“Softly Beaming, A Steady Light of Hope… the Stars End Podcast.”
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In this episode, we come to the end of Forward the Foundation with the story of Wanda Seldon where we finally see the inception of the Second Foundation as Hari discovers Wanda’s abilities and Wanda first becomes an important part of the Seldon Project before striking off with Stettin Palver to form the nucleus of the Second Foundation. Meanwhile, we hit the bittersweet part of any biography. Hari’s life winds down as he says goodbye to everyone he’s ever loved and is left only with psychohistory before we finally say goodbye to Hari himself.
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One thought on “Stars End S3E12”
Excellent episode bringing the prequels to a close! If you accept the premise that all mentalics originate from Giskard Revontlov, then Asimov missed a trick in not further elaborating how Daneel may have amplified latent psychic abilities. One possible topic along these lines y’all could discuss down the road is the difference between Gaia and Second Foundation humans. Second Foundation humans are still Cartesian despite their mentalic abilities whereas Gaians are not. Perhaps a post-Cartesian self is necessary to ward off chaos and perhaps this is why the Second Foundation could never be a long term solution.
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