History Headscratchers / Ghostbusters

7th Sep '17 12:31:53 AM DoctorNemesis
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** My personal guess would be, given how intense Egon was on the subject of "not suddenly cutting off power to the protection grid", that the grid ran off its own power source rather than being hooked into the mains. Or, at least, the parts of the system essential to it not suddenly exploding and showering New York with paranormal ectoplasmic entities ran off their own power source.
4th Sep '17 8:25:02 PM hashweed
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** There's a lot of indication that Zuul and Vinz are attracted to Dana and Lewis specifically, otherwise they could have possessed anybody in the building, meaning something about them as the inhabitants of those apartments is important to the creatures. It's a bit of a stretch, but maybe the summoning rites require their specific apartments to be inhabited for a certain amount of time and the apartments hadn't both had a tenant for that long until then?

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** There's a lot of indication that Zuul and Vinz are attracted to Dana and Lewis Louis specifically, otherwise they could have possessed anybody in the building, meaning something about them as the inhabitants of those apartments is important to the creatures. It's a bit of a stretch, but maybe the summoning rites require their specific apartments to be inhabited for a certain amount of time and the apartments hadn't both had a tenant for that long until then?



* Why exactly was Dana!Zuul having her freakout from Venkman's poor keymaster performance? Maybe Zuul was preparing himself for the ritual by storing up energy, but then had to release it else-how when he realized they were not getting into smexy-action. Or was he just trying to impress and scare Peter?

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* Why exactly was Dana!Zuul having her freakout from Venkman's poor keymaster Keymaster performance? Maybe Zuul was preparing himself itself for the ritual by storing up energy, but then had to release it else-how when he it realized they were not getting into smexy-action. Or was he it just trying to impress and scare Peter?
1st Sep '17 7:49:38 PM DocStone
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** There's a lot of indication that Zuul and Vinz are attracted to Dana and Lewis specifically, otherwise they could have possessed anybody in the building, meaning something about them as the inhabitants of those apartments is important to the creatures. It's a bit of a stretch, but maybe the summoning rites require their specific apartments to be inhabited for a certain amount of time and the apartments hadn't both had a tenant for that long until then?
14th Aug '17 8:40:32 AM costanton11
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** It was never stated that ''everyone'' suddenly believed ghosts didn't exist (well, maybe Peck still refuses to), only that the Ghostbusters had lost all credibility as an operation. Possibly when the "Gozer incident" was looked into after the dust and marshmallow had cleared, a lot more facts about how destructive their ghost-busting tactics could be and how unsafe their equipment really was became public knowledge. So their business's reputation was ruined, not because the ''ghosts'' weren't real, but because their ''actual services'' were a ripoff that routinely caused more damage than the ghosts themselves. Remember, the child who accuses Winston and Ray of being "full of crap" denied that his father doubted the supernatural: he just thought they ''personally'' were full of it.

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** It was never stated that ''everyone'' suddenly believed ghosts didn't exist (well, maybe Peck still refuses to), to and the judge doesn't believe at first), only that the Ghostbusters had lost all credibility as an operation. Possibly when the "Gozer incident" was looked into after the dust and marshmallow had cleared, a lot more facts about how destructive their ghost-busting tactics could be and how unsafe their equipment really was became public knowledge. So their business's reputation was ruined, not because the ''ghosts'' weren't real, but because their ''actual services'' were a ripoff that routinely caused more damage than the ghosts themselves. Remember, the child who accuses Winston and Ray of being "full of crap" denied that his father doubted the supernatural: he just thought they ''personally'' were full of it.
10th Aug '17 3:45:46 PM MadAnthony94
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*** "Non-terminal" could mean that he's not confined to one location or terminus (unlike other ghosts? Perhaps most of them stick to the place they died at) or perhaps he is in no danger of fading away/terminating by himself (again- unlike other ghosts?)
31st Jul '17 6:12:01 AM Toli
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*Was the ghost vault patched in to the city power grid? or did it have a back up generator? New York hasn't had the most steady energy system on the planet. and if shutting off the power was all it took for the ghosts to get loose, what happens if a rat were to chew through a line?

*Were the ghostbusters unintentionally part of Gozer's prophecy? they gathered a huge amount of spiritual energy into a concentrated space. when the time was right it just so happened to 'burst' making the dimension barriers weak enough for Gozer to come through.
7th May '17 6:10:03 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** If he honestly believes that, that's more grounds for him to contact the police or other relevant authorities and transfer the investigation to them, since (so far as I'm aware) doping people does not fall under the EPA's purview.
7th May '17 6:05:01 PM DoctorNemesis
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** In ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', the team are eventually hired by the city as a public-funded research body in order to anticipate and prevent future destructive paranormal cataclysms of that nature as much as possible. It's possible -- likely, even -- that after two near-misses with paranormal cataclysms, the city authorities in the original franchise decided to do something similar.
25th Mar '17 3:30:48 PM Harem-author
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*** It's entirely plausible that Peck filed some frivolous suit, that he knew couldn't hold water, before a sympathetic judge, but file paperwork with an address ''just'' wrong enough to both make any summons to the Ghostbusters undelivered, and passable as a clerical error. Thus, once he wins a summary judgement, due to the Ghostbusters failing to respond in a timely manner to a summons they never got, he can then storm the firehouse with a court order because he's a petulant, petty dick that took offense to Peter's "insults."



23rd Mar '17 8:05:32 AM Harem-author
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** In ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', Egon tells Eduardo that crossing the streams results in a nuclear explosion. Nuclear explosion + large amounts of eldritch spiritual energy? Yeah, I can see how that would happen.
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