History Literature / Foundation

7th Jan '17 5:35:54 PM ztyran
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* TallPoppySyndrome: General Bel Riose suffers from this due to the decay of the Empire by this point. It basically pointed out that by this point a strong Emperor has no strong subjects due to fear of overthrow and rebellion.
29th Dec '16 2:21:32 PM binaroid
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* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler:Arkady Darrell]]

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* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler:Arkady Darrell]]Darrell. After she has the EurekaMoment that allows her father Toran to (apparently) root out the Second Foundation, he's still suspicious enough to test her for signs of mental tampering. She passes -- only because the real Second Foundation had altered her personality shortly after she was born on Trantor, before any personality traits had formed to be removed. The First Speaker justifies it by claiming that the "precious and intelligent personality" given to her was a benefit.]]
29th Dec '16 12:20:22 PM WillKeaton
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As far as adaptations are concerned, back in the 70s, the BBC did a Radio Drama adaptation which can be found on the [[http://www.archive.org/details/IsaacAsimov-TheFoundationTrilogy Internet Archive]]. Apparently, at one point Creator/RolandEmmerich, of all people, was planning on making a film trilogy out of the first three books, but the project fell into DevelopmentHell and never came out.

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As far as adaptations are concerned, back in the 70s, the BBC did a Radio Drama adaptation which can be found on the [[http://www.archive.org/details/IsaacAsimov-TheFoundationTrilogy Internet Archive]]. Archive.]] Apparently, at one point Creator/RolandEmmerich, of all people, was planning on making a film trilogy out of the first three books, but the project fell into DevelopmentHell and never came out.
23rd Dec '16 9:20:39 AM DavidCowie
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* UnusualEuphemism:
** Most of the books' profanity, primarily "Space!" or "Great Galaxy!". Some is also a {{Continuity Nod}} to the Religion of Science established in "The Mayors".
** Ebling Mis in ''Foundation and Empire'' swore by literally saying "unprintable."
*** He doesn't. There is an explicit mention of his "favorite curses", they are merely censored.

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* UnusualEuphemism:
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UnusualEuphemism: Most of the books' profanity, primarily "Space!" or "Great Galaxy!". Some is also a {{Continuity Nod}} to the Religion of Science established in "The Mayors".
** Ebling Mis in ''Foundation and Empire'' swore by literally saying "unprintable."
*** He doesn't. There is an explicit mention of his "favorite curses", they are merely censored.
Mayors".
6th Dec '16 4:45:29 AM LordInsane
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** By ''Foundation's Edge'' the Second Foundation has begun to experiment with mental gestalts. They're still far from Gaia (the main use the Foundation has come up with is simply being set up so that a Second Foundationer on the scene can draw from more mental power than he himself possesses), [[spoiler: but it is probably not a coincidence that the book ends with the Second Foundation's representative in the climactic showdown leaving, slightly mind-altered by Gaia, with the idea to encourage more and deeper work on the gestalts...]]
13th Nov '16 3:20:52 PM esq263
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* {{Planetville}}: Trantor is an example of this, especially as depicted in the prequel novels.
** In ''Foundation's Edge'', when Trevize and Pelorat discuss how Earth might have become radioactive, they raise the possibility of a nuclear accident -- which they dismiss because such a disaster wouldn't affect an entire planet.

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* {{Planetville}}: Trantor is an example aversion of this, especially as depicted in the prequel novels.
** In Also averted in ''Foundation's Edge'', when Trevize and Pelorat discuss how Earth might have become radioactive, they raise the possibility of a nuclear accident -- which they dismiss because such a disaster wouldn't affect an entire planet.
13th Nov '16 3:20:10 PM esq263
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* {{Planetville}}: Trantor is an example of this, especially as depicted in the prequel novels.
** In ''Foundation's Edge'', when Trevize and Pelorat discuss how Earth might have become radioactive, they raise the possibility of a nuclear accident -- which they dismiss because such a disaster wouldn't affect an entire planet.
13th Nov '16 3:15:31 PM esq263
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* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: In ''Foundation's Edge'', on discussing Earth's then-alleged radioactivity, Trevize and Pelorat discuss the possibility of it being caused by a nuclear war -- which they dismiss out of hand because, in their era, the use of nuclear weapons is unthinkable. They go on to discuss a previous insurrection in which, after both sides were reduced to starvation and desperation, one of the commanders suggested causing a nuclear explosion to resolve the conflict -- and was promptly hanged by his own men.

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* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: In ''Foundation's Edge'', on discussing Earth's then-alleged radioactivity, Trevize and Pelorat discuss the possibility of it being caused by a nuclear war -- which they dismiss out of hand because, in their era, the use of nuclear weapons is unthinkable. They go on to discuss a previous an insurrection during the Imperial era in which, after both sides were reduced to starvation and desperation, one of the commanders suggested causing a nuclear explosion to resolve the conflict -- and was promptly hanged by his own men.
13th Nov '16 3:12:50 PM esq263
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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Comporellon, which Trevize and co. visit in ''Foundation and Earth'', was once Baleyworld.
** In ''Foundation's Edge'', Trantor is referred to as "Hame" (their word for "home") by the locals. Given Asimov's knowledge of Constantinople, and how its name was changed [[note]]As discussed in his history books, travelers to Constantinople, when discussing their destination, would say they were going "eis ten polis" or "to the city"[[/note]], this may have been a variation of the TropeNamer being RecycledInSpace.


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* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: In ''Foundation's Edge'', on discussing Earth's then-alleged radioactivity, Trevize and Pelorat discuss the possibility of it being caused by a nuclear war -- which they dismiss out of hand because, in their era, the use of nuclear weapons is unthinkable. They go on to discuss a previous insurrection in which, after both sides were reduced to starvation and desperation, one of the commanders suggested causing a nuclear explosion to resolve the conflict -- and was promptly hanged by his own men.
8th Nov '16 9:09:15 PM LordInsane
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** While it only shows up in ''The Currents of Space'', the Trantorian Empire that became the (first) Galactic Empire had elements of this, if nothing else by default -- once you become rich and powerful enough that your local ambassadors can feel confident signing off on a deal to buy an entire planet and arrange the evacuation of the population, soft-power methods of expanding your influence comes with the package.
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