Starlog Archives: The Real Ghostbusters
The remake of Ghostbusters brought out some very strong opinions from fans who felt that their favorite franchise was being tarnished. If you’re idea of the Ghostbusters franchise is limited to the original 1984 movie and its lackluster 1989 sequel, the fervent passion of these fans is hard to understand. One good movie does not a franchise make and the sequel tarnished the original as much as any remake possibly could.
But most of these fans weren’t introduced to Ghostbusters on the big screen. Their point of entry was the 1986 cartoon, The Real Ghostbusters, and the toy line that tied into it. To fans of the animated series, Ghostbusters is bigger than a Bill Murray movie. As the series was starting, Starlog talked to story editor and future Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski about animated ghost busting.