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Summer of Sci-Fi: “The Uncomfortable Truths of Logan’s Run” (Happy 47th Anniversary)

SUMMER OF SCI-FI: 06.01.2023 to 09.01.2023


Logan’s Run is one of the best sci-fi movies, which predicted elements of the future or should we say; “our modern present.”

The film was released on June 23, 1976. The science fiction film is based on a famous novel, and Logan’s Run is an American science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson.  The screenplay by David Zelag Goodman is based on the book Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The film stars Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, the lovely Farrah Fawcett and the fabulous, late Peter Ustinov. 

The film set in the 23rd century was about a society with some hardcore ageism. The ageism was implied to maintain order, and probably resources too. Set in a post-WW3 world of nuclear horror, the citizens of Logan’s world live in what is called the “City of Domes.” Enclosed in a giant ant farm that was designed as a posh, 1970s mall meets high-end decor. The film is not dated and the themes explore still resonate. The movie was actually filmed in a mall in Texas. 

A society where all must die at the age of 30. The citizens are young and beautiful, and no old people live among them. The ageism stands out, because we live in a world of increasing ageism towards older people and a fear of looking old. Which powers a multi-billion industry of services aimed at maintaining youth. It is a world that is beautiful, yet deadly. Hmmm…that sounds familiar too. The film predicted drug use, agesim, police state dictatorship, and lots of sex. Hmmm…if you haven’t seen this film we encourage you to do so. It is a beautiful vision, with a lot in common with some of the stuff we see in society today. The flick is worth the art direction alone, but the acting, story, and cinematography is “top notch” and you will see it as a classic. 

Also, back to respecting old folks. All of us will grow old. Growing old is part of life. There should be no shame or discrimination with it as well. Also, the lesson of the movie is in a world of “free sex,” true love between a man and woman; comes from being in committed loving relationship or marriage; versus chasing flesh on the carousel. 

Until carousel, we wish you a wonderful summer. More sci-fi bits and posts are coming soon.

Kisses from PARIS!!!