‘Foundation’ Review: Apple TV+ Finally Brings Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Saga to Sumptuous Life

‘Foundation’ Review: Apple TV+ Finally Brings Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Saga to Sumptuous Life
When Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” beat out J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings” for a special 1966 Hugo Award for “Best All-Time Series,” it cemented the work as a turning point for the science fiction genre. While sci-hi had long been seen as fodder for cheap and silly B movies, “Foundation” proved that the genre could be treated as literature to be taken seriously. But for decades, many considered the work too challenging to adapt to the screen. A sprawling collection of short stories written between 1942 and 1950, then collected into three books, “Foundation” spans multiple generations of humans trying to save the species from certain doom. Some of the largest studios and networks in Hollywood — including New Line Cinema, Columbia Pictures and HBO — have tried to develop the project over the last several decades, to no avail. But it took Apple TV+, a master of the superhero
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