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The 602 Club is Trek.fm's dedicated podcast to our passion for all things geeky outside of Star Trek. We cover classics as well as much of what is coming out as a way of helping listeners find new things to try. Each week host Matthew Rushing, friends from around the network and beyond deep dive into topics such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, DC Comics, James Bond, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter, and much more. So pull up a chair, order a drink from Ruby and enjoy. Subscribe and listen today! Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Instagram!

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The 602 Club is Trek.fm's dedicated podcast to our passion for all things geeky outside of Star Trek. We cover classics as well as much of what is coming out as a way of helping listeners find new things to try. Each week host Matthew Rushing, friends from around the network and beyond deep dive into topics such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, DC Comics, James Bond, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter, and much more. So pull up a chair, order a drink from Ruby and enjoy. Subscribe and listen today! Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Instagram!

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Like a nerf burger for the soul

By Diner Kenobi - Apr 29 2020
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How did I find the 602 Club? Well, I’m afraid one night I had a few too many fuzzy tauntauns at the Outlander Club and stumbled out onto the street, hoping I could find some nerf burgers at Dex’s. And then I saw it: the 602 Club. I can’t quite tell you how I got there; the gentleman and lovely lady there kept insisting I was no longer on Coruscant. But no matter! What I found in that quaint little club on a place called “Earth” was far better than any nerf burger. I’d even go as far as to say that this show they put out—this thing they call a “podcast”—is like a nerf burger for the soul. P.S. Please don’t tell Dex I said your podcast is better than a nerf burger. He’s terribly sensitive about his burgers.

The best podcast on Trek.fm !!!

By Kenny Kraly Jr. - Mar 21 2020
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The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy Podcast is such a amazing podcast and the best one of Trek.fm. The hosts Matt Rushing and other hosts on the podcast eposodes depending on the film , tv series and subject do a great job of reviewing said film and just make it fun for the listeners overall. If you like good podcasts this one is well worth your time to listen too !!!

iTunes Ratings

101 Ratings
Average Ratings
94
3
0
1
3

Like a nerf burger for the soul

By Diner Kenobi - Apr 29 2020
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How did I find the 602 Club? Well, I’m afraid one night I had a few too many fuzzy tauntauns at the Outlander Club and stumbled out onto the street, hoping I could find some nerf burgers at Dex’s. And then I saw it: the 602 Club. I can’t quite tell you how I got there; the gentleman and lovely lady there kept insisting I was no longer on Coruscant. But no matter! What I found in that quaint little club on a place called “Earth” was far better than any nerf burger. I’d even go as far as to say that this show they put out—this thing they call a “podcast”—is like a nerf burger for the soul. P.S. Please don’t tell Dex I said your podcast is better than a nerf burger. He’s terribly sensitive about his burgers.

The best podcast on Trek.fm !!!

By Kenny Kraly Jr. - Mar 21 2020
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The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy Podcast is such a amazing podcast and the best one of Trek.fm. The hosts Matt Rushing and other hosts on the podcast eposodes depending on the film , tv series and subject do a great job of reviewing said film and just make it fun for the listeners overall. If you like good podcasts this one is well worth your time to listen too !!!
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Rank #1: 81: Revisionist History

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Star Wars: Bloodline.

The expanded universe of Star Wars has always helped to fill in the gaps and answer the questions fans had and the new line is no exception. With the release of The Force Awakens, fans have been clamoring to know what happened in the 30 year period between Return of the Jedi and the beginning of the new trilogy.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Resistance members Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray. We discuss the heir to the Empire, being in Vader’s shadow, world-building, romanticizing the past, new characters, the rise of the First Order and our ratings.

Chapters Heir to the Empire (00:03:46) In Vader’s Shadow (00:11:26) World-Building (00:29:02) Romanticizing the Past (00:48:45) New Characters (01:03:58) The Rise of the First Order (01:11:39) Ratings (01:15:37)

Host Matthew Rushing

Guests Bruce Gibson John Mills

Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

May 21 2016

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Rank #2: 134: The Devil in Disguise

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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)

Jun 07 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #3: 242: Avatar for Gelatinous Evil

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Stranger Things 3.

Stranger Things, since it's debut in the fall of 2016 has become a phenomenon, with each season leaving fans on the edge of their seats waiting for the next season to binge and this time fans would have to wait a bit longer as the show would premiere during the summer during the 4th of July instead of the the previous, Halloween season.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Drea Coffman to talk about Stranger Things 3. We discuss a new/old villain, Billy, Mrs. Wheeler, leaning into the 80s, the relationships, different groups, political corruption and our ratings.

