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Encyclopedia > Weirding Module
Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's Dune (1985), wielding the infamous "Weirding Module"
Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's Dune (1985), wielding the infamous "Weirding Module"

The Weirding Module was a device introduced into the Dune movie to replace the Bene Gesserit martial art referred to by the Fremen as the Weirding Way. Apparently the director found the idea of the Weirding Way silly, stating he did not want to see "Kung-fu on sand dunes". Image File history File links Publicity still of Kyle MacLachlan in Dune This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organisation to promote their works in the media. ... Image File history File links Publicity still of Kyle MacLachlan in Dune This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organisation to promote their works in the media. ... Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks Dune (1984) Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington) is an American actor of Scottish descent, best known for his work with American film director David Lynch. ... David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of Dune) The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of Dune) The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... This article provides a general overview of Chinese martial arts. ...


This device is a sonic beam weapon that translates certain specific sounds into attacks of varying potency. The sounds that the device translates into attacks are presented as being somewhat rare. For that reason, everyone is startled when, during the training of the Fremen in the use of the Weirding Module,[1] a devastating beam shoots from the weapon when the warrior wearing the device speaks Paul's Fremen name, "Muad'Dib," while wearing it. Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... MuadDib is the name of two fictional entities within the realm of Frank Herberts Dune. ...


This prompts Paul to think "My own name is a killing word. Will it be a healing word as well?"[1] Originally in the novel, this line referenced the holy war beginning in Paul's name, however, in the context of the name being a trigger for the modules, it become somewhat more literal.


The Weirding Modules are infamous among most fans of Dune because their creation is one of the most significant and bizarre departures from the novel. In the later Dune mini-series, the Weirding Way is somewhat closer to what it should be, and the Modules are no where to be seen. The Weirding Module was also later seen in the computer games Dune, Dune II, Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune, albeit indirectly in the form of 'sonic tanks' deployed by House Atreides in the latter three cases. Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Herbert & Lynch, Dune Motion Picture, Scene 210

External links

  • Dune Motion Picture Script

 
 

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