The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

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
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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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Two years ago Star Wars roared back into the collective consciousness of the world as The Force Awakens dawned a new era for the saga. The installment left many viewers speechless and eagerly anticipating this return to a galaxy far, far away. Luckily in this era of Disney’s rule, the wait was only 2 years (with a nice side of Rogue One in the middle) for Rian Johnson’s addition.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jedi Council members Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We discuss context and history, writing 101, the characters, the "chase", almost death, Crait and Luke battle, lost hope, humor, music, ships and our ratings.

Chapters
Number of Viewings (00:04:47)
Context and History (00:05:08)
Writing 101 (00:26:40)
Snoke (00:42:26)
Ben/Kylo (00:53:15)
Rey (01:05:02)
We Need to Talk About Luke (01:23:08)
The Yoda Scene (01:41:13)
What the Same Thing (01:52:07)
R2's Moment (01:52:07)
Phasma (01:54:01)
The "Chase" (01:57:01)
Almost Death (02:11:09)
Crait and Luke Battle (02:13:09)
Lost Hope (02:23:45)
Humor (02:30:04)
The Music (02:35:53)
Ships (02:38:56)
Ratings (02:43:04)

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)

Direct download: tsc-162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am MST

Canto Bight.

One of the very first glimpses fans got from The Last Jedi was a menagerie of high rollers from a brand new casino planet called Canto Bight. It featured aliens of all shapes and sizes while evoking feel of Las Vegas in the 1960s. Now as the film rapidly approaches, the last book in the “Journey to the Last Jedi” gives us a taste of what life is like on this “paradise”.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Christy Morris to talk about the latest Star Wars book, Canto Bight. We discuss our excitement for The Last Jedi, the book's setup, Rules of the Game, The Wine in the Dreams, Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing, The Ride, ratings and should you read it.

Chapters
The Last Jedi Excitement (00:03:52)
The Book's Setup (00:05:34)
Rules of the Game (00:18:31)
The Wine in the Dreams (00:27:05)
Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing (00:38:29)
The Ride (00:44:55)
Rating (00:54:24)
Should You Read It? (00:55:46)

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)

Direct download: tsc-161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am MST

The Adventures of Tintin.

The Tintin comic was created by in 1929 by Belgian artist Georges Remi who wrote under the name Hergé, the cast of characters captured the hearts of millions around the world and continues to do so as each subsequent generation finds them anew.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Nic Anastassiou to talk about The Adventures of Tintin: The Curse of the Unicorn. We discuss the history of Tintin, Spielberg's history, bringing in Peter Jackson, Nic's history, bringing the story together, filming, Spielberg's sensibilities, the plot, the casting, a theme, Williams' soundtrack and our ratings.

Chapters
The History of Tintin (00:06:07)
Spielberg's History (00:16:02)
Bring in Peter Jackson (00:19:57)
Filming (00:38:39)
Spielberg's Sensibilities (00:47:05)
The Plot (00:52:04)
The Casting (00:55:59)
A Theme (01:00:32)
Williams' Soundtrack (01:04:21)
Ratings (01:11:38)

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-160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am MST

A View to a Kill.

It's the end of an era as Roger Moore let's the producers of the James Bond series that he will hang up the PPK after his seventh appearance as the debonair agent. He's brought the character to new heights and lows in his time and looks to go out on top.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about A View to a Kill. We discuss continuing Bond, the story, help for Bond, the villain, Grace Jones, a Bond angel, the score and theme, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:07:40)
The Story (00:18:08)
Help for Bond (00:27:51)
The Villain (00:36:09)
Grace Jones (00:41:19)
Bond Angel (00:44:39)
Score and Theme (00:50:50)
Ratings (00:55:27)

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-159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Justice League.

In 2013 Zack Snyder, DC Comics and Warner Brothers started a journey to bring the characters of the comics to screen in a way they had not been seen before. Backed by Christopher Nolan as an executive producer, they began with Man of Steel. Superman’s origin was retold for the first time since 1978, asking the question, “What would it actually be like to actually have this being on our world?”. The saga continued with Batman v Superman, introducing us to a Batman on the edge becoming the villain and an appearance by the enigma known as Wonder Woman. In the end they save the world but lose one of their own. Although Snyder did not direct Wonder Woman, he helped write the story which bookends in the present, to tie into the culmination of all this set up in Justice League.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is going by League members Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about the latest DC Comics film, Justice League. We discuss going in, connection the dots, so much going on, going back to Themyscira and on to Atlantis, the audience, Batman, Wonder Woman, resurrection, the new characters, Steppenwolf, darkness and light, action, music, end credits and our ratings.

