L is for Logan’s Run
Everyone already knows about Lord of the Rings. Let’s take a closer look at one of the lesser known adaptions of science fiction.
Imagine a future world where everyone is young and beautiful, and can have anything they could ever want–except the freedom to leave … and everyone faces mandatory death at the age of 30! Michael York stars as Logan, a member of an elite police force called Sandmen who hunt down and kill “runners,” those trying to escape the fate that awaits on their 30th birthday. When Logan meets Jessica (Jenny Agutter), a member of a clandestine resistance group that assists runners, he decides to escape with her to sanctuary. But a fellow Sandman frantically pursues.
The bestselling dystopian novel that inspired the 1970s science-fiction classic starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, and Richard Jordan.
In 2116, it is against the law to live beyond the age of twenty-one years. When the crystal flower in the palm of your hand turns from red to black, you have reached your Last day and you must report to a Sleepshop for processing. But the human will to survive is strong—stronger than any mere law.
Logan 3 is a Sandman, an enforcer who hunts down those Runners who refuse to accept Deep Sleep. The day before Logan’s palm-flower shifts to black, a Runner accidentally reveals that he was racing toward a goal: Sanctuary. With this information driving him forward, Logan 3 assumes the role of the hunted and becomes a Runner.
Are you a Logan’s Run fan? Which version is your favorite?