Show Notes

A book and so many adaptations

I Am Legend (the book) (1954), The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971), I Am Legend (2007), I Am Omega (2007). This one (if you consider the alternative, better ending) might be the closest to getting the point of the book.


Zombies vs vampires and the origin of this story in the pre-zombie era. The book inspired Night of the Living Dead!

Using viruses to our advantage

Viruses as workhorses to deliver medical payloads. Mutations, good and bad. Telomeres. Cancer, and the difficulties of biological immortality.


The post-apocalypse can be rough; it’s difficult for social creatures. Talking to dogs and mannequins. Videos by

Zompire biology

What we observe presumably as the effects of their disease:

  • Superquick respiration
  • UV burns them to death
  • Hairless
  • Translucent skin
  • Unhinged jaws
  • Aggression
  • Averbal
  • Strong bones and muscle

Zompires vs Undead

The twist being that Will Smith is the real monster! Depending on which ending you see.


The “alternative” was so much better. Who is the real monster? The meaning behind the phrase “I Am Legend” and how it is mostly lost in the films.


  • science fiction, 
  • science, 
  • zombies, 
  • vampires, 
  • disease, 
  • evolution, 
  • undead, 
  • viruses