Chapters A New/Old Villain (00:04:29) Billy (00:08:23) Mrs. Wheeler (00:15:59) Leaning into the 80s (00:22:53) Hopper and Joyce (00:31:58) El and Mike (00:44:13) Jonathan (00:52:42) Steve and Robin (00:54:20) Different Groups (00:59:11) Political Corruption (01:03:20) Ratings (01:08:36)

Host Matthew Rushing

Co-Host Christy Morris

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Jul 24 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #4: 52: Midichlorian Hot Tub

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

After the success of Star Wars, the sequel became one of the most highly anticipated films of all time, giving George Lucas and his team a high bar of audience expectation that would continue for every subsequent film in the saga. What they gave us became know as one of the best sequels of all time and what many consider to be the finest movie in the Star Wars series to date.

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: The Empire Strikes Back. We start off discussing the last poster and trailer for The Force Awakens, our Episode V experiences, better sequels, the score, characters that’ve grown, the heir to the Jedi, a couple quick things, watching order and our ratings.

Host Matthew Rushing

Guests Bruce Gibson John Mills

Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters Introduction (00:02:14) The Force Awakens Poster (00:05:25) The Last Trailer (00:11:29) Episode V Experience (00:21:40) Better Sequels (00:29:44) The Score (00:45:04) Characters Have Grown (00:51:28) Heir to the Jedi (01:13:54) Quick Things (01:30:00) Watching Order (01:35:29) Ratings (01:46:12)

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Oct 24 2015

1hr 57mins

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Rank #5: 211: They Let Things Breathe

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Mission Impossible.

Tom Cruise was already a megastar when he approached Paramount Pictures with his desire to turn the Mission Impossible television series, which he'd loved as a kid, into a major motion picture, they agreed and it would become the first film for Cruise's new production company.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow IMF agent John Champion to talk about Mission Impossible. We discuss our first experiences with the series, creating the mission, setting the tone, Tom Cruise, the rest of the cast, the early internet, stunts, music and our ratings.

Chapters Impossible Experience (00:03:25) Creating the Mission (00:11:11) Setting the Tone (00:18:37) Tom Cruise (00:27:37) The Rest of the Class (00:33:34) The Early Internet (00:37:43) The Stunts (00:46:41) The Music (00:54:34) Ratings (01:00:22)

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)

Dec 12 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: 180: #WhosYourGamora?

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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)

May 02 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #7: 230: The Postgame Analysis

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Avengers: Endgame.

Eleven years ago Marvel Studios started out on a path that no one else had ever walked before, creating the MCU where comics came to life, building on each other and finally culminating in the wrap up to the Infinity Stone Saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Avengers: Endgame. We discuss the cold open, where the characters are, the time heist, the final battle, where's Gamora?, Asgardians of the Galaxy and our ratings.

Chapters Cold Open (00:04:07) Feeling the Loss (00:07:17) Scott Returned (00:15:33) Cap and Nat (00:19:41) Professor Hulk (00:22:27) Tony the Dad (00:28:07) A Murderous Murderer (00:32:48) Cosplaying Thor (00:37:02) 2012/1970 (00:42:53) 2104 Vormir (00:50:38) 2013 (00:56:29) 2014 Morag (01:04:55) The Final Battle (01:12:29) Where's Gamora? (01:27:55) Asgardians of the Galaxy (01:30:59) Ratings (01:32:39)

Host Matthew Rushing

Co-Host Christy Morris

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

May 01 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #8: 200: Life is Not a Dream

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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)

Sep 26 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: 19: A Page-Turner of a Movie

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The Rocketeer.

In 1982 a comic mini series came out that harkened back to the serial adventures from the 1930's. Dave Steven's Rocketeer became a classic for comic enthusiasts, with it's fast pace, noir feel, lush artwork, and more adult themes. Then the Walt Disney company did what it does best, it took a property and remade it in their own image.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Darren Moser and Norman Lao to talk about The Rocketeer. We discuss the comic and whether the movie is an improvement, our first experiences with the film, Joe Johnson learning from the masters on how to direct a homage to the serial, the story, the cast, the music and whether or not it still holds up. 

Host

Matthew Rushing

Guests

Darren Moser

Norman Lao

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

Chapters

The Rocketeer (00:01:41)

A Quick Question (00:02:39)

Remembering Our First Experiences (00:06:59)

Joe Johnson Learned From the Masters (00:17:04)

The Story (00:24:08)

The Cast (00:43:36)

The Music (00:50:42)

Does it Still Hold Up? (00:58:06)

Closing (01:04:14)

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Feb 25 2015

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: 107: Heart of the Magic

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

By the time that July 7th, 2011 came around, the last book in the Harry Potter series had been out for four years and there was no Pottermore website, talk of a play or films for Fantastic Beasts so part 2 of The Deathly Hallows was to be the end.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Quidditch star Andrea Coffman to talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. We discuss the end, outright bias, love, the Snape story, wands, things not done well and done right, what the films add and ratings.

