Dune is one of those sci-fi series I have had difficulty getting into. At least I know I’m not the only one. I’ve only been able to make it through half of the 6 different books (I think. It’s been years since I tried to read the works of Frank Herbert).

The original 1984 film with Yakima, Washington’s own Kyle MacLachlan (see below), is a masterpiece by some, but for 3-year-old me at the time of its release, I was confused and bored. And even decades later, the film is slow and hard to follow (at least to me).

The reboot, Dune: Part One, was a nice shining light, like a speck of spice in a sea of sand for me during the pandemic. It was one of the films that Warner Bros. released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.

Warner Bros.

I remember waking up at 5 am one Saturday; my wife was still asleep. I grabbed a blanket, and my dog and I watched it on the couch. I was sucked in! With some of my favorites like Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, and Dave Bautista, among many others, I was just blown away!

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

I guess, much like with the original film, when it comes to the new Dune film, I’m not alone!

A new data crunch from USBettingReport.com looked at top Google Trends in the states (& regions) based around Dune: Part 2. With the film opening nationwide in theaters on March 1st, fans in Washington are some of the most excited to ride the sandworms!

Washington ranks #3, just behind Utah and the District of Columbia, for the most pumped to see Dune: Part 2. After Washington, Colorado comes in at #4, and Oregon rounding out the top 5.

Are you one of the many Dune fans in the PNW? Tap the App and let us know if you are old school or new school. Books or movies? And could you ride a Shai-Hulud (sandworm)?

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Yakima's-Own Kyle MacLachlan is More Fashionable than Anyone in Hollywood

Yakima born and bred Kyle MacLachlan has been entertaining us in Hollywood from Dune to Twin Peaks to The Flintstones to Portlandia to hosting SNL and so much more. He has given Yakima shout outs in interviews, he's an avid golfer, has his own wine from Washington state and, in our opinion, is one of the most fashionable guys in Hollywood. Here's a few photos of the Eisenhower High School graduate doing what he might do best -- lookin' good.

Gallery Credit: John Riggs

Celebrity Actor Kyle MacLachlan, Yakima, WA Native, Thru the Years

Gallery Credit: Reesha Cosby

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