The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

Artemis Fowl.

In 2001 the first book in a new fantasy series for kids was released which would spawn seven sequels and lead to a long stay in development hell for a film adaptation, which finally came to an end in 2020 when the movie was released on Disney+.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Artemis Fowl. We discuss our familiarity with the story, a long development, source material differences, true fairy tales, the cast lurking in the shadows, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Familiarity (00:02:47)
A Long Development (00:06:28)
Source Material Differences (00:08:14)
True Fairy Tales (00:14:54)
Ferdia Shaw (00:23:58)
Holly Shaw (00:29:40)
Josh Gad (00:33:03)
Juliet (00:36:58)
Bulter (00:38:23)
Colin Farrell (00:40:52)
Judi Dench (00:44:49)
Lurking in the Shadows (00:47:41)
The Music (00:53:27)
Ratings (00:56:49)
Recommendations (01:00:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-287.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am MDT

Top Gun.

Tom Cruise was already a star when Jerry Bruckheimer tapped him to be in his next big movie about the fighter pilots at the Navy's most exclusive training facility, the collaboration would catapult each of them into the next level of stardom.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Top Gun. We discuss inspiration and involvement, Tom Cruise, the reason for rules, Kelly McGillis, the writing, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Jester and Viper, real planes and models, the soundtrack, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Inspiration and Involvement (00:03:15)
Tom Cruise (00:16:46)
The Reason for Rules (00:23:44)
Kelly McGillis (00:28:53)
The Writing (00:36:03)
Val Kilmer (00:37:05)
Anthony Edwards (00:41:18)
Jester and Viper (00:43:40)
Real Planes and Models (00:47:21)
Soundtrack (00:51:37)
Ratings (00:56:20)
Recommendations (00:57:54)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-286.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

American Graffiti.

After THX-1138, George Lucas was challenged by his friend Francis Ford Coppola to do something more mainstream and upbeat, the result would be a movie drawn from Lucas' own teenage years in Modesto, California.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome back John Mills to talk about American Graffiti. We discuss the inspirations for the movie, robust female characters, troubles, the soundtrack of our lives, where life goes, Steve and Laurie, one of four ways, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Inspirations (00:03:23)
Robust Female Characters (00:17:13)
Troubles (00:23:32)
The Soundtrack of Our Lives (00:27:22)
Where Life Goes (00:43:23)
Steve and Laurie (00:52:34)
One of Four Ways (00:56:41)
Ratings (00:59:09)
Recommendations (01:05:54)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guestcc
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-285.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

THX-1138.

George Lucas is synonymous with Star Wars, yet many people forget that his film career did not start with this landmark movie, a product of USC's film school, Lucas actually cut his directorial teeth on much more esoteric and experimental films.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills to talk about THX-1138. We discuss the history of the movie, our personal history with it, the director's cut, dystopia, inspirations, a questions, the cast, production design, sound, music, the trial, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
History (00:02:41)
Personal History (00:13:34)
The Director's Cut (00:19:03)
Dystopia (00:23:13)
Inspirations (00:40:02)
A Question (00:42:22)
The Cast (00:47:48)
Production Design, Sound and Music (00:52:25)
The Trial (00:56:50)
Ratings (01:00:18)
Recommendations (01:05:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-284.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: Queen's Peril.

The Phantom Menace introduced us to the youngest queen in Naboo's history who was surrounded by her loyal bodyguards and decoys, but how did they find these young girls and how did they become a team, fans finally have the answer.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes William Devereux to talk about the book Queen's Peril. We discuss a new queen, a new security team, a new direction, a concert, setting the stage, a different point of view and our ratings.

Chapters
A New Queen (00:03:31)
A New Security Team (00:10:06)
A New Direction (00:17:14)
A Concert (00:22:09)
Setting the Stage (00:25:22)
A Different Point of View (00:28:12)
Ratings (00:35:57)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
William Devereux

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-283.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Stargirl.

