The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

Guardians of the Whills.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

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

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

Alien: Covenant.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

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

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

Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Aaron Goins

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

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

The Man with the Golden Gun.

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

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about The Man with the Golden Gun. We discuss continuing Bond, locations, an alter ego, the solar agitator, new characters, Bond women, too much Pepper, theme and music, wrapping up with our ratings.

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Champion

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

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

Rebel Rising.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

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

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

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bethany Blanton
Riley Blanton

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

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

Guardians of the Galaxy.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Andrea Coffman

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

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

Thrawn.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

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

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

Aliens.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

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

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

Thor: The Dark World.

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

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

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

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Daniel Proulx
Richard Marquez

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

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