The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

First Man.

On May 25th, 1961 President John F. Kennedy gave us the impossible mission of going to the moon and in the decade that followed NASA would strive to complete this task before the USSR, who had beaten us in every other endeavor in the space race up to that point.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Champion to talk about Damion Chazelle's First Man. We discuss the man behind the legend, adversity, "controversy", the space race, a visceral experience, the benefits, perspective, music and presentation, plus our ratings.

Chapters
The Man Behind the Spacesuit (00:05:19)
Adversity (00:21:40)
"Controversy" (00:23:17)
The Space Race (00:26:16)
A Visceral Experience (00:30:51)
The Benefits (00:37:35)
Perspective (00:41:12)
The Music and Presentation (00:53:31)
Ratings (00:59:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-203.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am MDT

Star Wars Resistance.

Over ten years ago Star Wars animation released The Clone Wars which introduced us to new characters and expand on the time period between Episodes II and III, it would be followed by Star Wars Rebels, that would do the same thing for the dark times between the Prequel and Original trilogies and now a new animated show has premiered to fill some of the gaps in the Sequel trilogy era.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Star Wars Resistance. We discuss the set-up, the length of the show, the characters, the design and animation, the music and our final thoughts as we look forward to the rest of the series.

Chapters
The Set-Up (00:04:48)
Show Length (00:14:51)
Kaz (00:21:49)
Tam (00:28:02)
Yeager (00:30:14)
Neeku (00:35:53)
Bucket (00:38:31)
Rounding Out the Station (00:41:41)
Poe Dameron (00:47:09)
Music (00:51:18)
Final Thoughts (00:54:59)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am MDT

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

Jack Ryan first appeared in 1984 in Tom Clancy's debut novel The Hunt for Red October which was critical and commercial success that lead to more novels, as well as multiple movie adaptations with different actors in the title role.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to discuss Amazon's streaming series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. We discuss Jack being back, the cast, the main story line, a side story, leaving labels at home and our ratings.

Chapters
Jack's Back (00:05:31)
John Krasinski (00:14:08)
Greer (00:23:12)
Abbie Cornish (00:28:05)
Suleiman (00:33:56)
Noomi Rapace (00:40:47)
Timothy Hutton (00:43:11)
The Main Storyline (00:47:00)
A Side Story (00:50:00)
Leave the Labels at Home (00:54:35)
Ratings (01:01:58)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-201.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am MDT

The Matrix.

1999 was a watershed year for film as it saw the return of Star Wars with The Phantom Menace and yet that summer another movie started a revolution in much the same way that A Hew Hope had in 1977.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about The Matrix. We celebrate 200 episodes of the show, our Matrix experiences, into the Matrix, simulation, the world of the Matrix, what you believe, Kung-Fu action and our ratings.

Chapters
200th Introduction (00:03:30)
Matrix Experiences (00:11:56)
Into the Matrix (00:19:52)
Simulation (00:29:25)
The World of the Matrix (00:37:47)
What You Believe (00:52:18)
Kung-Fu Action (00:58:51)
Ratings (01:09:37)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-200.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MDT

The Man in the High Castle: Seasons 1 and 2.

Alternative history is always fun to speculate about and that's exactly what author Philip K. Dick did in his book, The Man in the High Castle where WWII had not been won by the Allies, but by the Axis powers instead, which Amazon Studios took and created into a series for their streaming service.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Nicolas Anastassiou to talk about seasons 1 and 2 of The Man in the High Castle. We discuss a funny story, compare and contrast, Tagomi, choices, circumstances, reality issues, seeing past the labels, production and our ratings.

Chapters
Funny Story (00:05:44)
Compare and Contrast (00:07:25)
Tagomi (00:16:39)
Choices (00:21:20)
Circumstances (00:31:31)
Reality Issues (00:37:31)
Seeing Past the Labels (00:51:57)
Production (01:01:31)
Ratings (01:09:06)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nicolas Anastassiou

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-199.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MDT

The World is Not Enough.

Pierce Brosnan was firmly entrenched as James Bond by the end of Tomorrow Never Dies, so it was never a question that he would continue on in the role as production began on the 19th Bond film, the only questions were who would fill out the cast around him and what would be his next mission.

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 World is Not Enough. We discuss, continuing Bond, it being personal for M, Brosnan as Bond, the opening credit sequence, villain, Elektra, Christmas, saying goodbye to Q, a Bond ally, action, the music, theme and ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:33)
Personal for M (00:12:28)
Brosnan as Bond (00:17:30)
Opening Credit Sequence (00:23:50)
The Villain (00:28:19)
Elektra King(00:33:41)
Christmas Jones (00:42:59)
Cigar (00:49:12)
Saying Goodbye to Q (00:50:14)
A Bond Ally (00:56:10)
The Action (01:01:00)
Music and Theme (01:06:20)
Ratings (01:08:44)

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm MDT

Dragon Con Panel.

