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Artist: Bobby Brown
Yeah, you want somethin' done? You gotta do it yourself, yeah I think This is gonna be another one of those Funky ones, heart, soul, d-d-dance If I was you and you were me, you'd wanna be winning If you want something bad yo, you gotta wanna give your all 'Cause I believe so much in we and know we're not kidding If you feel the same as me yo, you gotta want to take the ball Now I find out that nothing is given Don't know where the cards may fall All I know is that we've gotta get it We've gotta make it on our own Well, I guess we're gonna have to take control (All on our own) If it's up to us, we've got to take it home (All on our own) Now can't you see that all we need to be a go-getter Gotta make your own decisions, you gotta go for what ya know It comes a time in our lives, you wanna be bigger Gotta keep, keep on pushing, you gotta learn to take control, yeah Now I find out that nothing is given Don't know where the cards may fall All I know is that we've gotta get it We've gotta make it on our own Well I guess we're gonna have to take control (All on our own) If it's up to us, we've got to take it home (All on our own) Gotta, gotta take it home, gotta, gotta, gotta take it home Heart, soul, d-d-dance Too hot to handle, too cold to hold They're called the Ghostbusters and they're in control Had 'em throwin' a party for a bunch of children While all the while the slime was under the building So they packed up their group, got a grip, came equipped Grabbed they proton packs off their back and they split Found about Vigo, the master of evil Try to battle my boys? That's not legal (Oh, we, oh) They're in control, y-y-ya know it (Oh, we, oh, all on our own) I said they're in control, y-y-ya know it (Oh, we, oh, oh, we, oh) Y-Y-Ya know it (All on our own) Well, I guess we're gonna have to take control (All on our own) We got, we got, we got, we got, we got, we got If it's up to us, we've got to take it home (All on our own) Too hot to handle, too cold to hold They're the Ghostbusters and they're in control Well, I guess we're gonna have to take control (All on our own) Gotta, gotta, take it home, gotta, gotta take it home If it's up to us, we've got to take it home (All on our own) Gotta, gotta, take it home, gotta, gotta, gotta take it home (Oh, we, oh, oh, we, oh) Y-Y-Ya know it (All on our own, oh, we, oh) (Oh-we-oh) Y-Y-Ya know it (All on our own) Well, I guess we're gonna have to take control
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Ghostbusters  [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Review
by James Christopher Monger
The original motion picture soundtrack to the Paul Feig -directed 2016 reboot of the beloved 1984 blockbuster supernatural comedy Ghostbusters, the album, much like the film, treads familiar ground. Boasting no less than six songs with the word "ghost" in their titles, the 14-track set plays out largely as one would expect, with the most prominent thread being Ray Parker, Jr 's earworm of a theme song -- Parker was sued shortly after the single's release by Huey Lewis for plagiarism, citing the latter's 1983 hit "I Want a New Drug" as the inspiration for the cut. Cincinnati-based dance-rockers Walk the Moon open the proceedings with a straight-up, no-frills rendition of the track, which makes the appearance of the original Parker version at the end of the album a little strange -- why deliver a note-for-note cover when you already have access to the original? At least Pentatonix and Fall Out Boy / Missy Elliot try to make the song their own, with the former turning in a wildly acrobatic vocal spin and the former delivering a big, dumb, and muscular, UFC-knockout montage-ready stadium rock interpretation. As for the original offerings, Mark Ronson , ever the retro plate spinner, gets the vibe right on the hook-filled, Passion Pit - and A$AP Ferg -assisted "Get Ghost" (seriously, were these track names generated by email spammers?), and Elle King dispatches the sassy girl power jam "Good Girls," but the rest of the set feels rushed and forgettable; flashy outfits hastily stitched together with dental floss just seconds before they're supposed to hit the runway. Also, swapping out Parker for Lewis and ending with "I Want a New Drug" would have been a terrific, maximum schadenfreude-inducing way to wrap things up.
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The Trap (also known as Ghost Trap and Muon Trap )  is one of the tools used in capturing ghosts.
