The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy
S10: So Many Things

Scott Gilbert.

Podcasting is nothing without the listeners and in this special supplemental of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing and Bruce Gibson welcome iTunes review contest winner Scott Gilbert to the bar. We discuss how he found Trek.fm, what got him into fandom, Star Trek books, other fandoms, recent films, talk a little Flash, Smallville, Superman, comic book movies, franchising, other genres, his five favorite video games and some final thoughts.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Scott Gilbert

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Chapters
Finding Trek.fm (00:02:20)
Entry Point for Fandom (00:05:47)
Star Trek Books (00:11:48)
Other Fandoms (00:18:19)
Recent Films (00:21:29)
Talk a Little Flash (00:27:27)
Smallville (00:30:48)
Superman (00:33:26)
Comic Book Movies (00:40:18)
Franchising (00:46:47)
Other Genres (00:50:29)
Five Favorite Video Games (00:57:58)
Final Thoughts (01:00:28)

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52: Midichlorian Hot Tub

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

After the success of Star Wars, the sequel became one of the most highly anticipated films of all time, giving George Lucas and his team a high bar of audience expectation that would continue for every subsequent film in the saga. What they gave us became know as one of the best sequels of all time and what many consider to be the finest movie in the Star Wars series to date.

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: The Empire Strikes Back. We start off discussing the last poster and trailer for The Force Awakens, our Episode V experiences, better sequels, the score, characters that’ve grown, the heir to the Jedi, a couple quick things, watching order and our ratings.


Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters
Introduction (00:02:14)
The Force Awakens Poster (00:05:25)
The Last Trailer (00:11:29)
Episode V Experience (00:21:40)
Better Sequels (00:29:44)
The Score (00:45:04)
Characters Have Grown (00:51:28)
Heir to the Jedi (01:13:54)
Quick Things (01:30:00)
Watching Order (01:35:29)
Ratings (01:46:12)


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51: I’m a Hughie

Pan.

There have been numerous adaptations of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan since his original play in 1904 and novel in 1911. From silent film, to animation, to live action with a real boy, the story of Peter has captivated and enthralled people for generations. Now, Joe Wright, director of Pride & Prejudice as well as Atonement has joined with producer Greg Berlanti to bring us the prequel to Peter Pan, a time when Pan learns who he is and Hook is a friend.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by lost girls Alice Baker and Megan Calcote to talk about Pan. We discuss Peter Pan history, this being a prequel, the plot, iconic characters, themes, things we liked and didn’t and our final thoughts.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Alice Baker
Megan Calcote

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters
Introductions (00:01:20)
Peter Pan History (00:03:58)
A Prequel (00:10:43)
The Plot (00:18:48)
Iconic Characters (00:28:28)
Themes (00:46:55)
Things We Liked and Didn’t (00:56:07)
Final Thoughts (01:03:13)

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50: MMMBop is My Jam

The Martian.

The story of the book The Martian is as outlandish as the tale inside. When Andy Weir’s book was rejected from publishers, he began publishing one chapter at a time on his website, then created a Kindle version that skyrocketed to the best-seller’s list in sci-fi, leading to the rights being sold to Crown in 2013 where the book debuted at the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller list and has now been made into a major motion picture.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman and Darren Moser to talk about the film, The Martian. We discuss the book, moving from page to screen, the movie, the characters, better together and our ratings.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Andrea Coffman
Darren Moser

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters
Contest Winner! (00:00:10)
Introduction (00:12:12)
The Book (00:15:00)
Page to Screen (00:29:58)
The Movie (00:36:34)
The Characters (00:47:51)
Better Together (00:59:14)
Ratings (01:14:18)

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49: #AuntBeruForever

Star Wars: A New Hope.

Very few films can say they have change the medium forever, yet that is exactly what happened in 1977 with the release of Star Wars, a sense of wonder was rekindled and a feeling of hope that had been lost in the “realism” of films in the 1970s returned to the silver screen.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Rebel leader John Mills and special guests Riley and Bethany Blanton from The Star Wars Report to talk about Star Wars: A New Hope. We discuss our Episode IV experiences, continuing the story, the final death of The Republic, the new “Chosen One”, the spiritual side, new characters and old friends, wrapping up with ratings and final thoughts.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bethany Blanton
John Mills
Riley Blanton

Resources
The Mentor

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters
Introduction (00:02:56)
Star Wars (00:04:12)
Episode IV Experience (00:05:38)
Continuing the Story (00:22:19)
There’ll Be No One To Stop Us This Time (00:31:27)
The New “Chosen One” (00:36:59)
The Spiritual Side (00:51:28)
New Characters and Old Friends (01:09:22)
Ratings and Final Thoughts (01:22:03)

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S9: Imperial Hunger Games

Star Wars: Lost Stars.

