Flip Side: What are your thoughts? Jun 19, 2007 11:51:07 GMT -4
Post by EGBFan on Jun 19, 2007 11:51:07 GMT -4
admin said:...It's been suggested that some fan fic writer familiar with the Now comic series (and for some reason I seem to be the prime candidate) try to come up with a conclusion to the story.
Well gosh golly darn, look what's happening now! ;D
Actually, Fritz, "Pandora's Box" was the reason that I decided I ought to try and watch this episode. As it turns out, I didn't have to try very hard - it's on Youtube.
Ghosthead1985 said:Why didn't Peter, Ray or Egon notice that the Peoplebusters were ghostly versions of them and vice-versa?
This was one of the two glaring holes for me in that episode (the other being the Winston issue) About the only thing I can think of is that they did...but were too creeped out by it to say anything out loud.
As hard as I looked, I really couldn't see that in their reactions. I agree with both of those gripes, and I'm including the Winston issue in there, even though I knew about it in advance. And I do have a few others:
Ray reads from the side of the blimp: "Welcome to Boo York: the Big Pumpkin." I didn't see "the Big Pumpkin" anywhere on that blimp... but maybe I missed it. I do think it was unnecessary, though. We get the idea from "Boo York"; "the Big Pumpkin" both overemphasises and cheapens it, in my opinion.
I don't think Winston is stupid - of course, I know he isn't. But I did find it a little hard to believe that he was coming up with all the ideas, and so quickly. "That's ok, you guys have the key: your throwers!" Now surely Egon, or if not Ray, would have thought of that first.
The scene in the hairdresser's is overlong and boring. Then the Peoplebusters turn up, and walk past Peter and Egon twice. Surely they have some kind of equipment that could have detected them??
And I thought the struggle with the vortex went on far too long, on both sides, but never mind about that. Overall, in spite of everything I've just said, I do think it was a good episode - certainly of a better standard than most of the later ones, as I recall.
I see that the Janine of Boo York has also undergone some kind of bimboplasty, running off and screaming hysterically as soon as she sees a few people. If ever there had been a Laura Summer Peoplebuster Janine, I'm sure she wouldn't have done that. It was an interesting touch, if not entirely deliberate on the part of the writers.