Star Wars Rebels began in October of 2014 and introduced us to a whole new set of characters who would go on to help shape the Rebellion as well as become some of the most iconic in Star Wars. This year at Dragon Con Matthew Rushing was joined by Henry Gilroy, Timothy Zahn, Bria LaVorgna and Tom Hutchens to discuss this final season and the impact of the series.

Chapters
Side Character Arcs (00:02:32)
World Between Worlds (00:09:05)
Ahsoka Lives! (00:15:42)
Thrawn and Ezra (00:17:41)
Inquisitors? (00:19:02)
Wolves and Cats (00:21:43)
Maul's End (00:26:11)
Mister Veris Hydan (00:31:29)
Space Married (00:33:38)
Q & A (00:37:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Henry Gilroy
Timothy Zahn
Bria LaVorgna
Tom Hutchens

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-s39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Dragon Con Panel.

In this very special supplemental episode, Matthew Rushing had the privilege to moderate the Creating Iconic Characters Panel at Dragon Con. This panel had an impressive lineup of guests as costume designer Robert Allsopp, visual effects artist Fon Davis, screenwriter and producer Henry Gilroy, plus authors E.K. Johnson and Timothy Zahn discuss creating icons as well as adding to already existing ones.

Chapters
The Panelist Introductions (00:01:32)
First Steps (00:04:26)
Inspirations (00:09:19)
Something New (00:13:23)
Special for Star Wars? (00:18:19)
Creating Icons (00:23:44)
Adding to Icons (00:28:46)
Favorites (00:34:23)
Q & A (00:42:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Robert Allsopp
Fon Davis
Henry Gilroy
E.K. Johnson
Timothy Zahn

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-s38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Luke Cage: Season 2.

For all that he has been through in the last few years, nothing may be as difficult as this latest challenge as Harlem erupts into violence once again with Luke caught in the middle, trying to keep the peace.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Michael Morris to talk about Luke Cage: Season 2. We discuss the journey of Luke Cage, Danny Rand, family feud, family matters, moving past, redemption, Bushmaster, Tilda and our ratings.

Chapters
The Journey of Luke Cage (00:05:58)
Danny Rand (00:19:04)
Family Feud (00:23:50)
Family Matters (00:29:20)
Moving Past (00:35:23)
Redemption (00:42:08)
Bushmaster (00:47:34)
Tilda (00:50:32)
Ratings (0054:28)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Michael Morris

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-197.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

After the Temple of Doom, both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were keen to do a third Indiana Jones movie, wrap up the trilogy and redeem themselves for the middle chapter that didn't go quite as they'd planned.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. We discuss the stories that could have been, how much Indy still has to learn, the father/son dynamic, belief, returning characters, the opening, new character, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Could Have Been Very Different (00:05:19)
Indy Still Has A Lot To Learn (00:14:37)
The Father/Son Dynamic (00:19:42)
What Do You Believe (00:26:45)
Returning Characters (00:36:46)
The Opening (00:40:45)
New Characters (00:51:19)
The Action (00:59:11)
John Williams' Music (01:02:28)
Ratings (01:05:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-196.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MDT

Lost in Space.

The original Lost in Space aired 1965 through 1968 and introduced the world to the Robinsons and the phrase "Danger Will Robinson" became part of the cultural zeitgeist, after a failed movie attempt in 1998, it's fallen to Netflix to reimagine the series for streaming.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Lost in Space. We welcome a special guest at the beginning and discuss the show with them, then talk about family entertainment, the set up, Maureen and John, the kids, Don West, Parker Posey, reimagining, wherever you go, the production, format and our ratings.

Chapters
A Special Guest (00:03:32)
Family Entertainment (00:15:23)
The Set Up (00:17:43)
Maureen and John (00:24:30)
The Kids (00:33:39)
Don West (00:40:40)
Parker Posey (00:44:53)
Reimagined (00:48:59)
Wherever You Go, There You Are (00:52:14)
The Production (00:56:12)
Format (00:59:31)
Ratings (01:01:17)

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am MDT

Thrawn: Alliances.

In Timothy Zahn's previous Thrawn novel he alluded to the fact that Anakin had met the Chiss during the Clone Wars and now that story has been revealed as Zahn weaves together a story involving, Thrawn, Anakin, Padmé and Vader.

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: Thrawn: Alliances. We discuss the plot, alliances, Thrawn's leadership, the Thrawn/Vader relationship, Thrawn's psyche, Anakin/Padmé/Thrawn, collateral damage, the Unknown Regions, double vision and our ratings.

Chapters
The Plot (00:04:16)
Alliances and Out for #1 (00:18:15)
Thrawn's Leadership (00:30:14)
The Thrawn/Vader Relationship (00:39:31)
Thrawn's Psyche (00:43:11)
Anakin/Padmé/Thrawn (00:50:47)
Collateral Damage (01:04:10)
The Unknown Regions (01:06:02)
Double Vision (01:16:16)
Ratings (01:20:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
John Mills

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am MDT

Mission Impossible: Fallout.

In a world inundated by franchise films, many of them failing to live up to the hype or even their predecessors, it is truly rare that a sixth movie in a series could be a contender for the of best in the series. With this in mind, if someone had told you 22 years ago when the first Mission Impossible film was released that the sixth installment would still be staring Tom Cruise at the age of 56 and that it would be the best in the series, people would have laughed in your face. So is it the best?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow IMF agents Brandi Jackola and Christy Morris to talk about Mission Impossible: Fallout. We talk about the mission history, using that history the new and returning characters, the needs of the one and the many, action, production and music, the future and give our ratings.

Chapters
A Recommendation (00:03:15)
Mission History (00:06:44)
Using the History (00:15:15)
August Walker (00:25:38)
Erica Sloane (00:31:52)
Vanessa Kirby (00:35:40)
Tom Cruise (00:39:53)
Luthor and Benji (00:48:29)
Julia (00:53:53)
Rebecca Ferguson (00:56:13)
Solomon Lane (01:04:57)
Alec Baldwin (01:09:06)
The Needs of the One and the Many (01:12:55)
Action, Action, Action (01:22:36)
Production and Music (01:28:38)
The Future (01:36:44)
Ratings (01:43:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Brandi Jackola
Christy Morris

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am MDT

X-Men: First Class.

After X2 the X-Men franchise would have some big hits on their hands with Last Stand and Wolverine: Origins, these films made money, but they were not critical successes, through a lot of behind the scenes machinations it was decided that the next film in the series would be a prequel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X-Men: First Class. We discuss mutant history, McAvoy, Fassbender and their moments together, a new Mystique, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Hank, circumstances, you're not alone, time period and production, ratings and one last thing.

Chapters
Mutant History (00:04:03)
McAvoy (00:14:59)
Fassbender (00:19:08)
Moments Together (00:21:26)
New Mystique (00:25:54)
January Jones (00:31:38)
Kevin Bacon (00:34:07)
Hank McCoy (00:42:23)
Circumstances (00:45:06)
You Are Not Alone (00:51:24)
Time Period and Production (00:55:13)
Ratings (01:01:32)
One Last Random Thought (01:06:20)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am MDT

Tomorrow Never Dies.

GoldenEye was a massive success as Bond came roaring back into the cultural consciousness through the film, but also through other mediums like video games, all of which put pressure on the studio to follow up this success with, another hit movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents John Champion and Christy Morris to talk about Tomorrow Never Dies. We discuss continuing Bond, a director change, the opening action sequence, a relevant villain, more sensuality, Paris Carver, Wai Lin, cars, motorcycles and helicopters.. Oh My, the score, theme and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:05:43)
Director Change (00:15:08)
Opening Action Sequence (00:17:14)
Relevant Villain (00:23:31)
More Sensuality (00:37:55)
Paris Carver (00:41:00)
Wai Lin (00:48:24)
Car, Motorcycles and Helicopters.. Oh My (00:53:30)
The Score and Theme (00:59:10)
Ratings (01:05:09)

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am MDT

Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The last we saw of Scott Lang he'd been whisked off to help Captain America, ended up on The Raft and a no-show for Infinity War, leaving fans wondering just what happened to our intrepid ex-con.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Ant-Man and The Wasp. We discuss small wonders, consequences, at the expense of others, just a weapon, the grey, a generational movie, the quantum realm, fitting in and our ratings.

Chapters
Small Wonders (00:04:30)
Consequences (00:09:47)
At the Expense of Others (00:15:13)
Just a Weapon (00:21:06)
The Grey (00:24:12)
A Generational Movie (00:28:32)
The Quantum Realm (00:35:22)
Fitting In (00:39:18)
Ratings (00:48:34)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am MDT

Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

1977 changed cinema forever as George Lucas and Star Wars cemented the idea of the blockbuster but he was not the only one to revolutionize movies that year with Steven Spielberg giving the world his follow up to Jaws.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Ben Davis and Bruce Gibson to talk about Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We discuss out first encounters, family dynamics, immaturity and selfishness, wishing upon a star, an art film, aliens at the end, music as a language and our ratings.

