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Episode 1 – John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

In this week’s podcast we will be asking the serious questions – like does a thing know that it’s a thing?

In our first podcast we explore John Carpenter’s 1982 nihilistic science-fiction thriller The Thing, taking you on a virtual tour through its narrative and providing retrospective asides about its production, release, thematic content, social impact and critical reappraisal over the years.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

Jaws: The Revenge (1987) dir. Joseph Sargent, USA
Poltergeist (1982) dir. Tobe Hooper, USA
The Birds (1963) dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA
The China Syndrome (1979) dir. James Bridges, USA
The Thing (1982) dir. John Carpenter, USA
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998) dir. Michael Matessino, USA
They Live (1989) dir. John Carpenter, USA

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