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** Brazilian and Portuguese; ''O Enigma De Outro Mundo'' (''The Enigma of Another World'') and ‘’Veio do outro mundo’’ (‘’It came from another world’’)

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** Brazilian and Portuguese; ''O Enigma De Outro Mundo'' (''The Enigma of Another World'') and ‘’Veio Veio do outro mundo’’ (‘’It mundo (It came from another world’’)world)


** Brazilian and Portuguese; ''O Enigma De Outro Mundo'' (''The Enigma of Another World'')

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** Brazilian and Portuguese; ''O Enigma De Outro Mundo'' (''The Enigma of Another World'')World'') and ‘’Veio do outro mundo’’ (‘’It came from another world’’)


** [[spoiler:Originally, Bennings was killed with a screwdriver from behind by an unidentified person in a blue coat (presumably Blair) while he was inside the kennel. Beginning of this scene where he enters the kennel, sees someone and says "Clark?" was used for early TV cuts and it was also in deleted scenes in Special Edition of the movie. Carpenter mentioned that he wanted to make Clark look more suspicious with this scene, but after viewing the scene in early previews, it didn't fit well with rest of the movie, and it felt more like something out of Carpenter's ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}]].

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** [[spoiler:Originally, Bennings was killed with a screwdriver from behind by an unidentified person in a blue coat (presumably Blair) while he was inside the kennel. Beginning The beginning of this scene scene, where he enters the kennel, sees someone someone, and says "Clark?" "Clark?", was used for early TV cuts and it was also in the deleted scenes in Special Edition copies of the movie. Carpenter mentioned that he wanted to make Clark look more suspicious with this scene, but after viewing the scene in early previews, it didn't fit well with rest of the movie, and it felt more like something out of Carpenter's ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}]].''Film/Halloween1978''.]]



** [[spoiler:The Blair-Thing was originally shown onscreen much longer in really bad stop-motion scene, which Carpenter deleted]].

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** [[spoiler:The Blair-Thing Blair-Thing]] was originally shown onscreen much longer in a really bad stop-motion scene, which Carpenter deleted]].deleted.


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* DisownedAdaptation: The director and star of [[Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld the original 1951 film]], Christian Nyby and Kenneth Tobey, both stated their dislike for Carpenter's version, believing that the gore overshadowed everything else and [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy made it impossible to care about the characters]]. Nyby even described the film as [[INeedAFreakingDrink an ad for J&B Scotch]].


** Music/IssacHayes, Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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** Music/IssacHayes, Music/IsaacHayes, Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.


** Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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** Music/IssacHayes, Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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* CreatorBreakdown: The film's initial reception caused this. While he is very proud of the film, citing it as arguably his favorite of his films, and very pleased that it finally gets the respect it deserves, the visceral hatred it received at the time, including from the director and star of [[Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld the original film]] that influenced his career so much, nearly destroyed Carpenter's career and basically tanked his confidence as a filmmaker. He refused to even talk about it for another few years due to the personal impact its reception had on him.


** Music/IssacHayes, Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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** Music/IssacHayes, Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.



** Creator/JayLeno and Creator/GaryShandling read for parts in the film as it was customary of studios to seek out stand up comics as the next potential up and comers.

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** Creator/JayLeno and Creator/GaryShandling read for parts a part in the film as it was customary of studios to seek out stand up comics as the next potential up and comers.


** Music/IssacHayes and Creator/ErnieHudson were amongst those considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid. Creator/CarlWeathers was also considered.

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** Music/IssacHayes and Music/IssacHayes, Creator/ErnieHudson and Creator/CarlWeathers were amongst those considered for Childs. He Hudson almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid. Creator/CarlWeathers was also considered.


** Creator/ErnieHudson was amongst those considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid. Creator/CarlWeathers was also considered.

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** Music/IssacHayes and Creator/ErnieHudson was were amongst those considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid. Creator/CarlWeathers was also considered.


** Creator/NickNolte turned down the role of [=MacReady=], as did Creator/JeffBridges. Bill Lancaster wrote the script with Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/HarrisonFord in the role.

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** Creator/NickNolte turned down the role of [=MacReady=], as did Creator/JeffBridges. Bill Lancaster wrote the script with Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/HarrisonFord in the role.as [=MacCready=]. Other candidates included Creator/TomBerenger, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/ScottGlenn, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/SamShepard and Creator/ChristopherWalken.


** Creator/ErnieHudson was amongst those considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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** Creator/ErnieHudson was amongst those considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid. Creator/CarlWeathers was also considered.


* BoringButPractical: The alien blood was made to "move" simply by tilting the table.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film's original choice of composer was Music/JerryGoldsmith, but he passed.
** Creator/NickNolte turned down the role of [=MacReady=], as did Creator/JeffBridges.
** Creator/ClintEastwood was considered for [=MacReady=].
** Creator/LeeVanCleef was considered for Garry.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The film's original choice of composer was Music/JerryGoldsmith, but he passed.
** Creator/NickNolte turned down the role of [=MacReady=], as did Creator/JeffBridges.
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Creator/JeffBridges. Bill Lancaster wrote the script with Creator/ClintEastwood was considered for [=MacReady=].
or Creator/HarrisonFord in the role.
** Creator/LeeVanCleef was and Creator/PowersBoothe were considered for Garry.



** Creator/WilliamDaniels and Brian Dennehy were considered for Copper. Dennehy nearly got the part, but then Richard Dysart was cast at the last minute.
** Creator/DonaldPleasence was the original choice for the character of Blair. Pleasence was unable to perform the role due to a scheduling conflict.

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** Creator/WilliamDaniels and Brian Dennehy were was considered for Copper. Dennehy nearly got the part, but then Richard Dysart was cast at the last minute.
Copper.
** Creator/DonaldPleasence was the original choice for the character of Blair. Pleasence Blair, but was unable to perform the role due to a scheduling conflict.


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** Creator/JayLeno and Creator/GaryShandling read for parts in the film as it was customary of studios to seek out stand up comics as the next potential up and comers.


** Danish, ''Det grusomme udefra'' (''The Cruel Outside'')

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** Danish, ''Det grusomme udefra'' (''The Cruel Evil from the Outside'')


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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Carpenter remarked in a 2011 interview that the film is close to, if not his favorite film from his own filmography.

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://thething.wikia.com/wiki/The_Thing_Wiki The Thing Wiki]].


** Creator/ErnieHudson was amongst thse considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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** Creator/ErnieHudson was amongst thse those considered for Childs. He almost landed the role, but lost it to Creator/KeithDavid.

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