The original Mac versus Windows battle was in 1982

Was watching the 1982 remake of The Thing when I was struck by the incredible coincidence of one character named Mac (Helicopter pilot R. J. MacReady, played by Kurt Russell) and another character named Windows (played by Thomas G. Waites).

At some point in the movie, Mac is forced to use a flamethrower to burn Windows.

Pretty damned interesting. Now if only there was an android in the movie…



  • john naulty

    well, there is “the Thing”. pretty darn close to android, even to the copying

    • Moeskido

      No other comments are necessary. You win.