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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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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)

Oct 12, 2018

Star Wars Resistance.

Over ten years ago Star Wars animation released The Clone Wars which introduced us to new characters and expand on the time period between Episodes II and III, it would be followed by Star Wars Rebels, that would do the same thing for the dark times between the Prequel and Original trilogies and now a new animated show has premiered to fill some of the gaps in the Sequel trilogy era.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Star Wars Resistance. We discuss the set-up, the length of the show, the characters, the design and animation, the music and our final thoughts as we look forward to the rest of the series.

Chapters
The Set-Up (00:04:48)
Show Length (00:14:51)
Kaz (00:21:49)
Tam (00:28:02)
Yeager (00:30:14)
Neeku (00:35:53)
Bucket (00:38:31)
Rounding Out the Station (00:41:41)
Poe Dameron (00:47:09)
Music (00:51:18)
Final Thoughts (00:54:59)

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)

Sep 7, 2018

Dragon Con Panel.

Star Wars Rebels began in October of 2014 and introduced us to a whole new set of characters who would go on to help shape the Rebellion as well as become some of the most iconic in Star Wars. This year at Dragon Con Matthew Rushing was joined by Henry Gilroy, Timothy Zahn, Bria LaVorgna and Tom Hutchens to discuss this final season and the impact of the series.

Chapters
Side Character Arcs (00:02:32)
World Between Worlds (00:09:05)
Ahsoka Lives! (00:15:42)
Thrawn and Ezra (00:17:41)
Inquisitors? (00:19:02)
Wolves and Cats (00:21:43)
Maul's End (00:26:11)
Mister Veris Hydan (00:31:29)
Space Married (00:33:38)
Q & A (00:37:08)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Henry Gilroy
Timothy Zahn
Bria LaVorgna
Tom Hutchens

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 6, 2018

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)

Aug 8, 2018

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)

Jun 11, 2018

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)

May 30, 2018

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 23, 2018

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)

Mar 11, 2018

Star Wars Rebels: Season Four.

The first taste that fans would get of Disney's Star Wars was released in the fall of 2014 and would be an animated show brought to us by the man who had worked side by side with George Lucas on The Clone Wars.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels Aaron Goins and Bruce Gibson to talk about Star Wars Rebels: Season Four. We discuss the Mandalorian arc, rebellion links, occupation, the world between worlds, saving Ahsoka, the key, Kanan's noble end, freeing Lothal and our final thoughts.

Chapters
Mandalorian Arc (00:06:40)
Rebellion Links (00:23:16)
Occupation (00:31:05)
The World Between Worlds (00:37:02)
Saving Ahsoka (0:46:04)
The Key (00:53:21)
Kanan's Noble End (00:58:25)
Freeing Lothal (01:15:24)
Final Thoughts (01:38:33)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Aaron Goins
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)

Feb 14, 2018

The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

Ever since Lucasfilm announced that it would be continuing the Star Wars Episodes, fans have wondered what Luke Skywalker was up to after the events of the Return of the Jedi and it's not until the lead up to The Last Jedi that we finally got the biggest taste as to just what some of that was.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about The Legends of Luke Skywalker. We discuss the framing device, The Myth Buster, The Starship Graveyard, Fishing in the Deluge, I, Droid, The Tale of Lugubrious Mote, Big Inside and out ratings.

Chapters
The Framing Device (00:03:09)
The Myth Buster (00:11:45)
The Starship Graveyard (00:19:26)
Fishing in the Deluge (00:27:37)
I, Droid (00:47:53)
The Tale of Lugubrious Mote (00:53:24)
Big Inside (00:59:49)
Ratings (01:13:19)

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)

Dec 18, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Two years ago Star Wars roared back into the collective consciousness of the world as The Force Awakens dawned a new era for the saga. The installment left many viewers speechless and eagerly anticipating this return to a galaxy far, far away. Luckily in this era of Disney’s rule, the wait was only 2 years (with a nice side of Rogue One in the middle) for Rian Johnson’s addition.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jedi Council members Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We discuss context and history, writing 101, the characters, the "chase", almost death, Crait and Luke battle, lost hope, humor, music, ships and our ratings.

Chapters
Number of Viewings (00:04:47)
Context and History (00:05:08)
Writing 101 (00:26:40)
Snoke (00:42:26)
Ben/Kylo (00:53:15)
Rey (01:05:02)
We Need to Talk About Luke (01:23:08)
The Yoda Scene (01:41:13)
What the Same Thing (01:52:07)
R2's Moment (01:52:07)
Phasma (01:54:01)
The "Chase" (01:57:01)
Almost Death (02:11:09)
Crait and Luke Battle (02:13:09)
Lost Hope (02:23:45)
Humor (02:30:04)
The Music (02:35:53)
Ships (02:38:56)
Ratings (02:43:04)

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)

Dec 13, 2017

Canto Bight.

One of the very first glimpses fans got from The Last Jedi was a menagerie of high rollers from a brand new casino planet called Canto Bight. It featured aliens of all shapes and sizes while evoking feel of Las Vegas in the 1960s. Now as the film rapidly approaches, the last book in the “Journey to the Last Jedi” gives us a taste of what life is like on this “paradise”.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Christy Morris to talk about the latest Star Wars book, Canto Bight. We discuss our excitement for The Last Jedi, the book's setup, Rules of the Game, The Wine in the Dreams, Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing, The Ride, ratings and should you read it.

