Another Look Back @ Logan’s Run on TV

   Logan leaves the City of Domes with Jessica and they are kidnapped by a pair of robots. An android named Rem rescues them and they flee with Francis in pursuit.

logans-run-annual-1978%00fc   I’ve probably written about this show before, but as I am a creature of habit you’ll see me repeat myself a lot. At times I love to revisit, rewatch shows and movies, replay old games, relisten to old albums,re-read old comics and books. From time to time I love to review these things. This is one of those things. It has that modern 70’s aesthetic that most Sci-Fi did back then that I totally dig.

   Having been a series, they could have fleshed out the story a bit more than the film did. That opportunity was squandered, obviously. After all, it was 70’s television, not known for its deep character/plot development.

   Is it visually stunning? Is it great writing? Is it a groundbreaking show? Nope, nope, and NOPE. What it does have is that feel of its time. That is pure gold to me. I was 7 when this show aired in 1977, but I never got to watch it. Heck, until it was reran on cable in the early 90’s, I had no idea that it even existed. It seemed like something I would have liked as a 7 year old. Even today, it has its charm, which is probably why I am writing about it.

   You can view it on YouTube right now, the first episode is a bargain at $1.99 (USD). Give it a shot, and tell me what you thought about it afterward.

How Did You Spend Life Day?

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   While most of the world, and even geekdom, just spends November 17th like it would any other day, I enjoy the gift of Star Wars. The magic and wonder that was instilled in me back in May of 1977 hasn’t faded. There are many dates that we can celebrate the galaxy, far, far away, and I do celebrate the 4th of May along with the anniversaries. It is silly? Sure. Is made up foolishness? Yep, but so is EVERYTHING else that doesn’t involve natural means (sleep, eat, etc…). I don’t apologize for enjoying what I enjoy and how I choose to enjoy it. Star Wars is something I celebrate every day, but it gets special focus on certain days of the year. November 17th is one of those days.

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   Did I watch the Holiday Special? No, I just didn’t have enough time. My day included listening to some awesome podcasts, a great Taco Tuesday at work, spending time with my family (my lovely wife, little dog, bird & rabbit) and sharing my love of Star Wars. How did you spend Life Day?

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   We are less than one month out of the continuation of the saga. Are you ready for The Force Awakens? Yet another cause to celebrate 😉

Japanese Sci-Fi: The War In Space / 惑星大戦争 (1977)

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   The War in Space, released in Japan as Great Planet War: THE WAR IN SPACE, is a tokusatsu science fiction film produced and released by Toho Studios in 1977.

   I’ve been looking for a copy of this film for a while. It was playing one day on channel 2 out of San Francisco in the late 70’s and I was able to watch a little bit of it. The main ship really stuck with me, along with the action and colors. The movie probably isn’t all that great and my geek nostalgia goggles are really thick on this subject but I have enjoyed watching far worse films… just ask Mrs. Multiverse 😉