The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The original Planet of the Apes is a classic in science fiction filmmaking and it took been ten years to recover from Tim Burton's disastrous remake before screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver found a way to reboot the series with a prequel to the original masterpiece.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We discuss our experiences and expectations, franchises, control, love and hubris, the power of betrayal, the cast, bringing the apes to life, the soundtrack, ending and our ratings.

Chapters
Experiences and Expectations (00:04:33)
Franchises (00:07:08)
Control, Love and Hubris (00:14:19)
The Power of Betrayal (00:27:15)
The Cast (00:32:04)
Bringing the Apes to Life (00:39:30)
The Soundtrack (00:43:56)
The Ending (00:46:59)
Ratings (00:49:35)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
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-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm MDT

Arrow Season 4.

At the end of Arrow season four, Oliver and Felicity literally road off into the sunset after he defeated Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins to start a new life together, but did it last?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Alice Baker to talk about Arrow Season 4. We discuss our first impressions, Damien Darhk, the Green Arrow, bookending, the darkness within, the team and our ratings.

Chapters
First Impressions (00:05:10)
Damien Darhk (00:07:44)
The Green Arrow (00:15:15)
Bookending (00:17:47)
The Darkness Within (00:30:02)
The Team (00:39:43)
Ratings (01:02:39)

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-136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MDT

The Spy Who Loved Me.

Bond movies always seem to have a troubled production and after The Man With the Golden Gun, the production of the next film saw it's fair share as the team of Saltzman and Broccoli dissolved in the wake of Saltzman's financial troubles, the movie had a title without a plot and finding a director was not as easy as they thought it would be.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by 00 agents Christy Morris and John Champion to talk about The Spy Who Loved Me. We pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore, discuss continuing Bond, the story, the climax, villain and henchman, a new Bond Woman, free for all and our ratings.

Chapters
Remembering Sir Roger Moore (00:03:25)
Continuing Bond (00:15:57)
The Story (00:28:18)
Climax, Villain and Henchman (00:38:04)
A New Bond Woman (00:47:50)
Free for All (01:02:37)
Ratings (01:09:43)

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-135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am MDT

Wonder Woman.

The character of Wonder Woman has existed in the culture zeitgeist for over 75 years and yet it is only now, in 2017, that she has been brought to the big screen in her first solo movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bethany Blanton and Richard Marquez to talk about DC Comics' latest film Wonder Woman. We discuss our expectations, the heart of the movie, the characters, the villains, the God of War, listening, a time to fight and a time for love, responsibility, the movie and our ratings.

Chapters
Review Contest Winner (00:03:06)
Expectations (00:04:51)
The Heart of the Movie (00:11:32)
Etta Candy (00:26:08)
The Amazons (00:29:08)
Trevor's Three Friends (00:34:54)
The Villains (00:41:47)
The God of War (00:47:39)
Listening (00:55:31)
A Time to Fight, A Time to Love (00:59:05)
Responsibility (01:01:15)
The Movie (01:08:10)
Ratings (01:17:51)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bethany Blanton
Richard Marquez

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-134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am MDT

Lords of the Sith.

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the book series that had been going on since 1991 was classified "Legends" and a new series of books was begun, which were considered canon for the Star Wars saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Lords of the Sith. We discuss previous books and expectations, the predators, action, Sith relationship, the Free Ryloth movement, new Imperials, focus and our ratings.

Chapters
Previous Books and Expectations (00:03:34)
The Predators (00:11:27)
Action (00:27:23)
Sith Relationship (00:30:31)
Free Ryloth Movement (00:38:10)
New Imperials (00:51:42)
Focus (00:56:56)
Ratings (00:59:49)

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-133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am MDT

Guardians of the Whills.

The first film in the Star Wars Story line added some incredible new characters who helped change the galaxy forever with their daring mission to Scarif. But who were these people before and what lead them to this point? Luckily the literature is here to fill in those gaps.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Greg Rucka's book about Baze and Chirrut, Guardians of the Whills. We discuss force religions, meditations on the force, what the book adds, the force, terrorists against the Empire and our ratings.

Chapters
Force Religions (00:03:31)
Meditations on the Force (00:16:35)
What the Book Adds (00:18:40)
The Force (00:26:58)
Terrorists Against the Empire (00:30:26)
Ratings (00:38:08)

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-s31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Alien: Covenant.

In 2012, director Ridley Scott gave fans their first taste of the Aliens universe with the prequel Prometheus. Even though the movie did well with the critics, the fan response was less than enthusiastic, yet Scott was undeterred from seeing his vision into the next film.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to talk about Alien: Covenant. We discuss a sequel to a prequel, creator vs creation, if it's just a horror movie, the characters, some dumb moves, Tennessee, the music, 100% gorgeous and our ratings.

Chapters
A Sequel to the Prequel (00:05:38)
Creator vs Creation (00:14:57)
Just a Horror Movie? (00:28:03)
The Characters (00:29:23)
A Little Dumb (00:41:16)
Tennessee (00:44:22)
The Music (00:47:58)
100% Gorgeous (00:51:46)
Ratings (00:53:47)

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)

Direct download: tsc-132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am MDT

Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One.

The first Lego Star Wars set released in 1999 was a X-Wing, set number 7140. Since that time Lego has produced hundreds of sets for the saga as well as branched off into video games and television shows.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Aaron Goins to talk about The Freemaker Adventures Season One. We discuss Lego, finding the Freemaker Adventures, the set up, favorite character, favorite episodes and why you should be watching.

Chapters
Lego! (00:05:30)
Finding the Freemakers (00:14:52)
The Set Up (00:23:52)
Favorite Characters (00:32:54)
Favorite Episodes (00:39:21)
Why You Should Watch (00:47:50)

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-s30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Man with the Golden Gun.

As the production of You Only Live Twice wrapped up the Bond producers were already looking to the future and the plan was to make The Man with the Golden Gun next, as well as have Roger Moore take over the role, but as it would happen with many of the Bond films, fate had other plans.

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 Man with the Golden Gun. We discuss continuing Bond, locations, an alter ego, the solar agitator, new characters, Bond women, too much Pepper, theme and music, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Continuing Bond (00:04:09)
Locations (00:17:19)
An Alter Ego (00:27:29)
Solar Agitator (00:34:08)
New Characters (00:37:18)
Bond Women (00:46:05)
Too Much Pepper (00:59:45)
Theme and Music (01:05:18)
Ratings (01:08:24)

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-131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am MDT

Rebel Rising.

Franchises enable fans the opportunity to get to know characters over many movies or episodes of a television show, but Rogue One's main characters were people that would only be in one movie and then most of them would never be seen again, opening the door for the literature to in fill in the backstories.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about the new Star Wars book, Rebel Rising. We discuss the structure of the book, YA books, fighting the Empire, what the Empire's like, a tangent, a metaphor, Jyn and our ratings.

Chapters
The Structure (00:03:19)
YA Books (00:09:53)
Fighting the Empire (00:13:56)
What the Empire's Like (00:26:08)
A Tangent (00:28:13)
A Metaphor (00:30:10)
Jyn (00:34:34)
Ratings (00:50:34)

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-s29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm MDT