- 1 Canonicity
- 2.1.1 Ghostbusters (1984)
- 2.1.2 Ghostbusters II
- 2.1.3 After Ghostbusters II
- 2.1.4 Ghostbusters: Afterlife
- 2.2.1 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- 2.2.2 IDW Comics
- 2.3.1 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
- 2.3.2 Animated Series
- 2.3.3 Video Games
- 3.1 Primary Canon Design
- 3.2.1 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Design
- 3.2.2 IDW Comics Design
- 4.1 Ghostbusters (1984) Development
- 4.2 Ghostbusters II Development
- 5.1 Ghostbusters (1984) Trivia
- 5.2 Ghostbusters II Trivia
- 5.3 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trivia
- 5.4 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Trivia
- 5.5 IDW Comics Trivia
- 5.6 Miscellaneous Trivia
- 7.1 Primary Canon Appearances
- 7.2 Secondary Canon Appearances
- 7.3 Tertiary Canon Appearances
- 8 References
- 9.1 Primary Canon Images
- 9.2 Primary Canon (Expanded Universe) Images
- 9.3 Secondary Canon Images
- 9.4 Tertiary Canon Images
- 9.5 Behind the Scenes Images
Canonicity [ ]
The Trap in the Primary Canon is developed from Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions), a Secondary Canon, Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II pre-date the game, Ghostbusters: Afterlife conflicts with the game. The Trap (prime) appears in the IDW Comic Series, a Secondary Canon, which follows Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II, also includes some elements from Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions) and Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Versions); as well as being canon to Tobin's Spirit Guide (Insight Editions). Trap (from Dimension 50-S) in the IDW Comic Series, is an alternate version based on Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime video game, deemed a Tertiary Canon, follows Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II. 88MPH Comics and Ghost Busted Manga are also each deemed Tertiary Canon, both follows Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II. Ghostbusters: The Board Game, deemed a Tertiary Canon, loosely follows the events of IDW Comics.
History [ ]
Primary canon history [ ], ghostbusters (1984) [ ].
In 1984, the Ghostbusters confronted Slimer in a ballroom in the Sedgewick Hotel . Ray Stantz wanted a clear path so Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler threw tables and chairs aside. Ray pushed a Trap across the floor. Peter and Egon confined Slimer in Proton Streams then started bringing Slimer down. Ray announced he was opening the Trap and reminded them not to look directly into the Trap. Ray stomped the trap pedal. The Trap opened, a bright vortex shot out and started to pull in Slimer. Egon's eyes widened with worry. Egon stated he looked at the Trap. Ray told them to turn their streams off as soon as he closed the Trap. He gave the signal and stomped the pedal. The Trap began to close as Peter and Egon ceased fire and turned away. Ray shielded his vision. Slimer moaned and was trapped. The Trap beeped and a red light blinked constantly. Egon got down on one knee and touched the Trap. Peter slightly nudged it with a foot. Blue electricity arced briefly. Egon looked up at them and confirmed it was in there. Peter aimed at the Trap. Ray was relieved and thought that wasn't such a chore. Egon was speechless. Ray carried the Trap outside as it smoked.
The Ghostbusters got busy with lots of cases. Ray walked up back to street level from 16 East 63rd Street. He had a smoking trap. Ray asked people politely to stand aside. Peter, Ray, and Egon jogged out of Rockefeller Center . Peter had on Ecto Goggles and was holding a smoking Trap. Egon came out of 126 Mulberry Street with a smoking Trap. He was wearing the Ecto Goggles on the top of his head. Egon announced he trapped the ghost. He called out for Peter and Ray. Peter and Ray returned to the Firehouse after a job in Brooklyn while Janine Melnitz interviewed Winston Zeddemore for the open position. Ray instantly hired him and called him over for help then handed him the two smoking Traps and welcomed him aboard. Winston took them both but was uneasy about it. Ray nodded with a grin.
Ray demonstrated how to empty a full Trap into the Containment Unit in the basement. Winston stood to Ray's left and watched. Ray called it a very simple process. He opened and unlocked the system, inserted the Trap into the dock, a red light came on, he closed and locked the system, he set the entry grid, and he neutronized the field. The light switched to the green one. Ray declared the Trap was clean and the ghost was incarcerated in their custom-made storage facility. Ray pushed the lever back up and tossed the handle of the Trap aside.
Ghostbusters II [ ]
In 1989, Peter, Ray, and Egon trapped the Scoleri Brothers in one Trap. To capture Jogger Ghost in Central Park , a Trap was slightly buried in the ground along its running route. On Ray's signal, Peter stomped the buried Trap's pedal while he sat on a park bench. The ghost was trapped without incident. After returning to the Firehouse from a case, Janine was handled two smoking Traps containing ghosts to her chagrin.
After Ghostbusters II [ ]
At some point after the Vigo incident, Egon became fixated on preventing the end of the world and left New York in the Ecto-1 with most of the Ghostbusters' equipment, including all of the Traps. Over a hundred were buried in a dirt field outside his Farmhouse in Summerville and rigged to be powered by three silo capacitors for a moment. He planned to capture Gozer with it.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife [ ]
One evening in summer 2021, Egon captured Vinz Clortho in a Trap and sped out of the Shandor Mining Company in a company truck. Zuul attacked the truck and caused it to flip multuple times. Egon hobbled out of the field with the Trap and made it to the Farmhouse . He turned three capacitors on. Zuul, still invisible, stepped out of the field. Egon held out the Trap. Zuul took several steps forward. Egon stepped on a trap pedal on the porch but the capacitors died out. He tried again several times but the Trap field he set up was inactive. Egon hid the Trap in a secret space in the floor of his study and passed away soon after. On her second night at the Farmhouse, Egon's ghost led his granddaughter Phoebe to the study. She noticed the floor puzzle, solved it, and took the Trap out.
