YMMV / Logan's Run

The Movie

  • Adaptation Displacement: The film is better known than the original novel.
  • Awesome Music: This was one of Jerry Goldsmith's major movie scores.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene with Box the robot doesn't quite fully qualify, as it explains what happened to the other people who escaped, but it still seems quite gratuitously weird.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Logan and Jessica re-enter the city by diving into the Ft. Worth Water Gardens pool, where twenty-eight years later four people drowned.
  • Inferred Holocaust: So, with the city destroyed, how will the people survive when they can't fend for themselves?
  • Narm: 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!"
    • "All frooooozeeeeeeen!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: Box, the cheerful-voiced caretaker robot in the ice cave, cheerfully informs Logan and Jessica that "It's my job... to freeze you!" Did we mention he's immune to blasts from Logan's gun?
    • Carrousel itself. It doesn't look so much like people happy to reach "renewal" as people trying to claw their way out - and then they explode to the cheers of the crowd. Later, Logan finds out that no one ever renews - then you realize that those people are dead, dead, dead.

The TV Series

  • Fridge Logic: Why would a force of practical assassins need a weapon with a stun setting? A Sandman's job is to kill Runners so why would they ever need to NOT shoot to kill?
    • Fridge Brilliance: Considering Jessica's character demonstrates there is an organized Runner's movement, a stun setting would be useful if you'd like to interrogate someone or use them as bait to catch their fellow subversives. It's also a nod to the books where a Sandman's pistol had several settings, including a "tangler" for live capture. Sandman were not just for killing Runners - they were the society's law enforcement. Unless you were on Last Day and trying to run, they were no more or less a threat than an average beat cop.
  • Not-quite-as-Awesome Music: The pilot and three other episodes were scored by Laurence Rosenthal, who is probably most well-known for Young Indiana Jones. His main theme sounds like the Disco version of Princess Leia's theme punctuated by blasts from the spaceship-gun in Asteroids.

The Book

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Anyone who has played either of the first two BioShock games should find the description of Molly, the decaying city on the ocean floor, rather familiar.