||Original air date
William F. Nolan
|16 September 1977
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.
||23 September 1977
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
||Irving J. Moore
||30 September 1977
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.
D. C. Fontana
|10 October 1977
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.
Out of Time"
||17 October 1977
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.
||31 October 1977
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 November 1977
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.
||14 November 1977
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.
||"The Judas Goat"
||19 December 1977
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.
||2 January 1978
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.
||Irving J. Moore
||Richard L. Breen Jr.,
D. C. Fontana
|16 January 1978
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.
||23 January 1978
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.
|30 January 1978
Runners are captured by desert backward dwellers and condemned to
death. Francis attempts to rescue Logan and Jessica.
||6 February 1978
Runners encounter aliens from a much hotter planet who need parts
from Rem to bring others of their kind to Earth.