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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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"Sci-fi settings with "space truckers" moving around holds full of space wheat are typically the unrealistic ones."

That is a complete non sequitur. It all completely depends on how costly space travel actually is - if it is "realistically" expensive (and I put that in quotes just to remind everyone that there isn't actually such a thing as practical space travel of any length as of yet) then sure, space trucks sound weird, and this kind of thing would apply to Dune. But as long as we don't have a clue how exactly is it supposed to work there's no reason it couldn't feasibly be as affordable as actual trucks are today - remember, in the age of donkey carts telling someone you can haul a few container's worth of stuff over a whole continent for less than a princely sum would have sounded decidedly crazy...

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