|Pictured: Isaac Asimov (center, between the muttonchops), wrote|
some of science fiction's more important works, but he, unlike some
other sci-fi authors I could mention, was not a homophobic douche.
|No, I mean the shitty one with|
Mathew Broderick. Yeah, that one.
|'So we open on a shot of fucking Trantor:|
the capitol of the whole fucking galaxy.'
"Well, I fucking love the 'Foundation' novels...That's a set of books where the influence they have is just fucking massive...there are some ideas in those that'll set your fucking hair on fire."
-Jonah Fucking Nolan
|Above: The Nerd Belt®|
Sure, nobody was trying to shit all over Asimov's book, it's just that his stories aren't exactly action-packed. Conversation-packed, logic-packed, even periodic table of elements-packed, but rarely action-packed. The producers wanted Will Smith spouting one-liners and shooting robots instead of standing around and discussing the Three Laws, so that's what we got.
|"Welcome to Earth! Uh...which I suppose is where you come from as well.|
Sorry, that one still needs some work, can we take that again?"
|Pictured: A robot takes a hostage |
in I, Robot, because nobody
ever read the goddamn book.
|'The incest practically writes itself!'|
I'm sure HBO will throw some gratuitous violence or space nudity into the mix, but it may turn out that Foundation is un-filmable as written, leaving the Jonah Nolan with an unenviable choice between staying true to the original story and creating something people might actually want to sit through.
|'Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.'|
-Salvor Hardin in Foundation
but, uh, I'm sure he wasn't
talking about HBO...