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Ratman_tf:
I only got around to reading the book earlier this year. I knew they'd have to "elaborate" to fill out the story. It's a collection of short stories, dealing key events in the larger Foundation story.

Episode 1. I like the effects, The GCI is well done, and the costumes are elaborate without being stupid. The religious aspects weren't very interesting. Kind of boilerplate mysticism. Maybe that was the point.
The scenes from the actual short story were well done. The arrests and trials. The sabotage of the sky tether gave the impending fall of the Empire a much needed kick to get the Emperor (and us) to "feel" it.
Not fond of the cloning aspect. I'm not sure if that was in the story. I'll have to re-read it to make sure.

So, I'm middling pleased with most of it, not impressed with some of the changes, but agree with others.



Ratman_tf:
Episode 2

Uhn... I hope they're going somewhere interesting with this.

I was on board with the idea of portraying the colonization of Terminus. Looked like fertile ground for some interesting storytelling.
I'm of two minds about the portrayal of the Empire. The books made it out to be a big bueracracy. This stuff about the Empire being a big, vindictive thing is interesting, but I feel it's more suited to much later in the series. Dunno. I kinda feel like I would be more invested if this wasn't trying to tell the story of Foundation, and was more of it's own thing.

Reminder that this is a spoiler thread.

Not thrilled with how they killed off Hari Seldon. I hope it's more than just some drummed up drama to "spice up" the show.



Shrieking Banshee:

--- Quote from: Ratman_tf on September 26, 2021, 03:06:52 AM ---Not thrilled with how they killed off Hari Seldon. I hope it's more than just some drummed up drama to "spice up" the show.

--- End quote ---

Probably is. Most showrunners have nothing but contempt for their source materials. They see adapting a book as somesort of punishment.

BoxCrayonTales:

--- Quote from: Shrieking Banshee on September 26, 2021, 10:29:47 AM ---
--- Quote from: Ratman_tf on September 26, 2021, 03:06:52 AM ---Not thrilled with how they killed off Hari Seldon. I hope it's more than just some drummed up drama to "spice up" the show.

--- End quote ---

Probably is. Most showrunners have nothing but contempt for their source materials. They see adapting a book as somesort of punishment.

--- End quote ---
Why can't studios hire showrunners who actually like the source material?

Ghostmaker:

--- Quote from: BoxCrayonTales on September 30, 2021, 03:44:44 PM ---
--- Quote from: Shrieking Banshee on September 26, 2021, 10:29:47 AM ---
--- Quote from: Ratman_tf on September 26, 2021, 03:06:52 AM ---Not thrilled with how they killed off Hari Seldon. I hope it's more than just some drummed up drama to "spice up" the show.

--- End quote ---

Probably is. Most showrunners have nothing but contempt for their source materials. They see adapting a book as somesort of punishment.

--- End quote ---
Why can't studios hire showrunners who actually like the source material?

--- End quote ---
Or at least familiarize themselves with it. You don't have to love it, just do a good job with it.

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