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Season 1 Episode 6 - The Omega Man


Outro S1 E6

Hello my friends this is Chris your producer. Janet is having a bad week, huh?

Thank you for staying with us, you’ve made it through Episode 6. Like I said last week I would like to continue producing a show per week, but I can only do that with your support. Unlike the survivors in the apocalypse I can’t just break into super stores to get what I need for the show – I have to pay for it.

So help me out, go to Patreon.com/aftertheapocalypse and throw me some cash so that we can continue to buy the provisions that allow us to survive the podcast apocalypse!

I do want to thank you for listening. And I see that several people took the time to give me good reviews on iTunes – appreciate it. Good reviews drive the algorithms. The other thing you can do is to share the Acast or iTunes links for the show out to your social media.

Together we can survive!

If we can keep it going and get a community spun up I’d love to start creating more content around this universe. Some fan art, a graphic novel, a blockbuster Hollywood film with Brad Pitt as the old man… What do you think? You in?

I love this genre- the ‘last man alive in the apocalypse’ story form.

There was a movie in 1964 called “The last man on Earth” staring Vincent Price. It was filmed in Rome so most of the actors are speaking Italian and are dubbed over in the English version. You can watch it on YouTube.

The film was based on a 1954 post-apocalyptic novel called, wait for it, “I am Legend”. Which is what the updated version with Will Smith was called in 2007. Hollywood just recycles these stories.

Another good one made from the same novel is “The Omega Man” staring good old Charlton Heston in 1971. Same story. A bit mod. You remember Charlton Heston. He was the guy in the first Planet of the Apes movie in 1968. He loved a good Apocalypse story.

1968 was also when the classic Romero film “Night of the Living Dead” was released. In those days the apocalypse drama was popular because of the cold war and the imminent threat of nuclear war.

You can see that you and I are traveling a well-worn path, but I think the apocalypse is as relevant today as ever.

Would love to hear your feedback. All the links are in the show notes.

Please enjoy your week, help the show if you can and keep surviving!



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