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                           THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS
                          "Ain't NASA-sarily So"

                                    by
                       Craig Miller and Mark Nelson

                              August 13, 1986
                                Final Draft
                        transcribed by Paul Rudoff


FADE IN:

EXT OUTER SPACE -- SPACE PLATFORM

In the cold darkness of space, in orbit around the Earth is a space
platform.  It's shaped something like a child's jack with a large center
pod and six arms radiating out from the center, each arm ending in a
smaller pod.  Attached to the end of one arm is a solar collector.  We
hold on this image for a few beats and then:

				KIROV (o.s.)
		Captain's Log, Friday, the 13th of June.
		Experimental Space Platform Galileo has just
		completed the first full day of its mission.
		All systems completely operational.

INT SPACE PLATFORM BRIDGE -- WIDE ANGLE

A round room at the center of the platform, filled with blinking lights
and consoles.  This is the control center of the Space Platform Galileo.
On a raised dais near the center of the room is the Command Chair, where
Captain Kirov is dictating his log.  Kirov speaks with a Russian accent
and is a slight, dark-haired man.  He looks a little like the character
Chekov from the television series STAR TREK.  In fact, we notice several
familiar seeming characters standing on the bridge: the black female
communications officer, LT. IRAHQUA; the genial, burly Scottish
engineering officer, LT. McTAVISH; and the Asian computer and navigation
officer, LT. SATO.  We hear the opening bars of the "Star Trek" music.

				KIROV
		The crew of the Galileo are in good
		spirits, and are mentally and physically
		prepared to set a new space endurance
		record.

ANGLE ON KIROV

				KIROV
		Tomorrow we will begin the series of
		experiments designated in the mission
		profile.  In the meantime, we are looking
		forward to smooth sailing.

ANGLE ON BRIDGE

Suddenly the bridge seems to ROCK WILDLY, pitching the crew from left to
right.  SPARKS FLY from the consoles.  A KLAXON blares.

ON KIROV

				KIROV
		Dostoevski!  What was that?

ON SETO

Punching up information on a computer viewscreen.

				SATO
		I think we've been hit, sir!

ON KIROV

				KIROV
		By what?

ON SATO

				SATO
		I ... I don't know.

ON KIROV

				KIROV
		Well, find out!

ON SATO

				SATO
		Yes, sir!

ON IRAHQUA
Holding a large earphone in place as she turns from her console.

				IRAHQUA
		Sir.  Unable to raise Base Command.
		We're receiving interference on all hailing
		frequencies.

ON McTAVISH

He's scanning several dials and readouts and looks worried.

				McTAVISH
		We're losing energy rapidly.  I dinna know
		if the engines can stand the strain!

WIDE ANGLE

As McTavish dashes down a corridor, heading for Engineering, a female
crewmember, WHITNEY, with an elaborate basket-weave hairdo dashes in from
that corridor.

				WHITNEY
		Commander Kirov!

ON KIROV

He spins in his command chair to face Whitney.

				KIROV
		What is it, Yeoman Whitney?

ON WHITNEY

				WHITNEY
		I know this sounds ridiculous, sir, but ...

ON KIROV

He leans forward.

				KIROV
		Spit it out, Yeoman!

ON WHITNEY

				WHITNEY
		I could swear I've just seen a ghost, sir!
		Just after we were hit.  Floating down the
		corridor!

ANOTHER ANGLE -- KIROV AND WHITNEY

				KIROV
		Pull yourself together, Yeoman!

				WHITNEY
			(adamantly)
		I know what I saw, sir;

WIDEN TO INCLUDE McTAVISH

He dashes in from the corridor.

				McTAVISH
		Commander!  I just saw a ghost in the
		engine room!

ON KIROV

				KIROV
			(incredulous)
		Not you, too?

Kirov spins to face Irahqua.

				KIROV
		How are communications chanrels?

ON IRAHQUA

				IRAHQUA
		Hailing frequencies clearing, sir.

ON KIROV

				KIROV
		Patch me into one of the local telephone
		satellites.  And turn off that darn siren.

ON IRAHQUA

				IRAHQUA
		Yes sir.

The ALERT KLAXON slows down like an old Victrola running out of steam.

ON KIROV

As he punches in a phone number on his command chair console.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE SATO

Who leans over the Commander's shoulder.

				SATO
		Sir?  Who you gonna call?

								CUT TO:

INT GHOSTBUSTERS HQ -- RECEPTION AREA

Janine is sitting at her desk, the phone to her ear.

				JANINE
		Ghostbusters!

								CUT TO:

EXT CAPE CANAVERAL -- DAY

A Space Shuttle stands ready for blast off.

				TECHNICIAN (o.s.)
		3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF!

With a roar, the mighty rocket lifts off.

								CUT TO:

EXT OUTER SPACE -- SPACE SHUTTLE

We quickly move in on and into the Shuttle.

				VENKMAN
		Hot diggedy!  A government contract.
		Big bucks, here we come.

ANGLE ON RAY

				STANTZ
		I don't know, Peter.  I'm still concerned
		about how the equipment will function in
		zero gravity.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE EGON

				SPENGLER
		I've trying some modifications on this
		extra equipment I brought, but they may not
		be totally effective.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Don't worry.  No company with a Government
		contract ever knows what it's doing.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		What if the stuff doesn't work?

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		If it doesn't work, you just charge more
		and do it again.

Peter squirms in his seat, looking around.

		Don't they serve lunch on this flight?

								CUT TO:

EXT SPACE PLATFORM

The Space Shuttle pulls up along side the much larger Space Platform and
docks at one of the pods.  After a few beats, we see the Shuttle pull
away.

								CUT TO:

INT SPACE PLATFORM BRIDGE -- WIDE ANGLE

The four Ghostbusters, dressed in full busting regalia and carrying extra
equipment, tromp onto the bridge from one of the corridors.  The four
officers are at their posts.

ON PETER

He snaps off an exaggerated salute.

				VENKMAN
		Request permission to bust some ghosts,
		sir!

ON KIROV

He rises from his Command Chair.

				KIROV
		Welcome aboard Space Platform Galileo,
		Dr. Venkman.

TWO-SHOT -- VENKMAN AND KIROV

They shake hands.

				KIROV
		We appreciate your willingness to come all
		the way up here to help us deal with our
		little ... uh ... problem.

				VENKMAN
		Hey!  Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of
		night, nor even depth of space can keep us
		from our expensive rounds.

ANOTHER ANGLE -- KIROV AND OFFICERS

				KIROV
		Meet my command officers: Lt. Sato, Lt.
		Irahqua, and lt. Cmdr. McTavish.

The officers smile and nod in greeting.

				KIROV
		They'll help you with anything you need.

ANOTHER ANGLE -- RAY AND WINSTON

Winston leans over to Ray.

				ZEDDMORE
		Do these people look familiar to you?

				STANTZ
			(nodding)
		I was about to ask you that.

				ZEDDMORE
			(to Kirov)
		Pardon me, Captain, but have we met before?

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
			(broadly)
		Don't be ridiculous, Winston.  These people
		are astronauts .. space explorers.  They've
		been out exploring strange new worlds,
		seeking out new life and new civilizations!

ANOTHER ANGLE -- THE GALILEO CREW

				IRAHQUA
		Actually, this is only our second day.

				SATO
		And some new life has seeked us out.

				McTAVISH
		"Seeked?"

ON KIROV

he steps in front of his officers, waving a hand.

				KIROV
		I'll handle this.  I'm the Kiptin.

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		"Kiptin?"

ON KIROV AND PETER

				KIROV
		It seems some new life has seeked us out,
		Dr. Venkman.  Some of the crew have
		reported seeing a ghost.

ON RAY

His enthusiasm shows as he brings out hie computerized Tobin's Spirit
Guide.

				STANTZ
		Wonderful!  What variety?  Class-one
		poltergeist?  Free form floater?  Ghost
		of Launchings past?

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		Really more of a slimy ball of ooze, if ye
		want to know the truth.

TWO-SHOT -- PETER AND RAY

Ray enters the information on his portable computer.  He shakes his head.

