June 7 in Sci-Fi History: Bustin' Makes Us Feel Good

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Jun 7, 2017, 12:30 PM EDT

It was, friends, on this day in 1984 that Ghostbusters premiered.

When you really step back and soft-focus your eyes for a minute, it's a wonder that someone said, "Sure, let’s make that." But the script by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd hits all the right notes. Add to that the casting of Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts – and really? It sort of has everything. Such as:

Old Testament. Real wrath of God kind of stuff.


Sigourney Weaver's bonkertron turn as Dana Barret/Zuul/The Gatekeeper.


Rick Moranis doing everything that you love about him.


This excellent behind-the-scenes featurette.


Everything about Ernie Hudson here.


Also, someone made this kind of amazing fake trailer for a movie about Janine. It's not the first time we've flipped out over Janine. She's amazing.


And, finally, if you grew up in the '80s, you know that one of the main benefits of Ghostbusters' success - is The Real Ghostbusters cartoon.


Plus, the breakfast cereal. With o's and ghosts. Tastes real good.


Tomorrow: War is peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is strength.