Mining 31 year old movies (John Carpenter's "The Thing") for conceptual ideas and gooey makeup effects surprises no one since the SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore are typically involved and behind it all.
We all know that SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore are really "Gung - Ho" about doing a televised version of John Carpenter's "Thing" movie (with only scant cosmetic differences) even though both of them would never admit it.
The fact of the matter is...no matter how vehemently Ronald D. Moore and SyFy Channel claim that "Helix" is not in any way....a rip-off of John Carpenter's "Thing" movie....no matter how vehemently they claim that "Helix" is a thoroughly original and inspired piece of work...We know damn well that when it will come down to showing the advanced stages of the infection in "Helix"...it's going to look just like the gooey mess above from John Carpenter's "Thing" movie.
It's also going to look just like this gooey mess from John Carpenter's "Thing" movie.
And it's also going to look just like this gooey mess from John Carpenter's "Thing" movie.
Let's be blunt here!! SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore want a big gooey mess in makeup effects (courtesy of Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, or Tom Savini) that they can attach their names to in the opening and closing credits of "Helix!!"
SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore: - Eternally dedicated to mining the past for Science Fiction / Horror ideas (since they never have any original ideas of their own)...hoping every step of the way that no one will ever notice the theft of ideas!!
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