In the Thing (1982), three characters get in a chopper and examine the crash site. MacReady and Norris talk and are identifiable. Who is the third man? Is it Palmer?
And continuity fans, both hoods of their coats are up in the next shot.
The script confirms that the three men are Macready, Norris and Palmer
EXT. GLACIER - TRACKING WITH MACREADY, NORRIS AND PALMER
as they walk along the ice. They come to a stop at the edge of a sharp drop.
Pull back to reveal -- the massive black hole about fifteen feet beneath the ice. Charred, gnarled and mangled metal are all that is left of what was once an enormous sphere.
MacReady's and Norris' eyes meet each other in silence.