Dinosaur Species Named After Zuul

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Get ready for part of a fictional essay I could have written in 3rd grade. And if Ghostbusters II had been around in 1985. Dinosaurs use to look like big lizards. Zuul, called a dog is “some kind of big lizard.”

Long before Ghostbusters and afterwards scientists/paleontologists have discovered more details about different species of dinosaurs. While some looked like something the Ghostbusters could have battled I never would have thought a race of dinosaurs would look “close enough” to a Terror Dog to be named after the minion of Gozer.

An armored dinosaur species, technically an ankylosaur once roamed present day northern Montana eating plants like there wouldn’t be a tomorrow.

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Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2017 Ghostbusters Logo

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This years Las Vegas Licensing Expo is the week of May 23-25. In preparation of movie studios such as Sony Pictures attending, an image surfaced featuring the above new Ghostbusters “no ghost” logo. Which as ghostheads have pointed out gives off a 1980s Kenner vibe. Does that mean Sony and Ghost Corps (Facebook) has some retro toys up their flightsuit sleeves? Subliminally could this be about the upcoming Ghostbusters animated movie and/or animated series?

Believe it or not two years from now the time will be upon us all when the Ghostbusters franchise celebrates 35 years of being “ready to believe you.” 2019 is also significant as Ghostbusters II turns 30.

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Ecto-Containing Laser Video

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At the very end of January, Paul R. from Spook Central shared a Ghostbusters video in part as ghosthead Lanny White had asked him for it. Prior, I had a lesser quality copy which I had kinda forgotten about.

SFX Museum Vol. 1 is part of a feature that’s on the Japanese Laserdisc version of Ghostbusters. I don’t personally know if was featured on any North American Ghostbusters Laserdiscs.

The SFX feature is in English with Japanese subtitles. The four interviews in the feature talk about Ghostbusters special effects with Ivan Reitman, Michael C. Gross, Richard Edlund, and John Bruno.

With permission I’ve uploaded SFX Museum Vol. 1 to Ecto-Containment’s YouTube channel. It’s also under the newly created Lasers page.

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Ecto-Containing Videos

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I’ve been watching Ghostbusters videos on-line for at least seventeen years. When it became possible to save said videos in the 21 Century I would when possible. Adding them with just enough organization to multiple Ghostbusters folders either on my computers, former diskettes, and CD-Rs.

I want to share what I’ve collected and organize it on-line for ghostheads through Ecto-Containment’s YouTube channel for historical and entertainment value.


Handy Disclaimer

I don’t imply any ownership of these videos. I presume copyright is held by current media companies. If videos need to be removed, I can certainly do that.

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Newer Nickelodeon Slime!

Four years ago I wrote a four page, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, August 12, 2013) Ecto-Containtment feature about Kenner’s Ecto-Plazm, slime toy alternatives, and something I still enjoy, Nickelodeon Slime!

Like all good things, Gak and Slime! from Nickelodeon weren’t always going to be sold either on-line or in stores. I was a little surprised when I saw on Facebook in the last 4 months Nick brought back slime!, that glows and is shaped like a foreign germ. As opposed to the “secret of the ooze” canister version.

Their is also a secondary shape that reminds me of a frozen popsicle.

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