The next day, in class, Podcast , Phoebe's friend, attempted to pry the Trap open with a wooden ruler. Part of the ruler snapped off. Gary Grooberson , the science teacher, looked up from his comic book and quickly got out of his chair. Gary was impressed with their killer replica. He picked up the Trap and admired it. Podcast agreed. Phoebe asked him what it was a replica of. Gary was shocked at her question. He told them it was a Ghost Trap. They looked at him blankly. He looked at Podcast and wondered how of all people, he knew nothing about it. Podcast stated he was ashamed. Gary admitted he was obsessed was Ghostbusters and equated New York in the 1980s to "The Walking Dead." He looked at every inch of the Trap. Phoebe asked him if it just stopped. Gary recalled there was no ghost sighting in 30 years. A small gray mist seeped out then sucked back in the Trap. Gary dropped the Trap. The Trap cackled. He crouched down and asked them if that was a real Trap. Podcast confirmed it was. Phoebe told him it might be and revealed she found it in her living room.
Gary wondered if the Trap still worked. Podcast suggested they try to open it. Gary lit up at the thought of that. After school, Gary clamped jumper cables on a school bus engine and on the Trap. Phoebe asked them if what they were doing was safe. Gary stated it was not safe and history was safe. He walked to the driver window of the school bus while Phoebe uncurled the Trap's line. Gary called geometry safe. He declared science was all particle accelerators and hydrogen bombs or giving yourself the plague and gambling on the cure. He handed the other pair of safety glasses to Podcast, who sat on the bus driver's seat. Phoebe placed the trap pedal down between the two school buses then she stood near the open door. She called science reckless. Gary agreed it was reckless, like punk rock, and called safety pins the nipple of academia then told Podcast to fire it up. Podcast started the ignition. The Trap cackled. Gary exhaled and admitted he always wanted to open a Trap. Phoebe took cover behind the door. He pushed the pedal down with his foot. Nothing happened. He stomped the pedal twice more. Nothing happened. He held out his hand to tell Phoebe to stay there. He approached the Trap in anticipation. He tapped the Trap doors. It suddenly opened in a flash. He fell on his back. The spectral form of Vinz Clortho roared then flew towards the Shandor Mining Company property. Gary took the clamps off the Trap then drove Phoebe and Podcast to the Farmhouse. The next day, Phoebe and Podcast encountered a ghost named Muncher in the Summerville Foundry . She eventually wrangled him in her Proton Stream. Podcast threw the Trap out but it fell on its side and landed upside down. He frantically pulled it back but Muncher broke free and fled the Foundry. Podcast later discovered a modified mobile version in Ecto-1 called the Remote Trap Vehicle and used it to trap Muncher.
The Remote Trap Vehicle was used to capture Zuul. The Trap was removed from the vehicle base and Phoebe held it out to bait Gozer to step forward onto the Trap Field. The first attempt failed and Gozer broke the Trap apart with its bare hands, freeing Zuul. During the final battle with Gozer, Trevor , Egon's grandson, used the Ecto-1's gunner seat to shoot the three capaictors and sufficiently power the field of Traps in front of the Farmhouse. They activated and captured Gozer, Zuul, Vinz, the many ghost wisps, and the Psychokinetic Atmospheric Influence .
Secondary Canon History [ ]
Ghostbusters: the video game [ ].
In Ghostbusters: The Video Game , the player was able to use a Traps to capture ghosts and confine it indefinitely after the ghost was trapped. The Trap can also held many ghosts without getting too full. Some ghosts in the game simply dissipated after long enough exposure to the Proton Stream or other weapons.
IDW Comics [ ]
About two days after he was hired, Winston went on his first bust. Near the Washington Square Arch , Egon asked Winston if he knew how to use a Trap. Winston replied he only knew how to empty them. Egon instructed him on the spot and Winston trapped the Black Cat Ghost . Egon remembered at the last second and yelled not to look in the Trap. It was too late. Winston rubbed his yes. Peter was amused and mentioned Egon did the same thing during their first case. Egon chided him. Ray held up the Trap and congratulated Winston on completing his first real bust.
Banished by Koza'Rai , the Ghostbusters came up with their own designs for various equipment such as the Trap. While Peter's most closely resembled the original, Ray's looked to be modified from a chest, and those used by Janine's Ghostbusters Versailles were created by Leonardo da Vinci .
An avatar of Britt stole a Trap from the Firehouse basement and used it to capture and temporarily store a portion of Gozer's essence. Several Traps were used to capture the Megaspook but it approved too powerful and melted them all as it escaped. One Trap was unable to hold one of The Collectors , the one that resembled Winston, for long. Rodefhiri , while multiplying its psychokinetic reserves via absorption of ambient mental energy, resisted the pull of one Trap. Five Traps total were able to capture it.
