The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

The premiere of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker happened on December 18th, 1892 and would become one of his most popular musical works as well as one of the most well-known ballets in the world.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Christy Morris to talk about Disney's, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. We discuss the ballet, the story, a mother's death, a reflection of within, people aren't always what they seem, the cast, the production and our ratings.

Chapters
The Ballet (00:05:09)
The Story (00:08:19)
A Mother's Death (00:10:22)
A Reflection of Within (00:14:45)
People Aren't Always What They Seem (00:24:25)
The Cast (00:31:13)
The Production (00:45:00)
Ratings (00:51:04)

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Halloween.

In 1978 John Carpenter released a low budget film that would become the benchmark to the horror genre for years to come as well as define the boogyman for an entire generation.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Halloween. We discuss the first time, coming back, creating suspense, pure evil, different experiences, what works and what doesn't, horror and our ratings.

Chapters
First Time (00:06:40)
Coming Back (00:11:37)
Creating Suspense (00:15:46)
Pure Evil (00:21:19)
Different Experiences (00:28:32)
What Works and What Doesn't (00:40:35)
Horror (00:45:29)
Ratings (00:52:38)

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-205.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Days of Future Past.

After X-Men First Class the creative team wanted to do something special in the next installment and so as fate would have it, Bryan Singer returned to the series and brought both casts together into one, epic film that would chart a new course for the franchise's future.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Shawn Eastridge to talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past. We discuss the Rogue Cut, their own rules, a generational movie, comparing to First Class, time travel rules, Trask, emotional undercurrent, choice and redemption, action, production and ratings.

Chapters
The Rogue Cut (00:07:28)
Their Own Rules (00:11:09)
A Generational Movie (00:17:14)
Comparing to First Class (00:24:58)
The Time Travel Rules (00:29:14)
Trask (00:34:23)
Emotional Undercurrent (00:39:44)
Heroes, Choices and Redemption (00:44:22)
Action (00:48:43)
The Production (00:51:45)
Ratings (00:59:04)

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-204.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am MST

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 Damien 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 MST

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 MST

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)
Marie-Josée (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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST