The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

Star Wars Allegiance.

As with the previous two movies in the Sequel Trilogy of the Skywalker Saga, the publishing arms at Lucasfilm have created ancillary materials to support the films and it's no different with The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about the comic series Star Wars Allegiance. We discuss all four issues in the series as well as our ratings.

Chapters
Issue One (00:05:00)
Issue Two (00:23:59)
Issue Three (00:37:07)
Issue Four (00:41:54)
Ratings (00:48:53)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

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Frozen.

Some movies take a very long time to come to fruition and none more so that Han's Christian Anderson's story of The Snow Queen which the Disney Company and been trying make into a film since the 1930s and would not make it to the screen till 2013.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Frozen. We discuss development hell, something new, playing with Disney tropes, the cast and characters, bonding with others, the songs, love over fear, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Development Hell (00:03:40)
Something New (00:07:57)
Playing with Disney Tropes (00:12:35)
Kristen Bell (00:16:58)
Idina Menzel and Elsa (00:19:11)
Bonding With Others (00:25:49)
Kristoff (00:27:03)
Olaf (00:30:45)
Hans (00:33:45)
The Songs (00:37:01)
Love Over Fear (00:43:32)
Ratings (00:49:37)
Recommendations (00:50:53)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

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Terminator: Dark Fate.

When Terminator Genisys was released in 2015, the plan had been for it to be the beginning of a whole new trilogy of films, but with it's disappointing run at the box office, it's sequels were terminated and the studio went back to the drawing board.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Terminator: Dark Fate. We discuss coming back to the franchise, the story, Sarah Conner, texting a conscience, Carl, rebooting, new characters, the action, the music, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Back at Terminator 3, Again (00:02:50)
The Story (00:08:13)
Sarah Conner (00:13:05)
Texting a Conscience (00:17:11)
Carl (00:22:33)
Rebooting (00:26:13)
Mackenzie Davis (00:30:52)
Dani (00:35:54)
Rev-9 (00:39:33)
The Action (00:42:07)
The Music (00:45:53)
Ratings (00:47:35)
Recommendations (00:50:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

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Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance.

The time has come, the end of the Skywalker Saga is just around the corner and so The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has begun as the publishing arm at Lucasfilm helps fans prepare for the final movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance. We discuss setting the stage, a supply run, ruining another story, Rey and the Force, Poe and Rey, a fantastic moment, characterizations, new characters, how we fight, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Setting the Stage (00:03:59)
A Supply Run (00:11:01)
Ruining Another Story (00:15:21)
Rey and the Force (00:18:58)
Poe and Rey (00:25:20)
A Fantastic Moment (00:27:40)
Poe and Rose (00:31:01)
Glenna Kip (00:36:57)
Commander Spiftz (00:42:51)
The Zixon (00:47:46)
How We Fight (00:50:04)
Ratings (00:57:13)
Recommendations (01:00:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-255.mp3
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Zombieland: Double Tap.

Our intrepid survivors of the zombie apocalypse are back and this time they may just have found their forever home, yet something is happening in Zombieland and the winds of change are beginning to blow.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Zombieland: Double Tap. We discuss a sequel, the comedy, the arcs for the original characters, the new characters, new zombies, new vehicles, hippies, home is where the family is, new rules, the stinger, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Back for Seconds (00:14:15)
Leaning into the Comedy (00:06:28)
Tallahassee's Arc (00:13:06)
Little Rock (00:16:16)
Wichita (00:18:50)
The Love Triangle (00:23:12)
Being Mean (00:25:44)
Madison (00:30:50)
Kinda Funny Jokes (00:32:547)
Nevada (00:35:57)
New Zombies (00:38:46)
The Minivan and New Vehicles (00:40:57)
Hippies (00:45:06)
Home is Where the Family is (00:47:32)
New Rules and the Stinger (00:52:26)
Ratings (00:54:11)
Recommendations (00:55:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-254.mp3
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Zombieland.

Zombies have been a part of the cultural zeitgeist for well over a 100 years, popularized by movies like Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a staple of the horror genre and continue to inspire movies and television shows.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Zombieland. We discuss zombie movies, comedy and zombies, the rules, the zombies themselves, the cast, family, the little things, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Zombie Movies (00:03:55)
Comedy and Zombie (00:05:35)
The Rules (00:10:23)
The Zombies (00:14:03)
Jesse Eisenburg (00:18:52)
Woody Harrelson (00:23:12)
Emma Stone (00:26:35)
Abigail Breslin (00:29:00)
Bill Murray (00:31:09)
Amber Heard (00:34:46)
Family (00:36:19)
It's the Little Things (00:43:45)
Ratings (00:48:38)
Recommendations (00:50:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-253.mp3
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Joker.

The character first appeared in comics on April 25th, 1940, since that time he has been harassing the people of Gotham in the comics, on TV, in the movies and now he's been given his own film.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Mathew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills as we talk about Joker. We discuss the origin of evil, Arthur, meta mirror, a Joker challenge, the laugh, something new, it takes a village, Thomas Wayne, sins of the father, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
The Origin of Evil (00:04:53)
Arthur (00:16:37)
Meta Mirror (00:21:50)
A Joker Challenge (00:35:14)
The Laugh (00:37:34)
Something New (00:40:44)
It Takes a Village (00:47:46)
Thomas Wayne (00:51:10)
Sins of the Father (00:57:08)
Ratings (01:03:04)
Recommendations (01:08:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-252.mp3
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The Cloverfield Paradox.

The story is familiar, a script comes in and it is decided that it could be reworked to fit into the Cloverfield universe with some tweaks, but things don't go quite as planned and instead of releasing in the theater it lands on Netflix.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The Cloverfield Paradox. We discuss being back in Cloverfield, integration with the universe, the cast, parallel worlds, themes, the future, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Back in Cloverfield (00:04:42)
Integration With the Universe (00:09:13)
The Cast (00:14:12)
Parallel Worlds (00:24:53)
Themes (00:31:18)
The Future (00:37:14)
Ratings (00:39:45)
Recommendations (00:42:15)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-251.mp3
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Never Say Never Again.

Since the early 60s and the dispute over who was responsible for what story-wise in what became the novel Thunderball, Kevin McClory had been trying to make his "Bond", it would take decades, but he would finally get his wish in 1983.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Champion to talk about Never Say Never Again. We discuss Kevin McClory getting his Bond, Sean being back, a Thunderball Redo, villains, friends, Kim Basinger, action, ratings and out recommendations.

Chapters
Kevin McClory Gets His Bond (00:03:49)
Sean is Back (00:11:50)
Thunderball Redo (00:27:58)
The Music (00:37:39)
The Villains (00:46:00)
Friends (00:54:57)
Kim Basinger (01:00:31)
Action (01:06:13)
Ratings (01:10:19)
Recommendations (01:15:56)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-250.mp3
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Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire.

The celebration for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge continues as Del Rey Books releases Delilah S. Dawson’s latest Star Wars book that pickings up where her previous book Phasma left off, as well as the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire. We discuss going to Galaxy's Edge, exploring Black Spire, bridging the movies, recruiting, trauma, purpose, new Resistance members, selling out the Resistance, destiny, freedom, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Going to Galaxy's Edge (00:04:12)
Exploring Black Spire (00:08:33)
In Episode IX? (00:19:35)
Bridging the Movies (00:20:32)
Recruiting (00:25:09)
Trauma (00:30:35)
Purpose (00:40:38)
New Resistance Members (00:44:13)
Selling Out the Resistance (00:49:38)
Destiny (00:53:09)
The Fight for Freedom (00:58:15)
Ratings (01:06:11)
Recommendations (01:11:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-249.mp3
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The Death of Superman.

The death of Superman is one of the seminal moments in comics history as DC Comics killed the first superhero and Warner Brothers Animation had adapted the story before in Superman: Doomsday, but it was not well received.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes John Mills to talk about The Death of Superman. We discuss the comic, creating the icon, the end, connections with the Justice League, humanity, super friends, the cast, continuity, the animation, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
The Comic (00:03:37)
Creating the Icon (00:13:03)
The End (00:20:12)
Connection With the Justice League (00:22:30)
All the Humanity (00:26:24)
Super Friends (00:33:35)
The Voice Cast (00:36:53)
Continuity (00:40:35)
The Animation (00:45:18)
Ratings (00:49:12)
Recommendations (00:52:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-248.mp3
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10 Cloverfield Lane.

The original Cloverfield was a success at the box office, making over 170 million dollars off a budget of 25 million and so when a script came into the Bad Robot production offices called The Celler, it was decided to make it a spiritual successor to Cloverfield.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about 10 Cloverfield Lane. We discuss our first experiences with the movie, being apart of the Cloverfield universe, the story, the end, the cast, the most surprising thing, where it leaves off, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
First Experience (00:03:43)
Apart of the Cloverfield Universe (00:08:22)
The Story (00:10:27)
The End (00:20:05)
John Goodman (00:24:00)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (00:26:48)
John Gallagher Jr. (00:31:30)
Most Surprising Thing (00:34:47)
Where it Leave You (00:36:58)
Ratings (00:39:29)
Recommendations (00:41:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-247.mp3
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Another Life.

Over the last few years Netflix has become a hot bed for original content with shows like Stranger Things and Lost in Space and this August they have released their latest original series.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Another Life. We discuss a new show, the story, the characters, the themes, our ratings and wrap up with our recommendations.

Chapters
A New Show (00:03:38)
What the Story Is (00:07:22)
Escalation (00:13:08)
Just Kinda Dumb (00:18:07)
On the Other Side (00:20:41)
One Last Element (00:22:12)
Katee Sackhoff (00:26:53)
William (00:30:58)
The Rest of the Cast (00:35:42)
Themes (00:42:47)
Ratings (00:46:11)
Recommendation (00:49:12)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-246.mp3
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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate.

