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Logan (Character)
from Logan's Run (1976)

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Logan's Run (1976)
Logan: NO! Don't go in there! You don't have to die! No one has to die at 30! You could live! LIVE! Live, and grow old! I've seen it! She's seen it!
[Shows the crystal on his palm]
Logan: Well, look! LOOK! LOOK, IT'S CLEAR!
[Crowd laughs]
P.A. System: Lastday, Capricorn 29's. Year of the City: 2274. Carousel begins.
Jessica: No! Don't! Don't go! Listen to him! He's telling the truth!
[More laughter]
Jessica: We've been outside! There's another world outside! We've seen it!
[Sandmen grab them]
Logan: Life clocks are a lie! Carousel is a lie! THERE IS NO RENEWAL!

Jessica 6: A friend of mine went on carousel. Now he's gone.
Logan 5: Yes, well, I'm sure he was renewed.
Jessica 6: He was killed.

Box: Regular storage procedure. The same as the other food. The other food stopped coming. And they started.
Logan 5: What other food?
Box: Fish, and plankton. And sea greens, and protein from the sea. It's all here, ready. Fresh as harvest day. Fish and sea greens, plankton and protein from the sea. And then it stopped coming. And they came instead. So I store them here. I'm ready. And you're ready. It's my job. To freeze you. Protein, plankton...

Logan 5: There... is... no... sanctuary.

Logan 5: Killed? Why do you use that word?
Jessica 6: Isn't that what you do? Kill?
Logan 5: I've never killed anyone in my life. Sandman terminate runners. What's your name?
Jessica 6: Jessica.
Logan 5: You're sad enough. You're beautiful. Let's have sex.
Jessica 6: No.
Logan 5: Then why are you wasting my time, hmmm? Why did you put yourself on the circuit?
Jessica 6: I thought I had to do something. I told you it was a mistake. And I've changed my mind.
Logan 5: Because I'm a Sandman? Am I your first?
Jessica 6: Yes.

Logan 5: Run, runner!

Logan: No Cubs over 15, Billy! Look, have you ever seen a Cub that's gone to green? You'll have to leave Cathedral then, Billy, because they won't let you stay here. And if you do try to stay here, Billy, your young friends here will rip your guts apart!

[watching Logan's son, Logan 6, in the nursery]
Francis 7: Do you know who his seed mother was?
Logan: Of course not! I'm curious, not sick!

Jessica 6: You can have any woman in the city. What do you really want?
Logan 5: You know.
[both begin laughing]
Jessica 6: The choice is still mine?
Logan 5: Of course.
Jessica 6: This time, the answer is yes.

The Old Man: [Admiring Logan and Jessica's time crystals] Can I have one of those?
Logan 5: I'm afraid that's not possible.

Logan 5: [after Francis 7 looks angrily at a red] Look, why were you so angry just now? What did he do to you?
Francis 7: That Red's gonna run, I can always tell.

Logan 5: What's wrong? Do you prefer women?
Jessica 6: No.

Computer: Do you identify the word Sanctuary?
Logan 5: Negative.
Computer: Sanctuary is a pre-catastrophe code word. Used for a place of immunity.

Logan 5: Who are you?
Box: I am more than machine. More than man. More than a fusion of the two. Don't you agree? Wait for the winds. Then my birds sing. And the deep grottos whisper my name. Box... Box... Box...

Logan 5: This place is a link to Sanctuary, isn't it?
Box: Link? Hmmmm...
Logan 5: How do you think we got here?
Box: Same as the others. Don't you remember?
Logan 5: Why do you think we're here?
Box: [very confused] Why? Why?

Jessica 6: [seeing the sun for the first time] What is it?
Logan 5: I don't know. Whatever it is, it's warm.

Logan 5: Well, has, uh, anyone else ever passed through here?
The Old Man: No. Oh, there may be a few out there. I don't know. No, I don't know.
Logan 5: What makes you think that?
The Old Man: Well, my parents told me. My mother... and my, you know, the... um, father.
Logan 5: You knew your mother and father?
The Old Man: Sure. They raised me. Uh, you know... They raised me.
Jessica 6: How were you grown? Inside your mother?
The Old Man: Right in there.
Jessica 6: Are you sure?
The Old Man: Well, that's what she told me. I have to, I have to believe her. I don't know.

