This week on the show, we’re discussing the seventh of eight issues of IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters Crossing Over mini-series. What have they set up for the final issue? What has been left behind? We love seeing all these characters together so much - are we all ready to see it come to an end this quickly? All those questions answered and more. But first up, some quick news including Chris’ Ghostbusters World technical woes, a new Mondo print that’s outstanding, a kid who just wants to be a Ghostbuster, and a boat racer who listens to Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song when she’s all alone at sea.
We’re back to regularly scheduled programming after a couple odd-weeks and there’s TONS to discuss: Ghostbusters World, Men in Black crossovers, it’s a four-fold Crossrip for our return. First up, Troy and Chris have had some time with Ghostbusters World, what have they liked? What needs improvement? What level are they and how does it compare to Greg Miller? Then, IDW Games has announced a new boardgame crossover that pits the Men in Black property with Ghostbusters for the first time (officially). Other news items in discussion: that Ghostbusters II remote controlled trap up for auction, Bryan Lynch’s Ghostbusters III concept, Ghostbusters Dimension’s status at VOID arcade attractions, and Chris hits us all with a half-hour rapid-fire of anything and everything we’ve missed over the past couple weeks!
The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. Witches and skeletons adorn lawns. It can mean only one thing, it’s Halloween! And WGBI is on the air with another Spooktacular mega-mix by the master himself, Chris Stewart. Songs, trailers, soundbites, and a whole lot more are coming your way. Don’t touch that dial, because WBGI is live!
This week on the show, a lost episode (kinda)! Two weeks ago, we played your voicemails where you gave your suggestions for Halloween viewing that works as a companion film to Ghostbusters. Your suggestions were so great, Troy and Chris talked a FULL ADDITIONAL HOUR about each of the films that came up. It overstuffed the episode too much, so we decided to split it off and make it stand alone. Army of Darkness, The Frighteners, Midnight Hour, Second Sight, and just why is Harold Ramis given a special thanks in the Jim Carrey movie, The Mask? The boys tackle all those subjects and more!
This week on the show, a surprise return to Ghostbusters video gaming past, Ghostbusters World has a release date, and some franchise news! First up, Sanctum of Slime is getting a surprise one-shot comic from IDW, then some chat about these strange “Venom-ized” versions of Ghostbusters for sale at retailers, announcements on Ghostbusters World’s release date, and some franchise news!
This week on the show: Playmobil’s next wave is coming, Ghostbusters World betas are out, and our Halloween Companion contest winner! First up, some news on the Playmobil Ghostbusters front including a fan-favorite vehicle from the second film. Then Ghostbusters World discussion including betas being released into the wild and a little additional Ghostbusters Fan Fest chat. Then, in the second half of the show, your voicemails and suggestions for Halloween viewing companion films to Ghostbusters including the winner of our IGT prize package!
This week on the show, Ghostbusters Fan Fest discussion including everything we know to date and Eric Reich & Andrew Krensky join us to talk Ghostbusters World! First up, since we weren’t able to talk last week at length, Chris and Troy talk about the deposits being taken for Wizard World’s Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019. Why deposits? Is it weird to pre-pay for an event where nothing has been announced? And has anything been announced? All of these topics will be covered at great length. Then, on the second half of the show, Troy’s had a hands-on with Ghostbusters World and gives his first impressions, plus is joined by Eric Reich of Ghost Corps and Andrew Krensky of Sony Pictures to talk about the imminent release of the game.
This week on the show, Ghostbusters Fan Fest is now taking ticket deposits, an update on that Kevin Smith conversation, Eaglemoss’ Ecto-1 and more! First up, some breaking news as Wizard World and Ghost Corps are now taking deposits for Fan Fest tickets that guarantee you a ticket package (but those packages are still to be announced), a comment about the Kevin Smith speculation from last week - -and confirmation from sources that he is NOT working on Ghostbusters, Eaglemoss appears to be working on a subscription Ectomobile, Ghostbusters World appears to be right around the corner, Bill Murray Stories has a trailer and an official release date, Rubies announces a Premium Halloween costume in time for this holiday season, and an update on that Ecto Cooler documentary mentioned last week. Then finally, the boys talk about the Wall Street Journal article that’s been oft-postponed. Tune in!
This week on the show, some wild speculation about Kevin Smith's secret project and Ghostbusters Crossing Over #6 discussion! First up, if you've listened to Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast recently, you may have caught onto some hints that Troy has read WAY too much into, then some news about Spirit Halloween stock, Ghostbusters social media really picking it up, an Ecto Cooler documentary in the works, Gravitas picks up a Bill Murray documentary, Paul Feig talks about his experience on the 2016 film and where sequels would have gone, Ghostbusters Live news, and an IGT giveaway. Then, in the second half of the show, analysis and thoughts on IDW's most recent installment of Ghostbusters Crossing Over!
This week on the show, discussing the Halifax commercial that bends space and time to insert a pitchman into the 1984 film and presenting the entirety of the Wizard World Chicago panel! First up in the news: Ghostbusters Dimension is leaving Madam Tussauds in New York City, Chris and Troy talk about the Halifax commercial which alters the 1984 film to sell contact-less credit cards, merch news including new offerings in card gaming and backpacking, and an update on Rick Moranis' first convention appearance in San Antonio. Then, in the second half of the show, our friends the Circle City Ghostbusters have been kind enough to share audio from Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson's panel at Wizard World Chicago. In the panel, they discuss the past, present and future of Ghostbusters and answer several questions from those in the audience.
