Science fiction and fantasy author J. Dianne Dotson discusses the timelessness of John Carpenter’s THE THING.

Why John Carpenter’s THE THING Still Holds Up

Recently, I watched the 1951 movie, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. This was the first adaptation of John W. Campbell’s book WHO GOES THERE? And while I enjoyed the classic sci-fi movie aspect, the Cold War element, and the truly fabulous outfits from that era, it really didn’t grab me the way John Carpenter’s THE THING did and still does.

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J. Dianne Dotson is a science fiction and fantasy author, science and content writer, and watercolorist. Learn more at jdiannedotson.com. @jdiannedotson

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J. Dianne Dotson

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J. Dianne Dotson is a science fiction and fantasy author, science and content writer, and watercolorist. Learn more at jdiannedotson.com. @jdiannedotson

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