Help support TMP


"Logan's Run Is Somehow Both Fabulously Dated and Weirdly" Topic


8 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the SF Media Message Board


Areas of Interest

Science Fiction

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Featured Showcase Article

Rust Devils: Three More Vehicles

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian finishes his initial Rust Devils force.


Featured Workbench Article

Adam Paints Gangstas

Adam practices his white techniques on some Thugs.


Featured Profile Article

AEWWII at Gen Con

Paul Glasser almost missed out on his most-enjoyable game at Gen Con 2008.


Featured Book Review


926 hits since 4 Feb 2021
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango0104 Feb 2021 1:06 p.m. PST

…Timeless

"Logan's Run was released in June 1976. That means, according to the rules of the movie's gleaming utopia, it expired 14 years ago—since aging past 30 is simply unheard of. And while certain aspects of the sci-fi classic are indeed outdated, other elements feel as oddly relatable as ever.

The basics of the story—adapted from the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, which even more ruthlessly capped life at just 21—are instantly familiar, even if you haven't seen the movie before: a futuristic society run by an AI keeps its population in order by stressing conformity and supplying easy pleasures, while also giving its elite police force free rein to "terminate" anyone who steps out of line. Why so strict? Because there's a huge lie at the heart of everything, of course…"
Main page
link

Amicalement
Armand

USAFpilot04 Feb 2021 3:26 p.m. PST

I saw it again last year. Still a good movie. There is a water park in downtown Fort Worth Texas where a scene in the movie was filmed. The park has lots of waterfalls and pools and is semi futuristic looking with concrete stairs leading to one of the pools. It appears near the end of the movie when York's character dives into the water to get back into the city.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2021 5:43 p.m. PST

I was in the 6th grade and this highly influenced my idea of science fiction ever after.

Personal logo Editor Katie The Editor of TMP04 Feb 2021 9:37 p.m. PST

From the Gizmodo website.

Tango0105 Feb 2021 12:26 p.m. PST

(smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2021 12:29 p.m. PST

I love that movie. Great cast! The ending was a ridiculous deus ex machina, but overall, the movie is one of my favorites.

There is a water park in downtown Fort Worth Texas where a scene in the movie was filmed. The park has lots of waterfalls and pools and is semi futuristic looking with concrete stairs leading to one of the pools.

Sadly, several people drowned there awhile ago, so the water park has much less water flowing now.

14Bore05 Feb 2021 2:04 p.m. PST

Tango your barking up the wrong tree, Logan's Run is a great movie and of course has the lovely Jenny Agutter

Zephyr105 Feb 2021 9:55 p.m. PST

The movie was much better than the TV series… ;-)

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.