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July 3, 2019

Episode 422: The Omega Man (1971)

Special Guests: Joyce Hooper Corrington, Mark Protosevich
Guest Co-Hosts: Andrew Nette, Maurice Bursztynski

Boris Sagal's The Omega Man (1971) stars Charlton Heston as Robert Neville — possibly the last man on earth after a plague which has killed the majority of the population, leaving pockets of albino mutants who can’t stand the sun. They're known as The Family and lead by the one and only Anthony Zerbe as Matthias. They've vowed to kill Neville if it’s the last thing they do...

Maurice Bursztynski and Andrew Nette join Mike to discuss The Omega Man as well as the two other filmed adaptations of 's I Am Legend.

(The Omega Man) and Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) discuss adapting Matheson's work for the screen.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Omega Man on Blu-Ray
Buy The Last Man on Earth on DVD
Buy I Am Legend on Blu-Ray
Buy Richard Matheson's I Am Legend Screenplay (Censored and Unproduced) by Richard Matheson (and Mark Dawidziak)
Read Looking back at The Last Man On Earth by Ryan Lambie
Read The Last Man on Earth: Drama of a Lifeless Ordinary by Steve Johnson
Read An Apple Store Employee Has Written the Follow-up to I Am Legend by Don Kaye
Read I Am Legend by John Logan
Read The Legend of I Am Legend by David Konow
Read The Best Films Never Made: Ridley Scott's I Am Legend by David Brake

"I Am Legend" - White Zombie
"The Omega Man" - Cash McCall


1 comment:

  1. Probably my favorite Heston flick (first NBC airing on network TV). Ron Grainer's music is a key to making it work for me, and of course one bad thing about watching a film 100s of times, you look around more...originally when I was a kid, like the second or third time, I saw a glint of a moving car...then after a few more, the guy in the heavy jacket on the sidewalk...then after, a lot more, the cop holding back traffic... I'm still finding people even today! hahaha