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An alien black box is found in the South Pole, where a government agency is conducting botanical experiments.
The black & white footage shown to Julian Rome is footage from The Thing from Another World (1951). This footage was also used in the remake of The Thing from Another World, John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), and it is the film that R.J. MacReady finds in the destroyed Norwegian camp.
There are a number of shots of a satellite in orbit with the Earth behind it. Even though every shot that shows the Earth depicts it in daylight, in one shot the satellite goes into a shadow. If it was the shadow of the Earth then the Sun would have to be directly opposite the Earth, and the side facing us would be dark.
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