41st Anniversary of The Thing in Which We Talk About the 40th Anniversary Fathom Event

Did you know that the 80s were 40 years ago? We did, and so did the film industry! This special episode covers John Carpenter’s The Thing and its 40th Anniversary Fathom event (err….one year later).

What we consider today a masterpiece look at the horror of a perfectly-replicating alien invasion, the folks of the 80s found disgusting, depressing, and a little dull. Boo for them, yay for us! Discussion points include: lackluster Fathom events, Carpenter’s special effects, the fun of paranoia and nihilism.

Episode Extras

Did the alien dog come upon Palmer or Norris?

Let us know in the comments!

Episode edited by Megan Prior-Pfeifer. Music by Zach Pfeifer.

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Alien Invasion, Special Edition

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