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What happened to the "remake The Thing" thread?

warstarcerberus

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Report this Mar. 10 2010, 2:12 pm

mis sheridan is the 1951 version turned down red river with john wanye, she was in only 3 movie's. still one of my fav film's

jame's arness said being the giant carrot was his second fav role of all time beside's mat dillon. :cool:

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Report this Mar. 10 2010, 4:26 pm

^ I've never seen the original version...should I?

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Report this Mar. 10 2010, 5:17 pm

Quote (warstarcerberus @ Mar. 11 2010, 4:12 am)
mis sheridan is the 1951 version turned down red river with john wanye, she was in only 3 movie's. still one of my fav film's

jame's arness said being the giant carrot was his second fav role of all time beside's mat dillon. :cool:

Giant Carrot wtf?  :whatthe:

I just saw some 'Gunsmoke' the other night and James Arness did appear to have the emotional intensity of a giant carrot  :laugh:  :laugh:

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Report this Mar. 10 2010, 9:55 pm

Quote (MrsStarbuck @ Mar. 10 2010, 4:26 pm)
^ I've never seen the original version...should I?

Yes, you should...and read the short story too.

Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. under the pen name Don A. Stuart, published August 1938 in Astounding Stories. In 1973, the story was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the finest science fiction novellas ever written.

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Report this Mar. 10 2010, 10:11 pm

Quote (Mirrorgirl @ Mar. 10 2010, 5:17 pm)
Quote (warstarcerberus @ Mar. 11 2010, 4:12 am)
mis sheridan is the 1951 version turned down red river with john wanye, she was in only 3 movie's. still one of my fav film's

jame's arness said being the giant carrot was his second fav role of all time beside's mat dillon. :cool:

Giant Carrot wtf? ¿:whatthe:

I just saw some 'Gunsmoke' the other night and James Arness did appear to have the emotional intensity of a giant carrot ¿:laugh: ¿:laugh:

The creature in the 1951 movie is described as being more plant like from tissue samples left behind by the thing and has since affectionately been called a giant carrot ( I think they actually may have joked about it being a carrot in the movie)...while the few scenes it was in, it looked more like the Frankenstein monster.

Much was changed from the original story in this movie.
I do remember reading something once some where that a different creature was designed for the film but was deemed too horrific for audiences at the time, so a simpler type makeup was employed for the Thing and would mostly be kept in the dark so we couldn't see it clearly.

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Report this Mar. 11 2010, 7:21 am

Quote (JM1ICEMAN @ Mar. 10 2010, 3:55 am)
Quote (MrsStarbuck @ Mar. 10 2010, 4:26 pm)
^ I've never seen the original version...should I?

Yes, you should...and read the short story too.

Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. under the pen name Don A. Stuart, published August 1938 in Astounding Stories. In 1973, the story was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the finest science fiction novellas ever written.

I did start to read the story once...they have it over at Outpost 31 (fantastic site) but then I didn't get time to finish it and I just never went back to it.

I'll try and have another look at it today :)

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Report this Mar. 12 2010, 6:37 pm

I haven't seen 'The Thing' is it a good movie?

MrsStarbuck

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Report this Mar. 12 2010, 6:39 pm

Quote (Youtoo34 @ Mar. 12 2010, 12:37 am)
I haven't seen 'The Thing' is it a good movie?

Oh, only the second best movie OF ALL TIME!!!!

:laugh:

Seriously, yes it's fantastic. Go and rent it asap!

And then come back here and say what you thought of it ;)

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Report this Mar. 12 2010, 7:16 pm

^^^ That would be after TMP, right? :logical:

MrsStarbuck

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Report this Mar. 15 2010, 6:46 am

Lol, no! After Blade Runner of course!

TMP is in my top ten...but it's not right at the top.

Does that make me a bad Trekkie? :laugh:

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