posted on Nov, 21 2021 @ 10:46 PM
Big Sci-Fi fan here, and I have to say, Foundation looks very promising. I was worried the whole show would take place on one planet, with little
space and only spaceships in the pilot (i.e. the big bucks being spent to impress with the pilot). But I'm seeing multiple different types of
spaceships, lots of sci-fi technology (including proper phasers and blasters rather than guns with no special effects) and interstellar politics, and
every time I think, OK, now they're going to stick to one planet (like Terminus), the story finds its way into space and other planets again. I'm
pleasantly surprised to the point of not even being too bothered with the woke casting.
My rating of the show is on par with the Expanse, but the backstory with the Empire and various races from different planets is already more
interesting than the somewhat limited 3 major parties in the Expanse (Earth, Mars and the Belt).
It could use some more male lead characters though, that are not mere extensions of the female lead characters (like boyfriends or those who you know
are going to die because they don't have woke plot armor). But I guess with modern woke media you can't have it all. Not sure if it's going to be
better than the Expanse though, but with that show seemingly ending (read something about a last season) it's good that I have something to replace it
with. Cause shows like Lost in Space, Another Life, ST Discovery and the Orville aren't gonna cut it. And Picard takes forever to bring out a second
season, if they wait any longer, Picard is gonna die of old age before they finish over 40 episodes (which used to be 2 seasons worth of
entertainment*). *: Really not liking the 10 episodes per season approach modern entertainment media is using. In practice, we only get like barely 3
seasons worth of entertainment for the Expanse (after 6 modern-sized seasons), and now it's already ending.
And the Mandalorian is a bit limited in terms of space and spaceships it seems. Plus it's a different style, no interstellar politics and major
interstellar events (with the potential of some interstellar warfare perhaps, which hopes I still have for Foundation, the potential to be more like
Babylon 5, ST DS9, Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis is there).
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