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Part of me thinks a Ghostbusters prequel would be strange, but now that I’m in college, I’m a lot more interested in seeing the Ghostbusters get their undergrads or phds. I can just imagine Peter dragging Ray and Egon away from studying to go to a campus party. Be fun to see what types of students they were.
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My concern with a prequel concept is that it would be mostly the "busters" and little-to-no "ghosts".

The encounter at the New York Public Library is their first actual encounter with something otherworldly, up until that point all their knowledge had been theoretical or anecdotal, and without the ghost side of "Ghostbusters" to bulk it up, I don't see how a prequel where they're in college would work. It'd get old pretty quickly if every time they came within inches of a ghost, only for it to slip out of view a second before they see it.

The only way it maybe could work, is if Egon and Ray based their research on a paranormal investigator from, say, the '50s... Or even the '20s, who investigated New York after the city had been stirred up by Shandor's experimentation... The danger of that concept of course, is that you undermine the achievements Egon and Ray made by suggesting someone thought things up before they did, and they just carried on said investigator's work with the technology he never had access to in his own time.
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Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely agree with all of your points Kingpin! Before I arrived at college in person, those would have been my concerns with a prequel as well. But now that I’m in college, and maybe this is the Ghostbuster I just had talking (please don’t ask), I’m not terribly interested in the ghost part of ghost busting (as far as a prequel is concerned). I’d be happy seeing Peter, Ray, and Egon getting their psychology, engineering, and physics degrees respectively, let alone their parapsychology degrees. I mean, I want to know how Venkman, a poor scientist who treats science as a dodge or hustle and whose theories are the worst popular tripe, got not one but two degrees. I want to see Egon trying to socialize at the party Venkman dragged him to. I want to see Ray getting super excited about a research paper he just wrote. I want to see Peter slaking through his phd (or maybe Peter was a great student, in which case I want to see what caused him to be so chill). We’re they in the same dorm? Did they live off campus? Things I want to know now that I’m at college haha.
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Then that's not a Ghostbusters movie, that's Animal House starring Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Peter Venkman.

Don't get me wrong, they'd make for a really interesting dynamic... But Ghostbusters without the ghosts... That idea loses my interest completely.
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Kingpin wrote: October 18th, 2021, 5:15 pm My concern with a prequel concept is that it would be mostly the "busters" and little-to-no "ghosts".

The encounter at the New York Public Library is their first actual encounter with something otherworldly, up until that point all their knowledge had been theoretical or anecdotal, and without the ghost side of "Ghostbusters" to bulk it up, I don't see how a prequel where they're in college would work. It'd get old pretty quickly if every time they came within inches of a ghost, only for it to slip out of view a second before they see it.

The only way it maybe could work, is if Egon and Ray based their research on a paranormal investigator from, say, the '50s... Or even the '20s, who investigated New York after the city had been stirred up by Shandor's experimentation... The danger of that concept of course, is that you undermine the achievements Egon and Ray made by suggesting someone thought things up before they did, and they just carried on said investigator's work with the technology he never had access to in his own time.
Of course you forget Kingpin. Ray was present unexplained undersea mass sponge migration
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