Nerdy Show Prime: Busting Makes Us Feel Good
There’s hardly an episode that goes by without us mentioning or somehow referencing Ghostbusters. The landmark 1984 paranormal comedy has profoundly influenced the whole of nerdom and it’s high time we devoted an entire episode to it. Since this is sucha momentous occasion we thought we’d do it style – we interviewed none other than Dr. Raymond Stanz himself, Ghostbusters star and scribe, Dan Aykroyd!
Join Cap, Hex, Brandon, Brian and special guest, Ghostbusting maniac and Nerdy community member, Arkais, for an episode packed with more ectoplasm than a 50 ton Twinkie. With us for the entire adventure is Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening, the creative team behind IDW’s ongoing Ghostbusters comics series. We discuss how the series, got its start, what’s in store, and how they pack so much ghost busting goodness into each issue. We also met up with the guys behind the upcoming Ghostbusters mobile game, Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast to find out what its doing that no other paranormal AR game can. PLUS we’re getting drunk the whole time on Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka.
- Ghostbusters Theme :: Elmer Bernstein*
- Ghostbusters ‘N’ Stuff :: Deadmau5 Vs. Ray Parker, Jr. (Produced by Powerless)
- I Like Ghostbusters More Than You :: Superpowerless
- We’re Ready to Believe You :: Sci-Fried
- Bill Murray :: Sweatshop Union
- Gutbusters :: The Orichalcon
*Samples of Elmer Bernstein’s incredible score for Ghostbusters are used throughout the episode.
- IDW’s Ghostbusters Volume 1
- Buy the comics digitally
- WATCH Cap’s interview with Dan Aykroyd
- Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast
- The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- Details on the 2004 Ghostbusters series from 88MPH Studios
- Filmation’s Ghostbusters
- Billy Murray in Ghostbusters Costume at Scream Awards 2010
- April Fools regarding Murray in Ghostbusters 3 and 4
- 3rd Minion of Gozer Custom Action Figure
Nerdy Show Links:
- Our Top 20 Nerdy Things of 2011 list that the GB series placed on
- Our episode on the Ghostbusters video game from 2009