Chapters
First Encounters (00:06:01)
Family Dynamics (00:12:04)
Immaturity and Selfishness (00:22:02)
Wish Upon a Star (00:33:11)
An Art Film (00:45:55)
Aliens at the End (00:54:41)
Music as a Language (01:00:28)
Ratings (01:06:42)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Ben Davis

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am MDT

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Three years ago the Jurassic Park franchise made it’s mark on the box office once again as it surprised everyone by becoming one of the top grossing films of all time. The series is back, under the direction of J. A. Bayona and looks to pick up where the last one left off, collecting a massive sum of over $450 million worldwide, even before opening in the USA.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We discuss three years later, miracle or mistake, responsibility, two ways, crummy gods, new characters, a huge leap. more about the movie, opening the door and our ratings.

Chapters
Three Years Later (00:06:00)
Miracle or Mistake (00:14:03)
Responsibility (00:16:50)
Two Ways (00:26:28)
Crummy Gods (00:32:59)
New Characters (00:35:53)
A Huge Leap (00:42:25)
More About the Movie (00:50:14)
Opening the Door (00:56:20)
Ratings (01:00:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-188.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Incredibles 2.

Fourteen years ago, Pixar introduced us to it’s world of superheroes and the Parr family. The film was a massive success and with each announcement of new Pixar sequels the question was always, “But when are we getting an Incredibles sequel?”. Luckily for fans, the wait is over and Brad Bird has finally giving fans the long awaited return of the Parr family.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris to talk about Incredibles 2. We discuss 14 long years, good for goodness sake, villain with a point, what separates heroes from villains, perception is reality, from Mr. Incredible to Mr. Mom, needing help, nurturing children, truly a fantastic four and our ratings.

Chapters
14 Long Years (00:03:12)
Good for Goodness Sake (00:06:31)
Villain With a Point (00:10:38)
What Separates Heroes From Villains (00:19:46)
Perception is Reality (00:19:46)
From Mr. Incredible to Mr. Mom (00:23:21)
Needing Help (00:30:36)
Nurturing Children (00:34:26)
Truly a Fantastic Four (00:38:12)
Cynicism of the Age (00:42:06)
Ratings (00:45:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am MDT

Ocean's 8.

In 2001, Steven Soderbergh brought cool back to the cinema with his remake of Ocean's 11 staring some of Hollywood's biggest names and because it was such a hit, it would inspire two more sequels and a further reimagining.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker to talk about Ocean's 8. We discuss our Ocean's history, impressions, the heist, in another world, characters, comparing, two gentlemen, surprises, things enjoyed and our ratings.

Chapters
Ocean's History (00:06:11)
Impressions (00:10:09)
The Heist (00:12:34)
In Another World (00:15:25)
Characters (00:18:36)
Comparing (00:22:43)
Two Gentlemen (00:30:38)
Surprised (00:36:33)
Things Enjoyed (00:39:35)
Ratings (00:41:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Alice Baker

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-186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MDT

Star Wars: Most Wanted.

When a new Star Wars movie is released, fans eagerly anticipate novels that will tie into that film and expand around it. Since Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, fans have enjoyed adult novels, YA and middle grade books, all telling stories that hopefully deepen the knowledge of the characters and universe, luckily the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story is no exception.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow scrumrat John Mills to talk about Rae Carson's Most Wanted. We discuss reading the YA books, the good guy, the counterpoint, is money freedom, world building themes, new syndicates, the Droid Gotra, worldview, going to space and our ratings.

Chapters
Reading the YA Novels (00:03:39)
The Good Guy (00:10:25)
The Counterpoint (00:19:17)
Is Money Freedom? (00:30:16)
World Building Themes (00:33:08)
New Syndicates (00:40:15)
The Droid Gotra (00:43:17)
Worldview (00:51:12)
Going to Space (00:55:19)
Ratings (00:58:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Matt's Written Review
http://bit.ly/swrmostwanted

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-s37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am MDT

The Incredibles.

In the early 2000s Pixar Animation was at the top of it's game with hits like Toy Story and Monsters, INC, but always pushing the boundaries of what was possible, they hired their first outside director in Brad Bird and took on the task of doing their first movie to star all human characters.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by superhero Christy Morris to talk about The Incredibles. We discuss the set up, the family, an interesting dynamic, super friends, Syndrome, the look, feel, music and our ratings.

