Who’s watching Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ on Apple TV+? (video)

From Apple’s “The greatest science fiction work of all-time is finally coming to the screen” posted on YouTube last week:

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Foundation stars SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris as Dr. Hari Seldon; Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace as Brother Day; Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick; Leah Harvey as Salvor Hardin; Laura Birn as Demerzel; Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk; Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn; and Alfred Enoch as Raych.

Led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer, Foundation is produced for Apple by Skydance Television with Robyn Asimov, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross also serving as executive producers.

Cue the video:

My take: Asimov’s novels weren’t on my bookshelf, but for his fans (can I use that word?) I suspect this is an important series. How’s Apple doing?

14 Comments

  1. Manfred Schwencke said:
    Me! Looking forward!

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    September 24, 2021
  2. David Emery said:
    I read the trilogy in the ’60s. I’m waiting to see what the ‘real world’ reviews are for this. I don’t want to watch if it’s not a faithful rendition. Frankly, I thought the preview was too much glamor/special effect shots, rather than concentrating on the story. So that’s one reason for my caution.

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    September 24, 2021
    • Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
      Do u really need to wait for reviews? Try the first two episodes at least. Then judge for yourself.
      Cheers!

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      September 24, 2021
    • John Konopka said:
      I think that is the definition of a preview. They pick out the few seconds most likely to grab attention. Was there ever a movie preview consisting of 30s of a character lost in thought, reviewing past decisions in their mind as the clouds drift by?

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      September 24, 2021
  3. Michel Contant said:
    Read all fondation’s and robot book’s multiple times. Looking forward to see it this afternoon.

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    September 24, 2021
  4. Fred Stein said:
    “We don’t want to make the most video content. We want to make the best.”

    5
    September 24, 2021
  5. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    Saw the first 1 ½ episodes last night and finished the 2nd one this morning. It’s a lavish production, very smart, engaging, and holds my interest.

    I have to get my mathematician teacher sister to watch this production. She’ll love it.

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    September 24, 2021
    • Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
      Can’t wait for MacBeth, Finch, and The Mighty Eighth. Would love another Mythical Quest.

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      September 24, 2021
      • Bob Goldstein said:
        I am also a fan of Mythic Quest. I loved the first two seasons

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        September 24, 2021
  6. Hugh Lovell said:
    I’ll watch this evening while wearing my iPods Pro to get the best sound off my TV.

    1
    September 24, 2021
    • Kirk DeBernardi said:
      @ Hugh Lovell —

      AirPods Pro will work better than iPods Pro.

      😉

      1
      September 25, 2021
  7. Daniel Epstein said:
    I watched the first two episodes tonight. Read the books when I was a kid. If I say like it better so far than HBO second season of Westworld is that a bad review. Let’s say not bad but not a home run. The novels lay out an almost impossible story to tell and so far the TV show is barely understandable. Depressing that conflict between planets and the inhabitants seems so pointless. Still I will keep watching as I am a science fiction fan.

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    September 24, 2021
  8. Darren DMW said:
    This is an 8 year endeavour. Best not to judge it over 2 episodes. Many other series had middling reviews after the first few weeks too.

    Visually spectacular. I enjoyed the first episode, but felt the 2nd dragged a bit, although the ending keeps it interesting for next week.

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    September 25, 2021

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