To enable you to judge between your friends who is the top Ghostbuster, we have a scoring system. Use your scorecard to keep track of your progress.
NERD ALERT: 5 points each (five on each spread). MOVIE MIX-UPS: 5 points each (five on each spread).
MYTHS AND MANIFESTATIONS: 5 points each – 2 points for spotting and 3 points if you know the name (five on each spread).
That’s a maximum of 75 points per spread. Across the eight spreads, that’s a maximum of 600 points. There are also just five SUPER QUIBBLES that appear in the book. If you spot ALL five, add 5,551,768 points (that’s 1,110,353.6 for each) to achieve the maximum total of 555-2368 – the Ghostbusters’ original phone number! Check your result in the How Did You Do? section in the back of the book
WE’RE READY TO BELIEVE YOU...
Unless you have been living in a parallel dimension, you probably know a thing or two about Ghostbusters. But as a phenomenon, it may be more incredible than you even realize. How often in cinema does one movie create a whole genre? Ghostbusters is credited with inventing the blockbuster special effects comedy.
The first movie generated such fan interest that its ideas were subjected to more intense scrutiny than the average comedy would face. Was ectoplasm a thing? Could you really catch a ghost? If so, how could you hold an intangible being captive? The central concept alone was a nerd’s feeding frenzy.
Interest in the characters provoked more issues. How come Venkman injected Dana with Thorazine, when he is a doctor of parapsychology and psychology, rather than medicine? Were Egon and Janine becoming an item? Also, mathematicians (and bakers) pointed out that Egon’s famous 35 foot Twinkie would weigh a LOT more than 600 pounds... it would be closer to 50 tons! Now that’s a big Twinkie...
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