The year of the City 2274, the remnants of human civilization survive in a domed city. They spend their days playing, partying, and having sex. That is until they turn 30. Then they must go to Carrousel where they will be reborn if they try hard enough. But some people don't believe in carrousel, or maybe they are afraid, so they make a run for Sanctuary. They are called Runners. And the people that are assigned to stop them, to terminate them, those people are called Sandmen. And all of this, the people, the city, everything, is controlled by one maniacal all powerful central computer. So what happens when a Sandman is tasked with finding Sanctuary. He is forced to become a Runner himself. And the future will never be the same again!
Prepare yourself for a journey into the ultimate utopia or the ultimate hell, you decide, as we watch the future unfold in "Logan's Run".
Produced by MGM, right before the great MGM purge, it stars Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter, Peter Ustinov, and let us not forget Roscoe Lee Browne as "Box" (so bad he's almost good), Logan's Run is a true mixed bag of a movie. Sometimes reaching the highest of highs in science fiction film making and other times sinking to the lowest of lows.
So of course Bob and I go into a deep dive and spend almost an hour picking it apart! Enjoy!
Here's a link to the IMDB page for "Logan's Run".
Here's a link to the Wikipedia page for Arthur C. Clark's "The City and The Stars"
Here's a compilation of Wilhelm Screams on YouTube
The Terminator quote is from "Terminator 3"
One final thought.... Could there possibly be a link between "Soylent Green" and this movie. Think about what Box was doing down there in the giant subterranean freezer!?!
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