The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy (general)

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