Picking Your Design
The Abandoned Warehouse
TIP: If you're running low on construction funds, consider deposing an Eastern European Monarchy! They often come with their own castles and footsoldiers, and despotism can be surprisingly lucrative!
The Volcano Shaped Like Your Head
TIP: To make ANY hideout better, just add tank treads. A castle with an army of loyal soldiers willing to die furthering your evil causes? Good. The same castle able to roll around of its own volition, raining lasery death upon those who oppose you? Much, much better.
The Orbiting Satellite
TIP: If at all possible, utilize robot duplicates of yourself in the construction process. In addition to being tireless pawns of your terrible whims, clockwork engines of doom tend to file fewer Workman's Comp claims.
This is important.
He and the administration have gotten away with a whole host of nonsense.
Very few creative people jump straight to success.
The universe has its own script doctor.
A lot of movies can't help but subtly reference the real world.