ByDavid Corinne Barnett, writer at Creators.co
Author, Screenwriter, MoviePilot Creator, secretly superhero in my part time nighr job......
David Corinne Barnett

Since I released information on news about the new and upcoming Ghostbusters 3, the synopsis from most of the fans has been one thing: It is going to suck!

With this in mind, one of my readers actually posed a good point to me, and while it may be a null and void point at this time, and it is a very simple question: Why was 'Extreme Ghostbusters' NOT considered? 'Extreme Ghostbusters ' (which lasted at least a few seasons when it was created) actually had quite a following while it was on the air. and they called it extreme for a reason: This was not your momma and daddy's Ghostbusters, these guys were hardcore, and so were the spooks!

So, I have decided that since there was such an outcry from fans of the franchise (including myself) that it was high time that a voice was raised on the subject. So, here are my mian reason of why this SHOULD have been what Sony was thinking. To all of my other Ghostbuster fans, I would love to hear more about what youthink as well, and feel free to leave your comments below. Let's show Sony what we are all thinking!

1) The unique demographic is something that everyone can appreciate....

The original team was awesome, don't get me wrong, but when Egon Spengler in the series miraculously received a new team after a new otherworldy outbreak, he got a lot more than what he bargained for. First, we have Eduardo Rivera, a street-saavy and sarcastic slacker; Kylie Griffin, a Goth girl who is both smart and pretty as well as an expert on the occult; Garret Miller, a paraplegic jock; and Roland Jackson, a technology whiz. Now, this is definitely an upgrade compared to the original quartet. (No disrepect intended.)

2) There don't always deal with just ghosts in the series......

This new team doesn't only deal with ghosts, but ghosts and ghous like these are well beyond anything that the normal team dealt with on a daily basis. For instance, in one episode, they actually had to deal a gremlin!........like in the episode 'Grease'

The, of course, we also have the mythical Jersey Devil..... in the episode 'The Jersey Devil'......

Now if these aren't bad-a#@$ enought for you, then you don't get scared easily!

3) There was no mention of using Slimer in the current format of things. If they did this format, he would play a major role........

I mean, Slimer is a built-in ghost detector! It only make sense. While he's looked at more than a nuisance and also like the family dog, Slimer is just as important a team member as the other four. He is necessary.

4) Even all good Ghostbusters age, therefore there HAS to be a new team (and that doesn't mean it requires a full team made completely of estrogen!)

In Episode 1, 'Darkness Before Noon', a three-part story that explains the team and shows just how unsetteled they actually were in the beginning, we really get an inside look at these newbies and see that despite all of that, they are a completely cohesive group! Janine was out of work, Egon was stuck teaching at a local community college and continuing his research, and so forth. Also, Egon later on in the series was forced to walk with a cane as he had gotten weak legs from so much time chasing down spectres. So, great lead-in, even with that. Not mention, if it was all women, you have to ask yourself: do we really want all that shrieking all at the same time? Even Janine in the original Real Ghostbusters series and the two blockbuster movies was tougher than that!

5) This series remains true to the original, without any deviance, is not afraid to go to another level, and is even considered part of the 'Ghostbusters Universe' by most TV and movie experts.........

Case in point, the episode below,.......

So as you can see, Sony made a major mistake when they made their current decision. For one, it's already proving not to remain true to its roots. Now, this could be the end of our beloved spectral exterminators, and I am sure with all that is being done, the fans are going to be avoiding the theater like a Class Seven Free-floating Corporeal Apparition!

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