The Real Ghostbusters: Season 1, Episode 55: Last Train to Oblivion  » TV  »
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  • I think the ghost just actively trolls the guy at this point
  • I like the concept, but the episode tries to show him as a malevolent threat and a ghost who's only seeking to right a wrong that he committed in life
  • Long story short (too late) I really liked this episode and really recommend it to people who want to check out the show


    • by David Finniss

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      The Ghostbusters are called in to bust the ghost of Casey Jones, the legendary engineer who died in a train wreck a hundred years ago. This was a great episode, it was tense, it had plenty of character moments, great jokes, and very little of Slimer.

      The spud does appear, and proves a nuisance as he eats Peter’s model train. I think the ghost just actively trolls the guy at this point. There’s no way that stuff like this can be an accident and Slimer doesn’t seem to show any remorse for his actions. It really is appalling.

      On a brighter note, and speaking of trains, I really liked seeing Peter get all excited about trains, both model and real. Normally,


      you’d only get that level of enthusiasm out of Ray, but Venkman was like a kid on Christmas here, it was fun to watch. It was also funny how Venkman got over the whole hostage situation and decided to enjoy working on a train. I guess you could say he really got into the “spirit” of it. Eh? Eh? Get it? Spirit, ghost. Yeah, that’s right.

      I’m unsure about Casey Jones though. I like the concept, but the episode tries to show him as a malevolent threat and a ghost who’s only seeking to right a wrong that he committed in life. It seems like he could’ve saved himself a lot of trouble if he had just been upfront instead ...


      • of attacking the group and giving them the impression that he was a threat to others. I don’t mind showcasing more peaceful spirits, but they tried to play both sides of the fence here and I’m not sure how well it worked out.

        While Venkman takes center stage, being the one who gets kidnapped and the one who comes up with the plan to save the day, the others get in enough screen time to keep everyone happy. Egon, as always, has several classic lines and Ray and Winston provide nice back up. I did like the nod to Venkman’s nod to his background in Psychology. Granted, he later admits it was dumb luck, but he made a strong argument in

        any event.

        This episode was just good. There isn’t really that much more to say about it. One or two minor quibbles aside, this delivers everything you’d want to see in an episode of Ghostbusters. For one thing, it gives you the Ghostbusters, which is nice. The plot itself is straight forward, but they are able to do enough with it that it feels unique and it allows us to get more character interaction.

        Long story short (too late) I really liked this episode and really recommend it to people who want to check out the show. It really gives you a taste of what this show is capable of when everything is in sync and kicked into high gear.




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