Logan's Run (1977–1978)
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In the 23rd Century, survivors of a nuclear war live within a domed city, sealed off from the outside world, where citizens are allowed to live only until thirty years old. Logan, a Sandman... See full summary »

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Jessica (as Heather Menzies)
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Rem
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Lina Raymond ...
Siri
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Draco
Wright King ...
Jonathon
E.J. André ...
Martin (as E.J. Andre)
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Morgan
Ron Hajak ...
Riles (as Ron Hajek)
Gary Dontzig ...
Akers (as J. Gary Dontzig)
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Ketcham
Cal Haynes ...
Rider #3
Mary Hamill ...
Marianne
Ted Markland ...
Karlin
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In the 23rd Century, survivors of a nuclear war live within a domed city, sealed off from the outside world, where citizens are allowed to live only until thirty years old. Logan, a Sandman, an elite policeman whose job is to terminate all "runners" who seek escape from the extermination ceremony "Carousel," begins to question the system. Logan and his companion Jessica leave the city in search of a mysterious place called "Sanctuary," where successful runners are said to have found refuge. Logan and Jessica stumble upon a mountain city where they meet Rem, an android who decides to join them in their search. Written by Daniel Williamson

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16 September 1977 (USA)  »

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The pilot recycled some of the sets (such as the Time Clock room) and the visual effects for Carousel. As the participants are disintegrated new visual effects were created rather than just having them explode as in the movie. See more »

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In one instance, wheels can clearly be seen under the hovercraft. See more »

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Narrator: Two hundred years have past since the nuclear war raged to an end and the computers took over what was left of the world - sealed it off from the outside - and made it perfect. Now, in the Domed City in this year 2319, living is unending joy. Every wish is granted; every sensual dream is realized; and all the world is young... for in this perfect society, no one is allowed to live past 30. On your 30th birthday you must enter The Great Sleep in the ceremony of The Carousel, to be ...
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Edited into Logan's Run: Futurepast (1978) See more »

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"Carousel Is Death!"
16 October 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The television version of 'Logan's Run' begins in much the same fashion as the 1976 movie of the same name; we open with an aerial shot of a fantastic city of domes, decades after nuclear wars have ravaged our planet. The year is 2319. It is a perfect world of pleasure - but only if you're under 30. Then, on 'Lastday', citizens must subject themselves to the ghoulish ritual of 'Carousel', believing it to be renewal.

Logan and Francis are Sandmen - security officers whose task it is to hunt and kill 'runners' - people who have realised 'Carousel' is in fact population control. Logan is under surveillance as he has been overheard questioning authority. We are therefore unsurprised when he throws in his lot with runner Jessica. After a chase through the city, Logan and Jessica venture outside, finding the air to be clean and the water and soil uncontaminated, the exact opposite of what they'd believed to be true.

Now the plot ventures in a different direction from the movie; Francis goes before the Council Of Elders, a group of wizened men who hold the real power in the city. He is offered a place on the Council if he brings Logan back for reprogramming.

Finding a solar-powered craft, Logan and Jessica begin searching for 'Sanctuary' - a mythical refuge for runners - only to find a community living in a fallout shelter, which is constantly under threat from 'riders' - warriors on horseback, kidnapping people to use as slave labour. Logan and Jessica may be free of the city, but haven't escaped from danger yet...

I prefer the 'Logan's Run' television series to the movie. Gregory Harrison and Heather Menzies make an attractive couple as 'Logan' and 'Jessica' respectively, and British actor Donald Moffat adds a welcome touch of humour as the lovable cyborg 'Rem'. Hiring the co-author of the original novel as one of the pilot's writers was a smart move. Quite a bit of recycled movie footage, most notably the 'Carousel' sequence, but not as much as there would have been if this were an Irwin Allen series. The pilot barely sketches in the characters before they start running. Logan seems to have quite a lot of ammo about his person; perhaps he knew in advance he was going to run? How come Francis is always one step behind Logan and Jessica even though he's on foot and they're not? How come Jessica's hair always looks great? Don't question - just enjoy. A decent series opener.


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