The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy
45: More Than a Feeling

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

As May 19th 2005 approached, Star Wars fans eagerly awaited what was believed to be the last film in the Saga. The end had come and the only question was whether it coould satisfy the imaginations of a generation. 

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jedi Masters Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Revenge of the Sith. We discuss our Episode III experiences, the end, personal themes, the fall of Anakin and the Republic, speculation about Episode VII, in light of The Clone Wars, Mustafar scene, missing scenes and our ratings.  

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

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 (00:03:38)

The Episode III Experience (00:05:08)

The End? (00:12:32)

Personal Themes (00:30:10)

The Fall of Anakin Skywalker (00:36:28)

The Fall of The Republic (00:48:02)

Speculation About Episode VII (00:53:21)

In Light of The Clone Wars (00:59:27)

Mustafar Scene (01:05:56)

Missing Scenes (01:17:30)

Ratings (01:30:42)

 

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Host

Matthew Rushing

 

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 (00:03:38)

The Episode III Experience (00:05:08)

The End? (00:12:32)

Personal Themes (00:30:10)

The Fall of Anakin Skywalker (00:36:28)

The Fall of The Republic (00:48:02)

Speculation About Episode VII (00:53:21)

In Light of The Clone Wars (00:59:27)

Mustafar Scene (01:05:56)

Missing Scenes (01:17:30)

Ratings (01:30:42)

 

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44: West Side Story for Spies

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 

The original television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ran for four seasons from 1964 to 1968 and was conceived of as James Bond on TV. It found a loyal following of fans and because of this had been in development for a feature film for over 20 years, finally finding it’s way to the silver screen in 2015. 

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by super spies Alice Baker, John Champion and Norman Lao to talk about Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. We discuss the history of the show and development of the movie, the spy, period spies today, coming together and give our ratings. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Alice Baker 

John Champion 

Norman Lao

 

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

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (00:02:31)

Mission History (00:04:26)

The Spies (00:16:33)

Period Spies Today (00:32:53)

Coming Together (00:52:38)

Ratings (01:07:10)

 

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43: Crash Test Dummy + Terminator = Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four.

The Fantastic Four has had a rough time of it in the cinema. The first movie was released in 2005 and was met with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 27% and when The Silver Surfer was released in 2007 the reviews came in at 37%. Fast forward to 2015 and Fox has successfully handled the X-Men franchise and looked again to try it’s hand at Marvel’s first family.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by the other members of the Marvel Posse, Andi VanderKolk and Daniel Proulx to talk about Fantastic Four. We discuss the previous films, why so serious, the good, what went wrong, the story, the effects and production and wrap up with our ratings.

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Andi VanderVolk

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

Fantastic Four? (00:02:27)  

Why So Serious? (00:10:13)  

The Good? (00:18:17)  

What Went Wrong? (00:32:09)  

Story? (00:44:46)  

Effects Have to be Good, Right? (00:57:07)  

Ratings (01:03:21)  

 

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S7: The Still Small Voice

 

Christie Golden: Dark Disciple.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing and John Mills welcome author Christie Golden to talk about her book Star Wars: Dark Disciple. We discuss her Star Wars story, favorite characters, researching The Clone Wars, things that stood out to her, Obi-Wan, Yoda and the Council, a moral quagmire, personal arcs, favorite and hardest things to write, Vos, the writing process, love and death, eras to write and where to find Christie online. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

John Mills 

Christie Golden

 

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

Intro (00:00:29)  

Dark Disciple Author (00:04:13)  

Christie’s Star Wars Story (00:05:13)  

Favorite Characters (00:07:54)  

Researching The Clone Wars (00:09:56)  

Things That Stood Out (00:15:01)  

Obi-Wan, Yoda and The Council (00:18:55)  

Moral Quagmire (00:22:32)  

Personal Arcs (00:29:20)  

Favorite Things, Hardest Things (00:33:06)  

The Dude Abides (00:36:20)  

The Writing Process (00:38:42)  

Love and Death (00:42:04)  

Eras to Write (00:46:40)  

Christie Online and Upcoming Work (00:48:00)  

 

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42: Not the Jim Carrey Mask

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

In 1996 Mission Impossible became the third highest grossing movie of the year which insured that there would be more impossible missions. Parts II, III and IV have all up the ante and continued to actually improve on the last. Can the fifth movie in the franchise continue that trend?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing covertly meets with agents Bruce Gibson and Norman Lao to discuss Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. We talk about the theme music, the previous missions, the new mission, new friends and enemies, rogue intelligence, the stunts, future mission and wrap up with ratings and rankings. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests 

Bruce Gibson 

Norman Lao

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Something New in Theaters? (00:05:01)

The Theme Music (00:05:20)

Mission History (00:07:04)

The New Mission (00:24:25)

New Friends, New Enemies (00:41:05)

Rogue Intelligence (00:48:29)

The Stunts (00:58:39)

Future Missions (01:03:08)

Ratings and Rankings (01:08:29)

 

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41: Making Him Necessary

Casino Royale.

After Die Another Day, the Bond franchise found itself in an interesting place, the movie had become the highest grossing Bond movie ever, yet it had left Bond occupying a fantasy world more that the real one. The decision was made to bring Bond back to his roots and make Casino Royale, now that it's rights had finally been secured. 

