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#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!

#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.

#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.

#449 - "Quick News Break" - December 24, 2018

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We’re breaking into the pre-recorded programming for a quick news break. IDW Comics has made a big announcement for 2019 (and the promise of more on the way), a Ghostbusters stunt performer has passed away, and SyFy is advertising for a special Ghostbusters weekend with a pretty sweet new music track. Join us for a quick news update, won’t you?

#446 - "Mancave Jealousy" - December 3, 2018

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This week on the show, remembering a fallen fellow fan, what’s the status of Ecto Force and a drool-worthy mancave. First up, now that a few logo explorations for Ecto Force have appeared online, what does that mean for the current status of Ecto Force? Then, Ernie Hudson talks about Stan Lee’s influence on his life, Ecto-Con 2020 is hitting Scotland, and while you’re there you should hit up a GB Fans user’s mancave for a round of Ghostbusters The Video Game. All that plus, your voicemails, Instagram messages and Michael Tanaka calls in to talk Crossing Over’s conclusion (*note: Michael Tanaka has not called in).

#444 - "Ghostbusters 3... Again" - November 19, 2018

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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!

#443 - "Ghostbusters Crossing Over #7" - November 12, 2018

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This week on the show, we’re discussing the seventh of eight issues of IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters Crossing Over mini-series. What have they set up for the final issue? What has been left behind? We love seeing all these characters together so much - are we all ready to see it come to an end this quickly? All those questions answered and more. But first up, some quick news including Chris’ Ghostbusters World technical woes, a new Mondo print that’s outstanding, a kid who just wants to be a Ghostbuster, and a boat racer who listens to Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song when she’s all alone at sea.

#439 - "Black Slime from Outer Space" - October 8, 2018

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This week on the show, a surprise return to Ghostbusters video gaming past, Ghostbusters World has a release date, and some franchise news! First up, Sanctum of Slime is getting a surprise one-shot comic from IDW, then some chat about these strange “Venom-ized” versions of Ghostbusters for sale at retailers, announcements on Ghostbusters World’s release date, and some franchise news!

#435 - "Ghostbusters Crossing Over #6 and Kevin Smith's Ghostbusters Series?" - September 10, 2018

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This week on the show, some wild speculation about Kevin Smith's secret project and Ghostbusters Crossing Over #6 discussion! First up, if you've listened to Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast recently, you may have caught onto some hints that Troy has read WAY too much into, then some news about Spirit Halloween stock, Ghostbusters social media really picking it up, an Ecto Cooler documentary in the works, Gravitas picks up a Bill Murray documentary, Paul Feig talks about his experience on the 2016 film and where sequels would have gone, Ghostbusters Live news, and an IGT giveaway. Then, in the second half of the show, analysis and thoughts on IDW's most recent installment of Ghostbusters Crossing Over!

#430 - "Who Are These Guys/Ghostbusters Crossing Over #5" - August 6, 2018

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This week on the show, getting to know you (again), Ghostbusters World, slot machines, and IDW Comics talk for Crossing Over #5! First up, Troy and Chris would like to give you another little introduction to themselves, just in case you're a relative newcomer to the show. Who are these guys and why have they been talking about Ghostbusters for so long? Then in the news, we're talking about IGT's Ghostbusters 4D slot machines, Ghostbusters World possibly coming sooner than we think and more! Then, in the second half of the show, join us for discussion on the fifth issue of IDW Comics' excellent Crossing Over event! Spoilers are abound, so beware.

#427 - "Ghostbusters Crossing Over #4" - July 16, 2018

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This week on the show, preparing for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and chatting IDW's "Ghostbusters Crossing Over" issue four! First up, a little update on the news item about the WBZ interview from last week - we heard back from the journalist involved! Then some updates on the good ol' SDCC mayhem including Ghostbusters World's booth at "The Experience" and IDW's plans for the weekend. In the second half of the show, we're chatting spoilerific details about the fourth issue of the big Ghostbusters comic event. All that, plus a great voicemail from one of our listeners this week on the Crossrip!

#424 - "Aykroyd Adjacent" - June 25, 2018

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This week on the show, a whole lot of Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters The Video Game discussion! First up - news! Troy and Chris chat about Ghostbusters: The Video Game on the 9th anniversary of the game's release, curious photos on producer Brian Volk-Weiss' Instagram of iconic 80's filming locations including Hook and Ladder No. 8, Jeff Shreck's lucky find of a rare Ghostbusters II charcoal (yes, charcoal) uniform, and discussion about Run DMC's Ghostbusters theme song - why was the band so embarrassed by the song? All that, plus a small tribute to Matt "Guitar" Murphy on this week's Crossrip podcast!