During an encounter with Chi-You at the Madison Square Garden , it was discovered he could not be trapped before first severing the tethers he had to his thralls .  The Trap holding Chi-You was dumped in the Turtles' dimension, 4.2 light years from Earth. For the Poveglia case, Ray stored the Poveglian Artifact in the back up Trap because it was the only thing on hand capable of containing the psychokinetic energy the artifact was drenched in. In the finale of the County Clare case, Aibell ripped a Trap in half with her bare hands - releasing the captured Banshee in it.
After Winston Zeddemore recovered the Rauoskinna in Gottskalk Nikulausson 's secret tomb in Iceland , the Ghost Priests surrounded him and kicked at him. Winston opened his Trap and captured all of the ghosts at once. Since the Trap was not designed for that much psychokinetic energy, the Ghostbusters fled the tomb. Gottskalk and the priests emerged from the tomb as one gigantic amalgamation. After Jenny Moran was killed by Aibell and manifested as a ghost, she participated in experiments for the Ghostbusters. She allowed herself to be trapped. She likened the conditions of the Trap as being put under full anesthesia and there was no pain or ill aftereffects from the experience.  Jillian Holtzmann modified several wired manual release Traps to open wirelessly and connected them to her Upper Arm Remote Trigger . She used the wireless function to her advantage in the Woodlawn Cemetery case by luring the Moby Dick Ghost towards the hidden traps then opened them.
To capture all four Collectors once and for all, Egon and Donatello worked on an idea to combine the portal technology of the Interspatial Teleportation Unit with the Traps to directly transport them into the Containment Unit since a Trap alone failed in the past. Donatello devised a Trap-Gate . Kylie Griffin and Ron Alexander trapped Connla at Grand Central Station before they verbally identified him. As a result, Connla escaped from the Trap and grabbed Kylie by the throat. He became enraged they attacked him from behind and tried to entrap him without knowing who he was. With little other choice, Ron dispersed him with an atomizing stream. Kylie later identified him as Connla based on several clues and attempted to trap him again. Connla pleaded with his army to help him. To the Ghostbusters' surprise, the ghosts pulled at Connla's head and neck to prolong his capture. Peter and Winston threw out their Traps and completed his capture. Lacking enough Traps to capture his army, Egon used his Remote Portal Access Band to recruit more help.
Several Trap-Gates were modified to fit atop Traps in order to send the ghosts dispersed from the Containment Unit directly back into it as efficiently and quickly as soon as possible once they were located. However, each Trap only had enough power for one use.  After the Ghostbusters siphoned off Tiamat's P.K.E. to random dimensions with seven Trap-Gates, she was reduced to a skeleton. Peter wrangled her with a single stream and asked Winston to put a bow on the situation. Egon presented him with a normal working Trap. Winston trapped her. Tiamat cursed them all as she was pulled in. Winston suggested they leave her in the limbo dimension instead of depositing her in the Containment Unit.
Ectronymous Diamatron introduced himself to the Ghostbusters in Prospect Park and explained he came to Earth in search of a signal native to his home planet Cybertron and the Trap was interfering with it so he requested it to be de-powered. Ectronymous took offense to being called an "it" and repeated he wanted the Trap turned off. Ray introduced himself and explained their occupation was the capture and detainment of disruptive spectral entities including the one in the Trap who displayed an aggressive tone and questionable P.K.E. profile. They were at an impasse. Ectronymous activated a miniature blaster on his right wrist and shot the Trap. Starscream was released and shot at them in a rage. Another entity arrived, a Kremzeek Sprite emerged from the crater. Starscream became irate and told them to kill it immediately. Peter failed to see how a little bean would be a problem. Egon confirmed it had a high-spectrum P.K.E. reading. Peter relented and trapped the sprite. After he picked up the Trap, it blew up. Peter was annoyed they lost two in one night and quibbled they cost a fortune to replace.
The Ghostbusters were soon called to a haunted building in Brooklyn. Egon immediately detected a reading similar to the Kremzeek Sprite. Erring on the side of caution, Egon suggested they modify a Trap just in case the entity also emitted an electrostatic discharge. Ray wondered if they should bypass the Cobbler Switch on the Trap. Egon thought that would be bad.    Ectotron asked if he could take a look. His goggles slid over his eyes. Peter asked how he was going to do modifications with such big fingers. Ectotron pointed out that was why tools existed. He suddenly got an idea. It worked and the Electric Ghost was successfully contained. Ray and Egon disassembled and analyzed the Trap Starscream escaped from. Ray was amazed by the scorch marks and speculated there was a power surge. Egon noticed traces of a second P.K.E. signature was being detected, too. Ray wondered if that meant a jailbreak but remembered there were safeguards to prevent that. Ectotron wondered who would free Starscream. Winston countered the better question was why. Optimus Prime agreed it could be part of a larger plan since Starscream always preferred ambush tactics and doubted that changed in death. Winston detected some skepticism and remembered how he used to be like that. Soundwave , Shockwave , and Megatron were captured, leaving the Ghostbusters with one Trap left. Optimus Prime decided to take the Traps with him and attempt rehabilitation of the three Decepticons.
