Monday, June 25, 2012

Halt! Who Goes There?

Last year, Universal Studios made a sequel to their 1982 cult classic THE THING, which they brilliantly entitled . . . THE THING.

THE THING (1982) was actually a remake of a 1954 Sci-Fi/Horror film called THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, and all three were based on a short story by John W. Campbell called "Who Goes There?"

A while back, our buddy and all around righteous dude Clay Dugger decided to adapt that short story as an audio drama, and got a bunch of voices from the podosphere to audition for it.  His intention, if I recall correctly, was to release it for Halloween, but it ended up being way too time-consuming/ambitious, and it took a great deal longer than that.  Now, however, the production is ready to go, and can be found, in all its glory, at

Rish does the voice of Connant, who is a religious man, eager to give acknowledge God in all things. But when he sees the ugliness of the recovered alien, he amusingly says that evolution can take the credit for this one.

The production, like the original short story, is much closer to the 1982 John Carpenter film than the other two.  But Clay worked really hard on it, and it's a totally unique and interesting experience to hear it in audio, with all the advantages (and challenges) that medium holds.

Check it out, 'cause who knows how long this file will stick around?  And who knows which one of you is really who they say they are?

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