This week on the show, rounding up all of the SDCC 2018 news and announcements and remembering special effects pioneer Terry Windell. First up, out of SDCC there were a ton of new merch announcements, including Spirt Halloween props and items, new 1:1 replicas, action figures and more (including a Slimer Chia Pet?). Then we'll discuss Ghostbusters World, which was the talk of the con for Ghostbusters fans. Many got a hands-on demo of the game and provided their thoughts. On the press tour for Mission Impossible, writer/director Drew Pearce was hit up (again) about his work on Ghostbusters that was abandoned, and had some interesting comments. Finally, we're remembering Terry Windell of ILM and Boss Films who passed last week at the age of 61, the pioneer who was known for his memorable lightning effects in Ghostbusters and Return of the Jedi left a lasting impression that Troy and Chris discuss. All that and more on this week's Crossrip!
This week on the show, a whole lot of Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters The Video Game discussion! First up - news! Troy and Chris chat about Ghostbusters: The Video Game on the 9th anniversary of the game's release, curious photos on producer Brian Volk-Weiss' Instagram of iconic 80's filming locations including Hook and Ladder No. 8, Jeff Shreck's lucky find of a rare Ghostbusters II charcoal (yes, charcoal) uniform, and discussion about Run DMC's Ghostbusters theme song - why was the band so embarrassed by the song? All that, plus a small tribute to Matt "Guitar" Murphy on this week's Crossrip podcast!
This week on the show, Chris and Troy focus on two discussion topics: Aykroyd's comments on Ghostbusters in high school for Netflix and Anovos announcing a new high-end pack replica. Both announcements elicited equally similar responses, and both aspects of the response are discussed this week on the show. Has Akyroyd lost his mind, or are his outlandish ideas responsible for the property we know and love? Is Anovos in the wrong for announcing a pack replica right on the heels of shipping another kit, or is this something totally different? Tune in for the discussion.
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!
This week on the Crossrip - a ll'l bit of This Ghostbusting Life. On our inaugural episode, we spend some time with animation veteran and prop building pioneer Sean Bishop in his workshop. What got him started, how build days have brought him some of his closest friends, and a few stories from the first time he built a proton pack. All that and more in this special Independence Day weekend edition of the show.
This week, the Crossrip remembers David Margulies ("Mayor Lenny Clotch") and catches up on all the news that's fit for another podcast. Trailer Watch 2016 continues as no Ghostbusters (2016) trailer is in sight, but there's a whole lot of licensing news to talk about including Mattel action figures, Rubies Halloween costumes and a big event that took place in London this past week put on by the Rocket Licensing folks. Sounds boring? It wasn't - a good chunk of new props/gear from the 2016 film was on display and Troy and Chris feel like speculating on everything we saw. Ghost Corps wants you to know that you'll be able to have a Lazer Aventura at a Six Flags near you (and wants your franchise patches for a brand new display in their shiny offices)! Want to see GB16 early? Make a bid on IfOnly's charitable fundraising effort for a private screening before anyone else gets to see it. Want to hear some anecdotes we never knew about Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic Ghostbusters theme song and the music video that accompanied it? ScreenCrush had a great article that the boys will discuss. All that, plus a couple hashtags to use in the weeks coming on an all-new Crossrip!
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!