Extreme Ghostbusters

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Name: Extreme Ghostbusters
Abbreviation(s): EGB
Creator: Jeff Kline & Richard Raynis, based on Ghostbusters by Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis
Date(s): September 1 – December 4, 1997
Medium: animated TV series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, Official Site
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Extreme Ghostbusters was a 1997 animated series focused on a next generation of Ghostbusters and it is a sequel to the animated series The Real Ghostbusters.

Canon

Set years after the end of The Real Ghostbusters, lack of supernatural activity has put the Ghostbusters out of business. Each member has gone their separate way, except for Dr. Egon Spengler, who still lives in the firehouse to monitor the containment unit, take care of Slimer, further his studies and teach a class on the paranormal at a local college. When ghosts start to reappear, Egon is forced to recruit his lone four students as the new Ghostbusters.

Main Characters

Kylie Griffin is one of the only Extreme Ghostbusters that appeared again after the series was cancelled, in the Ghostbusters comic books published by IDW Publishing. In the comics, she originally only appeared in cameo roles as a worker in Ray Stantz's occult book shop before being made a Ghostbuster in issues starting in 2013.

Fandom

The fandom for this particular Ghostbusters section of the franchise is fairly small - probably due lack of circulation after the initial release and cancellation. Despite this the popularity of the character Kylie Griffin, the second female Ghostbuster to star in the franchise[1], had her appearing in the Ghostbusters comics.

The main shipping for the fandom is the canon pairings of Kylie Griffin/Eduardo Rivera and Janine Melnitz/Egon Spengler. Other pairings also appear such as Garrett/Eduardo and some crossover pairings with other fandoms.

Some cosplay focused on the Extreme team happens[2].

Some fans had wanted the new rebooted Ghostbusters film to be focused on the Extreme Ghostbusters[3][4] due to an already established canon and an already diverse cast.

Fanworks

Fanart

Meta/Further Reading

Archives & Fannish Links

References

  1. Janine Melnitz is the first female Ghostbuster
  2. Example: Kylie Episode 1 outfit, See Extreme Ghostbusters Cosplay search at Bing for more.
  3. Fake Movie Posters by kyliegriffinblog
  4. One of the main reasons I dislike the ghostbusters 2016 reboot