so sloppily, by superimposing Smithee's name over Lynch's, that the credit reads "A ALAN SMITHEE FILM".
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