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TrekToday - Alice Krige Stars In 'Children Of Dune' Tonight

Alice Krige Stars In 'Children Of Dune' Tonight

By Antony
March 16, 2003 - 8:27 PM

Alice Krige (The Borg Queen in First Contact and Voyager's "Endgame") stars tonight in Frank Herbert's Children of Dune mini-series on the US SCI FI Channel.

"I think she's a remarkable woman," Krige said about her character, Lady Jessica, in a recent SCIFI.COM chat. "It was interesting to be allowed to inhabit her. Clearly she was born with tremendous power on both sides of her genes, but she trained for the order and transcended the training which began in infancy. She rose above her conditioning, and was able to act outside that conditioning, and that was the trigger for the series."

Krige takes over the role from Saskia Reeves, who played Lady Jessica from in the original Dune mini-series. Back in 2000, the three-part production gave the SCI FI Channel record ratings — a success it will no doubt be looking to replicate with this sequel.

The new production is based upon the Dune Messiah and Children of Dune novels in the epic Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, and part one airs tonight at 9pm ET/PT.

You can find out more here at the official website.

Meanwhile Krige's chat transcript can be found here.

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