To celebrate and promote the new Galaxy's Edge parks at Disneyland and Disney World, the publishing line of Star Wars books and comics has been readying fans for their visit with stories that take place on the world of Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost there, which is the place fans can visit.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about A Crash of Fate. We discuss going to Galaxy's Edge, a whole new world, Jules and Izzy, lone ranger or posse, a leap of faith, the rest of the story, ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Going to Galaxy's Edge (00:03:57)
A Whole New World (00:05:21)
Jules and Izzy (00:14:08)
Lone Ranger or Posse (00:20:30)
A Leap of Faith (00:26:26)
The Rest of the Story (00:30:43)
Ratings (00:39:32)
Recommendations (00:44:48)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-245.mp3
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Cloverfield.

While J.J. Abrams was on the press circuit for Mission: Impossible III in Japan, he had the idea for a monster movie, akin to the classic Godzilla pictures but with less focus on the monster and a much more intense and insane feeling.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Cloverfield. We discuss a monster movie, found footage, the story, cast, ending, moral of the story, our ratings and a brand new segment, our recommendations for the week!

Chapters
A Monster Movie (00:03:53)
Found Footage (00:09:58)
The Story (00:16:40)
The Cast (00:29:23)
The Ending (00:37:02)
The Moral of the Story (00:40:43)
Ratings (00:44:25)
Recommendations (00:46:10)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-244.mp3
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Thrawn: Treason.

The character of Grand Admiral Thrawn has been a fan favorite since his introduction in 1991 in Heir to the Empire and now Timothy Zahn wraps up a new trilogy with this character, filling in Thrawn's story during his time away from Lothal in Star Wars Rebels season four.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes John Mills and Bruce Gibson to talk about Thrawn: Treason. We discuss filling in the gap, playing everyone, juxtaposition, Stardust, protégé, reactions to the Death Star, the Chiss, Zahn's contributions, the Unknown Regions and our ratings.

Chapters
Filling in the Gap (00:04:37)
Playing Everyone (00:08:26)
Juxtaposition (00:13:16)
Stardust (00:25:29)
Protégé (00:30:21)
Reactions to the Death Star (00:33:02)
More About the Chiss (00:39:17)
Zahn's Contributions (00:44:12)
The Unknown Regions (00:48:25)
Ratings (00:53:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-243.mp3
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Stranger Things 3.

Stranger Things, since it's debut in the fall of 2016 has become a phenomenon, with each season leaving fans on the edge of their seats waiting for the next season to binge and this time fans would have to wait a bit longer as the show would premiere during the summer during the 4th of July instead of the the previous, Halloween season.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Drea Coffman to talk about Stranger Things 3. We discuss a new/old villain, Billy, Mrs. Wheeler, leaning into the 80s, the relationships, different groups, political corruption and our ratings.

Chapters
A New/Old Villain (00:04:29)
Billy (00:08:23)
Mrs. Wheeler (00:15:59)
Leaning into the 80s (00:22:53)
Hopper and Joyce (00:31:58)
El and Mike (00:44:13)
Jonathan (00:52:42)
Steve and Robin (00:54:20)
Different Groups (00:59:11)
Political Corruption (01:03:20)
Ratings (01:08:36)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Andrea Coffman

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-242.mp3
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Bumblebee.

When Michael Bay brought the Transformers to the big screen in live action, they were an immediate hit yet with each subsequent movie released in the series, the law of diminishing returns took full effect, but that didn't stop the studio from deciding to do a prequel to the series in the winter of 2018.

In this episode The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Scott McClellan to talk about Bumblebee. We discuss our transforming history, a prequel, a smaller scope, the cast, Decepticons, Bumblebee, the effects, the soundtrack and our ratings.

Chapters
Transforming History (00:03:32)
A Prequel (00:13:06)
A Smaller Scope (00:21:14)
Hailee Steinfeld (00:24:15)
Memo (00:27:39)
John Cena (00:35:25)
The Rest of the Family (00:41:11)
Decepticons (00:46:26)
Bumblebee (00:51:05)
The Effects (00:55:11)
The Soundtrack (00:59:53)
Ratings (01:05:45)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-241.mp3
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Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Marvel has had a banner year as Avengers: Endgame brought the Infinity Stone Saga to a close leaving the difficult task of following up this titanic film in the sticky hands of Peter Parker.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Spider-Man: Far From Home. We discuss the Endgame fallout, being character driven, Tony's successor?, the plot, illusion and delusion, EDITH, Fury on vacation, the reverse Iron Man, high school rom-com, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Endgame Fallout (00:03:28)
Character Driven (00:07:29)
Tony's Successor (00:18:58)
The Plot (00:24:04)
Illusion and Delusion (00:30:57)
EDITH (00:36:10)
Fury on Vacation (00:43:11)
The Reverse Iron Man (00:46:08)
High School Rom-Com (00:50:31)
Music (00:54:05)
Ratings (00:57:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Norman Lao

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-240.mp3
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Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Mission: Impossible III had not been as successful as the second, but it had been well received by critics which lead the studio eager to make another, with J.J. Abrams too busy to return to the director's chair, Brad Bird fills in, it would be his first time in live action in over twenty-four years.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by John Champion to talk about Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. We discuss a new director, humor, keeping it simple, connections, the villain and villain plot, Léa Seydoux, old members, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, stunts and our ratings.

Chapters
New Mission, New Director (00:03:53)
Humor (00:11:38)
Keeping it Simple (00:15:58)
The Connections (00:19:39)
The Villain Plot (00:27:04)
The Villain (00:29:47)
Léa Seydoux (00:34:29)
Old Members (00:39:25)
Paula Patton (00:42:51)
Jeremy Renner (00:48:23)
Stunts and Spectacle (00:51:54)
Ratings (01:01:57)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron.

When Disney bought Lucasfilm and rebooted the literature, to be in line with canon, one of the biggest losses was the fan-favorite, X-Wing series. Not only did it given fans some of the best characters in Legends, but it also told the story of important events post Return of the Jedi. Now, for fans clamoring for the return of a squadron based series comes the first book in Alexander Freed’s new trilogy.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained to talk about Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron. We discuss the cost, the pace, the new characters, Operation Cinder, tie-ins, Caern's obsession, Hera, ships, the other story, comparison and our ratings.

Chapters
The Cost (00:03:48)
The Pace (00:07:42)
Yrica Quell (00:11:29)
Operation Cinder (00:16:13)
Tie-ins (00:21:02)
Caern's Obsession (00:21:38)
Hera (00:29:45)
Chass (00:34:55)
Kairos (00:39:05)
Wyl (00:43:51)
Nath (00:49:17)
Ships (00:51:34)
The Other Story (00:54:52)
Comparison (00:58:49)
Ratings (01:03:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Alex Damon

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-238.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Men in Black: International.

In 1997, Will Smith, at the height of his popularity, helped Men in Black become the second highest grossing movie of that year with only Titanic earning more, which would lead a new franchise being born.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Scott McClellan to talk about Men in Black: International. We discuss flashy thingy, missed themes, the importance of history, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Pawny, a fun surprise, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, franchise fatigue and our ratings.

Chapters
Flashy Thingy (00:04:47)
Missed Themes (00:15:18)
The Importance of History (00:24:28)
Chris Hemsworth (00:28:54)
Tessa Thompson (00:33:53)
Pawny (00:40:52)
A Fun Surprise (00:44:47)
Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson (00:47:48)
Franchise Fatigue (00:49:44)
Ratings (01:02:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Dark Phoenix.

The year 2000 saw the release of the first X-Men movie and it ushered in a whole new era for the genre by taking the subject matter more seriously, making it feel more grounded and now with the sale of Fox to Disney, the end of the franchise has come.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Shawn Eastridge to talk about Dark Phoenix. We discuss remaking a mistake, is Charles the villain, a major death, a somber tone, the power, the performances, the action, narratives and our ratings.

Chapters
Remaking a Mistake (00:04:05)
Is Charles the Villain? (00:17:55)
A Major Death (00:25:47)
A Somber Tone (00:32:11)
The Power (00:36:22)
The Performances (00:43:59)
The Action (00:50:32)
Narratives (00:54:24)
Ratings (01:03:25)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-236.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

In 2014, Godzilla came roaring back into theaters and with him, spawning a monster universe which would see the reintroduced of King Kong and has now lead to the ultimate monster mash movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola back to talk about Godzilla: King of the Monsters. We discuss the plan, not as successful, Kyle Chandler, Dr. Emma Roberts, smart yet dumb, Millie Bobby Brown, Tywin Lannister, easter eggs, mythology, master fights and our ratings.

Chapters
The Plan (00:04:30)
Not as Successful (00:13:03)
Kyle Chandler (00:20:41)
Dr. Emma Roberts (00:22:43)
Smart Yet Dumb (00:25:55)
Millie Bobby Brown (00:30:14)
Tywin Lannister (00:32:53)
Easter Eggs (00:37:37)
Monster Fights (00:49:34)
Ratings (00:56:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-235.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Kong: Skull Island.

King Kong first wowed audiences in theaters in 1933, exciting them with a Beauty and the Beast tale between an ape that had been lost to time and a beautiful woman. Since that time the character has appeared in multiple movies, even being given a lavish remake of the original by none other than Peter Jackson.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Kong: Skull Island. We discuss the king, getting a bigger hammer, God vs Man, Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, a picture's worth, John C. Reilly, Cole, the visual effects and ratings.

Chapters
The King (00:03:04)
Get a Bigger Hammer (00:11:49)
God vs Man (00:20:43)
Tom Hiddleston (00:26:51)
Samuel L. Jackson (00:31:08)
Brie Larson (00:33:17)
A Picture's Worth (00:35:51)
John C. Reilly (00:40:05)
Cole (00:44:10)
The Visual Effects (00:46:59)
Ratings (00:52:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost.

