1. Foundation Episodes 1-2 Review: Beautiful and Epic but Flawed… (Spoilers)
  2. The Foundation????️ (Pilot Review)
  3. Apple TV’s Foundation || season one final thoughts (spoilers)
  4. The Foundation Trilogy Summary and Review | Video Essay
  5. Isaac Asimov Fan Reviews Apple TVs Foundation Show
  6. Isaac Asimovs Foundation Explained In FIVE Minutes! (Some Spoilers)
  7. Foundation Review | Apple TV+ Original Series (Eps. 1-10) [Non-Spoiler]

Foundation Episodes 1-2 Review: Beautiful and Epic but Flawed… (Spoilers)

[Music],hi guys its quinn here and as always if,you enjoy my content please hit the like,button its the only way the youtube,algorithm really notices my videos,so i just watched the first two episodes,of the apple adaptation of isaac,asimovs foundation show and ive got a,few things to say about it now the,foundation book series is of course one,of the most influential book series of,all time its influenced dune,star wars pretty much every science,fiction,series thing pretty much every science,fiction thing that involves any kind of,galactic empire now there are seven,books in asimovs foundation series,prelude to foundation forward the,foundation then theres foundation which,was the first book released the third,book chronologically foundation and,empire,and the second foundation foundations,edge and foundation and earth the,foundation series tells the story of the,rise and fall of a galactic society,mainly the rise of one not really the,fall which i think seems to be the key,difference between,the series and the show which ill get,into now now i just want to say that,visually this show really really,impressed me it looks really really good,the cgi is really good its very very,high budget it was very very pleasing on,the eyes it was like easy to look at,nothing was like ugly because sometimes,like you see something thats like,overdone with cgi and its kind of like,hard to look at like i find star trek,discovery for instance very difficult to,look at everythings just like too shiny,all the time which to me doesnt feel,very much like star trek at all but this,is just the right amount of cgi which is,a lot because it is you know sci-fi,about a galactic empire but its done,really really well its not like jarring,and it doesnt hurt my eyes i thought,the sets on the show were pretty,believable but some of them were pretty,generic and in fact i think that a big,problem with the show is that everything,seems a bit generic and derivative which,is weird to say because,asimovs books influence so much science,fiction but the show itself,has definitely been influenced by the,sci-fi material that has come out since,asimovs books for instance a lot of the,shots and a lot of the scenery kind of,look like star wars it looks really,similar to star wars theres a few star,wars things that happen theres a few,star wars things that happen over the,course of these few episodes like you,know like some death star action,basically um theres some theres a,sigil that looks pretty much like a star,wars imperial sigil thing and then,theres also some dune influence all,over this theres a character in this,that when you first meet her shes with,a little boy and its very much,like a scene between,paul and jessica from dune its like,shes definitely giving him like the,benny jesuit teachings theres something,that works similarly to the hollow deck,from star trek theres lots of things in,this that ive seen,in other places but that i havent seen,in asimovs,books,so i will say,the first episode,seems to pretty much follow the course,of the book,um so its its you got gail dornick,going,down to trantor it gets on the space,elevator by the way the space elevator,looked super cool in this,meeting harry selden they get arrested,they,convince the emperor to let them build,on terminus its pretty similar but with,a few liberties taken like theres this,terrorist attack that happens thats,not in the book and im pretty sure they,just put that in so they could have,their like big giant explosion moment it,looked cool but it wasnt from the book,it seems to be a part of this deeper,mystery involving the planets anachron,and thespis which are from later in the,book they have they have dealings with,terminus later in the