The story of Star Wars is usually told from the perspective of the heroes and that has left many questions for fans as to why someone would willingly join the Empire or what was the populace response to the the changing of the guard from Republic to Empire and finally many of those answers are coming to light though the new canon novels.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Rebel Scum Bruce Gibson, John Mills and Mike Schindler to talk Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars. We discuss our first impressions, the Imperial point of view, the character, the canon, comparisons, wrapping up with our final thoughts and ratings.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
John Mills
Mike Schindler

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters
The Panel (00:02:47)
Lost Stars (00:04:16)
Imperial Impressions (00:05:19)
Imperial Point of View (00:14:04)
Imperial Characters (00:35:07)
Imperial Canon (00:52:43)
Imperial Comparisons (01:04:05)
Final Thoughts and Ratings (01:10:29)

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48: Instagramming Villains

Quantum of Solace.

Just hours before the the start of Writers Guild of America Strike on November 7th, 2007, Paul Haggis finished the script for the new James Bond movie. Unfortunately the strike would keep him from being able to polish the script, a task that would fall to actor Daniel Craig and director Marc Forster during filming.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing is joined by John Champion to talk about Quantum of Solace. We discuss Bond vs the writers, it being a sequel, growing Bond, heroes and villains being all mixed up, the villain and Quantum, things we liked and didn’t, watching the movie now, ratings, the song and our final thoughts.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters
Introduction (00:02:44)
Bond Vs the Writers (00:04:43)
First Direct Sequel (00:12:59)
Growing Bond (00:22:50)
Heroes and Villains All Mixed Up (00:35:41)
The Villain (00:40:23)
Things We Liked and Things We Didn’t (00:48:01)
Watching Quantum Now (01:04:56)
Ratings (01:14:05)
The Song and Final Thoughts (01:17:46)

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47: We’ll Always Have Endor

Star Wars Aftermath.

As Return of the Jedi faded from theaters in late 1983, Star Wars fans entered what would become known as the “Dark Times”. Toys began disappearing from the shelves and slowly Star Wars faded into the cultural zeitgeist. Before faint whispers about Special Editions and Prequels, Heir to the Empire awakened a hunger for Star Wars that had been just under the geek surface for years. It was the first book to be licensed by Lucasfilm to continue the story after Return of the Jedi. Bringing back Luke, Leia and Han as well as introducing us to Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Talon Karrde and a plethora of others who would become staples of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Timothy Zahn cemented himself as the second coming of George Lucas for fans. The SWEU flourished with varied success over the 23 years it ran, ending when Disney acquired Lucasfilm and announced that the EU would be reorganized in the Legends line and a new official run of canon books and comics would be forthcoming.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by intrepid Rebels Bruce Gibson, Darren Moser and John Mills to talk about Star Wars Aftermath. We discuss the old SWEU and the the new canon, a new hope, characters, small cameos, things we liked, ask a question, the Amazon issue and wrap up with ratings and final thoughts. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Bruce Gibson

Darren Moser

John Mills

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

C Bryan Jones and Norman C. Lao

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Introduction (00:01:21)

Old History, New Canon (00:05:04)

A New Hope (00:18:43)

Characters (00:36:55)

Small Cameos (01:03:08)

Things We Liked (01:07:54)

A Question (01:16:00)

The Amazon Issue (01:21:31)

Ratings and Final Thoughts (01:28:20)

 

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S8: How to Add to Canon

The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club Jedi Masters Matthew Rushing and John Mills dive into some of the new Star Wars books released on Force Friday. We talk about Weapon of the Jedi about Luke, Moving Target which is Leia’s story and Smuggler’s Run that is a Han and Chewie adventure. While each one of these books takes place in the Original Trilogy era they each include clues to the upcoming movie The Force Awakens. As we dissect each book we look for the clues as well as consider how each story adds to the canon knowledge of Luke, Leia and Han, ending with our final thoughts and ratings.    

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guest

John Mills

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

C Bryan Jones and Norman C. Lao

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Weapon of the Jedi - Luke (00:03:42)

Moving Target - Leia (00:33:32)

Smuggler’s Run - Han and Chewie (00:58:42)

Final Thoughts and Ratings (01:21:41)

 

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46: His Sophie’s Choice

Arrow: Season 2.

As season 2 of Arrow approached fans wondered how the series would top itself after a truly remarkable first season that had left viewers on the edge of their seats as Oliver Queen walked the tightrope of vigilante and hero.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Suicide Squad members Alice Baker and Daniel Proulx to talk about Arrow: Season 2. We discuss our initial thoughts, coming back to Oliver, a new villain, new characters, The Flash, consequences, is it dark or just serious, spin offs and our ratings. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Alice Baker

Daniel Proulx 

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

 

Executive Producers

C Bryan Jones and Norman C. Lao

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

New Season, New Thoughts (00:05:00)

Coming Back to Oliver (00:10:46)

New Villain, Old Friend (00:18:03)

New Characters (00:27:47)

The Flash (00:44:10)

Consequences (00:50:59)

Dark or Just Serious? (00:59:11)

Spin Off (01:01:40)

Ratings (01:09:09)

 

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