Join us to ring in the New Year with the Ghostbusters! This year, we have the fortuitous timing of releasing our regular Monday episode on New Year’s Eve, and we figured - why not record a second commentary on the second Ghostbusters film, where we can actually countdown and celebrate 2019 as they’re celebrating on-screen? Listen for the tone at the top of the show and pause the episode, then cue up Ghostbusters II on your favorite streaming service or format of choice and pause it at the first frame of the Columbia logo. Then, at exactly 10:24pm, hit play on both the podcast audio and the movie. When the clock strikes midnight, everyone’s favorite Carpathian will be weakened by both your and the background extra’s singing of Auld Lang Syne. That’s right, it’ll be midnight in the movie and in real life, pretty mind blowing! Let’s do it!
We’re breaking into the pre-recorded programming for a quick news break. IDW Comics has made a big announcement for 2019 (and the promise of more on the way), a Ghostbusters stunt performer has passed away, and SyFy is advertising for a special Ghostbusters weekend with a pretty sweet new music track. Join us for a quick news update, won’t you?
This week we continue the (new) annual tradition of closing out the year with a little mix of rarities, tunes, and some fun for the holiday season. Turn on the Yule Log channel, crank up the volume, sit back and enjoy a little compilation to accompany the Ghostbusters fan(s) in your life during the holiday season with WGBI!
Ghostbusters fans of the world, need gift ideas this holiday season? Don’t worry, Santa’s favorite helper Chris has a wide variety of ideas for even the fan who may seem to have everything. And no, this year’s gift ideas aren’t all things with the No-Ghost logo adorned upon them, this year Chris has some great ideas for gifts that might be enjoyed by those of you who love Ghostbusters - that’s right, it’s like an algorithm BUT HUMAN. Mind blown! Tune in for ideas for gift giving (and, who are we kidding, perhaps a few that you wouldn’t mind receiving).
This week on the show, remembering a fallen fellow fan, what’s the status of Ecto Force and a drool-worthy mancave. First up, now that a few logo explorations for Ecto Force have appeared online, what does that mean for the current status of Ecto Force? Then, Ernie Hudson talks about Stan Lee’s influence on his life, Ecto-Con 2020 is hitting Scotland, and while you’re there you should hit up a GB Fans user’s mancave for a round of Ghostbusters The Video Game. All that plus, your voicemails, Instagram messages and Michael Tanaka calls in to talk Crossing Over’s conclusion (*note: Michael Tanaka has not called in).
This week on the show, exploring an author’s mistakes to avoid with another Ghostbusters film and the conclusion of IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters Crossing Over series. First up, Cinemablend offered up their “12 Mistakes to Avoid” with the next Ghostbusters film. Which do Chris and Troy agree with? Which do they disagree with? Find out in a lengthy step-by-step through all 12 steps. Then, in the second half of the show, the boys just finished reading the eighth and final installment of the epic comic book event “Crossing Over.” Who needs a hug? Find out in the show!
This week on the show: Dan Aykroyd talks Ghostbusters 3 on Dan Rather (again), the Ectomobile is filming downtown, the ol’ 23 lives again, and more! First up, audio and comments on Dan Aykroyd’s revelation that Ghostbusters 3 is yet again being scripted by an unknown creative team and a reunion is once again possible. Then, what was being filmed in downtown Los Angeles this past week that involved the classic Ectomobile? Next up, the ol’ 23 Fire Station, which served as the interiors for the Ghostbusters HQ in the original two films is finally scheduled for refurb, how and when will it happen? All that plus regrouping on Ghostbusters Crossing Over and Lin Manuel Miranda’s son showing his musical talents using the Ghostbusters them on this week’s show!
This week on the show, we’re discussing the seventh of eight issues of IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters Crossing Over mini-series. What have they set up for the final issue? What has been left behind? We love seeing all these characters together so much - are we all ready to see it come to an end this quickly? All those questions answered and more. But first up, some quick news including Chris’ Ghostbusters World technical woes, a new Mondo print that’s outstanding, a kid who just wants to be a Ghostbuster, and a boat racer who listens to Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song when she’s all alone at sea.
We’re back to regularly scheduled programming after a couple odd-weeks and there’s TONS to discuss: Ghostbusters World, Men in Black crossovers, it’s a four-fold Crossrip for our return. First up, Troy and Chris have had some time with Ghostbusters World, what have they liked? What needs improvement? What level are they and how does it compare to Greg Miller? Then, IDW Games has announced a new boardgame crossover that pits the Men in Black property with Ghostbusters for the first time (officially). Other news items in discussion: that Ghostbusters II remote controlled trap up for auction, Bryan Lynch’s Ghostbusters III concept, Ghostbusters Dimension’s status at VOID arcade attractions, and Chris hits us all with a half-hour rapid-fire of anything and everything we’ve missed over the past couple weeks!
The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. Witches and skeletons adorn lawns. It can mean only one thing, it’s Halloween! And WGBI is on the air with another Spooktacular mega-mix by the master himself, Chris Stewart. Songs, trailers, soundbites, and a whole lot more are coming your way. Don’t touch that dial, because WBGI is live!
