This week on the show, step into a virtual world as we talk to Jake Zim, the Senior Vice President of Sony Virtual Reality, about the new Ghostbusters VR experience on PS4! But first up, there's a whole lot of news - remembering Bernie Wrightson, discussing first impressions of IDW Comics' Ghostbusters 101, SNL going "live" across North America, Spacehunter is coming to Blu-ray (and why should you care?), and Heide Park Resort has started showing off their upcoming dark ride attraction. After the news at around the hour mark, stick around for Chris and Troy talking about their experience with the Ghostbusters VR on Playstation 4 and a brief discussion with Jake Zim of Sony VR about the new experience, the expansion of The Void Ghostbusters Dimension and a whole lot more!
This week on the show: Stranger Things, SNL, Ghostbusters The Video Game, PKE Surge, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig news, and a really bizarre Snopes article. Intrigued? Join us, won't you?
This week on the show, Troy and Chris discuss the early release - then delay of the IDW Ghostbusters Annual, discuss the screen-accurateness of the Anovos No-Ghost logo patch, praise Chris Hardwick for his knowledge of Bobby Brown lyrics, and have some late-breaking news from the People's Choice Awards. All that and more on another fun episode of the Crossrip, join us!
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is coming to Blu-ray (in a variety of Blu-ray formats) and it's jam-packed with bonus features, so we called in the big guns with Tyler Foster of DVDTalk to break it all down for us. But before the interview, as always a little bit of news including the re-release of Ghostbusters: ATC in theaters, Steve Johnson's new book, and Chris and Troy's revelation that they're about four issues behind on IDW's Ghostbusters International. Join us this holiday weekend, won't you?
This week we're opening up the phone lines and playing the huge backlog of voicemails that we have in the archive, plus talking with a special guest: Troy's wife Kelly. See, here's the thing - Kelly isn't a Ghosthead but she has to live with one. So how is she feeling about the new movie? What are her thoughts on the trailers? Does she miss talking to her husband because he podcasts so darn much? Find out as the two share a conversation after the latest news. Singapore's Guinness World Record, trailers and TV spots, magazines and books, lots of stuff going on. Then stay tuned for your listener voicemails including one of the funniest things we've heard in a while from a listener's son!
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!
The 32nd Anniversary of the original Ghostbusters is upon us and there's lots to talk about both classic and new. Join Troy and Chris as they chat Fathom Events, the return of Ecto-Cooler and a discussion on how it still tastes (especially when combined with other mixers), Ghostbusters International #5 from IDW Comics, chatting about that second Ghostbusters (2016) international trailer, the four new leads from the 2016 film showed up on Ellen for an entertaining interview, we'll play you some of the highlights including casting, action figures, and Chris Hemsworth, discussion on the Empire Magazine articles and a few gems hidden within them (including the return of Ghostbusters: Hellbent?), National Tyre's contest to send folks in the UK to New York City, then a rapid-fire merch round-up with Macy's, Diamond Select, Ecto-Mini cheat codes, Cryptozoic, and much more!
Bright and early this Wednesday morning, Sony Pictures dropped a surprise trailer on us all and boy Ned Ryerson was it a doozy. So many great new images, the original Ray Parker Jr. theme song kicking in, and there's that whole subtitle "Answer the Call" debate that we have a little inside information direct from the source. But it is a roundtable, this isn't some goofball reaction video on YouTube. We've gotta talk shop about this, in a spiritual sense of course - and we've brought in the best of the best of the best by teaming up with the awesome team at the Yes Have Some Podcast to join us. It's two podcasts for the price of none (yay free) with this special Cylotron that brings Troy and Chris together with Craig Goldberg, Abigail Gardner, and Jacob Walsh to dissect this trailer from start to finish. So what're you waiting for? The apocalypse? Check it!