Tertiary Canon History [ ]
Ghostbusters: sanctum of slime [ ].
The Ghostbusters continue to use traps to capture ghosts but are exhausted. They hire a junior team and equip them with new Proton Packs. The capabilities of these Packs reduce the need for the traps. The junior team only uses them once they've weakened a controlling entity such as the Electroshock Construct or Slime Golem . One clear change in the traps is the lack of a cord, which suggest that they run by remote control of some kind.
Animated Series [ ]
At first glance the Traps in the Real Ghostbusters , looked like they worked the same way, but they actually performed some different functions and have different characteristics (though some of these functions were later present in the second movie, such as the Trap being capable of capturing multiple ghosts at one time). The Containment Unit was also used differently. The Traps were capable of "sucking a ghost into itself the entire time it is open, not just as it is closing.
Video Games [ ]
In the video games, Traps were often absent. Some games had the player getting a ghost into the Trap in order to catch it and some had no Traps and simply had the ghosts destroyed by a blast from the Proton Pack.
Design and Use [ ]
Primary canon design [ ].
Once a Trap was used to capture a ghost and closed, it could not be re-opened without releasing the ghost contained within. For this reason, the Ghostbusters carried several Traps in cases. The Trap should be emptied once it was used. The Trap was designed and built to serve as a a sealed container that allowed the Ghostbusters to safely transport the spirits to the Containment Unit , where they would be released into the grid and stored indefinitely. Ray Stantz warned the other Ghostbusters not to look directly into the Trap when it was first used on a case. Egon Spengler did just that, but suffered no ill effects. This also happened in 1989 when they caught the Jogger Ghost . Peter Venkman looked in the Trap and suffered no ill effects.
Normally, Proton Packs were used in conjunction with the Trap to position a ghost for capture. However, in special cases such as the Jogger Ghost that was moving on a predictable path, all the Ghostbusters had to do was place a Trap on that path and open it the instant he was stepping over it to capture him.
Capturing a ghost occurs in three steps: 1) Zap 'em - Fire a Proton Stream at the ghost until they are wrangled. 2) Trap 'em - Activate the trap. 3) Store 'em - Move the ghost to the storage facility.
Secondary Canon [ ]
Ghostbusters: the video game design [ ].
The Trap differs greatly in Ghostbusters: The Video Game compared to the films. It does not differ in appearance, but in behavior. For example, in the films you would need to have someone push down a button, which is linked to the trap, with their foot, and the ghost is sucked in automatically. However, in The Video Game the Trap had replaced this "button" with a red beacon signal coming from the Trap itself that, when a ghost comes into contact with it, opens and slowly sucks the ghost in. However, the Ghostbusters must use the Capture Stream to keep the ghost in the containment cone the Trap releases, thus "forcing" them in. Capturing a ghost occurs in three steps: 1) Zap 'em - Fire a Proton Stream at the ghost until they lose sufficient P.K.E. 2) Cap 'em - Activate a Capture Stream holding the ghost in place. 3) Trap 'em - Activate the Trap, collect the Trap, and move the ghost to the storage facility.
IDW Comics Design [ ]
When a ghost is captured, its psychokinetic energy is compressed and rendered inert by the Trap.  The Trap can only take in a finite amount of spectral matter and render it inert. If the energy drawn in exceeds the maximum safe capacity of a Trap, then the entity is present enough to fight containment or simply press its way out like water from a ruptured balloon. A sample of the captured ghost can be extracted from the Trap for further study. 
Development [ ]
Ghostbusters (1984) development [ ].
Chuck Gaspar manufactured four working Traps complete with electrical wiring and connections, a hydraulic foot pedal and a Futaba remote control box that allowed for the opening and closing of the Trap's doors. Four working Traps were made in total and each Trap measures 6 inches by 8 inches by 14 inches.   The smoke made from after the Trap captures a ghost was made from fabric strips socked in smoke-generating liquid. 
Ghostbusters II Development [ ]
The Industrial Light and Magic animation department also expanded on the Trap and its interaction with ghosts. Instead of just having the ghosts disappear into the Trap, the team animated the ghosts coming apart and added comets and lightning to the inside of the trap cone field. Mike Lessa devised a staggered effect where Nunzio was sucked into the Trap head first and his shoes would be left behind for a few seconds. Dennis Muren suggest Tony Scoleri's eyes to be left behind for an instant.  A prop made for a scene when the Trap is smoking measured 6 inches by 6 inches by 20 inches (51 centimeters by 15.25 centimeters by 15.25 centimeters). It was also more lightweight compared to the prop used in the first movie. 
