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#168577 - 10/20/18 10:27 AM The Thing From Another World
MechMike Offline
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I just saw that Warner Archive is releasing The Thing From Another World on blu-ray. Immediately I thought of Dan. It is releasing November 20 and Amazon already has it up for pre-order.
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#168581 - 10/21/18 05:05 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: MechMike]
Ward Offline
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So, no one is going to comment on how The Thing From Another World can remind them of our host, Dan Simmons? Huh.
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#168584 - 10/22/18 11:29 AM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: Ward]
jmill Offline
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What, Ward, are you saying that our host looks vaguely like a seven-foot tall carrot from outer space?!? If so, I'd have to tell you that you were stuffed absolutely clean full of wild blueberry muffins.


Edited by jmill (10/22/18 11:30 AM)

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#168585 - 10/22/18 12:20 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: jmill]
Ward Offline
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Well, after reading that "The Thing" was going to be released I thought to myself, really, they are going to release The Thing. Why? Then I wondered why ITS release would make someone think of Dan. (and I know that Dan isn't seven feet tall).
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#168587 - 10/23/18 10:22 AM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: Ward]
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Sorry Ward! I was just using quotes from the movie to be a smart ass. Perhaps you missed the discussions a few years back on THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD with respect to remakes, specifically the 1980s version, which Dan hates and most of the rest of us loved at that time, and how much Dan loves the Howard Hawks 1950s version. Dan himself has used the "wild blueberry muffins" quote a time or two. I guess I was being too "inside joke"-ish.

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#168588 - 10/23/18 12:57 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: jmill]
Ward Offline
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You're right, I wasn't privy to the discussion years ago but I tried for a little humor as well. Mine feel flat, as usual. However, Dan can look like a carrot, just not a seven foot tall carrot.
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#168589 - 10/23/18 02:16 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: Ward]
AuntJobiska Offline
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Registered: 05/01/17
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Does "stuffed with wild blueberry muffins" mean the same thing as "muffinhead"? I know Ward will remember that one!

Meanwhlile, I am looking forward to a post titled "Notes from the Ponder Pond: The Wisdom of Ward." (Or, hey, write a book; it would sell like hotcakes, based on the title alone.)

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#168590 - 10/23/18 03:04 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: AuntJobiska]
Ward Offline
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Something like "Ponderings From The Pond"? I do remember "muffinhead", and, no it doesn't mean the same thing (smiley face). Good to hear from you Jobiska. Now if only some of the other Pond People would pop up from under the Lilly pads.
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#168591 - 10/25/18 02:08 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: Ward]
McQ Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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I look forward to the Blu-ray of this classic. I don't what the references to Dan are about, but totally got jmill's reference to the film.

I also didn't know that Dan dislikes the 1980s version. FINALLY! Someone else who hates that version. I love the original and absolutely hated the John Carpenter remake. I think it gets way too much love, especially when people talk about the great practical effects. I think they were laughable then and they really do not hold up.

I'm well aware that Carpenter sticks much closer to the story by Campbell, but the movie just didn't do it for me. Give me a seven foot tall carrot any day!

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#168592 - 10/25/18 04:26 PM Re: The Thing From Another World [Re: McQ]
jmill Offline
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To each his own. I have love for BOTH versions! (But I absolutely despise the ~2012 version, which is yet another take on the original story, and boring as hell).

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