Chapters The End (00:04:15) The Cursed Child (00:12:24) Outright Bias (00:14:16) Love Conquers All (00:19:41) The Snape Story (00:29:17) Wands (00:36:43) Not Done Well (00:39:27) Things They Got Right (00:54:40) What the Films Add (00:56:44) A Difficult Question (01:03:55) Ratings (01:07:20)

Host Matthew Rushing

Guest Andrea Coffman

Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Nov 19 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #11: 20: We Were Fangirling

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Agent Carter.

Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Solider both left us with the impression that Peggy Carter continued to be a respected member and founder of what became S.H.E.I.L.D. Yet what if the road to founder was a little rougher than was first thought?

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by agents Andi VanderKolk and Norman Lao to talk about the Agent Carter mini series but before that we take time to remember Leonard Nimoy and his life. We discuss whether Agent Carter should have been Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., things we liked and didn't, the characters, the importance of a good foil for the hero, continuity, women at work after WWII and our ratings. 

Host

Matthew Rushing

Guests

Andi VanderKolk

Norman Lao

Editor and Producer

Matthew Rushing

Richard Marquez

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

Kenneth Trip

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

Chapters

Remembering Leonard Nimoy (00:02:49)

Agent Carter (00:11:48

Why Was This Not S.H.E.I.L.D? (00:12:29)

Things We Liked, Things We Didn't (00:23:20)

The Characters (00:33:56)

Question About Peggy (00:35:42)

Peggy and Jarvis (00:43:13)

Chad Michael Murray as Thompson (00:45:37)

Only as Good as Your Foil (00:52:02)

One Connected Universe (00:56:23)

Women at Work After WWII (01:01:54)

Ratings (01:11:27)

Something to Add (01:15:30)

Closing (01:19:34)

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Mar 06 2015

1hr 26mins

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Rank #12: 90: Awkward Stage Potter

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

In the summer of 2000 J.K. Rowling delighted her fans by releasing the longest book in the Harry Potter series to date, which meant as the films reached the fourth installment, a lot of choices had to be made as to what they could leave out and still tell the story well.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Muggle Megan Calcote to talk about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We discuss being back at Hogwarts, new character, a bigger world, the looming threat, old magic vs. brute strength, the music and our ratings.

Chapters Harry Potter World (00:03:12) Back at Hogwarts (00:07:32) New Characters (00:15:32) A Bigger World (00:36:02) The Looming Threat (00:47:36) Voldemort (00:49:52) Old Magic vs. Brute Strength (00:56:07) The Music (00:59:33) Ratings (01:02:57)

Host Matthew Rushing

Guest Megan Calcote

Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Jul 23 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #13: 105: The Anti-Witch Hunts

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

In 2007, Harry Potter fans read the last story in J.K. Rowling’s epic tale, but luckily still had the rest of the films to look forward to, but with one surprise they were not expecting, the last film would not be just one movie, but two!

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow wizard on the run Andrea Coffman to talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. We discuss it being broken up, things we missed, the Malfoys, Ministry narratives, the feels, a road war film, doubt and fear, deaths and ratings.

Chapters Breaking it Up (00:03:10) Things We Missed (00:06:17) The Malfoys (00:22:00) Ministry Narratives (00:26:44) The Feels (00:34:17) A Road War Film (00:42:10) Doubt and Fear (00:46:21) Dobby’s Death (00:54:30) Last Thing (00:57:31) Ratings (01:00:50)

Host Matthew Rushing

Guest Andrea Coffman

Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)

Nov 05 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: 217: None of This Should Work

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man debuted as a character in 1962 and since that time has continued to grow in popularity which has spawned different versions of the character from different universes, creating a Spider-Man family cast.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Aaron Goins and Michael Morris to talk about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We discuss entering the Spider-Verse, choices, the other Spider-people, Miles, father figures, Aunt May, the villains, music, trusting the audience, a leap of faith, the artistry and our ratings.

Chapters Entering the Spider-Verse (00:04:42) Choices (00:12:14) Peter B. Parker (00:20:08) The Original (00:22:33) Spider-People (00:25:24) Miles (00:29:41) Expectations and Father Figures (00:34:27) Spider-Gwen (00:43:16) Aunt May (00:51:33) The Villains (00:56:14) Music (01:04:15) Trusting the Audience (01:05:56) Leap of Faith (01:09:20) The Art (01:15:06) Ratings (01:23:11)

Host Matthew Rushing

Guests Aaron Goins 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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Jan 23 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #15: 224: The Beeper King

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Captain Marvel.

