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Logan's Run

Logan's Run

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Logan's Run Main Cast

Gregory Harrison Gregory Harrison as Logan
Heather Menzies-Urich Heather Menzies-Urich as Jessica
Donald Moffat Donald Moffat as Rem
Randy Powell Randy Powell as Francis

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Logan's Run - Synopsis

Logan's Run is a 1970s science fiction TV series that was inspired by the 1967 novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, which had also been adapted into a popular film in 1976. The TV series was short-lived, running for only one season from 1977 to 1978, but it still garnered a dedicated following for its intriguing and dystopian premise.

Set in a futuristic society, "Logan's Run" takes place in the year 2319 in the city of Domed City. In this society, all aspects of life are controlled by a central computer known as the "Central Computer Complex." The most distinctive feature of this world is the strict practice of "Carousel," a ritual in which every citizen is required to participate upon reaching the age of 30. Carousel is presented as a celebratory event where participants believe they will be renewed and reborn. However, the dark truth is that Carousel is a means of population control, as those who participate are instead terminated.

The central character of the series is Logan 5, portrayed by Gregory Harrison. Logan is a Sandman, a type of law enforcement officer tasked with tracking down and terminating "Runners," those who refuse to participate in Carousel and seek to escape the city. However, everything changes for Logan when he meets Jessica 6, played by Heather Menzies, a woman who introduces him to a secret underground resistance movement known as "Sanctuary." Sanctuary is believed to be a place where citizens can escape the clutches of Carousel and live freely.

As Logan and Jessica embark on their journey to find Sanctuary, they are pursued by their former colleague and fellow Sandman, Francis 7, played by Randy Powell. Francis is initially loyal to the system but eventually becomes sympathetic to Logan's quest and joins them in their pursuit of freedom.

Throughout the series, Logan, Jessica, and Francis encounter various challenges and mysteries within the domed city. They discover hidden truths about the nature of their society, encounter androids known as "Circuit," and confront the enigmatic computer system that controls their lives. Each episode brings them closer to the elusive Sanctuary and unravels the secrets of their world.

Logan's Run explores themes of freedom, individuality, and the consequences of a highly controlled society. It delves into the characters' personal growth as they question their beliefs and challenge the established order. While the series was short-lived, it left a lasting legacy as a thought-provoking and visually distinctive entry in the science fiction genre, offering viewers a glimpse into a future where the pursuit of truth and freedom is paramount.

Logan's Run Show Details

  • Created by: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
  • Total number of seasons: 1
  • Total number of episodes: 14
  • Date first episode aired: 16 September 1977
  • Date final episode aired: 6 February 1978
  • Show status: Cancelled

Logan's Run Season 1 Episodes

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  1. Logan's Run - In a futuristic society, Logan 5 becomes a Sandman, tasked with tracking down and terminating Runners who refuse to participate in Carousel.
  2. The Collectors - Logan and Jessica flee from the authorities and begin their quest to find Sanctuary.
  3. Capture - Logan and Jessica encounter a mysterious and dangerous android known as "Circuit."
  4. The Innocent - Logan and Jessica help a young girl, Melanie, who has been raised outside the domed city and has never heard of Carousel.
  5. Man Out of Time - Logan and Jessica discover a time capsule from the 20th century and meet its creator, a scientist from the past.
  6. Half Life - The trio encounters a group of aging citizens who have been deemed "lifers" and are kept alive beyond their 30th birthdays.
  7. Crypt - Logan, Jessica, and Francis seek shelter in an underground crypt, where they encounter a hidden society that reveres a long-dead leader.
  8. Fear Factor - Logan, Jessica, and Francis stumble upon a society that uses fear as a means of control and manipulation.
  9. The Judas Goat - The trio encounters a woman named Sheila who claims to know the way to Sanctuary but may have ulterior motives.
  10. Futurepast - Logan and Jessica are transported to a seemingly prehistoric world, where they must survive and find a way back to their own time.
  11. Carousel - Logan and Jessica infiltrate Carousel to learn the truth about its deadly ritual and the central computer controlling their society.
  12. Night Visitors - The trio faces a series of mysterious and supernatural events while seeking refuge in an abandoned mansion.
  13. Turnabout - Logan and Jessica are captured by a group of women who plan to use Logan as a means to continue their dwindling population.
  14. Stargate - In the series finale, Logan and Jessica discover an ancient device that may hold the key to escaping their world and finding Sanctuary. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Certain content that appears on this site, comes from Amazon Services LLC. This content is provided “AS IS” and is subject to change or removal at any time.

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