- November 23rd, 2021, 3:32 pm#4961357
That is a good point, as I see it:
-GB 1984 Event. They probably continued chasing ghosts for a bit before they got shutted down by the Goverment.
-GB II 1989 Event. They kept working on the bussines until they "Dried out", it never specifies when that happened, but seems they got some work for a while, maybe a few years until they got to the point that they went form 10 calls a week to 1 a week.
That means, and I want to really make it work, that The Videogame and even the Comic Books could be "canon"
The video game happens on 1992, just 3 years after GB2, so its pretty close, and maybe thats the last major "Event" Media gets a hold of. Thats 29 years before 2021, so it could fit on the "30 years without a ghost sight", Probably they kept chasing ghosts in a lower porfile, not that mediatic, and more local after The Videogame events, We know how people/news are, they get excited about something and then they ignore it as if it never happene dor its not happening. Just check what happened with the Talibans, so much coverage on the main event, barely nothing months later, and they are in the same situation or worst.
About the VideoGame, I know about the Ivo Shandor... but... All we know in afterlife is that his Body is well preserved (maybe a curse around the coffin?) and he just awakes when the gateway is opened. So HE IS A GHOST, he is DEAD and a Gateway needs to be open so he can return to his body. So The Vidoegame events could have happened, remember he ditched Gozer to be himself a truly God, so he betrayed Gozer in a way, and tried to overstep her/him/it. That would justify why Gozer rips him in 2 when he sees him? That's not there because "yes", we never saw Gozer act like that, totally the oposite, he/she is very calm and unemotional.
So that means that they probably could run the bussines for a few years on a lower key, maybe a couple? 1995? maybe a bit more? that would make sense. That would be a nice time frame for the comic books to happen. Or get retconed to be on a lower key a bit maybe? I would need to re-read it thru the major arcs, but I don't recall there was any BIG event that afected the Media as it did in the movies.. Maybe the International trip or Thiamat?
After that Egoon might have left by then, so he would have called Ray 10 years later, when he was sure of what was going on on Summerville and did all the discoveries and stuff he needed to prove he was right, Arround 2005-2010. But it was too late for get believed by the guys you stole all the equipment and wiped out (I'm sure they stop GB bussines because Egoon took almost everything, so Ray had ot Build new stuff, that means more money in bills, not enough ghost to cover all, they loose the firehouse, probably kept working on a lower rent place for a bit, but got to a point that was not rentable and they just decided to finish the Bussines. Probably Venkman alreayd departed before it reached to this point. It took 10-15 more years to prepare what he did on Summervile, convert the farmhous einto a gigantic trap, and put the security measures on the Gateway. Let's remember he was alone, working on allt his shit, and his supply store was probably not very quick abotu getting stuff. At the same time he had to "farm" stuff to "Barely kep the light on" since he had to survive for several years and still pay the bills. I Bet that he called Jannine after he got dimissed by Ray, so Jannine was around in and out the whole time untill he died. Thats why she struggles to define his relationship with him, they were together, but not officialy together probably, with ins and outs since Egoon was a bit "on the other side" mentaly, and probbaly got worts thru the years since he was alone. At least for what we heard from everyone.
Somehting Why I want to still believe that the Comic books are canon in a certan way... is because Winston in the credits is called: dr. Zedmore. He never was a Dr, and yet they explain that after GB bussines shutted down, he went into finances... While in the COmic Books, he got his Doctorade in science studying at night while workign witht he GB.
What do you guys think?