Geoff Johns has written some of the biggest stories in the DC Comic universe over the years, but his most personal project was his first, Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E in which he created the character of Courtney Whitmore who was based on his sister that had passed in a plane crash and who has now been brought to life in her own show on the DC Universe app.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about the new show, Stargirl. We discuss our familiarity with the character, comic to screen, Courtney Whitmore, the tone and pace, Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Brainwave, connecting, soundtrack and score, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Familiarity (00:02:38)
Comic to Screen (00:04:16)
Courtney Whitmore (00:10:17)
Tone and Pace (00:18:26)
Luke Wilson (00:24:14)
Amy Smart (00:30:07)
Trae Romano (00:33:10)
Brainwave (00:34:23)
Connecting (00:38:21)
Soundtrack and Score (00:41:11)
Ratings (00:44:24)
Recommendations (00:41:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-282.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Rocky.

The late 70s were a bad time for a lot of people, the economy was sluggish, jobs were scarce, cities showed the signs of serious urban decay, people needed a hero and Sylvester Stallone had just such hero in mind.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Rocky. We discuss our first bout in the ring, inspirations, Stallone is Rocky, the heart of the film, the production, the Pennino siblings, the music, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
First Bout in the Ring (00:02:58)
Inspirations (00:07:18)
Stallone is Rocky (00:10:11)
The Heart of the Film (00:13:54)
The Production (00:21:21)
The Pennino Siblings (00:24:48)
The Music (00:31:00)
Carl Weathers (00:33:11)
Burgess Meredith (00:36:30)
Rating (00:42:21)
Recommendations (00:45:32)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-281.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am MDT

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Final Season.

In March of 2013, in the wake of the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, it was as if millions of voices suddenly cried out, but instead of being silenced, they continued to speak clearly with one voice saying, #SaveTheCloneWars. Because of the dedication of the fans and Dave Filoni, on July 19, 2018, a day that will be long remembered, a new hashtag was born #CloneWarsSaved, the series would return for it's final season to wrap up properly!

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills as we celebrate the final season of The Clone Wars! We discuss our relationship with the series, The Bad Batch arc, the Ahsoka Walkabout arc, the Siege of Mandalore/Order 66 arc and the music.

Chapters
Relationship With The Clone Wars (00:03:32)
The Bad Batch (00:11:55)
Ahsoka Walkabout (00:43:45)
The Siege of Mandalore and Order 66 (01:01:19)
The Music (01:51:48)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-280.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Escape from New York.

After the success of Halloween, John Carpenter found himself with enough clout in Hollywood to bring to life a project that previously no one would have touched.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills to talk about Escape from New York. We discuss our first escapes, the year 1997, Kurt Russell and Snake, Maggie, the other characters, the look and feel, the end of the movie, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
First Escape (00:04:15)
In the Year 1997 (00:09:55)
Kurt Russell and Snake (00:16:47)
Maggie (00:27:22)
The Other Characters (00:28:55)
The Look and Feel (00:40:10)
The End of the Movie (00:46:20)
Ratings (00:53:57)
Recommendations (00:58:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-279.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Locke & Key.

Netflix has become the home to some of the most popular shows, revolutionizing the way we think of television, how it is produced and distributed, giving rise to the binge culture and creating some truly memorable series.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Locke & Key. We discuss the comics, the development, keying into the mystery, the romance key, the Locke family, adults and magic, Dodge, the key to stall, trauma, loss, fear, the production, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
The Comics (00:03:06)
Development Key (00:04:20)
Key into the Mystery (00:12:21)
The Romance Key (00:18:56)
Nina Locke (00:21:21)
Adults and Magic (00:24:12)
Tyler Locke (00:27:57)
Kinsey Locke (00:31:17)
Bode Locke (00:35:26)
Dodge (00:38:24)
The Key to it All (00:40:30)
Trauma, Loss and Fear (00:47:11)
The Production (00:52:31)
Ratings (00:54:55)
Recommendations (00:57:29)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-278.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Ghostbusters II.

1989 was a huge year for movies as that summer saw the release of Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Trek V and the long awaited sequel to the smash comedy hit, Ghostbusters.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Ghostbusters II. We discuss our first time, production hell, production woes, the plot, Bill Murray, too easy, Rick Moranis, negative emotions, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Our First Time (00:03:36)
Production Hell (00:05:07)
Production Woes (00:13:18)
The Plot (00:18:49)
Bill Murray (00:23:55)
Too Easy (00:27:33)
Rick Moranis (00:28:24)
Negative Emotions (00:31:47)
Ratings (00:37:10)
Recommendations (00:40:07)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-277.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Inside Out.