Ghostbusters (1984) Trivia [ ]
- The smoke made from after the Trap captures a ghost was made from fabric strips socked in smoke-generating liquid. 
- In the August 5, 1983 draft, on pages 53-61, after Egon warns against crossing the streams, Winston takes charge and orders everyone when to fire on the vapor. They open fire and form a loose trapezoidal configuration around the vapor. Peter throws out the trap. Peter doesn't think that was so bad but Winston likens it to pushing smoke into a bottle with a baseball bat. They charge $5000 for entrapment plus $500 for proton recharge and storage.
- In the September 30, 1983 draft, Egon now handles the trap.
Ghostbusters II Trivia [ ]
- The ILM animation department also expanded on the Trap and its interaction with ghosts. Instead of just having the ghosts disappear into the Trap, the team animated the ghosts coming apart and added comets and lightning to the inside of the trap cone field. Mike Lessa devised a staggered effect where Nunzio was sucked into the Trap head first and his shoes would be left behind for a few seconds. Dennis Muren suggest Tony Scoleri's eyes to be left behind for an instant. 
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trivia [ ]
- The prop in Ghostbusters: Afterlife was fabricated by Studio Art & Technology. 
- In Trailer #1, when Grooberson picks up the Trap, mist is green. In the movie, it is regular smoke.
- The props in the Trap Field are Spirit brand Ghost Traps . There were over a hundred of them.  
- When the Trap field is activated, the Mini-Pufts look like when the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was caught in the explosion from the Ghostbusters crossing the streams in the first movie.
- Everyone in the cast got a wrap gift, a custom Ghost Trap that turns on and off and its holder has the actor's name on it. 
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Trivia [ ]
- According to Drew Haworth, Creative Director of Ghostbusters: The Video Game , there were discussions of Traps that players could plant like trip mines. Once set, it was like a 'super bomb' that pulled everything in the room including physical objects. 
IDW Comics Trivia [ ]
- The front cover has a bird's eye view of a closed Trap
- The interior cover is from the perspective of looking up at the opening of a Trap from the inside
- Page 1 is looking into the Trap while not in use
- Pages 2 and 3 show a partially disassembled Trap on top a Trap schematic
- Page 464 shows a Trap's circuit board
- The interior back cover shows the entirety of a Trap schematic
- The back cover is the underside of a Trap
- In Ghostbusters International #4 , page 8, Ray falls "victim" to the classic 'don't look in the Trap' gag from the first movie.
- In Ghostbusters International #4, page 6, Peter is seen carrying two Traps on his belt.
- In Ghostbusters International #4, page 18, Ray speculated if the Poveglian artifact could generate a large enough P.K.E. surge near an occupied Trap, it would result in an entity's release. 
- In Ghostbusters International #4, page 23, it was stated three Traps were used to capture the Caribbean Pirate Ship Manifestation .
- The Trap was mentioned in the 101 Cadets' bio in the 38th Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card, released on June 28, 2018. 
- On page 12 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #8 , Winston made a similar decision to leave Tiamat, the story arc's main villain, in a Trap at the end like with Chi-You in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 1 rather than deposit it into the Containment Unit.
- In the IDW canon, Winston used a Trap to capture a ghost for the first time at the conclusion of his first bust.
- On Cover B of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #2 , on the bottom right above the P.K.E. Meter is Stephen Dane's Trap sketch.
- On cover B of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #4 , a Trap is under the desk.
- On pages 26-27 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game #8 (Turtlepedia) , Kitsune sacrifices herself by using the Turnstone (Turtlepedia) to free Chi-You from the Trap and teleports him to a pocket dimension called the Thin Place (Turtlepedia) where he sets off an explosion on par with the detonation of a nuclear bomb to kill his remaining brothers and sisters, the Rat King , Aka (Turtlepedia) , and Toad Baron (Turtlepedia) , effectively ending the Armageddon Game.
Miscellaneous Trivia [ ]
- The fan film "Return of the Ghostbusters" incorporated fan speculation that if you look into an open Trap, the Trap will suck out and imprison your soul.
See Also [ ]
- Capture and Trapping (realistic version)
- Super Slammer Muon Trap
- Remote Trap Vehicle
- Trap/Spirits Unleashed
Appearances [ ]
Primary canon appearances [ ].
- Chapter 11: "We Got One!"
- Chapter 12: "He Slimed Me!"
- Chapter 13: "Nice Shootin', Tex."
- Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard
- Chapter 15: E.P.A. Man
- Chapter 26: Gozer
- Chapter 01: Start
- Chapter 10: Their Day in Court
- Chapter 11: The Scoleri Brothers
- Chapter 12: Two in the Box
- Chapter 16: Vigo 101
- Chapter 28: World is Safe Again
- As Remote Trap Vehicle.