				STANTZ
		Tobin's Spirit Guide comes up blank.

				VENKMAN
		Have you considered calling Oozebusters?

ON EGON

Who has been taking readings with his PKE meter.

				SPENGLER
		Peter, I am getting a heavy reading of
		ectoplasmic activity from that general
		direction.

He points down a corridor.

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
			(nodding)
		Aye.  That's the way to Engineering.
		That's there we saw the ghost.

ON EGON

Staring at the PKE Meter and looking puzzled.

				SPENGLER
		It's empty ectoplasm.  There's no
		psychokinetic energy accompanying it.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		What's that mean?

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
		The logical conclusion is that it isn't
		a real ghost.

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		It was real enough for me!

WIDE ANGLE

The lights dim as a KLAXON sounds.  Sato turns.

				SATO
		Captain!  The ghost has tapped directly
		into the Solar Energy Convertor.  It's
		draining power faster than the ship can
		convert it.

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		With that kind of drain, our emergency
		batteries will only last a few hours!
		Artificial gravity won't last long.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		A ghost hungry for power?

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Maybe he used to be a politician.

ON KIROV

				KIROV
		Perhaps, gentlemen, a closer look is in
		order.  McTavish, go with them.

WIDE ANGLE

				McTAVISH
		Aye, sir.

McTavish and the four Ghostbusters head down the corridor toward the
Engineering section.  For the rest of the episode, the light level keeps
going up and down.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		You guys ever consider paying your electric
		bill?

								CUT TO:

INT CORRIDOR OUTSIDE ENGINEERING

McTavish and the Ghostbusters stand in the corridor.  McTavish pushes a
wall switch and the door to Engineering opens with a SWISH.

ON McTAVISH

His jaw drops.

				McTAVISH
		Leapin' comets!  The thing's gotten bigger!

REVERSE ANGLE

The far end of the room, which has distinctive pipes, cables, tubing,
meters, and readouts visible along the walls, is filled with an ameboid
blob of ectoplasm, pulsing with little sparkles throughout its slowly
shifting shape.

ON PETER

He makes a face.

				VENKMAN
		Remind me never to put marshmallows in my
		hot cocoa again.

ON EGON

He studies the PKE meter.

				SPENGLER
		Same basic ectoplasmic makeup as a Class
		Four Free-Floating spirit.  Fascinating.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE McTAVISH

Smiling, McTavish puts his hand on Egon's shoulder.

				McTAVISH
		Ach, when ye talk like that, ye remind me
		of an old shipmate!

Egon studies McTavish over the top of his glasses.

ON EGON

Who raises one eyebrow.

				SPENGLER
		Indeed?

INT ENGINEERING ROOM

The Ghostbusters and McTavish cautiously enter the room, Winston and Ray
in the lead.  They level their ion rifles at the 'ghost'.

				PETER
		Go ahead, boys.  We're right behind you.

ON WINSTON

He looks over his shoulder.

				ZEDDMORE
		Go ahead and what?  How do we know our ion
		rifles will work on that?

ON THE CREATURE

It extends a tentacle-like adjunct, wrapping it around one of the cables
along the wall, snapping it.  It begins draining the power, making
milkshake sounding SLURPS.

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
		I'm fairly certain with the modifications
		we've made, the ion streams will have an
		effect.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		We'll know in a minute.  Ready ... aim ...

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		Careful, boys.  Don't rupture the hull of
		the ...

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		FIRE!!

WIDE ANGLE

The four Ghostbusters open fire.

ON CREATURE

The 'ghost' is sucking in energy from the platform and slowly growing in
size.  Then the four ion streams hit the creature dead-on and the
ectoplasmic blob starts to swell much more rapidly.

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		It ... it ... it's getting bigger!  Hold
		your fire!

ANGLE FROM BEHIND GHOSTBUSTERS

They cease fire.  The huge blob, now three times its original size,
continues to grow until it seems to fill the room.  The Ghostbusters
backpedal back into the corridor.

INT CORRIDOR -- ON RAY

Stantz studies the glowing creature through the doorway.

				STANTZ
		Hungry little stain, isn't it?