Seventeen years ago Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released and it introduced us to a brand new Sith Lord who was working with Darth Sidious and his name was Count Dooku. His history was shrouded in mystery, but it was known that he'd formerly been a Jedi who became one of the Lost Twenty.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills to talk about Del Rey's first audio exclusive story, Dooku: Jedi Lost. We discuss the life and times of Dooku, being trained by Yoda, expanding the Jedi, who he trains, Serenno and the Sith, attachment, a sad story, set up and our ratings.

Chapters
The Life and Times of Dooku (00:05:27)
Trained by Yoda (00:19:09)
Expanding the Jedi (00:24:18)
Who He Trains (00:33:40)
Serenno and the Sith (00:37:21)
Attachment Issue (00:41:05)
A Sad Story (00:46:18)
Set Up (00:55:14)
Ratings (00:57:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Godzilla.

Almost immediately after its release in 1954, Godzilla became a pop culture icon who was recognizable the world over, spawning sequels, cartoons comics, merchandise and even films from Hollywood.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Gareth Edward's Godzilla. We discuss the King of Monsters, reintroduction, emotion, set up, human connection, fighting nature, monster fights and our ratings.

Chapters
King of Monsters (00:03:47)
Reintroduction (00:09:37)
Emotion (00:16:52)
Set Up (00:20:11)
Human Connection (00:23:09)
Fighting Nature (00:38:30)
Monster Fights (00:45:56)
Ratings (00:54:17)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: Master & Apprentice.

Since the release of The Phantom Menace, Star Wars fans have longed to know more about the relationship between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, fans got there first taste of this in the Legends series, Jedi Apprentice and now Claudia Gray has given us our first, new canon story for these two Jedi during Obi-Wan's apprenticeship.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Star Wars: Master & Apprentice. We discuss a master and an apprentice, a failure to communicate, the Dooku factor, Rael, lineage, mandate, Rahara and Pax, following the light, legacy and ratings.

Chapters
A Master and an Apprentice (00:03:19)
A Failure to Communicate (00:12:43)
The Dooku Factor (00:22:51)
Rael Averross (00:29:50)
Lineage (00:36:35)
Mandate (00:40:45)
Rahara and Pax (00:46:22)
Following the Light (00:51:47)
Legacy (01:00:46)
Ratings (01:06:15)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Avengers: Endgame.

Eleven years ago Marvel Studios started out on a path that no one else had ever walked before, creating the MCU where comics came to life, building on each other and finally culminating in the wrap up to the Infinity Stone Saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Avengers: Endgame. We discuss the cold open, where the characters are, the time heist, the final battle, where's Gamora?, Asgardians of the Galaxy and our ratings.

Chapters
Cold Open (00:04:07)
Feeling the Loss (00:07:17)
Scott Returned (00:15:33)
Cap and Nat (00:19:41)
Professor Hulk (00:22:27)
Tony the Dad (00:28:07)
A Murderous Murderer (00:32:48)
Cosplaying Thor (00:37:02)
2012/1970 (00:42:53)
2104 Vormir (00:50:38)
2013 (00:56:29)
2014 Morag (01:04:55)
The Final Battle (01:12:29)
Where's Gamora? (01:27:55)
Asgardians of the Galaxy (01:30:59)
Ratings (01:32:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Mission: Impossible III.

The second Mission: Impossible movie might have been a hit but it was not to be smooth sailing for the third installment as it would see two directors leave because of creative differences before Tom Cruise would hire JJ Abrams of Alias fame to direct his first major motion picture.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Champion to talk about Mission: Impossible III. We discuss the new mission, going with Abrams, a cold open, the story, villains above us, something old and new, Julia, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
New Mission (00:04:22)
Going with Abrams (00:10:15)
Cold Open (00:16:18)
The Story (00:18:08)
Villains Above Us (00:29:34)
Something Old, Something New (00:39:48)
Julia (00:45:03)
Action Set Pieces (00:52:26)
Music (01:01:53)
Ratings (01:05:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Shazam!

Shazam dates all the way back to 1939 when he first appeared in Whiz Comics number two and throughout the 50s he would be more popular than Superman. After some legal issues, DC Comics would obtain the rights tot eh character in 1972 and since that time he's been apart of the DC universe, sporadically.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Shazam!. We discuss our experiences with the character, wish fulfillment, a tale of two boys, all hands on deck, the cast, the parents, not about the action, music tracks and Tawny, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Say His Name (00:04:44)
Wish Fulfillment (00:12:03)
A Tale of Two Boys (00:18:44)
All Hands on Deck (00:30:33)
Darla (00:36:12)
Playing Billy (00:38:14)
Jack Dylan Grazer (00:46:24)
Mark Strong (00:52:11)
The Parents (00:57:34)
Not About the Action (01:01:51)
Music Tracks and Tawny (01:07:13)
Ratings (01:09:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

Watchmen: Director's Cut.

The first issue of Watchmen was released in 1986, upending the status quo in comics by deconstructing the genre in a way that would alter the course of comics forever. The graphic novel is on Time's 100 best novels and for most of its existence it has been considered unfilmable.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Scott McClellan of The Suicide Squadcast to talk about Zack Snyder's Watchmen: Director's Cut. We discuss experiencing Watchmen, the world of Watchmen, the question of power, the nature of existence, visuals, brutality, deconstructing comic book movies, the cast, the end and our ratings.

Chapters
Experiencing Watchmen (00:04:18)
The World of Watchmen (00:16:21)
The Question of Power (00:20:43)
The Nature of Existence (00:37:04)
Visuals (00:44:52)
Brutality (00:48:15)
Deconstructing Comic Book Movies (00:50:28)
The Cast (00:54:00)
The End (01:01:50)
Ratings (01:09:42)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Transformers.

The 80s were full of cartoons used to sell toys and one of the most popular were the Transformers, not only did they have their own cartoon, but they also had a theatrically released animated movie, cementing their place in the hearts of many that would lead to a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay to bring them to live action.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Transformers. We discuss transforming experiences, the story, Shia, Megan, the two main soldiers, minor characters, Simmons and the Defense Secretary, the parents, the Transformers, action, music and out ratings.

Chapters
Transforming Experiences (00:04:15)
The Story (00:08:25)
Shia LaBeouf (00:19:59)
Megan Fox (00:25:31)
The Two Main Soldiers (00:30:52)
Minor Characters (00:36:04)
Simmons and the Defense Secretary (00:38:58)
The Parents (00:42:03)
The Transformers (00:44:14)
Action (00:51:42)
Music (00:52:01)
Ratings (00:55:29)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-226.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: Queen's Shadow.

1999 introduced the world to a whole new era of the Star Wars universe and it came with many characters that helped an entirely new generation fall in love with the saga, one of these characters was Padmé Amidala and now the transition between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones has been illuminated by author E.K. Johnston.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Queen's Shadow. We discuss expectations, queen to senator, personal Padmé, finding a faction, handmaidens, story and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:04:20)
Queen to Senator (00:08:03)
Personal Padmé (00:23:16)
Finding a Faction (00:26:56)
Handmaidens (00:38:14)
The Story (00:47:26)
Ratings (00:59:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Captain Marvel.

It has been eleven years since the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with Iron Man and since that time the the call for a female lead movie has increased, as its popularity has grown and now finally, that time has come.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Captain Marvel. We discuss our expectations, the Captain, the cat, a Nick Fury prequel, Ben Mendelsohn, Maria, Annette Bening, Jude Law, action, music, setting up Endgame and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:03:37)
The Captain (00:11:20)
Brie Larson (00:28:00)
The Cat (00:34:12)
The Nick Fury Prequel (00:36:16)
Ben Mendelsohn (00:43:05)
Maria Rambeau (00:47:57)
Annette Bening (00:51:58)
Jude Law (00:55:03)
Action (01:04:00)
Music (01:13:02)
Setting Up Endgame (01:17:56)
Ratings (01:25:05)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Willow.

Since 1972, George Lucas had the idea for an epic fantasy film percolating in the back of his mind and it would take him 16 years to finally see if come to fruition on screen with the help of director Ron Howard.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Bruce Gibson as we talk about Willow. We discuss our first time, the story, Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Sorsha, the Queen, Fin Raziel, the brownies, other characters, vision, score, if it holds up and our ratings.

Chapters
First Time (00:04:43)
The Story (00:06:25)
Warwick Davis (00:18:19)
Val Kilmer (00:24:51)
Sorsha (00:31:11)
The Queen (00:36:43)
Zin Raziel (00:37:39)
The Brownies (00:41:43)
Other Characters (00:44:20)
Vison (00:49:16)
James Horner's Score (00:56:26)
Does it Hold Up? (00:59:06)
Ratings (01:03:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-223.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Mission: Impossible 2.

The first film in the series had been a success but it would be four years between missions for Ethan Hunt, with Brian De Palma out as director, there would be a new man in charge behind the camera, giving this impossible mission its most unique look yet.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Mission: Impossible 2. We discuss the next mission, the story, masks, the villain, Thandie Newton, a small team, the stunts and our ratings.

Chapters
Next Mission (00:04:09)
The Story (00:15:20)
Masks (00:25:08)
The Villain (00:29:09)
Thandie Newton (00:31:33)
A Small Team (00:38:15)
The Stunts (00:42:05)
Ratings (00:52:07)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

The original LEGO Movie was one of the most popular and profitable animated movies of all time so it was only a matter of time till that success was built upon with a second part.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The LEGO Movie 2. We discuss general impressions, brothers and sisters, growing up, everything's not awesome, Rex, Lucy, Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, the Systar System, cameos, new songs and our ratings.

Chapters
General Impressions (00:04:12)
Brothers and Sisters (00:05:39)
Growing Up (00:10:29)
Everything's Not Awesome (00:19:43)
Rex (00:24:13)
Lucy (00:28:32)
Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi (00:32:46)
The Systar System (00:35:40)
Cameos (00:41:37)
New Songs (00:46:06)
Ratings (00:49:36)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Man in the High Castle: Season 3.