Chapters
The Set Up (00:04:24)
The Family (00:17:22)
An Interesting Dynamic (00:25:26)
Super Friends (00:29:28)
Syndrome (00:32:25)
The Look, Feel and Music (00:41:47)
Ratings (00:46:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Christy Morris

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-185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MDT

Solo: A Star Wars Story.

1977, Star Wars burst onto the scene and since then has become part of the cultural zeitgeist in a way that few films have, leading to sequels, prequels, books, comics, games and with the Disney acquisition, story movies that are focused on things outside the Skywalker Saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow scoundrels Christy Morris and John Mills to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. We discuss before Solo, Han, Qi'ra, connections and motifs, Beckett and the gang, Lando and L3, Chewbacca, Enfys Nest, Dryden, ILM's work, the score and ratings.

Chapters
Before Solo (00:04:15)
Han, the Solo (00:10:41)
Qi'ra (00:26:55)
Connections (00:37:14)
Motifs (00:46:14)
Beckett and the Gang (00:50:22)
Lando (01:00:40)
L3 (01:06:26)
Chewbacca (01:13:45)
Enfys Nest (01:19:46)
Dryden (01:29:28)
ILM's Work (01:34:25)
The Score (01:41:14)
Ratings (01:46:19)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Mills

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-184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am MDT

Star Wars: Last Shot.

One of the joys of a new Star Wars movie, since the time of the Prequels, has been the lead-in book from Del Rey and this has thankfully continued on through Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm and the subsequent films.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow scoundrel Aaron Goins from Star Wars Bookworms to talk about the Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-in novel, Last Shot. We discuss the structure, Han, the writing style, Lando, Kaasha, L3, the main villain, random tidbits and our ratings.

Chapters
The Structure (00:06:33)
Han (00:15:28)
Writing Style (00:26:43)
Lando (00:37:18)
Kaasha (00:37:18)
L3 (00:40:53)
The Main Villain (00:45:34)
Random Tidbits (00:56:39)
Ratings (01:01:57)

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-183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MDT

GoldenEye.

When Licence to Kill ended, Bond fans had no idea that they would be waiting a very long time for Bond's next adventure as legal issues between the studios would keep him off the screen for six, long years.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about GoldenEye. We discuss, continuing Bond, born to be Bond, the new M, relevancy, the villains, new friends, our Bond woman, Boris, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:06:38)
Born to Be Bond (00:18:00)
Relevancy (00:29:46)
The New M (00:34:08)
Alec Trevelyan (00:39:23)
Xenia Onatopp (00:45:57)
The General (00:51:25)
Robbie Coltrane (00:53:30)
Jack Wade (00:55:47)
A New Moneypenny (00:58:36)
Our Bond Women (01:02:38)
Boris (01:08:03)
The Action (01:10:54)
The Soundtrack (01:16:29)
The Title Song (01:19:31)
Ratings (01:23:56)

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-182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am MDT

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was a smashing success and Lucas told Spielberg he had an idea for a trilogy (He didn't), so coming up with the next adventure for the intrepid archeologist they go with a prequel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. We discuss a prequel, fortune and glory, the mine cart chase, Short Round, accessibility, Willie, a living nightmare, the action, the score and our ratings.

Chapters
A Prequel (00:06:13)
Fortune and Glory (00:14:38)
The Mine Cart Chase (00:18:59)
Short Round (00:25:54)
Accessibility (00:32:58)
Willie (00:37:04)
A Living Nightmare (00:41:00)
The Action (00:51:23)
The Score (00:55:11)
Ratings (00:58:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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-181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am MDT

Avengers: Infinity War.

10 years ago, Marvel Studios burst on to the scene and made us care about a c-list character that would launch their expanded universe of cinema, fast forward to now and 18 films later, the culmination of all that work has begun.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Avengers Andrea Coffman and Brandi Jackola to talk about Avengers: Infinity War. We discuss gearing up for war, Thanos' plan, what is love?, the Avengers, culling the hero herd, part one of two, the action, ratings and the next movie.

Chapters
Gearing Up for War (00:03:10)
Thanos' Plan (00:10:05)
What is Love? (00:30:47)
The Avengers (00:40:05)
Culling the Hero Herd (01:04:12)
Part One of Two (01:13:51)
The Action (01:18:41)
Ratings (01:28:31)
The Next Movie (01:31:55)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Andrea Coffman
Brandi Jackola

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-180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am MDT

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

In 1995, Robin Williams helped bring to life Chris Van Allsburg's classic children's picture book, Jumanji and in the process create a movie that's been listed as one of the hundred greatest family films of all time.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. We discuss who plays board games, bringing this forward, there is no reset button, the characters and their avatars, production, the end and our ratings.