Chapters
Going All In (00:05:01)
Connecting the Dots (00:08:12)
So Much Going On (00:12:30)
Back to Themyscira and on to Atlantis (00:23:34)
The Audience (00:35:24)
Batman (00:40:55)
Wonder Woman (00:47:23)
J.K. Simmons (00:51:56)
Resurrection (00:52:56)
Superman Returns (00:59:03)
Flash (01:08:22)
The Aquaman (01:12:34)
Cyborg (01:15:40)
Steppenwolf (01:20:25)
Darkness and Light (01:25:55)
Action Scenes (01:28:08)
The Music (01:28:08)
End Credit Sequences (01:42:50)
Ratings (01:45:28)

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)

Direct download: tsc-158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Stranger Things 2.

It has been a year since the events of the last season and a lot has changed in Hawkins, Indiana as the boys are growing up, facing new challenges and a few their not expecting, girls, rivalry and the return of the Upside-down.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman and Christy Morris to talk about Stranger Things 2. We discuss our first impressions, home, Eleven's journey, friendship, Billy, teenage angst, Hopper, Paul Reiser, what about Bob and our ratings.

Chapters
First Impressions (00:04:08)
Home (00:10:33)
Eleven's Journey (00:24:43)
Friendship (00:36:26)
Billy (00:42:14)
Teenage Angst (00:51:19)
Hopper (01:06:23)
Paul Reiser (01:12:54)
What About Bob (01:17:13)
Ratings (01:21:10)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Andrea Coffman
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-157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm MST

Thor: Ragnarok.

It's been nine years since the first Marvel movie Iron Man kicked off the MCU and since that time the studio has released seventeen movies. One series has struggled more than the others so, as it came time for the third Thor movie, a new director was brought in to shake up the status quo.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Lee Hutchison to talk about Thor: Ragnarok. We discuss coming into the film, two different tales, taking it seriously, the Goddess of Death, new character, Loki, Dr. Strange's cameo, the Hulk, the score, a retcon and ratings.

Chapters
Coming into Ragnarok (00:06:54)
Tale of Two Different Planets (00:15:46)
Taking it Seriously (00:22:08)
Dispatching the Merry Band (00:31:31)
The Goddess of Death (00:36:08)
Jeff Goldblum (00:42:38)
Valkyrie (00:44:38)
Karl Urban (00:48:57)
Korg (00:51:17)
Loki (00:54:21)
Dr. Strange Cameo (00:57:31)
The Hulk (01:00:35)
The Score (01:05:12)
A Retcon (01:07:51)
Ratings (01:09:42)

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)

Direct download: tsc-156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am MST

Octopussy.

In 1983 the James Bond would face something that he never had before, himself. This fateful year would see Kevin McClory finally make his version of Thunderball in Never Say Never Again with none other than pervious Bond, Sean Connery.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is once again joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about Octopussy. We discuss some listener emails first, continuing Bond, a thought experiment, making it up, new location, villains, Bond women, theme, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Emails (00:05:03)
Continuing Bond (00:05:56)
A Thought Experiment (00:11:12)
Making it Up (00:17:31)
A New Location (00:23:50)
Cold War Villains (00:34:29)
The Bond Women (00:43:01)
Monneypenny's Assistant (00:51:40)
Theme and Music (00:56:51)
Ratings (01:02:37)

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-155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am MST

Stranger Things.

Streaming has revolutionized how we watch shows, with binging finding it's way into the vernacular, Netflix has been at the forefront of this change, especially in the fall of 2016 as they released a show that quickly became a pop culture phenomenon.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris to celebrate the show's third anniversary by talking about Stranger Things. We discuss finding the show, the story and the 80s, the other side, the kids, Eleven's origin, the teens, the adults, absent fathers, the rift and our ratings.

Chapters
Finding Stranger Things (00:05:19)
The Story and the 80s (00:08:44)
The Other Side (00:15:06)
The Kids (00:22:02)
Eleven's Origin (00:30:59)
The Teens (00:35:25)
The Adults (00:44:10)
Absent Fathers (00:57:01)
The Rift (00:59:42)
Ratings (01:00:39)

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-154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MST

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

There's been a wave of nostalgia that has hit hard in the early 21st century, which has seen the revival of so many television and movie franchise come roaring back with varied levels of success. At the forefront of that wave were George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. We discuss our first impressions, the setting, monkey armies, things coming back, self indulgence, Marion, Shia, the movie, things you shouldn't know, other characters and things, plus our ratings.

Chapters
A Much Maligned Film (00:06:24)
First Impressions (00:07:31)
Coming Back to Indy (00:12:01)
The Setting (00:16:00)
The Monkey Army (00:23:07)
Things Coming Back (00:25:25)
Self Indulgence (00:28:16)
Serious Humor (00:31:44)
Bringing Marion Back (00:33:59)
Shia (00:36:07)
It's A Good Movie (00:39:06)
Things You Shouldn't Know (00:48:31)
Spalko (00:56:12)
Mac (01:00:23)
John Hurt (01:02:47)
Ants (01:04:46)
Other Things (01:06:15)
Ratings (01:09:01)

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-153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am MST

Blade Runner 2049.

