History Headscratchers / Ghostbusters

29th Aug '16 8:15:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Peck's probably the kind of careerist over-achiever jerk who appears in almost every workplace -- the kind of guy who cares more about advancing up the ladder than anything else. Chances are, everyone else back at the local EPA office was rolling their eyes at his officiousness and being all "Christ, Peck, what ''is'' with you and the goddamn crusade over the Ghostbusters?"

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*** Peck's probably the kind of careerist over-achiever jerk who appears in almost every workplace -- the kind of guy who cares more about advancing up the ladder than anything else. Chances are, everyone else back at the local EPA office was rolling their eyes at his officiousness and being all "Christ, Peck, what ''is'' it with you and the goddamn crusade over the Ghostbusters?"
29th Aug '16 8:13:33 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Probably some kind of telekinesis. Same as how poltergeists manage to move stuff around despite being incorporeal and having no visible 'arms' or 'legs' that can be seen.
6th Aug '16 7:48:24 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* From the second movie; I know it was PlayedForLaughs, but... how in the world did Slimer manage to drive that bus? He's got ''no feet'' to work the break and gas with!!
26th Jul '16 8:00:35 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** Peck's probably the kind of careerist over-achiever jerk who appears in almost every workplace -- the kind of guy who cares more about advancing up the ladder than anything else. Chances are, everyone else back at the local EPA office was rolling their eyes at his officiousness and being all "Christ, Peck, what is with you and the goddamn crusade over the Ghostbusters?"

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*** Peck's probably the kind of careerist over-achiever jerk who appears in almost every workplace -- the kind of guy who cares more about advancing up the ladder than anything else. Chances are, everyone else back at the local EPA office was rolling their eyes at his officiousness and being all "Christ, Peck, what is ''is'' with you and the goddamn crusade over the Ghostbusters?"
25th Jul '16 4:08:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Peck's probably the kind of careerist over-achiever jerk who appears in almost every workplace -- the kind of guy who cares more about advancing up the ladder than anything else. Chances are, everyone else back at the local EPA office was rolling their eyes at his officiousness and being all "Christ, Peck, what is with you and the goddamn crusade over the Ghostbusters?"
24th Jul '16 9:33:28 AM Julia1984
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** In the animated series, at least, it's clear that [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the creatures referred to as "ghosts" are both the spirits of dead people and creatures from another dimension]]. I always assumed "non-terminal" referred to the latter (Slimer sure doesn't look like the spirit of a dead human).
21st Jul '16 1:51:03 PM Sharlee
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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.
20th Jul '16 12:05:21 PM Sharlee
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** Also, we don't know how demon-dogs come into being. It could be that they're artificial beings Gozer willed into existence, and their own bodies [[AnimalsLackAttributes aren't physically equipped]] to have sex.
20th Jul '16 12:01:50 PM Sharlee
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** In the video game, they use the cross-the-streams tactic in the finals phase of the story, and Egon can be heard saying that he's deactivating some kind of protective anti-crossing field just prior to them forcing the particle beams together. Presumably he'd added such a precaution not long after their first fight with Slimer, once it became clear just how erratic the streams' trajectory was.
19th Jul '16 11:43:57 AM Sharlee
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** There's an early version of the script online that has that exact scenario, in which the Mayor doesn't decide he needs the Ghostbusters until he actually sees Hardemeyer sucked into the slime wall. Meanwhile, Louis talks a cousin of his at the hospital into discharging the guys from the psych ward, so they still show up promptly.
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