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
		Hmm. Apparently feeding off the energy in
		our proton packs.

ON McTAVISH

He wipes his hand across his forehead.

				McTAVISH
		If that creature keeps growing, it'll fill
		the entire platform!

WIDEN TO INCLUDE PETER

				VENKMAN
		Reminds me of Fats Marinero, back in
		Elementary school.  He did the same thing
		in the cafeteria.  We gave him a medal ..
		saved us from fish sticks.

McTavish looks at Peter, not quite comprehending.

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
		Obviously, conventional entrapment methods
		are not going to be effective in
		immobilizing this ectoplasmic lifeforce.

ON McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
			(quizzical)
		Are you sure you've never served as a
		Science Officer?

WIDE ANGLE

Suddenly, all five begin floating.  The artificial gravity has cut out.
From a wall speaker we hear:

				KIROV (o.s.)
		McTavish!  Report!

ON McTAVISH

Who makes his way over to the speaker.  He hits the button.

				McTAVISH
		Aye, sir?

				KIROV (o.s.)
		What's going on down there?  We've lost
		gravity.

ANOTHER ANGLE

				McTAVISH
		Well, sir ... um ... we seem to have
		encountered a wee setback.  The ghost has
		gotten bigger and has started tapping into
		the gravity unit.

				KIROV (o.s.)
		Well, take care of it.  At once!

WIDE ANGLE

Suddenly, as if on command, the five drop to the ground with a THUD.

				VENKMAN
		Nice work, McTavish.

ON EGON

Picking himself up.

				SPENGLER
		If the gravity's come back on, it must be
		because it's stopped tapping the power from
		the gravity unit.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		That stands to reason.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		So it must have found a more interesting
		source of energy.  Something it likes
		better.  Something that will make it grow
		faster.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Like Wonder Bread?

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
			(shaking his head)
		No.  Like the energy from a portable
		nuclear accelerator.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE ALL

				VENKMAN
			(brightens)
		Well, then we're in luck.  It'll never find
		anything like that around here ...

Ray stops suddenly, as the meaning of Egon's answer hits home.

				RAY
		Please tell me you don't mean what I think
		you mean.  Not our Proton Packs.

ON EGON

				STANTZ
		Sorry to break it to you.

ON McTAVISH

Pointing back toward the Engineering doorway.

				McTAVISH
		LOOK OUT!

ON ENGINEERING

A dozen tentacles stretch from the doorway toward our heroes.  One of
tentacles is wrapping around Winston's backpack.

				END ACT ONE
				-----------

ACT TWO
-------
INT SPACE PLATFORM CORRIDOR

A dozen tentacles stretch from the doorway toward our heroes.  One of
tentacles is wrapping around Winston's backpack.

ANOTHER ANGLE

The Ghostbusters and McTavish start to flee down the hall.

ON PETER

Who suddeniy extends his arms and stops.

				VENKMAN
		Hold on!

WIDE ANGLE

As the others skid to a halt.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		We're missing somebody!

ANOTHER ANGLE

Winston is held in the air by the tentacle of the "ghost", which is
tightly gripping his backpack.

				ZEDDMORE
		Hey guys!  Help!

TWO-SHOT -- RAY AND McTAVISH

				McTAVISH
		By the Lochs of Loman!  It's got him!

Ray cups his hands to his mouth and shouts.

				STANTZ
		Winston!  Slip out of your proton pack!
		That's what it wants!

UPSHOT -- WINSTON AND GHOST

We hear the creature 'sucking' the energy from Winston's power pack with
the milkshake SLURPING sound.  Winston dangles from the creature's
tentacle like a yo-yo with no place to go.

EXTREME CLOSE SHOT -- PROTON PACK BUCKLE

Winston finally manages to work the release.  The buckle opens and the two
ends separate.

UPSHOT -- WINSTON AND GHOST

Winston falls to the floor of the corridor with a THUD.  He looks over his
shoulder as the ectoplasmic creature continues to grow.

				ZEDDMORE
		Bon Appetite!

Winston ZIPS out of the shot.  The "ghost" continues to SLURP on the
proton pack.

