By Daniel Dern: I’m committed to watching at least the full first season of Foundation on Apple+ because, if nothing else, enough friends — some old-skiffy-savvy, others not — will, I know, want to chat about it, either to share their opinions and thoughts or who knows, ask for mine.
Whether I would otherwise, too soon (two episodes) to tell — my eval may have to wait until at least the full season has run. Is it well done? Visually? You bet. Does it have action? You bet. Does it include a fair amount of Asimov’s original framework? Yup — certainly (based on memory) far more than, psigh, I, Robot (which felt like a good-nuff version of a different Asimov book). Will it be satisfying, or will I want my time back? We’ll see…
(Other people are already chiming in, including Rob Bricken’s review Gizmodo review.)
Meanwhile, it’s none too early to start snarking. (Hey, I did it for Amazon’s LotR plans!) I don’t have as much for this, so let comments carouse.
- The (Expanse’s) protomolecule shows up in Episode 4
- Terminus has (Arrakisian) sandworms, which initially manifest as sudden humongous desert sinkholes
- Salvor Hardin has midi-chlorians, or at least nano-chlorians
- Arkady Darell inherits the One Ring from her grandparents
- It will turn out that Amazon is funding the Encyclopedia Galactica project.
The task of filling up this list I leave to you.