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Logan's Run is a 19771978 American CBS-TV series and a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name.  The series initially had solid ratings but CBS constantly preempted the show which caused the series to lose much of its audience. Only 11 episodes of the series were broadcast on the west coast during its original run.

 

 

Logan is a 26 year old police officer who job is to terminate runners. He is called a Sandman because they put you to sleep...forever. He is given a top secret assignment to try and escape to freedom and find the mythical place called 'Sanctuary' which is really just outside the Domed City. Only he is pursued by his former friend, Francis, another Sandman, who doesn't know of his assignment and attempts to terminate him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Actors: Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies, Donald Moffat, Randy Powell
  • Producers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

 

N Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 "Logan's Run" Robert Day Saul David,
Leonard Katzman,
William F. Nolan
16 September 1977
90-minute pilot: In the 23rd century, survivors of a nuclear war live in a domed city where they are only allowed to stay alive until age 30; "Runners," who refuse to die in the extermination ceremony known as Carousel, are hunted down and killed by enforcers called Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who's begun to question the system, and he and a woman named Jessica leave the city to look for a mysterious place called Sanctuary. Along the way they meet an android named Rem, who joins them in their quest. The three of them are being pursued by a Sandman named Francis. 

 

2 "The Collectors" Alexander Singer James Schmerer 23 September 1977
Logan and Jessica are abducted by John the Protector and Joanna, aliens from another planet who are manipulating their minds making them believe that they have found Sanctuary. But they are not alone in their captivity. 

 

3 "Capture" Irving J. Moore Michael Edwards 30 September 1977
A hunter named James Borden (Horst Buchholz) and his wife capture the runners and Francis, now all of them have to run from the new hunters who enjoy the chase. 

 

4 "The Innocent" Michael Preece Ray Brenner,
D. C. Fontana
10 October 1977
Logan, Jessica and Rem encounter a young woman named Lisa whose parents left her alone along with only two robots for company. Lisa has a crush on Logan, and plans to get rid of Jessica so she can have him for herself. 

 

5 "Man Out of Time" Nicholas Colasanto Noah Ward 17 October 1977
Scientist David Eakins time-travels 200 years into the future, where he encounters Logan, Jessica and Rem; he then plans to change history and prevent the nuclear war, but in the process he could erase the runner's world existence. 

 

6 "Half Life" Steven Hilliard Stern Shimon Wincelberg 31 October 1977
Logan, Jessica and Rem are attacked by two bands of duplicate humans with vastly different temperaments; one group is kind and gentle, while the other is violent and vicious. Jessica is captured and split into two different persons with completely opposite temperaments. 

 

7 "The Crypt" Michael Caffey Harlan Ellison,
Alfred Hayes
7 November 1977
The Runners find an underground room with six selected survivors of the nuclear holocaust, chosen to rebuild civilization, cryogenically preserved. They need a cure for a plague from the past, but the medicine is not enough for all of them. 

 

8 "Fear Factor" Gerald Mayer John Sherlock 14 November 1977
The Runners are captured by scientists of an authoritarian concealed city who plan to use Logan in their experiments to remove all human fears and create a powerful army. 

 

9 "The Judas Goat" Paul Krasny John Meredyth Lucas 19 December 1977
A Sandman has plastic surgery so that he appears identical to one of Jessica's friends to try to convince the trio to return to the City to supposedly help other Runners escape to the outside world. 

 

10 "Futurepast" Michael O'Herlihy Katharyn Powers 2 January 1978
Logan and Jessica are accidentally put to sleep by a dream analyzer machine controlled by a female android named Ariana. Logan dreams he is back in the City of Domes being interrogated by the Sandmen about how he found Sanctuary, and Jessica dreams she is being forced to take part in Carousel. 

 

11 "Carousel" Irving J. Moore Richard L. Breen Jr.,
D. C. Fontana
16 January 1978
Strangers shoot Logan with a dart containing a serum that erases his memory; Francis then takes him back to the City to testify against the Sanctuary and be terminated via Carousel. Jessica and Rem try to save Logan and retrieve his memory. 

 

12 "Night Visitors" Paul Krasny Leonard Katzman 23 January 1978
The Runners stop at a house haunted by spirits from another time. Jessica is captured so that one of the spirits can use her as the receptacle for his dead wife's spirit. 

 

13 "Turnabout" Paul Krasny Alfred Hayes,
Michael Michaelian
30 January 1978
The Runners are captured by desert backward dwellers and condemned to death. Francis attempts to rescue Logan and Jessica. 

 

14 "Stargate" Curtis Harrington Dennis O'Neil 6 February 1978
The Runners encounter aliens from a much hotter planet who need parts from Rem to bring others of their kind to Earth. 

 

 

 


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