The second season left viewers on a cliffhanger as we came face to face with a character that we'd thought dead from the beginning of season one.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Nicolas Anastassiou to talk about the third season of The Man in the High Castle. We discuss coming back to the show, living with the rules, "perfection" vs goodness, how we survive, Year Null, still a thread, what comes next and our ratings.

Chapters
Back to the High Castle (00:03:00)
Living With the Rules (00:13:10)
"Perfection" vs Goodness (00:29:55)
How We Survive (00:32:31)
Year Null (00:50:06)
Still a Thread (01:00:35)
What Comes Next (01:16:27)
Ratings (01:22:22)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nicolas Anastassiou

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The LEGO Movie.

LEGO was first produced in 1949 and almost immediately became a favorite with children and adults, selling millions of sets that retain their value some say, better than gold.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The LEGO Movie. We discuss our building history, the animation style, Chris Pratt, being all over the place, going to the real world, instructions and imagination, the rest of the voice cast, things that worked or didn't and our ratings.

Chapters
Building History (00:04:31)
The Animation Style (00:09:50)
Chris Pratt (00:14:35)
All Over the Place (00:19:10)
Going to the Real World (00:22:48)
Instructions and Imagination (00:30:38)
Other Voice Cast (00:38:56)
Things That Worked and Things That Didn't (00:45:54)
Ratings (00:55:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-219.mp3
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Glass.

At the end of Split, it was confirmed through cameo that David Dunn from Unbreakable was in the same universe as The Beast and now they finally meet in the final chapter of Shyamalan's "The Eastrail 177 Trilogy".

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Zach Moore to talk about Glass. We discuss coming into the movie, the trio, you're not really super, the doctor and her group, Casey, messiness, Joseph and David, it's all connected and our ratings.

Chapters
Breaking Glass (00:05:10)
The Trio (00:10:18)
You're Not Really Special (00:19:32)
The Doctor and Her Group (00:25:10)
Casey (00:29:52)
A Little Bit Messy (00:35:21)
Joseph and David (00:42:12)
It's All Connected (00:48:00)
Ratings (00:57:01)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Zach Moore

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man debuted as a character in 1962 and since that time has continued to grow in popularity which has spawned different versions of the character from different universes, creating a Spider-Man family cast.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Aaron Goins and Michael Morris to talk about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We discuss entering the Spider-Verse, choices, the other Spider-people, Miles, father figures, Aunt May, the villains, music, trusting the audience, a leap of faith, the artistry and our ratings.

Chapters
Entering the Spider-Verse (00:04:42)
Choices (00:12:14)
Peter B. Parker (00:20:08)
The Original (00:22:33)
Spider-People (00:25:24)
Miles (00:29:41)
Expectations and Father Figures (00:34:27)
Spider-Gwen (00:43:16)
Aunt May (00:51:33)
The Villains (00:56:14)
Music (01:04:15)
Trusting the Audience (01:05:56)
Leap of Faith (01:09:20)
The Art (01:15:06)
Ratings (01:23:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Aaron Goins
Michael Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Split.

The kernel for what would become Split was actually present in the versions of Unbreakable's script, but it was excised because it just didn't work together well in that movie and it would take Shyamalan sixteen years to craft the next chapter in his shared universe.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Split. We discuss our expectation, some research, the same universe, James McAvoy, more than human, Dr. Fletcher, Casey, uncomfortable humor, the cameo and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:03:25)
Research (00:06:42)
Same Universe (00:09:08)
James McAvoy (00:12:43)
More Than Human? (00:19:02)
Dr. Fletcher (00:24:23)
Casey (00:31:10)
Uncomfortable Humor (00:38:34)
The Cameo (00:44:36)
Ratings (00:49:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-216.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Unbreakable.

One of the hardest things to do is to follow up a massive success with another success but is exactly the predicament M. Night Shyamalan was in after the release of The Sixth Sense.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by his new co-host Christy Morris as well as Michael Schindler to talk about Unbreakable. We discuss a big announcement, our Shyamalan experiences, a unique comic book movie, David Dunn, Elijah Price, hero and villain, Robin Wright, photography, the score and our ratings.

Chapters
Big Announcement (00:00:59)
Shyamalan Experience (00:06:23)
A Unique Comic Book Movie (00:11:31)
David Dunn (00:22:40)
Elijah Price (00:31:54)
Hero and Villain (00:37:05)
Robin Wright (00:40:40)
Photography (00:44:30)
The Score (00:49:49)
Ratings (00:53:51)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Michael Schindler

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Iron Fist: Season 2.

Since it's first season, Iron Fist has consistently been ranked as the worst of the Marvel Netflix shows, but with a strong appearance in Luke Cage season two, can the second season find redemption?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris to talk about Iron Fist: Season 2. We discuss coming into the season, season length, Danny, a change for Colleen, fight scenes, Ward, Davos, Joy, Walker/Mary, wanting more and our ratings.

Chapters
Coming Into the Season (00:03:31)
Season Length (00:07:19)
Danny (00:09:37)
A Change for Colleen (00:19:00)
The Fight Scenes (00:25:53)
Ward (00:28:28)
Davos (00:34:39)
Joy (00:40:54)
Walker/Mary (00:45:50)
Wanting More (00:49:21)
Ratings (00:51:07)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-214.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Aquaman.

The character made his comic debut in 1941 and then during the Silver Age of DC Comics he became a founding member of the Justice League but in spite of these things, he's constantly been maligned and made fun of, now he's headlining his own film and the question is, "Can James Wan make the fish guy cool?".

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Christy Morris to talk about Aquaman. We discuss our expectations, the world-building and effects, tone, the cast, villains, being unworthy, story, bridging two worlds, mercy, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:02:50)
Building Atlantis (00:06:27)
The Effects Work (00:10:45)
Tone (00:17:54)
Jason Momoa (00:26:04)
Amber Heard (00:35:19)
The Love Story (00:38:51)
Patrick Wilson (00:44:11)
Stealing the Show (00:46:49)
Pulling Off Two Villains (00:49:52)
Vulko and Nereus (00:52:00)
Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison (00:54:19)
Being Unworthy (00:59:27)
The Story (01:01:57)
Bridging Two Worlds (01:06:48)
Mercy and Consequences (01:08:43)
Action Sequences (01:16:30)
Music (01:26:53)
Differentiating (01:31:38)
Ratings (01:34:24)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-213.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Superman: The Movie.

The late 70s left an indelible mark on cinema, Jaws, 2001 and Star Wars shattered the limitations of what we thought of as possible on the big screen but they wouldn't be the last as Richard Donner and his take on the original superhero would make you believe a man could fly.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Superman: The Movie as it turns 40. We discuss our first flights, putting the movie together, Krypton, Brando, Smallville, the lesson, the end, the cast, timeline, John Williams and our ratings.

Chapters
First Flight (00:05:05)
Putting the Movie Together (00:10:54)
Kryptin (00:22:31)
Marlon Brando (00:30:30)
Smallville (00:35:05)
The Lesson (00:39:32)
Explaining the End (00:46:18)
Traveling North (00:50:31)
Reeve (00:56:44)
Margot Kidder (01:02:26)
Lex and His Plan (01:09:35)
The Timeline (01:18:01)
John Williams (01:20:41)
Ratings (01:29:06)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Mission Impossible.

Tom Cruise was already a megastar when he approached Paramount Pictures with his desire to turn the Mission Impossible television series, which he'd loved as a kid, into a major motion picture, they agreed and it would become the first film for Cruise's new production company.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow IMF agent John Champion to talk about Mission Impossible. We discuss our first experiences with the series, creating the mission, setting the tone, Tom Cruise, the rest of the cast, the early internet, stunts, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Impossible Experience (00:03:25)
Creating the Mission (00:11:11)
Setting the Tone (00:18:37)
Tom Cruise (00:27:37)
The Rest of the Class (00:33:34)
The Early Internet (00:37:43)
The Stunts (00:46:41)
The Music (00:54:34)
Ratings (01:00:22)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Christmas Chronicles.

Christopher Columbus has been responsible for some of the biggest family films, he helped set the tone and lay the foundation for the Harry Potter series as well as directed the Christmas classic Home Alone - now he's helped produce a new movie for Netflix for the holiday season.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Santa's helper, John Mills to talk about The Christmas Chronicles. We discuss the Santa factor, how good we can be, the kids, faith saves, coming to terms with sacrifice, earnestness, a couple of missteps, Santa's workshop, classic status and our ratings.

Chapters
The Santa Factor (00:03:11)
How Good We Can Be (00:11:12)
The Kids (00:12:52)
Faith Saves (00:17:27)
Coming to Terms With Sacrifice (00:25:34)
Earnestness (00:28:40)
A Couple of Missteps (00:33:35)
Santa's Workshop (00:41:47)
Is it a Christmas Classic? (00:47:43)
Ratings (00:52:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Outlaw King.

When most people hear the name Robert the Bruce they think of the man that betrays William Wallace in Braveheart, yet there is so much more to this man's story and thankfully David Mackenzie, director of Hell or High Water, has brought The Bruce to the forefront in his latest collaboration with Chris Pine.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Lee Hutchison to talk about Outlaw King. We discuss The Bruce getting his due, making the decision, sacrifice, church support, not a tyrant, the cast, production, if the movie is long enough and our ratings.

Chapters
The Bruce Gets His Due (00:05:20)
Making the Decision (00:12:35)
Is There Anything You Would Not Do For Your Family? (00:18:19)
Church Support (00:22:02)
Not a Tyrant (00:26:41)
Chris Pine (00:29:29)
James Douglas (00:34:50)
Florence Pugh (00:38:18)
Rest of the Cast (00:42:39)
Production (00:48:09)
Is it Long Enough? (00:55:40)
Ratings (01:00:55)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Lee Hutchison

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-209.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Many creators have invented something special and still felt the fire to continue in the universe they made, Lucas and Tolkien are perfect examples of this and in 2016, J.K. Rowling joined the group with her first of five films about Newt Scamander's adventures seventy years before Harry Potter.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We discuss more beasts, the McGonagall problem, not choosing sides, Queenie's choice, the greater good, the main twist, Nicolas Flamel, beasts, Dumbledore, character arcs, waiting and our ratings.

