The Thing – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara finally watches one of the most requested films for her to see, John Carpenter’s The Thing.

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  1. Yeah, excellent film, one of my personal favs. The visual effects are out of this world (haha get it?).

    As far as other films worth watching, you should check out some Terry Gilliam. Time Bandits, Baron Munchausen, you can’t lose with either.


    You’ll love sfdebris’s review of the film, very entertaining. His bit about the hands being munched off is freaking HILARIOUS. You will laugh.

  3. Yep. I’ve never seen The Thing either.

  4. Galaxy Quest!

  5. Snorgatch Pandalume

    There may not have been a female character, but there was a female voice: the chess computer, voiced by Adrienne Barbeau.
    The dog who played the Thing is amazing. He was part wolf, and wolves are very timid, so he was understandably nervous on a set with lots of people and bright lights and whirring machines. But that actually helped his performance, because his movements were so stiff and unnatural, like something pretending to be a dog that isn’t. 😉

  6. Yup, your tastes and imagination are growing as you view these movies more critically and thoughtfully.

    I think Rob is 50% right about millenial’s stuff sucking, and he’s also 50% wrong. Music sucks now compared to 80s and 90s, but television is waaaay better. Movies are always going to be a mixed bag in any era.

  7. Philippe GEORGES

    I suggest ‘Shaolin Soccer’ and ‘Kung Fu Hustle’, both by Stephen Chow. The movies are stupid but incredibly funny and enjoyable.

  8. Will you see the original movie? The Thing from Outer Space

    • The Thing from Another World actually. That one actually had a female character. Who surprisingly clever and competent for a 1950s thriller.

      • Snorgatch Pandalume

        The beautiful female scientist was a stock character in 1950s horror movies. She always starts out as a cold fish, consumed by her work because she needs to prove herself in a man’s world, and invariably ends up melting in the arms of the hunky square-jawed hero.

        • Well I realize that was coming with working women in science-fiction movies of that era. They could be self-employed, but had have to prove themselves the equal of the male lead to justify working with only to fall for the two become a couple eventually. However, I wouldn’t call Nikki a cold fish. She actually has a spunky scenes of humor about the monster situation they’re faced with.

          “How do you kill a carrot?”
          “Cook it”

          Which is ultimately what they do with electricity!

  9. Love the new intro.

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