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Old November 7 2012, 12:41 AM   #61
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Re: Logan's Run: Is the Domed City actually "Sanctuary"

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I tried to watch the series back when it came out and fled in disgust lol... I use Logan's Run as an example of the typical great book - good movie - awful TV series progression.
Don't forget the Marvel Comic!

(Which had nice art by George Perez, as I recall.)
I have the whole Marvel Run. It was funny how Marvel had the rights to do the adaptation, but didn't have the rights to use the likenesses of Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, etc...but Perez's art more than made up for it. Was too bad it got cancelled only two issues after the movie adaptation was over, I had a feeling the voice that was talking to Francis in the last issue was what we would see in the series as the Council of Elders.

Speaking of the series, how many really noticed that the formulas for the "Logan's Run" series was the exact same as the "Planet Of The Apes" series, and both were on CBS. The three good guys (either Galen & the astronauts or Logan, Jessica and Rem) come into a town/settlement, find some kind of problem/oppression/danger that they help solve/stop/dispel, and make friends and get away just before the Ape Army/Sandmen catch up with them.
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Old November 7 2012, 04:53 AM   #62
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^Which was also the formula for The Incredible Hulk, The A-Team, and countless other shows.
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Old November 7 2012, 03:57 PM   #63
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^Right back to The Fugitive.
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Old November 7 2012, 04:18 PM   #64
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You're both quite right...note even "The Hulk" was a CBS series as well..."The Invaders" followed the same motif as well.
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Old November 8 2012, 08:18 AM   #65
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Re: Logan's Run: Is the Domed City actually "Sanctuary"

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How about Logan's Run + Soylent Green + Hunger Games.

When you turn 21, you have to fight to death against other young people--and the losers get turned into food paste!

"Feed your Hunger Games with Soylent Green!"
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^^I assume you'll be writing the novelization?
Hmmm...Klaus, it's been about 24 hours since you asked him, and he's posted replies to several other posts in this thread since then. Have we stumbled onto a Top Secret Project he's not allowed to talk about (Neither confirm, nor deny)?
I wish! But, really, there's no need to novelize LOGAN'S RUN since there's a preexisting novel . . . not that this has always stopped Hollywood before.

(Anyone else remember BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA . . . by Fred Saberhagen? )

Me, I would just slap the key art for the new movie on the original novel and hope for the best. Most of the time that sells better than a straight novelization . . . .
The one by Saberhagen was The Dracula Tapes. And it was awesome. Bram Stokers Dracula, but from the POV of the one character you never heard from directly in that book. Dracula himself.
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Old November 8 2012, 03:57 PM   #66
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Hmmm...Klaus, it's been about 24 hours since you asked him, and he's posted replies to several other posts in this thread since then. Have we stumbled onto a Top Secret Project he's not allowed to talk about (Neither confirm, nor deny)?
I wish! But, really, there's no need to novelize LOGAN'S RUN since there's a preexisting novel . . . not that this has always stopped Hollywood before.

(Anyone else remember BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA . . . by Fred Saberhagen? )

Me, I would just slap the key art for the new movie on the original novel and hope for the best. Most of the time that sells better than a straight novelization . . . .
The one by Saberhagen was The Dracula Tapes. And it was awesome. Bram Stokers Dracula, but from the POV of the one character you never heard from directly in that book. Dracula himself.

We're talking about two different books. Saberhagen did several Dracula novels, beginning with The Dracula Tapes. But he also wrote the novelization of the Coppola movie.

There have also been novelizations of such films as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Great Expectations, which always strikes me as a bit bizarre.

(I was once approached about publishing a novelization of The Island of Dr. Moreau, but didn't see the point; why not just reprint the original novel with the movie tie-in art on the cover?)
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Old November 10 2012, 03:44 PM   #67
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In the case of "Logan's Run", the movie departs so significantly from the book that it deserves it's own novelization.
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