The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

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
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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

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