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!
So much news. So, so much news everywhere. Join Troy and Chris as they try to run it all through the spaghetti strainer to make sure you only get the al dente goodness. Kevin Smith talked international Ghostbusters (2016) trailer and brings up a couple more good points worth discussion, the Boston Herald ran an article on the theoretical science advisor to the new film (SEND US YOUR THESIS, DR. MAXWELL - did it work?), the Russo's version of Ghostbusters is dead, wait what wasn't it only in pre-lim development? How about some details on Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II themed board game. All that and news on Dubai's Motiongate park and the new Activision mobile game.
This week on the Crossrip, news on a National Lampoon documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead," the 2016 Ghostbusters pay Tufts Medical Center a visit, Ivan Reitman makes a statement to clarify his "just noise" comments about future Ghostbusters film development. Then stay tuned for two, count 'em two, interviews! Mataio Wilson, the Associate Game Designer behind Cryptozoic Entertainment's Ghostbusters: The Board Game coming this October. After that, we chat with pinup model and New Hampshire Ghostbuster Luna X Mars about her experience as a background extra on Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016) - - don't worry, it's spoiler-free!
In this week's episode, Troy and Chris delve into the strange and mystical land of Mexico for the Six Flags Ghostbusters attraction "La Aventura Laser", discuss Dan Aykroyd's foreword for the Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria hardcover a little more in-depth, then they chat about a recent casting call for metal heads to Ghostbusters (2016) and give a little sneak preview of the work of Phil X, who is scoring something for the new film, then we analyze the recent GQ and MTV interviews with Paul Feig and Drew Pearce and discuss what they mean for the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.