							DISSOLVE TO:

INT SPACE PLATFORM BRIDGE

Commander Kirov paces up and down angrily.  Peter, Ray, and Winston are
standing in a line at attention.  Egon is in the background with McTavish,
tinkering with one of the spare proton packs.

				KIROV
		Rachmaninoff!  Gentlemen, this wiil not do
		at all.  Not only haven't you gotten rid of
		the creature, you've made things worse!
		Now, when my people invented the art of
		ghostbusting ..

ON PETER

He shuffles forward, out of the line.

				VENKMAN
		Calm down, little Ivan.  We've just gotten
		started!  Hey, we're government contractors,
		man.  You've got to allow us a couple of
		muffed chances.  It's in the fine print.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE KIROV

The Commander is dubious but softening at Peter's pitch.

				VENKMAN
		Besides, things could be worse.  We've
		still got lights.

WIDE ANGLE -- ENTIRE BRIDGE

The whole platform SUDDENLY GOES DARK.  Only a few TWINKLING LIGHTS
illuminated the control room.

ANGLE ON SATO

Whose face is illuminated with GREEN LIGHT from his data screen.

				SATO
		Commander!  The ghost has started to tap
		into the life-support system.  Lights, air
		supply .....

ON KIROV

Illuminated with a SOFT RED GLOW that emphasizes his building anger.  He
cuts off Sato's report.

				KIROV
		I know what life support systems are!
		I'm the captain!

WIDEN TO INCLUDE PETER

				KIROV
		Well, Mr. Ghostbuster?

				VENKMAN
		I suppose this means a coffee break is out
		of the question.

Kirov lunges at Peter, but Peter steps out of the way just as DIM LIGHTS
come up on the scene.  Kirov winds up grappling with the back of his
command chair.

ON McTAVISH

At his Engineering Console.

				McTAVISH
		Sir, I've bypassed Engineering and got us
		patched into the emergency reserve.  But
		we've only got four hours maximum.

ANGLE ON THE GHOSTBUSTERS

				VENKMAN
		Got that reserve proton pack ready, Egon?
		Terrific!  Let's get back to work, men!

The Ghostbusters head for the bridge entrance.  Peter turns back to
Commander Kirov.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Been nice talking to you.  We've got to get
		back to work now.

ON KIROV

Doing a slow burn.

			KIROV
			(muttering)
		Pravda Izvestia!

								CUT TO:

INT ENGINEERING CORRIDOR

Nearing the Engineering area, the Ghostbusters discuss their plan of
attack.

				STANTZ
		I don't know what we're going to do.  The
		creature's gotten so big, he won't fit into
		one of the traps.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		We should try to communicate with it.  It
		might be intelligent.

ON PETER

Who snorts.

				VENKMAN
		If it were intelligent, would it be here
		sucking sun out of a wire?  No, it would
		be in Bermuda soaking up rays directly.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		I'm going to try, anyway.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Winston moves toward the creature.

				ZEDDMORE
		Uh ... Hi there, fella.  What's happening?

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Good, Winston.  Why don't you ask if it
		comes here often?

ON WINSTON

Who turns back towards Peter.

				ZEDDMORE
			(dryly)
		Don't help.

ANOTHER ANGLE

He turns back toward the creature.

				ZEDDMORE
		I know you must be hungry after your trip,
		but we need some of that energy to run the
		platform.  Maybe you'd like to lie down and
		nap for a while?

ON CREATURE

As if in answer, the creature extends a tentacle which tentatively feels
Winston out.

ON WINSTON

Calling out to the others.

				ZEDDMORE
		This is kind of embarrassing, guys.

ON PETER, EGON, AND RAY

				STANTZ
		It's looking for another energy source.
		You should be perfectly safe.

				VENKMAN
		Don't worry.  If he decides to eat you,
		we'll notify your next of kin.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		I don't have a next of kin.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Too bad.  I'll sell you mine.

ON CREATURE TENTACLE AND WINSTON

Deciding Winston isn't a good source of energy, the tentacle shoves
Winston away and withdraws from the shot.

