Logan's Run: The Crypt

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1977. Final Draft script for the November 7, 1977 TV episode, "The Crypt," season 1, episode 7 of the science fiction series "Logan's Run." This episode is based on an original story by Harlan Ellison. Copy belonging to an uncredited crew member named Chuck Sereci, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper.

Logan (Harrison) and his partner Jessica (Menzies-Urich) discover an underground room (a crypt) with six cryogenically frozen survivors of the nuclear holocaust. Logan and Jessican attempt to rescue them in the midst of a series of earthquakes.

"Logan's Run" (1977-1978) was a short-lived but notable sci-fi television series, based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Logan, a rebellious law enforcement agent, and his partner Jessica, the series main characters, are nearing the age of 30. In their futuristic society, the age of 30 is considered one's deathbed, so the two go on the run to find sanctuary and freedom from the dystopian society.

Harlan Ellison had been writing for television since 1963 ("Ripcord"), and wrote for several notable series, including "The Outer Limits," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Star Trek," "The Twilight Zone," and "Babylon 5" (and its many spin-offs). The story "The Crypt" was finally published in the 2013 collection "Brain Movies: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison (Volume 5)."

Yellow titled wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, production No. 3304, dated September 2, 1977, with credits for story writer Ellison and screenwriter Hayes. Title page integral with front wrapper. 55 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 53. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.


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