A "Rise from your grave!" seems appropriate here.
Anyway, before the boards went down, I was lamenting that the official Youtube channel had stopped uploading full episodes; that situation has now changed.
I caught up over the weekend on the episodes I missed, and I can't help but notice how quickly things get setup and/or forgotten.
Specifically, I'm speaking of "Ain't NASA-Sarily So" and "Venkman's Ghost Repellers"
Ain't NASA- does the quick setup where, after the captain ("Kip-tin") of a space station asks to get tied into a phone satellite and the obligatory "who are you going to call?" we have a rapid-fire transition of "Ecto-1 races out of the Firehouse" to "Space Shuttle lifting off". No time wasted there!
It's also funny, in retrospect, to watch the references to Star Trek in this episode, and realizing that it predates TNG, so Kirk and co are all they had!
"Venkman's Ghost Repellers" kind of startles me in that it did a good job setting up the threat of the New Jersey Parallelogram by making a tanker disappear, after we'd met the captain and one crewman, but then completely forgets about them! Ray even comments on the disappearance of the tanker, and it's noted that other
ships have disappeared (referenced by the boys' encounter with the Bismark, which disappeared in 1941). However, after rescuing an ocean liner that got sucked into the parallelogram and going back in
to rescue Peter's dad, they STILL don't even try
to find the tanker.
I'm sure I'm reading too much into it, but it bugs me on a weird level