book well anacrion,is involved later on thespis im pretty,sure they made up for the show so it,seems like this show is like,tying those two worlds into a mystery,involving this terrorist attack on,trantor and we really dont know what,the deal is with it yet so it seems like,what the show is doing is familiarizing,us with these worlds,before it actually gets to the point,where they become important later on in,the story,and speaking of later on in the story,there appeared to be time jumps,in,this show so it starts off,35 years in the future already on,terminus and then it jumps back,and then right at the end it jumps,forward again in the first episode and,you see thats 35 years in the future um,where theyve already colonized terminus,and theres children there but then in,the next episode it jumped back to the,trantor days so this is when it started,taking the most liberties this is when,it really diverged from the book in the,second episode so the second episode is,all about the emperor,um who is sometimes referred to as the,empire so the empire is three guys its,a boy,um a man and an old man so its like,this guy whose emperor decided one day,that like he didnt want to die so he,just kept like they would keep cloning,him its another thing in this show that,strikes me as like very like doonish you,know they even call it like a genetic,dynasty for some reason they never used,the phrase genetic dynasty in the dune,books but for some reason,that phrase sounds strikingly doomish to,me somehow but the second episode deals,with what hes doing in all of his three,incarnations we see more of the,character de mezriel whos got some,secrets you know and there are some,secrets hinted,in the second episode but if you havent,read the books you dont know exactly,what secret but i know what the secret,is because ive read the books but you,see her interacting with mainly the,younger version of the empire the,emperor whatever he is you see her,interacting mainly with the younger one,um shes like kind of a teacher figure,shes hit shes shes the jessica to his,paul essentially and then we also see,how the older two are reacting to the,terrorist attack that happened on,trantor the,older,emperor seems to want peace he doesnt,want anybody to be executed he seems to,be like over hes past that stage in his,life but the younger one is all like,fire and blood he doesnt just want to,execute he wants to like ruin entire,planets theres like a huge,genocidal event in the second episode,where these two planets just get effed,up and its not quite like in star wars,i mentioned the death star but its not,quite like the death star where it just,like explodes its more like,theres all these like little like nukes,it looked like that were firing on the,planet so its like,a lot of death on each of these worlds,and he just did it to make a,statement i guess so these worlds will,definitely become significant later on,because theyre significant in the book,and i feel like,they wouldnt have introduced them in,these first two episodes if they werent,going to keep using them later on and,also another curious dune thing thats,randomly here is these,people have blue eyes thats like so,like its not blue within blue but its,like blue eyes its like come on is it,also are they also gonna live on a,desert planet i dont know,the other part of episode two just,involved gail dornick harry selden and,some other new characters interacting,on the ship on their way to terminus and,like i said theyve got the hollow deck,going theyre like training we see that,gail dornick whos a female in the show,is like building a relationship and,thats going and now the important thing,here is in the book after gail dornick,and harry selden,decide theyre going to go to terminus,and create the foundation,we dont see gail dornick again,like but it appears that in the show,theyre finding a way to keep gail,dornick around as a character so in the,show harry selden is assassinated it,looks like and its not clear exactly,why im not sure if its like a snape,dumbledore thing where its like harry,set this up so that he would be,assassinated because it seems like hes,the psycho history guy so he would have,known maybe that this was coming,but the result of it is gail dorni

