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Star Wars: A 602 Club Podcast Collection

A special collection of Star Wars episodes from Trek.fm's general geek podcast, The 602 Club. Join host Matthew Rushing and his ever-changing panel of guests as they discuss that galaxy far, far away.
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Dec 23, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The wait is over, the final film in the Skywalker saga is here, again (for those that are old enough to remember the last time it was here with Revenge of the Sith) and JJ Abrams is back to wrap up this Sequel Trilogy that he began in 2015 with The Force Awakens.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Bruce Gibson to talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We discuss leaving the theater, Rey's answers, the Dyad, Bendemption, confronting fear, the rise of Palpatine...again, new and old characters, the Sith, The First Order, The Final Order, too many reversals, old friends return, the final score and our ratings.

Chapters
Leaving the Theater (00:03:47)
Rey's Answers (00:16:55)
The Dyad (00:41:23)
Bendemption (00:51:54)
Confronting Fear (01:01:17)
The Rise of Palpatine...Again (01:06:00)
Leia (01:19:32)
Poe (01:26:55)
Zorii Bliss (01:32:56)
Finn (01:36:42)
The Droids (01:45:28)
Babu Frik (01:52:16)
The Sith (01:54:14)
The First Order, The Final Order (02:02:43)
Too Many Reversals (02:11:49)
Lando (02:18:50)
Ghost Luke (02:24:33)
The Final Score (02:31:53)
Ratings (02:37:23)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guests
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Dec 11, 2019

Force Collector.

We have reached the end of The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and we find ourselves at an unexpected place in the timeline of the Sequel Trilogy with this final book.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is going by Aaron Goins to talk about Force Collector. We discuss a quick questions, the timeline, the ways of the Force, something different, collecting history, experiencing Jedi history, bad parents, Force powers, the future and our ratings.

Chapters
A Quick Question (00:04:07)
The Timeline (00:05:41)
The Ways of the Force (00:08:33)
Something Different (00:15:55)
Collecting History (00:19:01)
Experiencing Jedi History (00:33:30)
Bad Parents (00:42:24)
Force Powers (00:48:38)
The Future (00:52:09)
Ratings (00:57:34)

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) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Dec 4, 2019

Resistance Reborn.

The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues as we pick up where The Last Jedi left off - the decimated Resistance finds itself in the worst possible position, with only the Millennium Falcon plus a few starfighers to it's name and no allies having answered Leia's call.

Ion this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Bruce Gibson to talk about Resistance Reborn. We discuss a decimated Resistance, the power of the First Order, redeeming the resistance, doing what is right, the First Order story, connecting the dots, the finale, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
The Millennium Falcon and a Few Starfighters (00:04:11)
The Power of the First Order (00:11:05)
Redeeming the Resistance (00:20:18)
Doing What is Right (00:30:41)
The First Order Story (00:36:51)
Connecting the Dots (00:42:19)
Some Random Things (00:51:43)
The Finale (00:54:34)
Ratings (00:58:31)
Recommendations (01:01:44)

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) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Nov 22, 2019

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 15, 2019

Star Wars Allegiance.

As with the previous two movies in the Sequel Trilogy of the Skywalker Saga, the publishing arms at Lucasfilm have created ancillary materials to support the films and it's no different with The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about the comic series Star Wars Allegiance. We discuss all four issues in the series as well as our ratings.

Chapters
Issue One (00:05:00)
Issue Two (00:23:59)
Issue Three (00:37:07)
Issue Four (00:41:54)
Ratings (00:48:53)

Host
Matthew Rushing

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

Oct 30, 2019

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)

Sep 18, 2019

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire.

The celebration for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge continues as Del Rey Books releases Delilah S. Dawson’s latest Star Wars book that pickings up where her previous book Phasma left off, as well as the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire. We discuss going to Galaxy's Edge, exploring Black Spire, bridging the movies, recruiting, trauma, purpose, new Resistance members, selling out the Resistance, destiny, freedom, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Going to Galaxy's Edge (00:04:12)
Exploring Black Spire (00:08:33)
In Episode IX? (00:19:35)
Bridging the Movies (00:20:32)
Recruiting (00:25:09)
Trauma (00:30:35)
Purpose (00:40:38)
New Resistance Members (00:44:13)
Selling Out the Resistance (00:49:38)
Destiny (00:53:09)
The Fight for Freedom (00:58:15)
Ratings (01:06:11)
Recommendations (01:11:09)

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

Aug 21, 2019

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate.