Logan 5: Who are you?
The Old Man: Who are you?
Logan 5: I'm Logan 5. This is Jessica 6.
The Old Man: Well, I never much cared for my name, even when I could remember it.
Jessica 6: We're from the city.
Logan 5: Yes. Yes, we came through the ice. We got past Box.
The Old Man: Box?
Jessica 6: This is Sanctuary, isn't it?
The Old Man: Sanctuary?

Logan: Everything made sense... until Box.

[first lines]
Logan: [tapping on a glass window of maternity room] Wake up.
Francis 7: Logan, you are here. I couldn't believe it when they told me. What are you doing?
Logan: [indicates baby] Logan 6. Well it's not everyday that they authorize a new sandman. I tell you Francis,
[indicating baby]
Logan: that's him.
Francis 7: Well maybe, maybe not. What does it matter? Anyway, he isn't yours anymore.
Logan: [continues tapping lightly on the glass]
Francis 7: All right, you want me to wake him?
[bangs loudly on the glass with his baton]
Francis 7: [alarms ring and lights flash]

Francis 7: Aw, what the hell took you so long?
Logan: It was the debriefing, uh... it ws more complicated than usual.
Francis 7: Well, c'mon. Get in the water.
Logan: Francis, did you - did you ever SEE anybody renew?
Francis 7: Ha ha! I think you've been skulking out too much. First nursery, now silly qustions.
Logan: No, but - did you?
Francis 7: Did I what?
Logan: See anybody renew.
Francis 7: Of course!
Logan: Anybody we know?
Francis 7: Look, get into the water. You need it. More than I do.
Logan: Francis, I have to talk to you... Well, I'll see you.

Holly: [Logan and Jessica enter laser cosmetic center] Hello Sandman! We don't get many Sandmen here. I think there's only been one other since I've been here.
Logan: Well, a Sandman can get just as sick of his face as any one else.

Doc: [Shaking hands] This is a real privilege Sandman!
Logan: For me too. I, I thought you'd be older. I mean, I was expecting a Red.
Doc: [Smiling, holds up hand to reveal life clock] I am.
Logan: Your own work?
Doc: Yes, I did it myself.

Doc: Well Sandman, what will it be? Face job or full body job?
Logan: Just the face.
Doc: Fine, Holly will get you ready. You're in expert hands Sandman
[looks at Holly]
Doc: believe me.

Holly: [Prepping for a new face] Will you get on the table please?
Logan: Do you need me to take my clothes off?
Holly: Not for your face.

Holly: I like dark hair
[whispers into Logan's ear]
Holly: Tell him to give you dark hair.
Doc: All set! Did you have anything special in mind?
Logan: Oh, I don't care just...
Holly: Dark hair.
Logan: Oh yes! Holly would like dark hair.

The Old Man: You mean to say that those people know ahead of time when they're gonna die?
Logan 5: That's right.
The Old Man: Oh, that's silly. What's the reason for that?
Logan 5: That's the way things are. The way things have always been.
The Old Man: Yeah, it takes all the fun out of dying.


"Logan's Run: Logan's Run (#1.1)" (1977)
Logan: Runner!
Jessica: Logan, don't shoot!
Logan: ...You know my name?
Jessica: Logan 5.
Logan: How do you know?
Jessica: We've been watching you. You're not like the rest of the Sandmen. You've been asking questions.
Logan: Sandmen don't question the order of things.
Jessica: Logan, Carousel is death! No one is renewed.
Runner: When you're 30, you'll die, too.
Jessica: Unless you run for Sanctuary.
Logan: You're saying there is Sanctuary?
Jessica: Yes! Outside!
Logan: There is nothing outside! The air was poisoned in the nuclear war.
Jessica: Logan, that's part of the lie - to keep us in the Domed City. It's all right. The air is clear now.

[to Jessica, referring to Francis whom he has just knocked unconscious]
Logan: He'll know you. We're both runners now.

