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Bill Blake and Paula Crist Promoting Logan’s Run, 1976

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That’s Paula Crist on the left. Crist toured as Zira in a Planet of the Apes show in the early ’70s and later became a stuntwoman, appearing in Battle of the Planet of the Apes and Logan’s Run, among others. She’s also closely associated with early Star Trek and sci-fi fandom, impressing Gene Roddenberry so much that he gave her a spot as a crew member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The event above is a convention called the American Quincentennial Celebration held at Grossmont College in San Diego County. See more at Flickr.

UPDATE (9/22/15): The young man on the right is William “Bill” Blake, who played Cornelius in “Meet Zira & Cornelius,” the “promotional roadshow,” as he calls it, mentioned above. Blake is a makeup artist (mentored by John Chambers, who won an Oscar for his makeup work on the original Planet of the Apes film), actor, and special effects technician. More background on Blake and his career can be found here.

Crist and Blake are actually doing professional promotion for Logan’s Run and thus “cosplay” is not exactly an accurate description. The title of this post has been revised accordingly.

Logan’s Run Jigsaw Puzzle Ad (1976)

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The “sci-fi thriller theme is only the first of several outstanding major movies directed to a broad family audience…” Compulsory death at age 30 has broad family appeal? Hilarious.

The second page lists more puzzles in the works based on “family” films: The Deep, Rollercoaster (terrorist plants bomb on rollercoaster), Damnation Alley (not as exciting as it sounds), and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (cocaine-addled Sherlock Holmes undergoes psychoanalysis with Freud).

The puzzle does look pretty amazing, if you’re into puzzles (I am). It’s based on the movie poster art by Charles Moll, best known for his sci-fi and fantasy paperback covers.

At the same Logan’s Run fan site, I found a couple of pages of a play-by-mail RPG based on the novel and movie. What a great idea. Was there never a comprehensive RPG based in this extended universe?

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What the Future Looked Like: Logan’s Run (1976)

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(Images via Voices of East Anglia, Deep Down Genre Hound, Snowcrest, Space: 1970, Death to CGI, Reflections on Cult Movies and Classic Television, Ultra Modern Style, Art DepartMENTAL, Ouno Design, Ultra Modern Style)


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