Extreme Ghostbusters

Season 1 Episode 1

Darkness at Noon (1)

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Aired Unknown Sep 01, 1997 on
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Darkness at Noon (1)
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Construction workers have inadvertently released Achira, a ghost that can spread disease. The only ones who could stop this ghost are the Ghostbusters, but they have long since disbanded. In fact, only Egon is still in New York City. He is now teaching a college class, but his four students may prove very helpful against this nasty ghost.moreless

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    Billy West

    Billy West

    voice of Slimer

    Alfonso Ribeiro

    Alfonso Ribeiro

    voice of Roland Jackson

    Jason Marsden

    Jason Marsden

    voice of Garrett Miller

    Maurice LaMarche

    Maurice LaMarche

    voice of Egon Spengler

    Rino Romano

    Rino Romano

    voice of Eduardo Rivera

    Tara Strong

    Tara Strong

    voice of Kylie Griffin

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      • Production Coordinator/Supervisor Shannon Muir notes:

        Eduardo's line when talking in the lecture hall the next morning after Kylie is possessed by Achira was not originally "Scrawny girls who talk to ghoulies really float my boat". While not overtly offensive, his original choice of phrase was a little more direct though the meaning was the same. The original phrase made it all the way to post production before the decision was made to change it.

      • Production Coordinator/Supervisor Shannon Muir notes:

        Garrett did not originally call Eduardo a "daisy". It was a different flower, but at the post production stage it was realized that the flower in use could have a very negative connotation and so it had to be replaced, but with a flower name that fit the already existing animation. "Daisy" was the only matching word they could find. The end result, in my opinion, is something unnatural that falls flat, but it was too late to do anything else.

      • Production Coordinator/Supervisor Shannon Muir notes: Janine's line "I've become a big fan of continuing education, especially since I was downsized" ends abruptly because the last part of the line was cut for time after being recorded. She originally said "... since I was downsized from my last job."

      • Janine's original character design called for her to have slacks. They went back to a skirt just as the boards for "Darkness at Noon" went overseas and not all the panels were changed. I had to spend late into the night pasting a miniature picture of Janine with skirt onto all the storyboard pages as a sidebar and note to make her ON THAT MODEL.

        (Quotes from Shannon Muir, Production Supervisor/Coordinator, EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS)

      • Maurice LaMarche reprises his role of Egon Spengler from "The Real Ghostbusters".

      • The series was intended to tie in with Ghostbusters 3, which had a similar premise(though in this case it was Ray, not Egon, training the new team). One of the new Ghostbusters was to be Chris Farley; but after Farley's untimely death, Dan Aykroyd never managed to replace him before the studio pulled the plug. With no tie-in available, the series floundered and was not renewed.

      • Darkness at Noon was originally a one part script. It made it all the way through storyboards before we realized it was far too long -- either eight minutes needed to go on, or I think about eleven minutes had to go. Going into detail about building the new equipment is where we bought most of the time, though there's other additions scattered throughout. The actual production numbers are 101 (part 1) and 140 (part 2); this was at my suggestion because it was just easier to deal with. Otherwise part 2 would have been production number 121 -- that's how far along we were when the splitting decision was made -- and I found that to be a lot less neat. Thankfully those with the power said OK.

        (Quotes from Shannon Muir, Production Supervisor/Coordinator, EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS)

      • - You notice Kylie's clothes design also changed? She was originally supposed to have the outfit she wears in 97% of "Darkness at Noon" but it was agreed that the costume needed to be simplified. I don't know why we didn't do the same thing to her that we did to Janine on the storyboards, maybe because Kylie had so much more screen time. However, if you pay attention, there is ONE SEQUENCE in "Darkness at Noon" where Kylie wears the casual clothes she'll have for the rest of the series -- when she summons Grandma Rose. This was originally a mistake on the part of the board artist not using (either by ignoring or not being supplied, I forget) the right model that neither I nor the director caught. I didn't notice until I saw the animation. In hindsight, I really like it. It gets you used to the new costume, and is in a stand-alone sequence where the continuity isn't broken. So it's not jarring when you see it later.

        (Quote from Shannon Muir, Production Supervisor/Coordinator, EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS)

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