The Foundation????️ (Pilot Review)

the foundation by isaac asimov is one of,the most important books ever written,for the sci-fi genre by one of the,greatest authors the genre ever saw,isaac asimov really put forth something,that has gone forth to be looked at as a,pillar for the genre as a whole,respected in literary circles in and,outside of the sci-fi fantasy lens now,this book did not win over its audience,to the ways you might be thinking,especially if you are not familiar with,hard science fiction it lacks in the,beautiful writing you might see in other,sci-fi contemporaries like ray bradbury,and it doesnt exactly immerse you in,the human experience of a book like,hyperion instead foundation is about the,concept at the core of it which makes it,extremely hard to adapt because this is,not something our asimov was trying to,whisk you away in a wonderful galactic,empire in terms of its immersion instead,he wanted to just explore the idea of,what if through math we were able to,prove,the empire would fall there would be a,time of great war and the utopia that,was lived in,wouldnt last apple has decided to,tackle this in what through the episode,1 has struck me far more as a remix than,an adaptation this is maybe the most,mixed bag i have ever reviewed because,there are elements i love,in this pilot and there are things that,i really hate but they still kind of,line up with the book because as i spoke,on isaac asimov wasnt exactly the,greatest,writer in terms of his technical ability,there are countless other sci-fi fantasy,authors who write far more beautifully,and in a way thatll draw on the reader,deeper than he ever did and so seeing,the apple tv show deliver its own,exposition often in a remarkably clunky,way feels somehow right but is still,something worth criticizing i found one,characters early introduction to almost,exclusively serve the purpose of im,going to tell you things now to the,point where the character actually,delivers a line of dialogue to our main,character,hey um,im gonna stop telling you things,because i know you better now and the,audience is caught up the last part he,didnt put in there but the first party,did and wow this character is then later,introduced again to try and justify,their existence but even then it feels a,bit forced this is symptomatic of a,larger issue which is where i think the,writing for the foundation show is about,on par with asimovs writing as a whole,the only bigger challenge is when you,have the medium of television people are,going to be less forgiving and it would,be easy to brush off the show from here,but the problem is it has many redeeming,elements first and foremost i was in,love with the performances with not,having that strong vision of the,characters that asimov put to the page i,wasnt really expecting to care about,the characters here much at all because,its not like im seeing kaladin brought,forth from the stormlight archive,im im seeing some people who after you,put down the book youre probably gonna,remember that well because,asimov wasnt about making really,lovable characters if you want that i,recommend james a corey or dan simmons,but i dont remember any character,asimov ever wrote that i really love,here though harry and gail yeah im in,and the representation of the three,generation emperors well it bugged me at,first by the end of the episode i was,like actually,this is good and i like what they are,doing eh they are they have moments,where their writing isnt awesome but,conceptually its landing and thats,another really big strength of this,remix slash adaptation of the foundation,i do feel the actual,premises ideas that drove isaac asimovs,series actually simmering to the surface,and coming to life this is only a first,episode,and im already like okay there was a,lot of exposition dumping and just,putting a trash bag full of heres the,situation whap on the viewer but at the,end i felt very well set up for what is,to come it wasnt a smooth journey to,get there but you got me there for an,example of like how this writing is not,the most nuanced thing on the planet,whereas a thing at the beginning where,this is a clear setup for the morals of,one of the emperors and what they do is,they find an artist who read a book they,dont like them reading and so theres,this kind of over-the-top mustache,twirling im sorry the idea is in your,head and so they suddenly shoot this,person and kill them and its like okay,theres a thing called subtlety and i,dont think you you did it there but it,gets the idea across and thats what,were getting here and then the,shallowest praise of all but damn it i,gotta say it aside from a few wonky,shots here and there this did,look,impressive especially with some huge,incident that happens in the very end,acting as a catalyst for characters,moving to the way they need to get to by,the end of the episode it looked,downright stunning i watched this on a,4k oled and by god am i glad i did it,was awesome now my theory on how this,show could be done better is to remove a,couple hard sci-fi fans from the,writers room and allow a couple other,more typical tv writers for high concept,stuff to come in im purely going on,conjecture i dont know what the writing,situation room is like but it feels that,way to me so that way a lot of the,dialogue and exposition could be,smoothed out and on top of that the most,obvious ask a fan can ask for but damn,it i gotta say it yeah episode 1 felt,very rushed like they had to get through,a lot of things because they have an,episode limit and a budget limit and,those two factors made this episode have,to carry far,too,much so im excited for where the shows,going to go from here its a bumpy start,that makes me optimistic i can see it,improve while still having a reserve,yeah i see the problems here at the,beginning and it could be a lot worse,also,im not one over,i see a pathway to success and a pathway,to failure and im im fence sitting in,the middle okay something i forgot to,say last night when i recorded this,review and i do want to reiterate and,its a genuinely impressive feat of the,show this does feel galactic the vistas,are extremely well realized the location,traveling and the feeling you get from,the main character as they are getting,on their first journey to go throughout,this galactic empire is absolutely,landing and the fact that they were able,to make me feel that in this pilot,episode is tremendous praise this,actually did manage to feel on a,galactic scale justifying the foundation,so despite all the criticisms i do want,to put that very positive praise in here,i dont know if its a good idea or not,to give a number rating to a pilot,episode but im going to give this a 6,out of 10. it had clear problems that i,think are going to bug people especially,if theyre not used to the way that hard,sci-fi often does handle its exposition,and dialogue and its also going to have,problems for isaac asimov fans who are,going to be surprised by what they are,getting that being said,its accomplishing being something,different this does not feel like,anything else on tv and im definitely,going to watch the second episode so,kudos on that front let me know what you,think in the comments down below though,do you you love this adaptation of the,foundation are you still in the camp of,its unadaptable theres no way theyll,get it right and what would they have to,do to get it right if thats the case in,your mind let me know all that in the,comments down below thats a big ask,anyway like and subscribe if youre not,already the patreon from support what i,do here and pre-order my book rebels,greed available now on u.s amazon have a,good one yall peace,[Music],[Music],you

