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Extreme Halloween - Part 15 ("Seeds Of Destruction")

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 15, 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!!!!!

Seeds Of Destruction
Play Video
Friday October 3, 1997
A seed containing an ancient Amazon spirit is inadvertently released in New York City and threatens to turn the entire city into a jungle if the Extreme Ghostbusters don't stop it first. But is the spirit a benevolent protector of the rainforest or a malicious demon bent on the destruction of humanity?
Mix The Real Ghostbusters episode "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn" with Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and you'll get this episode written by Richard Mueller. Mueller wrote the Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular novelization, as well as many episodes of The Real Ghostbusters, and the later Extreme Ghostbusters episode "A Temporary Insanity".

FAVORITE QUOTE
Eduardo: Oh man, Garrett got Cabbage-Patched.

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