				ZEDDMORE
		Guess you were right!  It wants energy,
		not us.

WIDE ON CORRIDOR

From the wall speaker comes Kirov's voice.

				KIROV (o.s.)
		Well, do you have him?

ANOTHER ANGLE

Peter moves over to the speaker and hits the switch.

				VENKMAN
		Not yet, but don't worry.  We have it all
		under control.

								CUT TO:

INT BRIDGE

				KIROV
		What is your plan?

				VENKMAN (o.s.)
		Well, er ... um ... just a second.

								CUT TO:

INT ENGINEERING CORRIDOR

				VENKMAN
		Well, guys, any ideas?

				STANTZ
		Let me try.

ANOTHER ANGLE

As Ray comes over to the speaker.

				STANTZ
		Can you shut off the flow to the energy
		convertor?

				McTAVISH (o.s.)
		Aye.  But it means goin' outside the
		platform.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		Do it.  We'll do the rest.

He hits the speaker switch, turning it off.

ON PETER

Looking inquisitive.

				VENKMAN
		You've got an idea?

ON RAY

				STANTZ
			(smiling broadly)
		Trust me.

								CUT TO:

EXT SPACE PLATFORM

A space-suited McTavish moves out of the air lock and toward the solar
collector.

								CUT TO:

INT ENGINEERING CORRIDOR

The Ghostbusters in a huddle.  Ray is down on one knee like a football
quarterback.  You almost expect to see him draw lines on the floor.

				STANTZ
		Okay.  We've got to be ready as soon as
		McTavish turns off the energy flow.

				ZEDDMORE
		Ready for what?

ANGLE ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Ready to run.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		No!  Ready to lure that big blob to the
		center of the platform.

ON PETER

Who beams at Ray with pride.

				VENKMAN
		Very good, Ray!  Well thought out.
		Satisfying and less filling.  But I think I
		missed one part.  How are we going to lure
		that slug?

ON RAY

Who rolls his eyes.

				STANTZ
		That's why McTavish is turning off the
		juice, Peter!  We'll use our ion rifles.
		The creature will move towards the only
		available source of energy.

ON WINSTON

He holds up a cautionary hand.

				ZEDDMORE
		Wait!  Hold it!  Just who is going to serve
		as the bait, here?

ANOTHER ANGLE -- PETER, EGON, AND RAY

They look at Winston with broad grins on their faces.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		I don't think I want to play with you guys
		anymore.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE RAY

Ray slips his arm around Winston's shoulder.

				STANTZ
		After all, Winston, it knows you.  You
		already have a relationship with it ..

Winston shakes his head firmly, folds his arms across his chest.

				ZEDDMORE
		Not unless I know what's going on.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
			(pouting)
		C'mon, Winston;  Peter never has to tell
		his plans!

ANGLE ON EGON

Who is scratching his head and staring upwards, pondering the situation.

				SPENGLER
		It seems logical that the creator of the
		plan might in fact be the best person to
		act as the lure.  That way he has direct
		control over the operation.

ON RAY

His lower lip protrudes even further.

				STANTZ
		Egon!  Peter never has to carry out his
		plans!

WIDEN TO INCLUDE PETER

He throws a playful punch at Ray's arm.

				VENKMAN
		Hey, now, big guy!  Don't be like that!
		You're the star of the show!  We'll follow
		your lead!

Ray pulls in his lip and squares his shoulders, straightening up.

				STANTZ
		Ohhh, all right.  But it's not fair.

								CUT TO:

EXT SPACE PLATFORM -- CLOSE ON McTAVISH

McTavish's gloved hand closes on a big, old-fashioned, House of
Frankenstein-type switch and throws it.

								CUT TO:

INT ENGINEERING CORRIDOR

The four Ghostbusters begin to float weightlessly as the gravity is shut
off.

				McTAVISH (o.s.)
		Okay, lads!  Solar panels disconnected!

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Your move, Ray.

ANOTHER ANGLE -- ON RAY

As he struggles weightlessly, trying to move down the corridor towards the
still-growing "ghost".

				STANTZ
		Wish I'd taken those swimming lessons
		instead of clarinet.

