Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters, Godzilla, Heritage Universe, Gears of War,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 33. Chapters: Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters, Godzilla, Heritage Universe, Gears of War, Warhammer 40,000 spin-offs, RoboCop, Superguy, TekWar, SFStory. Excerpt: Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy multi-media franchise created in 1984. Its inception was for the movie Ghostbusters, released on June 8, 1984 by Columbia Pictures. It centered around a group of eccentric New York City parapsychologists who investigate and capture ghosts for a living. For the movie this franchise licensed action figures, novelizations, and other original materials to be produced around the movies theme.
After this initial success they released original stories in other fields such as a comic book, a video game, a television series, and a theme park attraction. With the 2009 release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game the characters within the Ghostbusters universe set up their own fictional version of a Ghostbusters franchise to open Ghostbusters locations in other cities, which in real life was earlier seen in two independent films not officially approved by Columbia Pictures.
The concept of the first film was inspired by Dan Aykroyds own fascination with the paranormal, and it was conceived by Aykroyd as a vehicle for himself and friend and fellow Saturday Night Live alum John Belushi. Aykroyd came up with Ghostbusters after reading an article about quantum physics and parapsychology in the American Society of Psychical Research Journal and then watching movies like Ghostchasers.
Aykroyd thought, Lets redo one of those old ghost comedies, but lets use the research thats being done today. Even at that time, there was plausible research that could point to a device that could capture ectoplasm or materialization- at least visually. The original story as written by Aykroyd was much more ambitious-and unfocused-than what would be ...