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Follow a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Foundation

Foundation - S1E1

#1 - The Emperor’s Peace


Season 1 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated from 2678 votes.

Foundation - S1E10

#2 - The Leap


Season 1 - Episode 10

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

The episode was rated from 1698 votes.

Foundation - S1E9

#3 - The First Crisis


Season 1 - Episode 9

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

The episode was rated from 1709 votes.

Foundation - S1E8

#4 - The Missing Piece


Season 1 - Episode 8

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

The episode was rated from 1751 votes.

Foundation - S1E7

#5 - Mysteries and Martyrs


Season 1 - Episode 7

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

The episode was rated from 1791 votes.

Foundation - S1E2

#6 - Preparing to Live


Season 1 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated from 2331 votes.

Foundation - S1E5

#7 - Upon Awakening


Season 1 - Episode 5

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

The episode was rated from 1908 votes.

Foundation - S1E4

#8 - Barbarians at the Gate


Season 1 - Episode 4

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

The episode was rated from 1996 votes.

Foundation - S1E6

#9 - Death and the Maiden


Season 1 - Episode 6

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

The episode was rated from 1814 votes.

Foundation - S1E3

#10 - The Mathematician’s Ghost


Season 1 - Episode 3

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

The episode was rated from 2120 votes.

Last updated: jun 28, 2022



can't wait to see this! september 24th cannot come soon enough!


Apple has had some great shows. I hope this will live up to the promise of this epic trilogy. Can't wait!


Should have been labeled 'loosely based on the books by Isaac Asimov'.... Absolutely butchered the books... Disgrace... Woke nonsense On a positive note, it is beautifully made and the actors do an excellent job.


Before going into this I was expecting a slow paced epic journey and after 2 episodes that's what it is. Hopefully it is laying the foundation for something worthwhile......to be continued.


I don't have a fucking clue


OMG cannot wait!! I read the books umpteen times since the age of 14! Simply the best sci-fi ever. Looks like the TV show will do the books justice. Well done Apple TV!!!!


I've never been hyped more!


What’s happening with this show? Where is it?


The production value on this is visablly fucking insane. What a gorgeous show. And with only 2 episodes out I am already hooked like haven't been by a show in a long time. EDIT after full first season: Damn, I'm disappointed right now. It started off so well with the first episode. But with each passing episode it felt more like two different shows. One on Trantor about Empire. Which was fucking amazing science fiction and mesmerizing to watch. But also one on Terminus about the Foundation itself. Which felt like a cheap SyFy spinoff in the same universe. Very bizarre. Still an entertaining watch throughout but it could have been so much better. BTW. I haven't read the books.


Damn!!!!!! What a show there should be more quality series just like this from the visuals to the storytelling it's perfectly produced. This show left me speechless. This has to be one of the best shows in TV history. :fire::fire::fire: It is one of the best shows I have ever seen. Great series. This show is f**king brilliant. I've got a feeling This series is up there with the best. I've never seen a show produced this well. Love this show, it is five stars and should definitely be on everyone's watch list. whoever directed it did an amazing job. The blocking, excitement, power, subtle yet always there. Love how they heightened the court scene. One of the best series ever made. WOW!!!


Beautifully shot but writers have butchered the characters, really disappointed.


This show is awful. I thought I’d give it a chance and watch both episodes. The characters are dull and the acting isn’t any better.


This show is awful. I thought I’d give it a chance and watch both episodes. Characters are dull and the acting isn’t any better.


Outstanding production, acting and CGI! If you’ve read the seven books you may have issues with the screenplay and the “Apple-fication” of several aspects of the show. I expected that though. Some people seem to refer to this as “woke”. I call it writing a screenplay for modern times based on a universe and fictional society conceived nearly 80 years ago. Actual society and audiences have changed. If you’re hung up on that aspect you may not enjoy this as much. As for myself, I loved the books and thoroughly enjoyed the first two episodes of the show! Seeing this universe come to life on my screen is amazing to me!


Watched first 2 episodes. Slow and not very interesting. The characters are completely devoid life - they might as well have been robots. There's no reason to be interested in any person in this show they are so one-dimensional. The show only becomes remotely interesting in the final 2 minutes - convenient to get you to watch the next episode's drivel...until the final 2 minutes...so you'll watch the next episode... NOPE, done. Visually - 8/10 Story 3/10 Watchable 0/10


The pilot episode is just brilliant. Wipes the floor with the rest of new sci fi television. The vistas and scenic design may be the best since Lynch's Dune. Watch on the biggest screen you've got.


Take a scifi pillar and destroy it like one of Trantor's space elevators. Awful butchering of the story. [spoiler] Daneel is not. genderswapped is fine, but he's unmasked immediately and is made into a weakling Dors Venabili---gone Hari is no better than a kidnapper Reych...kills Hari what? [/spoiler] Pretty trash is still trash.


The girl is just too annoying.


After 5 episodes i still have no idea what this is about :’)


There are comments saying "butchered the books" etc. Darn.. I've read them too, I love them too, but to be honest you're wrong. God damn it... read the fricking description: "Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov(...)" it's not even adaptation. So don't expect it to follow the same story-line, don't expect the same characters, finally don't expect it to be reflection of the book. Show is brilliant. I love it.

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