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missjanine
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posted: May 14, 2003 1:59 PM

Yeah! I visited that site, and he's specifically looking for a GB timeline ("including The Real Ghostbusters, of course"). I think it'd be a blast to say "Here ya go, the ultimate timeline!"

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Veedramon
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Joined: Feb 03, 2003
Posted: May 14, 2003 7:26 PM

Hmmm...maybe I'll upgrade to font size 2 or 3...and I'll definitely have to check out this site you both mention...thanks!

And I sent Mr. Governo an email with a link. I guess we'll just see...

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Dr Spectrum
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Joined: Feb 01, 2003
Posted: May 15, 2003 12:23 AM

Thanks for mentioning my name pal! wink
I've seen a couple chronologies like that and they all start "250,000 zillion years before the birth of the universe" while yours is substantial and to the point at the same time.

Just a couple issues:
The very origin and nature of gods is too great a subject to dismiss as a one-time paranormal occurance, at least in my opinion.

If I'm not mistaken the Ceratel story (from what I read here, I've not seen the comic) would be a homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pellucidar saga.

Um, wasn't it "Ivo Shandor"...?


That's it, fantastic work my friend. You should really get linked over all those pages for the Timeline to become a standard reference page, a resource well known to casual fans and connosieurs alike.





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Tom Soliva
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Joined: Feb 01, 2003
Posted: May 15, 2003 1:26 AM

Veedramon, the new font is perfect now. For a long time I was hoping someone would create a Ghostbusters timeline. I always figured it would be too big a job to tackle. But you have done a great job!
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Doc Ryedale
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Joined: Nov 02, 2002
Posted: May 15, 2003 6:22 PM

THAT'S GREAT, VEEDRAMON! smile smile smile

I got home from school Tuesday, and I came here to GBN, and I visited this Omnibus Timeline topic. I visited the timeline, and I began to read it, and all I could say was that one word Egon always used to say: "Fascinating.". I couldnít believe how great that timeline is! A WHOLE lot of hard work obviously went into that thing. Iím proud of you. If you were given the chance by Sony or whomever, I GUARENTEE youíd be the next J. Michael Stracynski! Those gyrations on Egon and Rayís Genealogy were BRILLIANT!

c.1650
Some members of a family of German scholars, the Spenglers, emigrate to the English colonies of North America, settling in the town now known as Lewistown, Massachusetts, and converts from Judaism to Christianity (possibly a Puritan brand). At some point prior to the Twentieth Century, another faction would settle in Ostrov, Poland.
Conjecture; there are competing histories of the Spengler family presented in "If I Were a Witch Man" and the script of Ghostbusters 2. The name is an authentic German surname; in fact, in the DVD Ramis admits he got it from German philosopher Oswald Spengler.
1860's
A Russian family emigrates to the United States; unbeknownst to them, they are accompanied by a small group of domovyen house spirits. Ghostbuster Ray Stantz would be a descendant of this family.
"The Spirit of Aunt Lois". The insinuation is made that the Stantz family is Russian, but the script for Ghostbusters 2 mentions Ray's great-grandparents immigrating from Switzerland--Doc Ryedale of Ghostbusters.net confirms that Stantz is a name of Swiss extraction, so the Russians are the ancestors of Ray's Grandma Stantz.
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
Members of the Stantz family immigrate to the United States from Switzerland
Conjecture from an unused scene in Ghostbusters 2
1930's
The parents of Edison and Cyrus Spengler, originally of Ostrov, Poland, emigrate to the United States and settle in Cleveland, Ohio. Their two sons would follow in the family tradition of scientific pursuits, becoming a physicist and a biochemist respectively.
Conjecture from the script of Ghostbusters 2. I theorize the Polish branch of the Spenglers are still nominally Jewish, in part because Harold Ramis is Jewish. More on Edison and Cyrus below...
A son of the Stantz family that immigrated to the US in the Early 20th Century marries a daughter of the Russian family that immigrated in the 1860's. They would have at least three children: Gaylord, Lois, and David.
Conjecture from the divergent Stantz histories in the cut scene in Ghostbusters 2 and "The Spirit of Aunt Lois". Lois is from that story also. Gaylord is from "The Joke's on Ray" The name David Stantz is conjectural from Sheila Paulson's stories. It is unclear if Gaylord is the father of Samantha Stantz, or if there's another Stantz brother floating around out there.
1950's
Edison Spengler serves an internship under Will Hazzard, and in the process meets Hazzard's secretary, Katharyn Melton, a distant relative descended from the Lewistown Spenglers. In part because of his resemblance to her notable ancestor Elias, Katharyn pursues Edison and the two marry.
Conjecture, unifying the above Real Ghostbusters#7 and the disparate branches of the Spengler family from "If I Were A Witch Man" and an unproduced scene in Ghostbusters 2. Notes on the names are below, in 1957. Katharyn's maiden name Melton is my own conjecture.

