Thing - Plant-like creature (part human & part vegetable)
that lived in the swamps of Huma, Georgia and starred on the sci-fi series SWAMP
Swamp Thing was created when an explosion in a laboratory
forced research scientist, Dr. Alec Holland to jump into a nearby swamp to
extinguish the flames that were consuming his body.
The combination of chemicals
and natural living materials in the swamp transformed him into a superhuman
creature known as Swamp Thing (Dick Durock). His body, now mostly composed of
vegetable matter, can absorb bullet fire; and easily grow back a limb
when torn off (with the help of sunlight and photosynthesis). Swamp Thing's
nemesis is the evil Dr. Arcane.
Promotional Poster for the USA Series
"The Swamp is my world
It is who I am... It is what I am
I was once a man,
I know the evil men do
Do not bring your evil here, I warn you...
Beware the wrath of... Swamp Thing!"
TRIVIA NOTE: The series was based on the DC comic
book creature Swamp Thing and billed as being "too intelligent to be captured,
too powerful to be destroyed."
The motion picture Swamp Thing (1982) directed by
Wes Craven starred Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess, Nicholas Worth and
Louis Jourdan. The sequel The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) starred Heather
Locklear, Dick Durock, and Louis Jourdan.
In the 1990s, SWAMP THING was made into
a syndicated animated cartoon series. It's theme song was an adaptation of the
1960s song "Wild Thing" by the Troggs.
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