Very few franchises find life after 35 years, but the early 21st century seems to be full of nostalgia and it's given filmmakers like Ridley Scott the opportunity to tell new stories (or pass them on to others to tell) in the universes they created so long ago.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Blade Runners Alice Baker and Michael Schindler to talk about Blade Runner 2049. We discuss continuing Blade Runner, ambiguity, replicants in everyday life, succession, sequel opportunities, love, a marrow, artificial everything, the cast, production and ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Blade Runner (00:03:55)
Ambiguity (00:06:02)
Replicants in Everyday Life (00:09:37)
Successor (00:14:06)
A Love Story? (00:26:11)
A Mirror (00:31:04)
Artificial (00:37:42)
Two Sides (00:45:00)
The Cast (00:48:15)
K's History (00:55:49)
Production and Sound Design (00:58:36)
Ratings (01:04:07)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Alice Baker
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)

Direct download: tsc-152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm MST

Blade Runner.

The late Seventies and early Eighties saw a proliferation of auteur driven science fiction movies that studios didn't know quite what to do with, filmmakers like George Lucas and Ridley Scott are prime examples of directors who's films hit cinemas that they were not happy with.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker and Michael Schindler to talk about Blade Runner: Final Cut. We discuss which version, our experiences, act of creation, what makes us human, show don't tell, is he a replicant, visual direction, the music and our ratings.

Chapters
Which Version (00:06:13)
Experiences (00:11:22)
Act of Creation (00:17:24)
What Makes Us Human (00:22:27)
Show Don't Tell (00:27:55)
Is He a Replicant (00:29:14)
Visual Direction (00:35:55)
The Cast (00:46:21)
The Music (00:53:17)
Ratings (00:55:51)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Alice Baker
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)

Direct download: tsc-151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am MST

For Your Eyes Only.

James Bond had done just about everything by the time the producers were looking to create his next adventure and instead of trying to outdo Moonraker, they decided that is is time to firmly plant Bond's feet back on the ground.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about For Your Eyes Only. We discuss continuing Bond, the graveside and Blofeld, the director, Bibi, Cassandra Harris, Melina, a scoundrel, the villain, a free for all and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:24)
The Director (00:14:32)
Bibi (00:35:23)
Cassandra Harris (00:40:46)
Melina (00:44:29)
A Scoundrel (00:51:40)
The Villain (00:56:40)
A Free For All (01:01:59)
Ratings (01:08:10)

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-150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MST

Leia, Princess of Alderaan.

Leia is one of the most recognized and revered characters in film, yet we still know very little about her upbringing. From the time she was whisked away by Bail Organa, adopted by he and his wife and then shows up in A New Hope, we know almost nothing (we do know just a bit more now, thanks to an appearance by the rebellious princess in Star Wars Rebels). Now thanks to The Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Claudia Gray, Leia’s transition from princess to rebel is now complete.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels Christy Morris and Thomas Harper to talk about Leia, Princess of Alderaan. We discuss Christy's first Star Wars book, Leia's characterization, Leia and her parents, from princess to rebel, Kier, YA, the cost, saw, Last Jedi connections, Amilyn Holdo and our ratings.

Chapters
Christy's First Star Wars Book (00:04:31)
Leia's Characterization (00:07:24)
Leia and Her Parents (00:14:16)
From Princess to Rebel (00:21:18)
Kier (00:28:34)
YA (00:35:50)
The Cost (00:37:58)
Saw (00:47:30)
The Last Jedi Connection (00:53:19)
Amilyn Holdo (00:55:59)
Ratings (01:01:34)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
Thomas Harper

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-149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am MST

Phasma.

In the lead up to The Force Awakens, the anticipation for the new film was palpable. Fans were atwitter about everything they were seeing in the trailers, toys and through the media, including one of the most striking new characters–Captain Phasma. This chrome-plated stormtrooper had many fans asking questions about who she was, where she came from and just how awesome she would be in the movie. It’s not an overstatement to say that she was a letdown in the film as she was given nothing to do other than be thrown into a trash compacter by Chewie, Han, and Finn. Fortunately, the rehabilitation of Phasma has now begun. She’ll be back in Episode VIII, she’s starring in her own comic (where she’ll escape Starkiller Base) and her backstory has finally been revealed in the latest release from Del Rey by Delilah S. Dawson.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Jedi Master John Mills to talk about the latest Star Wars book, Phasma. We discuss our excitement, a character study, history, what about redemption, The First Order, world building, it all ties together and our ratings.

Chapters
Excitement (00:03:40)
A Character Study (00:07:56)
History (00:25:50)
What About Redemption? (00:30:31)
The First Order (00:38:19)
World Building (00:52:22)
It All Ties Together (00:57:17)
Ratings (01:13:04)

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-148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am MST

Dragon Con Panel.