Those were PERFECT explanations! Now all of that finally makes perfect since to Me. There were some spelling errors in the timeline, though. Of course, most of those were Crew/Character/Paranormal Entitiesí names. However, I copied and pasted the entire timeline, and I plan on spell checking it in Microsoft Word for you! But donít worry, I wonít fool with anything but the spelling. I wonít delete anything, either. It may take me a few hours to do it, but Iíll get it done as soon as possible. Hopefully by Friday night or Saturday. That was THE BEST and THE MOST GB info Iíve ever read. Now we can show everyone, including Fan Fic writers, how everything happened in The GBís Universe. A few more things Iíd like to add are that Rayís middle name is ďFrancisĒ (ďCome here, Francine!Ē), Peterís middle name is Charles (Sheila Paulsen.), and Iíve read on two pages, including GBHQ, that Peterís Birthday is October 25th. And remember to add any info youíve left out from "RGB Truly Canon with the Movies" to the timeline. Man, We came up with some brilliant theories (Theyíre FACTS, now! tongue ) in that topic. And remember, on RGB, every single piece of equipment is exactly identical to itís movie counterpart, except for the Ecto Containment Unit, the Jumpsuits, and the Ghostbusters, themselves. tongue wink

HAPPY (Late) BIRTHDAY! smile smile smile *Hands Veedramon a Dr. Peter Venkman Peanut Butter Fudge Cake*

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"Hey, do you believe in God? Well I do. Praise the Lord and pass the Particle Throwers! I love Jesus' style. . . "
"Back off, man, I'ma Genealogist!"
They donít just call them The Real Ghostbusters for no reason! Take a look at Take Two, Citizen Ghost, The Ghostbusters Omnibus Timeline, THE GHOSTBUSTERS FACT LIST, and RGB Truly Canon with the Movies?, and youíll see why!
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Veedramon
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Joined: Feb 03, 2003
Posted: May 15, 2003 7:13 PM

Tom Soliva: I'm glad the larger font meets with your approval!

Dr. Spectrum: You may be right...maybe I should reword that entry--I wrote this first for my own amusement, so some parts of it don't reflect the fact that it might one day see an audience. Offending the sensativities of anyone besides those who think Janine should end up with Louis Tully was the furthest thing from my mind.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Ceratel was inspired by Burroughs. Some of James Van Hise's pulp adventure influences really show, with the Ceratel stories and the Crime Patrol.

I spelled the name of the most famous Gozer cultist "Chandor" because until recently that was the only on-paper spelling I'd seen: page 59 of West End Games' GBI sourcebook Tobin's Sprit Guide. But I just pulled up my file of the Ghostbusters script, and they do spell it "Shandor". This will be fixed promply... smile

Doc: You've been my biggest cheerleader on this project, my friend, and as always I thank you for that. I'm glad my theories about Ray and Egon's families meet your approval. I just sat and figured..."Y'know, people don't have one straight genetic line." I know it made Egon's family history quite strange (it means his parents are distant cousins, albeit some three centuries removed) but, as I keep saying, I wanted to use as much material as possible, and the GB2 references could be ignored, as they weren't "shown", but it also came straight from Aykroyd and Ramis. So it was just me trying to take "contradiction" and turn it into "rich history". smile

And a lot of entities do not have names spelled onscreen, and even when they did there were errors: they spelled Cthulhu wrong--I used the Lovecraft spelling--and spelled the name of the Boogeyman multiple ways. But as always, any input to make the Timeline better is appreciated!

