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: 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, 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!
Look out, TV Hall of Fame, here come the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. After a quick update on the latest news including Blitzway's Ecto-1 going up for pre-order and Paul Feig's latest comments about the 2016 film, join us to celebrate Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtain, Loraine Newman, Chevy Chase and Garrett Morris as they were inducted into the TV Hall of Fame this past week. Surprisingly, Bill Murray was also on-hand for the celebration and had a few very sentimental words to say.
This week on the show (well, and every week generally) we're joined by the author of the new Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual, Troy Benjamin! Up first, the news in which we recap the Hollywood Forever cemetery screening of the original Ghostbusters movie, all of Loot Crate's goods that are only available for a couple more days, Saturday Morning Rewind's interview with Laura Summer, and THAT kiss on SNL. After the news, Chris interviews Troy about the new Ecto manual coming from Insight Editions - how the project came to be, what fans can expect inside, things that were left on the cutting room floor, and a whole lot more!
Guys... this episode is ridiculously packed. This week, we're wrapping up all of this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con announcements, reveals, comments, questions, and more. Animated Movie in 2019? A live-action film coming in the near future? A Ghostbusters Answer the Call mini-series AND a TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover sequel from IDW? TONS of toys from Diamond Select. Blitzway's amazing 1/6 scale Ecto-1. Spirt Halloween costumes and proton packs... (take a breath) all of that PLUS a few other news items including the Toronto Second City return of Bob and Doug Mackenzie and more! Grab a snack, it's a long one!
We have a trailer! Well, a trailer FOR the trailer! We've got a special show planned for you to celebrate the Trailer Announcement that also just so happens to be on the date aliens in Paramus, NJ predicted would be the end of the world! Join Troy and Chris for a breakdown of the trailer announcement and perhaps some clues within for the future of what's to come. Then the boys will talk all the merchandise news that's fit to print because this week also is the New York International Toy Fair - Legos, fan clubs, Funko Pop Vinyls, there's a whole slew of good stuff coming that we finally got to see. Then, Cleanin' Up the Town's Kickstarter campaign happened in between recording sessions, and with it came a new trailer that the boys'll chat about. Also, great news out of Chicago as Second City has announced the Harold Ramis Film School opening in September, and there's a familiar name in charge of it. Finally, we'll get to everyone's fantastic (and fun) feedback to the Death and Taxes article discussed last week, including a guest appearance from the guys at Ghostbusters Resurrection. This is a CAN'T MISS episode of the Crossrip, especially considering the world might be coming to an end, join us for the last moments won't you?