Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs. And Ghostbusters is one of the most recognized (which should come as no surprise to our listeners). Stay with Troy and Chris for the week as they chat about TMNT/GB Issue #3 (no spoilers), Blitzway's announcement about pricing plans for their 1/6 scale Ghostbusters figures, and remembering the Universal Ghostbusters Spooktacular on the anniversary of its final performance. Could a stage show like it exist in this cynical age? Or is a game-based ride the only way that Ghostbusters can exist in a theme park. We're also announcing the Loot Crate winner at the end of the show. And... so, uh, which one of our listeners is currently incarcerated at the Hall County Jail?
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!
This week on the show, we're joined by psychology professor and author of the Geek Handbook, Alex Langley. Alex joins us to chat a little about the in-world psychology of Ghostbusters (ie. the phrase "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" and how humor helps disarm stressful situations, why the hell do crowds gather around the hellmouth where the world might be ending?), then chats a little about the general social media response to the new Ghostbusters, the very polarized views, and introduces Troy and Chris to the concept of "weaponized nostalgia." We also talk with Alex a bit about the benefits and the detriments of having these extended adolescences, purchasing toys and playing dress up as adults. This is one you won't want to miss. Stick around afterward for the latest news including a Ghostbusters Day roundup, (sort of) results of the Loot Crate contest, Jimmy Kimmel guests both old and new in celebration of the new movie and Ghostbusters Day, Ivan Reitman on the KROQ Kevin & Bean show talking about Ghostbusters old and new, featurettes give us a better idea of the new Ghostbusters characters (and a taste of Fall Out Boy's new theme), new LEGO Dimensions packs announced including a Ghostbusters (2016) story, that plus a whole lot more on another jam-packed episode!