In The Thing, there's a scene where Dr. Blair, played by Wilford Brimley, is examining what I believe is the first half-alien, half-human victim.

The scene switches to showing the harsh weather outside. At this time, two lights can be seen that look like an approaching plane.

Just at the last moment when a plane would be visible, it seems like they stop and turn to the right of the screen. At one point they almost look like two planes' lights.

Were they part of the movie, like a supply plane?

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Ahh...no they weren't aircraft lights, they were from a Skidozer and are the headlights as it was moved around the compound at night.

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From a Wikia

The Bombardier Skidozer is an enclosed-cab, truck-sized, fully tracked vehicle designed to move on snow (also known as a snowcat). Referred to as the 'tractor', a Skidozer features prominently in the 1982 film The Thing as U.S. Outpost 31's ground transport and snowplow. Other vehicles operated by the outpost include a Caterpillar bulldozer and a Bell 206 helicopter.


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