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Champion and Norman Lao to talk about Casino Royale. We discuss grounding Bond, the legitimacy of reboots and origin stories, the blonde Bond, Bond's history, a Bond-ing, when Bond strikes, feeling the Bond, Le Chiffre and our final thoughts and ratings. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

John Champion

Norman Lao

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Craig Retrospective (00:02:25)

Grounding Bond (00:04:33)

The Blonde Bond (00:27:26)

Bond's History (00:41:48)

A Bond-ing (00:55:41)

When Bond Strikes (01:06:50)

Feeling the Bond (01:18:10)

Le Chiffre (01:28:41)

Ratings and Final Thoughts (01:31:42)

 

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40: Iron Man's Little Brother

Ant-Man.

Marvel's Ant-Man has been in development since 2006 when Edgar Wright was hired to co-write the film and direct. He worked diligently on the movie until creative differences with the Marvel executives forced him to leave his pet project in the hands of Peyton Reed.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andi VanderKolk and Michael Schindler to talk about Marvel's Ant-Man. We discuss the impressions we had going into the film with the backstage drama, it being a smaller story, whether it's fresh or formulaic, the Wasp story, actors and characters, the themes, Phase 2 and Phase 3, wrapping up with final thoughts and ratings.  

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Andi VanderKolk

Michael Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

First Impressions With All the Backstage Drama (00:03:28)

A Smaller Story (00:24:06)

Fresh or Formulaic? (00:27:58)

The Wasp Story (00:39:28)

Actors and Characters (00:48:00)

Themes (00:55:13)

Phase 2 and Phase 3 (01:00:59)

Final Thoughts and Ratings (01:14:50)

 

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39: Friends in Low Places

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

After The Phantom Menace many fans wondered just what would happen in the upcoming Star Wars movie and with the release of the title there was massive speculation that the hallowed Clone Wars would finally be seen on the big screen.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing and intrepid Jedi Masters John Mills and Bruce Gibson discuss Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones. We actually start the show giving our thoughts on the latest Batman V Superman trailer, then we jump into our Episode II experience, the wunderkind, Obi-Wan being like Qui-Gon, John outdoing himself, the spiral down, the love story, a vast galaxy, the dark side, questioning Dooku's truth-telling, one last question and our ratings.  

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

John Mills

Bruce Gibson

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Batman V Superman Trailer (00:02:05)

The Episode II Experience (00:14:04)

Wunderkind (00:22:38)

Obi-Wan Like Qui-Gon (00:35:25)

John Out Does Himself (00:40:23)

The Spiral Down (00:42:16)

The Love Story (00:48:45)

A Vast Galaxy (00:59:55)

The Dark Side (01:11:33)

Why Does Dooku Tell the Truth? (01:19:03)

One More Question (01:22:17)

Ratings (01:26:46)

 

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S6: Doom of the Jedi

Star Wars: Dark Disciple.

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm in the fall of 2012 it marked the end of The Clone Wars. It was as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in horror, yet instead of being silenced, they have only continued to speak strongly, with the hashtag #SaveTheCloneWars still a staple of Twitter to this day. Since it’s demise, Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo have worked tirelessly to find the best venue for all the displaced stories that were in development. It is no surprise that one of these untold stories has found it’s way into a novel. 

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing and John Mills dive into the latest edition to the Star Wars canon Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. We discuss a little bit of the history of the book, the writing style, what happened to redemption, Windu, a canary in the coal mines, worthy Jedi, could the story have been about Obi-Wan, foreshadowing, reconciling Yoda, the Jedi Code, an Obi-Wan question and just how good the book is. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guest 

John Mills

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

A Little History (00:03:44)

The Writing Style (00:10:50)

Whatever Happened to Redemption (00:12:52)

Windu - The Hammer (00:18:44)

Canary in the Coal Mines (00:22:07)

Worthy Jedi (00:27:17)

Could it Have Been Obi-Wan? (00:30:52)

Foreshadowing? (00:35:00)

Reconciling Yoda (00:39:25)

The Jedi Code (00:43:01)

Tapped In (00:50:17)

An Obi-Wan Question (00:57:17)

How Good This Book Is (01:03:23)

Closing (01:08:14)

 

Resources 

John’s Written Review

Matt’s Written Review

 

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38: Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Terminator

Terminator Genisys.

In 1884, James Cameron put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map and made him an international star with the original Terminator. Since then the long road to judgement day has continued with each subsequent film. 

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by some of the ladies of Educating Geeks, Alice Baker and Andrea Coffman to talk about Terminator Genisys. We discuss our road to judgement day, Genisys, the nostalgia train, old "friends", Arnold, the other character and actors, capability, old not obsolete, random parts, ratings, rankings and a closing deal.

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Alice Baker

Andrea Coffman

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao and C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producers

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

The Road to Judgement Day (00:02:02)

Genisys (00:09:11)

The Nostalgia Train (00:18:13)

Old "Friends" (00:22:03)

He's Back (00:22:07)

Kyle Reece (00:28:02)

Sarah Connor (00:31:05)

Capability (00:37:26)

John Connor (00:43:54)

Old Not Obsolete (00:49:50)

Random Parts (00:55:23)

Ratings and Rankings (01:03:23)

A Closing Deal (01:08:06)

 

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