Chapters
More Beasts (00:04:02)
The McGonagall Problem? (00:21:27)
I Don't Do Sides (00:24:22)
Queenie's Choice (00:45:17)
The Greater Good (00:50:05)
The Main Twist (01:03:17)
Nicolas Flamel (01:12:38)
Beasts, Dumbledore and Character Arcs (01:15:31)
Waiting Patiently (01:26:55)
Ratings (01:32:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Andrea Coffman

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-208.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Die Another Day.

With the 19th Bond movie in their rearview mirror, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson see the looming milestones of the 40th anniversary and 20th film for the franchise, leading them to struggle with how to live up to both.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow 00 agent John Champion to talk about Die Another Day. We discuss continuing Bond, a strong start, the moment things go south, the villain, Jinx, Rosamund Pike, over-the-top action, theme, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:06:31)
A Strong Start (00:15:27)
The Moment Things Go South (00:24:11)
The Villain (00:33:15)
Jinx (00:39:42)
Rosamund Pike (00:42:44)
Over-the-Top Action (00:47:21)
Theme and Music (01:04:09)
Ratings (01:09:42)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-207.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

The premiere of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker happened on December 18th, 1892 and would become one of his most popular musical works as well as one of the most well-known ballets in the world.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris to talk about Disney's, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. We discuss the ballet, the story, a mother's death, a reflection of within, people aren't always what they seem, the cast, the production and our ratings.

Chapters
The Ballet (00:05:09)
The Story (00:08:19)
A Mother's Death (00:10:22)
A Reflection of Within (00:14:45)
People Aren't Always What They Seem (00:24:25)
The Cast (00:31:13)
The Production (00:45:00)
Ratings (00:51:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Halloween.

In 1978 John Carpenter released a low budget film that would become the benchmark to the horror genre for years to come as well as define the boogyman for an entire generation.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Halloween. We discuss the first time, coming back, creating suspense, pure evil, different experiences, what works and what doesn't, horror and our ratings.

Chapters
First Time (00:06:40)
Coming Back (00:11:37)
Creating Suspense (00:15:46)
Pure Evil (00:21:19)
Different Experiences (00:28:32)
What Works and What Doesn't (00:40:35)
Horror (00:45:29)
Ratings (00:52:38)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-205.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Days of Future Past.

After X-Men First Class the creative team wanted to do something special in the next installment and so as fate would have it, Bryan Singer returned to the series and brought both casts together into one, epic film that would chart a new course for the franchise's future.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past. We discuss the Rogue Cut, their own rules, a generational movie, comparing to First Class, time travel rules, Trask, emotional undercurrent, choice and redemption, action, production and ratings.

Chapters
The Rogue Cut (00:07:28)
Their Own Rules (00:11:09)
A Generational Movie (00:17:14)
Comparing to First Class (00:24:58)
The Time Travel Rules (00:29:14)
Trask (00:34:23)
Emotional Undercurrent (00:39:44)
Heroes, Choices and Redemption (00:44:22)
Action (00:48:43)
The Production (00:51:45)
Ratings (00:59:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-204.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am MST

First Man.

On May 25th, 1961 President John F. Kennedy gave us the impossible mission of going to the moon and in the decade that followed NASA would strive to complete this task before the USSR, who had beaten us in every other endeavor in the space race up to that point.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Champion to talk about Damien Chazelle's First Man. We discuss the man behind the legend, adversity, "controversy", the space race, a visceral experience, the benefits, perspective, music and presentation, plus our ratings.

Chapters
The Man Behind the Spacesuit (00:05:19)
Adversity (00:21:40)
"Controversy" (00:23:17)
The Space Race (00:26:16)
A Visceral Experience (00:30:51)
The Benefits (00:37:35)
Perspective (00:41:12)
The Music and Presentation (00:53:31)
Ratings (00:59:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-203.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am MST

Star Wars Resistance.

Over ten years ago Star Wars animation released The Clone Wars which introduced us to new characters and expand on the time period between Episodes II and III, it would be followed by Star Wars Rebels, that would do the same thing for the dark times between the Prequel and Original trilogies and now a new animated show has premiered to fill some of the gaps in the Sequel trilogy era.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Star Wars Resistance. We discuss the set-up, the length of the show, the characters, the design and animation, the music and our final thoughts as we look forward to the rest of the series.

Chapters
The Set-Up (00:04:48)
Show Length (00:14:51)
Kaz (00:21:49)
Tam (00:28:02)
Yeager (00:30:14)
Neeku (00:35:53)
Bucket (00:38:31)
Rounding Out the Station (00:41:41)
Poe Dameron (00:47:09)
Music (00:51:18)
Final Thoughts (00:54:59)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am MST

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

Jack Ryan first appeared in 1984 in Tom Clancy's debut novel The Hunt for Red October which was critical and commercial success that lead to more novels, as well as multiple movie adaptations with different actors in the title role.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to discuss Amazon's streaming series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. We discuss Jack being back, the cast, the main story line, a side story, leaving labels at home and our ratings.

Chapters
Jack's Back (00:05:31)
John Krasinski (00:14:08)
Greer (00:23:12)
Abbie Cornish (00:28:05)
Suleiman (00:33:56)
Marie-Josée (00:40:47)
Timothy Hutton (00:43:11)
The Main Storyline (00:47:00)
A Side Story (00:50:00)
Leave the Labels at Home (00:54:35)
Ratings (01:01:58)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-201.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am MST

The Matrix.

1999 was a watershed year for film as it saw the return of Star Wars with The Phantom Menace and yet that summer another movie started a revolution in much the same way that A Hew Hope had in 1977.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about The Matrix. We celebrate 200 episodes of the show, our Matrix experiences, into the Matrix, simulation, the world of the Matrix, what you believe, Kung-Fu action and our ratings.

Chapters
200th Introduction (00:03:30)
Matrix Experiences (00:11:56)
Into the Matrix (00:19:52)
Simulation (00:29:25)
The World of the Matrix (00:37:47)
What You Believe (00:52:18)
Kung-Fu Action (00:58:51)
Ratings (01:09:37)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-200.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MST

The Man in the High Castle: Seasons 1 and 2.

Alternative history is always fun to speculate about and that's exactly what author Philip K. Dick did in his book, The Man in the High Castle where WWII had not been won by the Allies, but by the Axis powers instead, which Amazon Studios took and created into a series for their streaming service.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Nicolas Anastassiou to talk about seasons 1 and 2 of The Man in the High Castle. We discuss a funny story, compare and contrast, Tagomi, choices, circumstances, reality issues, seeing past the labels, production and our ratings.

Chapters
Funny Story (00:05:44)
Compare and Contrast (00:07:25)
Tagomi (00:16:39)
Choices (00:21:20)
Circumstances (00:31:31)
Reality Issues (00:37:31)
Seeing Past the Labels (00:51:57)
Production (01:01:31)
Ratings (01:09:06)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nicolas Anastassiou

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-199.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MST

The World is Not Enough.

Pierce Brosnan was firmly entrenched as James Bond by the end of Tomorrow Never Dies, so it was never a question that he would continue on in the role as production began on the 19th Bond film, the only questions were who would fill out the cast around him and what would be his next mission.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about The World is Not Enough. We discuss, continuing Bond, it being personal for M, Brosnan as Bond, the opening credit sequence, villain, Elektra, Christmas, saying goodbye to Q, a Bond ally, action, the music, theme and ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:33)
Personal for M (00:12:28)
Brosnan as Bond (00:17:30)
Opening Credit Sequence (00:23:50)
The Villain (00:28:19)
Elektra King(00:33:41)
Christmas Jones (00:42:59)
Cigar (00:49:12)
Saying Goodbye to Q (00:50:14)
A Bond Ally (00:56:10)
The Action (01:01:00)
Music and Theme (01:06:20)
Ratings (01:08:44)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm MST

Dragon Con Panel.

Star Wars Rebels began in October of 2014 and introduced us to a whole new set of characters who would go on to help shape the Rebellion as well as become some of the most iconic in Star Wars. This year at Dragon Con Matthew Rushing was joined by Henry Gilroy, Timothy Zahn, Bria LaVorgna and Tom Hutchens to discuss this final season and the impact of the series.

Chapters
Side Character Arcs (00:02:32)
World Between Worlds (00:09:05)
Ahsoka Lives! (00:15:42)
Thrawn and Ezra (00:17:41)
Inquisitors? (00:19:02)
Wolves and Cats (00:21:43)
Maul's End (00:26:11)
Mister Veris Hydan (00:31:29)
Space Married (00:33:38)
Q & A (00:37:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Henry Gilroy
Timothy Zahn
Bria LaVorgna
Tom Hutchens

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-s39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Dragon Con Panel.

In this very special supplemental episode, Matthew Rushing had the privilege to moderate the Creating Iconic Characters Panel at Dragon Con. This panel had an impressive lineup of guests as costume designer Robert Allsopp, visual effects artist Fon Davis, screenwriter and producer Henry Gilroy, plus authors E.K. Johnson and Timothy Zahn discuss creating icons as well as adding to already existing ones.

Chapters
The Panelist Introductions (00:01:32)
First Steps (00:04:26)
Inspirations (00:09:19)
Something New (00:13:23)
Special for Star Wars? (00:18:19)
Creating Icons (00:23:44)
Adding to Icons (00:28:46)
Favorites (00:34:23)
Q & A (00:42:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Robert Allsopp
Fon Davis
Henry Gilroy
E.K. Johnson
Timothy Zahn

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-s38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Luke Cage: Season 2.

