The Foundation series launched in 2021 by Apple TV Plus is loosely based on the homonymous literary saga written by Isaac Asimov. The first books were published in 1951, many years before the Star Wars films existed. In fact, there is some inspiration from George Lucas taken from books. in the year 2022, Disney Plus lanzó, Andor, the new spin-off of the science fiction proposal. And as the chapters pass we can’t stop thinking about many similarities and opportunities. Star Wars Andor vs Foundation. what see
For a long time it was said that bringing Asimov’s books to the screen (small, large or streaming) was somewhat difficult due to the complexity of the plot.
Without embargo, we have read each of the books of the saga of the Foundation (click here to know the chronological order to read)we know that’s not necessarily the case.
The Foundation series launched by Apple TV Plus is a mega-production on a level that only Apple streaming can achieve, despite the fact that it substantially changed the story, the characters, the timeline and, he asked, went overboard in giving it extreme importance to the filming, losing a bit of the axis in that the script is agile and dynamic. Something similar, we could say, happened with the film Dune, which, from a photographic point of view, is a work of art, but it fell on timing.
As the episodes of Star Wars Andor pass, on Disney Plus, we can’t help but see the similarities between the two series, more from the aesthetic point of view than the story. But what Andor does demonstrate is the ability of LucasFilm and Disney to make the script look attractive, without unnecessary scenes of artistic clarity.
Star Wars Andor vs Foundation
While Foundation is an ode to aesthetics, it refuses to tell the true story behind the literary saga written by Asimov, bringing slow dialogues and hybrid characters. Without a doubt, it’s worth watching, just for its visual spectacle.
Andor, on the contrary, has certain aesthetic touches similar to the Foundation, especially in chapter 4, with a great visual display both in the scenery and in the spaceships, but it does not stop bringing to the screen a more compelling story that gives looking forward to the next chapter.
Although the Foundation has been the origin of many science fiction proposals, its legacy to streaming has not been what one would have expected, both for what the books meant for lovers of the genre, but as a true tribute to Asimov, one of the biggest writers of contemporary history.
And while some Star Wars movies and series will appeal to them more than others, Andor seems to have all the ingredients to be among the favorites.
The complete season 1 of Fundación is now ready to watch Apple TV Plus, on any device, be it Android, Windows, iOS or macOS. Undoubtedly, beyond the weak points, it is worth watching, and taking advantage of the free 7-day promotion offered by Apple TV Plus.
Andor, very strongly arranged its first season of 12 episodes, which already has another season of a dozen more episodes confirmed, which shows the confidence of Disney Plus about the future of the series.