Dune is the Thinking Person’s Star Wars

Let me tell you about a planet far, far away in a time so far in the future that Earth is a distant memory. It’s a desert planet where mighty spacefaring wizards ride fantastic beasts through the sand. Where despite high technology, battles are still fought with blades and shields. The feudal system has somehow stood the test of time, and a band of scrappy rebels must resist an all-powerful totalitarian emperor.