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Asimov’s foundation.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Frizzy, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Just seen apple are releasing a big budget version of ‘foundation’ a series of books I loved as a teenager, means one more subscription but no way I’m going to miss this one. I’ve never seen a single second of game of thrones so determined to complete one box set.
    I think Asimov greatly affected my humanist beliefs and is a giant in modern literature who rivals Tolstoy and dickens in his ability to traduce religion and morality.
  2. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Great books
    What does Apple bring you can't already get ?
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Read the reviews before getting your credit card out.
  4. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    Our film director was meant to be in this but when he got to Berlin he was dropped and paid off, he’s not got over the pretty common bad experience tbh
  5. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Not really a big tv watcher, but foundation is my lord of the rings, read when 12+ and blew my tiny mind.
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  6. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I read the books back when I was a lad of fourteen or so. Not sure what I'd make of them now, but film/TV adaptations are usually a let-down.
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  7. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    A trilogy in seven parts?

    Anyone seen my towel?
  8. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Just hope it doesn’t end up being a mess like David lynches ‘dune’.
    The initial trilogy is where the real meat is, second three ok but plot thin, seven was a huge disappointment.
    I hear the next version of dune might be good?
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  9. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Cymru am byth

    My dream as a child was to go to Tranter.
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  10. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    I loved the Foundation Trilogy but occasionally wondered if the Mule was modelled on Hitler.
    Nye Samuel and Frizzy like this.
  11. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    I seem to remember reading the Trilogy as a teenager and enjoying them. Re read them in the last couple of years with my Book group and found them a bit naff.
    MikeMA, narabdela and Darren like this.
  12. Darren

    Darren All Business

    I enjoyed the Dune film and I'm looking forwards to the new one. However..... I do think that works of this scope ( I'm thinking of both the Dune and Foundation series) extending over thousands of years are impossible to capture on film without an extraordinary budget and perhaps, even then, a lot to take in and understand for viewers. How many would understand the God Emperor and his constant supply of Duncan Idaho Gholas for a start?
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  13. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Like EE 'Doc' Smith's Lensman series they are now old enough that their use of language and social interactions make them dated and a bit quaint
  14. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    And lord of the rings is?
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  15. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Not something I enjoy so I cant comment. I'm sci-fi, not really into fantasy.
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  16. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    In my teenage years I read almost exclusively science fiction. Loved very much of Asimov's output but Foundation was literally unbelievable nonsense.
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  17. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Yea.... I too struggled with Foundation as a teenager. But I Robot, The Rest of the Robots, The Caves of Steel etc were excellent.
  18. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Cymru am byth

    Yes I guess he could be...he didn't play by the rules and no one could cope with that.
  19. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Cymru am byth

    Like me except I loved the Foundation trilogy but not the follow up books.
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  20. iansr

    iansr pfm Member

    I too read them as a teenager. I’ve been reading SF novels since I was about 11 and I still enjoy the good stuff 55 years on. ERB’s Martian series had the biggest impact on me, particularly the first 3 which are essentially a trilogy. Those books have probably inspired more SF writers than any others and there are Barsoomian references and tips of the hat littered throughout the entire genre.
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