This week on the show, a lost episode (kinda)! Two weeks ago, we played your voicemails where you gave your suggestions for Halloween viewing that works as a companion film to Ghostbusters. Your suggestions were so great, Troy and Chris talked a FULL ADDITIONAL HOUR about each of the films that came up. It overstuffed the episode too much, so we decided to split it off and make it stand alone. Army of Darkness, The Frighteners, Midnight Hour, Second Sight, and just why is Harold Ramis given a special thanks in the Jim Carrey movie, The Mask? The boys tackle all those subjects and more!
This week on the show, a surprise return to Ghostbusters video gaming past, Ghostbusters World has a release date, and some franchise news! First up, Sanctum of Slime is getting a surprise one-shot comic from IDW, then some chat about these strange “Venom-ized” versions of Ghostbusters for sale at retailers, announcements on Ghostbusters World’s release date, and some franchise news!
This week on the show: Playmobil’s next wave is coming, Ghostbusters World betas are out, and our Halloween Companion contest winner! First up, some news on the Playmobil Ghostbusters front including a fan-favorite vehicle from the second film. Then Ghostbusters World discussion including betas being released into the wild and a little additional Ghostbusters Fan Fest chat. Then, in the second half of the show, your voicemails and suggestions for Halloween viewing companion films to Ghostbusters including the winner of our IGT prize package!
This week on the show, Ghostbusters Fan Fest discussion including everything we know to date and Eric Reich & Andrew Krensky join us to talk Ghostbusters World! First up, since we weren’t able to talk last week at length, Chris and Troy talk about the deposits being taken for Wizard World’s Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019. Why deposits? Is it weird to pre-pay for an event where nothing has been announced? And has anything been announced? All of these topics will be covered at great length. Then, on the second half of the show, Troy’s had a hands-on with Ghostbusters World and gives his first impressions, plus is joined by Eric Reich of Ghost Corps and Andrew Krensky of Sony Pictures to talk about the imminent release of the game.
This week on the show, Ghostbusters Fan Fest is now taking ticket deposits, an update on that Kevin Smith conversation, Eaglemoss’ Ecto-1 and more! First up, some breaking news as Wizard World and Ghost Corps are now taking deposits for Fan Fest tickets that guarantee you a ticket package (but those packages are still to be announced), a comment about the Kevin Smith speculation from last week - -and confirmation from sources that he is NOT working on Ghostbusters, Eaglemoss appears to be working on a subscription Ectomobile, Ghostbusters World appears to be right around the corner, Bill Murray Stories has a trailer and an official release date, Rubies announces a Premium Halloween costume in time for this holiday season, and an update on that Ecto Cooler documentary mentioned last week. Then finally, the boys talk about the Wall Street Journal article that’s been oft-postponed. Tune in!
This week on the show, some wild speculation about Kevin Smith's secret project and Ghostbusters Crossing Over #6 discussion! First up, if you've listened to Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast recently, you may have caught onto some hints that Troy has read WAY too much into, then some news about Spirit Halloween stock, Ghostbusters social media really picking it up, an Ecto Cooler documentary in the works, Gravitas picks up a Bill Murray documentary, Paul Feig talks about his experience on the 2016 film and where sequels would have gone, Ghostbusters Live news, and an IGT giveaway. Then, in the second half of the show, analysis and thoughts on IDW's most recent installment of Ghostbusters Crossing Over!
This week on the show, discussing the Halifax commercial that bends space and time to insert a pitchman into the 1984 film and presenting the entirety of the Wizard World Chicago panel! First up in the news: Ghostbusters Dimension is leaving Madam Tussauds in New York City, Chris and Troy talk about the Halifax commercial which alters the 1984 film to sell contact-less credit cards, merch news including new offerings in card gaming and backpacking, and an update on Rick Moranis' first convention appearance in San Antonio. Then, in the second half of the show, our friends the Circle City Ghostbusters have been kind enough to share audio from Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson's panel at Wizard World Chicago. In the panel, they discuss the past, present and future of Ghostbusters and answer several questions from those in the audience.
This week on the show, dissecting some of the comments made at this weekend's Wizard World Chicago panel with Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson. First up, a little discussion about the Supernatural mashup that happened during the show's hiatus, then the Wizard World Chicago announcements including ticket sale dates for Ghostbusters Fan Fest, some teases on what's to come and more. Then, a little discussion on a special someone else coming out of hiding to attend a convention in San Antonio. Could it be the start of a come back?
This week on the show, we're joined by Violet Ramis Stiel, author of the new book, "Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad Harold Ramis." Violet talks about her approach to the book, her father's balance of private and public life, the art of parenting the Ramis way, how his legacy continues on to this day, and so much more. "Ghostbuster's Daughter" is available wherever fine books are sold as well as on audiobook via Audible and Amazon!
This week on the show, we're opening Tobin's Audio Guide for the very first time! Stay tuned for a behind the scenes character exploration on one of the original film's most iconic characters, Mr. Stay Puft himself! From his origins in the story and screenplay, to how he was created by the special effects team at Boss Films, tune in for a 22-minute entry kicking off our Tobin's Audio Guide series!