The Thing (1982)

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Podcast Release Date:
Oct 21, 2011

Thing From Another World Series Episode 2

In 1982 audiences looked to space as a summer film showed the impact that can happen when a stranded alien life form is found on Earth by scientists. Yes, E.T. was 1982’s summer hit, and this film, John Carpenter’s The Thing, was a flop. But in the 90’s audiences discovered this film and now it is the subject of comic books, action figures, video games, and a prequel film that has the Now Playing hosts very excited! Now join our hosts as Jakob and Arnie join Stuart to discuss one of his favorite films — The Thing! What makes this film so good? Listen to this preview, then donate $25 or more to Now Playing to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Thing from Another World
Original Title
The Thing
Title
The Thing
Director
John Carpenter
Author
Producer
David Foster, Lawrence Turman
Writer
Actors
Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, T. K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites, Norbert Weisser, Larry J. Franco, Nate Irwin, William Zeman, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Jed
Runtime
1 h 49 min
Release Date
25 June 1982
Genres
Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
Overview
Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

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