Hide your wallets, it’s International Toy Fair time! This week on the show, the latest Ghostbusters (2020) news, and the late-breaking announcements we were able to talk about from Toy Fair in time for recording! First up, some discussion about an unconfirmed “exclusive” scoop about Ghostbusters (2020)’s production start date. Is there merit to it? Is there room for doubt? In fact, are we taking too many things at face value at the moment? The boys have an in-depth conversation (that’s awfully similar to one had three years ago at this point in the production timeline). The Ghostbusters social media account caused quite a stir, Troy and Chris will tell you why. And then some talk about the show-stopping reveal that’s more than meets the eye - an Ecto-1/Transformer has become reality.
This week on the show, the latest news on Ghostbusters 2020, a new game from IDW, and just why does Ghostbusters seem to cause so much anxiety? First up, a quick correction on last week’s Tobin’s Audio Guide. Then, a release date, production designer, and some early audition reels have all surfaced for Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters sequel. Playmobil has revealed details of their next wave of toys including a superb-looking Ecto-1A. And Funko information for the future has also leaked. IDW Games has announced a new co-op game coming in June called “Ghostbusters Blackout.” And finally in the last segment of the show, some discussion about a recent AV Club article asking the question why does Ghostbusters cause so much anxiety? Is it just Ghostbusters, or is the issue something larger? The boys will give it their best.
This week on the show, we continue our series of Tobin’s Audio Guides - looks behind the essential elements that were key to making Ghostbusters what it is today. And with this installment, Troy explores the creation of Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic theme song. What was originally scripted that inspired a theme in the first place? Who were the duo of Hughes/Thrall and how did they come to become involved with the project? What became of their demo that was unused (and where can you hear bits and pieces of it)? And how did it eventually come to Ray Parker Jr. to write and record a demo in less than 72 hours? All of these questions and more will be answered in our third installment of Tobin’s Audio Guide!
This week on the show, continued discussion on the newly announced live-action Ghostbusters film and a chat about IDW’s latest comic release with the Sanctum of Slime characters! First up, the rumor mill has already started running full steam, Troy and Chris discuss (or don’t discuss) those which have merit and clarify the “confirmed” casting news that was quickly “unconfirmed.” Ghostbusters World has a tie-in with 7-Eleven in the Great White North, could it be a test for something larger on the horizon? And, in the second half of the show, more of your voicemails and a discussion on the one-shot comic released in celebration of IDW’s 20th anniversary.
This week on the show, discussion and analysis of the surprise announcement that Jason Reitman is making a live-action Ghostbusters film for release next year! We’ll split our discussion into things we absolutely know from the announcement, discussion about the surprise teaser/announcement trailer, and then talk our speculation and hopes and dreams for the film. Will it be a bittersweet return to the original Ghostbusters universe? Will we get glimpses of anything from Answer the Call? What does this mean for the animated movie and Fan Fest? All that and more in Troy and Chris’ discussion - - then, stay tuned for all of your awesome voicemails. Listeners called in droves to discuss the surprise and we’ve got all your feedback here on the show!
We’re back! Well, we (technically) never left, but were on hiatus from recording. But Troy and Chris are reunited to talk the latest news and forecast the coming year. First up, catching up on everything we missed over the holidays: Men in Black trailers, Sony Animation successes and more. Then, some discussion about that awesome Wal-Mart commercial that premiered during the Golden Globes (and Bill Murray’s memorable appearance in said show as well). Also discussion on the IDW Comics announcement for the 35th anniversary four-week event. Bill Murray Stories hits Netflix, and will Bill and Dan be in Zombieland 2? All of that, plus some video game discussion on this week’s show. Tune in, won’t you?
Welcome to the second in our series of Tobin’s Audio Guides - a quick primer on the history and importance of the Ghostbusters firehouse. In the episode, we’ll discuss how the production came across the Hook and Ladder No. 8, the storied history of its Los Angeles equivalent, and just what kind of shape both buildings were in after nearly 80 years since their construction. Why is the firehouse such an integral part of the Ghostbusters lore and why has it become so iconic?
Join us to ring in the New Year with the Ghostbusters! This year, we have the fortuitous timing of releasing our regular Monday episode on New Year’s Eve, and we figured - why not record a second commentary on the second Ghostbusters film, where we can actually countdown and celebrate 2019 as they’re celebrating on-screen? Listen for the tone at the top of the show and pause the episode, then cue up Ghostbusters II on your favorite streaming service or format of choice and pause it at the first frame of the Columbia logo. Then, at exactly 10:24pm, hit play on both the podcast audio and the movie. When the clock strikes midnight, everyone’s favorite Carpathian will be weakened by both your and the background extra’s singing of Auld Lang Syne. That’s right, it’ll be midnight in the movie and in real life, pretty mind blowing! Let’s do it!
We’re breaking into the pre-recorded programming for a quick news break. IDW Comics has made a big announcement for 2019 (and the promise of more on the way), a Ghostbusters stunt performer has passed away, and SyFy is advertising for a special Ghostbusters weekend with a pretty sweet new music track. Join us for a quick news update, won’t you?
This week we continue the (new) annual tradition of closing out the year with a little mix of rarities, tunes, and some fun for the holiday season. Turn on the Yule Log channel, crank up the volume, sit back and enjoy a little compilation to accompany the Ghostbusters fan(s) in your life during the holiday season with WGBI!
Ghostbusters fans of the world, need gift ideas this holiday season? Don’t worry, Santa’s favorite helper Chris has a wide variety of ideas for even the fan who may seem to have everything. And no, this year’s gift ideas aren’t all things with the No-Ghost logo adorned upon them, this year Chris has some great ideas for gifts that might be enjoyed by those of you who love Ghostbusters - that’s right, it’s like an algorithm BUT HUMAN. Mind blown! Tune in for ideas for gift giving (and, who are we kidding, perhaps a few that you wouldn’t mind receiving).
This week on the show, remembering a fallen fellow fan, what’s the status of Ecto Force and a drool-worthy mancave. First up, now that a few logo explorations for Ecto Force have appeared online, what does that mean for the current status of Ecto Force? Then, Ernie Hudson talks about Stan Lee’s influence on his life, Ecto-Con 2020 is hitting Scotland, and while you’re there you should hit up a GB Fans user’s mancave for a round of Ghostbusters The Video Game. All that plus, your voicemails, Instagram messages and Michael Tanaka calls in to talk Crossing Over’s conclusion (*note: Michael Tanaka has not called in).
This week on the show, exploring an author’s mistakes to avoid with another Ghostbusters film and the conclusion of IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters Crossing Over series. First up, Cinemablend offered up their “12 Mistakes to Avoid” with the next Ghostbusters film. Which do Chris and Troy agree with? Which do they disagree with? Find out in a lengthy step-by-step through all 12 steps. Then, in the second half of the show, the boys just finished reading the eighth and final installment of the epic comic book event “Crossing Over.” Who needs a hug? Find out in the show!
This week on the show: Dan Aykroyd talks Ghostbusters 3 on Dan Rather (again), the Ectomobile is filming downtown, the ol’ 23 lives again, and more! First up, audio and comments on Dan Aykroyd’s revelation that Ghostbusters 3 is yet again being scripted by an unknown creative team and a reunion is once again possible. Then, what was being filmed in downtown Los Angeles this past week that involved the classic Ectomobile? Next up, the ol’ 23 Fire Station, which served as the interiors for the Ghostbusters HQ in the original two films is finally scheduled for refurb, how and when will it happen? All that plus regrouping on Ghostbusters Crossing Over and Lin Manuel Miranda’s son showing his musical talents using the Ghostbusters them on this week’s show!
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!