This week on the Crossrip, the latest news and the latest updates from Chris' basement project! First up, the boys are talking about the big Playmobil reveal and breaking down all of the sets that are up for grabs. Next up, a little discussion on the IDW Comics Ghostbusters Annual (it's out now!), Ernie Hudson's latest TV news, Motiongate gets a few Ghostbusters II characters, and some analysis on the Sony Pictures $1.3 billion "write down." What does that mean for the future of the studio and for the future of the franchise that we love?
Welcome back to the Crossrip podcast faithful listeners! Year Three kicks off with a double-stuffed episode thanks to all of the news that occurred over the holiday season including IDW Comics' Ghostbusters 101, Ghostbusters the Video Game backward compatibility, that Ghostbusters themed hotel room at Heide Park Resort in Germany, and a whole lotta merchandise news. Grab a snack, it's gonna be a long one - all this and Andy Rooney on this week's podcast!
Happy Holidays, Ghostheads! In what will be Troy and Chris' last "live" episode of the year (next week is a pre-recorded special presentation), the boys take a look back on 2016 while also dropping a little bit of the latest news. This week on the show, remembering Alice Drummond, discussing our first glimpses at the Dubai Motiongate attraction and some preliminary thoughts (based on other peoples' experiences), don't forget to get those pre-orders in for your IDW Ghostbusters Annual, Playmobil's teaser trailer, that strange ThinkGeek coffee mug and a quick memorial for Ecto Cooler. We'll bring it on home with some heartwarming news thanks to several franchises out there giving this holiday season like the Ghostbusters - West Virginia Division, Arizona Ghostbusters and more. And finally, stick around for a little wrap up on the second year of Interdimensional Crossrip podcasting!
This week on the show, all the latest news that's fit to print and a discussion about the conclusion of IDW Comics' "Ghostbusters International" series! First up, a little recap on the past couple weeks' events, some news on the Motiongate Dubai attraction, Ivan Reitman's comments about the future of the franchise (and his appearance on Canada's Smartest Person), a great article about the evolution of Slimer in Puppetry Journal, Violet Ramis Steel is writing a book about her father, the Ghostbusters of BC made a lucky kid's day, and a whole lot more! Then stick around for discussion on Ghostbusters International #11 and the exciting conclusion to the comic series that's spanned the globe!
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!
So much news. So, so much news everywhere. Join Troy and Chris as they try to run it all through the spaghetti strainer to make sure you only get the al dente goodness. Kevin Smith talked international Ghostbusters (2016) trailer and brings up a couple more good points worth discussion, the Boston Herald ran an article on the theoretical science advisor to the new film (SEND US YOUR THESIS, DR. MAXWELL - did it work?), the Russo's version of Ghostbusters is dead, wait what wasn't it only in pre-lim development? How about some details on Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II themed board game. All that and news on Dubai's Motiongate park and the new Activision mobile game.
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!
There's been a whole lot of news lately, catch up with everything you might not have heard with Troy and Chris on this week's Crossrip! On this episode: Paul Feig is out making the press runs for Peanuts and of course, everyone's also asking about Ghostbusters. Dubai's Motiongate revealed a few details on their forthcoming Ghostbusters dark ride at their theme park. Mark Caplan spilled the beans on Mattel's merchandising plans for 2016, in fact there was a whole lot of merchandising news that came out of an international licensing expo this week. All this and a whole lot more on the Interdimensional Crossrip!