This week on the show, wrapping up Fan Fest (sorta) with Troy and Chris’ thoughts on the event and their experiences as well as your voicemails about the weekend. First up, Troy and Chris do their best to recap the day(s) with some of the highs and lows, and some of the hopeful lessons learned by the Wizard World folks if they ever attempt another similar event. Then, in the second half of the show, listeners called in large numbers to talk about the convention and we have the first part of your voicemails. Next week, we’ll play those we weren’t able to get to, not to worry!
Fan Fest is in the rear-view mirror and we’ll be talking about it in-depth next week but first, a catch-up on the news and a discussion about this week’s release of Ghostbusters on a 35th Anniversary Steelbook. Troy’s winging it solo as Chris is traveling back up to Canada, but he’ll do his best to talk about Ghostbusters the Video Game Remastered, Jason Reitman’s revelations about Ghostbusters (2020), all the merchandising news coming out of the Licensing Expo including Eaglemoss, K-Swiss, and more. Then, in the second half of the show, this Tuesday sees the release of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II in a special 4K UHD 35th Anniversary steelbook which includes never-before seen special features, deleted scenes, and an unfinished Ghostbusters II teaser trailer that is not to be missed. Amid those special features is a Fan Commentary featuring the Crossrip’s own Troy Benjamin and Chris Stewart, prop builder extraordinaire Sean Bishop, and fellow podcaster Ashley Robinson. After recording the commentary, the whole crew (sadly, minus Ashley) returned to Ghost Corps to decompress and talk about the experience of recording a fan commentary. Call this a post-commentary commentary, that was a whole lot of fun.
This week on the show, Bill Murray isn’t opposed to being in another Ghostbusters, Bernstein’s score is official, and guess who’s coming to Fan Fest? That’s right, first up, some Ghostbusters (2020) news including Bill Murray talking about the film at Cannes, a new animatronic creature designer joining the team, and Jason Reitman stopping by the Funko HQ. Then, Elmer Bernstein’s Ghostbusters score is official and the boys have all the details. Paul Feig is coming to the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in Culver City, CA and Chris and Troy talk about what that means. If that wasn’t enough, have you heard that Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered might just be a thing? Because it’s gotten a board review rating in Taiwan? STILL NOT ENOUGH? Fine! How about Cleanin’ up the Town documentary news? And more! MORE! Are you not podcast entertained?
This week on the show, what a map reveals about Fan Fest, a new score album and a Ray Parker Jr. announcement! First up, the boys talk about a new map revealed by Wizard World for the upcoming Fan Fest (illustrated by the amazing John Yurcaba) and what it reveals about the event. Then, a new release of Elmer Bernstein’s outstanding Ghostbusters score is coming from Sony Music, and the track listing has a few surprises. Then some talk about Ray Parker Jr.’s announcement about his “Who Ya Gonna Call” doc, and some J. Michael Straczynski AMA discussion. All that and a whole lot more on this week’s show!
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!