Filmation’s Ghost Busters in the Horror Universe: “DR. WHATSISNAME”

7 Mar

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

THE GHOST BUSTERS (TELEVISION SERIES)

Release Date: September 6 – December 13, 1975 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: The Ghost Busters

The Story: The Ghost Busters work for a mysterious man who sends them on missions to dematerialize ghosts.

Notes: No relation to the 1984 film Ghostbusters, though Columbia Pictures did pay Filmation for the licensing rights. This series will have an animated spin-off in the 1980s, after the 1984 film made the name popular. It is Ghostbusters and features the sons of the two leads from this series. Real Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters were on the air at the same time. In the Now Comics Real Ghostbusters # 9, Peter mentions the other guys with the gorilla.

SEASON 1 EPISODE 2 “DR. WHATSISNAME”

Release Date: September 13, 1975 (Contemporary Setting)

Horror Crosses: King Kong; Frankenstein (Filmation)

The Story: Dr. Frankenstein seeks the brain of the world’s most gullible man to place into his monster. And his intended victim is Eddie.

Notes: Jake mentions that Tracy’s grandfather had an unfortunate incident at the Empire State Building. This Frankenstein and monster are another of the family and his new creation. It is interesting to note that this was the same plan Dracula had for the monster, in intending to place Lou Costello’s brain in the monster, in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

For more Ghostbusters crossovers, click here.

For more King Kong crossovers, click here.

For more Frankenstein crossovers, click here.

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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