DUNE
1984, Universal, 137 min, USA, Dir: David Lynch

The first big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi best-seller stars Kyle MacLachlan as a potential messiah caught between rival factions battling for control of the planet Dune, where the empire’s most valuable substance is mined. The amazing cast includes Max von Sydow, Jose Ferrer, Jürgen Prochnow, Patrick Stewart and rocker Sting. Though Lynch distanced himself from the film, the dark undercurrents and occasional bizarre twists for which the director is famous remain.


BLACK PANTHER
2018, Walt Disney Studios, 134 min, USA, Dir: Ryan Coogler

In this exciting sci-fi action-adventure, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king - and Black Panther - is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.


STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN
1985, 107 min, South Korea/USA, Dir: Steven Hahn

Zygon, the evil overlord of planet Trinia, forces his slaves to mine crystals day in and day out. One day, a young miner named Orin finds a jeweled sword in the rocks and embarks on a mission to restore peace and civility to his planet. Along the way he meets smugglers, robots and a princess who team with Orin to battle Zygon. Released more than 30 years ago, this sci-fi adventure is one of the first full-length animated features made in the 3-D format.


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