Foundation: Season 1

Foundation: Season 1

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David S Goyer, co-writer of The Dark Knight trilogy, teams up with Apple TV+ for this series adaptation of Isaac Asimov's beloved sci-fi novels—the thousand year saga following the collapse of a galactic empire and the generations-long plan to save humanity's future. Stars Golden Globe nominees Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Lee Pace (The Hobbit).

2020USAApple
Science Fiction

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

The Emperor's Peace

Gal Dornick leaves her life in Synnax behind when the... More galaxy’s greatest mathematician, Hari Seldon, invites her to Trantor.

EPISODE 1.2

Preparing to Live

The Foundation makes the long journey to Terminus as Gaal... More and Raych grow closer. The Empire faces a difficult decision.

EPISODE 1.3

The Mathematician’s Ghost

Brother Dusk reflects on his legacy as he prepares for... More ascension. The Foundation arrives on Terminus and finds a mysterious object.

EPISODE 1.4

Barbarians at the Gate

Salvor faces off with an enemy of the Empire. Brothers... More Day and Dusk are at odds, while Brother Dawn wrestles with his truth.

EPISODE 1.5

Upon Awakening

A flashback reveals the origin of Gaal’s conflict between faith... More and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.

EPISODE 1.6

Death and the Maiden

Brother Day meets Zephyr Halima—a would-be leader who opposes the... More Empire. Brother Dusk grows suspicious of Brother Dawn.

EPISODE 1.7

Mysteries and Martyrs

The Anacreons and their hostages board the fabled Invictus warship.... More The bond between Brother Dawn and Azura intesifies.

EPISODE 1.8

The Missing Piece

Brother Day embarks on a journey that no other Cleon... More has ever attempted. Salvor prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to return home.

EPISODE 1.9

The First Crisis

On Terminus, Salvor witnesses how powerful the null field has... More become. Brother Dawn makes a daring choice.

EPISODE 1.10

The Leap

An unexpected ally helps Salvor broker an alliance. A confrontation... More between the Brothers leads to unthinkable consequences. Season finale.

Foundation: Season 1 | Reviews

It does stray from Asimov's legendary sci-fi tomes, but this sumptuous tale of galactic colonisation could very well be TV's next big genre hit since Game of Thrones.

71%86 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Paste

Paste

Even as Foundation stumbles throughout its execution, it still maintains a grip on the unconditional hope of its characters.

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CNN

CNN

An impenetrable show that looks like several million bucks but feels as if it lacks the tools to save itself, much less all mankind.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Has been reinvented as something more accessible, more vibrant, more action-driven, sexier, and yes, more fun in the traditional sense of the word.

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Variety

Variety

This iteration of "Foundation" thrives most when becoming something all its own.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The time jumps are confusing and the story needs a clearer arc.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

There is no saga too epic for a little levity, and here it might have made some of the characters more believable.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Comes off as a 10-episode pilot for later seasons - one just good enough for us to want to stick with the show.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Its emotional expanse ... is a bit more of a question, but the show sucks you in a great deal.

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Foundation: Season 1 | Release Details

Foundation: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Apple TV+.