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14th Oct '13 2:44:49 PM StFan
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''Logan's Run'' can refer too:

* ''Literature/LogansRun'': The novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
* ''Film/LogansRun'': The 1976 movie adaptation of the novel.
* ''Series/LogansRun'': The 1977 TV series, spin-off from the film.

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''Logan's Run'' '''''Logan's Run''''' can refer too:

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* ''Literature/LogansRun'': The ''Literature/LogansRun'', the novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
* ''Film/LogansRun'': The ''Film/LogansRun'', the 1976 movie adaptation of the novel.
* ''Series/LogansRun'': The ''Series/LogansRun'', the 1977 TV series, spin-off from the film.


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19th Nov '12 11:31:40 AM StFan
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* The novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson: ''Literature/LogansRun''
* The 1976 movie adaptation of the novel: ''Film/LogansRun''
* The 1977 TV series, spin-off from the film: ''Series/LogansRun''

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* ''Literature/LogansRun'': The novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson: ''Literature/LogansRun''
Johnson.
* ''Film/LogansRun'': The 1976 movie adaptation of the novel: ''Film/LogansRun''
novel.
* ''Series/LogansRun'': The 1977 TV series, spin-off from the film: ''Series/LogansRun''
film.
3rd Nov '12 1:38:45 PM StFan
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[[redirect:Film/LogansRun]]''Logan's Run'' can refer too:

* The novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson: ''Literature/LogansRun''
* The 1976 movie adaptation of the novel: ''Film/LogansRun''
* The 1977 TV series, spin-off from the film: ''Series/LogansRun''

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27th Aug '10 6:09:00 PM OldManHoOh
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[[caption-width:300:Run, Runner!]]
-->Sometime in the 23rd century...the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There's just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carrousel.

''LogansRun'' (1976) is a movie based on a novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the Carousel at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: Nobody has ever survived Carousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.

Logan 5 is a 26-year-old Sandman whose job it is to hunt down and kill "Runners" -- those who reach 30 but don't report for Carousel. When he learns that the Runners are trying to reach a place called Sanctuary outside the domed city, he is assigned to find this place and destroy it. In order to do this, he will masquerade as a Runner. His life-clock is adjusted accordingly -- with no assurance that he'll get his 4 lost years back -- and he finds himself pursued by his fellow Sandmen as he searches for the truth behind Sanctuary.

