David Eakins, a scientist time travels 200 years into the future, where he encounters Logan, Jessica and Rem, where he plans to change history and prevent the nuclear war. Can Logan, Jessica and Rem stop David from changing history?
Logan, Jessica and Rem find something in some ruins. They find a rabbit in it and after they take it out, it disappears. The man who sent it goes back with it. When he appears he tells them it's a teleportation device. But in actuality it's a time machine, he came from the past to find out what was the cause of the nuclear holocaust. He tells them he's looking for Sanctuary so he joins them. But what they find is not the Sanctuary they seek and the man discovers that the inhabitants have digressed. He tries to tell them what they are there for but they don't believe him. They restrain him and he pleads with Logan and the others to help him but it means that they would cease to exist as they are because without the holocaust certain things would not have happened like the City of Domes. Written by
The meaning of REM's name: "Reclective Entity, Mobile," is mentioned for the first time. REM explains it means "Self-programming, problem-solving; in human form." See more »
[Logan, Jessica and Rem are monitoring strange readings on their vehicle's dashboard display]
What is it, Rem? Can you tell?
A powerful electrical disturbance - I suggest we stop and see what's causing it.
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I've been watching these old episodes of Logan's Run on SCI-FI and have been really surprised how good they are. I was in my teens when they were first shown on Saturday evening on BBC1. This particular episode is a cracker involving time travel, learning what started the nuclear war in the first place and decisions of enormous magnitude. Great stuff! The story writing is really excellent, does anyone know who the main writer was, or were the stories taken from the book? It's quite fascinating to think about the model being used in these stories. Essentially Logan, Jessica and Rem are sampling different communities operating in isolation. They are the arbiters of whether the community "works" or not - after all they are looking for their own ideal community but if any they came across where top notch they would surely stay? In fact they often expose the communities as being run on false ideas with a dictatorial leader. Logan and Jessica are painted as "wise ones" who always knows what's best. The fact there is no story "arc" running between episodes (not until Babylon 5 does that method become established) actually adds to the mystery as each episode is a complete entity that will have a definite start and end.
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