He twists and squirms, and manages to move a few inches down the corridor.
Finally he takes a mighty leap and flings himself down the corridor to the
Engineering doorway where he continues to float.

WIDE ANGLE -- RAY AND CREATURE

				STANTZ
		Now to get your attention.

Ray fires a short burst from his ion rifle at the creature.  The Newtonian
reaction sends him crashing against the wall of the corridor with a THUD.

ON RAY

He rubs his sore head.

				STANTZ
		Qwww.

ON CREATURE

Who starts moving out of the Engineering area and into the corridor.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE RAY

				STANTZ
		That's right, baby, come to papa.

He fires another short burst at the creature, pushing himself backwards
down the corridor toward the bridge.

ON CREATURE

Who starts moving faster, gaining on Ray.

ON RAY

Who fires burst after burst.  He keeps moving faster and faeter.

				STANTZ
		Come on.  Come on.

ON CREATURE

Who starts moving faster than anyone thought it could.  It's almost on top
of Ray.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		Hokey smokes!

Ray fires a continuous burst at the creature in a last ditch attempt to
outdistance it.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Ray jets backwards down the corridor.

				STANTZ
			(screaming)
		IT'S COMING!!!

ON CREATURE

In hot pursuit.

INT CENTER HUB OF PLATFORM

Peter, Winston and Egon are floating in the interior of the hub, a
ball-shaped room with corridors leading in different directions.

				VENKMAN
		Well, I'm glad to see we're in control of
		the situation.

ANOTHER ANGLE

Down the Engineering Corridor, we see Ray blasting towards the center hub,
the huge "ghost" looming behind him.

TWO-SHOT -- WINSTON AND EGON

Winston gestures to Egon, calling him over.

				ZEDDMORE
		Egon!  Grab my hands!

Egon and Winston catch hold of each others' wrists and prepare to catch
Ray.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		This is no time for dancing, men.

ANOTHER ANGLE  - ENGINEERING CORRIDOR ENTRANCE

Ray zips out through the corridor entrance like a human cannonball.

				STANTZ
		Whoooa, Nellie!

ANOTHER ANGLE -- WINSTON AND EGON

They prepare themselves for impact.  Ray squirts across the room and SLAMS
into their grasp.  Unfortunately, in their weightless condition, they
don't slow him in the least.  Ray's momentum carries them against the far
wall of the central hub, where all three stop with a CRASH and VIBRATE to
a halt, shaking their heads to clear them.

ANGLE ON ENGINEERING CORRIDOR

The huge, ectoplasmic being has almost made it to the hub.

ON RAY

Who quickly scrambles to a standing/floating posture.

				STANTZ
		Yikes!

He gives rapid-fire instructions, pointing as he does so.

				STANTZ
		Peter!  Ouick!  Down that corridor!
		Egon!  You go the other way!  Winston!
		Down there!  Keep your weapons ready!

WIDE ANGLE -- THE CENTER HUB

The four Ghostbusters each scramble down a separate corridor, then turn
and face the center hub.  Just as they turn around ..

ANOTHER ANGLE -- ENGINEERING CORRIDOR ENTRANCE

The space "ghost" oozes out into the center hub area.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		Quick!  Drop a trap and open fire!

He levels his ion rifle and FIRES!

ON PETER

Venkman opens fire.

ON EGON

Who very carefully aims before FIRING.

ON WINSTON

Who FIRES, floating on his knees, a la Rambo.

ANGLE ON CREATURE

It starts to surge in all four directions, surrounded by the FLASHING ION
BEAMS, hungrily lurching for the power sources, trying to absorb all the
energy pouring towards it.

ON RAY

Still firing short bursts.

				STANTZ
		Now!  Open the traps!

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		All of them?

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		All of them!  Quick!

A series of four quick cuts:

ON TRAP #1

As Ray's foot hits the release.

ON TRAP #2

As Winston's foot hits the release.

ON TRAP #3

As Egon's foot hits the release.

ON TRAP #4

As Peter's foot hits the release.

