Yesterday when I saw the Des O Gorman orientation video it reminded me of what I believe was the second evolution of Universal Studios Orlando Ghostbusters Spooktacular. In this version (which unfortunately I’ve only ever seen on YouTube long after the fact) an actor portraying my buddy Louis Tully presents to a crowd the idea of starting a Ghostbusters Incorporated franchise. All part of the “Free” business seminar.
When you heard free and “business opportunity of a lifetime” Louis had your attention. I would have been about 14 then. If I had heard that, just as I was entering high school some of my classes would have been different. As an aside I took Psychology in college because I knew it’d be interesting and in a way because of Ghostbusters.
As part of the seminar, Louis tricked, er I mean presented a video titled Be A Ghostbuster.
Ghostbusters Incorporated hasn’t had a training/orientation video since the early 1990s. “We be fast…” applies to catching ghosts, not making company videos. One of our dutiful employees, Des O Gorman from Ireland got tired of waiting for us and made his own. We like his ideas and could combine it with ours someday. Until then and if you’re a fairly new Ghostbuster, its well worth watching.
Two new IDW Publishing Ghostbusters comics are available to buy today.
IDW and the GB creative team are happy to announce the release of a new Hard Cover book collecting issues 1-16 of Ghostbusters Ongoing Vol.1! It comes jam packed with all of Tristan’s (PCOC and concept art) work, sketches from the team and other goodies. – Dan Schoening
Total Containment has a list price of $49.99 USD. It can pre-ordered from Amazon for $34.35. Perhaps from fine comic book shops, book stores, and other fine retail establishments.
Volume 2, Issue 14
The embodiment of chaos has taken an interest in earth, and the physical laws of the universe are beginning to come apart at the seams. When Newtonian physics falter in New York City and weirdness is on the rise, you know who’s gonna get called… ‘Mass Hysteria!’ continues here!
The Louisiana Ghostbusters have released their new fan film, “Louisiana Ghostbusters.”
This project began in the spring of 2012, was shot in late 2012, previewed in 2013 at Alabama Phoenix Festival, and with the blessing of the Twin Cities Ghostbusters is now ready for release. It is our introduction to a well-established fan film universe which ties in some of the major players dabbling in fan films and web series, and a labor of love from a few fans of Ghostbusters who wanted to have a little fun over a weekend or two.
This past weekend a ghosthead I know of in England was showing off his latest Ghostbusters collectible, Kenner’s Ecto-Plazm. While talking about it, someone thought it was a “tub” of ice cream. I didn’t make the immediate Ghostbusters related connection. It wasn’t long before I was remembering that in a way there was a time people could buy ‘Slimer Sundaes’ from American fast food chain, Hardee’s.
Before everyone knew Ghostbusters II wasn’t going to be as good as Ghostbusters (“Oh, that’s harsh Rich.” – Everyone born between 1984 to 1989) Columbia Pictures, Coca~Cola, and Hardee’s put major bank into cross promotional tie ins. This isn’t a slight against Hardee’s as the restaurant chain wasn’t and isn’t close to where I live. If I’ve ever eaten at one, its been about 17 years. I have no idea why the Coca~Cola/Columbia Pictures consortium chose Hardee’s over perhaps fast…
When Sergio Herencias created a custom Ghostbusters Firehouse, ghostheads didn’t entirely know he would submit it to Lego Cuusoo for support to eventually be seen and evaluated by Lego themselves. In a pretty similar fashion, its how the 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Lego ECTO-1 set was approved and to be produced this year.
I present you, my Lego Ghostbusters HQ Custom MOC built.
Thanks to Brent, Lego brings the GB Ecto-1 Set. I thought to myself- why not built the appropriate HQ.
I decided to built a hybrid between GB1 & GB2 and add more extras and details, lights, sound and other stuff.
The Floors(levels) are removable. Therefore, you had many freedoms for the interior and everything is easily accessible. I have already started the design concepts of various accessories and furniture.
Lego Parts approx. 3000
Total production time: approx. 20H
height: 38cm – length: 33,6cm – width: 17,5cm
If you’d like to support Sergio’s project, vote. Once it receives 10,000 votes, Lego will seriously consider the project. Realistically that may depend on how their ECTO-1 set, complete with Ghostbusters mini figures and proton packs sell.
Now available Ghostbusters-New Jersey 2: The Sequel! A movie so epic it took over 5 years to complete! yes you heard that right OVER FIVE YEARS! I’ll let that sink in for a moment. Where were you in 2009? We were in NJ’s Pine Barrens filming the conclusion to this fine film. So sit back, relax and get ready to waste 9 1/2 minutes of your life you will never get back!
Jwolfe7, a Lego fan and ghosthead not only built 55 Central Park West out of Legos, he designed it after Dana as Zuul’s 22nd floor apartment was destroyed, revealing stairs “that go up” to the ‘Gozer temple’ roof top. Maybe by Ghostbusters 40th Anniversary LEGO will actually reproduce this. Either way I can appreciate the labor of love and hours of hard work that had to have gone into this.
To see more pictures and jwolfe7’s other creations, here’s his Flickr Photostream.
I’ve been waiting for Ghostbusters III to be made since 1990. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. True, I didn’t know generally movies aren’t usually fast tracked (its in an industry term) just like that. My 12 year old self thought about it, figured out the necessary logistics (even though I didn’t know that word yet) and crunched the really easy numbers. The conversation with myself went something like this:
If it took Ghostbusters II 5 years to get made, then Ghostbusters III will be made by 1995.
Going around in circles about why it was taking so long (in the pre internet days) about why the “easiest” movie to be made wasn’t could get frustrating. I’m less then a month away from boarding a train (what train, what are you talking about?) to leave 35 behind. I still remember walking home from school in the early 1990s thinking and feeling “Ghostbusters III.”
As much as I’ve talked about Ghostbusters III on and off-line, regardless of the countless rumors, tidbits, actual news, cheerleading, and the same quotes from Harold, Dan, Ivan, Ernie, (whose always the last to know) and on the rare occasion Bill I’ve taken a “wait and see; and believe it when it actually happens” approach.