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Apple TV’s Foundation || season one final thoughts (spoilers)

hi everyone this is daryl and welcome,back to book odyssey,now that weve seen the season one,finale of apple tvs foundation series i,wanted to discuss some of my final,thoughts now that we can look back at,the season as a whole,this video follows on from my first,thoughts video and my mid season,breakdown which ill link to here and,ill be using these as the jumping off,points for this video,so now that weve seen season one in its,entirety what do we think,personally ive thoroughly enjoyed each,episode immensely and overall i think,theyve really got it cracked but,looking back i have a couple of things,on my wish list for season two that,would increase my enjoyment of the show,even more,ill get to this in a bit but for now i,want to touch on some of the potential,issues i outlined back in a video about,whether foundation would work for tv,audiences to see if these have been,fully resolved as ive already spoken,about previously the foundation books,arent very actiony,i know theres a better word for that,but,what i mean to say is that they are,driven by concept and plot over action,and characters tv audiences today,however want and expect the whole,package,on action there was an issue here,because to simply say right lets just,add some action would go against one of,the major themes in the original trilogy,that being violence is the last refuge,of the incompetent the selden crises,that arise are solved not through,violence or action but through calm,rational logic,but to give tv audiences those,adrenaline thumping action scenes they,had to get around this this would have,been made even more difficult by the,fact that salvo had in in the books had,this theme ingrained into his very,character,so it appeared throughout the season,that tv salvo was going to be vastly,different from the books over because,she was in fact the warden in charge of,protecting terminus and was happy to do,so using force when needed,while tv salvo might be ready to use her,gun perhaps she will ultimately come to,think like her father and learn this,lesson in a really good character arc,this seems more likely now when we,discover at the end of the final episode,that salvo is on track to become the,mayor of terminus which is the position,bug salvo held in the story,we discover other stuff too which ill,get to,its in the final two episodes that we,can really see how well the writers,managed to successfully embed a good,level of action throughout the story,while maintaining this key theme,in the final episode after all the,action was it violence that ultimately,resolved the issue between terminus the,anacrians and the thespins no it wasnt,they came to a rational resolution that,is mostly in line with the book and for,me this did not feel like an anti-climax,which i guess could have been a risk,the other potential issue i thought the,show might face was in the characters,because like i said the original,foundation trilogy was driven by,concepts and plot over action and,characters,something that was common during the,golden age of sci-fi any concerns over,the characters being paper-thin were,quickly put to rest when it was clear,the writers had spent a substantial,amount of time carving out backstories,and rational motivations which is great,however looking back at the season as a,whole i think i need more character,development in season two to keep me,involved and up my emotional investment,in the characters,throughout the whole season we didnt,even know if wed see any of these,characters in season 2 but now we know,at least gail and salvo will be hanging,around i think the writers need to pay a,little more attention to these to really,make the two characters come to life the,problem with a lot of tv shows having,only 10 episodes per season these days,these days yeah i just hurt myself the,problem is that writers have to get all,of that story and plot in there which,leaves little time to breathe and,explore the characters in more depth,i think back to tv shows like buffy the,vampire slayer and star trek the s9,specifically,which had roughly 22 episodes per season,and they often devoted entire episodes,or more to stories that solely focused,on character development and sub stories,away from the main plot this gave us as,viewers the opportunity to experience,the calm before the storm so to speak in,order to really feel the punch of action,when it comes and also to get to know,the characters to feel like we know them,personally,i can imagine this is hard to do with,just 10 episodes,but then again game of thrones managed,to largely put it off,but also they had great character stuff,ready in the source material,so thats what i want from season two as,im talking about characters i also want,to address the issues that many have,with gail dornick,i know that many consider this character,to be a bit of a mary sue which is,basically a character who is portrayed,as being too perfect with no flaws,making them come off as unrealistic and,flat i had a long think about this one,because i hadnt really considered it,until i read some of your comments in my,earlier videos and i think i might agree,gail doesnt appear to have many if any,flaws at least none that have been,revealed theyve given her a really,great backstory which i love,but i get it,shes amazing at mathematics she wins,harry seldens prize seldom wants to,teach her reish falls in love with her,then we learn she has precog side powers,i mean they needed to make her addicted,to crack or something you know grit her,up a bit,but then now i think about it they could,probably stand to do the same with salvo,whos starting to look a little merry,sewish at this point too so theres,another for my season 2 wish list where,the tv show went beyond my expectations,in terms of character was in the cleons,which as a concept is fantastic,i also loved that we got a cleon that,was different from the others even if it,was all part of a trap set by the rebels,on transfer it was great to see a,multifaceted approach to the,personalities of the cleons because in,the beginning with the original brother,day blasting people to blood vapor for,simply reading a banned book i feared we,would be getting a paper-thin 2d villain,but i dont think thats what we have,and i really hope this is explored more,in season 2.,another on the wish list for season 2 is,that i want to see more of demazel who,is a captivating part of the show,in the second half of the season we,really get a true sense of demazels age,the mystery around her and how far she,is willing to go or programmed to in,order to help maintain the dominance of,the empire,we also see fantastic internal conflict,in her ironically demisel the air,appears to be more fully developed than,some of the human characters i also want,to take a moment to appreciate some of,the fantastic additions to the story,that had little to do with the,foundation source material some of the,societal cultural and religion aspects,to the show only elevated the world,building and were so entertaining to,watch,but they were also used as tools to,further develop some of the themes of,the books which i really appreciated,seeing,we can see this mostly in the theme of,change versus stagnation where the show,uses luminism the galaxys seminal,religion as a great vehicle for this,luminists worship three goddesses who,used to be one entity the maid the,mother and the crone millennia ago the,mother gave the faithful the gift of,reincarnation a constant process of,death and rebirth with no end point,since they teach the potential growth of,a souls knowledge is infinite,this concept contrasts greatly with the,very existence of the cleons which have,become the personification of the,stagnant empire,this entire story arc was fantastic and,felt very authentic to the original,ideas in the foundation books despite,being a tv show edition,also i know this will be divisive but i,also really liked that they brought in,the concept of psi powers at this stage,with

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The Foundation Trilogy Summary and Review | Video Essay

