Childs: Fire's got the temperature up all over the camp. Won't last long though. MacReady: Neither will we. Childs: How will we make it? MacReady: Maybe we shouldn't. Childs: If you're worried about me... MacReady: If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think we're in much shape to do anything about it. Childs: Well, what do we do? MacReady: Why don't we just... wait here for a little while... see what happens? I met Keith David at an event earlier this year and asked if he thought Childs was The Thing. He said no way. I wondered if he even pondered that question.. Brilliant "thinker" ending to a wonderful flick..