Create your own Skelevator Oct 29, 2017 5:12:23 GMT -5
Post by Prime Good on Oct 29, 2017 5:12:23 GMT -5
For the perfect Skelevator, I’m with Tasha’s design. But I don’t mind it as it is. While we’re talking about it here are some theories I have on how it operates, including why it treats Eddie like it does. These are just some things I’ve thought of over the years, and if something in canon contradicts them please forgive me.
I love, love, love creative theories.
First of all, I like to think that if for some reason you missed the web you wouldn’t fall off into a void, there would be other arms that can show up anywhere that would grab you if you didn’t hit the web. In fact, I like to think that they would grab anything that fell (more on that later).
I think Zero doesn't want the guys to be killed in any way. So yes, you're correct.
It’s pretty much a certainty that the web only teleports all clothes besides underwear off of Jake and Eddie, not disintegrate them. But you’ll notice that it leaves their shoes and socks on, yet they are both barefoot after leaving the web in their next scenes. While some would cite it as an animation error, I like to think there are deleted scenes. Here’s how I think they go.
Jake jumps off the web. As he is falling his arms are grabbed by 2 mechanical arms that look like the one that threw him onto the web except smaller. They are 2 of the ones I mentioned that automatically catch anything that falls. They gently lower him onto the chair on the conveyor belt, where 2 more mechanical arms remove his socks and shoes and take them to wherever the rest of his clothes are. Then the conveyor belt starts moving backwards, and you know the rest.
Wow I never thought about the fact they STILL wear their socks and shoes after the "ENERGETIC WEB" process.
Now for my thoughts on why the machine treats Eddie poorly. Eddie annoys the spirit/intelligence/whatever of the Skelevator by not jumping off the web. It feels disrespected by the idea that he doesn’t trust it so it kicks him so hard that it literally knocks his socks and shoes off, which explains why he’s barefoot as he goes flying into the changing machine (as I like to call it). The shoes and socks are picked up by the back-up hands and they take them to the same place his clothes are.
Great insight. This makes me think that the SPECTRAL SPACE has a consciousness of its own, or there's some kind of (artificial or spiritual) "intelligence" ruling upon it and the whole process.
Why have I done so much thinking about this? Because on Deviantart, I found a person who is not only taking requests (pictures you don’t have to pay for) but is willing to draw long, 10+ page comics for FREE if she likes your idea. So what did I ask for? A 13 page comic showing Jessica AND Futura (who’s staying with them for a bit because she wants to take a tour of their time) using the Skelevator to change into THEIR Ghostbuster outfits (in my canon, after the series Jake and Jessica get married and she becomes a Ghostbuster)!
Sounds like a marvellous project. Personally, I would not focus ONLY on the SPECTRAL SPACE sequence, but would easily go beyond that... show some real deal action from this new team of Ghostbusters, the next generation.