The Thing From Another World

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The Thing from Another World is a 1951 science fiction film which tells the story of an Air Force crew and scientists at a remote Arctic research outpost who fight a malevolent alien being. The movie was loosely adapted by Charles Lederer from the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell, Jr. (originally published under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart). It was directed by Howard Hawks (uncredited) and Christian Nyby.

Ned Scott

  • An intellectual carrot - the mind boggles!
  • Watch the skies!


  • Hendry: Twenty thousand tons of steel is an awful lot of metal for an airplane.
    Carrington: It is for the sort of airplane we know, Captain.
  • Crew Chief: Pretty spry for a guy with twelve dogs on him.
    Dykes: ...and losing an arm.