Chapters
Who Plays Board Games Anymore? (00:05:48)
Bringing This Forward (00:11:13)
There is No Reset Button (00:21:02)
The Characters and Their Avatars (00:34:36)
Production (00:47:39)
The End (00:50:38)
Ratings (00:53:27)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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-179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am MDT

X2: X-Men United.

The first X-Men movie changed the landscape of the superhero filmmaking forever, in some ways redeeming the genre and making it something that people began to take more seriously.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X2: X-Men United. We discuss picking up from the first film, starting off with a bang, blessing and a curse, the coming war, road to Dark Phoenix, anger vs faith, quiet moments, new mutants, dealing with people, does it hold up and our ratings.

Chapters
Picking Up From the First Film (00:04:47)
Off With a Bang (00:07:52)
Blessing and a Curse (00:15:14)
A War is Coming (00:19:50)
The Road to Dark Phoenix (00:29:37)
Anger vs Faith (00:37:01)
Quiet Moments (00:40:08)
New Mutants (00:44:29)
Nightcrawler (00:52:31)
The Way You Deal With People (00:54:41)
Does it Hold Up and Ratings (00:57:41)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

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-178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am MDT

Jessica Jones Season 2.

The end of season one saw Jessica finally rid the world the Killgrave menace and now comes the hard part, trying to move on after something so traumatic.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola and Christy Morris to talk about Marvel and Netflix's Jessica Jones, season two. We discuss coming into the season, the arc for Jessica, relationship with Oscar, her mother, Trish, the shooting, Malcolm, Jeri, a happy note and our ratings.

Chapters
Coming Into the Season (00:04:54)
The Arc for Jessica (00:10:27)
Relationship with Oscar (00:16:51)
Her Mother (00:20:04)
Trish (00:27:43)
The Shooting (00:30:08)
Malcolm (00:34:17)
Jeri (00:44:12)
A Happy Note (00:50:47)
Ratings (00:54:03)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Brandi Jackola
Christy Morris

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-177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am MDT

Ready Player One.

Nostalgia - we've been in it's grip for as long as humans can remember, always looking back at the "good ol' days" and in 2011 a book was released that road a wave of 80s nostalgia to become a New York Times bestseller, as well as a cult classic.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris and John Mills to talk about Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. We discuss the score board, desolation, savior or slaver, virtual vs reality, references, the characters, bleakness and hope, ratings and if we'll see the movie.

Chapters
The Score Board (00:04:20)
Desolation (00:12:34)
Savior or Slaver (00:21:03)
Virtual vs Reality (00:36:28)
References (00:44:08)
The Characters (00:49:33)
Bleakness and Hope (00:54:46)
Ratings (01:01:16)
The Movie (01:05:20)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
John Mills

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-176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Krypton.

On April 18, 1938 the world was introduced to the first superhero, Superman and in the first few panels, we learned about the world he came from, Krypton, how it was doomed and Kal-El was sent to away in a rocket ship to save him. In the last 80 years since Action Comics #1, the lore of Krypton has been added to, making it a rich culture and fascinating doomsday story.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to discuss the SYFY Channel's new Superman prequel, Krypton. We discuss our excitement going in, the beginning of the end, Kryptonian curse, rankless hope, Black Zero, something for everyone, the cast and our ratings.

Chapters
Excitement Level (00:04:54)
The Beginning of the End (00:11:34)
Kryptonian Curse (00:18:21)
Rankless Hope (00:25:57)
Black Zero (00:30:25)
Something for Everyone (00:33:59)
Seg-El (00:36:06)
Lyta-Zod (00:39:11)
Nyssa-Vex (00:43:28)
Adam Strange (00:49:28)
Ratings (00:55:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

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-175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am MDT

Tomb Raider.

The legend of Lara Croft burst on to computer and television screens in 1996 as Core Design released the first Tomb Raider game and she would go on to become one of gaming's most iconic characters of all time.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Tomb Raider. We discuss previous raids, Lara Croft, her father, Vogel, mysticism vs science, pacing, responsibility and purpose, Lu Ren, Kristin Scott Thomas, action, the future and our ratings.

Chapters
Previous Raids (00:03:58)
Lara Croft (00:13:37)
Her Father (00:21:41)
Mathias Vogel (00:32:55)
Mysticism vs Science (00:35:48)
Pacing (00:46:47)
Responsibility and Purpose (00:49:05)
Lu Ren (00:56:28)
Kristin Scott Thomas (01:00:34)
Action and the Future (01:02:41)
Ratings (01:08:08)

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-174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am MDT

A Wrinkle in Time.