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Also known as GBCentral's Doc Fritz
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Kingpin
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
Posted: May 15, 2003 7:39 PM

Veedramon, I've gone through the timeline and have been noting down some parts for revisons, some parts of episodes that you might not have seen for particular reasons, though my list of revisons needs a revision smile

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GhostBustersIV
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Joined: Feb 22, 2003
Posted: May 15, 2003 9:10 PM

What the heck...the timeling is incredible! Good work! smile

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If it's somethin' weird an it won't look good,Who are you gonna call?

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Veedramon
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Joined: Feb 03, 2003
Posted: May 19, 2003 7:09 PM

Just so everyone knows how the new comic "really" relates to the Timeline...

2003--YEAR TWENTY-ONE

Dr. Peter Venkman remains an entertainment big-wig, and is secretly financing a Ghostbuster revival by 88MPH Studios, having given up on Ghostbusters 3 when he couldn't get Bill Murray to sign on to it.

smile smile smile smile smile

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Also known as GBCentral's Doc Fritz
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Kingpin
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Posted: May 19, 2003 7:12 PM

This list is gonna get revised a lot over the next year or so smile

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Doc Ryedale
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Posted: May 19, 2003 10:46 PM

Hey, maybe Bill Murray, deep down in his heart, really does love Ghostbusters and us Ghostheads! smile smile smile

He may have stopped GB III, but by doing that, he sort of helped to lead to better things than GB III. . . Instead of a Movie, we're getting a Series. A Comic Series. And a Series lasts longer than a Movie, and can end up with more merchandise, can't it? wink

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"Hey, do you believe in God? Well I do. Praise the Lord and pass the Particle Throwers! I love Jesus' style. . . "
"Back off, man, I'ma Genealogist!"
They donít just call them The Real Ghostbusters for no reason! Take a look at Take Two, Citizen Ghost, The Ghostbusters Omnibus Timeline, THE GHOSTBUSTERS FACT LIST, and RGB Truly Canon with the Movies?, and youíll see why!
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Chad
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Joined: Jul 14, 2001
Posted: May 22, 2003 12:31 AM

You could easily say I've been away from the community for awhile. I haven't had much time to browse, read posts, much less go to other GB sites.

I took out some time surfing today and stumbled upon this site. I haven't even made a dent reading, but it looks AMAZING!!

I hope to spend some time at the site and post my complete thoughts later.

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Veedramon
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Joined: Feb 03, 2003
Posted: May 25, 2003 11:16 PM

(Fritz faints. His brother wakes him up by waving Fudge Rounds under his nose)

To verge back to seriousness, Mr. Paulson, you don't know how much it means to recieve your praise. I know I haven't been a registered member of GBN very long compared to some people, but I've been a big Ghostbusters fan since...well...since it was possible to be a Ghostbusters fan!

You've created my favorite stop on the web by far, and if it wasn't for GBN I probably never would've shared the Timeline or any of my stories with the rest of the Ghostheads.

Again, thank you so much!

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--Dr. Fritz V. Baugh, Mad Scientist and Official Historian of Ghostbusters: West Coast Division
Also known as GBCentral's Doc Fritz
Visit The Digibusters Ectozone, home of the Ghostbusters Omnibus Timeline!!!!! and the New Ghostbusters Timeline!. The Ectozone is a member of the GB Community Board
Also visit The Ghostbusters Fact List!
And read one of my Fan Fictions Pretty Please?
Egon and Janine Forever!!!
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Veedramon
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Joined: Feb 03, 2003
Posted: May 27, 2003 7:54 PM

I recieved an email from Edgar Governo today, informing me that he'd linked the timeline to his site! I am now an Official Historian of Things That Never Where!

Thanks to Tom Saliva and Miss Janine for recommending my contacting him. Cokes and Twinkies for both of you, and darn it, for once, I think I'll indulge myself...

(Fritz eats a Twinkie and slups a Coke)



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--Dr. Fritz V. Baugh, Mad Scientist and Official Historian of Ghostbusters: West Coast Division
Also known as GBCentral's Doc Fritz
Visit The Digibusters Ectozone, home of the Ghostbusters Omnibus Timeline!!!!! and the New Ghostbusters Timeline!. The Ectozone is a member of the GB Community Board
Also visit The Ghostbusters Fact List!
And read one of my Fan Fictions Pretty Please?
Egon and Janine Forever!!!
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Kingpin
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
Posted: May 27, 2003 8:15 PM

Lol, congrats Fritz.

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