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Today my dream came true. I went to a theater and watched Denis Villeneuve’s Dune film which premiered over here last wednesday. I waited 50 years for this movie since I read the Frank Herbert’s novel back in the early 1970s. Today is the day of reckoning and I got to say I’m not disappointed. Everything is just like I imagined it, just so much more: the brutish grandeur, the plot, the characters, the action, the photography, the music … BUT… the thing which impressed me most is the technological artifacts deployed in the film notably the ORNITHOPTER, a cross between a Huey Cobra and a dragonfly with translucent wings! A marvel of sci-fi design, mechanical and organic at the same time. No cgi here but I suspect they have built a full-size mock-up for the filming because it’s incredibly realistic down to the vibrations of the flapping wings. I search the internet for a picture of the Dune 2021 ornithopter but for some reason I couldn’t find any. Now I know what I’ll be doing for the next few years: waiting for a 1/32 plastic kit of the Dune Ornithopter Cheers, Quang