In this very special supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing was joined on a Dragon Con panel but author Timothy Zahn and Star Wars Rebels Co-creator Henry Gilroy to talk about Thrawn. We were also joined by panelists Bruce Gibson, Kelly Hale and John Laing to dive into one of the true Star Wars legends.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Timothy Zahn
Henry Gilroy
Bruce Gibson
Kelly Hale
John Laing

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-s35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Defenders.

In April of 2015, Marvel, in conjunction with Netflix, released Daredevil, it's first series that was tangentially connected to the cinematic universe. It was met with rave reviews and each show they have added to Netflix has continued to build towards a team up, Avengers' style.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Daniel Proulx to talk about The Defenders. We discuss where we are when we start, bringing the team together, Elektra, The Hand, Stick is back, things that work and things that didn't, an ending and a beginning and our ratings.

Chapters
Where We Are (00:04:43)
Bringing the Team Together (00:09:03)
Elektra (00:26:01)
The Hand (00:30:33)
Stick is Back (00:42:09)
Things That Work and Things That Didn't (00:45:04)
An Ending and a Beginning (00:50:34)
Ratings (00:57:03)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Daniel Proulx

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-147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am MST

Dragon Con Panel: Star Wars: Legends to Canon.

On Friday September 1st, 2017, host Matthew Rushing was apart of a panel at Dragon Con on the Star Wars track with Moderator Bruce Gibson and panelists Bria LaVorgna, Aaron Goins, Alex Damon and Tom Hutchens to discuss the new canon books and comics in the saga as well as some of our favorites from the Legends line. We talk about what's working, what's not, our favorites and take questions from the audience. If you are interested in attending Dragon Con it is in downtown Atlanta every Labor Day weekend!

Host
Bruce Gibson

Guests
Bria LaVorgna
Matthew Rushing
Aaron Goins
Alex Damon
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)

Direct download: tsc-s34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am MST

Justice League: War.

DC Comics has been doing direct to home animated features since 1993 when it released Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (which did come out in the theaters but was meant, in the beginning, to only be for home release) which have garnered respect among many fans as fantastic renditions of the characters and comics.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Justice League:War. We discuss introducing the League, the character and voice actors, Geoff Johns, if it's a good primer and our ratings.

Chapters
Introducing the League (00:05:14)
Jason O'Mara (00:18:00)
Alan Tudyk (00:22:16)
A Flirtation (00:25:48)
Wonder Woman (00:27:56)
Not Necessarily Liked (00:29:59)
Hal Jordan (00:32:33)
The Flash (00:36:44)
Cyborg (00:39:28)
Geoff Johns (00:44:02)
Shazam (00:47:30)
Darkseid (00:52:25)
Where it Leaves Us (00:55:32)
A Primer? (00:58:56)
Ratings (01:02:56)

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-146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21pm MST

Moonraker.

1977 the film industry changed forever with the release of Star Wars and even the venerable spy series of James Bond could not escape its wake, so instead of the promised For Your Eyes Only, the producers turned to something, in space.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about Moonraker. We discuss continuing Bond, the camp king, action scenes, Drax, Jaws in love, the women, music, theme and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:16)
The Camp King (00:14:19)
Action Scenes (00:27:05)
Drax (00:33:15)
Jaws in Love (00:39:11)
The Women (00:46:34)
Music and Theme (00:59:43)
Ratings (01:02:48)

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-145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am MST

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1.

In October of 2012, The CW put it's toe in the superhero waters with it's "Batman Begins" style show, Arrow, which would go on to birth The Flash in 2014 and out of a crossover between them would spin the most ambitious comic book show yet.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Christy Morris to talk about DC's Legends of Tomorrow. We discuss birthing Legends, dive deep into each one of the main characters, their arcs and give our ratings.

Chapters
Birthing Legends (00:05:49)
Rip Hunter (00:14:44)
Firestorm (00:22:32)
Ray Palmer (00:30:34)
Sara Lance (00:40:36)
Carter Hall (00:45:54)
Kendra Saunders (00:48:31)
Mick Rory (00:52:02)
Captain Cold (00:57:24)
Ratings (01:02:03)

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)

Direct download: tsc-144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am MST

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

In 1993, after the success of Batman: The Animated Series, Warner Brothers planned a follow up film for home release, yet late in the production, they switch gears and decided to release the film in theaters on Christmas Day which was met with critical acclaim but not enough marketing to make a dent at the box office.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about the cult classic, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. We discuss the history, the movie's length, standing alone, the cast, the past, the present, revenge, justice and vigilantism, how does it work and our ratings.

Chapters
History (00:04:17)
Movie's Length (00:07:31)
Standing Alone (00:10:59)
The Voice Cast (00:15:53)
The Past (00:25:57)
The Present (00:35:50)
Revenge, Justice and Vigilantism (00:40:18)
How Does it Work? (00:45:07)
Ratings (00:50:23)

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-s33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm MST

The Dark Tower.