Of humorous note is that this movie was released in the year (1976) that the oldest Baby Boomers, who had coined the phrase "Don't trust anyone over 30," turned 30 themselves.
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!! This movie contains examples of:
* AbnormalAmmo
** Moreso in the book. The Guns there were 6-chambered revolvers, where each chamber carried a different specialized round. The arsenal of a Sandman resembled the Green Arrow, with rounds named Tangler, Ripper, Nitro, Vapor, Needler, and the dreaded Homer.
* {{Aesoptinium}}
* AfterTheEnd: The world outside the domed City is all ruins, including an overgrown Washington, D.C..
* AncientKeeper: Box.
* AsceticAesthetic: The public areas of the dome city. [[http://fusionanomaly.net/logansrunchess.jpg Logan's private quarters]] are decorated in dark tones, rather than white and light colors but still maintain the clean uncluttered appearance of the Ascetic Aesthetic.
* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' - TV Guide ad. Except Jenny Agutter was the female lead, and Farrah's role was a minor part as an assistant in a face-lift shop.
* BreadAndCircuses
* ChristmasCake: Largely a non-issue, since no one lives past thirty.
** No one gets married, either. [[spoiler:Until Logan and Jessica make it ouside of the city and see gravestones talking about husbands and wives.]]
* CityInABottle
* CollapsingLair
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Sandmen all wear black and blue uniforms. Also the life crystals change colour.
** Within the City, those who aren't Sandmen wear clothes the same colour as their lifeclocks. The babies in Nursery are wrapped in white, the Cubs in Cathedral are sporting tattered yellow garments, older teen-agers are wearing green, and twenty-somethings all wear red.
* ComputerVoice: The MasterComputer.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Subverted.
* DawsonCasting: Michael York was already in his late thirties. Jenny Agutter was 24, playing a 17-year-old.
* DeathsHourglass: The life crystals.
* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now.
** How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.name/LogansRun.html#remake This old website]] says that one plan was to cast LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''{{Titanic}}''.
* TheDitz: Holly 13 (Farrah Fawcett's character)
* DomedHometown
* EarthAllAlong: Logan and Jessica make it to the surface only to find the ruins of Washington, D.C.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase
* ExecutiveMeddling: The powers that be insisted that many important scenes be cut so the result would be rated PG.
** We still get a quick glimpse of some bare ta-tas, though.
* FreeLoveFuture
* FrickinLaserBeams: A unexpected point of realism here.
* GhostCity
* GrowingUpSucks
* InferredHolocaust
* KnightTemplar: Francis 7's mad pursuit of Logan and Jessica, far in excess of his duties as a Sandman, was fuelled by his unwavering belief in Renewal. He goes crazy when he sees that [[spoiler:his lifeclock has presumably turned clear white outside the City]], which contradicts everything he believes in.
* LeastCommonSkinTone: All the citizens of the city are conspicuously white.
* LivingRelic
* LoadBearingBoss
* LogicBomb: [[spoiler: "There... is... no... Sanctuary!"]]
* MonochromeCasting
* NewEden
* {{Narm}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YsTKL7L6-o This]] "NOOOOO! Don't go in there! You don't have to die, well no one has to die at 30! You can live, LIIIIIIVE!"
* OnlyFatalToAdults: ... at least, those over 30.
* ReactionaryFantasy: The book indicated that those damn hippies would create a world where an eleven-year-old girl announces that she's sexually "skilled beyond all others", where fourteen is adulthood and everyone dies at twenty-one.
* RecycledTheSeries Not long after the movie, there was a television adaptation that lasted about one season.
* TeenageWasteland: More in the book than in the movie, but in both cases, the world clearly belongs to the young.
* TerminallyDependentSociety
* {{Utopia}}: ... technically.
* VaporWear: Several people, especially Jessica 6.
* {{Veganopia}}: The characters are horrified to discover that people used to raise animals for food.
** AncientKeeper Box seemed to make it clear that a) the "fish, plankton, and protein from the sea" that he was supposed to store for the cities had stopped and b)Runners had started showing up in time to be frozen. We ''may'' have a SoylentGreen moment here.
* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture
* YouAreNumberSix: Characters are named 'Name X,' As in Logan 5, Jessica 6.
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[[caption-width:300:Run, Runner!]]
-->Sometime in the 23rd century...the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There's just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carrousel.

''LogansRun'' (1976) is a movie based on a novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the Carousel at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: Nobody has ever survived Carousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.

Logan 5 is a 26-year-old Sandman whose job it is to hunt down and kill "Runners" -- those who reach 30 but don't report for Carousel. When he learns that the Runners are trying to reach a place called Sanctuary outside the domed city, he is assigned to find this place and destroy it. In order to do this, he will masquerade as a Runner. His life-clock is adjusted accordingly -- with no assurance that he'll get his 4 lost years back -- and he finds himself pursued by his fellow Sandmen as he searches for the truth behind Sanctuary.

