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Topic: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

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Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. The protagonist is a psycho-historian who has an ability to read the future and foresees the empire's imminent collapse. He sets out to save the knowledge of mankind from being wiped out.

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

Trailer looks AWESOME (and expensive)! smile <3

Even if the show is only half as good as the trailer promises, it should be a good show. smile

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

lighton wrote:

Trailer looks AWESOME (and expensive)! smile <3

Even if the show is only half as good as the trailer promises, it should be a good show. smile

Agreed, looks interesting.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

thanks for that. the books are good will be interesting to see how they pan out

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

I've been waiting for this for over three years! I hope Apple TV+ is as ambitious and invested as the showrunner. I hope subscription totals and viewership numbers satisfy even more. This series should be a plus for them, since getting users to spend more time in their already massive ecosystem of product and contents, including the Apple TV app and Apple’s new subscription bundles, will always be a welcome addition.

'Foundation' Showrunner Hopes for Unparalleled 80 Episodes on Apple TV+

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

scorpius074 wrote:

I've been waiting for this for over three years! I hope Apple TV+ is as ambitious and invested as the showrunner.
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'Foundation' Showrunner Hopes for Unparalleled 80 Episodes on Apple TV+

From that page:

Given that only two ‌Apple TV+‌ shows have premiered second seasons and been renewed for third seasons, it is far too early to speculate on whether Foundation will reach as many as eight seasons. Nevertheless, discussion of a considerably longer, overarching narrative than has otherwise been seen on ‌Apple TV+‌ so far, and comparison to the highly successful Game of Thrones may indicate that Apple has very ambitious plans for Foundation.

I doubt that it will happen, but who knows? smile If season 1 turns out great there's a chance.

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

From https://www.patentlyapple.com/patently- … ation.html :

So when David S. Goyer met with Apple TV executives about making Foundation into a series, he was ready.

"Apple asked me if I could pitch it in one sentence," Goyer told The Hollywood Reporter in a deep-dive career retrospective interview covering his past hits and future projects. "They sort of asked it laughingly. I said: ‘It’s a 1,000-year chess game between Hari Seldon and the Empire, and all the characters in between are the pawns, but some of the pawns over the course of this saga end up becoming kings and queens.'"

So, a bit like Game of Thrones in space — but over a much, much longer time span.

Game of Thrones in space... I like that. smile

I haven't decided whether or not to read the full interview, it's here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie … 234983774/

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

lighton wrote:

Game of Thrones in space... I like that. smile

Let's hope that it ends better, in space... tongue

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

If it's anything like the books it'll be nothing like GoT in space. Having been only marginally entertained by those I'm going to have to hear really great things about the series and hear that it's a great departure from the source material.

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

mrverene wrote:

If it's anything like the books it'll be nothing like GoT in space. Having been only marginally entertained by those I'm going to have to hear really great things about the series and hear that it's a great departure from the source material.

Isaac Asimov has an ingenious imagination but he's a frustrating author to read with poorly written prose.  I'm more of a Daniel Defoe fan, he knows how to craft a sentence. Series show runners David S. Goyer & Josh Friedman are both questionable choices to me as I'm not a fan of their TV work, but I'm hopeful that all that dirty Apple money will at least make good wall art out of Foundation.  (My prediction is that the artists and designers on set will be the ones who carry the show, and that Foundation will be very pretty but void of substance.)  I really want to be excited about a new scifi that can fill the BSG/SG1 void, but I have reason to curb my enthusiasm, even when the trailers look amazing. wink  Alex Graves and Roxann Dawson are going to be directing some episodes, which gives me hope; they're amazing, they've done some exceptional work on TV.

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

paisley1 wrote:

all that dirty Apple money [...] and [...] Foundation will [...] fill the BSG/SG1 void

Good, good... cool

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

lighton wrote:
paisley1 wrote:

all that dirty Apple money [...] and [...] Foundation will [...] fill the BSG/SG1 void

Good, good... cool

Or...Foundation...poorly written...questionable...void of substance.

Or...Foundation...ingenious....excited about a new scifi....the trailers look amazing...exceptional!

You can spin anything if you take it out of context.

I give both praise and concern. big_smile

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

Just having some fun. smile

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

scorpius074 wrote:
lighton wrote:

Game of Thrones in space... I like that. smile

Let's hope that it ends better, in space... tongue

Now I want to see dragons spitting fire IN SPACE! big_smile

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

The official trailer has arrived:

Foundation ⏤ Official Trailer | Apple TV+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4QYV5GTz7c

Yes, yes, YES! big_smile

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

Didn't really show us much

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

Looks great and like a big budget show.

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

Well, my fingers are crossed that David S. Goyer hasn't totally destroyed The Foundation Saga... but given his history I'll most probably be hugely disappointed with this adaptation... Especially as the trailers alone seem to present a fundamental misunderstanding of the source material.

That being said there are many series which diverges considerably from the source material with fantastic results, The Magicians comes to mind immediately. But there are plenty others from MASH to True Blood.

Meanwhile, the 4 Episode Test looms ahead wink

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

lighton wrote:

The official trailer has arrived:

Foundation ⏤ Official Trailer | Apple TV+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4QYV5GTz7c

Yes, yes, YES! big_smile

Sounds like The 100 Season 8. First episodes out, let's see

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

g371 wrote:
lighton wrote:

The official trailer has arrived:

Foundation ⏤ Official Trailer | Apple TV+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4QYV5GTz7c

Yes, yes, YES! big_smile

Sounds like The 100 Season 8.

Only if one watches the trailer on drugs. cool

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Re: Foundation [Drama, Sci-Fi] (Sep 24, 2021)

Foundation 1x1: WOW. So good. Looks really expensive, some beautiful shots, good acting, looking forward to the rest of the show! smile