Roxann Dawson is directing episodes of “Foundation”.
Roxann Dawson is directing episodes for Apple+’s “Foundation” series. A story that David S. Goyer as the “greatest science fiction work of all time”. A bold claim there, as good as Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” may have been for its time, his most known work to a contemporary audience is probably “I, Robot”.
Dawson, however, is one heck of a director and if anyone can help flush out the deep and complicated world of “Foundation”, it’s her. The former Star Trek: Voyager star has done far more directorial work since Voyager ended than acting and has become a very reliable person behind the camera.
Her reputation was forged by working on shows from all genres. From “This Is Us”, to “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”, to “The Mentalist”, “The O.C.” and even Voyager. She also did 10 episodes of “Star Trek: Enterprise” as well.
Roxann Dawson missed out on Destination Star Trek because of “Foundation”
Unfortunately, despite Asimov and Gene Roddenberry apparently being good friends, Dawson had to essentially pick one over the other this month. Dawson couldn’t leave Ireland to attend the Destination Star Trek convention in nearby London, England. The re-entry regulations for Covid in Ireland would’ve had her away past her scheduled shoot time.
A reasonable reason to miss the event but fans no doubt were bummed at missing out on seeing Dawson.
Her work on the Foundation series is needed. The show is wildly expensive and has had over 1,000 editors working on it at one point. The show is really isn’t making the waves as Goyer and company had hoped, labeling it an attempt to turn the franchise into a science-fiction Game of Thrones.
That simply hasn’t happened yet. Hopefully, the show finds a third season, as well as second wind, because it’s an incredibly expensive show to make and it hasn’t achieved a fraction of the hype or conversation that a cheaper and easier show like Ted Lasso has been able to achieve.