As the Galactic Empire falls, a band of exiles known as The Foundation embark on a monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization.
Based on Isaac Asimov's novel series of the same name.
So far it is "faithful" to about 40-50% of the books. While soeme of the changes, particularly with the science, make it interesting and actually more believable and worthwhile, , Looks like they want to make it more politically correct by changing the sex of the characters and give it more action". Overall I am finding the plot little disappointing. That said, excellent special effects.
- In the book Demerzel is a male robot but no one knows he is a robot. In this Demerzel is a female and everyone knows she's a robot
- Raysch is a totally different character than the book, unbelievable what he does in episode 2, taking the plot in at least 90 degrees of the original story.
- In the book, Seldon never leaves Trantor, here is is on a ship bound for Terminus. From what I can tell the sole purpose it to add more action and deviate the plot 180 degrees from the original book. It also serves as a way for the alleged "writers" to add their inept two-cents to the script.
- Could go into more but won't bother.
If it keeps going like this, the only thing it will have in common by the end is the "Foundation" title.
OK Asimov stressed the science more, psycho-history.
Only thing that hurts me is Daneel being a female android here.
Still, for an SF story written in the 40s and 50s it has very well kept its value.
Script writers have obviously never read the books
Screenplay have obviously borrowed some CGI/props from Starwars.
Photographically looks good.
After 10 episodes as someone who is an ardent Asimov fan I've tried to watch it and find some good bits and failed.
If it starts to follow the books, I might continue to watch.
My current vote is 2/10