Logan's Run

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  • TV-G
  • 1977
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (3,005)

Logan's Run is a science fiction television series that originally aired on CBS from 1977 to 1978. The show is based on the 1967 novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. It features Gregory Harrison as Logan 5, a "Sandman" who is responsible for tracking down and terminating "Runners" in a future society where everyone is killed off at the age of 30. Heather Menzies plays Jessica 6, a Runner who Logan is tasked with capturing but instead chooses to flee with her to find "Sanctuary," a mysterious safe haven for those who seek to escape the oppressive society they live in.

The show is set in a futuristic dystopian society where life is controlled by a computer called "the Thinker" that regulates everything from birth to death. Citizens wear crystals on their palms that change color as they approach their "Lastday" and they are terminated in a public ceremony called "Carrousel." Logan 5 is a Sandman who is tasked with tracking down and killing any citizens who attempt to escape their fate by running away. He initially believes in the society's ideals, but his beliefs are challenged when he becomes a Runner himself and discovers the truth about the world he lives in.

Jessica 6 is a Runner who Logan is assigned to capture, but instead, he decides to join her on her quest to find Sanctuary, a secret city where people can live freely beyond the age of 30. Along the way, they encounter various people and societies that have formed outside the control of the Thinker, including a society of androids and a group of people who have chosen to live in a primitive, agrarian lifestyle.

Logan and Jessica's journey to find Sanctuary is the main plotline of the show, but each episode also features a standalone storyline that often involves Logan and Jessica attempting to help someone they meet along the way. Some of these storylines include helping a community of clones who are being hunted for their organs, rescuing a group of children who have been kidnapped by a group of religious extremists, and helping a scientist develop an antidote for a deadly virus that is plaguing his society.

The show's production design is noteworthy, featuring a futuristic aesthetic that was popular in the late 1970s, including sleek costumes, stylized sets, and impressive special effects for the time. The show's theme song, composed by composer and electronic music pioneer Jerry Goldsmith, is also memorable, with its distinctive electronic melody and futuristic sound.

Despite its popularity at the time, Logan's Run only lasted one season, with its final episode airing in July of 1978. The show has since gained a cult following and been cited as an influence on later science fiction television shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Overall, Logan's Run is an intriguing and thought-provoking show that explores themes of societal control, individualism, and freedom. Its memorable characters, imaginative world-building, and impressive production design continue to captivate audiences to this day.

Logan's Run is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on September 16, 1977.

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14. Turnabout
January 16, 1978
Francis must rescue Logan and Jessica when they are captured by desert horsemen. (Unaired)
13. Stargate
January 16, 1978
Aliens from a world much warmer than Earth become stranded and disassemble Rem so they can use his parts to repair their spaceship. (Unaired)
Night Visitors
12. Night Visitors
January 16, 1978
Logan, Jessica and Rem seek refuge in a haunted house. The man of the house wants to sacrifice Jessica to bring back his dead wife. (Unaired)
11. Carousel
January 16, 1978
Logan is shot with an amnesia dart and it is up to Jessica and Rem to rescue him.
10. Futurepast
January 2, 1978
Rem falls for a female android who wants to do lethal dream analysis on his friends.
Judas Goat
9. Judas Goat
December 19, 1977
Logan and Jessica think about returning to the City of Domes when they here things are better there.
Fear Factor
8. Fear Factor
November 14, 1977
Scientists who are experimenting in ways to remove emotions capture Logan, Jessica and Rem.
7. Crypt
November 7, 1977
Six great minds are awaken and each needs a dose of a serum. There are only three doses available.
6. Halflife
October 31, 1977
Logan, Jessica and Rem find a society where the people are divided into two separate individuals--one peaceful and the other aggressive.
Man Out of Time
5. Man Out of Time
October 17, 1977
Logan, Jessica and Rem meet a time traveler who has arrived from 200 years in the past.
The Innocent
4. The Innocent
October 10, 1977
Logan, Jessica and Rem find refuge in a strange computerized complex.
3. Capture
September 30, 1977
A weapons collector, who decides to hunt men instead of animals, Francis, Logan, Jessica and Rem.
The Collectors
2. The Collectors
September 23, 1977
Alien invaders capture Logan and Jessica. It is up to Rem to free them.
Logan's Run
1. Logan's Run
September 16, 1977
Logan leaves the City of Domes with Jessica and they are kidnapped by a pair of robots. An android named Rem rescues them and they flee with Francis in pursuit.
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Logan's Run is available for streaming on the Warner Bros. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Logan's Run on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 1977
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (3,005)