The 602 Club 9: The Original George Lucas / by Matthew Rushing

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 19 seconds
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After the monster success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy thoughts turned to making The Hobbit. After dealing with rights issues and a directorial change, Peter Jackson once again found himself in Middle Earth.

In this episode of The 602 Club, host Matthew Rushing is joined by Alice Baker and Megan Calcote from Educating Geeks to talk about the first film in this new Middle Earth trilogy. Together we discuss Peter Jackson being back as director, making three films out of two, additions from Tolkien’s other works, things we liked and didn’t from both versions of the film and the riddles in the dark.


First Things First (00:02:28)
Three Out of Two (00:09:05)
Additions to The Hobbit (00:17:24)
First Impressions of the First Movie (00:26:27)
Likes and Dislikes (00:34:48)
Extended Edition (00:43:02)
A Whole Lotta Dwarves (00:45:33)
Final Thoughts (00:50:11)
And One More Thing (00:57:05)
Closing (01:01:28)


Matthew Rushing


Alice Baker
Megan Calcote


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)