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Ghostbusters: Negative Fear Response to Spectral Apparitions, Guarrenteed

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I've been sourpussing modern Ghostbusters a lot in this thread, but I wanted to take the time to highlight something that's got me super hyped and it's just a small thing, but it's the shot of Pheobe from behind with the exposed cyclotron.

    In addition to looking rad, it also looks unhinged.. dangerous in a way that the proton packs haven't really felt since that fateful day when Egon switched one on in an elevator and promptly shuffled as far away from it as possible. After that they become fairly rote, aside from occasionally being turned into a bomb in the cartoon or comic, but this is the first time I've looked at a proton pack and actually had a "People should not be around this thing while it's operating." sensation.

    When Adam Savage did his Comic Con appearance with his open cyclotron my eyes bugged-out. Little did I know that that would be in a movie one day.

    https://youtu.be/f24n1GKqyNc?si=LqTzG39KHzQTzpes

    It's one of the reasons the modifications my friends have been making to their HasLab packs allow it to operate with the cover off.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Not thrilled my attempt to reduce the amount of negativity in this thread has devolved into a slapfight.

    Nah man, some people just enjoy disliking things to the level of actively trying to convince people things are bad.

    I love Ghostbusters. I love just about everything about it. Do I like the earlier things more? Sure, but I was a kid then and it's impossible to be as a big of a fan of something as you are when you're a kid.

    My only wish is the same I have with all of these continuations of older stories. Use the setting, but ditch the characters. We have this wild idea, ghosts exist and prey on the living. We have these everyday blue collar workers who deal with them.

    Let's explore that! Different people, different situations.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    AlphaRomeroAlphaRomero Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Not thrilled my attempt to reduce the amount of negativity in this thread has devolved into a slapfight.

    Nah man, some people just enjoy disliking things to the level of actively trying to convince people things are bad.

    I love Ghostbusters. I love just about everything about it. Do I like the earlier things more? Sure, but I was a kid then and it's impossible to be as a big of a fan of something as you are when you're a kid.

    My only wish is the same I have with all of these continuations of older stories. Use the setting, but ditch the characters. We have this wild idea, ghosts exist and prey on the living. We have these everyday blue collar workers who deal with them.

    Let's explore that! Different people, different situations.

    Any take that doesn't recognize how completely crucial the relationship between Egon, Ray, and Peter (and their respective actors) is, is just going to be wrong. You can't just parachute anyone into those roles, it's three geniuses at the peak of their careers and on all the drugs. Putting the kid from Stranger Things and Paul fuckin' Rudd in there is an admission that casting doesn't know what they're doing.

    They should've just harvested the video game setup of training a handful of rookies while Peter sits around rolling in all the money they make while taking all the risk.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Not thrilled my attempt to reduce the amount of negativity in this thread has devolved into a slapfight.

    Nah man, some people just enjoy disliking things to the level of actively trying to convince people things are bad.

    I love Ghostbusters. I love just about everything about it. Do I like the earlier things more? Sure, but I was a kid then and it's impossible to be as a big of a fan of something as you are when you're a kid.

    My only wish is the same I have with all of these continuations of older stories. Use the setting, but ditch the characters. We have this wild idea, ghosts exist and prey on the living. We have these everyday blue collar workers who deal with them.

    Let's explore that! Different people, different situations.

    Any take that doesn't recognize how completely crucial the relationship between Egon, Ray, and Peter (and their respective actors) is, is just going to be wrong. You can't just parachute anyone into those roles, it's three geniuses at the peak of their careers and on all the drugs. Putting the kid from Stranger Things and Paul fuckin' Rudd in there is an admission that casting doesn't know what they're doing.

    They should've just harvested the video game setup of training a handful of rookies while Peter sits around rolling in all the money they make while taking all the risk.

    Hey.

    You’re being a goose.

    Knock that shit off.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIE4XzHrNB8

    Ghostbusters stuff might be coming back to Universal Studios. For context, there was an opening day attraction at the park that was a...special effects show, and they had a couple dance shows with the Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice for a while as well. They also had a firehouse building, which now has a roller coaster going through it, and they had a Ghostbusters haunted house in 2019 during horror nights.

