Category Archives: Retro Recaps

Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 3: “Captured”

PEW PEW PEW! It’s time for more Logan’s Run! Scene where Greg Evigan Could Have Been Shirtless #1 This week, we dive right into the action. After we have a false biology lesson from REM. Logan asks what type of insect (that the audience NEVER sees) is and REM calls it a grasshopper. Now, I get that on prime time 70s TV, they didn’t want to show a cockroach. But they don’t show anything. Yet, REM claims grasshoppers would survive when all other life in…

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Logan’s Run — Season 1, Episode 2: “The Collectors”

From the preview, it looks like Logan and Jess’s search is a quick one … they run down a hill and exclaim happily they have found Sanctuary. Huzzah! Or have they? Dance happily along with Logan’s Run’s happy pewpewpew theme music as we head back to the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Southern California where they filmed Logan’s Run!

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 2 – “Lessons”

There’s a lot of lessons to be unpacked here. It’s a snowy day at Southfork and Lucy rides a horse out to the mailbox to steal and then burn a letter from school about her truancy. If this was really how schools addressed truancy in Texas in the 70s, I see what they’ve had so many issues about including facts in their history books now. My school called my mom if I missed one period.

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Logan’s Run – Season 1. Episode 1 – “Pilot”

If there’s anything I love more than a post-apocalyptic quest show based on a film, I’m not sure what it is. In fact, I have a whole treatment written up for a Xanadu-based TV series where two humans and a muse search through the wilds of Sun Valley, CA trying to find a way back to 1983 Santa Monica. Until that gets made, however, I’ll indulge in my Retro Recaps, starting with one of my faves and an underrated gem … Logan’s Run.

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DALLAS Season 1 – Episode 1 – “Digger’s Daughter”

I still want to live here. It can’t be overstated how much Dallas impacted my life. I was 13 years old when it came on, and I don’t think my parents let my brother and me watch the pilot. But soon, every Friday night after the Dukes of Hazzard, we were all glued to the television set. I fell in love with Dallas in a way even Star Trek couldn’t touch. I wanted to explore in Federation space, but I wanted to LIVE at Southfork.…

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