Films and shows to stream on OTT if you loved Dune

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Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster Dune took home six Oscars this year. The critically acclaimed film, based on Frank Herbert’s novels, has amassed a cult following across the globe. On today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast we take a look at six films and TV shows you might enjoy if you loved Dune. I'm your host Nikhil, let's kickstart the list

Star Trek (1969) - (Netflix)

One of the earliest and most popular adaptations of intergalactic space exploration was the 1969 TV series Star Trek. Starring William Shatner, Leanord Nimoy, along with a vast ensemble, the story is about a spaceship called the U.S.S Enterprise in the 23rd century and its crew led by Captain James T Kirk, played by Shatner. They are tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets. The series has become part of pop culture and has spawned multiple reboots, remakes, and spin-offs in both film and television.

Cowboy Bebop (1998) (Netflix)

Revered as one of the greatest anime TV shows ever created, Cowboy Bebop, was lauded for its unique aesthetic of intertwining western and noir themes into a futuristic story about intergalactic space exploration and human settlements in the outer reaches of the galaxy. The engaging narrative was aided by its compelling characters and excellent music. It was recently made into an unsuccessful live-action adaptation by Netflix and was canceled after one season. However, the animated version released in 1996 continues to be held in high regard.

The Expanse (2015-2022) (Prime Video)

The Expanse is possibly one of the lesser-known titles on this list. However, the critically acclaimed series offers one of the most riveting narratives about a futuristic human civilisation that has colonized various planets. Based on the novels by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the series was developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. It ran for six seasons and was produced by Amazon Studios. The series was praised for its visuals, sound, design, and relevant socio-political themes.

Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) (Disney+ Hotstar)

The biggest and most popular name on this list is Star Wars: A New Hope - the film that launched the multi-billion dollar franchise. It is widely regarded as one of the best in the series, one that redefined the sci-fi genre. Created by George Lucas, it stars Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Alec Guinness in lead roles, The story and the lore have taken inspiration from Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Foundation (2021) (Apple TV+)

The first mainstream story about human settlement in outer space was introduced to the general audience when Issac Asimov released the first novel of Foundation in 1951. In fact, Asimov is revered as one of the pioneers of science fiction stories that has inspired nearly every film and TV show on this list in some capacity. Apple TV+ released a live-action adaptation of the novels last year titled Foundation. It offered some of the best visuals and innovative world-building ever seen on television. While the narrative for season one is inconsistent at times, the stunning cinematography and engrossing performances by Lee Pace and Jared Harris make for an engaging TV show.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (Netflix)

The final film on this list is Blade Runner 2049, helmed by none other than Dune director, Denis Villeneuve. The film is a sequel to Ridley Scott’s cult classic Blade Runner, released in 1982 starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. The sequel stars Ryan Gosling in the lead alongside Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, David Dastmalchian, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Just like the first film, Blade Runner 2049 unfortunately underwhelmed commercially. However, it was critically acclaimed on release, and the cyberpunk film is regarded as one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.

Well that's the OTTplay List hai toh hit hai episode for today, until the next podcast its your host Nikhil signing out

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