Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy belated 30th birthday, The Real Ghostbusters!

It was on Tuesday the 13th.
Couldn't let it slip all the way by.
Everyone else was late on the draw too, cast members have just started tweeting about it.

Previous milestones-


Paladin said...

I always loved it that they called the show "The REAL Ghostbusters." That's exactly how kids at the time would've viewed it: these were the characters from the movie, not the other 'Ghostbusters' that had an ape.

B. Dee said...


B.D. said...

Q: What do you get when you cut "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" up until tiny little bits and cook it with fried okra?

A: Meaty Okre!!!!

Seriously, it's not a terribly embarrassing movie (except for Kirk's underwhelming reaction to David's death, which is worse than "KHAAAAAAN!" IMO) but it's...just not much to write home about. Eghn.

Diacanu said...

Heh, yeah, well, SFS IS one of the odd numbered ones.

Although, it introduces a lot of important stuff into canon.

Christopher Lloyd's portrayal of Kruge was the blueprint for TNG era Klingons.

The Klingon Bird Of Prey pops up again and again in movies, and TNG-era shows.

The Excelsior class of ships pops up well into the TNG era, and is the same type as the Enterprise-B.

The saucer on a broomstick style of the Federation space-dock lasts until TNG era.

So, while SFS is a "meaty ocre", flick by itself, it actually unintentionally laid down the tracks for the future of Trek for the next 20 years.

B. Dee said...

I like that Kruge got thrown into lava (acccccccid! ffft!), but "I...HAVE...HAD ENOUGH OF....YOU!" is a really Bad Shacting moment.

While flipping through the channels yesterday, I came upon, and watched, about 35 minutes of a TNG episode called "The Dauphin," where the "Stand By Me" kid falls in love with some brunette. Fairly corny this the kind of thing people were complaining about with those early TNG seasons as not holding up? At least Madchen Amick was in it.

Diacanu said...

Yeah, there's a lot of filler in TNG.
But when they had a good one, they hit it out of the park.
There weren't enough of those, though.

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