The late Seventies and early Eighties saw a proliferation of auteur driven science fiction movies that studios didn't know quite what to do with, filmmakers like George Lucas and Ridley Scott are prime examples of directors who's films hit cinemas that they were not happy with.
In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker and Michael Schindler to talk about Blade Runner: Final Cut. We discuss which version, our experiences, act of creation, what makes us human, show don't tell, is he a replicant, visual direction, the music and our ratings.
Which Version (00:06:13)
Act of Creation (00:17:24)
What Makes Us Human (00:22:27)
Show Don't Tell (00:27:55)
Is He a Replicant (00:29:14)
Visual Direction (00:35:55)
The Cast (00:46:21)
The Music (00:53:17)
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)
The Man in the High Castle: Seasons 1 and 2. We discuss a funny story, compare and contrast, Tagomi, choices, circumstances, reality issues, seeing past the labels, production and our ratings.
The World is Not Enough. We discuss, continuing Bond, it being personal for M, Brosnan as Bond, the opening credit sequence, villain, Elektra, Christmas, saying goodbye to Q, a Bond ally, action, the music, theme and ratings.
Farewell to Rebels. 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.
Creating Iconic Characters. 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.
Luke Cage: Season 2. We discuss the journey of Luke Cage, Danny Rand, family feud, family matters, moving past, redemption, Bushmaster, Tilda and our ratings.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. We discuss the stories that could have been, how much Indy still has to learn, the father/son dynamic, belief, returning characters, the opening, new character, action, music and our ratings.
Lost in Space. We welcome a special guest at the beginning and discuss the show with them, then talk about family entertainment, the set up, Maureen and John, the kids, Don West, Parker Posey, reimagining, wherever you go, the production, format and our ratings.
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.
Mission Impossible: Fallout. We talk about the mission history, using that history the new and returning characters, the needs of the one and the many, action, production and music, the future and give our ratings.
X-Men: First Class. We discuss mutant history, McAvoy, Fassbender and their moments together, a new Mystique, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Hank, circumstances, you're not alone, time period and production, ratings and one last thing.
Tomorrow Never Dies. We discuss continuing Bond, a director change, the opening action sequence, a relevant villain, more sensuality, Paris Carver, Wai Lin, cars, motorcycles and helicopters.. Oh My, the score, theme and our ratings.
Ant-Man and The Wasp. We discuss small wonders, consequences, at the expense of others, just a weapon, the grey, a generational movie, the quantum realm, fitting in and our ratings.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We discuss out first encounters, family dynamics, immaturity and selfishness, wishing upon a star, an art film, aliens at the end, music as a language and our ratings.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We discuss three years later, miracle or mistake, responsibility, two ways, crummy gods, new characters, a huge leap. more about the movie, opening the door and our ratings.
Incredibles 2. We discuss 14 long years, good for goodness sake, villain with a point, what separates heroes from villains, perception is reality, from Mr. Incredible to Mr. Mom, needing help, nurturing children, truly a fantastic four and our ratings.
Ocean's 8. We discuss our Ocean's history, impressions, the heist, in another world, characters, comparing, two gentlemen, surprises, things enjoyed and our ratings.
Star Wars: 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.
The Incredibles. We discuss the set up, the family, an interesting dynamic, super friends, Syndrome, the look, feel, music and our ratings.
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.
Star Wars: Last Shot. We discuss the structure, Han, the writing style, Lando, Kaasha, L3, the main villain, random tidbits and our ratings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jessica Jones Season 2. 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.
Ready Player One. We discuss the score board, desolation, savior or slaver, virtual vs reality, references, the characters, bleakness and hope, ratings and if we'll see the movie.
Krypton. We discuss our excitement going in, the beginning of the end, Kryptonian curse, rankless hope, Black Zero, something for everyone, the cast and our ratings.
Tomb Raider. We discuss previous raids, Lara Croft, her father, Vogel, mysticism vs science, pacing, responsibility and purpose, Lu Ren, Kristin Scott Thomas, action, the future and our ratings.
A Wrinkle in Time. We discuss, Wrinkle history, the kids, the Mrs., the Happy Medium, oh and, can you replace it?, camera and music, ratings and being constructive.