In 1938, science fiction writer John W. Campbell wrote "Who Goes There?" a ground breaking novella about isolation, paranoia and an alien life form with the ability to mimic living organisms. In 1951, his story was adapted into "The Thing from Outer Space," now a cult-classic.
We've all seen it. We've all tried recreating the ripple effect in the cup of water. We've all said "cleva' girl" to our friends when they're smart. And we've all squealed when we thought the raptors were going to get the kids in the kitchen.