Sci-fi fans are thrilled that Foundation has finally premiered its first two episodes on AppleTV+, but you don’t need to be an Isaac Asimov reader to appreciate a recent post from one of the show’s stars.
Out actor Lee Pace plays “Brother Day (Cleon XII), a middle-aged genetic clone of Cleon I and the reigning Emperor of the 12,000-year old Galactic Empire.” The show is based on Asimov’s sprawling book series of the same name about a mathematician who “develops a theory of psychohistory, a new and effective mathematical sociology.”
In celebration of the premiere, Pace took to Twitter and proved a different kind of equation: desert landscape + shirtless Lee Pace = thirst.
“We spent the past two years traveling around the 🌏 to shoot this epic adaption of Isaac Asimov’s #Foundation,” he captioned the video.
FOUNDATION OUT TONIGHT ON @APPLETV
We spent the past two years traveling around the ? to shoot this epic adaption of Isaac Asimov’s #Foundation.
I’m grateful to the folks at @appletvplus & @skydance. Love to my comrades @JaredHarris @loullobell
— Lee Pace (@leepace) September 23, 2021
Fans had a lot to say:
Lee Pace's back muscles…I…lord, help me. pic.twitter.com/xylwmZ8ee3
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) September 23, 2021
Lee Pace just posted this video of him sauntering through the desert shirtless and it's now THR's frontrunner for Best Picture at the 2022 Oscars pic.twitter.com/y8pZB0yH3b
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 23, 2021
take me to the beach that makes you fall in love with lee pace https://t.co/HmFdDHQo1a
— alex (@alex_abads) September 23, 2021
lee pace said forget female james bond, it's time for hollywood to cast a male Tomb Raider https://t.co/I5ioWEQfR6
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) September 23, 2021
And that got people remembering all those other times Pace made them sweat:
Lee Pace is trending and I haven't seen any appreciation for Roy/the Masked Bandit in The Fall, so I must rectify this pic.twitter.com/63Ac5gMLto
— ??spooky ash?? (@Returner424) September 24, 2021
— Pedro J. García (@fuertecito) September 27, 2021
You know what, Lee Pace. Let’s fight! pic.twitter.com/eE3SZT1iGQ
— Nichole ?? (@tnwhiskeywoman) September 24, 2021
I am once again thinking about this picture of Lee Pace,,,,,,, pic.twitter.com/HF90LkgOSp
— shelby. (@cathedralslut) September 25, 2021
Lee Pace can do whatever the f he wants and you WILL clap pic.twitter.com/S2flIkYFC9
— qiqi protection squad (@optyck) September 22, 2021
Foundation airs Fridays on AppleTV+.