The people staying at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station over the winter have an annual tradition of watching “The Thing from Another World (1951)”, “The Thing (1982)”, and “The Thing (2011)” back-to-back after the last plane leaves for the season.

Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station

This article is about the United States Antarctic base. For the New Zealand Antarctic base, see Scott Base.

The Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station is the United States scientific research station at the South Pole of the Earth. It is the southernmost point under the jurisdiction (not sovereignty) of the United States. The station is on the high plateau of Antarctica at 2,835 metres (9,301 feet) above sea level. It is administered by the Division of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation, specifically the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). It is named in honor of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Englishman Robert F. Scott, who led separate teams that raced to become the first to the pole in the early 1900s.

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  1. -domi-

    One time i had a trip to Europe which featured a plane flight one day and a bus trip the next. In the plane, they showed the Die Hard movie with the plane hijacking, and the next day in the bus they played the first Speed in which the bus was “hijacked” in a way. It was weird, but fun.

  2. Hypergnostic

    The 1982 Thing is one of the best action/horror movies ever made. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.

  3. zpe42

    Do they cuddle up afterwards? Or do they lock into their rooms and don’t come out till the first plane arrives?

  4. swag-yolo-69

    Fun Fact: The Amundsen-Scott South Pole station has one of the worlds largest collections of movies on Betamax

  5. cocoapuff1721

    30 days of night would be a good one too.

  6. OlScratchJohnson

    I would wanna be at that viewing party. I am a huge Carpenter fan and that sounds like fun.

  7. freakNomore

    I do the same, only alone and for no reason.

  8. there_r_fork_handles

    if you’re curious about life at the south pole there’s a guy on youtube that made a video series on wintering over at amundsen scott. and also at mcmurdo before that

  9. dantesque17

    I’m sure that lets everyone settle down with a lovely paranoia for the next six months.

  10. StereoSodaTexas

    They threw in the 2011 one too?

    Maybe the scientists are lying about watching that one too, just to make Universal Studios feel better.

    “Yes, PR spokesperson for Universal, we got your copy in the mail. Yes, we’re totally going to watch it every time we see the 1982 movie. I mean who wouldn’t want to essentially watch the same movie twice, only with special effects that will age horribly?”

  11. Cxilando_Vilandas

    Well,

    Guess nobody ever said scientists don’t do hazing…

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