(On TV, September 2000) Okay, so I’m cheating: I only watched the first ten and last five minutes of this TV movie. Why the heck do I feel able to comment on it, then? Because I can interpolate the rest of this strictly-routine Antarctic-base monster film from what I’ve seen. No surprises, no difficulty to follow despite having missed 90% of the film. Draw whatever conclusion you want from that simple observation… They might have simply called it The Thing: The Cheap Version and be done with it.