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LISTEN: FTN Halloween Special: We interview Robin Shelby, the actress behind Slimer in Ghostbusters 2

October 31st, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Although we at FTN love several franchises: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, for many of us, Ghostbusters is the one we hold closest to our hearts.

Ask anyone what they remember about Ghostbusters and pretty close to the top of the list of answers you’ll get will be Slimer, the green ghost introduced in the first movie by sliming Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and who was an animatronic – and in one case a painted peanut – creation.

Slimer soon became a big part of the team when, last seen escaping during the credits of the origianl movie, he was re-introduced in The Real Ghostbusters animated series as a companion, indeed in the episode Citizen Ghost, the writers explained how he came to live with the four Ghostbusters and saved them from evil ghost versions of themselves.

Slimer soon became as important to the audience as the boys in grey themselves.

So, by the time Ghsotbusters II went before the cameras Slimer was to be a bigger part of the team, to be seen interacting in the movie and, once again, helping to save the day. To do this they needed him to have character and to be played by an actress. That actress is the lovely Robin Shelby…

It was our absolute pleasure to send Big Phil to chat with her about being history’s most loveable ghost, working with Bill Murray and being part of the movie Willow…

And that’s just the beginning. Happy Halloween from us all at FTN!

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I arrived on Earth in 1977 and have virtually devoted my entire existence to cult films, television programmes and cartoons. I am a very big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek; I may struggle with foreign languages but I can order live Gagh in Klingon! I’m the Nerd that knows the trivia but I’m hopeless at sport!