Pixar made it's name with high concept ideas and incredible animation, from Toy Story to Wall-E to Up, the studio continued to push itself, always wanting to create something unique.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Inside Out. We discuss a big risk, the importance of sadness, the importance of emotion, emotions in adults, the importance of memory, the voice cast, the score, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Taking a Risk (00:03:17)
The Importance of Sadness (00:11:38)
The Importance of Emotions (00:19:30)
Emotions in Adults (00:22:20)
The Importance of Memory (00:27:51)
The Voice Cast (00:37:10)
The Score (00:47:31)
Ratings (00:49:49)
Recommendations (00:51:38)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-276.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Predator.

The late 80s became a haven for big action movies with the likes of Die Hard, Terminator, Aliens, Indiana Jones and so much more coming out every year.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills to talk about Predator. We discuss out first hunts, the mission, Arnold, the team, Bill Duke, Carl Weathers, the Predator, an Alan Silvestri soundtrack and our ratings.

Chapters
First Hunt (00:03:16)
The Mission (00:13:04)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (00:28:42)
The Team (00:35:12)
Bill Duke (00:36:22)
Carl Weathers (00:40:17)
The Predator (00:44:17)
Alan Silvestri Soundtrack (00:52:40)
Ratings (00:55:16)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-275.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Edge of Tomorrow.

There are some movies that, right out of the gate are massive hits, then there are others that get good reviews, do okay at the box office but find their second life through their home release.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Scott McClellan of The DC Comics Squadcast to talk about Edge of Tomorrow (aka Live Die Repeat). We discuss our first experiences, live die repeat, incomplete information, the cast, battle suits, aliens, effects, the ending, our rating and recommendations.

Chapters
First Experiences (00:04:50)
Live Die Repeat (00:09:36)
Incomplete Information (00:19:37)
Tom Cruise (00:24:53)
Emily Blunt (00:29:51)
Bill Paxton (00:33:49)
Battle Suits, Aliens and Effects (00:37:31)
The Ending (00:46:13)
Ratings (00:52:01)
Recommendations (00:55:55)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-274.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Swiss Family Robinson.

Throughout the 1950s, the Walt Disney Company began to branch out from animation and get into making more live action films, may of these were in the action-adventure genre with movies like, Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the Davy Crockett series and so much more.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about the classic Disney film, Swiss Family Robinson. We discuss our first shipwreck, filming, the important things, pros and cons, chivalry isn't dead, the cast, the pirates, does it hold up, ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
First Shipwreck (00:4:55)
Filming (00:07:31)
The Story (00:15:16)
The Important Things (00:20:01)
The Pros and Cons (00:28:25)
Chivalry Isn't Dead (00:33:26)
John Mills (00:37:12)
Dorothy McGuire (00:41:08)
The Three Sons (00:43:50)
Janet Munro (00:49:01)
The Pirates (00:53:14)
Does it Hold Up? (00:56:49)
Ratings (00:58:31)
Recommendations (00:59:50)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-273.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

A Quiet Place.

Horror movies have been massively popular genre for decades and in the spring of 2018 John Krasinski released his directorial debut for a major studio that was met with an overwhelming response that transcended the horror genre audience.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about A Quiet Place. We discuss a quiet experience, the set up, the cast, the music and the sound design, direction, ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
A Quiet Place (00:05:15)
The Set Up (00:11:25)
The Aliens (00:16:46)
Life Goes On (00:20:25)
John Krasinski (00:25:55)
Emily Blunt (00:30:20)
The Daughter (00:35:39)
The Oldest Son (00:41:01)
The Music and Sound Design (00:44:07)
Direction (00:49:01)
Ratings (00:50:54)
Recommendations (00:53:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-272.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Onward.

Pixar has cemented itself as one of the most imaginative movie studios, they have given us insight into the secret lives of toys, bugs, monsters, cars and now they have brought to life the world of mythology.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Onward. We discuss a whole new world, fathers and brothers, the quest, sacrifice, mom's boyfriend, the voice cast, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
A Whole New World (00:03:43)
Fathers and Brothers (00:14:08)
The Quest (00:22:15)
Sacrifice (00:24:32)
Mom's Boyfriend (00:27:23)
Tom Holland (00:29:44)
Chris Pratt (00:32:48)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (00:36:18)
The Music (00:38:59)
Ratings (00:40:45)
Recommendations (00:43:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-271.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Hunt for Red October.