[touches an old man's wrinkles]
Jessica: Does it hurt to have your face with *cracks* like that?
[the old man's friends chuckle]
Old Man: Hurt? Of course not. That's just part of being old.
Logan: Are you many years past thirty?
Old Man: Twice thirty and then some, but I can still handle myself with the best.

Jessica: They're all robots... a whole city of robots.
Logan: Serving people who have been dead for 200 years.

Rem: You're Logan and Jessica from the City of Domes. I know all about you. Of course, I know everything that goes on here, but that usually isn't much.
Logan: Who are you?
Rem: My name is Rem. I'm the one who brings them up to snuff when they break down, which they do with monotonous regularity. The way they build servants these days.
[Rem shakes his head ruefully]
Rem: But then, nothing is ever perfect, is it? Including my situation.
Jessica: Then you're not happy here?
Rem: Who could be happy surrounded by robots? "It is a pleasure to serve you, sir." "Your wish is my command, sir." "Is the water satisfactory, sir?" Never a word that hasn't been prerecorded. Boring. The only fun I get is changing their faces.
[points to Siri's head]
Rem: Oriental next time, perhaps.

Jessica: Maybe you can help us.
Rem: How?
Logan: We want to leave, but your robots seem to have other ideas.
Rem: My robots? Well, I suppose you could call them mine. It's a dubious honor, though, at best. One track minds... Good idea, though. Leaving, I mean. Always wanted to leave - never had anyone to leave with... nor any place to go, come to think of it. I'll leave with you... if you don't mind company.
Jessica: Of course we don't. Do we?
Logan: No, of course not.

Logan: You're a robot, too?
Rem: Call me an android, Logan, a cyborg, what you will - but never, ever, call me a robot. They are robots. There's a vast difference. I am the result of hundreds of years of experimentation - the ultimate computer in human form.

Rem: Why didn't you leave when you had the chance?
Jessica: We wouldn't go without you.
Logan: You did help us.
Rem: You were willing to risk your safety to stay with me because I helped you?
Jessica: Yes. Of course!
Rem: That doesn't compute.

[last lines]
Rem: Well, where are we off to?
Logan: We're looking for a place called, "Sanctuary".
Rem: "Sanctuary"?
Jessica: Mm-hmm. It's a place where humans can live out their lives in freedom and in peace. Where they can raise their children with love and teach them the values of dignity and loyalty.
Rem: Freedom, love, loyalty - those are human concepts, I suppose.
Jessica: Oh, yes, of course.
Rem: Worthwhile?
Logan: Very.
Rem: Hm. Fascinating. Drive on!


"Logan's Run: Crypt (#1.7)" (1977)
[an earthquake rattles the building]
Rem: Merely an aftershock.
Logan: Are you sure?
[earthquake stops]
Rem: Now I am.

Logan: We have three choices. First, we could leave and allow them to make their own decision.
Jessica: Which they couldn't do.
Logan: All right. Second, we could write all their names down and draw three at random.
Rem: Isn't that a little like a coward's way out?
Logan: It is.
Jessica: What's the third choice?
Logan: Find out more about them. Talk to them. That's the only way we can know if there are any who really do deserve to live than the others.
Jessica: Don't they all deserve to live?
Logan: Probably - but only three of them can.

David Pera: That is a weapon, isn't it?
Logan: Yes.
David Pera: Mind if I take a look at it?
[Logan hands David his pistol]
David Pera: Twenty-fourth century weapon... Light - essential in a hand weapon. What's it shoot?
Logan: A beam of amplified light - it has a three-way adjustment to stun, blast or kill.

Jessica: And you were the people who were going to build a new world. Well, you're nothing but killers! None of you deserve to live.
Logan: Take it easy, Jessica.
Dexter Kim: We're not all guilty.
Jessica: Yes you are! Oh, go on give them the serum. They'll fight like animals to get their share. Well, if this is the best science can do, who needs them!

Logan: We have to make a decision now before the killer makes it for us.

Sylvia Reyna: Why don't you get out of here? Take that android and that girl and get out of here!
Logan: I can't do that.
Sylvia Reyna: Why? Because of some moral obligation? There are no moral obligations any more. They're gone with the radioactive snows of yesterday.
Logan: What about Lyman? Miss Mackie?
Sylvia Reyna: They were old! I'm 26!
Logan: Thirty is old in the City of Domes! They got rid of people at 30!
Sylvia Reyna: Maybe they were right.