in 1966 isaac asimovs foundation books,won a special hugo award for best series,of all time,beating out other luminaries such as,edgar rice burroughs john carter of mars,saga and jr or tolkiens lord of the,rings,today this might come as a bit of a,surprise,with the success of peter jacksons film,adaptation of tolkiens work,and the pop culture phenomenon that was,hbos interpretation of game of thrones,fantasy fiction has enjoyed a lot more,respect with mainstream audiences,while in many ways science fiction seems,to have continually see-sawed in the,public imagination,as a fully matured medium still,there isnt any doubting to phenomenal,popularity azimuth,has enjoyed as one of the key figures in,what was known as the golden,age of science fiction lets spend a,minute here talking about the fact that,youve written 2241 books,so far so far is that,a compulsive behavior do you think,i enjoy it you know why not,sure but i say to myself here i am a,handsome writer,why should i write yeah,what kind of schedule do you put in to,write that many books i get up in the,morning,sit down and write when i finish writing,go back to bed,is there one particular work thats a,favorite,for you out of all of those publications,my name is simon fay and youre watching,content lit,a channel dedicated to the best books of,the 20th century,in these episodes ill be looking at the,original foundation trilogy,i suspect that many of you will have,read the books already,others might just be curious about the,series as such,i intend to analyze what made asimovs,work so extraordinary and understand the,era that the books came out of as well,as the influence they had on successive,generations,ive created an episode for each of,those topics which ill link to at the,end of this video,but for now i just want to concentrate,on the actual storyline of foundation,an epic that in many ways can speak for,itself when it comes to understanding,how it became such an enduring classic,and to help it do that,im just going to start at the beginning,at the outset the foundation stories,introduced two enormous concepts,brand new in western taught one the idea,that humanity could create a,galaxy-sized imperial empire,so expansive that its origins on earth,would be entirely lost,and two the concept of psycho history a,form of mathematics that would enable,its practitioners to predict the future,of broad social forces,meaning that in the plot of foundation,the collapse of the aforementioned,galactic empire could be foreseen,and the disastrous effects minimized all,of this in the book is described by the,great psychologist harry selden,a figurehead of the psycho history,movement who warns his contemporaries,about the end of humanitys greatest,empire,and sets in motion a series of events to,ensure that the next one will rise,within a mere,1 000 years rather than he originally,predicted,30 000. it was impressive for asimov to,have created these ideas at all,a truly groundbreaking pair of concepts,at a time when the genres writers were,still emerging from the b-grade fictions,of mad scientists and damsels in,distress,but the manner in which he decided to,build the story around the ideas was at,least as interesting as the ideas,themselves,that is to say there is no singular,protagonist within the time period that,the original foundation books cover,each part of the books in fact were,originally published as a series of,short stories with entirely different,casts of characters,set across a span of centuries before a,handful of the stories were collected,together,given an additional entry and released,as the first foundation book in 1951,the first story in this collection is,that of a young scientist who meets the,great harry selden and learns of the,psycho-historians prediction,that their empire has begun to collapse,because the scientist is quite literate,in the language of psycho history,hes quickly able to confirm seldens,findings and get on board with the plan,to minimize the fallout from this,collapse,essentially this means that he stands,alongside zeldin as the man is put on,trial by the ruling elite,who feel their security threatened by,the possibility of the general,population becoming aware that all of,their institutions are set to topple,like a house of cards,of course southerns genius isnt,limited to predicting the future,but also enables him to utilize that,knowledge to alter both events in the,present,and events to come in this way hes able,to manipulate the empires highest,officials into allowing him two,settlements where his fellow scientists,can work in seclusion,the nature of the second settlement is,kept a secret for much of the series run,but the first located on a planet called,terminus is positioned by selden to,become the birthplace of his ultimate,vision,foundation the next great human,civilization an eventuality that will,come to pass,thanks to his depth prodding of major,political events most of which are,charted across,every episode of the foundation saga,its generally true to say that aside,from your typical style of greek tragedy,this type of inevitability in,storytelling isnt always the best way,to keep a reader entertained,after all if much of the book hinges on,how accurate seldens predictions are,it might have become slightly redundant,to actually go through the motions of,reading each story,however if the fictional genius of,selden playing his ability to see the,future,much of asimovs wasnt presenting the,predictions in a dramatically compelling,manner,really when reading the book the,pleasure of it comes from journeying,alongside the multiple casts of,characters who are as into dark as the,zeldas predictions as you are,once the initial plan is laid out the,second story for example,tells the tale of the encyclopedists who,are the first people to settle terminus,and begin to work toward foundation,as far as theyre aware its simply,their duty to compile a repository of,knowledge to be kept safe in the course,of the empires collapse,not to get involved in intergalactic,politics,this undue course has proven to be a,ruse of seldens when we learn of a,chamber where a hologram of him appears,every few decades to confirm that his,plan is on track,in this first such appearance he reveals,the uselessness of the encyclopedia that,the people of terminus have compiled and,informs its leaders that they are at a,particular kind of,juncture in history which have overcome,will ensure the continued growth of the,foundation,these turning points will become known,as zeldin crises and as a result of this,particular selden crisis,a new form of leadership is able to gain,control of the government and take a,more proactive role in manipulating,galactic events by sharing your advanced,technology with neighboring star systems,that might otherwise have conquered them,the third story picks up 30 years later,when the consequences of this shift in,foreign policy continue to unfold,now as certain members of the foundation,politic are insistent that the sharing,of technology has become a stop-gap,appeasement strategy in the face of an,inevitable war,one man doesnt see the point in,starting an arm wrestling contest with,their foes,famously declaring that violence is the,last refuge of the incompetent,and instead builds a religion around use,of the technology they share shifting,their side of the galaxy from a,weapon-based balance of power to a,spiritual one,once again this series of events is,confirmed to be a selden crisis by the,man himself,who appears in the holographic chamber,to warn his intellectual descendants,that this too will just be a passing,phase in the development of the,foundation,as such the fourth story covers the,renewed growth of capitalism in the,region,as a pair of foundation traders help,spread the word of their religion by,tempting prospective followers,with the riches that your technology can,produce,and through the success of this strategy,in the fifth story we meet yet another,zelda