#416 - "Crossing Over #2" - April 23, 2018

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This week on the show, spoiler-filled discussion on IDW's Crossing Over issue two, Bill Murray on Willie Geist, and Jack White remembers the 800 number! In the first half of the show, the latest news including Bill Murray's lengthy discussion with Willie Geist on the Sunday Sitdown, Ray Parker Jr.'s next guest on his podcast, a fun account of being on set in 1983 on GB Fans, Steve Johnson talking to the We Got This Covered blog, a surprise revelation about Harold Ramis' family, and Jack White talks with Jimmy Fallon about being a kid and calling an 800 number around the time Ghostbusters came out. Then in the second half of the show, the boys discuss IDW Comics' excellent second issue in the multi-dimensional Crossing Over event. It's a fun one, make sure to tune in!

#415 - "Down Comes the Scaffolding" - April 16, 2018

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This week on the show Troy and Chris are reunited to do what they do best, chat some Ghostbusters! After regrouping a bit on their respective Spring Break holidays, the boys chat about the Hook and Ladder No. 8 renovations seemingly coming to an end at the New York firehouse, IDW Crossing Over #2 hitting shelves this week (a week early), a fun and interesting Real Ghostbusters conversation that took place on Twitter between JMS and Joe Medjuck, Ray Parker Jr.'s new podcast, and much more!

#411 - "Crossing Over Into the Void" - March 19, 2018

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This week on the show, we're talking Crossing Over #1, Ghostbusters World trailers, Void locations opening and more! After some chat about the potential merits or issues with using screen-used parts in a proton pack replica, get ready for some spoiler-free chat about Crossing Over #1, Playmobil Real Ghostbusters figure talk, analyzing the most recent Ghostbusters World video, and a cool stop motion Diamond Select trailer hitting the interwebs! No matter what dimension you hail from, you won't want to miss this week!

#409 - "Ghostbusters World" - March 5, 2018

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We've just taken our first step into a much larger world. At least, one that can be viewed through a smartphone. Join us this week as we analyze the surprise announcement of an augmented reality mobile game called Ghostbusters World. We've got the press release on hand to examine all the details and speculate on what some of the games' features may bring. Then, stay tuned for a few brief news items including IDW Comics news, Chris Hemsworth joining up to save the universe again and much more!

#407 - "Ghostbusters II Goofs" - February 19, 2018

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Ghostbusters Goofs discussion continues this week with the "goofs" of Ghostbusters II according to imdb. But up first, a few news items including the possible sale of all film and TV assets by Sony Pictures, Playmobil's launch of Ghostbusters II figures, a mysterious LEGO mega-firehouse, Ghostbusters annual teases from IDW and exploring a hint Erik Burnham dropped about Crossing Over, and who is it that's trying to bring bell bottoms back? Bill Murray? Do you want to hustle?

#406 - "Ghostbusters Goofs" - February 2, 2018

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This month - - week on the snow - - show, we're talking about flubs and goofs in the original Ghostbusters film. Are some of those listed on IMDB actually goofs? Or are they open for debate? We say some of them are open to debate and we're going to do it now. Also the latest news, including Diamond Select's in-depth look at this month's Series 6 figures including Vigo the Carpathian, Netflix's A Futile and Stupid Gesture discussion, spoiler-filled conversation about IDW Comics' latest Ghostbusters Answer the Call #3, plus your voicemails!

#404 - "The Ghostbusters Sequel (At Least One of Them) That Never Was" - January 29, 2018

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There have been many Ghostbusters sequels that never came to fruition, but what were some of the iterations of Paul Feig's Answer the Call that didn't materialize? This week, Troy and Chris explore what could have been through the unveiling of new blue sky concept art. All that plus the latest news including Playmobil's latest Ghostbusters II offerings that include Playmogram 3D technology, IDW's Crossing Over and Annual on the horizon, updates from the Ghostbusters of North Carolina, sad news about the passing of a fellow fan from the Dallas Fort Worth Ghostbusters, and Troy absolutely gushes about A Futile and Stupid Gesture now available on Netflix.