Stephen King's first book in his Dark Tower series was released back in 1982 and the latest book in the series came out in 2012 and in most of that time the film version has languished in development hell, until now.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker and Richard Marquez to talk about The Dark Tower. We discuss the history of the series, first impressions, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, forgotten father, the mind of a child, is revenge enough and our ratings.

Chapters
History (00:05:46)
First Impressions (00:10:52)
Idris Elba (00:21:12)
Matthew McConaughey (00:28:44)
Tom Taylor (00:34:16)
Forgotten Father (00:38:25)
The Mind of a Child (00:41:45)
Is Revenge Enough? (00:44:45)
Ratings (00:47:22)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Alice Baker
Richard Marquez

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-143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am MST

Battlefront II: Inferno Squad.

In the aftermath of Scarif and the destruction of the indestructible Death Star, the Empire finds itself vulnerable for the first time in twenty years. Its time to get serious about the treat of the Rebellion and destroy what is left of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. For this task, the Empire forms a new group who will work on the outside, an elite team who will suss out the Imperial traitors, infiltrate Rebel and Partisan groups to find out where the leaks are coming from and bring them to justice.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Michael Morris to talk about Christie Golden's latest Star Wars book, Inferno Squad. We discuss expectations, the setup, moral ambiguity, truth, hope and hate, betrayal, Inferno Squad, the Dreamers, a metaphor, focus and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:03:20)
The Story Setup (00:06:50)
Moral Ambiguity (00:13:57)
Truth, Hope and Hate (00:25:24)
Betrayal (00:28:32)
Inferno Squad (00:35:33)
The Dreamers (00:44:09)
A Metaphor (00:49:04)
Focus (00:53:01)
Ratings (00:54:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
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)

Direct download: tsc-s32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

In 1997, Luc Besson released his film The Fifth Element which became a sci-fi for many. During the making of that film, he'd hired the Valerian comic artist Jean-Claude Mézières, who asked him why he was not just adapting the Valerian comic instead.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker and Mike Schindler to talk about Besson's adaptation of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. We discuss our experiences and expectations, the imagination station, the cast, the story and our ratings.

Chapters
Experience and Expectations (00:04:56)
Imagination Station (00:11:33)
The Cast (00:25:59)
The Story (00:45:55)
Ratings (00:56:48)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Alice Baker
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)

Direct download: tsc-142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Dunkirk.

Christopher Nolan has cemented himself as one of the foremost filmmakers with movies like Memento, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Interstellar, so when he has a new project, he's created quite a reputation that he has to live up to.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Lee Hutchison and John Mills to talk about the latest Nolan, Dunkirk. We discuss, the format, the structure, courage, survival, citizen soldiers, sound, picture and our ratings.

Chapters
Format (00:06:03)
Structure (00:16:11)
Courage (00:34:48)
Survival (00:48:52)
Citizen Soldiers (00:53:06)
Sound and Picture (00:58:42)
Ratings (01:03:56)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Lee Hutchison
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-141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am MST

War for the Planet of the Apes.

Continuing a franchise is one of the hardest things to do in Hollywood, it's not hard in the sense that it doesn't happen very often, because it does, it's hard in the sense of making the film feel like it has a reason for existing other than making money and truly feels worthy of what's come before.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about War for the Planet of the Apes. We discuss from the rise of the dawn comes war, mercy, the unwanted, mercy part two, history learnin', Woody and Bad Ape, the effects, the score and our ratings.

Chapters
From the Rise of the Dawn Comes War (00:04:56)
Mercy (00:15:35)
The Unwanted (00:30:43)
Mercy Part Two (00:41:12)
History Learnin' (00:43:31)
Woody and Bad Ape (00:52:00)
The Effects (00:54:48)
The Score (01:00:02)
The Trilogy and Ratings (01:03:03)

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)

Direct download: tsc-140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am MST

Spider-Man Homecoming.

The character of Spider-Man first crawled his way into comic books in 1962 from the minds of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, he's been seen in cartoons, live-action television and in the last fifteen years 2 different film interactions.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Daniel Proulx to talk about Marvel's latest, Spider-Man Homecoming. We discuss the opening, the emotional core and mentors, finding your place, teching the spider, the characters, Vulture, Department of Damage Control and our ratings.

Chapters
The Opening (00:05:30)
Emotional Core and Mentors (00:15:41)
Finding Your Place (00:32:25)
Teching the Spider (00:37:10)
The Characters (00:47:14)
Vulture (01:01:02)
Department of Damage Control (01:06:05)
Rating (01:08:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Daniel Proulx

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-139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am MST

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a success but unlike so many franchise films out there, the studio did not rush to get the sequel out right away, instead waited till three years later to release the next installment in the Apes "reboot".

