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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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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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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‘The Invisible Man’ – Free Public Domain Text of the Book

A few months back I published an annotated version of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Invisible Man’ novel on Amazon, since it is allowed to upload public domain books, of which that is one. Just for a treat, I thought I’d go ahead and share it here on Scum Hive, too!! Enjoy! THE INVISIBLE MAN A Grotesque Romance ___________________ H. G. Wells CHAPTER I THE STRANGE MAN’S ARRIVAL The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over…

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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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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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13 ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Behind-the-Scenes Trivia Facts You Won’t Believe!

13 ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Behind-the-Scenes Trivia Facts You Won’t Believe! Some of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of A Clockwork Orange, both the film and the novel. That’s why I decided to take the time and research a few bits of A Clockwork Orange Behind-the-Scenes Trivia just for my readers (wherever you are??)! Author Anthony Burgess has stated that A Clockwork Orange was, of all the books his written, his least favorite. There’s an irony to that, since the controversial work has been immortalized by Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film adaptation.…

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