For all that he has been through in the last few years, nothing may be as difficult as this latest challenge as Harlem erupts into violence once again with Luke caught in the middle, trying to keep the peace.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Michael Morris to talk about Luke Cage: Season 2. We discuss the journey of Luke Cage, Danny Rand, family feud, family matters, moving past, redemption, Bushmaster, Tilda and our ratings.

Chapters
The Journey of Luke Cage (00:05:58)
Danny Rand (00:19:04)
Family Feud (00:23:50)
Family Matters (00:29:20)
Moving Past (00:35:23)
Redemption (00:42:08)
Bushmaster (00:47:34)
Tilda (00:50:32)
Ratings (0054:28)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Michael Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-197.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

After the Temple of Doom, both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were keen to do a third Indiana Jones movie, wrap up the trilogy and redeem themselves for the middle chapter that didn't go quite as they'd planned.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. We discuss the stories that could have been, how much Indy still has to learn, the father/son dynamic, belief, returning characters, the opening, new character, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Could Have Been Very Different (00:05:19)
Indy Still Has A Lot To Learn (00:14:37)
The Father/Son Dynamic (00:19:42)
What Do You Believe (00:26:45)
Returning Characters (00:36:46)
The Opening (00:40:45)
New Characters (00:51:19)
The Action (00:59:11)
John Williams' Music (01:02:28)
Ratings (01:05:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-196.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MST

Lost in Space.

The original Lost in Space aired 1965 through 1968 and introduced the world to the Robinsons and the phrase "Danger Will Robinson" became part of the cultural zeitgeist, after a failed movie attempt in 1998, it's fallen to Netflix to reimagine the series for streaming.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Lost in Space. We welcome a special guest at the beginning and discuss the show with them, then talk about family entertainment, the set up, Maureen and John, the kids, Don West, Parker Posey, reimagining, wherever you go, the production, format and our ratings.

Chapters
A Special Guest (00:03:32)
Family Entertainment (00:15:23)
The Set Up (00:17:43)
Maureen and John (00:24:30)
The Kids (00:33:39)
Don West (00:40:40)
Parker Posey (00:44:53)
Reimagined (00:48:59)
Wherever You Go, There You Are (00:52:14)
The Production (00:56:12)
Format (00:59:31)
Ratings (01:01:17)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am MST

Thrawn: Alliances.

In Timothy Zahn's previous Thrawn novel he alluded to the fact that Anakin had met the Chiss during the Clone Wars and now that story has been revealed as Zahn weaves together a story involving, Thrawn, Anakin, Padmé and Vader.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jedi Masters Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances. We discuss the plot, alliances, Thrawn's leadership, the Thrawn/Vader relationship, Thrawn's psyche, Anakin/Padmé/Thrawn, collateral damage, the Unknown Regions, double vision and our ratings.

Chapters
The Plot (00:04:16)
Alliances and Out for #1 (00:18:15)
Thrawn's Leadership (00:30:14)
The Thrawn/Vader Relationship (00:39:31)
Thrawn's Psyche (00:43:11)
Anakin/Padmé/Thrawn (00:50:47)
Collateral Damage (01:04:10)
The Unknown Regions (01:06:02)
Double Vision (01:16:16)
Ratings (01:20:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am MST

Mission Impossible: Fallout.

In a world inundated by franchise films, many of them failing to live up to the hype or even their predecessors, it is truly rare that a sixth movie in a series could be a contender for the of best in the series. With this in mind, if someone had told you 22 years ago when the first Mission Impossible film was released that the sixth installment would still be staring Tom Cruise at the age of 56 and that it would be the best in the series, people would have laughed in your face. So is it the best?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow IMF agents Brandi Jackola and Christy Morris to talk about Mission Impossible: Fallout. We talk about the mission history, using that history the new and returning characters, the needs of the one and the many, action, production and music, the future and give our ratings.

Chapters
A Recommendation (00:03:15)
Mission History (00:06:44)
Using the History (00:15:15)
August Walker (00:25:38)
Erica Sloane (00:31:52)
Vanessa Kirby (00:35:40)
Tom Cruise (00:39:53)
Luthor and Benji (00:48:29)
Julia (00:53:53)
Rebecca Ferguson (00:56:13)
Solomon Lane (01:04:57)
Alec Baldwin (01:09:06)
The Needs of the One and the Many (01:12:55)
Action, Action, Action (01:22:36)
Production and Music (01:28:38)
The Future (01:36:44)
Ratings (01:43:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Brandi Jackola
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am MST

X-Men: First Class.

After X2 the X-Men franchise would have some big hits on their hands with Last Stand and Wolverine: Origins, these films made money, but they were not critical successes, through a lot of behind the scenes machinations it was decided that the next film in the series would be a prequel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X-Men: First Class. We discuss mutant history, McAvoy, Fassbender and their moments together, a new Mystique, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Hank, circumstances, you're not alone, time period and production, ratings and one last thing.

Chapters
Mutant History (00:04:03)
McAvoy (00:14:59)
Fassbender (00:19:08)
Moments Together (00:21:26)
New Mystique (00:25:54)
January Jones (00:31:38)
Kevin Bacon (00:34:07)
Hank McCoy (00:42:23)
Circumstances (00:45:06)
You Are Not Alone (00:51:24)
Time Period and Production (00:55:13)
Ratings (01:01:32)
One Last Random Thought (01:06:20)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am MST

Tomorrow Never Dies.

GoldenEye was a massive success as Bond came roaring back into the cultural consciousness through the film, but also through other mediums like video games, all of which put pressure on the studio to follow up this success with, another hit movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents John Champion and Christy Morris to talk about Tomorrow Never Dies. We discuss continuing Bond, a director change, the opening action sequence, a relevant villain, more sensuality, Paris Carver, Wai Lin, cars, motorcycles and helicopters.. Oh My, the score, theme and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:05:43)
Director Change (00:15:08)
Opening Action Sequence (00:17:14)
Relevant Villain (00:23:31)
More Sensuality (00:37:55)
Paris Carver (00:41:00)
Wai Lin (00:48:24)
Car, Motorcycles and Helicopters.. Oh My (00:53:30)
The Score and Theme (00:59:10)
Ratings (01:05:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am MST

Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The last we saw of Scott Lang he'd been whisked off to help Captain America, ended up on The Raft and a no-show for Infinity War, leaving fans wondering just what happened to our intrepid ex-con.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Ant-Man and The Wasp. We discuss small wonders, consequences, at the expense of others, just a weapon, the grey, a generational movie, the quantum realm, fitting in and our ratings.

Chapters
Small Wonders (00:04:30)
Consequences (00:09:47)
At the Expense of Others (00:15:13)
Just a Weapon (00:21:06)
The Grey (00:24:12)
A Generational Movie (00:28:32)
The Quantum Realm (00:35:22)
Fitting In (00:39:18)
Ratings (00:48:34)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am MST

Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

1977 changed cinema forever as George Lucas and Star Wars cemented the idea of the blockbuster but he was not the only one to revolutionize movies that year with Steven Spielberg giving the world his follow up to Jaws.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Ben Davis and Bruce Gibson to talk about Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We discuss out first encounters, family dynamics, immaturity and selfishness, wishing upon a star, an art film, aliens at the end, music as a language and our ratings.

Chapters
First Encounters (00:06:01)
Family Dynamics (00:12:04)
Immaturity and Selfishness (00:22:02)
Wish Upon a Star (00:33:11)
An Art Film (00:45:55)
Aliens at the End (00:54:41)
Music as a Language (01:00:28)
Ratings (01:06:42)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Ben Davis

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am MST

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Three years ago the Jurassic Park franchise made it’s mark on the box office once again as it surprised everyone by becoming one of the top grossing films of all time. The series is back, under the direction of J. A. Bayona and looks to pick up where the last one left off, collecting a massive sum of over $450 million worldwide, even before opening in the USA.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We discuss three years later, miracle or mistake, responsibility, two ways, crummy gods, new characters, a huge leap. more about the movie, opening the door and our ratings.

Chapters
Three Years Later (00:06:00)
Miracle or Mistake (00:14:03)
Responsibility (00:16:50)
Two Ways (00:26:28)
Crummy Gods (00:32:59)
New Characters (00:35:53)
A Huge Leap (00:42:25)
More About the Movie (00:50:14)
Opening the Door (00:56:20)
Ratings (01:00:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-188.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Incredibles 2.

Fourteen years ago, Pixar introduced us to it’s world of superheroes and the Parr family. The film was a massive success and with each announcement of new Pixar sequels the question was always, “But when are we getting an Incredibles sequel?”. Luckily for fans, the wait is over and Brad Bird has finally giving fans the long awaited return of the Parr family.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris to talk about Incredibles 2. We discuss 14 long years, good for goodness sake, villain with a point, what separates heroes from villains, perception is reality, from Mr. Incredible to Mr. Mom, needing help, nurturing children, truly a fantastic four and our ratings.

Chapters
14 Long Years (00:03:12)
Good for Goodness Sake (00:06:31)
Villain With a Point (00:10:38)
What Separates Heroes From Villains (00:19:46)
Perception is Reality (00:19:46)
From Mr. Incredible to Mr. Mom (00:23:21)
Needing Help (00:30:36)
Nurturing Children (00:34:26)
Truly a Fantastic Four (00:38:12)
Cynicism of the Age (00:42:06)
Ratings (00:45:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am MST

Ocean's 8.

In 2001, Steven Soderbergh brought cool back to the cinema with his remake of Ocean's 11 staring some of Hollywood's biggest names and because it was such a hit, it would inspire two more sequels and a further reimagining.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker to talk about Ocean's 8. We discuss our Ocean's history, impressions, the heist, in another world, characters, comparing, two gentlemen, surprises, things enjoyed and our ratings.

Chapters
Ocean's History (00:06:11)
Impressions (00:10:09)
The Heist (00:12:34)
In Another World (00:15:25)
Characters (00:18:36)
Comparing (00:22:43)
Two Gentlemen (00:30:38)
Surprised (00:36:33)
Things Enjoyed (00:39:35)
Ratings (00:41:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Alice Baker

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MST

Star Wars: Most Wanted.

