Foundation (2021): S01E04 – Barbarians at the Gate


Introduction

Foundation is an American science fiction streaming television series created by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman for Apple TV+, based on the Foundation series of stories by Isaac Asimov.

Outline

The Cleon lineage faces a threat to its legitimacy as Zephyr Halima Ifa, a leading candidate to become the next Proxima of the major religion of Luminism, revives an orthodox, pre-Imperial dogma that asserts clones of an individual do not possess souls. This religious issue and a violent “Sinker” insurrection in the still-ruined lower levels of Trantor fulfill two key portents of the Empire’s decline that Hari Seldon related at his trial. Brother Day grows frustrated with Brother Dusk, feeling his elder seeded these problems decades ago by acting impulsively and refusing to heed Seldon’s warnings. While Day departs Trantor to attend the Luminist Conclave and back Ifa’s competitor, Dusk orders Commander Dorwin to visit the Foundation, which has fallen silent. On Terminus, Hardin outwits the Anacreons and captures their leader, Grand Huntress Phara Keaen, who claims to only want the colony ship’s navigation computer so her people can find a new homeworld. Anacreon soldiers surround Terminus City’s perimeter fence and assemble a flak cannon. The Vault also begins giving Hardin sporadic visions of a child in Trantor’s Imperial Library, where Seldon worked. In deep space, a ship encounters Gaal Dornick’s escape pod.

Foundation Series

You can find a full index and overview of Foundation here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 08 October 2021.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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