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VOX Box Who You Gonna Call Prologue

VOX Box: Who You Gonna Call? Prologue

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  • Peter Venkman: All right, I'm going to turn over the next card. I want you to concentrate. I want you to tell me what it is.
  • Billy Hayes: Square?
  • Peter Venkman: ... [pause, click]
  • Billy Hayes: [buzz, pained gasp] !
  • Peter Venkman: Good guess, but wrong. [pause, card rustling] Your turn. Clear your head. Tell me what you think it is.
  • Ciara Nichols: Is it a star?
  • Peter Venkman: It is a star! Very good. That's great. [pen scribbling on paper, pause, card rustling] All right. Think hard. What is it?
  • Billy Hayes: Circle?
  • Peter Venkman: ... [pause, card rustling] Ooh, close, but definitely wrong. [click]
  • Billy Hayes: [buzz, pained gasp] !
  • Peter Venkman: [card rustling] Okay. All right. Ready? What is it?
  • Ciara Nichols: Uh...
  • Peter Venkman: Come on.
  • Ciara Nichols: Figure eight?
  • Peter Venkman: [pause, chuckle] Incredible. That's five for five. You can't see these, can you? [chuckle]
  • Ciara Nichols: No, no. [chuckle]
  • Peter Venkman: You're not cheating me, are you?
  • Ciara Nichols: No, I swear, they're just coming to me.
  • Peter Venkman: Okay. Nervous?
  • Billy Hayes: Yes... I don't like this.
  • Peter Venkman: Don't worry, you only have seventy-two more to go. [card rustling] Okay, what's this one?
  • Billy Hayes: A couple of wavy lines.
  • Peter Venkman: [chuckle, hand slapping on table] Sorry! This isn't your lucky day!
  • Billy Hayes: I know. I-
  • Ciara Nichols: ... [giggle]
  • Peter Venkman: ... [chuckle, click]
  • Billy Hayes: [buzz, pained gasp, groan] Hey! I'm getting a little tired of this!
  • Peter Venkman: You volunteered, didn't you? We're paying you, aren't we?
  • Billy Hayes: Yeah, but I didn't know you were giving me electric shocks! What are you trying to prove here anyway?
  • Peter Venkman: I'm studying the effect of negative reinforcement on ESP ability.
  • Billy Hayes: The effect?! I'll tell you what the effect is! It's pissing me off!
  • Peter Venkman: Well, then maybe my theory is correct!
  • Billy Hayes: [groan, tape peeling, gasp, tape peeling, pained gasp, frustrated sigh, wires clatter] You can keep the five bucks, I've had it! [footsteps, door opens, rapid footsteps, door slams shut]
  • Peter Venkman: I will, mister! [pause, sigh] You may as well get used to that, that's the kind of resentment that your ability is going to provoke in some people.
  • Ciara Nichols: Do you think I have it, Dr. Venkman?
  • Peter Venkman: You're no fluke, Sierra.
  • Ciara Nichols: Ciara.
  • Peter Venkman: That's what I said.
  • Ciara Nichols: I-
  • Ray Stantz: [door opens, rapid footsteps, clatter, clatter] This is it! This is definitely it! Did those UV lenses come in for the video camera? And that thumbdrive? I need it. The one you cleared that junk off yesterday.
  • Peter Venkman: Can you excuse me for a second?
  • Ciara Nichols: Sure.
  • Peter Venkman: [footsteps, smack] [whisper:] I'm right in the middle of something, Ray! Ah, I need a little more time with this subject. Could you come back in an hour, hour and a half?
  • Ray Stantz: Peter, at 1:40 PM at the main branch of Star City Public Library on Seventh Avenue, ten people witnessed a free floating, full torso, vaporous apparition. [excitedly:] It blew books off shelves from twenty feet away and scared the socks off some poor librarian!
  • Peter Venkman: [flatly:] I'm very excited. I'm very pleased. I want you to get right down there, check it out and get back to me.
  • Ray Stantz: No, no.
  • Peter Venkman: Get right back to me...
  • Ray Stantz: You're coming with us on this one! Spengler went down there and took PKE valances. Went right off the top of the scale. Buried the needle! We're close on this one. I can feel it!
  • Peter Venkman: [scoff] [whisper:] I can feel it. We're very, very close. [sigh, footsteps] I have to go now, Ciara, but I'd like to work with you some more. Perhaps you could come back in the evening, say at-
  • Ciara Nichols: Eight o'clock?
  • Peter Venkman: I was just about to say eight o'clock! You are a legitimate phenomenon! [chuckle]
  • Ciara Nichols: [giggle] ...

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