What's the Difference between Foundation the Book and Foundation Season 1 the TV Show?

Science Fiction


Released: 1942
Author: Isaac Asimov

Foundation Season 1

Released: 2021
Creator: David S. Goyer
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Emperor Cleon
Emperor Cleon
Portrayed by: Lee Pace
Gaal Dornick
Gaal Dornick
Portrayed by: Lou Llobell
This Character does not appear.
Eto Demerzel
Portrayed by: Laura Birn
Hari Seldon
Hari Seldon
Portrayed by: Jared Harris
Salvor Hardin
Salvor Hardin
Portrayed by: Leah Harvey
Raych Foss
Raych Seldon
Portrayed by: Alfred Enoch
This Character does not appear.
Portrayed by: Daniel MacPherson
This Character does not appear.
Phara Keaen
Portrayed by: Kubbra Sait
Foundation Season 1 Book vs TV Show
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In the Book In the TV Show
   Salvor Hardin and Gaal Dornick are male. Eto Demerzel (one of Daneel Olivaw's personas) does not appear in Foundation, but does appear in the prequels, sequels and Robot novels Salvor Hardin and Gaal Dornick are female. Eto Demerzel (robot, female) appears as the Emporer's majordomo.
   Cleon plays a very minor role in the novel and prequels. The Imperial Cleon dynasty is a major subplot involving clones of the original Clean ruling Trantor for over 400 years.
   Starships move away from planetary systems for several days to avoid adverse gravitational influence prior to the jump through hyperspace. Passengers and crew simply sit and wait for the instantaneous jump to happen. Starship passengers are prepared for the jump through hyperspace by being cocooned in webbing and put asleep. The Jump takes place near a planetary system and lasts for a certain period of time.
   Except for a small group on Trantor that grow food for a living, there are no Spacers (long-life humans with robot society) living in the Empire anymore as their culture became extinct thousands of years ago. Spacers (engineered for space travel) man the ship. They have an inhuman appearance.
   Starships typically land at spaceports on the planet surface; sometimes checking in with orbiting entry stations first. Starships dock with the Starbridge, a space elevator that takes passengers to Trantor's surface. The trip down takes 14 hours. Suicide bombers destroy the space elevator connecting the planet surface to space.
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