- September 20th, 2016, 6:11 pm
In my opinion, there's no more perfect episode.
It's dark, but funny. It's cartoony, but also terrifying. It's clever, weird, and yet has a very simple setup. Slimer is downplayed, but the relationship between him, Venkman, and the rest is perfectly summed up in 2 short scenes that kind of give us a character arc.
The scale is epic, the visuals are amazing, and not a single line of dialogue is wasted. It's bizarrely Lovecraftian in many ways, but still has fun with the story.
Turning this into a feature film wouldn't even take that much work. There's enough great, epic imagery and ideas that expanding on it would be simple. There could even be sub plots about rescuing damned subway workers or something.
If I had the time, I'd write it myself. Of course, if I was a paid screenwriter, I'd write it myself, too. With JMS's permission, natch.