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Apeologist Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. We discuss 10 years later, fear of what we don't understand, who to blame, we're not that different, choosing sides, the cast, music, effects and our ratings.

Chapters
10 Years Later (00:04:06)
The Fear of What We Don't Understand (00:12:29)
Who to Blame (00:16:55)
We're Not That Different (00:25:32)
Choosing Sides (00:38:05)
The Cast (00:44:09)
Music and Effects (00:49:28)
Ratings (00:54:32)

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)

Direct download: tsc-138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm MST

Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The original Planet of the Apes is a classic in science fiction filmmaking and it took been ten years to recover from Tim Burton's disastrous remake before screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver found a way to reboot the series with a prequel to the original masterpiece.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We discuss our experiences and expectations, franchises, control, love and hubris, the power of betrayal, the cast, bringing the apes to life, the soundtrack, ending and our ratings.

Chapters
Experiences and Expectations (00:04:33)
Franchises (00:07:08)
Control, Love and Hubris (00:14:19)
The Power of Betrayal (00:27:15)
The Cast (00:32:04)
Bringing the Apes to Life (00:39:30)
The Soundtrack (00:43:56)
The Ending (00:46:59)
Ratings (00:49:35)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
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-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm MST

Arrow Season 4.

At the end of Arrow season four, Oliver and Felicity literally road off into the sunset after he defeated Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins to start a new life together, but did it last?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Alice Baker to talk about Arrow Season 4. We discuss our first impressions, Damien Darhk, the Green Arrow, bookending, the darkness within, the team and our ratings.

Chapters
First Impressions (00:05:10)
Damien Darhk (00:07:44)
The Green Arrow (00:15:15)
Bookending (00:17:47)
The Darkness Within (00:30:02)
The Team (00:39:43)
Ratings (01:02:39)

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-136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MST

The Spy Who Loved Me.

Bond movies always seem to have a troubled production and after The Man With the Golden Gun, the production of the next film saw it's fair share as the team of Saltzman and Broccoli dissolved in the wake of Saltzman's financial troubles, the movie had a title without a plot and finding a director was not as easy as they thought it would be.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about The Spy Who Loved Me. We pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore, discuss continuing Bond, the story, the climax, villain and henchman, a new Bond Woman, free for all and our ratings.

Chapters
Remembering Sir Roger Moore (00:03:25)
Continuing Bond (00:15:57)
The Story (00:28:18)
Climax, Villain and Henchman (00:38:04)
A New Bond Woman (00:47:50)
Free for All (01:02:37)
Ratings (01:09:43)

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-135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am MST

Wonder Woman.

The character of Wonder Woman has existed in the culture zeitgeist for over 75 years and yet it is only now, in 2017, that she has been brought to the big screen in her first solo movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bethany Blanton and Richard Marquez to talk about DC Comics' latest film Wonder Woman. We discuss our expectations, the heart of the movie, the characters, the villains, the God of War, listening, a time to fight and a time for love, responsibility, the movie and our ratings.

Chapters
Review Contest Winner (00:03:06)
Expectations (00:04:51)
The Heart of the Movie (00:11:32)
Etta Candy (00:26:08)
The Amazons (00:29:08)
Trevor's Three Friends (00:34:54)
The Villains (00:41:47)
The God of War (00:47:39)
Listening (00:55:31)
A Time to Fight, A Time to Love (00:59:05)
Responsibility (01:01:15)
The Movie (01:08:10)
Ratings (01:17:51)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bethany Blanton
Richard Marquez

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-134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am MST

Lords of the Sith.

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the book series that had been going on since 1991 was classified "Legends" and a new series of books was begun, which were considered canon for the Star Wars saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Lords of the Sith. We discuss previous books and expectations, the predators, action, Sith relationship, the Free Ryloth movement, new Imperials, focus and our ratings.

Chapters
Previous Books and Expectations (00:03:34)
The Predators (00:11:27)
Action (00:27:23)
Sith Relationship (00:30:31)
Free Ryloth Movement (00:38:10)
New Imperials (00:51:42)
Focus (00:56:56)
Ratings (00:59:49)

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-133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am MST

Guardians of the Whills.

The first film in the Star Wars Story line added some incredible new characters who helped change the galaxy forever with their daring mission to Scarif. But who were these people before and what lead them to this point? Luckily the literature is here to fill in those gaps.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Greg Rucka's book about Baze and Chirrut, Guardians of the Whills. We discuss force religions, meditations on the force, what the book adds, the force, terrorists against the Empire and our ratings.

Chapters
Force Religions (00:03:31)
Meditations on the Force (00:16:35)
What the Book Adds (00:18:40)
The Force (00:26:58)
Terrorists Against the Empire (00:30:26)
Ratings (00:38:08)

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-s31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Alien: Covenant.

