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#429 - "SDCC 2018 and Remembering Terry Windell" - July 30, 2018

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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!

#427 - "Ghostbusters Crossing Over #4" - July 16, 2018

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This week on the show, preparing for San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and chatting IDW's "Ghostbusters Crossing Over" issue four! First up, a little update on the news item about the WBZ interview from last week - we heard back from the journalist involved! Then some updates on the good ol' SDCC mayhem including Ghostbusters World's booth at "The Experience" and IDW's plans for the weekend. In the second half of the show, we're chatting spoilerific details about the fourth issue of the big Ghostbusters comic event. All that, plus a great voicemail from one of our listeners this week on the Crossrip!

#327 - "San Diego Comic-Con 2017" - July 17, 2017

This week on the show, speculating what may happen at the IDW/Ivan Reitman Ghostbusters panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, The Void just got a brand new investor, poor Katie Dippold broke out in hives around this time last year, Scott Campbell's artwork becomes a rare SDCC collectable, particle physicist Janet Conrad discusses her contribution to Ghostbusters, SyFy Wire chooses Janosz Poha as their Chosen One of the Day, and an oral history of Meatballs in Vanity Fair.

#224 - BBQ Films/Lenny Platt, Gabriel Rhoads and Lauren Lickus - June 6, 2016

This week on the Crossrip, we're joined by the minds behind BBQ Films' experience in Brooklyn, New York: Lenny Platt, Gabriel Rhoads, and Lauren Lickus! Plus a contest sponsored by Loot Crate! But in the first hour, catching up on the latest news (because there's a whole lot) - a new single by Elle King for the new Ghostbusters film was released as part of the new soundtrack announcement, Troy and Chris dissect all the news there. Global Ghostbusters Day is coming up on June 8th, the guys run down everything that entails including old and new cast members meeting in one place on the Jimmy Kimmell Live show this coming Wednesday. Chris is SUPER caffeinated and excited to have gotten his first batch of Cryptozoic trading cards, so buckle up because he's going to break it down. The boys talk about that Dan Aykroyd comment and a certain TV spot as well as Tom Zhou's breakdown of the trailer editorial. Lots of merch news including Mattel exclusives and puzzles galore. Stay tuned for news about how you can win a free limited edition Ghostbusters Loot Crate and then in our second hour, hear how a warehouse in Brooklyn was transformed for the ultimate Ghostbusters experience by the team at BBQ Films!

#103 - "Group Photo" - July 20, 2015

In this week's episode, we'll talk about our spoiler policy moving forward, all of the awesome merchandise revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 from IDW Publishing, Diamond Select Toys, Hollywood Collectables, and a curious Mattel display that has us wondering on their future with the franchise. Troy and Chris also talk about the group photo of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016) cast that was officially released and speculate on what roles each of the actors might be playing in the reimagined series. Oh, and a special thanks to our very first sponsors: Challengers Comics in Chicago and Kerberos Productions!