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Remove the word "but" from the first line of the first paragraph. --Happylobster 18:42, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
'Everything familiar to the previous series needed to be retooled design-wise as the character likenesses were owned by Columbia Pictures Television.'
Um, that doesn't make sense. If the designs were part of Columbia it's likely they would've been allowed in the development in the show. It's more likely they were omly able to get few of the designs from DiC... it makes more sense, woulf you agree?
Recnetly, an issue came up concerning the external links. Apparantly, the following pages weren't considered reliable sources mostly as they're pretty much fan sites. The links involved were:
- Spook Central: The Ghostbusters Companion
- Ghostbusters Prop Archive
- Proton Charging - Ghostbusters news and information
- Ghostbusters Headquarters
Spook Central: The home of a lot of in depth information and behind the scenes photographs of both films. Material which can't be found elsewhere. I'd consider this site worth keeping within the external links as it provides behind the scenes material not available to a site kept in such high regard such as IMDb.
GBProps: I suppose the worth of this one is up for debate... however it (and the not mentioned www.gbpropject.com) provide information for replicating the props from the movie, and for where to find reference material. An item surely to come in handy with people with Halloween approaching.
Ghostbusters.net: Sadly part of it's draw... the online episodes has thus since been removed. But it was never about drawing traffic to the site. Ghostbusters.net is one of the oldest fan forums around, one of the main fan forums around which... under rhe rulw "Links to be used occasionally: 3. On articles about topics with many fansites, including a link to one major fansite may be appropriate, marking the link as such."
This effectively justifies the inclusion of at least one major fansite.
Proton Charging: A manjor GB news outlet which has helped to break down the recent rumours where people believed Ghostbusters 3 was being made. The site also contains interviews with people involved with the films, cartoons and other materials which are not a part of the Wiki article.
Ghostbusters HQ: Similar to Ghostbusters.net in regard, it is a major fan site which contains a number of interviews and media for the cartoons and films.
I can understand the reasoning to keep the external links clean and controlled, and to vet some of the entries which get put in as some are only out there for the visitor numbers.
If you feel the links should once again be removed, please consult this section and add to the discussion before removing them again.Kingpin1055 22:22, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
- Removed, per WP:EL and WP:SPAM - fan sites are NOT reliable sources nor are they appropriate external links. AnmaFinotera (talk) 19:30, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
As part of a general clean-up effort, I've removed the uncited criticism section and placed it here in case proper citations can be found and it can be restored to main page. The original text is below. Annie D 00:54, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
- Some Ghostbusters fans often criticize the show for its new graphic style and also for abruptly replacing the original Ghostbusters with a new team. Other detractors of Extreme Ghostbusters have criticized the show for "pushing political correctness" due to how diverse the new team members (a black person, a latino person, a female, and a disabled person) were. It was also heavily criticized for being somewhat graphic and "too dark" for a show aimed at a young audience.
I remember it as well, in fact when I think of the height of 90s political correctness, I often think of this show. A search on the web about this show reveals many fans expressing how they felt the same way. However, since this show was both unpopular and aired in the 90s, finding a proper source to cite for this proves difficult. I believe this criticism has a place on the page and if anyone can find a proper source for this it would benefit the page. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 10:33, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
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Everything familiar to the previous series needed to be retooled design-wise as the character likenesses were owned by Columbia Pictures Television. That meant a new Ecto-1, different looks for Egon, Slimer, Janine and the Firehouse, along with all-new background layouts consistent through Sony cartoons at the time.
This whole production section doesn't make sense. According the Columbia Pictures Television article , the company became a Sony company in 1989. As a result, Sony would have owned the copyrighted characters of this show and should have had no problem in re-using the character designs. --Jtalledo (talk) 01:00, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
- I'm not sure where this was, but it doesn't seem to be based on any sort of fact. I do like the comment currently in the article, that the show changed character designs to demonstrate passage of time. Hewinsj (talk) 14:56, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Deleted fair-use image
I inserted Image:Two Generations of Ghostbusters.png, a screenshot taken from an AVI recording of the program, to give some idea of what the original Ghostbusters look like in this years-later time period (showing how they've aged). The episode mentioned in the text is apparently considered notable, hence the matching image. The image was un-linked from the article, claiming it was "unnecessary" and contained an "unsourced claim". Wikipedia's non-free guidelines seem to suggest that this use of this non-free image is valid, so I would appreciate an explanation. Vanessaezekowitz (talk) 02:41, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
- An unsourced statement claiming the episode was notable (when it in all likely was not) does not validate adding the image. Nor is it necessary to show what the "original" Ghostbusters looked like for readers to understand that they have aged. Non-Free images are to be used sparingly, and beyond the one infobox image, must be supported by sourced, critical commentary showing that the scene itself is notable enough for fair use to apply. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 02:52, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
This show has started being released on DVD. In Denmark (region 2), you can now buy something named Extreme Ghostbusters - The first season, volume 1 (273 minutes). 188.8.131.52 (talk) 07:29, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
when i was growing up i remember that the second part of the first show wasnt aired, i remember it vividly that the next week it was shown they simply skipped to episode 3
now im watching the show on lovefilm and for some reason THEY dont have the second episode (part 2 of darkness at noon) either
its ok i have discovered something (and before anyone asks the above post was me i forgot to sign in), ..lovefilm has part two down as episode 50 instead of episode 2, im wondering if they are ordered in airdate order and i simply missed this final episode, i do remember wondering where the second part was
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