@AlexW I feel like many of the changes were required to adapt the books to modern television, but that last twist sure feels like it was just put there to mess with people who had actually read the books.
Having read the series, and not really enjoying the books (Asimov did big stories but lack empathy with his characters), I wondered why #Foundation was even adapted for TV, as it doesn't really lend itself to the small screen.
Which brings us to all the changes. I would probably love this show if I had NOT read the books. But, as it is, I was left wondering why not go for something completely original?
@AlexW The usual Hollywood reason is a desire to reduce perceived risk by tying on a familiar name.
Other times it is some executive looking at the competition, deciding they need something similar, and going with the first thing they recognize.
@Dananner Deviated? It took a whole other turn at junction 13! Ha! Ha! But seriously, I understand the need for dramatic TV. But at what point does source material become a footnote? 😜
@AlexW like I, Robot - it only shares a name.
I stopped watching Foundation after Episode 3 because I was like WTF, that’s not in the book.
Same with the last season of Game of Thrones. Totally off the rails.
@Dananner The thing is, it was a series of stories held together by the fact they were galaxy-spanning. So yeah, nothing like the TV show.
This was not the source material to make into a TV show.
@Dananner Well, we did persist through to the bitter end, and some of it was interesting. Like the fact Cleon is now 3 clones, and everyone changed sex and became woman. That was fun.
And GoT? Never watched it. I might be the only person who didn't.
Oh, I haven't read any of the Percy Jackson books, but again, I heard a lot of peeps saying they were unhappy.
I guess there is no pleasing everyone.
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