- Mentioned by Ray Stantz and Phoebe Spengler.
- Louis Sets A Trap For Slimer
- Possessed Ray Driving
- Can You Get Into That Museum
Secondary Canon Appearances [ ]
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- " The Other Side 1 "
- " The Other Side 4 "
- " Displaced Aggression 1 "
- " Displaced Aggression 2 "
- " Displaced Aggression 4 "
- " Past, Present, and Future "
- " Tainted Love "
- " What in Samhain Just Happened? "
- " Ghostbusters: Infestation 1 "
- " Ghostbusters: Infestation 2 "
- "Tee Time Terror"
- "Bait Date"
- "World of the Psychic"
- Ready to Believe Everyone
- Haunted America Case File
- Ghostbusters International #3
- The Plot Thickens
- Viva La Louvre
- Ghostbusters International #9
- Haunted America Case File only
- Where Winston Was
- Haunted America: A Prairie Hell Companion
- Second City Ghostbusters
- Ghostbusters 101 Prelude
- Pagan's Bust
- Mentioned on Page 24
- Mentioned on page 24 in Ghost Trap section 
- Mentioned by Winston on page 2. 
- Mentioned by Egon on page 5. 
- Alluded to by Egon on page 18. 
- Ghostbusters Annual 2018
- IDW 20/20 (Dimension 50-S version only)
- Down The Basement Stairs (Dimension 50-S version only)
- 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters
- Mentioned on Page 23. 
- Mentioned on Page 49. 
- Mentioned on Page 59. 
Tertiary Canon Appearances [ ]
- The Zeddemore Factor
- " Ghostbusters: Times Scare! "
- The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters
- Ghostbusters: Deviations
- Ghostbusters: Funko Universe
- Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
- Ghostbusters: The Board Game
References [ ]
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game ( Realistic Version )- Panic in Times Square Level "At the start of the level" (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. Egon Spengler says: "Against the minions of a god? That was never the intent, but in theory I suppose it could. But a Muon trap of this capacity has never been used, or even tried before."
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2014). IDW Comics - " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3 " (2014) (Comic p.5). Ray says: "He should've been sucked right into the trap. There's no way he could fight it unless--unless he's more directly connected to his thralls than we thought."
- ↑ Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes (2017). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters 101 #2 " (2017) (Comic p.24). Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes reads: "For the record, Ms. Moran has also been able to relate first hand the conditions of the ghost traps from the perspective of one with a full human consciousness: she likens it to being put under full anesthesia. Quick and painless oblivion, and no ill aftereffects."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2018). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #3 " (2018) (Comic p.19). Egon Spengler says: "Each trap has enough power for one use."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2019). IDW Comics - " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #3 " (2019) (Comic p.10). Egon Spengler says: "We'd better play it safe and modify a trap to better deal with electrostatic discharge while he have the chance."
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2019). IDW Comics - " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #3 " (2019) (Comic p.11). Ray Stantz says: "Maybe if we bypassed the Cobbler Switch?"
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2019). IDW Comics - " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #3 " (2019) (Comic p.11). Egon Spengler says: "That would be bad."
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2018). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #1 " (2018) (Comic p.4). Ray Stantz says: "I mean, I assumed the psychokinetic energy that made up each individual ghost remained compressed and inert like they do in the Traps... but what if it doesn't?"
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2019). IDW Comics - " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #1 " (2019) (Comic p.19). Ray Stantz says: "We can draw a sample from the trap, run a few tests... maybe we discovered a new kind of spectral entity?"
- ↑ Hake's "Auction #225 Part 2 "GHOSTBUSTERS" & "GHOSTBUSTERS II" GHOST TRAP FILM PROP retrieved 10/28/18 Letter reads: "Ghost Trap from "Ghostbusters" 1984, and "GhostbustersII" 1989. A spectacular prop used in both films, this trap is one of four working "ghost catching traps" designed by the prop department and photographed for special effects. This working trap was manufactured by Chuck Gaspar and upgraded and kept operational by the prop department."
- ↑ Hake's "Auction #225 Part 2 "GHOSTBUSTERS" & "GHOSTBUSTERS II" GHOST TRAP FILM PROP retrieved 10/28/18 Item Description reads: "6x8x14" metal free-wheeling Ghost Trap prop used in both 1984's "Ghostbusters" and its 1989 sequel "Ghostbusters II" comes complete w/electrical wiring and connections, hydraulic foot pedal and remote control box that allows opening and closing of the trap's doors (comes w/display cable)."
- ↑ Wallace, Daniel (2015). Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History , p. 57. Insight Editions, San Rafael CA USA, ISBN 9781608875108 . Line reads: "Fabric strips soaked in smoke-generating liquid produced the effect during filming."
