Logan’s Run: “Renew, renew…”

Musings of a Middle-Aged Geek

In the days before 1977’s “Star Wars” changed movies forever (at least for my generation), cinematic science fiction, with rare exceptions like “2001” and “Forbidden Planet,” consisted largely of cheapie monster flicks or dystopian nightmares.

One of the more successful of the dystopian movies was “Logan’s Run” (1976), based a bit loosely on a novel by sci-fi heavy hitters William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson (“Twilight Zone” “Star Trek TOS”). Nolan would go on to pen a couple of other adventures in this series, but I’ve only read the first book, so I’m not qualified to write about the sequels.

****SPOILERS!****

logans_run-644x1024“Can you identify this word?”

The original book was published in 1967, the famous ‘summer of love.’  It was a time when western culture was obsessed with youth, rebellion and the ever-increasing generation gap.   In this regard (and others) the book is quite different than the adaptations…

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