It has been eleven years since the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with Iron Man and since that time the the call for a female lead movie has increased, as its popularity has grown and now finally, that time has come.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Captain Marvel. We discuss our expectations, the Captain, the cat, a Nick Fury prequel, Ben Mendelsohn, Maria, Annette Bening, Jude Law, action, music, setting up Endgame and our ratings.

Chapters Expectations (00:03:37) The Captain (00:11:20) Brie Larson (00:28:00) The Cat (00:34:12) The Nick Fury Prequel (00:36:16) Ben Mendelsohn (00:43:05) Maria Rambeau (00:47:57) Annette Bening (00:51:58) Jude Law (00:55:03) Action (01:04:00) Music (01:13:02) Setting Up Endgame (01:17:56) Ratings (01:25:05)

Host Matthew Rushing

Co-Host Christy Morris

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Mar 13 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #16: 255: An Intergalactic Target Run

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Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance.

The time has come, the end of the Skywalker Saga is just around the corner and so The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has begun as the publishing arm at Lucasfilm helps fans prepare for the final movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance. We discuss setting the stage, a supply run, ruining another story, Rey and the Force, Poe and Rey, a fantastic moment, characterizations, new characters, how we fight, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters Setting the Stage (00:03:59) A Supply Run (00:11:01) Ruining Another Story (00:15:21) Rey and the Force (00:18:58) Poe and Rey (00:25:20) A Fantastic Moment (00:27:40) Poe and Rose (00:31:01) Glenna Kip (00:36:57) Commander Spiftz (00:42:51) The Zixon (00:47:46) How We Fight (00:50:04) Ratings (00:57:13) Recommendations (01:00:11)

Host Matthew Rushing

Co-Host 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)

Oct 30 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: 208: From a Certain Point of View

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Many creators have invented something special and still felt the fire to continue in the universe they made, Lucas and Tolkien are perfect examples of this and in 2016, J.K. Rowling joined the group with her first of five films about Newt Scamander's adventures seventy years before Harry Potter.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andrea Coffman to talk about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We discuss more beasts, the McGonagall problem, not choosing sides, Queenie's choice, the greater good, the main twist, Nicolas Flamel, beasts, Dumbledore, character arcs, waiting and our ratings.

Chapters More Beasts (00:04:02) The McGonagall Problem? (00:21:27) I Don't Do Sides (00:24:22) Queenie's Choice (00:45:17) The Greater Good (00:50:05) The Main Twist (01:03:17) Nicolas Flamel (01:12:38) Beasts, Dumbledore and Character Arcs (01:15:31) Waiting Patiently (01:26:55) Ratings (01:32:00)

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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Nov 21 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #18: 184: Corellian Drift Moment

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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)

May 30 2018

1hr 57mins

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Rank #19: 258: Mystery Eggs

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The Mandalorian.

Years ago, before he sold Lucasfilm, George Lucas had a dream to do a live action Star Wars show, he even commissioned one hundred scripts to be written to prepare for a time when technology would advance enough to allow him to do the show the way he wanted without breaking the bank.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Michael Morris of The Mandocast to talk about the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. We discuss something new, small universe and fan service, the characters, the mysteries, the look and feel, easter eggs, the music, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters Something New (00:03:51) Small Universe and Fan Service (00:11:09) The Mandalorian (00:21:45) Kuiil (00:31:19) Greef Carga (00:37:34) Werner Herzog (00:40:23) The Mysteries (00:43:36) The Look and Feel (00:52:35) Easter Eggs (01:02:16) The Music (10:08:34) Ratings (01:14:18) Recommendations (10:17:02)

Host Matthew Rushing

Co-Host Christy Morris

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Nov 22 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #20: S9: Imperial Hunger Games

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Star Wars: Lost Stars.

The story of Star Wars is usually told from the perspective of the heroes and that has left many questions for fans as to why someone would willingly join the Empire or what was the populace response to the the changing of the guard from Republic to Empire and finally many of those answers are coming to light though the new canon novels.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Rebel Scum Bruce Gibson, John Mills and Mike Schindler to talk Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars. We discuss our first impressions, the Imperial point of view, the character, the canon, comparisons, wrapping up with our final thoughts and ratings.

Host Matthew Rushing

Guests Bruce Gibson John Mills Mike Schindler

Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer)

Chapters The Panel (00:02:47) Lost Stars (00:04:16) Imperial Impressions (00:05:19) Imperial Point of View (00:14:04) Imperial Characters (00:35:07) Imperial Canon (00:52:43) Imperial Comparisons (01:04:05) Final Thoughts and Ratings (01:10:29)

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Sep 30 2015

1hr 18mins

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