    Current speculation is that they'll do another haunted house for this year based on the new movies, and they'll probably have an ectomobile at their new parade in the park. Other rumors are that they might come in with a new attraction

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    If they are doing another haunted house I am going. If we make it a group thing I'll post the date.
    Funny story, the guy on the far right of that preview image (with the trap)? My buddy worked with him at Medieval Times in Anaheim last year. HE had stories about working with Wayne Brady (yes, that Wayne Brady) while he was trying to break into the industry.
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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited February 13
    I guess this is a good place to drop this, actually.
    Some good friends of mine in the fandom are putting together a modern index of active fan-franchises in case anyone is interested.
    The goal is to maintain this as a one-stop-shop to find Ghostbusters in your area either because you want to join or because you want to call in an appearance for something.

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    * It's just North America right now but expansion for Europe and other continents will be implemented once more of the site is built out.

    TankHammer on
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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I thought that was specifically for charity groups; random yahoos who dress as Ghostbusters need not apply?

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I thought that was specifically for charity groups; random yahoos who dress as Ghostbusters need not apply?

    You don't have to do charity events (though most of us do SOMETHING in that area). It's more for organized groups that make appearances in costume for conventions, parades, screenings, public events, and the like. The groups who are registered 501c3 are marked as such.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I just had a fun idea that's too late to do now.

    40 days before Frozen Empires premiers, watch Ghostbusters.

    Five days later, watch Ghostbusters II.

    32 days later, watch Afterlife.

    3 days later, watch Frozen Empire.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
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    Our resident Egon Spengler (Dustin Grau) visited the HQ today to give them a limited-edition patch.
    There is going to be a fun publicity stunt there early next month and the movie premier will be in NYC on 3/14... allegedly.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    I just had a fun idea that's too late to do now.

    40 days before Frozen Empires premiers, watch Ghostbusters.

    Five days later, watch Ghostbusters II.

    32 days later, watch Afterlife.

    3 days later, watch Frozen Empire.

    I'm too tired to understand the significance of these numbers right now, I'm afraid.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    It's equating a year in the timeline for a real life day.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    It's equating a year in the timeline for a real life day.

    Ah, gotcha. Thanks!

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Japan has an exclusive track again.
    I still have fond memories about rolling around outside of DragonCon blasting the Japanese theme they did for 2016.
    https://youtu.be/LerJSJ6s-v8?si=Nwvbvh9eVp3-Vta5

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited March 8
    This is like a love letter written directly to me.

    Edit: haha, the name of the band is “new school”.

    sarukun on
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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Video of some Haslab mods, specifically a new hose.

    https://youtu.be/aY0ZwH4Rgzo

    I really want a new hose, but I'm weary of doing permanent modifications to my pack. I wish someone would just put out an a full replacement hose instead of relying on butchering the existing one.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    That hose is PRETTY CLOSE to a full-replacement. I just ordered one because my Haslab has had a problem with the whole pack powering down when I flip the wand's ACTIVATE switch and I am fucking done with it.

    Here's another tutorial video. Besides having to snip wires and use a heat-shrink shroud it's very no-fuss compared to mods that require soldiering. You don't even need to open the pack!
    https://youtu.be/KWJ7NKvQwBA?si=JGjuj1V7kC-YnXjL

    I've done the TalentCell battery swap already and I am real close to getting the mods to add a barrel shroud and Frozen Empire bumper to it as well.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I'm pretty close to be willing to do a talent cell modification. Maybe I'll do the hose replacement then.

    I just really, really don't want to cut up my old hose. I like the idea of having a spare.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I'm pretty close to be willing to do a talent cell modification. Maybe I'll do the hose replacement then.

    I just really, really don't want to cut up my old hose. I like the idea of having a spare.

    I do have a spare, so my concern is a little bit diminished. Hasbro was good about that until they ran out of parts.
    I guess I could send you my spare if I am successful. I'll try to cut up my broken hose first.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Just learned that James Acaster is in this and now I am extra looking forward to seeing it.

    BLM - ACAB
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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Okay everyone is in the theater for the premier. I realized I probably should have linked to the livestream earlier.
    I don't get to be there, but I have a lot of friends who are right now.





    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4gxlmTP6OD/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4gMfncSQxd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link



    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4gpVflOIdk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4g4gTgsA_B/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Ah, now I see, the forums can't do reels.
    Well I'm leaving the links.

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Winston's looking pimpin' in that suit.