Madeleine L'Engle's book was published in 1962 and became instant children's classic, winning the Newbery Award, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and since that time has gone on to be adapted into plays, an opera, a graphic novel, a television show and now a feature film.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about A Wrinkle in Time. We discuss, Wrinkle history, the kids, the Mrs., the Happy Medium, oh and, can you replace it?, camera and music, ratings and being constructive.

Chapters
Wrinkle History (00:04:16)
The Kids (00:08:27)
The Mrs. (00:20:18)
The Happy Medium (00:32:18)
Oh, And (00:40:48)
Can You Replace It? (00:48:05)
Camera and Music (00:51:54)
Ratings (00:54:29)
Being Constructive (00:57:02)

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-173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am MDT

Star Wars Rebels: Season Four.

The first taste that fans would get of Disney's Star Wars was released in the fall of 2014 and would be an animated show brought to us by the man who had worked side by side with George Lucas on The Clone Wars.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels Aaron Goins and Bruce Gibson to talk about Star Wars Rebels: Season Four. We discuss the Mandalorian arc, rebellion links, occupation, the world between worlds, saving Ahsoka, the key, Kanan's noble end, freeing Lothal and our final thoughts.

Chapters
Mandalorian Arc (00:06:40)
Rebellion Links (00:23:16)
Occupation (00:31:05)
The World Between Worlds (00:37:02)
Saving Ahsoka (0:46:04)
The Key (00:53:21)
Kanan's Noble End (00:58:25)
Freeing Lothal (01:15:24)
Final Thoughts (01:38:33)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Aaron Goins
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-s36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm MDT

Licence to Kill.

Timothy Dalton was putting his stamp on the role of James Bond and as the creators tried to figure out what his next mission would be, they knew one thing, it had to match the newest Bond's intensity.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined once again by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about Licence to Kill. We discuss continuing Bond, the story, the villains, Bond's friends, the women, the action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:45)
The Story (00:17:33)
Benicio del Toro (00:29:09)
Anthony Zerbe (00:31:25)
Robert Davi (00:41:04)
Felix (00:49:36)
A Lot of Time With Q (00:52:55)
Pam (00:55:57)
Lupe (01:04:19)
The Action (01:08:09)
Music and Theme (01:14:16)
Ratings (01:18:33)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Champion
Christy Morris

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-172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm MDT

Tron Legacy.

In 1982, Tron dared to do something no other film had and combined computer animation and live action together and although it was not a massive success at the box office, in subsequent years it garnered a cult following to become something big enough to spur on a sequel.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills and Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Tron Legacy. We discuss 3D feelings, coming back to cult classics, appreciation and box office, Jeff Bridges, perfection, Sam and the cast, Dillinger vs Flynn, production design, music and our ratings.

Chapters
3D Feelings (00:04:10)
Coming Back to a Cult Classic (00:08:41)
Appreciation (00:16:11)
Batting Numbers Around (00:19:58)
Jeff Bridges (00:24:11)
Perfection (00:36:41)
Sam (00:53:11)
The Cast (00:58:06)
Dillinger vs Flynn (01:01:23)
Production Design (01:07:05)
Music (01:16:28)
Ratings (01:21:16)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills
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-171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am MDT

Black Panther.

Marvel has been a juggernaut in the superhero film business since it's surprise hit, Iron Man in 2008 and since that time it has continued to grow it's cinematic universe exponentially and this year is no exception.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Nic Anastassiou to talk about Black Panther. We discus our history with the character, the cultural impact, the characters, "we" not "us vs them", humor, the truth, story and cgi, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Our History (00:04:20)
This Year's Wonder Woman (00:07:11)
What Kind of King You Want to Be (00:10:13)
Lupita Nyong'o (00:20:31)
Killmonger (00:23:49)
Tapping Into Something (00:33:04)
"We" Not "Us vs Them" (00:37:46)
Shuri (00:45:03)
Martin Freeman and the Humor (00:49:51)
Andy Serkis (00:53:55)
The Truth Will Set You Free (00:56:25)
Story and CGI (01:01:35)
Rating (01:16:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nic Anastassiou

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-170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MDT

The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

Ever since Lucasfilm announced that it would be continuing the Star Wars Episodes, fans have wondered what Luke Skywalker was up to after the events of the Return of the Jedi and it's not until the lead up to The Last Jedi that we finally got the biggest taste as to just what some of that was.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about The Legends of Luke Skywalker. We discuss the framing device, The Myth Buster, The Starship Graveyard, Fishing in the Deluge, I, Droid, The Tale of Lugubrious Mote, Big Inside and out ratings.

