Darth Vader vacationing in Turkey: “This place is my cup of tea!”

By Matt Cates EFES, Turkey (Scum Hive) – After an exhausting press tour for Galactic Empire Studios’ newest box office hit Palpatine: Origins, Darth Vader, the emperor’s right hand man and Dark Lord of the Sith, announced he was extending his European vacation in order to visit Turkey and Greece. “Actually,” he noted, “I’m thinking of cutting out the trip to Greece. You know. Meh. I’ll just stay here in Turkey. This place is my cup of tea! I like the culture, I like to food. The carpets. And I…

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Who Is The Ghost Rider?

Ghost Rider is one of Marvel’s most mishandled heavy hitters. Certainly in their TOP 5 of all-time coolest looking characters on the comic page, the Ghost Rider has undergone several incarnations, from white-clad horse-riding gunslinger Carter Slade to Hell-struck stunt biker Johnny Blaze to fellow hothead Danny Ketch (Blaze’s lost kid brother) in 1990, followed by the Dodge Charger-driving Robbie Reyes in 2014. There is nothing wrong with any of these iterations; the problem is, which one should we recognize as Ghost Rider? If we ask, who is Superman, you…

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The Optimism of Villains

It began with Vader, 1977. I am there gawking, slack-jawed, at his shiny 6’8” robot/spaceman suit stretched over a 50’ drive-in theater screen. Little me and massive whatever-the-hell-he-is are bonding, alone on a multi-acre plot under the Oklahoma stars. The rest of the audience has vanished. My older brother Darrell and that Ford Ranchero of his, gone. When Lord Vader breathes, I stop. When he speaks, I listen. He wants something… Whoa! Are you seeing this? He’s lifting a guy in a white pee-pee helmet by the neck, he’s…hol-ey Sith!…

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Dracula Was an Ottoman Prisoner As a Child

Most readers know that Dracula was based on a real person. Bram Stoker, author of the novel “Dracula,” based his character largely on the 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III, but nicknamed Vlad the Impaler later in life because of his preferred method of executing his enemies. According to History.com, when Vlad III was only 11 years old when his father Vlad II, a knight of the Order of the Dragon, left their homeland of Wallachia in order to ask the Ottoman Sultan Murad II for…

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Why is Nebula Hanging With the Guardians of the Galaxy in the New Poster?

Who’s that blue-faced cosmic cyborg chillin’ forlornly behind Ravagers boss Yondu Udonta in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster? Why yes, I do believe that is Nebula, Gamora’s wicked sister and thus a fellow “daughter of Thanos.” I think the new poster is pretty awesome and am very curious to see what Nebula is up to…will she pull a Loki, and betray them all? Or is she seriously turning over a new leaf in an effort to battle Thanos, whom we know she despises since she teamed up…

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Ray Kurzweil: Madman or Prophet of the Cyborg Age?

Ray Kurzweil isn’t a villain by any means…so what’s he doing on Scum Hive? Well, we also cover Monsters, Robots, and Freaks, remember? And while Kurzweil isn’t a robot just yet, he certainly intends to be. And we’ll all be tagging along! At least that’s the theory, and an impressive one, it is. Show of hands who hasn’t heard of Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, founded of multiple businesses, and author of several books on the future of technology and the advent of near-limitless life extension via seamless human-tech…

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Parody Vader on Vacation

Parody Vader on Vacation, Ep. I: The Parasail Menace After force choking a garrison of Stormtroopers, Parody Darth Vader is ordered to go on vacation by his evil master, Parody Emperor Palpatine. Banished to an imperial resort on an undisclosed planet in the Terra system, Vader attempts to pursue leisurely activities in an effort to unwind. But the Dark Lord struggles to relax, de-Sith, and enjoy his time off…especially when the boat arrives late! Stay tuned for more Parody Vader on Vacation!

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Vader Unboxed (Vader on Vacation Prequel – Unboxing the Costume)

Scum Hive proudly presents ‘Vader Unboxed,’ the prequel to our upcoming short adventure series, ‘Vader on Vacation.’ In this mini-sode, I get to finally unbox the Rubie’s Star Wars Supreme Edition Darth Vader costume I’d been waiting for. Note, Parody Darth Vader is for a parody of the Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Darth Vader character, to which they own all rights. I am merely a fan playing dress up as a parody. Hopefully if I use the word parody enough there should be no consequences to this or any…

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Dr. Evil’s Greatest Frickin’ “Hits!”

What’s up, Scum fans? Yesterday I shared a Doctor Doom article, and today I felt funny. I realized something about myself, something which has been missing from my existence lo these past several years. A hole, if you will, in my life. The thing that was missing? Alas it was another doctor, actually. His name is… DOCTOR EVIL! I miss the guy, don’t you? Those eerie inhuman eyes. That prosthetic scar. The slightly-pointy chrome dome. And the sneakers? Very ahead of the curve with the sneakers. Dr. Evil is a…

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Collider’s ‘Best Dr. Doom Moments!’

Scum Hive is sort of obsessed with villains (ya know, it’s like our thing) and when it comes to villains one of Marvel Comics’ best heavies is without a doubt Victor Von Doom, aka DOCTOR DOOM! (No, we are NOT talking about the Doom from the recent Fantastic Four flick; sorry, hate to dogpile on a movie already so awfully bashed, but…anyways, why are we talking about this?? Where was I?) We do occasionally write our own articles here at our little online start-up, but sometimes you read a piece…

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