Dune (2021) with Dune Pod's Jason Goldman & Haitch + A Special Endgame with Shea Serrano | Crooked Media
October 27, 2021
X-Ray Vision
Dune (2021) with Dune Pod's Jason Goldman & Haitch + A Special Endgame with Shea Serrano

In This Episode

On a very special Episode 9 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion fights for DESERT POWER! In Previously On…(2:13) Jason goes solo to recap the world of Frank Herbert’s Dune as brought to life in Denis Villeneuve’s new film. In the Airlock (32:48) Jason is joined by special guests Jason Goldman & Haitch of the Dune Pod to dive deep (deeeeep) into the cinematic sand dunes & rich textural history of Herbert’s novels. In The Omnibus (1:08:36), Jason explores the origin of the space empire trope and compares and contrasts Dune with Isaac Asimov’s Foundations. And in The Endgame (1:20:32) Shea Serrano drops by the pod to give his take on Dune, shout out his new book, and then Jason and Shea pick their Cafeteria Table (from Jason & Shea’s own The Connect) of Hot Cinematic Dads. X-Ray’s Rule of Thumb: you can never have too many Oscar Isaacs. Use #XRVEndgame & let us know what you think of their choices!


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The Listener’s Guide for all things X-Ray Vision!

Enemy, a 2013 drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Jake Gyllenhaal in a dual role as men alike in appearance, but different in personality. The spider reference in question relates to the dreams shared by Gyllenhaal’s characters Adam & Anthony, including a dream of a naked woman with a spider head and a skyscraper-sized spider crawling through the city.


Frank Herbert’s Dune (Sci-Fi), A 2000 miniseries on the Sci Fi Channel (before the ‘Y’ rebrand), written and directed by John Harrison, and followed up with a Children of Dune miniseries in 2003.


Dune (’84), directed and written by David Lynch, and featuring Kyle Maclachlan in his film debut. Heavily criticized upon release for pretty much everything except its special effects, the film bombed at the box office and Lynch disowned it. Roger Ebert scorched the movie in his review and later named it the worst movie of the year. Available on HBOMax.


Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson; first published in 1962, the book focuses on the adverse environmental impact (mostly on birds, hence the title) of excessive pesticides by chemical companies. The book prompted widespread outrage and an overall ban on the use of DDT for agricultural purposes. Available on Bookshop.



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