The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. Witches and skeletons adorn lawns. It can mean only one thing, it’s Halloween! And WGBI is on the air with another Spooktacular mega-mix by the master himself, Chris Stewart. Songs, trailers, soundbites, and a whole lot more are coming your way. Don’t touch that dial, because WBGI is live!
This week on the show, a lost episode (kinda)! Two weeks ago, we played your voicemails where you gave your suggestions for Halloween viewing that works as a companion film to Ghostbusters. Your suggestions were so great, Troy and Chris talked a FULL ADDITIONAL HOUR about each of the films that came up. It overstuffed the episode too much, so we decided to split it off and make it stand alone. Army of Darkness, The Frighteners, Midnight Hour, Second Sight, and just why is Harold Ramis given a special thanks in the Jim Carrey movie, The Mask? The boys tackle all those subjects and more!
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 talking Bill Murray at the Groundhog Day musical, the Fox show Ghosted, Total Film and SFX Magazine naming Peter Venkman in their top 100 sci-fi characters, Diamond Select news and more! Real Ghostbusters is getting yet another box set release, Troy and Chris have the details, the VOID is up for awards and taking over the world with a new Star Wars attraction, plus a little Spirit Halloween and Ghostbusters II chat and a voicemail that triggers a little bit of a debate. Join us, won't you?
Happy Halloween, everyone! What are the odds that the Crossrip would release on Halloween Day? To celebrate, Mix Master Chris Stewart has put together a little something special for this week's show. Songs, film clips, messages from a few special people (including the listeners) and a whole lot more are to be had in this offering for the trick or treating crowd. Grab some spiced cider, dim those lights, and get ready for a spooky audio odyssey!
This week on the show we're joined by special guest, Marie Hicks, Ph.D - an Assistant Professor and Historian of Technology and Gender, and she might also happen to be the person that inflated a Stay Puft lawn decoration in her living room. We'll talk to her about the living room incident as well as discuss the social impact and debate that surrounded Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. But before that - news of course! This week marked the 30th Anniversary of The Real Ghostbusters originally airing, and the boys talk a bit about how they celebrated. Bill Murray is being honored by the Kennedy Center, Halloween is in the air (and so is all of the corresponding merchandise), and the Little Golden Books have hit the shelves! It's a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss! For more on Marie head to her website: www.mariehicks.net
It’s getting crazy out there (and something tells us this is just the beginning), so get caught up on everything that happened before this Friday with Troy and Chris. First up, the guys talk about the Ghostbusters.com relaunch, and look in depth at the new imagery for both classic and new Ghostbusters (and discuss the distinction between Classic and New). One of those photos is our first official look of Chris Hemsworth’s character Kevin - why are they withholding his last name and keeping him ambiguous? Is it important to a plot point? Is he a Janine allegory? Especially given his distinctive costume choices? Oh, and as result of the website launch, Paul Feig tells us that a trailer is coming out by the end of the month. Dave and Busters is gearing up for Ghostbusters 2016 with a new photo op display and the guys talk a bit about gameplay of the ticket redemption video that’s out in the wild. New GB16 shirts are showing up at Target as part of a test run, have you found yours yet? We haven’t! Speaking of merch, this magazine Retailer Merchandiser keeps feeding us gold, including our look at some book covers that might actually include our first glimpses of the new redesigned Slimer? Martin Charles the Graphic Designer on Ghostbusters (2016) was profiled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and discussed a little about what he contributes to a film. Halloween Life interviewed Eldo Ray Estes, whom you might not recognize by name, but you’ll recognize from one very particular soundbite in the first Ghostbusters film. Stern Pinball details have leaked about an upcoming cabinet and the different iterations that are coming (and those details were quickly taken down), but the guys still caught enough of it to chat about. Finally Death and Taxes asked the question that’s always been on our minds: just what was Slimer supposed to be?
This week on the Crossrip, we're so excited to have author and screenwriter Ernest Cline on the show! With Back to the Future day in the not-so-distant rear-view mirror, new Star Wars and Ghostbusters on the horizon, and Ernie's adaptation of "Ready Player One" about to begin production, it's only fitting that Troy and Chris get a little time to talk to the owner of the Ecto-88 himself. Hear about the inspiration for his unique Ectomobile, his future projects and a little discussion on programming the perfect Halloween double-feature. All that plus the latest news including a Toys R Us LEGO leak, Zoobe add-ons, and Michael C. Gross receiving a lifetime achievement award. This Halloween week, who're you gonna call for all the latest in Ghostbusters and pop culture? (Hint: this podcast.)