Logan's Run: The Complete Series
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Logan's Run: The Complete Series
Gregory Harrison stars as a former policeman fleeing across a post-apocalyptic landscape to find a fabled utopia in the science fiction adventures of Logan's Run. Earth: 2319. Nuclear holocaust has devastated the planet. Survivors cluster in isolated communities, unaware of the existence of others. The people in the City of Domes lead idyllic lives ... until they are killed on their 30th birthday. Logan (Harrison), a Sandman (elite policeman), escapes this fate with the help of a beautiful member of the underground, Jessica (Heather Menzies). Together, they search for Sanctuary, a mythical paradise, accompanied by an android, Rem (Donald Moffat), and pursued by another Sandman.]]>
It didn't take long for the 1976 film Logan's Run to be adapted for a TV series: the show ran in the 1977-78 season, without making the impact the movie did. The first episode begins in the City of Domes, the postapocalyptic bubble where no one is allowed to live past the age of 30 (some of the special effects and miniature sets from the feature film are used here). Logan (Gregory Harrison) and Jessica (Heather Menzies) escape to the outside world, chased by a Runner (Randy Powell), and the format of the show takes the characters from place to place in search of Sanctuary, that fabled zone of refuge. Added to the mix is an android (he's touchy about the word robot) named REM, played by Donald Moffat in a blatant imitation of Mr. Spock and C-3PO. The show lasted 14 episodes before getting the ax, and it's not difficult to see why it failed to catch on: flat writing and wooden acting nearly stop the first few episodes dead in their tracks, although a few intriguing sci-fi concepts creep in as the series goes on. Harlan Ellison provided the story idea for episode seven, "The Crypt," and David Gerrold scripted episode five, "Man Out of Time," which actually builds to a fine series of time-travel paradoxes (Gerrold took his name off the credits when the episode was rewritten). Various actors knock around in guest parts, including Kim Cattrall, Mel Ferrer, Horst Buchholz, and George Maharis. Aside from that, the main appeal is camp: the goofy laser-beam-shootin' theme music, the fact that Heather Menzies's hair never varies its gloriously Fawcett-esque layers, the groan-worthy stabs at comic relief. It would be nice to say this series was an unappreciated classic, but aside from the wacky nostalgia, Logan's Run is pretty lame. --Robert Horton
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1) "LOGAN'S RUN" (90 minute pilot)--Guest Starring Keene Curtis, Morgan Woodward, Michael Beihn ("The Terminator")
2) "THE COLLECTORS"--Guest Starring Linden Chiles, Leslie Parrish, Angela Cartwright ("Lost in Space")
3) "CAPTURE"--Guest Starring Horst Bucholz, Mary Woronov ("Death Race 2000")
4) "THE INNOCENT"--Guest Starring Lisa Eilbacher ("Beverly Hills Cop"), Brian Kerwin
5) "MAN OUT OF TIME"--Guest Starring Paul Shenar ("Scarface"), Mel Ferrer
6) "HALFLIFE"--Guest Starring Len Birman, William Smith ("Hawaii 5-0"), Kim Cattral ("Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country")
7) "CRYPT"--Guest Starring Ellen Weston, Christopher Stone ("Cujo"), Liam Sullivan
8) "FEAR FACTOR"--Guest Starring Jared Martin ("Fantastic Journey"), Ed Nelson ("Peyton Place"), Peter Brandon
9) "JUDAS GOAT"--Guest Starring Nicholas Hammond ("Spider-Man"), Lance LeGault ("Werewolf"), Spencer Milligan ("Land of the Lost"), Morgan Woodward
10) "FUTUREPAST"--Guest Starring Mariette Hartley ("Genesis II")
11) "CAROUSEL"--Guest Starring Melody Anderson ("Flash Gordon"), Morgan Woodward
EPISODES UNAIRED BY CBS-TV:
12) "NIGHT VISITORS"--Guest Starring Barbara Babcock, George Maharis ("Route 66"), Paul Mantee ("Robinson Crusoe on Mars")
13) "TURNABOUT"--Guest Starring Nehemeiah Persoff, Gerald McRaney ("Jericho"), Hari Rhodes ("Conquest of the Planet of the Apes")
14) "STARGATE"--Guest Starring Paul Carr ("Buck Rogers"), Eddie Firestone
It's worth mentioning that there are several other 1970's sci-fi shows that are somewhat similar to LOGAN'S RUN: The TV Series, namely ARK II (1976), STRANGE NEW WORLD - Movie / Unsold Pilot (1975), PLANET OF THE APES: The TV Series (1974) and THE STARLOST (1973) - all of these sci-fi productions are available on DVD and are well-worth adding to your collection.
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I killed one of the myths from my teens. The show didn't age well at all, and it definitely doesn't survive the aging of the viewer himself.
If you have been waiting for this DVD release for a long time and plan to revisit a TV show that you loved back them - be warned what you might be very disappointed and spoil a nice memory.
Lucky for you guys in the States getting this - but I'll bet those of us over here in the UK will have to wait several years for a Region 2 release. AMAZON, can't YOU put pressure on the distributors and tell them there are legions of fans of this in the UK too? We're still waiting for region 2 releases of the rest of Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman ..... and everyone wants to see The Fantastic Journey on both sides of the Atlantic!!!
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