    No matter where you go...there you are.
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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    So, any impressions from the premier, yet?

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Dan Harshman of Ghostbusters Virginia is a pretty straight-shooter. He had the following to say today after attending the premier (it's spoiler-free but I'll hide it for safety):
    My SPOILER FREE review of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
    A successful follow up to Ghostbusters Afterlife that succeeds where the previous failed. Shedding the ominous cloak of bereavement and almost religious like worship of Ghostbusters iconography that plagued Afterlife, Frozen Empire injects much needed energy, horror and comedy into a 40 year old horror comedy.
    Character motivations make sense, and a beautiful story is interwoven about growth (both personally and interfamilial) between our characters. It's a film about change in the best ways possible that moves forward at a breakneck pace culminating in a fun finale that was satisfying and leaves you longing for more.
    The ethos (and beloved characters) of the original Ghostbusters (1989 sequel and 1986 cartoon series) runs strong in this follow up with a few segments that may leave purists upset. Those with an open mind will be left pleased and hopeful for more.
    For me? I enjoyed it more than Ghostbusters Afterlife, I am very excited to see what's next!

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Okay, that first paragraph is all I needed.

    Stoked to go see this next week.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    This line is almost enough to make me check it out, I'll be honest with you
    "Shedding the ominous cloak of bereavement and almost religious like worship of Ghostbusters iconography that plagued Afterlife"

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Fright Rags has a new Ghostbusters collection!

    https://www.fright-rags.com/collections/ghostbusters

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Fright Rags has a new Ghostbusters collection!

    https://www.fright-rags.com/collections/ghostbusters

    I like that RGB shirt with slimer. Also I see every single Ghostbusters group probably bought all the hoodies since they are basically in universe advertising.

    (Switch Friend Code) SW-4910-9735-6014(PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork (XBox) Timspork


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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Fright Rags has a new Ghostbusters collection!

    https://www.fright-rags.com/collections/ghostbusters

    I like that RGB shirt with slimer. Also I see every single Ghostbusters group probably bought all the hoodies since they are basically in universe advertising.

    Oh wow they did go fast. They restock designs frequently if you want to subscribe to their newsletter. They also have a bunch of other designs for horror / sci Fi stuff.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    To this day, whenever there's an instance of people shouting "hello!" to hear an echo somewhere, be it on screen or in real life, my brain always goes "WIIIIIIIIIIINSTOOOOONNNNNNN"

    BLM - ACAB
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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Fright Rags has a new Ghostbusters collection!

    https://www.fright-rags.com/collections/ghostbusters

    I like that RGB shirt with slimer. Also I see every single Ghostbusters group probably bought all the hoodies since they are basically in universe advertising.

    I have the "Cleanin' up the Town" shirt from the first time they did this run. Great shirts! I was not impressed by the pins they did at the same time.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited March 18
    Finally stuck a key-ring through the other end of my leg hose so I don't have to tape it to my belt anymore. I'm pretty much done with my costume for the movie later this week, the only question is if I want to melt the no-ghost logos off of my spirit halloween radio with some rubbing alchohol.

    Now I just need to figure out if I want to spend an extra ticket for a seat for my proton pack or just go without it.

    Undead Scottsman on
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Finally stuck a key-ring through the other end of my leg hose so I don't have to tape it to my belt anymore. I'm pretty much done with my costume for the movie later this week, the only question is if I want to melt the no-ghost logos off of my spirit halloween radio with some rubbing alchohol.

    Now I just need to figure out if I want to spend an extra ticket for a seat for my proton pack or just go without it.

    Last movie when I was there with a bunch of other ghostbusters we all just put our packs in the empty area by the screen. No one could mess with them there. Off obviously so not to distract anyone.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    You gotta love practical effects

    https://youtu.be/vbbLM0IVFDQ

    BLM - ACAB
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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    You gotta love practical effects

    https://youtu.be/vbbLM0IVFDQ

    Holy crap, that was a modified Hasbro pack? Wild.

    Anywho, I got my tickets for Friday. Either my brother will be joining me and I'll throw my pack in his truck, or my pack is taking his seat. Win/Win.

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    Mc zanyMc zany Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    You gotta love practical effects

    A film with hundreds of CGI effect shots hires an ex mythbuster to show off like ten practical shots. No idea why people suddenly hate CGI but disingenuous stuff like this is annoying.

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