U.S. Outpost 31 Research Installation
U.S. Outpost 31 also known as “Station 4” is a research installation built by the United States of America located in Antarctica. It’s an isolated installation, populated by dedicated scientists and various other crew members who have grown stir crazy and tired of being all but cut off from society. During the winter of 1982, the outpost was infiltrated by an extraterrestrial being known as the Thing and led to the deaths of almost everyone there, the remaining survivors decided to destroy the entire outpost in hope of destroying the Thing.
The Thing (1982).
Kurt Russell stars as the leader of an expedition team in Antarctica. They come across a frozen extra-terrestrial type of creature that has been frozen for about 100,000 years or so. It doesn’t appear to be still alive. They take it back to their headquarters to study it. Once the “thing” is thawed out, it become alive, and it is able to transform itself into any other being that it comes in contact with. At first, it attacks the team’s dogs, and it transform itself into a group of dogs, after devouring them. Then, it slowly begins to attack and devour the members of the search team… one by one. In a desperate bid to prevent the creature from escaping, the remaining survivors decided to destroy the entire outpost. The film ends with the sole survivors – MacReady and Childs sitting alongside the burning wreckage of the station.
I know I’m human. And if you were all these things, then you’d just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn’t want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has to, but it’s vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it’s won.