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S2: He's George Freaking Lucas

The Star Wars Saga.

Some nights after closing time Ruby serves up something special and in this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing and John Mills enjoy a rare vintage and talk Star Wars. We discuss everything, the Prequels, The Clone Wars, the Jedi, unexplored time periods, the expanded universe then and now, the Holiday Special, Special Editions, the new films, comics and the digital releases. It's a conversation of love and laughs about the entire saga of Star Wars. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guest

John Mills

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

First Love (00:02:37)

Never Been a Hater (00:07:32)

Loving the Prequels (00:08:45)

Multimedia Experience (00:19:31)

Prequel Jedi and Personal Films (00:23:03)

Spring the Trap (00:26:22)

The Unexplored and the Wrong Teacher (00:31:45)

Expanded Universe Stuff (00:35:43)

The Holiday Special (00:56:17)

Special Editions (00:58:03)

Last of the Jedi (01:06:39)

The Force Awakens and Stand-Alone Films (01:16:49)

Argument About Sam Jackson (01:28:25)

New Comics (01:30:41)

Digital Star Wars (01:37:44)

Closing (01:58:32)

 

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25: Paradise Lost for Pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean.

In 2002 Disney decided to make a film based on one of it's theme park rides. The Country Bears was a box office flop, yet this did not deter the studio from continuing to mining it's rides for inspiration. The very next year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl would become a monster hit, going on to inspire 3 more films with a 5th one currently in the works. 

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by the ladies of Educating Geeks, Alice Baker and Megan Calcote to talk about the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie. We discuss the shock of learning Disney was making a movie based on another theme park ride, the casting, the way the movie winks to the audience, the surprising depth of the story, the music, production value and why this should have been just one film.

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Alice Baker

Megan Calcote

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Ken Tripp

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

The Original (00:01:03)

Really? Really? (00:02:32)

Casting Pirates (00:07:36)

Keira Knightley (00:15:15)

Orlando Bloom (00:21:22)

Geoffrey Rush (00:28:07)

Winking Pirates (00:29:21)

Story Depth (00:34:19)

The Music (00:41:07)

Production Value (00:44:00)

As a Stand-Alone (00:49:11)

Closing (00:55:38)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am MDT

24: The Dr. No of the Marvel Franchise

Iron Man.

Some movies spend years languishing in development hell and Iron Man was one of the longest. From 1990 to 2005 it bounced around from studio to studio; it wasn't until 2006 that Marvel acquired back the rights and decided to use it as the launching pad for it's own studio as well as a cinematic universe that the film would finally materialize.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jose Munoz, Andi VanderKolk and Daniel Proulx to talk about Iron Man. We discuss the long production history of the film, our first thoughts, realism in comic book movies, The cast, the villain, story, music, direction and ask if it still holds up. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests 

Andi VanderKolk

Daniel Proulx

Jose Munoz

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

A Long Road (00:01:40)

First Thoughts About Iron Man (00:03:33)

Realism (00:13:00)

The Cast (00:28:48)

Gwyneth Paltrow (00:41:58)

Terrance Howard (00:45:06)

The Villain (00:50:39)

Story, Music, Direction (00:55:09)

Does it Hold Up? (01:09:13)

Closing (01:16:18)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm MDT

23: A Living 1930's Comic Book

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. 

It took four years of blue screen shooting in his living room and work on a Macintosh II for Kerry Conran to complete his black and white short of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Through a friend of his brother's wife, he was introduced to producer Jon Avnet who shepherded the project into a full-length feature film that would stretch the limits of computer technology.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Megan Calcote and Darren Moser to talk about Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. We discuss our first encounters with the movie, the story, the revolutionary nature of the film, the look, the fun sci-fi gadgets, the cast and characters, the music, wrapping up with final thoughts, ratings and why everyone should watch Sky Captain.  

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Megan Calcote

Darren Moser

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Sky Captain (00:02:49)

The First Time (00:03:48)

The Story (00:10:59

Completely New (00:19:14)

The Look (00:31:34)

Fun Sci-Fi Toys (00:42:12)

Cast & Characters (00:44:47)

Music (00:52:17)

Final Thoughts (00:54:43)

Closing (00:57:18)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am MDT

22: All Good Dragons Go to Heaven

Dragonheart.

There are so many movies that come out in theaters and most of them will not be a mega hit. A majority of movies come and go with little fanfare after their initial run, yet there are some that find an even greater audience beyond the theater. These films become cult classics.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Suzanne Abbott to talk about the cult classic, Dragonheart. We discuss famous dragons, the big themes of the film, the story, some of our favorite parts, the cast, production value, music and give our ratings. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guest

Suzanne Abbott

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Cult Classics (00:01:16)

Dragonheart (00:02:49)

Dragons (00:07:58)

Big Themes (00:17:32)

The Story (00:22:23)

Favorite Parts (00:25:15)

The Cast (00:26:38)

Production Value (00:37:50)

Music (00:40:56)

Final Thoughts and Ratings (00:45:12)

Closing (00:48:53)

 

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Direct download: tsc-022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm MDT

21: Crying Droid Tears

Star Wars Rebels Season 1.

In October of 2012 it was if millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy, followed by agony, as we learned that Disney bought Lucasfilm and with that came the cancellation of The Clone Wars. Soon afterwards Disney, announced it was creating a new animated show, helmed by The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg that would chronicle the beginning of the Rebellion.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels John Mills and Tristan Riddell to talk Star Wars Rebels first season. We discuss our reactions to the news The Clone Wars was cancelled as well as our initial impressions of Rebels, the struggle for shows to survive in today's TV market, continuity, the Lando episode, the progression of villains, the characters, the huge ending, music, links to Luke Skywalker and our ratings.

