The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST