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 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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Asimov Foundation Order of Reading: How to Read Asimov’s Foundation Series Correctly!

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So you are finally ready to dig into Isaac Asimov, and you want to start with the Foundation series…but you need to know the best Asimov Foundation order of reading? Well, I’ve found the perfect guide for you, over at OMNI… it’ll give you the Asimov Foundation order as well as an incredibly in-depth overview of the whole series. There are spoilers, so you’ve been warned–but this article will certainly help you understand how to read Asimov’s Foundation series and it’ll give you a great insight into the Foundation series’…

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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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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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OMNI Mag’s ‘Greatest Sci-Fi Antagonists!’

Not too long ago I had a chance to write a few book listicles for the online reboot of OMNI magazine. As a guy with an undergrad degree in History, I didn’t mind doing the research into those books; that comes with the territory when dealing with history, even literary history. And especially science fiction literary history! Because some of those books I had to summarize had highly complex plots, and it was my job to whittle it down to a bite-sized paragraph or two…without giving away any spoilers! Perhaps…

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