Of humorous note is that this movie was released in the year (1976) that the oldest Baby Boomers, who had coined the phrase "Don't trust anyone over 30," turned 30 themselves.
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!! This movie contains examples of:
* AbnormalAmmo
** Moreso in the book. The Guns there were 6-chambered revolvers, where each chamber carried a different specialized round. The arsenal of a Sandman resembled the Green Arrow, with rounds named Tangler, Ripper, Nitro, Vapor, Needler, and the dreaded Homer.
* {{Aesoptinium}}
* AfterTheEnd: The world outside the domed City is all ruins, including an overgrown Washington, D.C..
* AncientKeeper: Box.
* AsceticAesthetic: The public areas of the dome city. [[http://fusionanomaly.net/logansrunchess.jpg Logan's private quarters]] are decorated in dark tones, rather than white and light colors but still maintain the clean uncluttered appearance of the Ascetic Aesthetic.
* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' - TV Guide ad. Except Jenny Agutter was the female lead, and Farrah's role was a minor part as an assistant in a face-lift shop.
* BreadAndCircuses
* ChristmasCake: Largely a non-issue, since no one lives past thirty.
** No one gets married, either. [[spoiler:Until Logan and Jessica make it ouside of the city and see gravestones talking about husbands and wives.]]
* CityInABottle
* CollapsingLair
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Sandmen all wear black and blue uniforms. Also the life crystals change colour.
** Within the City, those who aren't Sandmen wear clothes the same colour as their lifeclocks. The babies in Nursery are wrapped in white, the Cubs in Cathedral are sporting tattered yellow garments, older teen-agers are wearing green, and twenty-somethings all wear red.
* ComputerVoice: The MasterComputer.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Subverted.
* DawsonCasting: Michael York was already in his late thirties. Jenny Agutter was 24, playing a 17-year-old.
* DeathsHourglass: The life crystals.
* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now.
** How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.name/LogansRun.html#remake This old website]] says that one plan was to cast LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''{{Titanic}}''.
* TheDitz: Holly 13 (Farrah Fawcett's character)
* DomedHometown
* EarthAllAlong: Logan and Jessica make it to the surface only to find the ruins of Washington, D.C.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase
* ExecutiveMeddling: The powers that be insisted that many important scenes be cut so the result would be rated PG.
** We still get a quick glimpse of some bare ta-tas, though.
* FreeLoveFuture
* FrickinLaserBeams: A unexpected point of realism here.
* GhostCity
* GrowingUpSucks
* InferredHolocaust
* KnightTemplar: Francis 7's mad pursuit of Logan and Jessica, far in excess of his duties as a Sandman, was fuelled by his unwavering belief in Renewal. He goes crazy when he sees that [[spoiler:his lifeclock has presumably turned clear white outside the City]], which contradicts everything he believes in.
* LeastCommonSkinTone: All the citizens of the city are conspicuously white.
* LivingRelic
* LoadBearingBoss
* LogicBomb: [[spoiler: "There... is... no... Sanctuary!"]]
* MonochromeCasting
* NewEden
* {{Narm}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YsTKL7L6-o This]] "NOOOOO! Don't go in there! You don't have to die, well no one has to die at 30! You can live, LIIIIIIVE!"
* OnlyFatalToAdults: ... at least, those over 30.
* ReactionaryFantasy: The book indicated that those damn hippies would create a world where an eleven-year-old girl announces that she's sexually "skilled beyond all others", where fourteen is adulthood and everyone dies at twenty-one.
* RecycledTheSeries Not long after the movie, there was a television adaptation that lasted about one season.
* TeenageWasteland: More in the book than in the movie, but in both cases, the world clearly belongs to the young.
* TerminallyDependentSociety
* {{Utopia}}: ... technically.
* VaporWear: Several people, especially Jessica 6.
* {{Veganopia}}: The characters are horrified to discover that people used to raise animals for food.
** AncientKeeper Box seemed to make it clear that a) the "fish, plankton, and protein from the sea" that he was supposed to store for the cities had stopped and b)Runners had started showing up in time to be frozen. We ''may'' have a SoylentGreen moment here.
* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture
* YouAreNumberSix: Characters are named 'Name X,' As in Logan 5, Jessica 6.
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* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' - TV Guide ad.

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* AsceticAesthetic: The public areas of the dome city. [[http://fusionanomaly.net/logansrunchess.jpg Logan's private quarters]] are decorated in dark tones, rather than white and light colors but still maintain the clean uncluttered appearance of the Ascetic Aesthetic.
* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' - TV Guide ad. Except Jenny Agutter was the female lead, and Farrah's role was a minor part as an assistant in a face-lift shop.
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