New Year, Same Podcast! Welcome listeners old and new to the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip, a place for news, interviews and commentary on everything Ghostbusters hosted by Troy Benjamin of Ghostbusters HQ and Chris Stewart of Proton Charging! First up as always, a little catch-up on all the news you (we) missed during the holidays: fans got a first image from the new Ghostbusters (2016) right before four, count ‘em FOUR character posters were released to the wild for the new film. Chris and Troy explore the easter eggs and details within those four posters including the graphic design of the classic No-Ghost logo. But where’s that trailer we were expecting? And what was with that eighteen-wheeler trailer that we weren’t? Then, were you among the lucky ones that were able to get a LEGO Ghostbusters firehouse in the 30 minutes that it was on sale and before it sold out? And if so, have you seen all the cool easter eggs in the set? Plus, some rumors of a possible upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) related LEGO set. Speaking of rumors, what are the odds that the artwork that leaked online of a possible Stern Ghostbusters pinball machine might be an indication of a physical pinball machine on the way in the near future? Now that it’s 2016, what can we expect out of the Ghostbusters attraction they’re building at Dubai’s MotionGate theme park? Turns out, their website holds a couple clues. And last but not least, a little discussion on the FAQ released by Anovos on their upcoming line of highly-collectable screen-accurate props and flightsuits. After the news, stick around for a little retrospective on year one of the Crossrip including our favorite moments and you the listeners’ favorite moments. And don’t forget to ask us about Cheez-Its… YES, CHEEZ-ITS!
The Interdimensional Crossrip remembers our friend and producer/designer on Ghostbusters, Michael C. Gross this week. Join us first for the latest news, including the final reveal of the ICE Arcade Redemption cabinet, details on Ghostbusters (2016) and some clarification on that whole "Slimer" issue that came up this week, Mental Floss' article on Vigo the Carpathian wrangler Glen Eytchison, an update on Ghostheads, and more. Then, we pay tribute to Michael C. Gross as Troy and Chris say a few words, let the man speak in his own words, and play trailer clips from a handful of the titles which Gross was responsible. (Show notes: for those curious, our interlude about a boy and a girl at the beach leading into our tribute is from the National Lampoon Stereo Test, an album given away with the magazine in 1974).
A brief tribute to a fallen friend Ryan Kemp by Chris, then the latest news, and an interview with Ryan Doell and IDW Comics artist Dan Schoening. This week's news in jam-packed because of the recent New York Comic-Con and all the announcements that came out of the Big Apple. And fittingly, it's double-stuffed to talk quite a bit about IDW's Ghostbusters Get Real and its conclusion. Also this week: brand new Ghostbusters shoes, Michael C. Gross Day and appreciation, that Rick Moranis interview that everyone is talking about, a new Paul Feig interview where he discusses casting Chris Hemsworth, LEGO Dimensions, Anovos is going to be selling Ghostbusters-related props, oh and there might be a Ghostbusters animated film in the hopper?
For this week's show we reach back into the Proton Charging vault for an interview with Michael C. Gross, Associate Producer of Ghostbusters (1984) and Executive Producer of Ghostbusters II and The Real Ghostbusters. Gross joins Crossrip co-host Chris Stewart at the time of the first film's 30th Anniversary to discuss his origins with the Lampoon, Heavy Metal, and Spacehunter then also talks about the impact of the No-Ghost logo on popular culture. Another interview that's not to be missed for fans of Ghostbusters and comedy!