This week, you get not just the usual weekly Crossrip episode but we're introducing our sister-show, The Cyclotron! First up, Troy and Chris chat their usual news discussion including some chat about LEGO Dimensions and the under the radar announcement that a Ghostbusters (2016) tie-in console video game is coming from Activision. Also Hook and Ladder No. 8 in New York City is closing up shop for the next three years as it undergoes huge interior and exterior renovations and the boys have all the news that's fit to print on what's changing. The UK had a Toy Fair last week and Rocket Licensing showed off their first wave of tie-in products and boy, the sheer volume is a doozy! Entertainment Tonight interviewed Paul Feig on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and a seemingly trivial comment about test screenings has the internet in a frenzy, find out why. Nerf Herder is back with an all-new single from their upcoming album and it'll hit you right where it hurts, listen to an excerpt from their new song "Ghostbusters III." Plus, Sony has an Indoor Theme Park coming to Minnesota, Ghost Corps wants your franchises, and so much more... whew. And if that wasn't enough, we're spending the second half of the episode to introduce you to our new sister-show The Cyclotron! Special roundtable discussion episodes that will follow major releases meriting a little more in-depth discussion and analysis is what you'll find in these periodic episode releases - and this week we're pleased to be joined with Ryan Doell of the Ghostbusters of BC to talk about this week's release of Ghostbusters International #1 by IDW. Page by page, panel by panel, listen to the gang discuss this launch issue of an all-new Ghostbusters on-going comic volume and look for future episodes of the Cyclotron to feature familiar faces talking about very incredibly cool things!
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!
This week: our first Miller Time with a franchise! Troy and Chris sit down for beers with the Ghostbusters of British Columbia to find out what makes them tick in the first of what we hope are many more Miller Times to come. But first, some news including the OFFICIAL reveal of the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse, a little chat on Ghostheads: The Documentary, Ivan Reitman's interview with Salon, and that bonkers Deadspin article on the man behind Vigo the Carpathian.
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!
This week, we're talking with Paul Feig (sorta)... He was kind enough to answer some questions for an IMDb Q&A session and Troy and Chris dissect and discuss his answers a little bit. And hey, did you hear that Al Roker got to do what we've all been wishing we could do and get the VIP treatment on a tour of the Ghostbusters (2016) set? All this, plus a little chat about the Key & Peele Ghostbusters nods and some 2016 merchandise speculation on this week's Crossrip!
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?