ghostbusters (2020)

#515 - "200th Episode Celebration" - April 15, 2019

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This week is our 200th episode! Yeah, we can’t believe it either. After a quick update on the latest Fan Fest and Ghostbusters (2020) news, Chris and Troy take a walk down memory lane with some clips of their favorite episodes: Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Rick Moranis, Michael C. Gross, Violet Ramis Stiel, Sean Bishop, Alex Langley, and a whole lot more are all here! Plus, you were all kind enough to send in some thoughts on your favorite episodes and themes throughout the years, so we have your well-wishes and voicemails too!

#514 - "The Fam" - April 8, 2019

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This week on the show, more casting for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters confirmed, a new 35th anniversary home video release, and IDW one-shot talk! First up, the boys catch up after last week’s April Fool’s Yes Have Some episode. Then, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a UHD 4K release of the original two Ghostbusters films in celebration of the anniversary packed with special features including the Fort Detmerring scene and a few other surprises (including a commentary by this ol’ podcast!). Next up, some casting confirmation for “the fam” as McKenna Grace has been confirmed to join Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in a family with mysterious ties to the original Ghostbusters film. In the last section of the show, we’ll talk about IDW Comics’ excellent 35th Anniversary one-shot. All that, plus your voicemails and a few merch updates, and more in a jam-packed episode of the Crossrip!

#512 - "Royal Triplets" - March 25, 2019

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This week on the show, Ghostbusters (2020) updates, merch news, and a lengthy chat about a tiny detail neither Chris or Troy has ever noticed in the original Ghostbusters! First up, Stranger Things S3 has a new trailer, how does it relate to Ghostbusters, and how excited are the boys? Extreme Ghostbusters is on CTV in the Great White North, and it’s in shiny high-definition. Our Ontario friends are raising money for a good cause and raffling off to win a proton pack. And some merch news. Then, in our 2020 rumor round up, what does JK Simmons know (and how could he be involved) according to Entertainment Tonight? And finally, that detail which an amazing Twitter account pointed out to us - and what does it mean not just for the production schedule, but for the attention to detail the set dec for the original Ghostbusters paid?

#511 - "Leviathan" - March 18, 2019

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This week on the show, talking about a few Aykroyd Adjacent films, the recently hired Ghostbusters (2020) film crew, and more! First up, Troy just saw a movie that had somehow slipped past his radar in the 80’s and stars one of our favorite Ghostbusters actors. Next up, the latest rumor round-up on Ghostbusters (2020) including on-going casting chat. Then, an in-depth discussion on the film crew we do know has boarded the project including the new Director of Photography, Art Director, and Visual Effects Supervisor. Finally, some merch news including Funko cereal pre-orders - wait… pre-ordering cereal? We really are in the future.

#510 - "Enter Carrie and Finn" - March 11, 2019

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This week on the show, casting for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters begins, Into the Dead 2, merch talk and your voicemails! First up, Chris and Troy have faced their fears, conquered the zombies and dove into the two parts of Into the Dead 2’s Ghostbusters tie-in. What are their thoughts? How much money did they have to drop to keep up? All that and more. Then, some teasing from Diamond Select on upcoming plans and some merch talk along with your recent voicemails on all the discussion points. In the second half of the show, the boys discuss the recent casting of Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters (2020). What could their roles mean for the tone and themes of the series? Who do we think they’re playing? And can Stranger Things and Ghostbusters co-exist? Stay tuned!

#509 - "Five Reasons Why" - March 4, 2019

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This week on the show: marking the passage of Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters (2020) news, IDW and Fan Fest updates, and an examination on a recent article suggesting the latest film will not help revitalize the franchise. First up, the boys talk about Eugene Levy’s appearance at the Harold Ramis Film School in Chicago, the latest GB20 casting info (and yes, we’ll talk about the Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon news next week - sadly, it hit the morning after we recorded), updates on Ghostbusters’ crossover with Transformers, and some clarity on a few questions Wizard World has answered for Fan Fest. Then, the major discussion this week is dedicated to a recent movie blog article listing five reasons the author believes the new movie won’t be the jolt the franchise needs to continue. Chris and Troy beg to differ (and end up talking quite a bit about Bill Murray because of it).

#508 - "Fan Fest Frenzy" - February 25, 2019

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This week on the show, a filming location and start date for Ghostbusters (2020) is announced as are details (and prices) for the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in Culver City. First up, in our new Ghostbusters 20/20 segment, the boys round up all the news and rumors on Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters sequel including casting, Ernie Hudson chat, and his appearance on the Bill Burr podcast. Then, with the news that the film is shooting in Calgary, what can be gleaned from that information? Also, IDW has announced a Ghostbusters/Transformers crossover coming in June. Into the Dead 2 has launched a Ghostbusters tie-in and more. Then, join us as we dissect all of the Ghostbusters Fan Fest information that’s been announced including what the event will entail, why we think it’s so darn expensive, and what is still to be determined.

#507 - "Ectotron" - February 18, 2019

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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.

#506 - "Anxiety Ridden" - February 11, 2019

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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.

#504 - "Sanctum of Slime 20/20 Comic Discussion" - January 28, 2019

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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.

#503 - "Ghostbusters 2020 Revealed" - January 21, 2019

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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!