Our bookended panels for DragonCon–our annual Make the Bad Men Stop madness for the X-Track–which began with this post, now ends with this one. It’s the last day of Con, so we were very happy to be A) in a room jam packed with an audience ready to party and 2) they were as loopy as we were. Thanks to Jon and Tuffley (both of them recorded this mayhem).
ScottC posted this to Twitter and he was dead-on. It is sort of custom-made for me. Not only is it Alice in Wonderland, which I dig and which we’ve explored before, but it also involves zombies. And with this site, one of our few consistent editorial stances is that “If it’s undead and bleeds, it leads.” So how could I say no to Alice wielding a pair of katanas and going to town on some zombie denizens of Wonderland? The Zombies in Wonderland shirt is fantastic.
Also of note is an awesome Ghostbusters-referencing shirt that ordinarily would be right up my alley as well, but as you will quickly see, “Something Strange in Your Beverage” is on a blue shirt. Maybe on the reprint they’ll get it right.
When you watch this version of Ghostbusters which stars Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and Fred MacMurray as our intrepid trio–with Jerry Lewis obviously standing in for Louis “Yes, Have Some” Tully–then take heart: there is an alternate universe somewhere in which this movie actually happened. And perhaps one day we will achieve the level of technology needed to go there and watch it.
When is this coming here? I really need to see this.
There are scads of stuff that people want you to buy, especially here ramping into the holidays. Should you? Would somebody actually want this stuff? I’ll try and help.
So Time-Life has taken it upon themselves to release The Real Ghostbusters. And not just, you know, release it on a bare bones set and be done with it–because for fans, having the whole thing might be worthwhile enough to snag it. Instead, they’ve really outdone themselves with a boxed set that impresses me even with the packaging–and if you’ve been around long enough you may have noticed I don’t mention DVD packaging often. That’s because I frankly don’t give a rat’s ass. I want the discs and maybe any extra trinkets that come with it. But the moment you unwrap this massive twenty-five disc set (because that’s what it takes to hold 147 episode plus all the extras) you know you’re dealing with a box that’s cool enough to keep, and you curse it because if you’re like me, you don’t have enough shelf space as it is. Anyway, it’s in a box not unlike a firehouse and has two lenticulars on it: my favorite, the ghost sawing its way out of the red symbol. You’ve got the episodes remastered and all the discs in SteelBook cases. And then when you start breaking into the thing, it will take a lot longer than the fifty-five hours to get throuhg the content. Twenty-one video commentary tracks are provided, not to mention five docus, a previously unseen pilot, a magnitude of intros, galleries, scripts, booklets–I mean, Christ, look at the picture. It’s huge. It’s pretty ridiculous, frankly, how much stuff they packed into this set. This brings new meaning to the word “comprehensive.” Well, no, that’s not right, it just is comprehensive. Should you buy it? Well, it is $179.99 and available exclusively at RealGhostbustersDVD.com. So it’s not cheap, but then again it is the boxed set of this series and I don’t know how you could do one better. When Time-Life sets out to smack out a definitive DVD collection, they don’t screw around. So for the ultimate fans of the show, they’re going to want to snag this. Tell them we said hi. (Click here to buy it from Time-Life.)
Because some people just want to read a single post with all their pop culture snippets in it, instead of following an entire website about it. Essentially: this is pop culture news for people with lives. Enjoy.
The following is a teaser for the Zombie Combat Club, dedicated to showing you how to deal with zombies in combat without firearms. And they’ve got a good point: ammo can run out. Remember what Max Brooks told us: blades don’t need reloading.
With word that Columbia is actually actively looking at Ghostbusters 3 again, it seemed like a good reason to take a look at the long, slow process of nothing that the sequel has been shambling through to get to this point. For many of us, Ghostbusters was an amazing cinematic experience. For almost all of us, there has never been a second film, after the Highlander Protocols were invoked for that incident in 1989. But the Law of Relative Development demands that a sequel exists in some form somewhere. So, here we go.
Back in 1996, Dan Aykroyd said he was working on a script and negotations were in place to bring back Harold Ramis. At the time, neither Bill Murray nor Sigourney Weaver were interested in returning. The rumors for who might take part in the revamped team included Chris Farley (rumors that continued up through his death the next year) and Will Smith. With the previous team partly AWOL, at least in the case of Dr. Venkman, the idea was to have a Ghostbusters: Next Generation approach, with the old team training a new team. Other casting rumors included Jason Alexander and Jeff Daniels.