the cold. The pay is good.
GARRY 46. The station manager. Stiff. Ex-army
officer. Wears a handgun.
CHILDS 33. Six-four. Two-fifty. Black. A
mechanic. Can be jolly. But don't mess.
BLAIR 50. Sensitive. Intelligent. Unassuming.
An assistant biologist.
NAULS 22. The cook. Bright. Black. Irreverent.
But kindhearted. Roller skates.
NORRIS 44. Stocky. Rugged looking. A
BENNINGS 38. A meteorologist. Dutiful. An old pro.
CLARK 24. The dog handler. Likes it here. Good
at his job.
Lousy at his job.
continent of Antarctica.
prefabricated materials have been used in its
There is a laboratory. An infirmary. A kitchen and mess
cubicles are for storage and supplies.
The most spacious area of the building, and the main
center of activity, is the Rec Room. Of the many entrance
compartments for storage.
the dog kennel.
A STARRY BLACKNESS
slowly forward. It closes; getting larger; its features
becoming more identifiable: a vessel. Flip-flopping; out
blue fire surging into the screen.
ANTARCTICA 1982 WINTER
battered and swayed by the wind.
wildness. They bark at each other in some Scandinavian
blast kicks up snow at its heels.
the engine is put into full throttle.
running feverishly up and over a hill of ice. A weather-
The Thing (1982)
Synopsis: In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.