Thirty years ago a movie was released that help usher in a new kind of espionage film, as director John McTiernan brought to life Tom Clancy's best selling novel on the big screen.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Champion to talk about The Hunt for Red October. We discuss our experience with the movie, a new type of spy film, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, other characters, Sam Neill, the truth about politics, the effects, the music, does it hold up and our ratings.

Chapters
Our Experience (00:04:02)
A Different Type of Spy Movie (00:10:11)
Sean Connery (00:22:16)
Alec Baldwin (00:27:46)
Scott Glenn (00:33:49)
Other Characters (00:39:01)
Sam Neill (00:43:23)
The Truth About Politics (00:46:56)
The Effects (00:54:50)
The Music (00:58:49)
Does it Hold Up? (01:02:48)
Ratings (01:10:48)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-270.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Witcher.

The first stories to appear about The Witcher where in a Polish science fiction/fantasy magazine called Fantastyka which eventually lead to more short stories and a series of books creating a saga that centered around Geralt of Rivia, Ciri and Yennifer. The series would spawn three extremely popular video games before finally being turned into a Netflix series at the end of 2019.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The Witcher. We discuss about our introduction to the series, the timelines, the main characters, a couple friends, fighting destiny, selfless and selfish, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Different Iterations (00:03:32)
Timelines (00:09:01)
Geralt of Rivia (00:19:25)
Ciri (00:30:30)
Yennifer of Vengerberg (00:34:45)
Jaskier (00:39:53)
Tissaia (00:42:55)
Fighting Destiny (00:46:13)
Selfless and Selfish (00:49:39)
The Music (00:56:58)
Ratings (01:00:00)
Recommendations (01:02:37)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-269.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.

In September of 1992, Batman: The Animated Show introduced fans to a new character named Harley Quinn, who was Joker's love interest and right hand lady; she would go on to become one of the most beloved characters in DC Comics, spawning merchandise, her own comic and now a major motion picture.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. We discuss our familiarity with the characters, Harley's point of view, the characters, people are a commodity, girl power, needle drops, renaming it, ratings, the R rating and our recommendations.

Chapters
Familiarity (00:03:24)
Harley's Point of View (00:09:45)
Harley Quinn (00:16:54)
Huntress (00:24:43)
Black Canary (00:30:16)
Montoya (00:36:06)
Cassandra Cain (00:39:45)
Zsasz (00:44:11)
Black Mask (00:46:26)
People are a Commodity (00:49:29)
Girl Power (00:53:04)
Needle Drops (00:56:32)
Renaming It (00:58:23)
Ratings (00:59:47)
The R Rating (01:02:15)
Recommendations (01:04:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Norman Lao

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-268.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Ghostbusters.

The 1980s gave us some of the most beloved movies and many of them continue on as franchises to this day, some have been successful and some, not so successful.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Ghostbusters. We discuss our ghost-busting experience, a more realistic take, the cast, the ghosts, the music, a cult classic, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Ghostbusting Experience (00:03:25)
A More Realistic Take (00:06:27)
Bill Murray (00:15:55)
Harold Ramis (00:23:04)
Dan Aykroyd (00:25:17)
Annie Potts (00:27:47)
Rick Moranis (00:29:13)
Sigourney Weaver (00:32:30)
Ernie Hudson (00:35:53)
The Walter Peck Character (00:39:12)
The Ghosts (00:42:50)
The Music (00:47:23)
A Cult Classic (00:50:15)
Ratings (00:53:29)
Recommendations (00:56:16)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-267.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Mandalorian: Season One.

Disney+ is the the home of Star Wars' first live action show and it has completed it's first season, with another one well on the way.

This week in The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined my John Mills to talk about The Mandalorian: Season One. We discuss the Mando, a parallel, "Baby Yoda", Mandalorian culture, spending time wisely, the ships, the Imperial Remnant, frenemies, what didn't work and our ratings.

Chapters
The Mando (00:03:43)
A Parallel (00:13:09)
"Baby Yoda" (00:16:19)
Mandalorian Culture (00:19:58)
Spending Time Wisely (00:27:10)
Ships (00:31:44)
Kuiil (00:46:05)
IG-11 (00:50:15)
Cara Dune (00:54:46)
Greef Karga (01:01:04)
What Didn't Work (01:04:48)
Ratings (01:11:44)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-266.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Dark Crystal.

