I haven't read anything by him in a loooong time but I used to love his books and short stories. I've been meaning to re-read the Foundation series - maybe I will do that this year, for his centennial.
(*) That is the date he celebrated his birthday, but apparently he was not sure of his exact date of birth - it could have been as much as three months earlier.
It would be nice if they honored the original story but I can see they are already changing genders.
I'll pass on that.
I too will PASS. I HATE when they change either gender OR race (aka ethnicity). JUST make a new character (IF you want) INSTEAD of changing an ALREADY established one!
I agree to some extent. I strongly disagree with changing the gender or race of iconic characters such as James Bond, Batman, Superman or Spiderman, but I couldn't care less that Starbuck and Dr. Smith became women in the reboots of Battlestar Galactica and Lost in Space respectively, or that the Equalizer became black. Some secondary male character in a fifty-year old novel is going to be a female in the TV adaptation? Big fucking deal!