7 replies on “Foundation and Film”

  1. chad says:

    Not suitable for conversion
    Not only does the trilogy span centuries with a revolving cast, but much of the series doesn’t really lend itself to action, romance, or suspense. I see the Foundation trilogy as more of a thinking person’s sci-fi, and I’m not sure how they would adapt it without completely losing touch with the books.

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    • Alexius says:

      Re: Not suitable for conversion

      Not only does the trilogy span centuries with a revolving cast, but much of the series doesn’t really lend itself to action, romance, or suspense. I see the Foundation trilogy as more of a thinking person’s sci-fi, and I’m not sure how they would adapt it without completely losing touch with the books.

      You’ve got a good point, but I think it’d work well as a long mini-series, or a radio play.

      • babasyzygy says:

        Re: Not suitable for conversion

        You’ve got a good point, but I think it’d work well as a long mini-series, or a radio play.

        It’s hard to find legally and it’s on audio cassette, but the BBC made one.

        • Timeshredder says:

          Re: Not suitable for conversion

          It’s hard to find legally and it’s on audio cassette, but the BBC made one.

          It’s that an actual adaptation or an audiobook?

          • mrsleny says:

            Re: Not suitable for conversion
            I believe it was a radio dramatization with a full cast. That was my first exposure to the Foundation trilogy. It was extremely well done, as with all BBC dramatizations.

          • babasyzygy says:

            Re: Not suitable for conversion

            It’s that an actual adaptation or an audiobook?

            As the other poster said, it’s a full radio play. There’s a really bad transfer out there on the torrent sites, but it’s worth tracking down the cassettes.

      • vanyel says:

        Re: Not suitable for conversion

        You’ve got a good point, but I think it’d work well as a long mini-series, or a radio play.

        Yup, I think each segment would work as a separate movie, and are about the right length so they wouldn’t have to cut things out to make it fit. Still, they’re not exactly action movies, so won’t ever be blockbusters…

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