This evening I’ve been sat in front of the TV watching episodes of Extreme Ghostbusters on Amazon Prime Video (you have to pay for it I’m afraid). And watching episodes of the oft-overlooked animated show has left me with one very important question: Isn’t it about time we got an Extreme Ghostbusters movie?
Or at the very least, a revival?
For those not au fait with Extreme Ghostbusters, the show was a short-lived cartoon and spin-off/sequel to The Real Ghostbusters. The series – which lasted for one season in 1997 – ran for 40 episodes in total and featured a new team of Ghostbusters (Garrett, Kylie, Eduardo and Roland), alongside old favourites Egon Spengler, Janine Melnitz and Slimer.
As much as I love the original Ghostbusters movies, the more recent 2016 incarnation and The Real Ghostbusters, I feel like now is the perfect time for the Extreme team to hit the big screen/get a revival. Not only are we in the midst of a ’90s nostalgia period, but we’re also experiencing an influx of horror movies, which means an Extreme Ghostbusters movie is a must, right?
During the course of its one-season run, Extreme Ghostbusters served up some damn creepy episodes, including the likes of Deadliners, Grundel-Esque, Home is Where the Horror is and Killjoys, as well as some spooky spectres and frightening fiends. This show is ripe for a revisit and to provide inspiration for a movie series with a bit of bite.
Heck, if Extreme Ghostbusters never becomes a live-action feature, how about we get a little more exposure for the animated show instead? A full DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital release would be a start or perhaps some new merchandise?
I appreciate the characters have appeared in recent Ghostbusters comics, but it would be great if we could see them getting a little more recognition. When Extreme Ghostbusters originally aired it enhanced the legacy of the Ghostbusters and I feel that today it could do the same again.
What do you think?
Would you like to see Extreme Ghostbusters get a revival? Or is there simply only one GB team for you? Sound off in the comments section below.