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

John Mills 

Tristan Riddell

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Back in 2012 (00:03:40)

Initial Feelings (00:04:35)

First Impressions of Rebels (00:15:22)

Today's TV Environment (00:24:42)

Continuity (00:30:31)

The Lando Episode (00:35:36)

Boss Up (00:45:15)

The Characters (00:54:59)

A Huge Ending (01:03:25)

The Music (01:08:49)

Proto Luke Skywalker (01:12:30)

Final Thoughts and Ratings (01:20:03)

Closing (01:22:02)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm MDT

20: We Were Fangirling

Agent Carter.

Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Solider both left us with the impression that Peggy Carter continued to be a respected member and founder of what became S.H.E.I.L.D. Yet what if the road to founder was a little rougher than was first thought?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by agents Andi VanderKolk and Norman Lao to talk about the Agent Carter mini series but before that we take time to remember Leonard Nimoy and his life. We discuss whether Agent Carter should have been Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., things we liked and didn't, the characters, the importance of a good foil for the hero, continuity, women at work after WWII and our ratings. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Andi VanderKolk

Norman Lao

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Remembering Leonard Nimoy (00:02:49)

Agent Carter (00:11:48

Why Was This Not S.H.E.I.L.D? (00:12:29)

Things We Liked, Things We Didn't (00:23:20)

The Characters (00:33:56)

Question About Peggy (00:35:42)

Peggy and Jarvis (00:43:13)

Chad Michael Murray as Thompson (00:45:37)

Only as Good as Your Foil (00:52:02)

One Connected Universe (00:56:23)

Women at Work After WWII (01:01:54)

Ratings (01:11:27)

Something to Add (01:15:30)

Closing (01:19:34)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am MDT

19: A Page-Turner of a Movie

The Rocketeer.

In 1982 a comic mini series came out that harkened back to the serial adventures from the 1930's. Dave Steven's Rocketeer became a classic for comic enthusiasts, with it's fast pace, noir feel, lush artwork, and more adult themes. Then the Walt Disney company did what it does best, it took a property and remade it in their own image.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Darren Moser and Norman Lao to talk about The Rocketeer. We discuss the comic and whether the movie is an improvement, our first experiences with the film, Joe Johnson learning from the masters on how to direct a homage to the serial, the story, the cast, the music and whether or not it still holds up. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guests

Darren Moser

Norman Lao

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

The Rocketeer (00:01:41)

A Quick Question (00:02:39)

Remembering Our First Experiences (00:06:59)

Joe Johnson Learned From the Masters (00:17:04)

The Story (00:24:08)

The Cast (00:43:36)

The Music (00:50:42)

Does it Still Hold Up? (00:58:06)

Closing (01:04:14)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm MDT

18: Mr. Darcy Kicks Ass

Kingsman.

In 1962 Dr. No hit the big screen and James Bond became the gold standard for spy movies. Throughout the years many films have parodied or paid homage to the spy genre Austin Powers, In Like Flint, Never Say Never Again are just a few examples. Spy movies have continued to be some of the most successful film franchises with The Bourne series as well as Bond still going strong and upcoming sequels are currently the works. 

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Norman Lao to talk about the latest spy movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service based loosely on Mark Miller'c comic, The Secret Service. We discuss Matthew Vaughn choosing to direct Kingsman over Days of Future Past, being back in the spy game, the idea of a sequel, the themes of the film, the cast, whether seriousness ruins spy movies, plus a few things that just didn't work. 

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Kingsman (00:01:55)

Good Directing Call? (00:02:24)

The Spy Game (00:06:09)

Might Not Want a Sequel (00:11:20)

Manners Maketh Man (00:16:00)

More Sequel Talk (00:29:10)

The Cast (00:32:31)

Why So Serious? (00:55:59)

Things That Didn't Work (01:06:48)

Ratings (01:17:40)

Closing (01:21:54)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm MDT

17: A Reincarnation of The Matrix

Jupiter Ascending.

Breaking News: Marvel has the rights to use Spider-Man in it's films and we break it down and share our thoughts on what this will mean for Spider-Man as well as the upcoming Marvel movies.

In 1999 the world of film was changed forever by a film called The Matrix. We were introduced to "bullet time" and for many, this was their first time to hear of the Wachowskis, the writers and directors. The movie left audiences cheering and eagerly anticipating more from this new powerhouse of Hollywood originality. Fast forward to 2015 and the view on them has changed; is their latest a return to the glory days or another disappointment from a once promising team?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Mike Schindler to discuss Jupiter Ascending. We talk through our first impressions from the marketing, making original sic-fi movies, the story, the conversations this film as generated, the visuals, casting, music, rounding out by ranking this in the Wachowski's body of work.

 

Host

Matthew Rushing

 

Guest

Mike Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Breaking News: Spider-Man and Marvel (00:01:24)

Jupiter Ascending (00:10:58)

First Impression From Marketing (00:11:08)

Original Sci-Fi Movies (00:15:40)

The Story (00:17:46)

The Big Conversation (00:31:59)

The Visual Language (00:40:26)

Casting (00:46:47)

Music (00:51:12)

Ranking it in the Wachowski Canon (00:52:19)

Closing (00:58:44)

 

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Direct download: tsc-017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm MDT