Logan’s Run The Complete Series
Cult 1970′s classic Logan’s Run finally gets a long awaited DVD release this month. An offshoot of the equally classic movie which starred Michael York and Jenny “where did I put my clothes” Agutter this 13 part series didn’t fare too well at the time and indeed the final three episodes were not shown during it’s original broadcast.
“Starring Gregory Harrison as Logan 5 and Heather Menzies as Jessica the series begins with a reworking of the original movie. Inside Pulse have a nicely in-depth review of the series from Joe Corey who missed out on seeing the series first time out thanks to a father who preferred The Rockford Files!
Planet Earth is different in the 23rd century after a near nuclear apocalypse. Humanity stays safe inside a domed city. The people inside are kept eternally young thanks to a controlled reincarnation problem. When a citizens turns 30, they participate in the renewal ceremony at the Carousel. It’s like a giant bug zapper that the birthday kids fly up to embrace. There are a few kids who don’t want to stick with the program and become runners. Sandmen are the ones assigned to retrieve the runners and keep the numbers inside the domed city stable.”
“Logan is a Sandman who ends up becoming a runner when Jessica assures his fear that renewal is a lie. The duo escape the dome city and head into the wilderness looking for a place known as Sanctuary. The duo find a solar powered car so they can move faster across the landscape. The duo also need to stay ahead of the Sandman Francis (Randy Powell). If he captures Logan, Francis has been promised to grow older than 30 by a secret society in the Dome. They encounter two different civilizations.
A group of humans hiding in a fallout shelter from the wicked horsemen that kidnap their people. A group of robots live in a castle to serve their mysterious masters. While hanging with the robots, they meet an android named Rem (The Thing’s Donald Moffat). He wants to split from the robots so he hits the road with Logan and Jessica. This is a good thing since he understand how to fix electronic devices. While pilots are notoriously expensive, the producers saved quite a few bucks on special effects by taking shots and scenes out of the original move. This includes the cool renewal footage.”
If you have never seen this series then it definitely needs to go on your to be watched list. Culty and classic.
Source: Inside Pulse