Isaac Asimov Fan Reviews Apple TVs Foundation Show

welcome to sound and fury i am eric,wilford watson,and im hugh frank,and im eric wilford watson,uh say again,today were going to talk about an apple,tv show that is based on,the foundation novels by isaac asimov,yes oh chris isaac asimov,[Music],so i believe you watched about the first,30 seconds of this uh,of this show am i correct,i watched,i think i made it almost through the,first,whole episode of the first i fell asleep,not not as i mean its kind of slow,moving i i i can appreciate it,um,i,didnt really know what was going i i,knew what was going on we did a whole,show on the foundation and what that was,about so i knew the the premise of it,and then of course the,um you know they explain a lot of it in,there uh but i i just,yeah it just didnt,blow away,yeah yeah,i can appreciate it for what it is but,it didnt it didnt they didnt pull me,in,okay so as a die-hard fan of the books i,will say that there are some things,about this show that are fantastic,some things that are okay and some,things that made me want to throw my,shoe through my television war its,fantastic,war,its fantastic,well first of all the basic premise is,almost correct um harry selden is a,scientist mathematician who,comes up with the concept of science,that can project the future predicts,that the empire is going to fall the,empire is not at all happy to hear this,they put him on trial,how long do you claim it will last,30 000 years advocate,i submit to the court that dr seldens,predictions,are actually intended to destroy public,confidence um they exile him to the,foundation where he goes and creates his,thousand-year plan to mitigate the,damage of the dying empire so that,the empire can be reborn better than,ever,and human freedom can flourish and,society can be society,we should be in the dark,for a thousand years advocate,and if that is all,we should thank the gods for it,and the ten thousand years of darkness,he predicts are condensed into a single,thousand years which is supposed to be,the span of the novels thats all,established in the first episode,right what they do different is,in the foundation book um which i have,right,uh,here,the tv show is about this much of the,book maybe,that much of the book,now im not counting all the other books,but the tv show is this this is not an,entire season of television,so they needed to pad the running time a,little bit yeah so they add a lot of,palace intrigue that was not in the book,which is not a bad thing to do they did,a very interesting thing where they have,a,genetic dynasty,dawn,day,dusk,the genetic dynasty empire,[Music],the delegations from tespis and anacron,are arriving,welcome to traffic so they have like,young,middle-aged old clones of the emperor,cleon,and thats interesting they didnt do,that in the books but its an,interesting way where you can have these,same characters continue on through the,generations,and i thought that was clever and,theres a lot of really good palace,intrigue theres a lot of fun stuff,going on with those three emperors and,the conflicts that are there we are,empire,history binge to us,im not going to get into spoilers in,this but they do some interesting stuff,with that and they establish them as,really interesting villains,which a good villain is kind of missing,from the foundation story its more of a,science fiction story about ideas its,hard sci-fi its not action adventure so,they shoe horn action adventure into,this sometimes it works sometimes it,doesnt they go a little bit too far in,trying to make it a game of thrones they,have,executions,[Applause],[Music],and,killing off characters unexpectedly i,think theyre trying too hard to make it,game of thronesy gotcha and,when they do too much of that,when they go way off and doing these,side stories that are taking you away,from the core idea of the show,it really sags in the middle the first,two episodes i think are great,then the third episode just,shits the bed,i hate when that happens,i i mean ive heard,and it takes quite a few episodes to,recover and it just doesnt quite get up,to par again for another few episodes,and then the palace throwing your shoe,at the tv episodes,yes okay um the palace intrigue stuff,with the emperor the emperors the three,empires are thats very interesting and,they do a good job with that,um but the actual foundation story,almost gets lost,they have the side characters that are,off on their side quests,i used to be an adventurer like you then,i took an arrow in the knee,but they kind of ignore the establishing,of the foundation for a good long chunk,of the show,which is irritating,and,doesnt do it for me,but then they bring it back home,they get back to oh yeah were supposed,to be adapting the foundation book lets,get back to that and then it gets really,good again for the last couple episodes,gotcha okay so they actually kind of get,off of the foundation like like a house,thats,mudslide right kind of yeah yeah oh i,could go for one of those,but,but it was really good to see uh the,planet that is not coruscant,welcome to trenton,the eye of the empire,[Music],please respect and enjoy,the planet uh the capital planet of,uh oh trantor thats what its called,transfer,yes yes,[Laughter],sorry go ahead,but its fun um,just to give you an example without im,going to im not going to give you the,context of this because i dont want to,spoil,the story but i want to give you an,example of why,one thing that really shows,in star wars they have to have darth,vader killing people to show you that,hes the bad guy he chokes the out,of everybody an empire strikes back so,they needed to demonstrate to you that,the emperors are not nice,i wont tell you how or why,they watch this watch the story to find,out but,somebody pisses off uh one of the,emperors,the emperor sits this person down and,says,ive looked at your,family history went back multiple,generations we were able to find a great,great great great grandparent and all of,their sons daughters aunts uncles,cousins we were able to track down about,900 people that are related to you,theyve all been rounded up,everybody you went to school with,everybody youve worked with passed by,on the street had casual conversations,with ordered food from at a restaurant,were able to come up with another 2 000,people,all of them have now been killed so that,you have been erased from existence,the people who would remember you after,youre gone,were not going to kill you were going,to feed you intravenously,and deprive you of all senses so that,you will never hear smell,or feel anything ever again but youll,be aware,but you will be aware,and you will remember,and thats the last time you see that,character wow,the emperors kind of a dick,a little bit so basically nobodys going,to have any memory of him,and,hes not hes going to live the rest of,his life not really knowing and he,basically is going to be,like the the main character from johnny,got his gun,yes as punishment but knowing that,everybody youve ever been related to,whoever met is dead because of you,dang,that wasnt in the book asimov didnt,write that,no no thats like something peter steele,would write everyone i love is,dead but anyway yeah,but no like i said theyre trying to,game of thrones that theyre trying to,bring in a dark element theyre trying,to,you know bring the emotional punch that,is just kind of missing from this,sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt,um what i really like when they bring it,home um when,the,anybody whos read the foundation book,knows that there are these crises that,will occur,where,uh harry seldo the main character,predicted whats going to happen and,then his predictions come true and oh my,god this guy really didnt know how to,predict the future,they kind of do that at the end but not,really they didnt do it as well and,thats my biggest criticism is not what,they add its what that should have been,there that wasnt,they didnt do as good of a job of,having the aha moments a good azimuth,story sets things u

