The year is 2050 and the plot for the next movie in the Ghostbusters series will pull the teams in from the first two movies to fight the worst villain they’ve confronted to date (in the film world, anyway.) Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Winstone Zeddemore from the 1984 film; and Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan from the 2016 film join forces to fight a demonic horde of Karens that have infested the planet. In this film, they modify professional level video and recording devices to detect them, much like how the sunglasses detected the extraterrestrials in, “They Live.”
When a Karen is captured in the ghost-nabbing apparatus, it is steamed with salt water which vaporizes it much like they vaporized the bodies of Covid-19 victims in 2025 when 75% of the world population died from it. After vaporization, like the C-19 casualties, it is transferred to a secure sludgepit.
Note: Looking up the names of the characters in the two movies, I noticed something. In the first one, 3 of the 4 ghostbusters were white men and all were doctors. The fourth was a black man with an “odd” name. In the second movie, there were four female ghostbusters, three of them white, one black, and none of them doctors. Question: oversight or design?
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