The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.

Christmas day has become a time of celebration for Doctor Who fans, especially since 2005 with the rebirth of the series and Christmas 2017 is no exception.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Twice Upon a Time. We discuss Capaldi's Doctor, best regenerations, general impressions, Bill dies?, the first Doctor, why he left, we're not that different, love and hate, a new Doctor and our ratings.

Chapters
Capaldi's Doctor (00:05:30)
Best Regenerations (00:14:24)
General Impressions (00:21:49)
Bill Died? (00:30:53)
The First Doctor (00:40:23)
Why He Left (00:45:53)
We're Not That Different (00:52:02)
Love and Hate (00:54:27)
A New Doctor (01:00:35)
Ratings (01:08:43)

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-163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Two years ago Star Wars roared back into the collective consciousness of the world as The Force Awakens dawned a new era for the saga. The installment left many viewers speechless and eagerly anticipating this return to a galaxy far, far away. Luckily in this era of Disney’s rule, the wait was only 2 years (with a nice side of Rogue One in the middle) for Rian Johnson’s addition.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jedi Council members Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We discuss context and history, writing 101, the characters, the "chase", almost death, Crait and Luke battle, lost hope, humor, music, ships and our ratings.

Chapters
Number of Viewings (00:04:47)
Context and History (00:05:08)
Writing 101 (00:26:40)
Snoke (00:42:26)
Ben/Kylo (00:53:15)
Rey (01:05:02)
We Need to Talk About Luke (01:23:08)
The Yoda Scene (01:41:13)
What the Same Thing (01:52:07)
R2's Moment (01:52:07)
Phasma (01:54:01)
The "Chase" (01:57:01)
Almost Death (02:11:09)
Crait and Luke Battle (02:13:09)
Lost Hope (02:23:45)
Humor (02:30:04)
The Music (02:35:53)
Ships (02:38:56)
Ratings (02:43:04)

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)

Direct download: tsc-162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am MST

Canto Bight.

One of the very first glimpses fans got from The Last Jedi was a menagerie of high rollers from a brand new casino planet called Canto Bight. It featured aliens of all shapes and sizes while evoking feel of Las Vegas in the 1960s. Now as the film rapidly approaches, the last book in the “Journey to the Last Jedi” gives us a taste of what life is like on this “paradise”.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Christy Morris to talk about the latest Star Wars book, Canto Bight. We discuss our excitement for The Last Jedi, the book's setup, Rules of the Game, The Wine in the Dreams, Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing, The Ride, ratings and should you read it.

Chapters
The Last Jedi Excitement (00:03:52)
The Book's Setup (00:05:34)
Rules of the Game (00:18:31)
The Wine in the Dreams (00:27:05)
Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing (00:38:29)
The Ride (00:44:55)
Rating (00:54:24)
Should You Read It? (00:55:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
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-161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am MST