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Ratman_tf:
Just finished episode 3. I really liked the stuff about the clone emperors.

I can see Salvor Hardin as a warden before becoming mayor.

I'm not thrilled with how they've mystified up The Vault.

Still, I'll check out episode 4. They haven't lost me yet.

Banjo Destructo:
I listened to the audio book version of the foundation series about a year and a half ago. I dunno, I wasn't that impressed. Not enough to sub to amazon to watch the show.  It's an interesting idea but boy it gets strange at the end. I can see why people might have a soft spot in their heart for Azimov because he was so prolific, but IMO he is more of his time as an author than something that could be a timeless masterpiece.  Like.. a lot of his ideas don't hold up well to 30+ years of tech advancement we've had since then.

BoxCrayonTales:

--- Quote from: Banjo Destructo on October 04, 2021, 12:49:50 PM ---I listened to the audio book version of the foundation series about a year and a half ago. I dunno, I wasn't that impressed. Not enough to sub to amazon to watch the show.  It's an interesting idea but boy it gets strange at the end. I can see why people might have a soft spot in their heart for Azimov because he was so prolific, but IMO he is more of his time as an author than something that could be a timeless masterpiece.  Like.. a lot of his ideas don't hold up well to 30+ years of tech advancement we've had since then.

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Ah yes, the one weakness of science fiction... science!

Pat:

--- Quote from: Banjo Destructo on October 04, 2021, 12:49:50 PM ---I listened to the audio book version of the foundation series about a year and a half ago. I dunno, I wasn't that impressed. Not enough to sub to amazon to watch the show.  It's an interesting idea but boy it gets strange at the end. I can see why people might have a soft spot in their heart for Azimov because he was so prolific, but IMO he is more of his time as an author than something that could be a timeless masterpiece.  Like.. a lot of his ideas don't hold up well to 30+ years of tech advancement we've had since then.

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Original trilogy: 1942 to 1951
31 years later: Books 4 and 5
37 years later: The Prequels

If you want to know why it gets weird at the end, just look at that 30+ year gap. The person who wrote the later books was very different person.

Banjo Destructo:

--- Quote from: Pat on October 04, 2021, 05:25:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: Banjo Destructo on October 04, 2021, 12:49:50 PM ---I listened to the audio book version of the foundation series about a year and a half ago. I dunno, I wasn't that impressed. Not enough to sub to amazon to watch the show.  It's an interesting idea but boy it gets strange at the end. I can see why people might have a soft spot in their heart for Azimov because he was so prolific, but IMO he is more of his time as an author than something that could be a timeless masterpiece.  Like.. a lot of his ideas don't hold up well to 30+ years of tech advancement we've had since then.

--- End quote ---
Original trilogy: 1942 to 1951
31 years later: Books 4 and 5
37 years later: The Prequels

If you want to know why it gets weird at the end, just look at that 30+ year gap. The person who wrote the later books was very different person.

--- End quote ---

Yeah I remember that. Azimov had a lot of other strange ideas too, like people on earth living in dome cities, earth becoming gradually more radiated and the people there not knowing why.  I guess when you didn't have much other sci-fi azimov could be said to be good, but compared to what we have now he's kinda just forgettable.

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