Isaac Asimovs Foundation Explained In FIVE Minutes! (Some Spoilers)

[Music],hey guys,its quinn please click the like button,so that the youtube algorithm recognizes,that ive uploaded,and circulates my video thanks guys,isaac asimovs foundation series,was the first ever science fiction,series to contain a full-fledged,galactic empire the entire series,involves the centuries-long plan,of a man known as harry selden to,restore the human galactic empire,after a great crash which led to a dark,age,harry seldon was able to predict the,fall of the first galactic empire,by the use of a form of mathematics,known as psycho history,which was able to predict human behavior,over time at mass,psycho history gail dornick using,non-mathematical concepts,has defined psycho history to be that,branch of mathematics which deals with,the reactions of human conglomerates,to fixed social and economic stimuli,essentially the empire fell due to the,capital planet trantors inability,to adequately handle the bureaucratic,and administrative demands of such a,large empire,containing 25 million worlds harry,seldens solution would ultimately prove,to be extremely complicated,and multifaceted but it is presented,initially,as the creation of the foundation the,foundation would be founded on a distant,world,terminus and would have encyclopedist,whose job was to record all human,knowledge in the universe,inside the encyclopedia galactica,thousands of humans would devote,themselves to the project,in an effort to preserve the knowledge,of all mankind in the hope that doing so,could shorten the interregnum which,would follow the collapse of the empire,all my project my thirty thousand men,with their wives and children,are devoting themselves to the,preparation of an encyclopedia galactica,they will not complete it in their,lifetimes i will not even live to see it,fairly begun but by the time trantor,falls,it will be complete and copies will,exist in every major library in the,galaxy,though it had been initially stated that,the foundation existed solely to create,the encyclopedia galactica,is revealed a third of the way through,the first book fifty years after its,initial creation,that the encyclopedia is not the true,purpose of the foundation at,all harry selden had left a vault on,terminus,it was set to open on a specific date in,which the pre-recorded holograms of,selden would appear to address the,foundation,the vault opens and the hologram of him,reveals the truth,the encyclopedia foundation to begin,with,is a fraud and always has been it is a,fraud in the sense that neither i nor my,colleagues,care at all whether a single volume of,the encyclopedia is ever published,it has served its purpose since by it we,extracted an,imperial charter from the emperor by it,we attracted the hundred thousand humans,necessary for our scheme,and by it we managed to keep them,preoccupied while events shaped,themselves,until it was too late for any of them to,draw back,harry selden tells them that the path,for the foundation,is inevitable they will be faced with a,series of crises,that he himself had predicted through,psycho history,he tells them that in each crisis they,will be forced along a singular path,due to the circumstances set in place,the past they will take,will be passed laid out in harry selden,psycho history calculations,as i said psycho history could predict,human psychology at mass,over long distances of time as it,develops over the centuries,the foundation is met with crisis after,crisis,just as selden had predicted,each time his pre-recorded hologram,appears to advise them,later in the series however seldens,plan is shaken,with the arrival of the mule the mule,possessed powerful mentality powers,because of this he skewed the results of,seldons predictions,because of the mule seldens attempt at,preserving humanity,was almost completely thwarted the saga,of the foundation continues for hundreds,of years,and involves the struggles faced by,humanity during the dark ages,and the rise of a new human galactic,empire,the main series in the foundation saga,is considered a trilogy,foundation foundation and empire and the,second foundation,but there are actually seven books in,total in the foundation series,not including asimovs galactic empire,series,or robot series two prequels prelude to,foundation,and four at the foundation and two,sequels foundations edge,and foundation and earth asimovs,foundation is widely considered to be,one of the most influential science,fiction sagas of all time,many of the most successful science,fiction sagas ever like dune,star wars and others would not exist,without foundation,thank you guys for watching make sure,you like and subscribe for more quinns,ideas

