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Extreme Halloween - Part 13 ("Ghost Apocalyptic Future")

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Extreme Ghostbusters , Tags:
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From September 1st to December 8th 1997, Ghostheads were treated to the first new Ghostbusters media since The Real Ghostbusters aired its last original episode in September 1991. Back in the '90s, everything was EXTREME! So, naturally, we'd get EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS!!! Yeah, the title was dumb even back then, but at least they weren't "super". The series saw a new crew of young 18- and 19-year-olds being mentored by an older Egon and Janine, who were the only original team members left after the city's influx of spiritual energy ran dry years ago.

A lot of Ghostheads disliked the show at the time, as they wanted to see Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston; not Eduardo, Kylie, Garrett, and Roland. Those who stuck with it - assuming they could find it, as Sony dropped it into the shittiest syndication deal possible at the time - found a show that was a lot more mature than the "kiddie" stuff ABC was peddling with The Real Ghostbusters in the latter years. I rewatched all 40 episodes last year, and was surprised by how well the show has held up 20+ years later. The writing is sharp, the acting in on point, and the character designs are fantastic. The only thing that sucks is the piss-poor animation. Sorry animators, but flickering back and forth between Photoshop filters is not how you animate proton streams.

Spook Central is giving you the chance to watch this semi-forgotten piece of Ghostbusters lore all throughout the month of October. Every day leading up to Halloween, I will present one or two episodes with a little bit of commentary from me. A little something to whet your appetite until Afterlife comes out next year. So, sit back, relax, and let's get EXTREME!!!!!

Ghost Apocalyptic Future
Play Video
Wednesday October 1, 1997
A temporal disturbance lands Kylie in the New York City of a fallen future, when humanity's supremacy has been usurped by Paranormal Beings. She joins a band of freedom fighters in a battle against the Paranormal leader, Tempus, a ghost who can simultaneously exist in two separate time-planes. Separated by nearly a century, Kylie must find a way to work along with the Extreme Ghostbusters, who are battling Tempus in the present. Unless they can find a way to unite in battle, Tempus cannot be defeated.
As someone who has always adored Kylie, it was quite a joy to find out that she would become the well-loved savior of the future. Our "John Connor" as it were. (I'm just gonna ignore the retconned toxic feminist mess known as Dark Fate which kills off John so as to put a new female character in his place for no other reason than, "YAY! Feminism!")

FAVORITE QUOTE
Future Guy: Kylie Griffin. The prophecies ARE true. You've come back to us. To deliver us from the tyranny of Tempus.
Kylie: There's a pick-up line I've never heard before.

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