|The White Whale|
|Episode Number Dvd||47|
|Directed By||Bill Reed|
|Written By||Bob Forward|
|Date First Aired||11/11/1986|
The White Whale
Ghost Command ItemsEdit
Skelevision (moral only)
The evil ghost, Harpoon, kidnaps the ghost of Moby Dick in order to capture spaceliners. The Ghostbusters, who were in the future to deal with an infestation of Monster Ghost Termites, head to the rescue, with Eddie, Jake and Tracy in Ghost Buggy going after Harpoon and Jessica and Futura on Time Hopper looking for Captain Ahab, Moby's friend.
Jessica and Futura are captured and imprisoned in the same cave as Ahab. Hopper frees them, but refuses to allow Ahab to join them, as she firmly believes that he is an evil ghost. She is convinced to do so, and they set off after the boys. After Harpoon is defeated and Moby freed, Ahab is pardoned and decides to sail the cosmos with Moby. Hopper apologizes to Ahab for her attitude, and offers to be his friend.
- The timeframe of this episode is never specified. It appears to start in Megopolis, in Futura's time and yet Jessica is making a news report about the defeat of the Monster Ghost Termites. Ahab and Moby-Dick are said to have been together for 600 years, and since they originated around 1850, that would make it circa 2450.
- The character model for Captain Ahab is drawn wearing gloves on his hands, but his hands are always flesh colored. Despite this you can still see three stripes down the back of his hands, not unlike Mickey Mouse.
- Pat Fraley voices one of the two Outlaw Ghost, using the same voice and Texas accent he would later use for BraveStarr in the Filmation series of the same name.
- Moby-Dick makes the sound of a lion roaring. The same sound effects were used in various Filmation productions, most notabely for Battle Cat in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
- There is no transformation sequence in this episode and Ghost Command only appears during the moral segment with Skelevision.
- Ghost Buggy no longer seems to be infatuated with Time Hopper. Instead he grumbles about her youthful opinions.
- Time Hopper is voiced by Susan Blu instead of Erika Scheimer.
- This episode marks both Futura and Time Hopper's final appearance in the series.
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