Jim Henson had made a name for himself with The Muppets but he wanted more and in 1982 the world was introduced to a new film, staring only puppets, that felt more like the dark Grimms' Fairy Tales than the lighthearted work he'd become known for.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Nic Anastassiou to talk about The Dark Crystal. We discuss a unique experience, the Genesis, growing up, the two that are one, Thra history, a world changed, powerful messages, the music, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
A Unique Experience (00:05:05)
Genesis (00:15:16)
Growing Up (00:20:47)
The Two That Are One (00:27:41)
Thra History (00:38:02)
A World Changed (00:43:22)
Powerful Messages (00:46:18)
The Music (00:51:52)
Ratings (00:56:54)
Recommendations (01:03:10)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Nic Anastassiou

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-265.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

In 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz introduced us to a whole new fantasy world that pushed the boundaries of puppeteering on the big screen and ever since that time, there have been rumors of continuing the story which Netflix would finally make reality with a prequel series in 2019.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Nic Anastassiou to talk about The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. We discuss our experiences with the series, a fall, a broken trust, world-building, the selfish life, the voice cast and editing, music, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Experiences (00:05:51)
A Fall (00:13:12)
A Broken Trust (00:24:24)
World-building (00:38:29)
The Selfish Life (00:44:44)
Voice Cast and Editing (00:52:21)
The Music (01:02:10)
Ratings (01:07:28)
Recommendations (01:12:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Nic Anastassiou

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The wait is over, the final film in the Skywalker saga is here, again (for those that are old enough to remember the last time it was here with Revenge of the Sith) and JJ Abrams is back to wrap up this Sequel Trilogy that he began in 2015 with The Force Awakens.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Bruce Gibson to talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We discuss leaving the theater, Rey's answers, the Dyad, Bendemption, confronting fear, the rise of Palpatine...again, new and old characters, the Sith, The First Order, The Final Order, too many reversals, old friends return, the final score and our ratings.

Chapters
Leaving the Theater (00:03:47)
Rey's Answers (00:16:55)
The Dyad (00:41:23)
Bendemption (00:51:54)
Confronting Fear (01:01:17)
The Rise of Palpatine...Again (01:06:00)
Leia (01:19:32)
Poe (01:26:55)
Zorii Bliss (01:32:56)
Finn (01:36:42)
The Droids (01:45:28)
Babu Frik (01:52:16)
The Sith (01:54:14)
The First Order, The Final Order (02:02:43)
Too Many Reversals (02:11:49)
Lando (02:18:50)
Ghost Luke (02:24:33)
The Final Score (02:31:53)
Ratings (02:37:23)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guests
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm MDT

Jumanji: The Next Level.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a surprise smash during the holiday season of 2017, it delighted fans with a fresh idea for the series and had some serious legs at the box office.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Jumanji: The Next Level. We discuss a new level, social media lies, getting older, finding your strengths, still lessons to learn, the new cast, changing avatars, a sequel, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
A New Level (00:04:38)
Social Media Lies (00:16:25)
Getting Older (00:27:26)
Finding Your Strengths (00:35:03)
Still Lessons to Learn (00:40:38)
The Newest Member (00:45:03)
Casting (00:46:46)
Changing Avatars (00:49:49)
An Important Cast Member (00:53:30)
A Sequel (00:55:53)
Ratings (01:01:44)
Recommendations (01:06:12)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Force Collector.

We have reached the end of The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and we find ourselves at an unexpected place in the timeline of the Sequel Trilogy with this final book.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is going by Aaron Goins to talk about Force Collector. We discuss a quick questions, the timeline, the ways of the Force, something different, collecting history, experiencing Jedi history, bad parents, Force powers, the future and our ratings.

Chapters
A Quick Question (00:04:07)
The Timeline (00:05:41)
The Ways of the Force (00:08:33)
Something Different (00:15:55)
Collecting History (00:19:01)
Experiencing Jedi History (00:33:30)
Bad Parents (00:42:24)
Force Powers (00:48:38)
The Future (00:52:09)
Ratings (00:57:34)

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) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Resistance Reborn.

