The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

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
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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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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