Foundation Review | Apple TV+ Original Series (Eps. 1-10) [Non-Spoiler]

hello everyone and welcome to,lost in the episode today im going to,be going over apple tv plus new science,fiction series foundation this will be a,non-spoiler review for all 10 episodes,of this first season is this another,slam dunk series for apple tv plus and,does it bring anything new to the genre,lets talk about it,[Music],[Applause],[Music],foundation is created by david s goyer,and josh friedman based upon the book,series by isaac asimov it stars jared,harris lou labelle lei harvey laura,byrne terence mann cassian bilton and,lee pace this is a complex saga of,humans scattered on planets throughout,the galaxy living under the rule of the,galactic empire,foundation is based off of isaac,asimovs classic seven book science,fiction series which began all the way,back in 1942.,unfortunately i have never read asimovs,novels but ive always been really,curious about them and after watching,all 10 episodes of season 1 i have to,say that i am dying to read them now,because apple tv plus has gone all out,with foundation it is one of the most,visually arresting and epic television,shows ever put on the small screen and,while it doesnt reach perfection it has,the potential to reach greatness in,future seasons,the series follows an ensemble cast of,characters that span centuries and,planets our main focus is that of a,mathematician named harry selden who has,reached out to a young girl named gail,from a far off planet who is solved in,impossible equation she travels to him,thinking she is taking part in some sort,of internship only to realize that she,has been lied to harry has predicted the,future of the galaxy through,mathematical means and finds that they,will be plunged into darkness in only a,few centuries and gails problem solving,might be the key to saving the universe,but the rulers of the empire three,brothers named don day and dusk will,stop at nothing to make sure that these,two do not get in the way of their,tyrannical reign,so if you couldnt tell from that,synopsis this show is quite complicated,and that is just scratching the surface,of what actually goes down in foundation,i think this show is going to capture a,lot of people from the first two,episodes which are both premiering on,september 24th with its stunning visuals,and production values but many will be,turned off by how hard it is to follow,this is science fiction that is the,definition of the genre it is firmly,rooted in science and mathematics which,is from what ive heard very true to,asimovs works,also there is so much vocabulary,mythology politics technology and,philosophy of this series that you need,to make sure to pay full attention and,even then if you do it is still hard to,follow at first but creator david s,goyer who wrote the dark knight trilogy,and josh friedman do an impeccable job,of taking this foreign mumbo jumbo and,making it easy to swallow especially as,the season progresses another exciting,thing about this show is that in the,first half there were many instances of,things happening that made absolutely no,sense to me and as the 10 episodes,continue everything comes to light and,becomes so much clearer this is really,ingenious writing that impressed the,hell out of me but it certainly requires,a lot of patience,as the show began i couldnt help but,have my jaw dropped on the floor at the,filmmaking wizardry on display here this,is one of the most visually stunning,television series,ever and i say that with full conviction,i could tell from the very get-go that,love and passion went into foundation,because of all the minutes details that,truly bring this show to life and the,world building is next to none it is so,difficult for a series in its first,season to fully transport its audience,into a world like this especially one,that takes place on so many different,planets over so much time but for the,most part the creators have really,pulled it off the ensemble is so vast,here that im not gonna spend much time,naming off names but the key players are,all solid and it is so refreshing to see,the main two leads being strong badass,black females especially in genre work,like this i also have to say that the,horribly underrated lee pace was perfect,casting as emperor day the man is like a,greek god who towers over everyone and,he commands the screen becoming a truly,conflicted villain and its also,important to note that i did think the,character started off a bit cold at the,beginning which really worried me but,once the story gets going the heart,really starts to come through,the ingenuity creativity and astonishing,craft on display here makes foundation,one of the most exciting television,series of the year its also weird hard,to follow and takes patience to get to,the finale but as you get to the fourth,or fifth episode you will truly see,where the creators are taking us and it,only gets better and better from there,if you are a fan of star wars battlestar,galactica or game of thrones i have no,doubt that you will fall in love with,this new series,so i will be giving apple tv pluses,foundation four planets out of five,although a bit rocky at its start this,grand scale visually stunning epic is a,must-see for any fan of the genre it,certainly hasnt reached this point yet,and it will need to be renewed for us to,get to see this come to fruition,but this could be our next game of,thrones,thank you so much for watching lost in,the episode we will see you soon,[Music],you

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