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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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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Star Wars Original Trilogy: Behind-the-Scenes Trivia

A long time ago…Steven Spielberg made a bet with fellow film director George Lucas—Spielberg believed Lucas’ Star Wars would outperform his own Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the box office. The unassuming Lucas said no way and told Spielberg to put his money where his mouth was. Lucas offered 2.5% of Star Wars’ profits if Spielberg was right; Spielberg happily matched the bet with 2.5% of Close Encounters. Accounting for inflation over the decades, Spielberg’s made over $40 million off the wager, and continues to get checks to…

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Five Unsettling Considerations about the Original Star Wars Trilogy

One of the reasons we can continue to discuss Star Wars after all these years is—it is messy! When George Lucas set out to create an entirely new universe, he made a world filled with used goods, foul deeds, and screwed up characters. The Star Wars universe, in other words, is a lot like our own! It isn’t ‘clean.’ There are tons of problems in it which Lucas doesn’t bother to come right out and overtly explain (well, some things he has, after decades of interviews). Yet the Star Wars…

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Vader on Vacation Hits a Snag

Ahh, Turkish bureaucracy… Even Darth Vader is not immune to its barbs and snares. Scum Hive has a wild idea to begin a short YouTube series entitled ‘Vader on Vacation,’ featuring our favorite Dark Lord banished to an imperial retreat to de-Sith and unwind. Naturally in order to make this happen we needed a Vader costume, and not just some cheap Halloween getup. No, we splurged on the Rubies Supreme Edition, which set us back around $600 …plus another $170 for shipping to Turkey, and still another $150-ish for estimated…

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