Episode 819: Spoiler Alert: It’s Filmable. They Did It.

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle “Dune: Part 2” starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya.

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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather overthink Dune: Part 2, which, marvelous to tell, they all managed to see in the theaters. They discuss the film’s aesthetics, its intellectual history as an artifact of 1960s America (complete with a focus on getting high), and its themes relating to colonialism, missionaries and religious movements, and individual responsibility when you can see the future. They are left with just one question: “What is the supply chain for all those thumpers?”

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