Logan's Run

CBS (ended 1978)


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Logan's Run

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Based on the popular movie by the same name, Logan's Run portrays a futuristic society where citizens are only allowed to live until age 30.

After the holocaust of a nuclear war, a domed city was created to put the remaining humans from the United States into, in hopes that sometime in the future, those humans could once again populate the world. To keep the crop of humas "fresh", they are only allowed to live until they are 30 years old, where they are terminated and a "replacement", a genetically created test tube baby is provided, keeping the population constant. Occasionally, a citizen doesn't want to be terminated and they "run" and try to hide.

Logan is a 26 year old police officer who job is to terminate runners. He is called a Sandman because they put you to sleep...forever. He is given a top secret assignment to try and escape to freedom and find the mythical place called 'Sanctuary' which is really just outside the Domed City. Only he is pursued by his former friend, Francis, another Sandman, who doesn't know of his assignment and attempts to terminate him.

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  • I know a lot of people who like sci-fi had to love this show.I did back in the late 70's anything sci-fi I always watched. Gregory Harrison in the titile role as Logan does a great job of playing logan in all the action in the timeless sci-fi show, moremoreless

    Of the show it's to bad the network had takken it of the air in one season.But there still a lot of fans out there.

    I loved the movie version in 1976.Micheal York made a great Logan and Jenny Agutter was great as Jessia 6 and there' Francis of course.The tv version was good just not enough people watching that show.But this sci-fi show was based on a hit movie a year before and that why I watched this great action program.It gave us things we did not see in the movie

    and that something I needed to see good show.moreless
  • The continuation of the saga begun in the film Logan's Run. A series that follows some of the main characters as they explore freedom amongst the ruins of the primitive world of their ancient past, while hunted down by those in the world they left behind.moreless

    I remember when this series came out to cash in on the success of the movie. The premise seemed reasonable but I don't think the creators really thought through what it was they were going to cover once people left the dome and ventured out into the "real world". I've often wondered over the years about what they could have done - perhaps even focussing more on changes to life within the dome, but that is neither here nor there.

    I understand that a new Logan's Run (maybe a film?) has been discussed and may be releasing at some point in the future. It will be interesting to see if this comes about and how they would update it.moreless
  • Bring it back or something close to it.

    Based on a good movie and with similarities to Planet of the Apes TV series.

    Logans Run died before it had a chance to develop its full potential. Some interesting stories and good casting made it worth worthing. The one I remember the most was the time traveler who ended up being the cause of the nuclear war that left the world in ruins.

    The odd thing was that the residents of the Domed city knew the world outside had become safe and yet chose to remain in a sealed city. The Sand Men who hunted Runners knew the outside world was safe and it wouldnt be long before everyone in the city knew about it. And why did no one else know about the City? There were people on the outside, surely they would try to find the way in. Its been 10 years since Ive seen an episode but this is one series I would want to see again or at least something like it.moreless
  • i have always loved this show. i was 7 years old when it was on originally and have been wanting to get my hands on it for years. finally scored all the eps on the net. yeehawmoreless

    logan's run was shunted around by cbs to so many different time slots that following it from week to week was like playing pong with the tv schedule. this show had relatively high production values (for the 70s) but crappy effects - except for the sandman weapon on blast. i have always loved the sandman uniforms, they have to be one the coolest costume designs ever. hopefully if a remake ever does get made they will stick with the classic sandman uniform style.

    favorite episodes of mine are: night visitors, fear factor, crypt and capture.

    when i was a kid and watched this show my brother and i were always totally smitten by the solar car - a great and classic scifi prop.moreless
  • Sci-Fi Classic from the 70s.

    A Sci-Fi classic from the 70s, loved this show as a kid and was a great spin off from the movie staring Michael York. Basically the story revolves around a post apocalyptic futuristic society where resources are scarce and subsequently life span is regulated, unbeknown to the inhabitants who think they are going to ‘Carasel’ to go to paradise (A little similar to Roller Ball I thought). Nobody older than 30, interesting concept in today’s society. Only prob I have is that I've never seen the original movie, they always show the pilot on TV that has an unsatisfying unresolved ending. I hear they are making a remake due out next year, but with people that are terminated at 21 years of age, much to young in my opinion.moreless

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social commentary, Futuristic, suicidal tendencies, light science fiction, post apocalyptic