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1982), xii. 25 Von Gunden and Stock 34. 18 Chapter 1. Hostile Aliens: The Thing and The War of the Worlds gonna call you. ’ So I don’t know if there were any other people up for it. ”26 Tobey also had to pass muster with legendary billionaire Howard Hughes to appear in The Thing. He recalled: “I met him at about three-thirty in the morning! He had an aide call me at about two-thirty in the morning, and I’d come home a little. . inebriated. I told the aide, ‘I can’t meet a man like Hughes at this hour’ — I told the guy I’d been out playing and so forth.
20 Siegel; Brode The Films of the Fifties, 173; Von Gunden and Stock 139. 39 Hostile Aliens, Hollywood and Today’s News The novel features a character Budlong, a science professor, who explains more about the pods. When the latter assume human form, the original person becomes a kind of “gray fluff,” with the pod disintegrating into the same material in the event the transformation is incomplete. The pods are far more hostile to human life in the original novel than they are in the film. Shown viciously ridiculing human ways, they are seemingly inhuman and anti-human.
And I didn’t hear anything for a few days. 28 The heroes of ’50s science fiction films are military men or FBI agents who invariably distrust intellectualism and scientists; they shoot first and ask questions later when confronting aliens, even if the latter are friendly. 30 The latter clearly applies to Carrington in The Thing. Described by one film historian as “a borderline mad scientist,” Carrington’s scientific curiosity prompts him to act in the alien’s interest, betraying the military and, ultimately, humanity’s survival.
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, Book 1) by Vernor Vinge