Chapters
The Last Jedi Excitement (00:03:52)
The Book's Setup (00:05:34)
Rules of the Game (00:18:31)
The Wine in the Dreams (00:27:05)
Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing (00:38:29)
The Ride (00:44:55)
Rating (00:54:24)
Should You Read It? (00:55:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
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)

Sep 20, 2017

Leia, Princess of Alderaan.

Leia is one of the most recognized and revered characters in film, yet we still know very little about her upbringing. From the time she was whisked away by Bail Organa, adopted by he and his wife and then shows up in A New Hope, we know almost nothing (we do know just a bit more now, thanks to an appearance by the rebellious princess in Star Wars Rebels). Now thanks to The Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Claudia Gray, Leia’s transition from princess to rebel is now complete.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels Christy Morris and Thomas Harper to talk about Leia, Princess of Alderaan. We discuss Christy's first Star Wars book, Leia's characterization, Leia and her parents, from princess to rebel, Kier, YA, the cost, saw, Last Jedi connections, Amilyn Holdo and our ratings.

Chapters
Christy's First Star Wars Book (00:04:31)
Leia's Characterization (00:07:24)
Leia and Her Parents (00:14:16)
From Princess to Rebel (00:21:18)
Kier (00:28:34)
YA (00:35:50)
The Cost (00:37:58)
Saw (00:47:30)
The Last Jedi Connection (00:53:19)
Amilyn Holdo (00:55:59)
Ratings (01:01:34)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Christy Morris
Thomas Harper

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)

Sep 15, 2017

Phasma.

In the lead up to The Force Awakens, the anticipation for the new film was palpable. Fans were atwitter about everything they were seeing in the trailers, toys and through the media, including one of the most striking new characters–Captain Phasma. This chrome-plated stormtrooper had many fans asking questions about who she was, where she came from and just how awesome she would be in the movie. It’s not an overstatement to say that she was a letdown in the film as she was given nothing to do other than be thrown into a trash compacter by Chewie, Han, and Finn. Fortunately, the rehabilitation of Phasma has now begun. She’ll be back in Episode VIII, she’s starring in her own comic (where she’ll escape Starkiller Base) and her backstory has finally been revealed in the latest release from Del Rey by Delilah S. Dawson.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Jedi Master John Mills to talk about the latest Star Wars book, Phasma. We discuss our excitement, a character study, history, what about redemption, The First Order, world building, it all ties together and our ratings.

Chapters
Excitement (00:03:40)
A Character Study (00:07:56)
History (00:25:50)
What About Redemption? (00:30:31)
The First Order (00:38:19)
World Building (00:52:22)
It All Ties Together (00:57:17)
Ratings (01:13:04)

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)

Sep 9, 2017

Dragon Con Panel.

In this very special supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing was joined on a Dragon Con panel but author Timothy Zahn and Star Wars Rebels Co-creator Henry Gilroy to talk about Thrawn. We were also joined by panelists Bruce Gibson, Kelly Hale and John Laing to dive into one of the true Star Wars legends.

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Timothy Zahn
Henry Gilroy
Bruce Gibson
Kelly Hale
John Laing

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)

Sep 6, 2017

Dragon Con Panel: Star Wars: Legends to Canon.

On Friday September 1st, 2017, host Matthew Rushing was apart of a panel at Dragon Con on the Star Wars track with Moderator Bruce Gibson and panelists Bria LaVorgna, Aaron Goins, Alex Damon and Tom Hutchens to discuss the new canon books and comics in the saga as well as some of our favorites from the Legends line. We talk about what's working, what's not, our favorites and take questions from the audience. If you are interested in attending Dragon Con it is in downtown Atlanta every Labor Day weekend!

Host
Bruce Gibson

Guests
Bria LaVorgna
Matthew Rushing
Aaron Goins
Alex Damon
Tom Hutchens

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)

Aug 6, 2017

Battlefront II: Inferno Squad.

In the aftermath of Scarif and the destruction of the indestructible Death Star, the Empire finds itself vulnerable for the first time in twenty years. Its time to get serious about the treat of the Rebellion and destroy what is left of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. For this task, the Empire forms a new group who will work on the outside, an elite team who will suss out the Imperial traitors, infiltrate Rebel and Partisan groups to find out where the leaks are coming from and bring them to justice.

In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and Michael Morris to talk about Christie Golden's latest Star Wars book, Inferno Squad. We discuss expectations, the setup, moral ambiguity, truth, hope and hate, betrayal, Inferno Squad, the Dreamers, a metaphor, focus and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:03:20)
The Story Setup (00:06:50)
Moral Ambiguity (00:13:57)
Truth, Hope and Hate (00:25:24)
Betrayal (00:28:32)
Inferno Squad (00:35:33)
The Dreamers (00:44:09)
A Metaphor (00:49:04)
Focus (00:53:01)
Ratings (00:54:46)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Bruce Gibson
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)

May 31, 2017

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)

May 27, 2017

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)

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