The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues as we pick up where The Last Jedi left off - the decimated Resistance finds itself in the worst possible position, with only the Millennium Falcon plus a few starfighers to it's name and no allies having answered Leia's call.

Ion this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Bruce Gibson to talk about Resistance Reborn. We discuss a decimated Resistance, the power of the First Order, redeeming the resistance, doing what is right, the First Order story, connecting the dots, the finale, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
The Millennium Falcon and a Few Starfighters (00:04:11)
The Power of the First Order (00:11:05)
Redeeming the Resistance (00:20:18)
Doing What is Right (00:30:41)
The First Order Story (00:36:51)
Connecting the Dots (00:42:19)
Some Random Things (00:51:43)
The Finale (00:54:34)
Ratings (00:58:31)
Recommendations (01:01:44)

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) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Frozen II.

There are not many Disney animated films that have received sequels released in the theater, but with the box office success that Frozen was for the company, it would come as no surprise that there would be a follow up, looking to reignite the passion for all things Frozen.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Frozen II. We discuss sequels, leaving the theater, the truth of history, growing up, the songs, the next right thing, love, the Northundra, the animation, Olaf, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Refrozen (00:03:42)
Leaving the Theater (00:10:53)
The Truth of History (00:13:04)
Growing Up (00:21:31)
The Songs (00:33:44)
The Next Right Thing (00:35:54)
Love (00:39:09)
The Northundra (00:42:13)
The Animation (00:45:35)
Olaf (00:47:31)
Ratings (00:49:39)
Recommendations (00:51:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Mandalorian.

Years ago, before he sold Lucasfilm, George Lucas had a dream to do a live action Star Wars show, he even commissioned one hundred scripts to be written to prepare for a time when technology would advance enough to allow him to do the show the way he wanted without breaking the bank.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Michael Morris of The Mandocast to talk about the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. We discuss something new, small universe and fan service, the characters, the mysteries, the look and feel, easter eggs, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Something New (00:03:51)
Small Universe and Fan Service (00:11:09)
The Mandalorian (00:21:45)
Kuiil (00:31:19)
Greef Carga (00:37:34)
Werner Herzog (00:40:23)
The Mysteries (00:43:36)
The Look and Feel (00:52:35)
Easter Eggs (01:02:16)
The Music (10:08:34)
Ratings (01:14:18)
Recommendations (10:17:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm MDT

Star Wars Allegiance.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson

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

Direct download: tsc-s40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Frozen.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Terminator: Dark Fate.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Zombieland: Double Tap.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-254.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Zombieland.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Joker.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

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

Direct download: tsc-252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Cloverfield Paradox.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Never Say Never Again.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

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

Direct download: tsc-250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

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

Direct download: tsc-249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Death of Superman.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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

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

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Another Life.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Cloverfield.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Thrawn: Treason.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills
Bruce Gibson

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

Direct download: tsc-243.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Stranger Things 3.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Andrea Coffman

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

Direct download: tsc-242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Bumblebee.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Scott McClellan

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

Direct download: tsc-241.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Norman Lao

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

Direct download: tsc-240.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

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

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

Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Alex Damon

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

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

Men in Black: International.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

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

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

Dark Phoenix.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

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

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

Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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

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

Kong: Skull Island.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

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

Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

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

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

Godzilla.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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

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

Star Wars: Master & Apprentice.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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

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

Avengers: Endgame.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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

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

Mission: Impossible III.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

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

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

Shazam!

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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

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

Watchmen: Director's Cut.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

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

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

Transformers.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

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

Star Wars: Queen's Shadow.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Bruce Gibson

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

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

Captain Marvel.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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

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

Willow.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Bruce Gibson

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

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

Mission: Impossible 2.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

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

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

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

The Man in the High Castle: Season 3.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nicolas Anastassiou

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

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

The LEGO Movie.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

Direct download: tsc-219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Glass.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Zach Moore

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

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

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Aaron Goins
Michael Morris

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

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

Split.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

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

Unbreakable.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Michael Schindler

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

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

Iron Fist: Season 2.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

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

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

Aquaman.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Christy Morris

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

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

Superman: The Movie.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
John Mills

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

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

Mission Impossible.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Champion

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

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

The Christmas Chronicles.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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
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