In 2012, director Ridley Scott gave fans their first taste of the Aliens universe with the prequel Prometheus. Even though the movie did well with the critics, the fan response was less than enthusiastic, yet Scott was undeterred from seeing his vision into the next film.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Alien: Covenant. We discuss a sequel to a prequel, creator vs creation, if it's just a horror movie, the characters, some dumb moves, Tennessee, the music, 100% gorgeous and our ratings.

Chapters
A Sequel to the Prequel (00:05:38)
Creator vs Creation (00:14:57)
Just a Horror Movie? (00:28:03)
The Characters (00:29:23)
A Little Dumb (00:41:16)
Tennessee (00:44:22)
The Music (00:47:58)
100% Gorgeous (00:51:46)
Ratings (00:53:47)

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)

Direct download: tsc-132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am MST

Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One.

The first Lego Star Wars set released in 1999 was a X-Wing, set number 7140. Since that time Lego has produced hundreds of sets for the saga as well as branched off into video games and television shows.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Aaron Goins to talk about The Freemaker Adventures Season One. We discuss Lego, finding the Freemaker Adventures, the set up, favorite character, favorite episodes and why you should be watching.

Chapters
Lego! (00:05:30)
Finding the Freemakers (00:14:52)
The Set Up (00:23:52)
Favorite Characters (00:32:54)
Favorite Episodes (00:39:21)
Why You Should Watch (00:47:50)

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-s30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Man with the Golden Gun.

As the production of You Only Live Twice wrapped up the Bond producers were already looking to the future and the plan was to make The Man with the Golden Gun next, as well as have Roger Moore take over the role, but as it would happen with many of the Bond films, fate had other plans.

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 Man with the Golden Gun. We discuss continuing Bond, locations, an alter ego, the solar agitator, new characters, Bond women, too much Pepper, theme and music, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:09)
Locations (00:17:19)
An Alter Ego (00:27:29)
Solar Agitator (00:34:08)
New Characters (00:37:18)
Bond Women (00:46:05)
Too Much Pepper (00:59:45)
Theme and Music (01:05:18)
Ratings (01:08:24)

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-131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am MST

Rebel Rising.

Franchises enable fans the opportunity to get to know characters over many movies or episodes of a television show, but Rogue One's main characters were people that would only be in one movie and then most of them would never be seen again, opening the door for the literature to in fill in the backstories.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about the new Star Wars book, Rebel Rising. We discuss the structure of the book, YA books, fighting the Empire, what the Empire's like, a tangent, a metaphor, Jyn and our ratings.

Chapters
The Structure (00:03:19)
YA Books (00:09:53)
Fighting the Empire (00:13:56)
What the Empire's Like (00:26:08)
A Tangent (00:28:13)
A Metaphor (00:30:10)
Jyn (00:34:34)
Ratings (00:50:34)

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-s29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm MST

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

In 2014 a group of misfits from different parts of the universe came together to save the galaxy and steal the hearts of moviegoers, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next adventure.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bethany and Riley Blanton to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We discuss being back in the galaxy, family, sister fights, god complex, new characters, the end credits, the music and our ratings.

Chapters
Back in the Galaxy (00:05:02)
Family (00:10:03)
Sister Fights (00:29:32)
God Complex (00:42:02)
End Credits (00:58:37)
The Music (01:00:30)
Ratings (01:05:52)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bethany Blanton
Riley Blanton

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-130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm MST

Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel began it's movie universe in 2008 with Iron Man and since that time, it had grown exponentially in the types of heroes that populated it's films, yet nothing had truly prepared fans for where James Gunn would take us next.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. We discuss our expectations, the beginning, the setting, the character, responsibility for the universe, the dance off and ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:06:06)
The Beginning (00:09:54)
The Setting (00:15:00)
A Marvel Villain (00:26:20)
Chris Pratt (00:27:51)
Gamora (00:33:29)
Drax (00:42:05)
Groot and Rocket (00:44:11)
Responsibility for the Universe (00:49:49)
The Dance Off (00:55:59)
Ratings (00:59:27)

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-129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am MST

Thrawn.

Timothy Zahn is responsible for the creation of one of Star Wars most memorable villains in the literature and now with his recent appearance in the third season of Star Wars Rebels Zahn has been given the opportunity to fill in the story that leads us to Rebels.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Thrawn. We discuss our expectations, Thrawn's character, parallels, connections, character voices, Thrawn's equal, Eli Vanto and our ratings.

Chapters
Review Contest Winners (00:02:29)
Expectations (00:05:04)
Thrawn's Character (00:07:44)
Parallels (00:30:55)
Connections (00:45:44)
Character Voices (00:50:31)
Thrawn's Equal (00:53:44)
Eli Vanto (00:59:08)
Ratings (01:06:40)

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-128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am MST

Aliens.

