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The Thing In Character – Dog Thing

Why not join Ian and Eric as they ponder just what the deal is with what the Thing actually is, their awe of the effects on show, and as they choose their Top 5 John Carpenter films.

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  1. Loving this, gents! Brilliant chitchat as ever and no detail is too small for a rambling inspection. Particularly loving your recollections of screening/seeing it in situ! Wonderful stuff.

    Re: assimilation modes. I always thought the thing had two modes, cellular and en-masse. En-masse is when it dedicates its entire form to assimilate something, which happens quickly and cellular, which is slow infection at the cellular level. You might be infected and still pass the blood test, but it’s only a matter of time. My headcanon is that everyone on the base would have been assimilated eventually and Macready knew this at the end of the movie, hence the iconic ending line!

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