When a new Star Wars movie is released, fans eagerly anticipate novels that will tie into that film and expand around it. Since Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, fans have enjoyed adult novels, YA and middle grade books, all telling stories that hopefully deepen the knowledge of the characters and universe, luckily the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story is no exception.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow scrumrat John Mills to talk about Rae Carson's Most Wanted. We discuss reading the YA books, the good guy, the counterpoint, is money freedom, world building themes, new syndicates, the Droid Gotra, worldview, going to space and our ratings.

Chapters
Reading the YA Novels (00:03:39)
The Good Guy (00:10:25)
The Counterpoint (00:19:17)
Is Money Freedom? (00:30:16)
World Building Themes (00:33:08)
New Syndicates (00:40:15)
The Droid Gotra (00:43:17)
Worldview (00:51:12)
Going to Space (00:55:19)
Ratings (00:58:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Matt's Written Review
http://bit.ly/swrmostwanted

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-s37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am MST

The Incredibles.

In the early 2000s Pixar Animation was at the top of it's game with hits like Toy Story and Monsters, INC, but always pushing the boundaries of what was possible, they hired their first outside director in Brad Bird and took on the task of doing their first movie to star all human characters.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by superhero Christy Morris to talk about The Incredibles. We discuss the set up, the family, an interesting dynamic, super friends, Syndrome, the look, feel, music and our ratings.

Chapters
The Set Up (00:04:24)
The Family (00:17:22)
An Interesting Dynamic (00:25:26)
Super Friends (00:29:28)
Syndrome (00:32:25)
The Look, Feel and Music (00:41:47)
Ratings (00:46:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MST

Solo: A Star Wars Story.

1977, Star Wars burst onto the scene and since then has become part of the cultural zeitgeist in a way that few films have, leading to sequels, prequels, books, comics, games and with the Disney acquisition, story movies that are focused on things outside the Skywalker Saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow scoundrels Christy Morris and John Mills to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. We discuss before Solo, Han, Qi'ra, connections and motifs, Beckett and the gang, Lando and L3, Chewbacca, Enfys Nest, Dryden, ILM's work, the score and ratings.

Chapters
Before Solo (00:04:15)
Han, the Solo (00:10:41)
Qi'ra (00:26:55)
Connections (00:37:14)
Motifs (00:46:14)
Beckett and the Gang (00:50:22)
Lando (01:00:40)
L3 (01:06:26)
Chewbacca (01:13:45)
Enfys Nest (01:19:46)
Dryden (01:29:28)
ILM's Work (01:34:25)
The Score (01:41:14)
Ratings (01:46:19)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am MST

Star Wars: Last Shot.

One of the joys of a new Star Wars movie, since the time of the Prequels, has been the lead-in book from Del Rey and this has thankfully continued on through Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm and the subsequent films.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow scoundrel Aaron Goins from Star Wars Bookworms to talk about the Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-in novel, Last Shot. We discuss the structure, Han, the writing style, Lando, Kaasha, L3, the main villain, random tidbits and our ratings.

Chapters
The Structure (00:06:33)
Han (00:15:28)
Writing Style (00:26:43)
Lando (00:37:18)
Kaasha (00:37:18)
L3 (00:40:53)
The Main Villain (00:45:34)
Random Tidbits (00:56:39)
Ratings (01:01:57)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Aaron Goins

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MST

GoldenEye.

When Licence to Kill ended, Bond fans had no idea that they would be waiting a very long time for Bond's next adventure as legal issues between the studios would keep him off the screen for six, long years.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about GoldenEye. We discuss, continuing Bond, born to be Bond, the new M, relevancy, the villains, new friends, our Bond woman, Boris, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:06:38)
Born to Be Bond (00:18:00)
Relevancy (00:29:46)
The New M (00:34:08)
Alec Trevelyan (00:39:23)
Xenia Onatopp (00:45:57)
The General (00:51:25)
Robbie Coltrane (00:53:30)
Jack Wade (00:55:47)
A New Moneypenny (00:58:36)
Our Bond Women (01:02:38)
Boris (01:08:03)
The Action (01:10:54)
The Soundtrack (01:16:29)
The Title Song (01:19:31)
Ratings (01:23:56)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am MST

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was a smashing success and Lucas told Spielberg he had an idea for a trilogy (He didn't), so coming up with the next adventure for the intrepid archeologist they go with a prequel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. We discuss a prequel, fortune and glory, the mine cart chase, Short Round, accessibility, Willie, a living nightmare, the action, the score and our ratings.

Chapters
A Prequel (00:06:13)
Fortune and Glory (00:14:38)
The Mine Cart Chase (00:18:59)
Short Round (00:25:54)
Accessibility (00:32:58)
Willie (00:37:04)
A Living Nightmare (00:41:00)
The Action (00:51:23)
The Score (00:55:11)
Ratings (00:58:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am MST

Avengers: Infinity War.

10 years ago, Marvel Studios burst on to the scene and made us care about a c-list character that would launch their expanded universe of cinema, fast forward to now and 18 films later, the culmination of all that work has begun.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Avengers Andrea Coffman and Brandi Jackola to talk about Avengers: Infinity War. We discuss gearing up for war, Thanos' plan, what is love?, the Avengers, culling the hero herd, part one of two, the action, ratings and the next movie.

Chapters
Gearing Up for War (00:03:10)
Thanos' Plan (00:10:05)
What is Love? (00:30:47)
The Avengers (00:40:05)
Culling the Hero Herd (01:04:12)
Part One of Two (01:13:51)
The Action (01:18:41)
Ratings (01:28:31)
The Next Movie (01:31:55)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Andrea Coffman
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am MST

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

In 1995, Robin Williams helped bring to life Chris Van Allsburg's classic children's picture book, Jumanji and in the process create a movie that's been listed as one of the hundred greatest family films of all time.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. We discuss who plays board games, bringing this forward, there is no reset button, the characters and their avatars, production, the end and our ratings.

Chapters
Who Plays Board Games Anymore? (00:05:48)
Bringing This Forward (00:11:13)
There is No Reset Button (00:21:02)
The Characters and Their Avatars (00:34:36)
Production (00:47:39)
The End (00:50:38)
Ratings (00:53:27)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am MST

X2: X-Men United.

The first X-Men movie changed the landscape of the superhero filmmaking forever, in some ways redeeming the genre and making it something that people began to take more seriously.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X2: X-Men United. We discuss picking up from the first film, starting off with a bang, blessing and a curse, the coming war, road to Dark Phoenix, anger vs faith, quiet moments, new mutants, dealing with people, does it hold up and our ratings.

Chapters
Picking Up From the First Film (00:04:47)
Off With a Bang (00:07:52)
Blessing and a Curse (00:15:14)
A War is Coming (00:19:50)
The Road to Dark Phoenix (00:29:37)
Anger vs Faith (00:37:01)
Quiet Moments (00:40:08)
New Mutants (00:44:29)
Nightcrawler (00:52:31)
The Way You Deal With People (00:54:41)
Does it Hold Up and Ratings (00:57:41)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am MST

Jessica Jones Season 2.

The end of season one saw Jessica finally rid the world the Killgrave menace and now comes the hard part, trying to move on after something so traumatic.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola and Christy Morris to talk about Marvel and Netflix's Jessica Jones, season two. We discuss coming into the season, the arc for Jessica, relationship with Oscar, her mother, Trish, the shooting, Malcolm, Jeri, a happy note and our ratings.

Chapters
Coming Into the Season (00:04:54)
The Arc for Jessica (00:10:27)
Relationship with Oscar (00:16:51)
Her Mother (00:20:04)
Trish (00:27:43)
The Shooting (00:30:08)
Malcolm (00:34:17)
Jeri (00:44:12)
A Happy Note (00:50:47)
Ratings (00:54:03)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Brandi Jackola
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am MST

Ready Player One.

Nostalgia - we've been in it's grip for as long as humans can remember, always looking back at the "good ol' days" and in 2011 a book was released that road a wave of 80s nostalgia to become a New York Times bestseller, as well as a cult classic.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris and John Mills to talk about Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. We discuss the score board, desolation, savior or slaver, virtual vs reality, references, the characters, bleakness and hope, ratings and if we'll see the movie.

Chapters
The Score Board (00:04:20)
Desolation (00:12:34)
Savior or Slaver (00:21:03)
Virtual vs Reality (00:36:28)
References (00:44:08)
The Characters (00:49:33)
Bleakness and Hope (00:54:46)
Ratings (01:01:16)
The Movie (01:05:20)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Krypton.

On April 18, 1938 the world was introduced to the first superhero, Superman and in the first few panels, we learned about the world he came from, Krypton, how it was doomed and Kal-El was sent to away in a rocket ship to save him. In the last 80 years since Action Comics #1, the lore of Krypton has been added to, making it a rich culture and fascinating doomsday story.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to discuss the SYFY Channel's new Superman prequel, Krypton. We discuss our excitement going in, the beginning of the end, Kryptonian curse, rankless hope, Black Zero, something for everyone, the cast and our ratings.

Chapters
Excitement Level (00:04:54)
The Beginning of the End (00:11:34)
Kryptonian Curse (00:18:21)
Rankless Hope (00:25:57)
Black Zero (00:30:25)
Something for Everyone (00:33:59)
Seg-El (00:36:06)
Lyta-Zod (00:39:11)
Nyssa-Vex (00:43:28)
Adam Strange (00:49:28)
Ratings (00:55:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am MST

Tomb Raider.

The legend of Lara Croft burst on to computer and television screens in 1996 as Core Design released the first Tomb Raider game and she would go on to become one of gaming's most iconic characters of all time.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Tomb Raider. We discuss previous raids, Lara Croft, her father, Vogel, mysticism vs science, pacing, responsibility and purpose, Lu Ren, Kristin Scott Thomas, action, the future and our ratings.

