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Old September 6 2008, 01:23 AM   #31
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

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I used to watch that after school in the 80s. When I first tuned in, I was disappointed that it wasn't the real Ghostbusters, but it grew on me and I ended up liking it.
There was a Real Ghostbusters cartoon airing contemporaneously, on ABC and in syndication. Maybe it wasn't on in your area?
Both of them were on. That was just the reaction I remember having when I first tuned in to the Filmation cartoon. It wasn't what I was expecting to see every day after school. I was like... "Hey! This isn't the REAL Ghostbusters!" It felt like some cheap knockoff of the "original" that had Venkman and Egon and Slimer, but like I said, I ended up enjoying it.

The Real Ghostbusters aired only once a week on Saturday mornings.
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Old September 6 2008, 02:08 AM   #32
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

Well I'm not sure which would be worse - a forced sequel over a decade too late, or a re-make? I'm at least curious to learn what the premise of a 3rd film would be, which actors would be involved, and whether it would focus on the 4 ghostbusters we know and love, or push them to secondary roles so that a new generation can take over?
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Old September 6 2008, 03:43 AM   #33
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The Real Ghostbusters aired only once a week on Saturday mornings.
In its first season and its third and later seasons. Its second season ran in daily syndication along with reruns of the first season, for 65 episodes in all.
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Old September 6 2008, 03:47 AM   #34
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Maybe they could do a movie version of Extreme Ghostbusters, an animated revival from a while back, in which Egon mentored a diverse group of college kids who became the new Ghostbusters (including a female team member this time, played by voice-acting goddess Tara Strong back when she was Tara Charendoff).
I liked goth Kylie and smooth Eduardo but I don't know if it'd be worth it to have that annoying wheelchair guy. Sorry if that's not very PC.
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Old September 6 2008, 05:00 AM   #35
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^^I liked Garrett. Jason Marsden characters are always cool. And I liked how matter-of-fact they were about him -- they didn't treat it like a Fat Albert episode and call attention to how special it was that this paraplegic guy had managed to be an athlete (which would have been annoying); they just presented it without comment. It's a simple fact that there are plenty of athletic paraplegics in the world, just as there are goth girls and sarcastic slackers in the world. And the show treated it as a simple fact.

But yeah, Kylie was great. I love Tara Strong characters that are close to her natural voice. (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in The New Batman Adventures is probably closest, and she's really sexy to listen to.) And I liked the subtle innuendo they worked in from time to time. "I'm not a screamer." Hmm...

My main problem with XGB is that it purported to be in continuity with Real Ghostbusters (and brought back Maurice LaMarche as Egon, yay) but wasn't really. The Egon-Janine relationship had been reset to a point where Egon was unaware of her crush, and a lot of the ghosts and monsters they fought were rehashes of creatures the original team had already taken on in RGB, so that it should've been easier to beat them this time (or else the portrayal of the creatures' nature and powers contradicted the original version).

One thing I really liked about it, though, was Jim Latham's new arrangement of the theme song. The original song is annoying with that cheerleadery "Ghostbusters!" yell at the end of every line. The XGB version goes for a more subdued, eerier arrangement, and the first two iterations of "Who you gonna call?" are met with no answer, creating some suspense, as it were. Then when we finally do hear the question answered, it's an eerie whisper. Much, much more effective.
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Old September 6 2008, 06:54 PM   #36
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I am happy, yet wary. It could either be a Rocky Balboa, or a Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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Old September 6 2008, 09:22 PM   #37
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

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And of course there was this 1960s starship show you may have heard of that got various film sequels from 1979 onward...
Sounds interesting. Where can I get information on this "show?"
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Old September 6 2008, 09:46 PM   #38
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

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And of course there was this 1960s starship show you may have heard of that got various film sequels from 1979 onward...
Sounds interesting. Where can I get information on this "show?"
Probably nowhere. It was just a fad that quickly died out.
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Old September 6 2008, 10:19 PM   #39
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

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So wait, this isn't a movie version of this?

Let's go Ghostbusters... let's go! Let's go!

I used to watch that after school in the 80s. When I first tuned in, I was disappointed that it wasn't the real Ghostbusters, but it grew on me and I ended up liking it.
So did I. I really liked that cartoon.
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Old September 6 2008, 11:01 PM   #40
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Sounds interesting. Where can I get information on this "show?"
Probably nowhere. It was just a fad that quickly died out.
This is a Lost in Space message board, right?
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Old September 6 2008, 11:07 PM   #41
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You know, I'm looking forward to this. Sure it will not be as good as the first one, but hell I'd like to see at least one Ghostbusters flick in theaters in my life.
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Old September 6 2008, 11:08 PM   #42
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ON TOPIC: If the script is decent enough, Akyroyd and Ramis will sign on. If it sucks in the least, they ALL will pass. Also, I never really got into any of the Ghostbusters animated stuff. It was a little after my first-run cartoon days.

WAY OFF TOPIC: Kelso's name and avatar got me wondering: Which of the following do you think was more likely an ancestor of Lee Kelso?



Tucker because of the resemblance, or Michael Kelso because of the family trait of folding one's arms while being photographed?

It's rhetorical. Moving on ...

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Old September 7 2008, 12:37 AM   #43
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Could be worse. I look forward to it.
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Old September 7 2008, 02:37 AM   #44
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At least it's a sequel and not...

Ghostbusters
Starring Ashton Kutcher as Peter
Freddie Prinze Jr. as Egon
Chris Klein as Ray
Tara Reid as Dana
Carmen Electra as Janine
Sean William Scott as Louis
with Jason Lee as Peck
and Dule Hill as Winston

Directed by Brett Ratner
Written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
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Old September 7 2008, 06:36 AM   #45
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Re: Columbia moving forward with new "Ghostbusters"

Is it about hell freezing over?
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