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The Mummy/Scorpion King
Episode Studies
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These are the studies of the 2000's version of The Mummy film franchise and it's spin-offs and media tie-ins, such as comic books and youth novels. I will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the historical figures and mythology, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and my own musings. At this time, I will not be covering the Mummy animated series, as it is not a continuation of the movie series, but a re-imagining of the characters and events for a child audience (and it just doesn't turn my crank).

 

I am continuing to use the term "episode" here as I have elsewhere on PopApostle, as a separable piece in the continuous narrative of a larger story.

 
Rise of a Warrior Rise of the Akkadian "The Akkadian Prophecy"
Part 1
"The Akkadian Prophecy"
Part 2
The Scorpion King
Movie Video Game The Scorpion King #1
(Dark Horse)
The Scorpion King #2
(Dark Horse)
Movie
A young Akkadian mercenary sets out to avenge his father. Mathayus faces an evil sorcerer called Magus. Mathayus is sent on a mission to retrieve the prophetic Book of Tehuti. Having retrieved the prophetic Book of Tehuti, the Akkadians led by King Telent march against King Memnon in Gomorrah. Mathayus is set on a quest to assassinate a tyrant, but destiny has more in store for him than that.
 
 
The Scorpion King: Quest for Power
The Sword of Osiris Battle for Redemption Quest for Power The Mummy "Valley of the Gods"
Video Game Movie Movie Movie The Mummy: Valley of
the Gods
#1 (Chaos!)
After the defeat of King Memnon, a warlord and sorcerer named Menthu challenges the Scorpion King. Dethroned from his kingdom and with his wife dead, Mathayus returns to his life as an assassin, but receives an offer to protect a far off land from an evil invader's ghost army. Mathayus, now a mercenary working for King Zakkour, seeks the palace of the legendary Lord Alcaman, a sorcerer who is said to have once ruled the entire world. In the long-lost ancient Egyptian city of Hamunaptra, a 3,000 year old legacy of terror is unearthed from the desert. On an extended honeymoon in Egypt, Rick and Evie are summoned to assist one of Evie's old professors at an ancient tomb which may point the way to the long-forgotten Valley of the Gods.
 
 
The Mummy Returns Revenge of the Scorpion King Heart of the Pharaoh Curse of the Nile Flight of the Phoenix
Movie Novel Novel Novel Novel
The O'Connells face the threat of a resurrected Imhotep and the fabled Scorpion King. A treasure hunter working for the Nazis brings the Scorpion King back from the dead. Winston Churchill brings a mission to the O'Connells involving the lost tomb of Cleopatra. Alex encounters a djinn who will grant him three wishes. What could be wrong with that? When the Medjai learn of a phoenix egg found by Bedouin traders, Alex is one of three young acolytes who are sent on a mission to retrieve it and prove they are ready to become Medjai.
 
 
"The Rise and Fall
of Xango's Ax"
Part 1
"The Rise and Fall
of Xango's Ax"
Part 2
"The Rise and Fall
of Xango's Ax"
Part 3
"The Rise and Fall
of Xango's Ax"
Part 4
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Mummy: The Rise and Fall of Xango's Ax #1
(IDW)
The Mummy: The Rise and Fall of Xango's Ax #2
(IDW)
The Mummy: The Rise and Fall of Xango's Ax #3
(IDW)
The Mummy: The Rise and Fall of Xango's Ax #4
(IDW)
Movie
Alex O'Connell, now a university student, plays hooky from school to track down his missing boyhood idol, adventurer/treasure-hunter Lord Horwood. Rick, Alex, and the others face off against the power of the newly-restored King Xango. Rick, Alex, and friends are confronted by man-eating plants and giant bats on their quest through Burma to stop the reign of Xango. The final showdown against the forces of King Xango. The O'Connell family takes a trip to China and faces a different kind of mummy.