Aug 19, 2013

RhoDeo 1333 Foundation 2

Hello, well I hope you enjoyed the world athletics championships this past week, if anything all running numbers were dominated by colored humans, only exception the Russian women who showed their blond viking roots and won the 4x400m beating the black US team something the US had to accept another 13 times (coming second) hmm must be a conspiracy. As the US is slowly realizing the many benefits of marihuana, looking at the Jamaican sprint running successes it clearly has something to do with marihuana as well. Magic stuff for sure.


So today we return to the audioplays and the Beeb provides us with a great adaptation of Isaac Asimov's fifties classic SF masterpiece The Foundation Trilogy for decades now stories go round Hollywood would envision it, clearly this is not an easy thing. In an audioplay its our imagination that supports the experience  ... NJoy

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Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy ....
The premise of the series is that mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology (analogous to mathematical physics). Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale; it is error-prone on a small scale. It works on the principle that the behaviour of a mass of people is predictable if the quantity of this mass is very large (equal to the population of the galaxy, which has a population of quadrillions of humans, inhabiting millions of star systems). The larger the number, the more predictable is the future.

Using these techniques, Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting thirty thousand years before a second great empire arises. Seldon's psychohistory also foresees an alternative where the intermittent period will last only one thousand years. To ensure his vision of a second great Empire comes to fruition, Seldon creates two Foundations—small, secluded havens of all human knowledge—at "opposite ends of the galaxy".

The focus of the series is on the First Foundation and its attempts to overcome various obstacles during the formation and installation of the Second Empire, all the while being silently guided by the unknown specifics of The Seldon Plan. The series is best known for the Foundation Trilogy, which comprises the books Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. Originally broadcast in 8 parts, between 6th May and 24th June 1973.

Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Trilogy was adapted for the BBC in eight hour-long episodes by Patrick Tull (episodes 1 to 4) and Mike Stott (episodes 5 to 8), directed by David Cain, first broadcast in 1973, and repeated in 1977 and 2002.

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The scene moves forward a further twenty years, as Mayor Hardin faces down the domination of the nearby and most powerful of the Four Kingdoms, Anacreon, whose ruler intends to annex the Foundation by force.

The Foundation Trilogy 02 - The Mayors (25mb)

02 The Mayors  56:02min

complete series featuring

William Eedle as Hari Seldon
Geoffrey Beevers as Gaal Dornick
Lee Montague as Salvor Hardin
Julian Glover as Hober Mallow
Dinsdale Landen as Bel Riose
Maurice Denham as Ebling Mis
Gary Watson as Toran Darell
Angela Pleasence as Bayta Darell
Wolfe Morris as Magnifico/The Mule
Cyril Shaps - The Guardian/Preem Palver
Carleton Hobbs as Dr Toran Darell II
Prunella Scales as Lady Callia
David Valla as Encyclopedia Galactica Read-out
Heron Carvic as Advocate
John Hollis as Yohan Lee
Roy Spencer as Lewis Pirenne
Rolf Lefebvre as Anselm Rodric and Dagobert IX
Ronald Herdman as Lord Dorwin
Brian Haines as Tomaz Sutt and Huxlani
John Rowe as Jord Fara and Student Planner (Second Foundation)
John Samson as Sef Sermak
William Fox as Poly Verisof and Cleon II
William Sleigh as Doktor Walto
Michael Kilgarriff as Theo Aporat, Lieutenant Vrank and Tubor
Francis de Wolff as Prince Regent Wienis
Terry Scully as King Lepold I and Oval
Anthony Jackson as Jorane Sutt
Peter Williams as Ankor Jael
Robin Browne as Jaim Twer and Orum Palley
Fraser Kerr as Comdor Asper and Meirus
Gail MacFarlane as Commdora Licia
Douglas Blackwell as Onum Barr and The Governor (Rossem)
David Gooderson as Tech-man
Martin Friend as Ammel Broderig
Michael Harbour as Lathan Devers
Ronald Herdman as Sennett Forell and Elder (Rossem)
Haydn Jones as First trader
John Ruddock as Second trader, Mayor Indbur III and Elder (Rossem)
Peter Howell as Ducem Barr
John Justin as Han Pritcher
Nigel Graham as Franssart
Lewis Stringer as Randu
Nigel Anthony as Prince Dagobert
Trader Faulkner as Bail Channis
Sarah Frampton as Arkady Darell
Gabriel Woolf as Pelleas Anthor
David March as Homir Munn
Peter Pratt as Lord Stettin
Katherine Parr as Mrs Palver

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The Foundation Trilogy 01 - Psychohistory and Encyclopedia (27mb)

Foundation Trilogy @ Wiki

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3 comments:

Gary Unsworth said...

Hi, I would love to listen to this, but when I click on the link, it takes me to the Mediafire sign up page with no visible link to the download.
Any suggestions ?
Thanks
Mal

Rho said...

Sorry about that Mal, should have paid more attention , not to worry the oversight has been corrected, it's there for the taking now

Gary Unsworth said...

Thanks