This week on the show, dissecting some of the comments made at this weekend's Wizard World Chicago panel with Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson. First up, a little discussion about the Supernatural mashup that happened during the show's hiatus, then the Wizard World Chicago announcements including ticket sale dates for Ghostbusters Fan Fest, some teases on what's to come and more. Then, a little discussion on a special someone else coming out of hiding to attend a convention in San Antonio. Could it be the start of a come back?
This week on the show, we're joined by Violet Ramis Stiel, author of the new book, "Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad Harold Ramis." Violet talks about her approach to the book, her father's balance of private and public life, the art of parenting the Ramis way, how his legacy continues on to this day, and so much more. "Ghostbuster's Daughter" is available wherever fine books are sold as well as on audiobook via Audible and Amazon!
This week on the show, we're opening Tobin's Audio Guide for the very first time! Stay tuned for a behind the scenes character exploration on one of the original film's most iconic characters, Mr. Stay Puft himself! From his origins in the story and screenplay, to how he was created by the special effects team at Boss Films, tune in for a 22-minute entry kicking off our Tobin's Audio Guide series!
This week on the show, getting to know you (again), Ghostbusters World, slot machines, and IDW Comics talk for Crossing Over #5! First up, Troy and Chris would like to give you another little introduction to themselves, just in case you're a relative newcomer to the show. Who are these guys and why have they been talking about Ghostbusters for so long? Then in the news, we're talking about IGT's Ghostbusters 4D slot machines, Ghostbusters World possibly coming sooner than we think and more! Then, in the second half of the show, join us for discussion on the fifth issue of IDW Comics' excellent Crossing Over event! Spoilers are abound, so beware.
This week on the show, rounding up all of the SDCC 2018 news and announcements and remembering special effects pioneer Terry Windell. First up, out of SDCC there were a ton of new merch announcements, including Spirt Halloween props and items, new 1:1 replicas, action figures and more (including a Slimer Chia Pet?). Then we'll discuss Ghostbusters World, which was the talk of the con for Ghostbusters fans. Many got a hands-on demo of the game and provided their thoughts. On the press tour for Mission Impossible, writer/director Drew Pearce was hit up (again) about his work on Ghostbusters that was abandoned, and had some interesting comments. Finally, we're remembering Terry Windell of ILM and Boss Films who passed last week at the age of 61, the pioneer who was known for his memorable lightning effects in Ghostbusters and Return of the Jedi left a lasting impression that Troy and Chris discuss. All that and more on this week's Crossrip!
This week, we conclude our book club discussion with the Ontario Ghostbusters on Violet Ramis Stiel's "Ghostbuster's Daughter!" That's right, in the last book club episode we discussed the first 100 pages, this go-round, we'll finish off the book which touches on production of the Ghostbusters films, Harold's later career, Violet having children of her own, and the unfortunate circumstances of Harold's passing. As before, we have your thoughts and voicemails to incorporate as well. It's a wonderful discussion, we hope that you'll join us!
This week on the show, preparing for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and chatting IDW's "Ghostbusters Crossing Over" issue four! First up, a little update on the news item about the WBZ interview from last week - we heard back from the journalist involved! Then some updates on the good ol' SDCC mayhem including Ghostbusters World's booth at "The Experience" and IDW's plans for the weekend. In the second half of the show, we're chatting spoilerific details about the fourth issue of the big Ghostbusters comic event. All that, plus a great voicemail from one of our listeners this week on the Crossrip!
This week on the show, some odds and ends that we've missed over the past week or so! First up, a little discussion on a Ghostbusters junket from way back in 1984, some social media chat (including the full Ghost Corps logo reveal), new Rubies offerings, updates on Wizard World conventions, an exploration on Vigo the Carpathian's influences, and a great story from the Circle City Ghostbusters about Ernie Hudson. Also, what's a thirst trap, and what does it have to do with Dan Aykroyd? Join us as a couple old guys try to figure it out.
This week on the show, we're starting off our first book club discussion on Violet Ramis Stiel's Ghostbusters Daughter: Life With My Dad Harold Ramis. Seulange and Brily of the Ontario Ghostbusters join Troy and Chris for the discussion, and we have your messages from social media and the voicemail to add to the discussion as well. So if you've read the first 100 pages of the book, join us in the living room for a chat, won't you?
This week on the show, a whole lot of Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters The Video Game discussion! First up - news! Troy and Chris chat about Ghostbusters: The Video Game on the 9th anniversary of the game's release, curious photos on producer Brian Volk-Weiss' Instagram of iconic 80's filming locations including Hook and Ladder No. 8, Jeff Shreck's lucky find of a rare Ghostbusters II charcoal (yes, charcoal) uniform, and discussion about Run DMC's Ghostbusters theme song - why was the band so embarrassed by the song? All that, plus a small tribute to Matt "Guitar" Murphy on this week's Crossrip podcast!