- ↑ Eisenberg, Adam (November 1989). Ghostbusters Revisited , Cinefex magazine #40, page 20. Cinefex, USA. Tom Bertino says: "Instead of just having ghosts get sucked into the traps and disappear, we wanted the audience to get the feeling that everything that happened to the ghosts happened for a specific reason. So when these hunks of unearthly ectoplasm get sucked into the traps in this film, we created animation of them coming apart. We also added comets and lightning inside the trap cone field that appear to have a direct effect on the ghosts. For the scene when Tony and Nunzio finally get sucked into the trap, Mike Lessa devised a great staggered effect where Nunzio went in head first, leaving his shoes behind for just a second before they too dropped in. Then at Dennis' suggestion, we had Tony leave his leave his eyeballs behind for just an instant so that the last thing we saw were these two glowing orbs. We wanted to suggest that the ghost trap was literally pulling these guys apart."
- ↑ Prop Store Lot # 135: Ghostbusters II (1989) - SFX Smoking Ghost Trap 5/25/2022 Line reads: "A SFX Smoking ghost trap from Ivan Reitman's action-comedy sequel Ghostbusters II. Ghostbusters Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) used traps to capture ghouls haunting New York. The ghost trap props made for Ghostbusters II were smaller and lighter weight than the first-film versions which were larger, heavier, and more challenging for the actors to work with, especially when worn on the belt. This ghost trap consists of a resin-cast body that is adorned with aluminum plates, a handle and four practical wheels, a red plastic light fixture, a V clip at the bottom for mounting to the belt, a flippable switch on the top and a series of dummy switches and knobs on the sides. It is affixed on the top with two yellow striped pieces of caution tape as well as three smaller sections of fabric. These smaller pieces of fabric were soaked with a chemical which caused the trap to appear as though it was smoking; ghost traps were seen smoking at various points in the film. One of the switches activates a flashing red light by the handle while a rectangular bar-graph yellow light on the top of the trap also illuminates. It exhibits some paint chipping and wear on the decals throughout. Dimensions: 20" x 6" x 6" (51 cm x 15.25 cm x 15.25 cm)."
- ↑ Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie , p. 72. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529 . Caption reads: "Ghost trap hero props at the shop fabricated by Studio Art & Technology."
- ↑ Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:08:08 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "Traps in Field are Spirit Traps."
- ↑ Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:08:21-1:08-23 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "I think there was over a hundred."
- ↑ Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 4:44-5:01 11/19/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "Probably the wrap gift on--that's such a fun question, I like these--it's probably the wrap gift on this. On Ghostbusters. They gave us all a Ghost Trap. They all gave us a little Ghost Trap holder that says your name on it. And then they gave us a Ghost Trap and it turns on and off, too. It's insane."
- ↑ Reddit AMA "AMA with the developers of 2009's Ghostbusters: The Video Game!" 7/16/16 Drew Haworth says: "There was a lot of discussion about having traps that you could stick, like trip mines. You could stick them on ceilings or on walls. There was a trap that once you set it, it was like a super bomb. It would pull everything in, everything in the room, into it, including physical objects ."
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2016). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters International #4 " (2016) (Comic p.18). Ray Stantz says: "Well, I suppose -- oof -- if the Poveglian Artifact provided a large enough PKE surge, while in close proximity to an occupied trap, this could happen. In theory."
- ↑ TomWaltz Tweet 6/28/18
- ↑ Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes (2017). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters 101 #4 " (2017) (Comic p.24). Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes reads: "The portable ghost trap allows for us to contain a finite amount of spectral matter for transfer to our larger containment unit."
- ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2017). IDW Comics - " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #2 " (2017) (Comic p.2). Winston Zeddemore says: "Besides -- the number of traps we'd've needed would be too heavy to run with."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2017). IDW Comics - " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #2 " (2017) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "My thought is to combine the portal technology with that of our Ghost Traps in order to send the Collectors directly into the Containment Unit."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2017). IDW Comics - " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5 " (2017) (Comic p.18). Egon Spengler says: "This trap isn't drawing you towards a low-power mobile storage unit - it's drawing you towards a miniature dimensional gate, with a pre-chosen destination... the inside of our Containment Unit."
- ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions - " Tobin's Spirit Guide " (2016) (Book p.23). Paragraph reads: "The ghost's predictable route made it relatively easy to capture; we simply calculated the time of its next manifestation and stationed Dr. Venkman at a park bench near the reservoir with a ghost trap."
- ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions - " Tobin's Spirit Guide " (2016) (Book p.49). Paragraph reads: "With so many revelers gathered in Times Square, Rodefhiri became so powerful that we needed to use more than one trap to capture him."
- ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions - " Tobin's Spirit Guide " (2016) (Book p.59). Paragraph reads: "Before being sucked into our trap, the entity conjured one final fire, engulfing Salem Witch Museum."
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