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Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 28th, 2021, 6:04 pm
by Kingpin
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35 years since the show premiered, The Real Ghostbusters continues to hold a loyal following of fans, and even with the cartoon having received a few different DVD releases over the years, the desire for an online stream remains strong with the fan community.

And it seems that Sony has been keeping an ear to the grapevine, as an upload of the show's intro sequence was posted to the Official Ghostbusters Youtube Account along with the announcement that whole classic episodes will be uploaded to the channel "each week".

The first episode is set to air on Saturday 6th of February.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 1:02 am
by VenomSymbiote
RGB toys being rereleased, episodes going up on the official YouTube channel. Can we get a new game made? Pleeeease?

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 2:04 am
by RichardLess
Lol. This f****g company. I swear.

“Let’s release the one show available to everyone already thru dvds & streaming, but on YouTube”. I mean cool. Everyone can now watch RGB for free. Cool. But then I think...

EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS IS A THING SONY. IT EXISTS. IT HAS FANS. IT’S 2021!! 40 EPISODES! NO DVD RELEASE, NO ITUNES, NO NETFLIX, NO NOTHING! 2021!!

I mean come on, please. You’ve got the episodes digitized. All it’ll take it’s a couple of clicks. A couple. Heck, ask me and I’ll do it for free.

Sony. Come on. If you are going to do RGB, please. Don’t forget about EGB.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 3:29 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
VenomSymbiote wrote: January 29th, 2021, 1:02 am RGB toys being rereleased, episodes going up on the official YouTube channel. Can we get a new game made? Pleeeease?
They could re-purpose the New York City map from Spider-man to save on some costs.

Could see AAA game development going that way, with multiple games using the same open world assets as a base.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 4:09 am
by mrmichaelt
RichardLess wrote: January 29th, 2021, 2:04 am “Let’s release the one show available to everyone already thru dvds & streaming, but on YouTube”. I mean cool. Everyone can now watch RGB for free. Cool. But then I think...

EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS IS A THING SONY. IT EXISTS. IT HAS FANS. IT’S 2021!! 40 EPISODES! NO DVD RELEASE, NO ITUNES, NO NETFLIX, NO NOTHING! 2021!!
They're going in order?

Yes, it's been frustrating but let's be a little stoked RGB is being acknowledged on the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel and free.

That's not true. There's been a partial Region 2 DVD release. But for the U.S., they've had EGB on Comcast-On-Demand and on Crackle. It's on Hulu. Even for Canadians, it's on CTV's site.

And heck, 2022 will be the 25th anniversary. Corporations love anniversaries. I'm hopeful again.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 8:09 am
by VenomSymbiote
Chicken, He Clucked wrote: January 29th, 2021, 3:29 am
VenomSymbiote wrote: January 29th, 2021, 1:02 am RGB toys being rereleased, episodes going up on the official YouTube channel. Can we get a new game made? Pleeeease?
They could re-purpose the New York City map from Spider-man to save on some costs.

Could see AAA game development going that way, with multiple games using the same open world assets as a base.
They could even repurpose the whole Spidey gadget thing for new ghost busting tools Egon is working on. As long as you can go into some spook houses, factories, warehouses, etc and bust some heads. Even if it's unlikely it'd be one of those dream games from my childhood for RGB. You'd have to get the writers from the first few season on and anyone else who helped make it so great.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 10:55 am
by Bison256
I wouldn't mind a retro 8bit style ghost busters sandbox. Basically the first game with a huge detailed overhead map of the NYC area, procedurally generated side scrolling maps for the inside of building for jobs, dialogue trees, being able to wonder around the firehouse like in the 2009 game.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 1:30 pm
by RichardLess
mrmichaelt wrote: January 29th, 2021, 4:09 am
RichardLess wrote: January 29th, 2021, 2:04 am “Let’s release the one show available to everyone already thru dvds & streaming, but on YouTube”. I mean cool. Everyone can now watch RGB for free. Cool. But then I think...

EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS IS A THING SONY. IT EXISTS. IT HAS FANS. IT’S 2021!! 40 EPISODES! NO DVD RELEASE, NO ITUNES, NO NETFLIX, NO NOTHING! 2021!!
They're going in order?

Yes, it's been frustrating but let's be a little stoked RGB is being acknowledged on the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel and free.

That's not true. There's been a partial Region 2 DVD release. But for the U.S., they've had EGB on Comcast-On-Demand and on Crackle. It's on Hulu. Even for Canadians, it's on CTV's site.

And heck, 2022 will be the 25th anniversary. Corporations love anniversaries. I'm hopeful again.
A partial region 2 DVD release? Well let’s just give Sony a round of applause for that lol

Also, the show is straight up unwatchable on the CTV app. The lip sync is off on some episodes, it seems they upscaled an SD show into HD and so the animation looks jankier than normal. It’s weird. I’ve contacted them about it(CTV) and they could care less. It also has commercials. Lots and lots of commercials. It’s an awful app.

Again, let me BUY the series. On iTunes! on YouTube! Somewhere! It’s insulting the shows that have had numerous DVD releases & even blu ray releases & yet Sony just could care less about EGB. To the point where, again, it would cost them NOTHING to release the show on iTunes or YouTube. Not a dime lol.

And as I said before, it’s cool that they are doing this for RGB. Did I read that they are doing one episode per week? So I guess it will take them another, what? 2-3 years to release EGB *if* they keep going.