Logan: I left the City of Domes to find a place where murder wasn't an official ceremony. Where the right to live and the right to die didn't belong to the state, but to each one of us. I left it to find Sanctuary where those rights exist.
Sylvia Reyna: I don't want to die, Logan.
Logan: None of us does.

[there is only enough serum to save three of the six plague victims' lives and Logan and Jessica are asked to decide who will be innoculated]
Logan: Rem is included in any decision we make.
Victoria Mackie: We would prefer him *not* be included in this one.
Rem: The logical judge is the best judge, Miss Mackie.
David Pera: I don't want a machine to be my executioner.

Logan: From here on, the decisions are yours. Sylvia was right about one thing - we don't belong here. This is your court; she is part of your world. Whatever verdict you reach¸ the reasonability will be yours.


"Logan's Run: Man Out of Time (#1.5)" (1977)
Jessica: Rem, what is it?
Rem: A probe of some kind - quite active.
Logan: Whose? From where?
Rem: Insufficient data.

David Eakins: I'm David Eakins... but who are you?
Logan: I'm Logan and this is Jessica. We're from the City of Domes. This is Rem.
Rem: Reclective Entity - Mobile.
David Eakins: Reclective?
Rem: Reclecitve Entity - self-programming, problem-solving... in human form.
David Eakins: An android!
Rem: [glancing at Logan] Thank you, sir, for not saying "a robot" as some have done.

Logan: Jessica, Eakins has lied to us ever since we met him.
Rem: An unfortunate, but human, trait.

Logan: Rem! It's wrong. We'd be wrong to help him. We can't allow him to destroy our world.
Rem: We have no proof that he could.
Logan: But he's willing to try.
Rem: Just as you're willing to stop him.
Logan: Yes.
Rem: So, it becomes a question of which one of you will change history.

Jessica: How can we change history?
Rem: Well, we know Eakins was in his own time when the Holocaust happened.
Logan: So?
Rem: We know the result of that - that although most of the world was destroyed, some people survived.
Logan: Are you saying that we could alter that?
Rem: If we keep Eakins here, who knows what could happen. The whole world may come to an end. There may be no survivors. If we change just one piece of the past, we may also alter our own present.
Logan: You mean we may cease to exist whether we help him to get back or keep him here?
Rem: So it would seem.

[Rem tinkers with an ancient computer that has survived for two centuries concealed behind a panel]
Logan: Rem, can you make it work?
Rem: [bemused] My dear Logan, really.

Logan: Why bother showing him how to use the computers or teaching him how to read? If you can stop the war then none of this will even be here.
David Eakins: Then maybe I can't stop it, but at least I'll have accomplished something by being here if it has made things better for these people. Maybe Sanctuary and the whole thing won't be just for nothing. Maybe that's what my time trip was about - not changing, but helping.

[last lines]
Rem: It was his discovery of time travel that destroyed the world.
Jessica: What now?
Logan: We do what he said. We keep looking.
Rem: I think we owe Mr. Eakins our best effort.


"Logan's Run: Night Visitors (#1.12)" (1978)
[first lines]
Jessica: Is it ever going to stop raining?
Logan: Not soon enough to help us, I'm afraid.
Rem: How are the solar reserves?
Logan: They're low - just a few minutes power left. We'll have to stop and wait for the sun.

Logan: You all right?
Jessica: I'm just cold, that's all.
Rem: You'd think whoever built human beings would take extremes in temperature into account.

Jessica: Logan, look at that house! I've never seen anything like it.
Logan: Just as long as it's dry inside.
Rem: And the people are friendly.

Gavin: Do you believe only in what is or do you also believe in what might be?
Logan: I believe in questioning what is... and then deciding.
Gavin: And you.
Rem: In my case I assure you that one and one always add up to two.
Jessica: I think I believe in what might be; that things aren't always what they seem. Our lives changed because we believed in what might be. We ran from something that was to something that might be.

