— hbd chick (@hbdchick) September 19, 2019
I was going to say, “I’ve seen that movie,” except I’ve never actually seen any of the three versions of The Thing. But I have read John W. Campbell’s 1938 sci-fi story Who Goes There? upon which the movies are based: a scientific crew wintering in isolation in the Antarctic digs up a crashed flying saucer from under the ice. Trouble ensues.
That this is an all-time classic is obvious too teens.
Campbell mostly gave up writing fiction after this, turning to being the most influential of sci-fi editors, publishing new writers like Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon, and Clarke.