My first ever film I went to see with a girl! I was 14. Brilliant film, due a remake. I loved FF-M, and this was hugely sold on her Charlie's Angels success when advertised in Hong Kong, but when I watch it now, Agutter wipes the floor her.
Top movie! Dated but very cool.. I always loved that laser surgery sequence.. Re: the TV series I have vague memories of this but in theory should have been too young to remember it.. Was it repeated?? Wasn't it William F Nolan that did the book? There we're follow ups too. In the book the age of extermination is 21 iirc. Think Nolan may have written Morlock Night, the follow up to The Time Machine, though I could be wrong?!
Post by maninasuitcase on Nov 25, 2015 8:21:58 GMT
Just finished watching the series and generally it is OK. There are are, however, a trio of uber stinkers. One is where Rem, the android, falls in love (sort of) with another android, another where they discover a haunted house and one where aliens land and want to add the trio to their collection of different species they have collected from the galaxies. Yuk.
I would say out of the 14 episodes, 3 are grim, 10 are average to good and there is 1 absolute cracker of an episode. That gem, 'Man Out of Time', is absolutely superb sci-fi and I recommend anyone to seek it out.
The stories are very much like the equally short lived 'Planet of the Apes' TV Series. Each episode, they encounter a new civilization and are chased by Urko the Ape or Francis the Sandman.
Heather Menzies was a cracker back in her day but she must be praying this series never comes out on Blu ray. Her complexion on her boat is awful. You can really see it clearly on the DVD.
Interesting to see that 38 years on that all 4 of the cast are still with us: Gregory Harrison (Logan) is 65 Heather Menzies (Jessica) is 65 Donald Moffat (Rem) is 84 Randy Powell (Francis) is 65.
Interesting to read that Moffat is from Devon and was born in Plymouth and grew up in Totnes.
The movie is very good and I''m over due to watch it again. The original novel is interesting, but different from the film, and is a good quick read. I watched the tv series again about a year ago and found it to be pretty bad for the most part. It's just another short lived American science fiction series from the 1970s.
Also I fave of mine. I don't ever recall seeing the tv series though? However I have a vivid memory of a scene which has to be Logan's Run related. It involves our heroes realizing that the whole setup is garbage and thinking what to do about it (running perhaps?) when they are confronted by two children who sing to them a ditty that goes "Death is perfect, death is fun. death is good for everyone". I'm bl*ody sure I saw this the first time I caught a broadcast of the film in the early '80's. Is this just a memory trick?
When the TV series was first shown, for some strange reason I thought that it was the film, broken down into episodes. I remember, after about the fourth episode, thinking, "It must have been a f****** long film!"
Also, it's clear from the photos that Heather Menzies was made to resemble the Farrah Fawcett-Majors character rather than Jenny Agutter.
Apparently the original novel wipes the floor with both the film and the series.
Can't remember when I first saw the film; might have been at the cinema upon release. Or maybe it was re-released? Certainly the 1970s.
"What are you two, some kind of music hall act?" "Whatever we are..." "...you made us!" "TA-DAA!!"
When did ITV ever repeat this series? I first saw it on ATV on Sunday afternoons then it was networked by ITV and I caught it on LWT on Saturday evenings, a year later Anglia TV showed it on Sunday afternoons! That was it until the Sci-Fi channel started showing it again thirty years later! But it is interesting to find that one of the ITV stations may have shown it more than once! JB
I've seen the movie a few times on TV over the years though not recently, quite enjoyable actually. Saw the TV series on Irish TV at the time. Thought it quite good also though I was only 12 at the time!
Jenny Agutter, it was impossible for her to look bad in her heyday.