WIDE ANGLE ON CREATURE

The creature, spread wide across the hub, slowly begins to be drawn
inextricably, inescapably toward all four of the traps.

ON RAY

				STANTZ
		It's working.  It's working!

ON CREATURE

Its massive bulk dwindling as it is pulled in four directions at once.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		Attaboy, Ray!

ON CREATURE

As its central mass finally dwindles to nothing and splits into four
trails headed toward the traps.

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
		That's it;

A MONTAGE of four very quick cuts:

ON TRAP #1

As it snaps shut with a GURGLE on the last wisps of ectoplasm.

ON TRAP #2

As it snaps shut with a SLURP on the last wisps of ectoplasm.

ON TRAP #3

As it snaps shut with a WHOOSH on the last wisps of ectoplasm.

ON TRAP #4

As it snaps shut with a PHFFFT on the last wisps of ectoplasm, too.

ON PETER

				VENKMAN
		Good plan, Ray!  We got 'em!  I knew you
		could do it!

WIDE ANGLE

As the four Ghostbusters move back to the center of the hub.

				STANTZ
		Gee, thanks, guys.

Winston playfully ruffles Ray's hair and Egon slaps him on the back,
causing Ray to spin weightlessly towards the wall, as Peter floats over to
the intercom.

ON PETER

He punches the intercom switch.

				VENKMAN
		Ghostbusters to bridge!

Kirov's voice crackles through the intercom.

				KIROV (o.s.)
		What have you done now?

				VENKMAN
		Mission completed, sir!  Your space ghost
		is now space dust.  We'll sweep it under
		the carpet when we get back to earth.

								CUT TO:

INT BRIDGE

Kirov, in the Command Chair, shakes his head.

				KIROV
		I can't believe it.

				VENKMAN (o.s.)
		Believe it, bubbala!  You can tell
		McTavish to reconnect the solar panels.
		Your mission is saved!

ANOTHER ANGLE

				KIROV
		Excellent, Dr. Venkman.  Thank you.

				VENKMAN (o.s.)
		Oh, and Captain? You might give Houston a
		call and tell them to have a check ready
		for us when we get down.

WIDEN TO INCLUDE IRAHQUA

As Kirov swivels towards his communications officer.

				KIROV
		Lieutenant, give Houston a call and relay
		Dr. Venkman's wishes.
			(beat)
		And tell them to deduct transportation
		expenses.

ON IRAHQUA

				IRAHQUA
		Do you want me to call collect?

								CUT TO:

INT CENTER HUB

The Ghostbusters are floating in the center of the hub, exchanging a
celebratory four-way handshake.

				VENKMAN
		Government contracts!  I love 'em!  We've
		only just begun to tap the vast financial
		resources of our great nation!

ANOTHER ANGLE

				ZEDDMORE
		Yeah!

				VENKMAN
		There's no place to go but up!

WIDE ANGLE

At that moment, the power and artificial gravity come back on.  The hub
lighting BRIGHTENS, and all four Ghostbusters fall to the floor with a
CRASH.

								CUT TO:

EXT SPACE PLATFORM

The Space Shuttle glides up alongside the platform.

								CUT TO:

INT DOCKING BAY

A large sterile room with a huge hangar door at one end.  A rack of space
suits hangs along one wall.  The Ghostbusters prepare to transfer from the
Platform to the waiting shuttle.  The four ship's officers are there to
see them off.

				VENKMAN
		Well, hope the rest of your stay is less
		exciting.

				SATO
		Thanks.  Why not come back and visit
		sometime?  We could use the company.

ON WINSTON

				ZEDDMORE
		How long are you going to be up here?

ON KIROV

				KIROV
		We're on a 5 year mission.

ON EGON

				SPENGLER
		Hmmmn.  Fascinating.

TWO-SHOT -- IRAHQUA AND McTAVISH

				IRAHQUA
		You're right.  He does remind me of a
		certain pointy-eared Science Officer.

								CUT TO:

EXT SPACE PLATFORM

As the Space Shuttle moves away from the Platform and moves toward the
Earth.

				THE END


         script copyright © 1986 Columbia Pictures Television
                          All rights reserved.