Logan: All those years back in the City of Domes, I never cared about anyone... and now it's like we've always been together. That's a funny feeling - to worry about someone other than myself.
Jessica: I guess those feelings are hard to put into words.
Logan: Especially if you can't find the right words.
Jessica: What words are you looking for?
Logan: Caring... needing... wanting to be with someone...
Jessica: That's good enough.
[they kiss]

Logan: What do you think is happening?
Rem: I've haven't a clue. My abilities are limited to logic and deduction, I'm afraid - neither of which are applicable here.

Logan: It's over, Jessica. They're gone now.
Jessica: Gone?
Rem: Back to whatever peace they can find with their Prince of Darkness... which is mighty little I would suspect.

[last lines]
Jessica: I still don't understand any of it.
Rem: It all goes back to the time before the holocaust when people believed blindly in the concept of God and the Devil - one promising ultimate good and the other ultimate evil.
Jessica: Why would anyone choose evil?
Rem: Oh, evil often comes in the most attractive package. The trick is to recognize that and never open the package.
Jessica: It isn't easy being human is it?
Logan: Considering the alternatives, I'll settle for what I am.
Rem: I'd like to remind you, my dear Logan, that I'm one of the alternatives... but since we can't all be androids, I guess we'll have to put up with what we are.


"Logan's Run: Fear Factor (#1.8)" (1977)
[first lines]
Rem: Hmm. Interesting. I'm beginning to get an impression of some sort of force up ahead. My heat sensors are definitely reacting. Let's see what the scanner shows.
Logan: It's some kind of electrical system, wouldn't you say, Rem?
Rem: It would appear so.
Jessica: Out here away from everything?
Rem: Perhaps that's why it's here, my dear Jessica - to be *away* from everything.

Logan: I feel a little uneasy about leaving Jessica back there with Rowan.
Rem: I don't think she's in any danger... at present.
Logan: At present? That's comforting.

Jessica: How are you going to treat her?
Dr. Rowan: There are several steps. I've already made good progress deadening her emotional system.
Jessica: Deadening?
Dr. Rowan: Yes.
Jessica: You mean you've deprived her of her human feelings?
Dr. Rowan: Well, yes - and the ability to think for herself. Now the only emotions she can feel are my own which I feed to her by computerized amplifier.
Jessica: That's shocking!
Dr. Rowan: Why?
Jessica: She's a human being. She has the right to feelings, to emotions!
Dr. Rowan: My dear Jessica, believe me it is for her own good. She was a woman of strange ideas - a militant independent. She had a total disregard for authority. She had a restless, inquiring mind. In every way, she was different.
[to Rem as he monitors Rowan and Jessica's conversation on a computer]
Logan: That sounds like a description of Jessica.

Logan: Rem, I think I know why they built this place so far away from the city. It isn't a convalescent home - it's a lunatic asylum!
Rem: It appears the inmates are running the place.

Logan: Rem, I thought...
Rem: That I'd been deprogrammed? Really, Logan, I am appalled that you'd think that blinking toy would be any match for me.

Dr. Rowan: Paulson, wait! Aren't you afraid? I mean, it's dangerous out there. You're not going to have the security of the Inner Circle to protect you. I mean, how-how will you live?
Logan: You're right, it is dangerous, but that's part of being free - the willingness to live with danger.


"Logan's Run: The Judas Goat (#1.9)" (1977)
Logan: The Provider seems to be all things to all people. Let's hope he's prepared to provide us with our freedom.

Logan: We're thinking of returning to the City of Domes.
Matthew: What?
Hal 14: There are enough people in the city to start a rebellion that the Sandmen could never stop.
Jessica: Come with us, Matthew! Help us put an end to Carousel.
Logan: Once the people saw you, they'd stand up and fight alongside of us.
Matthew: That would take some thought... serious thought.

Matthew: I escaped from the city once and I'm going to remain free!
Logan: By keeping us here?
Matthew: I have no choice! You can be guests or prisoners, it's up to you, but you cannot leave - ever!

Rem: Since we seem to be prisoners, I think I'll turn myself off for a while.
Hal 14: Does he do that all the time?
Logan: He likes to conserve his energy when he can.
Rem: Being around humans is a great drain on my logic circuits.

[last lines]
Jessica: So there really is no rebellion.
Logan: Not yet, at least.
Rem: History has a way of timing its fights for freedom. Your time will come.
Jessica: Some day, Jessica.