To celebrate and promote the new Galaxy's Edge parks at Disneyland and Disney World, the publishing line of Star Wars books and comics has been readying fans for their visit with stories that take place on the world of Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost there, which is the place fans can visit.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about A Crash of Fate. We discuss going to Galaxy's Edge, a whole new world, Jules and Izzy, lone ranger or posse, a leap of faith, the rest of the story, ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Going to Galaxy's Edge (00:03:57)
A Whole New World (00:05:21)
Jules and Izzy (00:14:08)
Lone Ranger or Posse (00:20:30)
A Leap of Faith (00:26:26)
The Rest of the Story (00:30:43)
Ratings (00:39:32)
Recommendations (00:44:48)

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)

Aug 7, 2019

Thrawn: Treason.

The character of Grand Admiral Thrawn has been a fan favorite since his introduction in 1991 in Heir to the Empire and now Timothy Zahn wraps up a new trilogy with this character, filling in Thrawn's story during his time away from Lothal in Star Wars Rebels season four.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes John Mills and Bruce Gibson to talk about Thrawn: Treason. We discuss filling in the gap, playing everyone, juxtaposition, Stardust, protégé, reactions to the Death Star, the Chiss, Zahn's contributions, the Unknown Regions and our ratings.

Chapters
Filling in the Gap (00:04:37)
Playing Everyone (00:08:26)
Juxtaposition (00:13:16)
Stardust (00:25:29)
Protégé (00:30:21)
Reactions to the Death Star (00:33:02)
More About the Chiss (00:39:17)
Zahn's Contributions (00:44:12)
The Unknown Regions (00:48:25)
Ratings (00:53:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills
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) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Jun 26, 2019

Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron.

When Disney bought Lucasfilm and rebooted the literature, to be in line with canon, one of the biggest losses was the fan-favorite, X-Wing series. Not only did it given fans some of the best characters in Legends, but it also told the story of important events post Return of the Jedi. Now, for fans clamoring for the return of a squadron based series comes the first book in Alexander Freed’s new trilogy.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained to talk about Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron. We discuss the cost, the pace, the new characters, Operation Cinder, tie-ins, Caern's obsession, Hera, ships, the other story, comparison and our ratings.

Chapters
The Cost (00:03:48)
The Pace (00:07:42)
Yrica Quell (00:11:29)
Operation Cinder (00:16:13)
Tie-ins (00:21:02)
Caern's Obsession (00:21:38)
Hera (00:29:45)
Chass (00:34:55)
Kairos (00:39:05)
Wyl (00:43:51)
Nath (00:49:17)
Ships (00:51:34)
The Other Story (00:54:52)
Comparison (00:58:49)
Ratings (01:03:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Alex Damon

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 20, 2019

Dooku: Jedi Lost.

Seventeen years ago Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released and it introduced us to a brand new Sith Lord who was working with Darth Sidious and his name was Count Dooku. His history was shrouded in mystery, but it was known that he'd formerly been a Jedi who became one of the Lost Twenty.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills to talk about Del Rey's first audio exclusive story, Dooku: Jedi Lost. We discuss the life and times of Dooku, being trained by Yoda, expanding the Jedi, who he trains, Serenno and the Sith, attachment, a sad story, set up and our ratings.

Chapters
The Life and Times of Dooku (00:05:27)
Trained by Yoda (00:19:09)
Expanding the Jedi (00:24:18)
Who He Trains (00:33:40)
Serenno and the Sith (00:37:21)
Attachment Issue (00:41:05)
A Sad Story (00:46:18)
Set Up (00:55:14)
Ratings (00:57:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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)

May 8, 2019

Star Wars: Master & Apprentice.

Since the release of The Phantom Menace, Star Wars fans have longed to know more about the relationship between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, fans got there first taste of this in the Legends series, Jedi Apprentice and now Claudia Gray has given us our first, new canon story for these two Jedi during Obi-Wan's apprenticeship.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Star Wars: Master & Apprentice. We discuss a master and an apprentice, a failure to communicate, the Dooku factor, Rael, lineage, mandate, Rahara and Pax, following the light, legacy and ratings.

Chapters
A Master and an Apprentice (00:03:19)
A Failure to Communicate (00:12:43)
The Dooku Factor (00:22:51)
Rael Averross (00:29:50)
Lineage (00:36:35)
Mandate (00:40:45)
Rahara and Pax (00:46:22)
Following the Light (00:51:47)
Legacy (01:00:46)
Ratings (01:06:15)

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)

Mar 20, 2019

Queen's Shadow.

1999 introduced the world to a whole new era of the Star Wars universe and it came with many characters that helped an entirely new generation fall in love with the saga, one of these characters was Padmé Amidala and now the transition between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones has been illuminated by author E.K. Johnston.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Queen's Shadow. We discuss expectations, queen to senator, personal Padmé, finding a faction, handmaidens, story and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:04:20)
Queen to Senator (00:08:03)
Personal Padmé (00:23:16)
Finding a Faction (00:26:56)
Handmaidens (00:38:14)
The Story (00:47:26)
Ratings (00:59:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

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

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