Logan's Run, was inspired by the film and book of the same name. It was
not a sequel to the film, but a new telling of the story and actually was
closer to the book in some ways. It told the story of a post-apocalyptic
world in the 23rd century. Logan-5 was a Sandman in the City of Domes, a
paradise in which perfect harmony and balance was achieved, but at a
price: no one was allowed to live past their 30th birthday (21 in the
book), also known as 'Last Day'. As a Sandman it was Logan's duty to hunt
down Runners, people who tried to escape Last Day and discover a haven
outside the City of Domes, a rumored place called Sanctuary. Logan
befriended a female Runner named Jessica and on the outside they met up
with Rem, an android who decided to accompany them on their quest. They
were hunted by Logan's ex-partner, Francis-7, who not only feels it his
duty to hunt down Runners but also feels personally betrayed by Logan's
supposed act of betrayal against the system that created them. In their
adventures they would meet up with other Runners, or small pockets of
civilization, people that had somehow survived the holocaust that
destroyed much of Earth and had created new cultures.
The series had very much the feel and look of the film, re-using the
costumes, props, and even stock footage of the film. The music was also
composed in the same style. But a few important differences were made; the
life clock crystals in the character's palms were done away with, Logan
chose to run in the series as opposed to being ordered to in the film, and
the City of Domes was shown in the series to be ruled by an hidden Council
of Elders that oversaw life in the City (replacing the automated computer
in the film).
Every episode had at least one memorable moment in it, many of them
being confrontations between Logan and Francis, each convinced that the
other is wrong but still respecting the other based on their long
friendship. The series was on for only 14 episodes, two of which weren't
aired in it's original run. It was a too-brief run for a series that had
much potential behind it.
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I read your description of this series and I can't help but disagree. Even though the show used the same costumes & sets it was very, very different. I guess it was the acting and the TV series weekly plots. I liked the Theatrical Film a lot when I saw it in 1976 but this, to me, was another example of a Movie that never should have been made into a series.
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