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Logan's Run (1977 - 1978)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject: Logan's Run (1977 - 1978) Reply with quote



I wasn't a big fan of this show, but I'm sure All Sci-Fi has a few folks who'd like it to have thread. Very Happy

Here's how Wikipedia describes it.
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The series maintains the basic premise and visual style of the film in that Logan and Jessica have escaped from the "City of Domes" so that they will not have to die once they reach the age of 30.

However, the series differs from the plot of the movie in various ways, and depicts Logan and Jessica on the run in each episode in various locations on future Earth as they search for the mythical place known as "Sanctuary". Logan and Jessica are also assisted in each episode by an android called Rem (Donald Moffat) who did not appear in the film version.

The series lasted only 14 episodes before it was cancelled.

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The clip demonstrates just how good the show looked. But the idea that the series was just a series of visits to various locations, while the characters looked for a place that didn't exists . . . well, that might explain the cancellation.


Clip with Heather Menzies, Gregory Harrison, and Angela Cartwright


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a decent show, the time travel episode had people talking.

The show's premise was pretty much like "Genesis II" & "Planet Earth". They go to a place, have adventures and solve problems then move on. The difference is that they were being chased (a dash of "The Fugitive"), and had a fake hovercar (seriously, in some scenes, the skirt would fly up and you could see the wheels) rather than a subterranean choo-choo.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I obviously over-simplified the premise, based on my limited viewings and my old memories. Sad

Your analogy to the Roddenberry productions made be realize that the series could have worked if it had been given a chance and received the right kind of stories. The premise depended on a more diverse "future world" than we saw in the movie.

Thanks, David. Netflix offers the DVDs of this series, so I put them on my list.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think in terms of viewing I lasted two episodes. There might have been something wrong with the pacing, but I can't remember.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, I got the disc from Netflix and watched a few episodes, but it just didn't hold my interest, so I'm inclined to agree with ralfy. Sad

Anyway, I gave it shot.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud watch the Time Traveler episode, it was very popular at the time because of the ending.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logan's Run was a great Sunday afternoon series in 1978 as I recall! I never saw the film originally and didn't know too much about the concept only that Sandmen enforced death at thirty. But I really enjoyed this show and the Sandmen and their ground cars chasing our heroes every week!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Logan's Run (1977 - 1978) Reply with quote

Bud Brewster wrote:
… as they search for the mythical place known as "Sanctuary".

Has it ever occurred to you that SANCTUARY wasn't mythical? It is obvious the "city of domes" IS sanctuary and that the citizens forgot (or were encouraged to forget) this?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harlan Ellison wrote the episode "The Crypt," and David Gerrold wrote "Man Out of Time."

So the LR producers did hire excellent writers for their show.

Somehow though the series never really was able to rise above doing mostly C or C+ episodes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an opinion I don't share as I really loved the show and it's crazy music! Glad it's out on DVD, now I'm waiting for Fantastic Journey...
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