From Jim Ryan and Jamie Hale for The Oregonian/OregonLive 10/28/21:
While set on an alien world, Dune was inspired by a very real place: the Oregon Dunes that lie along the central and southern coast. On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we talk about where and how to explore the sweeping dunes. . .
While Dune author Frank Herbert, who was originally from the Tacoma area, first found inspiration in the Oregon Dunes, his novels quickly outgrew the coastal landscape as he crafted a strange, new world entirely. But those who visit the dunes today might still catch a glimpse of his inspiration, a taste of Arrakis in our own shifting sands. . .
Read the full story here. Watch the movie trailer below.