History Trivia / LogansRun

6th May '18 7:50:55 PM TheSaddleman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: CBS asked to have the pilot re-shot to include the council of elders ruling over the domed city, which not only completely changes the concept of the original film, but in introducing the elders, Francis' entire motivation for pursuing Logan and Jessica is changed (in the TV series, he's clued into the true nature of the domed city and "renewal" and is offered a seat on the council - and life beyond age 30 - if he successfully captures the two alive.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: CBS asked to have the pilot re-shot to include the council of elders ruling over the domed city, which not only completely changes the concept of the original film, but in introducing the elders, Francis' entire motivation for pursuing Logan and Jessica is changed (in the TV series, he's clued into the true nature of the domed city and "renewal" and is offered a seat on the council - and life beyond age 30 - if he successfully captures the two alive.alive).



* FollowTheLeader: Inverted. The TV series was in the works before ''Film/StarWars'' came out. But since it didn't appear until after, it just looked like a knock-off, which is ironic given the original film it was based on predated ''Star Wars'' by a year.

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* FollowTheLeader: Inverted. The TV series was in the works before ''Film/StarWars'' came out. But since it didn't appear until after, it just looked like a knock-off, which is ironic given the original film it was based on predated ''Star Wars'' by a year. (The "follow the leader" effect might have been worse had the episode "Turnabout", which included a duel with electric swords that sounded just like lightsabers, been broadcast in 1978, but the series was pulled from US airwaves before it aired. (It was shown internationally and is included on the DVD set.)



** Another episode, "The Judas Goat", guest stars Nicholas Hammond, another Von Trapp veteran.
* LifeImitatesArt: The episode "The Collectors" predicts both e-books and PDFs.

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** Another episode, "The Judas Goat", guest stars Nicholas Hammond, another Von Trapp veteran.
veteran. Ironically. Hammond was one of the actors considered for Logan.
* LifeImitatesArt: The episode "The Collectors" predicts both e-books and PDFs. PDFs.
** The episode "Turnabout" predicted by decades the current issues and debate over some religions and cultures requiring women to cover their face.



* TheOtherDarrin: No one from the original film carried over to the series.
* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie. Some of the [[PropRecycling props]] were re-used for the series. The pilot episode (and opening credits) reused special effect footage from the film - most notably the Carousel sequence and the model of the domed city, and its first act is a (very) condensed retelling of the original film story. A later sequence in the film introduces a character who is clearly intended to be an {{Expy}} of Peter Ustinov's old man; some of Jessica's dialogue towards the character is paraphrased.

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* TheOtherDarrin: No one from the original film carried over to the series.
series. Only three characters were retained: Logan, Jessica and Francis, with Jessica given the same hairstyle and general appearance as Farrah Fawcett's character in the film. Although the film did include a robot character, Rem is a completely different (and far more benevolent) character.
* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie. Some of the [[PropRecycling props]] were re-used for the series. The pilot episode (and opening credits) reused special effect footage from the film - most notably the Carousel sequence and the model of the domed city, and its first act is a (very) condensed retelling of the original film story. A later sequence in the film pilot introduces a character who is clearly intended to be an {{Expy}} of Peter Ustinov's old man; some of Jessica's dialogue towards the character is paraphrased.
28th Mar '18 7:43:28 AM AmuckCricetine
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* RetroactiveRecognition: None other than Creator/MichaelBiehn appears in the first episodes.



* SpecialEffectFailure: Logan's vehicle is supposed to be a hovercraft, yet wheels are clearly visible in some distance shot.
28th Mar '18 7:41:48 AM AmuckCricetine
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** Creator/JonVoight was the first choice for Logan, while Creator/JamesCagney was the first choice for the Old Man.
13th Mar '18 6:40:12 PM Malady
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: One episode, "The Collectors" had ''LostInSpace'' actress [[http://virtualvikki.com/a/loganpics/movie/a6more/angela1.jpg Angela Cartwright ]]as guest star. She and Heather Menzies were two of the singing Von Trapp children in ''TheSoundOfMusic''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: One episode, "The Collectors" had ''LostInSpace'' ''Series/LostInSpace'' actress [[http://virtualvikki.com/a/loganpics/movie/a6more/angela1.jpg Angela Cartwright ]]as Cartwright]] as guest star. She and Heather Menzies were two of the singing Von Trapp children in ''TheSoundOfMusic''.''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''.
11th Mar '18 12:21:08 PM TheSaddleman
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** Another episode, "The Judas Goat", guest stars Nicholas Hammond, another Von Trapp veteran.
11th Mar '18 12:18:32 PM TheSaddleman
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Logan's vehicle is supposed to be a hovercraft, yet wheels are clearly visible in some distance shot.
1st Mar '18 8:54:50 PM TheSaddleman
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* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie. Some of the [[PropRecycling props]] were also re-used for the series.

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* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie. Some of the [[PropRecycling props]] were also re-used for the series.series. The pilot episode (and opening credits) reused special effect footage from the film - most notably the Carousel sequence and the model of the domed city, and its first act is a (very) condensed retelling of the original film story. A later sequence in the film introduces a character who is clearly intended to be an {{Expy}} of Peter Ustinov's old man; some of Jessica's dialogue towards the character is paraphrased.
1st Mar '18 8:51:45 PM TheSaddleman
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* {{Expy}}: As portrayed by Heather Menzies, Jessica closely resembles - both in appearance and in performance - Creator/FarrahFawcett, who had a small role in the movie but who was a huge TV star by the time the series debuted.
1st Mar '18 8:42:39 PM TheSaddleman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: CBS asked to have the pilot re-shot to include the council of elders ruling over the domed city.
* FollowTheLeader: Inverted. The TV series was in the works before ''Film/StarWars'' came out. But since it didn't appear until after, it just looked like a knock-off.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: One episode had ''LostInSpace'' actress [[http://virtualvikki.com/a/loganpics/movie/a6more/angela1.jpg Angela Cartwright ]]as guest star. She and Heather Menzies were two of the singing Von Trapp children in ''TheSoundOfMusic''.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: CBS asked to have the pilot re-shot to include the council of elders ruling over the domed city.
city, which not only completely changes the concept of the original film, but in introducing the elders, Francis' entire motivation for pursuing Logan and Jessica is changed (in the TV series, he's clued into the true nature of the domed city and "renewal" and is offered a seat on the council - and life beyond age 30 - if he successfully captures the two alive.
* FollowTheLeader: Inverted. The TV series was in the works before ''Film/StarWars'' came out. But since it didn't appear until after, it just looked like a knock-off.
knock-off, which is ironic given the original film it was based on predated ''Star Wars'' by a year.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: One episode episode, "The Collectors" had ''LostInSpace'' actress [[http://virtualvikki.com/a/loganpics/movie/a6more/angela1.jpg Angela Cartwright ]]as guest star. She and Heather Menzies were two of the singing Von Trapp children in ''TheSoundOfMusic''.''TheSoundOfMusic''.
* LifeImitatesArt: The episode "The Collectors" predicts both e-books and PDFs.
2nd Nov '17 12:20:42 PM mhnospa
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: One episode had ''LostInSpace'' actress [[http://virtualvikki.com/a/loganpics/movie/a6more/angela1.jpg Angela Cartwright ]]as guest star. She and Heather Menzies were two of the singing Von Trapp children in ''TheSoundOfMusic''.
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