Joined: Apr 3, 2013
Rick Marshall is a freelance writer, professional geek, occasional photographer, indentured servant to incestuous cats, speedy talker, and obsessive story collector. He's served as a nerd-in-residence at MTV News, IFC, Spike TV, and various other online and on-air outlets. His personal blog can be found at MindPollution.org.
The Origins of 11 Famous Star Trek Lines
What Are The Colored Circles on Food Packages?
20 Facts About Your Favorite Liquors
10 Things You Might Not Know About The Avengers
Everything you need to catch up on before 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
Chris Carter, Creator of The X-Files
A lot can change in 15 years. National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-part miniseries 'The '90s: The Last Great Decade?' makes that quite apparent, with a look back on the decade that gave us Bill Clinton's presidency, the rise of America Online, the
20 Things You Might Not Know About The X-Men
If the arrival of Days Of Future Past has you thinking more than usual about Marvel's famous mutants, you'll have no shortage of food for thought with this list of 20 things you might not know about the X-Men, the upcoming film, and the story that inspire
What's the Difference Between Flotsam and Jetsam?
Along with serving as the names of two villainous eels in Disney's animated classic The Little Mermaid, the phrase “flotsam and jetsam” is often used to describe the floating debris found in the aftermath of an accident at sea. And while it might initiall
15 Things to Know About Popeye on His 85th Anniversary
It was 85 years ago today that one of comics' most famous sailors made his debut . . . and spinach has never been the same.
10 Things to Know About Thor
Marvel's god of thunder returns to the big screen this weekend in Thor: The Dark World. Here are a few facts about the Silver Age superhero.
7 Things We Owe to The X-Files
Along with all of the memorable stories fans are still talking about more than a decade after the show ended its run, The X-Files also gave us a few things to be thankful for that might not be as obvious.
11 Movies You Might Not Know Were Based On Comic Books
Sure, everyone knows Iron Man and Superman were comic-book heroes well before they made the jump to the big screen, but there's no shortage of movies out there with secret origins in the world of comics.
11 Things to Know About Iron Man
Iron Man 3 opened in theaters Friday. Here's what you need to know about high-tech hero Tony Stark and his armored alter ego.
6 Movies That Were Almost Other Movies
With the number of remakes, reboots, and re-imagined movies coming out of Hollywood lately, the industry seems intent on taking everything old and making it new again. And while that's hardly just a recent trend, you might be surprised at some of the film
What Do Those Recycling Symbols and Codes Mean?
Earth Day is here again, serving as an annual reminder of the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle our way to a better planet.
The Secret Origins of 11 Famous Video Games
Gaming has its fair share of wacky origin stories. Check out some of the best, from 'Super Mario Bros.' to 'Street Fighter II.'