I am of the belief that The Thing is a great movie. Better than Alien even. But what if the T-1000 got it's ability in T2 of turning into other humans FROM The Thing? Let me explain. You might be saying, "Oh, but the T-1000's liquid metal, and that's why it can transform." But to such great effect that it no longer looks metal AT ALL? I believe The Thing takes place before the Terminator uprising. I BELIEVE that Skynet managed to capture The Thing after it wandered of into the snow. They used it's DNA in it's newest Terminator after the first one failed. THIS is why the T-1000 can do what it does so well.