Based on the short story by Frederick Brown the story starts and ends with “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…”
The show’s announcer begins by saying “Tonight, we have a strange story to tell, a sweet, bloodcurdling little story that is really only two sentences long — ‘The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock at the door…’” The story goes on and elaborates on those two sentences and builds a more complete story around them.
The story is about Walter Phelan, associate professor of anthropology at Nathan University, the last man on Earth. An Immortal space faring race, from Planet Seven in the Third Galaxy in the Fourth Quadrant, calling themselves the Zan have invaded the earth and have killed off all life other than pairs of animal specimens for their zoo.
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