Holy guacamole, there's a lot to talk about this week. How about a special two-hour episode to fit it all in? And how about some quick bullet-points on what's discussed? CinemaCon, Al Roker's Today Show set visit, Activision Console Game, EXCLUSIVE details on that packed Ghost Corps merchandise cabinet (hint: Mattel merch details galore!), MTV Movie Awards, Adam Ray as the voice of Slimer, books, Ray Parker Jr., Dubai Motiongate Theme Park, Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II: The Board Game, Yahtzee! Anovos, the Ghostbusters: Ultimate Visual History Special Edition, a scientific study on the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River and how they relate to Ghostbusters II, the Largo Ghostbusters doing some great charity work, Golden Cadillacs, VOICEMAILS!, -- geez, did we miss anything? Probably!
Join us this week as we crack open the Proton Charging vaults for a chat with Intercontinental Wrestlemania champion and fellow Ghosthead, Zack Ryder! All the news that's fit to print is up first, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II get a 4K release on UHD, some Ghostbusters (2016) notes including clarification on the trailer everyone saw before Batman v. Superman. Then stay tuned for Chris chatting with the champ himself. Grab a folding chair, foil your knuckles, and smell what the Crossrip is cookin!
Hey, it's Monday - you know what that means: a new Crossrip! This week Troy and Chris catch up on all the news that's fit to print, chat Stern Pinball, and discuss their thoughts on Ghostbusters: Deviations from IDW Comics! First up: news on Ghostbusters (2016) and Kevin Smith's comments, Stern Pinball's big reveal, new LEGO Dimensions, Anovos teases more props, and more! Then an analysis of the very different Ghostbusters Deviations one-shot from IDW. Also the latest news on Karcher's power washer and Molson's new special brew... wait, what? This week's hashtags: #steaklicker and #masmalo
The new trailer is here! The new trailer is here! Join us for the second (and largest yet) Cyclotron roundtable that dives into chatting about the trailer. Troy and Chris are joined by IDW Artist (Dapper) Dan Schoening, Georgia Ghostbusters Craig Goldberg and Abigail Gardner, and Ghostbuster of BC Evilyn13 to examine every nook and cranny of that trailer like an English Muffin, and through the process might reveal a thing or two that you hadn't noticed the first 200 times viewing it. Tone, humor, horror, design, and the master of comic panel easter eggs helps the group notice a thing or two deep within the frames, don't miss this one!
This week on the Crossrip: news, updates, and a look back at the animated Extreme Ghostbusters on its 18th birthday! First up, a quick update on "King of the Ghostbusters" Peter Mosen, Troy and Chris dance around some GB16 casting spoilers (but don't spoil them), Theodore Shapiro might be scoring Feig's new film (and what does that mean for Henry Jackman? Or Hugh Jackman for that matter?), Yahoo has a great interview with Paul Feig on spoilers, and NYCC promises Diamond Select Reveals and a scavenger hunt for Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History. After the news, stick around for discussion on Extreme Ghostbusters, where were Chris and Troy when it first aired? How did the internet play into its release? What went wrong with the show's ratings? And why hasn't it been released on a digital home video format? All that and more in another jam-packed Crossrip!
On this, the day of Bill Murray's birth, we're throwing a double-stuffed two hour long episode your way in his honor. First up, some news: Ghostbusters (2016) is wrapped and did a little filming in NYC to close things out (no, we don't get into the major spoiler from the last day of shooting), Lego Dimensions got a sweet trailer, and what's with the new ride being built in Dubai? Then stick around for an all-time top five Bill Murray film discussion between Troy and Chris is topped off with a special Interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Larry King, the man himself, and some vintage National Lampoon Radio Hour comedy are all impeccably cut together by our own Chris Stewart for a half-hour long listening audio odyssey. And if that wasn't enough goodness? We've got some listener feedback with John from Chicago that poses a great question: what's with all the negativity?
Time to catch up on a WHOLE lot of news over the past week! Zoobe has a Slimer app that lets you put your voice in his mouth, IDW teases the Sandman (and Chris teases Troy with his Sandman impression), Melissa McCarthy is going to sell a Ghostbusters line of clothing, a metric-ton of Ghostbusters (2016) production news including photos from Paul Feig, Chris Hemsworth and Melissa McCarthy, and a slight correction on our reporting for the LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters tie-in. Oh yeah, and that big spoiler about a cameo that leaked? We're not going to talk about it, but we're going to talk about how we're not going to talk about it. Crazy, huh?