Matthew: And you - you're not a runner, surely.
Rem: Merely an interested observer of the human scene - and, from what I've observerd, happy to remain that way.
Logan: Rem is an android.
Matthew: Built by a cynic, obviously.


"Logan's Run: Stargate (#1.14)" (1978)
[Logan, Jessica and Rem come to the assistance of man who is freezing on a warm summer day]
Jessica: How come he's cold? He acts as if it's freezing.
[indicating Jessica's skimpy dress]
Logan: Jessica, if it ever really freezes, you'll be the first to know.

[Rem is taken away for interrogation by Morah's men]
Logan: Rem, be careful!
Rem: I have no choice, Logan. You know I am programmed not to resist human beings.

[Logan and Jessica are prisoners in a room that is extraordinarily hot]
Jessica: They have to come back. They have to bring us water... don't they?
Logan: I hope so. Who are they? They're always cold and this room - how can anyone be comfortable in this heat?
Jessica: Maybe it's this hot where they come from.
Logan: [snorts] I can't believe it's this hot anywhere on Earth.
[Logan and Jessica stare at each other in sudden recognition]

Logan: We still have to find our friend.
Timon: Ohh, your friend must be very special.
Jessica: He is to us.
Logan: He's an android.
Timon: A mechanical man?
Jessica: Don't ever let him hear you say that.

Jessica: What have they done to you?
Rem: Why, Jessica, that's obvious. They've taken me apart.
Logan: Can we put you back together again?
Rem: Not with the help of all the king's horses and all the king's men.
Logan: What?
Rem: It's an old verse about a fellow who took quite a tumble.


"Logan's Run: The Collectors (#1.2)" (1977)
[first lines]
Jessica: Well, it can't possibly get any hotter than this, can it?
Logan: Ask Rem. He's been through 200 years of all kinds of weather.
Rem: The sun will reach its zenith in exactly one hour twenty six minutes. It will get even hotter, I'm afraid.
Logan: That's a pleasant thought, Rem. Thank you.

Rem: Almost fused solid. I'll have to file the contacts open again.
Jessica: How long will that take?
Rem: A while.
Logan: How long is a while?
Jessica: Sometimes longer than others.

Logan: But how could you tell what was real and what was imaginary? For that you'd need - no offense intended, Rem - a mind.
Rem: I happen to have sensory equipment sophisticated enough to tell the difference between reality and illusion. Your kind often cannot... no offense intended.

[last lines]
Logan: You know I get the feeling Rem really thinks of us as his pets.
Jessica: Do you?
Rem: Don't be silly... pet.


"Logan's Run: Half Life (#1.6)" (1977)
Logan: Rem, what is "processing", do you suppose?
Rem: Well, you heard what the woman, Rama I, said. This is a city where everyone has been perfected. Processing must be the quest for a society where everyone is perfect.
Logan: I'd say they had quite a way to go.

[Jessica has been "processed"]
Logan: Jessica, we were worried about you. Are you all right?
Jessica: Of course!
Logan: It looks to me like we have to get out of here.
Jessica: Oh, but why? It's beautiful here. The people are so good. Aren't you happy? And you, Rem?
Rem: Fortunately, happiness isn't a condition I have to worry about.

[Modok and Jessica are embracing]
Logan: Modok, can we talk?
Modok: These matters are better settled by hand-to-hand combat.
Logan: It's not about her.


"Logan's Run: Carousel (#1.11)" (1978)
[first lines]
Jessica: I think we've gained enough distance on them, Logan. The image of the ground car is breaking up.
Logan: We can't slow down - Francis won't.
Rem: He does have a distressingly obstinate attitude about you two.

Jessica: You still don't remember me, do you?
Logan: No, but if you give a second chance, I promise it won't happen again.

[last lines]
Jessica: Logan, when you lost your memory, you forgot all about us and what happened in the past year, is that right?
Logan: That's right.
Jessica: Do you remember anything that happened when you were back in the city as a Sandman?
Logan: Of course.
Jessica: ...Everything?
Logan: Everything.
Jessica: [embarrassed] Oh.
Logan: Come on.