Most Underrated Science Fiction Movies You’ll Ever See

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What aret the Most Underrated Science Fiction Movies Ever? Or just bad flicks…? Are these films really underrated, or are they just bad flicks…? (Previously published on OMNI.media) Everyone’s been to the classic Hollywood summer blockbusters; we’ve munched popcorn through the whole Terminator series, slurped over-iced $10 sodas throughout the Men In Black movies, cringed and laughed during Aliens, E.T., and Back to the Future. We’ve stood (for longer than we should have) in those opening day lines for all the Star Wars and Star Trek films. But some of these…

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Greatest Science Fiction Protagonists and Antagonists

Not super long ago I wrote a couple long lists for OMNI, fleshing out their staff picks for Science Fiction’s Greatest Protagonists, and a separate list for Science Fiction’s Greatest Antagonists (that one was more fun to write for me!). Anyhow I thought the lists were worth a revisit here at Scum Hive. I’d posted links on Reddit (always a mistake), and suffice it to say there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But I feel the OMNI staff did a helluva job. No list is comprehensive, and what…

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Followership Lessons from Soundwave the Decepticon

Hey Scum fans,  Check out my latest ode to villainy over at Geeks, where I sing praise to the mighty Decepticon comm officer Soundwave!  One attribute I find most enduring about our sneaky tape-playing spybot is his loyalty. Unlike Starscream, Soundwave doesn’t spend his every waking moment trying to outwit his boss, Meagtron. On the contrary, Soundwave is content (I guess; he never displays any sort of external emotion…of any kind) to do his job and play the part of the good follower. There is honor in that. As a…

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My Geeks Article, ‘Where Would Darth Vader Go On Vacation’

I very excite! Geeks published my short article, Where Would Darth Vader Go on Vacation? which features Scum Hive’s infamous YouTube video, Vader on Vacation: The Parasail Menace! In case you missed the vid, it’s below…but check out the associated article over at Geeks, too, because it goes more in-depth about where Vader is and why… And here’s the link to my original Scum Hive article about it: VADER ON VACATION: THE PARASAIL MENACE Whilst you are over there at Geeks, I’ve got a few other articles up for them…

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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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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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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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Urgent Pizza the Hutt Facts You Must Know Now!

Spaceballs was made back in 1987, so what’s the rush on knowing these Pizza the Hutt trivia facts? That’s a question I lost sleep over last night…

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Geeks Mag’s ‘Most Powerful Comic Book Characters of All Time’

Though I have yet to really embrace the term ‘geek’ as a non-derogatory word for a genre fan, still I sometimes head over the Geeks to see what’s new. They put out an interesting list here, Geek’s ‘Most Powerful Comic Book Characters of All Time’. Not surprise most of these folks are villains…which is sort of our thing here at Scum Hive! Spoiler: Of course I was also glad to see Dr. Manhattan on the list; I’ve always been a fan of Watchmen, both the graphic novel and even the film.…

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