Let me be frank: Sony doesn’t deserve a shred of respect or kudos from this fanbase on how they’ve mismanaged & screwed up or just haven’t given a shit. Sony is maybe the single worst brand management studio in Hollywood.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 2:48 pm
by Kingpin
RichardLess wrote: January 29th, 2021, 1:30 pm Let me be frank: Sony doesn’t deserve a shred of respect or kudos from this fanbase on how they’ve mismanaged & screwed up or just haven’t given a shit. Sony is maybe the single worst brand management studio in Hollywood.
A mule and a spinning wheel come to mind.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 29th, 2021, 9:49 pm
by mrmichaelt
RichardLess wrote: January 29th, 2021, 1:30 pm Again, let me BUY the series. On iTunes! on YouTube! Somewhere! It’s insulting the shows that have had numerous DVD releases & even blu ray releases & yet Sony just could care less about EGB. To the point where, again, it would cost them NOTHING to release the show on iTunes or YouTube. Not a dime lol.
I don't disagree with you, it's sad. And it's even sadder the only real thing fans can do is constantly barrage Sony and Ghost Corps on their social media demanding EGB and stream the hell out of it on Hulu. And I guess now, whenever they post an RGB episode - people can comment they want EGB. I would take an MOD Blu-ray at this point from one of Sony's affiliates, like Mill Creek or Warner Archive. EGB was one of the things I did talk to Eric Reich about 2 years ago so he definitely knows about it and he and others have seen the anger online.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 12:50 am
by kind2311
Kingpin wrote: January 29th, 2021, 2:48 pm A mule and a spinning wheel come to mind.

heheh... "mule"

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: January 30th, 2021, 2:02 pm
by Bison256
I hope they do this quickly, the 2016 dvd release was missing several episodes from the good seasons that I can't find anywhere.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 2nd, 2021, 8:44 pm
by mrmichaelt

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 3rd, 2021, 11:57 am
by mike_waclo
Just saw on YouTube that the official channel will start releasing EGB episodes on Wednesdays!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOnyv_DQZk

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 6th, 2021, 4:14 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
So this starts in around 2 hours - I wonder if they will leave them up for a week, I can't imagine it being a one-off live broadcast...

My recollection from the UK is the series was broadcast out of order - it was neither Ghosts'R'Us or Knock, Knock... but the first episode broadcast on UK Children's TV was Slimer, Come Home on Mon 15th Feb 1988.

*Edited the post as I did some internet research and was able to pin down specific dates.

Look at archived listings from that year this is the best I can do:

Mon 15th Feb 1988 - Slimer, Come Home
Mon 22nd Feb 1988 - Mrs Roger's Neighbourhood
Mon 5th Sept 1988 - Bird of Kildarby
Mon 24th Oct 1988 - The Long, Long Goodbye
Mon 7th Nov 1988 - Lights, Camera, Haunting
Mon 19th Dec 1988 - Rollerghoster

It was also picked up and broadcast on Saturday mornings during Motormouth at some point in 1988.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 6th, 2021, 7:43 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
For those who didn't watch live, there were about 1,000 people viewing the broadcast and active chat throughout.
Just checking back now and the video already has nearly 5,000 views less than an hour after broadcast.
That's gotta be a win, right?

It was fun - will definitely tune in for the EGB episodes and however long this runs. :boogieman:

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 6th, 2021, 9:21 am
by Kingpin
8.6k Views as of this moment.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 7th, 2021, 7:28 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
28k in 24 hours!

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 13th, 2021, 7:27 am
by Kingpin
Killerwatt's premier viewing figures: 522 watching.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 13th, 2021, 10:08 am
by Kingpin
Now up to 4.2K views as of this writing.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: February 15th, 2021, 8:33 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
The pilot ep has 126k views,
ep2 has 22k views.

Will be interesting to track them over the course of the series.

I've decided to review and grade each RGB episode as they're broadcast against various criteria: tone, lore, animation, dialogue, how it holds up as an adult vs when I was a kid.
I know fans have already written extensive guides, so this will mainly be a personal reference for me to select the best episodes for future re-watch for my tastes, but I may put the reviews online in some form as I don't have the chops for podcasting - possibly a thread here. :whatever:

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 2:41 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
I'm a natural pessimist and it's probably nothing, but they haven't uploaded next week's episode yet and ep4 of EGB is the last vid uploaded. Usually eps were up a week or two in advance, so I'm a little worried they'll quietly abandon the idea. Hopefully a blip and they continue regularly.

I'm not sure if double eps, or curating a selection of the best eps might help. The sci-fi & comic book community at large seem averse to giving the wider GB franchise any goodwill. AV Club tweeted out that the re-runs were for 'sad adults'. I mean... I could say the same thing about Wandavision.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 5:51 am
by Bison256
Don't worry about things like the AV club article, those type are still caught up in 2016 ghostbusters fan bashing. We saw the same type of hate articles published when afterlife's trailer was released.

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 9:08 am
by Kingpin
Chicken, He Clucked wrote: March 1st, 2021, 2:41 amAV Club tweeted out that the re-runs were for 'sad adults'.
Pretty rich for a website named after "Audiovisual Club".

Re: Ghostbusters YouTube channel to host classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Posted: March 3rd, 2021, 7:29 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
The next RGB ep is due in 3 days - should be Troll Bridge, though no video has been uploaded to the Ghostbusters Youtube channel yet. :boogieman:

I wonder if they tracked views on the first 4 eps - maybe if it doesn't hit a certain threshold they decide to halt them?

Hopefully they paid attention to those begging for an Extreme GB complete release because that show holds up much better than I remember.