For what seemed like only minutes to Ripley, turned out to be decades and luckily fans of the movie Alien did not have to wait that long to see the next chapter in her story as director James Cameron took over the helm of the second film.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Aliens. We discuss theatrical or special edition, human folly, the characters, artificial limits, music issues and our ratings.

Chapters
Theatrical or Special Edition (00:03:01)
Human Folly (00:10:08)
The Characters (00:18:34)
Hicks (00:22:54)
Burke (00:26:08)
Artificial Limits (00:28:59)
Newt (00:34:14)
Bill Paxton (00:37:44)
Vasquez (00:40:42)
Music Issus, Again (00:42:22)
Ratings (00:51:48)

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)

Direct download: tsc-127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm MST

Thor: The Dark World.

For all the success that Marvel had in "Phase One" of their superhero universe, they still knew that the biggest risk was going to be Thor, in fact this was the one character who's sequel was going to be contingent on their first outings performance. Thor performed well enough with the critics and fans meaning that a second film would be in the cards for Marvel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Asgardian warriors Daniel Proulx and Richard Marquez to talk about Thor: The Dark World. We discuss the behind the scenes, going for epic, the characters, a dark bore, action scenes, the ending, a rewrite, ratings, end credit and the Ragnarok trailer.

Chapters
Behind the Scenes (00:05:46)
Going for Epic (00:10:38)
The Character of Thor (00:18:52)
Jane (00:31:14)
Narrative Shortcuts (00:34:02)
Band of Friends and Frigga (00:40:33)
A Dark Bore (00:42:28)
Action Scenes (00:45:31)
The Ending (00:49:27)
A Rewrite (00:53:08)
Ratings (01:01:07)
End Credits Scene (01:03:41)
Breaking News! (01:08:17)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Daniel Proulx
Richard Marquez

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-126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space.

The new canon books of Star Wars have seen some great new stories in the universe and surprisingly, some of the best in the new canon have been from books aimed at the youngest fans of the saga.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Scott Ryfun to talk about the first three entries in the Adventures in Wild Space series. We discuss the set up, The Escape, The Snare, The Nest, what's coming in the rest of the series and our ratings.

Chapters
The Set Up (00:03:27)
The Escape (00:08:18)
The Snare (00:21:12)
The Nest (00:27:34)
The Rest of the Series (00:40:13)
Ratings (00:41:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Scott Ryfun

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-s28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Ghost in the Shell.

This story first found life as a manga that was written and drawn by Masamune Shirow starting in 1989. It later found life as an anime film that was directed by Mamoru Oshii and became a cult classic and now the newest iteration of the story is out on the big screen.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Michael Schindler and Richard Marquez to talk about Ghost in the Shell. We discuss compare and contrast, technological terror, the nature of humanity, personhood, fantasy/dreams/reality/memories, corporations and governments, the cast, favorite action scenes and ratings.

Chapters
Compare and Contrast (00:04:27)
Technological Terror (00:18:28)
The Nature of Humanity (00:22:47)
Personhood (00:31:53)
Fantasy, Dreams, Memories and Reality (00:41:11)
Corporations and Governments (00:55:06)
The Cast (00:57:09)
Favorite Actions Scenes (01:01:34)
Ratings (01:06:50)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Michael Schindler
Richard Marquez

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-125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Iron Fist.

Marvel's Netflix series have seen quite a bit of success beginning with Daredevil, then leading into Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, but before we get to The Defenders there is one more stop they had to make in K'un-Lun to pick up a wayward kung fu master.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Daniel Proulx to talk about Iron Fist. We discuss our first impressions, the characters, plot and premise, fight scenes, the music, The Defenders and our ratings.

Chapters
First Impressions (00:03:01)
Danny Rand/Finn Jones (00:12:33)
Colleen Wing (00:24:59)
The Meachum Kids (00:28:59)
Davos (00:36:55)
Bakuto (00:39:02)
Claire Temple (00:39:56)
David Wenham (00:42:46)
Plot and Premise (00:46:07)
Fight Scenes (00:53:48)
The Music (01:00:20)
The Defenders (01:03:19)
Ratings (01:08:36)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Daniel Proulx

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-s27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Live and Let Die.

Sean Connery was done with Bond and there was a push by the studio have the next actor be an American, while the producers pushed back, saying that Bond was British and would stay that way. So who would become the next iteration of this character and what would be his place in this every changing world which we live in, would have to be figured out quickly to keep the franchise alive.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about Live and Let Die. We discuss continuing Bond, Moore's first outing, sticking out, a new direction, a topical villain, Bond women, J.W. Pepper and the bayou, theme, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:05:06)
Moore's First Outing (00:10:54)
Sticking Out (00:20:24)
New Direction (00:23:14)
A Topical Villain (00:29:15)
Bond Women (00:33:39)
J.W. Pepper and the Bayou (00:47:15)
Theme and Music (00:53:12)
Ratings (00:57:28)

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-124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am MST