80 mins In 1982 audiences looked to space as a summer film showed the impact that can happen when a stranded alien life form is found on Earth by scientists. Yes, E.T. was 1982's summer hit, and this film, John Carpenter's The Thing, was a flop. But in the 90's audiences discovered this film and now it is the subject of comic books, action figures, video games, and a prequel film that has the Now Playing hosts very excited! Now join our hosts as Jakob and Arnie join Stuart to discuss one of his favorite films -- The Thing! What makes this film so good? Listen to this preview, then donate $25 or more to Now Playing to find out! NOTE: This Podcast was originally made available to donors for a limited time. To celebrate 10 years of Now Playing Podcast we have made this show available again! You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows. Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!