Starlog Archives: Logan’s Run
I have been looking forward to getting into some of the early issues of Starlog magazine. This article comes from the second issue released in November of 1976. At this point, the magazine was not yet on a monthly schedule. It still feels very much like the fan-produced magazine it was. This article on Logan’s Run contains none of the on-set reporting or interviews that you would see in a major publication. Instead, the author laments that the movie left out so many details from the book and attempts to fill in the gaps for readers who are unfamiliar with the movie’s source material.
Logan’s Run was released one year before Star Wars. If you want to know what science fiction movies looked like pre-Lucas, Logan’s Run is an excellent example. While the effects were state-of-the-art for the time, Star Wars came along and made movies like Logan’s Run feel antiseptic and outdated.