Chapters
Previous Raids (00:03:58)
Lara Croft (00:13:37)
Her Father (00:21:41)
Mathias Vogel (00:32:55)
Mysticism vs Science (00:35:48)
Pacing (00:46:47)
Responsibility and Purpose (00:49:05)
Lu Ren (00:56:28)
Kristin Scott Thomas (01:00:34)
Action and the Future (01:02:41)
Ratings (01:08:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Andrea Coffman

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am MST

A Wrinkle in Time.

Madeleine L'Engle's book was published in 1962 and became instant children's classic, winning the Newbery Award, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and since that time has gone on to be adapted into plays, an opera, a graphic novel, a television show and now a feature film.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about A Wrinkle in Time. We discuss, Wrinkle history, the kids, the Mrs., the Happy Medium, oh and, can you replace it?, camera and music, ratings and being constructive.

Chapters
Wrinkle History (00:04:16)
The Kids (00:08:27)
The Mrs. (00:20:18)
The Happy Medium (00:32:18)
Oh, And (00:40:48)
Can You Replace It? (00:48:05)
Camera and Music (00:51:54)
Ratings (00:54:29)
Being Constructive (00:57:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Andrea Coffman

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am MST

Star Wars Rebels: Season Four.

The first taste that fans would get of Disney's Star Wars was released in the fall of 2014 and would be an animated show brought to us by the man who had worked side by side with George Lucas on The Clone Wars.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels Aaron Goins and Bruce Gibson to talk about Star Wars Rebels: Season Four. We discuss the Mandalorian arc, rebellion links, occupation, the world between worlds, saving Ahsoka, the key, Kanan's noble end, freeing Lothal and our final thoughts.

Chapters
Mandalorian Arc (00:06:40)
Rebellion Links (00:23:16)
Occupation (00:31:05)
The World Between Worlds (00:37:02)
Saving Ahsoka (0:46:04)
The Key (00:53:21)
Kanan's Noble End (00:58:25)
Freeing Lothal (01:15:24)
Final Thoughts (01:38:33)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Aaron Goins
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-s36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm MST

Licence to Kill.

Timothy Dalton was putting his stamp on the role of James Bond and as the creators tried to figure out what his next mission would be, they knew one thing, it had to match the newest Bond's intensity.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined once again by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about Licence to Kill. We discuss continuing Bond, the story, the villains, Bond's friends, the women, the action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:45)
The Story (00:17:33)
Benicio del Toro (00:29:09)
Anthony Zerbe (00:31:25)
Robert Davi (00:41:04)
Felix (00:49:36)
A Lot of Time With Q (00:52:55)
Pam (00:55:57)
Lupe (01:04:19)
The Action (01:08:09)
Music and Theme (01:14:16)
Ratings (01:18:33)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Champion
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm MST

Tron Legacy.

In 1982, Tron dared to do something no other film had and combined computer animation and live action together and although it was not a massive success at the box office, in subsequent years it garnered a cult following to become something big enough to spur on a sequel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills and Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Tron Legacy. We discuss 3D feelings, coming back to cult classics, appreciation and box office, Jeff Bridges, perfection, Sam and the cast, Dillinger vs Flynn, production design, music and our ratings.

Chapters
3D Feelings (00:04:10)
Coming Back to a Cult Classic (00:08:41)
Appreciation (00:16:11)
Batting Numbers Around (00:19:58)
Jeff Bridges (00:24:11)
Perfection (00:36:41)
Sam (00:53:11)
The Cast (00:58:06)
Dillinger vs Flynn (01:01:23)
Production Design (01:07:05)
Music (01:16:28)
Ratings (01:21:16)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am MST

Black Panther.

Marvel has been a juggernaut in the superhero film business since it's surprise hit, Iron Man in 2008 and since that time it has continued to grow it's cinematic universe exponentially and this year is no exception.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Nic Anastassiou to talk about Black Panther. We discus our history with the character, the cultural impact, the characters, "we" not "us vs them", humor, the truth, story and cgi, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Our History (00:04:20)
This Year's Wonder Woman (00:07:11)
What Kind of King You Want to Be (00:10:13)
Lupita Nyong'o (00:20:31)
Killmonger (00:23:49)
Tapping Into Something (00:33:04)
"We" Not "Us vs Them" (00:37:46)
Shuri (00:45:03)
Martin Freeman and the Humor (00:49:51)
Andy Serkis (00:53:55)
The Truth Will Set You Free (00:56:25)
Story and CGI (01:01:35)
Rating (01:16:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nic Anastassiou

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MST

The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

Ever since Lucasfilm announced that it would be continuing the Star Wars Episodes, fans have wondered what Luke Skywalker was up to after the events of the Return of the Jedi and it's not until the lead up to The Last Jedi that we finally got the biggest taste as to just what some of that was.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about The Legends of Luke Skywalker. We discuss the framing device, The Myth Buster, The Starship Graveyard, Fishing in the Deluge, I, Droid, The Tale of Lugubrious Mote, Big Inside and out ratings.

Chapters
The Framing Device (00:03:09)
The Myth Buster (00:11:45)
The Starship Graveyard (00:19:26)
Fishing in the Deluge (00:27:37)
I, Droid (00:47:53)
The Tale of Lugubrious Mote (00:53:24)
Big Inside (00:59:49)
Ratings (01:13:19)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am MST

X-Men.

The superhero film landscape at the turn of the century was bleak and much of the blame can be laid at the feet of Batman and Robin, taking the camp factor too far and turning the genre as a whole into a punchline, luckily that would all change in the year 2000.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined for the first time by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X-Men. We discuss the context of the movie, the story, some history, humor, the cast, Malcolm X vs MLK Jr., does it hold up and our ratings.

Chapters
Context (00:05:43)
The Story (00:16:47)
Some History (00:31:49)
Humor (00:36:48)
The Cast (00:39:47)
Malcolm X vs MLK Jr. (00:46:10)
Does it Hold Up? (00:54:15)
Ratings (00:59:52)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MST

The Punisher.

Netflix as become the premiere destination for Marvel's best shows for television, Daredevil kicked it all off and the second season of that show helped launch the origin of their latest show.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about The Punisher. We discuss our history with the character, picking up the story, Frank and PTSD, spying 24/7, helpful allies, villains, a honest debate and our ratings.

Chapters
Punisher History (00:02:30)
Picking Up the Story (00:07:55)
Frank Castle and PTSD (00:12:30)
Spying 24/7 (00:18:57)
Lewis (00:24:07)
Karen (00:33:37)
Honest Debate (00:40:08)
Madani (00:47:16)
Billy Russo (00:54:25)
Radar Issues (00:57:59)
Villains (01:00:34)
Micro (01:03:27)
Ratings (01:07:27)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am MST

Black Lightning.

In 2012 The CW introduced it's first superhero show, Arrow and since that time has subsequently added to it's schedule, new shows from the DC Comics universe.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about the latest show from The CW and DC Comics, Black Lightning. We discuss the set up for the premiere, Cress Williams, the daughters, Peter Gambi, Lala, Tobias Whale, two roads, a double standard, camp and the costume, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
The Set Up (00:05:33)
Cress Williams (00:18:18)
The Daughters (00:29:36)
Peter Gambi (00:36:22)
Lala (00:43:06)
Tobias Whale (00:47:28)
Two Roads (00:49:03)
Double Standard (00:57:59)
Camp and the Costume (01:03:28)
Ratings (01:05:54)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am MST

The Living Daylights.

The Roger Moore era has ended, over ten years as Bond, he is for many, the only Bond they have ever known, so replacing him as well as figuring out what to do next with the series is a massive hurtle for the James Bond creative team.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about The Living Daylights. We discuss continuing Bond, the new Bond, 80s era villains, helpful friends, a Bond woman, the action, the music and our ratings.

Chapters
What About a Prequel? (00:04:35)
Who Would be Bond (00:16:15)
The New Bond (00:23:10)
80s Era Villains (00:29:47)
Koskov (00:35:20)
John Rhys-Davies (00:38:34)
Saunders (00:41:53)
Kamran Shah (00:44:41)
New Moneypenny (00:48:25)
Felix Leiter (00:51:41)
Another Helpful Friend (00:54:27)
A Bond Woman (00:56:45)
Action (01:05:48)
The Music (01:08:59)
Ratings (01:12:23)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am MST

The Flash: Season 2.

It looks like happily ever after as The Flash season one ends, Caitlin and Ronnie are about to exchange vows when a singularity begins forming over Central City, leaving it to Firestorm and The Flash to figure out a way to stop it, but before they do, the screen fades to black.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about The Flash: Season 2. We discuss, a few months later, Barry Allen, Henry Allen, a new villain, new and old characters and our ratings.

Chapters
A Few Months Later (00:03:58)
Barry Allen (00:09:39)
Barry in the Speed Force (00:19:28)
Where We End Up (00:22:43)
Henry Allen (00:26:22)
A New Villain (00:30:34)
Cisco (00:37:12)
Caitlin (00:39:23)
Harry Wells (00:43:00)
Wally West (00:48:58)
Patty (00:53:53)
Joe and Iris (00:59:28)
Ratings (01:03:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am MST

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.

Christmas day has become a time of celebration for Doctor Who fans, especially since 2005 with the rebirth of the series and Christmas 2017 is no exception.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Twice Upon a Time. We discuss Capaldi's Doctor, best regenerations, general impressions, Bill dies?, the first Doctor, why he left, we're not that different, love and hate, a new Doctor and our ratings.

Chapters
Capaldi's Doctor (00:05:30)
Best Regenerations (00:14:24)
General Impressions (00:21:49)
Bill Died? (00:30:53)
The First Doctor (00:40:23)
Why He Left (00:45:53)
We're Not That Different (00:52:02)
Love and Hate (00:54:27)
A New Doctor (01:00:35)
Ratings (01:08:43)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Andrea Coffman

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST