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Foundation – Episode 5, Upon Awakening

Sleepy Time

15th October 2021

We see Gaal Dornick, Lou Llobell (“Voyagers”), before she left her home world and how she ended up getting involved in books and knowledge, something not allowed by her people.

Then we are in the now, whenever that is, and see her escape pod dock with a ship. When she exits the escape pod she still has Hari’s blood on her hands, and the dagger in the escape pod.

She is the only passenger on board the ship, she has been in cryo for over 34 years. She can’t get the ship to do what she wants. But she does find a recording showing that she was blamed for the murder of Hari Seldon alongside Raish(?). It transpires that the ship is locked to Raish.

Back on Terminus, a ship from the Empire arrives, but Salvor believes that it’s a trap. She’s right, the force-field is down, what they want is revenge, they bring down an Empirical ship.

They manage this with relative ease and ‘stick to the plan’ which seems to be to take Salvor with them. This all goes one whilst the Anacreon foot soldiers are wiping out the Terminus scientists.

Phara, Kubbra Sait (“Wakaalat from Home (TV)”, “RejctX (TV)”), informs Salvor that the revenge isn’t against the Empire for what they’ve done, but for Hari and his work, as it is this that inflamed the Empire, causing them to destroy the Anacreon world.

Back on the ship, Gaal works out where they are headed, and it’s not good news, it’s Helcion, Hari’s home planet, not good given people think you killed him.

She tries to get the ship to change course, but it isn’t responding anymore, instead it is showing blood and Hari, or rather, Hari as he was after he’s been stabbed.

We are mid-way through Foundation and it’s a sprawling series. On the one hand, production values are amazing, it’s a great cast, on the other, it’s a huge undertaking and you can see why many said that the Foundation series would be one of the most difficult of Asimov’s work to translate to screen.

DETAILS

    

RELEASE DATE
15th October 2021

DIRECTED BY
Alex Graves

WRITTEN BY
David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman

Running Time:
50mins

THE QUICK SELL
A flashback reveals the origins of Gaal's conflict between faith and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.

CAST & CREW
Cassian Bilton, Clarke Peters, Daniel MacPherson, David S. Goyer, Jared Harris, Josh Friedman, Kubbra Sait, Laura Birn, Leah Harvey, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Pravessh Rana, Rupert Sanders, T'Nia Miller, Terrence Mann

TV / STREAMING PLATFORM
Apple TV+

DETAILS

    

RELEASE DATE
15th October 2021

DIRECTED BY
Alex Graves

WRITTEN BY
David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman

Running Time:
50mins

THE QUICK SELL
A flashback reveals the origins of Gaal's conflict between faith and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.

CAST & CREW
Cassian Bilton, Clarke Peters, Daniel MacPherson, David S. Goyer, Jared Harris, Josh Friedman, Kubbra Sait, Laura Birn, Leah Harvey, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Pravessh Rana, Rupert Sanders, T'Nia Miller, Terrence Mann

TV / STREAMING PLATFORM
Apple TV+

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