Chapters
The Framing Device (00:03:09)
The Myth Buster (00:11:45)
The Starship Graveyard (00:19:26)
Fishing in the Deluge (00:27:37)
I, Droid (00:47:53)
The Tale of Lugubrious Mote (00:53:24)
Big Inside (00:59:49)
Ratings (01:13:19)

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-169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am MDT

X-Men.

The superhero film landscape at the turn of the century was bleak and much of the blame can be laid at the feet of Batman and Robin, taking the camp factor too far and turning the genre as a whole into a punchline, luckily that would all change in the year 2000.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined for the first time by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X-Men. We discuss the context of the movie, the story, some history, humor, the cast, Malcolm X vs MLK Jr., does it hold up and our ratings.

Chapters
Context (00:05:43)
The Story (00:16:47)
Some History (00:31:49)
Humor (00:36:48)
The Cast (00:39:47)
Malcolm X vs MLK Jr. (00:46:10)
Does it Hold Up? (00:54:15)
Ratings (00:59:52)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

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-168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MDT

The Punisher.

Netflix as become the premiere destination for Marvel's best shows for television, Daredevil kicked it all off and the second season of that show helped launch the origin of their latest show.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about The Punisher. We discuss our history with the character, picking up the story, Frank and PTSD, spying 24/7, helpful allies, villains, a honest debate and our ratings.

Chapters
Punisher History (00:02:30)
Picking Up the Story (00:07:55)
Frank Castle and PTSD (00:12:30)
Spying 24/7 (00:18:57)
Lewis (00:24:07)
Karen (00:33:37)
Honest Debate (00:40:08)
Madani (00:47:16)
Billy Russo (00:54:25)
Radar Issues (00:57:59)
Villains (01:00:34)
Micro (01:03:27)
Ratings (01:07:27)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

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-167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am MDT

Black Lightning.

In 2012 The CW introduced it's first superhero show, Arrow and since that time has subsequently added to it's schedule, new shows from the DC Comics universe.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about the latest show from The CW and DC Comics, Black Lightning. We discuss the set up for the premiere, Cress Williams, the daughters, Peter Gambi, Lala, Tobias Whale, two roads, a double standard, camp and the costume, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
The Set Up (00:05:33)
Cress Williams (00:18:18)
The Daughters (00:29:36)
Peter Gambi (00:36:22)
Lala (00:43:06)
Tobias Whale (00:47:28)
Two Roads (00:49:03)
Double Standard (00:57:59)
Camp and the Costume (01:03:28)
Ratings (01:05:54)

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-166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am MDT

The Living Daylights.

The Roger Moore era has ended, over ten years as Bond, he is for many, the only Bond they have ever known, so replacing him as well as figuring out what to do next with the series is a massive hurtle for the James Bond creative team.

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 Living Daylights. We discuss continuing Bond, the new Bond, 80s era villains, helpful friends, a Bond woman, the action, the music and our ratings.

Chapters
What About a Prequel? (00:04:35)
Who Would be Bond (00:16:15)
The New Bond (00:23:10)
80s Era Villains (00:29:47)
Koskov (00:35:20)
John Rhys-Davies (00:38:34)
Saunders (00:41:53)
Kamran Shah (00:44:41)
New Moneypenny (00:48:25)
Felix Leiter (00:51:41)
Another Helpful Friend (00:54:27)
A Bond Woman (00:56:45)
Action (01:05:48)
The Music (01:08:59)
Ratings (01:12:23)

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-165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am MDT

The Flash: Season 2.

It looks like happily ever after as The Flash season one ends, Caitlin and Ronnie are about to exchange vows when a singularity begins forming over Central City, leaving it to Firestorm and The Flash to figure out a way to stop it, but before they do, the screen fades to black.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about The Flash: Season 2. We discuss, a few months later, Barry Allen, Henry Allen, a new villain, new and old characters and our ratings.

Chapters
A Few Months Later (00:03:58)
Barry Allen (00:09:39)
Barry in the Speed Force (00:19:28)
Where We End Up (00:22:43)
Henry Allen (00:26:22)
A New Villain (00:30:34)
Cisco (00:37:12)
Caitlin (00:39:23)
Harry Wells (00:43:00)
Wally West (00:48:58)
Patty (00:53:53)
Joe and Iris (00:59:28)
Ratings (01:03:09)

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-164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am MDT

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