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The Thing

  1. Here’s What The Thing Is Going To Look Like In The New Fantastic Four Film

    Is this an exciting thing? Is this movie really happening?

    Director Josh Trank tweeted this image of what The Thing is going to look like in 2015's Fantastic Four reboot. When he's not all Hulk'd out, Ben Grimm is played by Jamie Bell (you know, Billy Elliot). At least it's less orange than the Michael Chiklis version!

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  2. Guillaume Singelin’s 80s Sci-Fi Heroes Leave Us Wanting More

    Suddenly

    More women to be exact. Though we are fans of the fellas from Blade Runner, The Thing, and more. Take a look at how French artist Guillaume Singelin interpreted some of our favorite sci-fi characters from the 80s. But yes, more all around please, these are cool. (via Not Our Division)

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  3. These Superhero Popsicle Prints Make Us Long for a Refreshing Super-Powered Treat

    DO WANT

    For a lot of us, this summer has been long and really, annoyingly hot.  In fact, it's been the hottest U.S. summer in 100 years. Dutch artist Vincent Vermeil is either there to taunt us or free us from this heat with his superhero popsicle prints. Bonus points (and our eternal gratefullness) if you figure out how to make them IRL.

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  4. Adorable Cartoon Penguin Collides With John Carpenter’s The Thing [Video]

    Some of our readers may be familiar with the classic children's claymation series Pingu, about a young penguin and his friends and family living in the arctic. Some of our readers may also be familiar with John Carpenter's The Thing, a delightfully gory re-make of the classic sci-fi film. Today, those two groups will overlap thanks to Lee Hardcastle in something that is both wonderful and horrible. Be warned, if Play-Doh gore upsets you, then you should probably not watch this video.

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  5. Anthropomorphic Claymation Penguins From Your Childhood Reenact The Thing

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    A disclosure up front: nobody in the office today watched Pingu, a British/Swiss claymation show that ran in the late eighties. But here's a quote from Wikipedia:

    "Grandfather is Pingu and Pinga's grandfather. He is the father of Pingu and Pinga's Father. He is an expert accordionist, and this was shown in the episode "Pingu & the Braces". He is also a former professional weight lifter and political activist from 1938[citation needed]."
    Jill recommends this video it because it is "cute." I'm not sure I would describe it that way, but it sure has a lot of clay intestines, exactly the way John Carpenter would have wanted it. Make some time for the wonderfully deadpan making-of video below as well.

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  6. Creepy Superhero Fetuses Are Really Creepy

    what is this I don't even

    Like... really creepy.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Comic Book Realism

    Things We Saw Today

    See? They're just like us. (At Blastr)

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  8. Stan Lee Talks About The Thing’s Thing

    and let it be known

    I never gave it a thought. I guess common sense would say it was made of orange rock too, but I always thought it was more interesting to think about Reed Richards. As you know, he had the ability to stretch, and sexually, that would seem to be a great asset in many areas. But I’ve got to tell you a funny thing about Mallrats... In the movie, I gave some relationship advice to Jason Lee’s character. I told him that I had a girlfriend from my past that I wasn’t able to forget either. I went to the premiere of Mallrats with my lovely wife, and when we came home later that night, she had her hands on her hips and her eyes narrowed, and she said, “Who was this girl in the past that you haven’t forgotten?” I told her, “Honey, that was the script. I was just reading my lines!” I have to be very careful about the roles I play in movies from now on. - Smilin' Stan Lee, in response to the question "Is the Thing’s dork made out of orange rock like the rest of his body?” Seriously, though. Vanity Fair's interview with him is great, you should read the whole thing.

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