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!
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled Monday programming! This week on the show: Ghostbusters Day clean-up, news and IDW Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3 discussion! First up, some of the items that we didn't touch upon in last week's Ghostbusters Day celebration show, including Diamond Select Toys announcements and photos, the VOID expanding to 20 more cities, Hollywood Collectables' Egon Spengler statue release, and some news on the San Diego Comic-Con fan event. Then in the second half of the show, join us for setting up our Ghostbusters Daughter podcast book club and find out how you can be involved. After that, some spoiler-filled discussion of IDW Comics' latest release in the Ghostbusters event, Crossing Over issue 3.
Happy Ghostbusters Day 2018, everyone! We know what you're thinking: the Crossrip on a Friday? Have we gone mad? I guess so, listener - because we're here to give you the rundown on all of the big announcements of Ghostbusters Day 2018 (and what we now know is in store this time NEXT year). First up, Ghostbusters has partnered with Wizard World and the 35th Anniversary Ghostbusters Fan Fest is near! Get ready for June 8th and 9th of 2019 to head to Los Angeles for the first Ghostbusters convention. Troy and Chris break down what we know about the event and what may be coming soon. Also tons of announcements for Ghostbusters day, including a relaunched website, Omaze fundraiser, Ghostbusters World hitting San Diego Comic-Con, IGT slot machines, LEGO Brickheadz, and a whole lot more. Grab a Twinkie and join us for the show!
The 35th Anniversary has officially begun (sorta) thanks to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. This week on the show, we'll explore the information coming out of the show including new licensors, returning favorites, and some hints of what may be coming for Ghostbusters Day NEXT year already. Also this week, the Ghostbusters website is about to get a makeover for the anniversary to be revealed on Ghostbusters Day. What could it mean? Chris unearthed a laserdisc player and was able to dig into a Japanese visual effects disc featuring Richard Edlund and the Boss Films crew, and a fundraising outdoor screening of the original Ghostbusters film is coming to New Jersey. All that and more on this week's show!
This week on the show, discussing the new LEGO announcement, SCTV reunion and speculating on what may be in store for this year's Ghostbusters Day. First up, Troy and Chris chat about the new LEGO Brickheadz two-pack that was announced this past week, recap the SCTV reunion that took place in Toronto and is coming to a Netflix near you, and dissect an article on the Murray/Ramis feud from the Daily Mail. Then, in the second half of the show, join us for some speculation on what we'd like to see announced, what we think will be announced, and what we DON'T think will be announced at Ghostbusters Day in just a few weeks time. All that plus some Dollar Store and Topps trading card discussion on this week's show!
This week on the show: Rick Moranis comes out of retirement (sorta) and IDW's Ghostbusters Answer the Call series comes to a close. First up, the latest news as Rick Moranis reprises one of his most beloved non-Louis Tully roles for The Goldbergs, a fan is featured on Facebook's "Ridiculous Rides" for their Ectomobile replica, and some discussion about Ecto Cooler and its demise. Then, in the second half of the show, stay tuned for discussion on the final two issues of the IDW Comics limited follow-up to the 2016 reboot Ghostbusters Answer the Call. Did the series come to a fulfilling conclusion? Troy and Chris will chat it out. All that, plus some fast food discussion in another fun one. Tune in!
This week on the show, Paul Feig wants another Call, Ernie and Ray chat, and Steve Johnson does a little nose candy. First up, Troy and Chris discuss the click bait du jour as Paul Feig mentions on the Simple Favor press circuit that he'd like to do another Ghostbusters film, what does it mean? Also, Steve Johnson got a little more ink this week because of his unorthodox inspiration for Slimer - a new revelation most likely to come in his next book. Rounding out the show is some discussion about Ray Parker Jr.'s podcast with Ernie Hudson and a couple shout outs to the Alberta Ghostbusters and the Ecto Force of Florida. It's a fun one, make sure to tune in!
This week on the show, Guinness World Records are broken, Jan Vogler engages on Twitter and is the Ghostbusters music video canon? First up, the latest in news including a follow-up on last week's conversation about the 800 number at the time of the original film's release, Rick Moranis joining the SCTV reunion in Toronto, a group of fans breaking world records at a marathon in London, Forbes magazine talking about Real Ghostbusters Playmobil toys, Terminal Reality back in the news after shutting down back in 2013, and more. Then, in the second half of the show, we discuss a topic presented to us: given that the Ghostbusters theme song appears in Ghostbusters II, does that mean the music video from 1984 is canon? Stay tuned!
This week on the show, spoiler-filled discussion on IDW's Crossing Over issue two, Bill Murray on Willie Geist, and Jack White remembers the 800 number! In the first half of the show, the latest news including Bill Murray's lengthy discussion with Willie Geist on the Sunday Sitdown, Ray Parker Jr.'s next guest on his podcast, a fun account of being on set in 1983 on GB Fans, Steve Johnson talking to the We Got This Covered blog, a surprise revelation about Harold Ramis' family, and Jack White talks with Jimmy Fallon about being a kid and calling an 800 number around the time Ghostbusters came out. Then in the second half of the show, the boys discuss IDW Comics' excellent second issue in the multi-dimensional Crossing Over event. It's a fun one, make sure to tune in!
This week on the show Troy and Chris are reunited to do what they do best, chat some Ghostbusters! After regrouping a bit on their respective Spring Break holidays, the boys chat about the Hook and Ladder No. 8 renovations seemingly coming to an end at the New York firehouse, IDW Crossing Over #2 hitting shelves this week (a week early), a fun and interesting Real Ghostbusters conversation that took place on Twitter between JMS and Joe Medjuck, Ray Parker Jr.'s new podcast, and much more!
This week it's a short "mini-sode" of sorts, a few news items, a cover of Mark Ronson's "Get Ghost" and a story about eBay! Join Troy solo again for a recap on the Houston Ghostbusters fighting cancer by competing in a Relay for Life, a Korean Fire Drill cover of the Ghostbusters Answer the Call single, and a surprise diamond in the rough eBay auction.
This week on the show: a couple quick news items, a remote check-in from Chris in Italy, and we're opening up the listener voicemail vault. First up, news about an Ecto Crank fundraiser, Bobby Brown forgetting the lyrics to On Our Own, and Dan Aykroyd narrating a piece of Canadian history. Then, Chris checks in from Italy where he's met up with GB Max and has submitted a field report. Finally, we open up our voicemail vault to some of the more... interesting messages that our listeners have left for us. We told you that we're always here to listen or be a shoulder to cry on, and you took us up on the offer!
This week on the show, talking about a new clip of Ghostbusters World gameplay, Richard Edlund's state of the VFX industry, Ray Parker Jr. documentaries and more! Troy is flying solo this week as Chris is out on vacation, but don't worry - still here to talk about all the news that's fit to print. First up, Eric at Ghost Corps showed us a little bit of Ghostbusters World gameplay. But were there a few hints toward what's to come visible on the screen? And what's with the dimensional portals? Diamond Select Series 7 is out on shelves now, and for the first time you can own Janosz Poha! SyFy has a great article with Richard Edlund looking back on his career and discussing the state of the effects industry, where of course Ghostbusters comes up. And finally, there's a Ray Parker Jr. documentary in the works, find out how you can help them fund the production!