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The Particle Thrower (also known as Proton Blaster, Proton Gun, Positron Collider[1], Nutrona Wand[2], Neutrona Wand [3] [4], or Proton Wand [5]) is the blaster that is connected by a hose to the Proton Pack. It is used to fire Proton Streams, a stream of positively charged ions, at ghosts in order to hold them in place for a Trap to be opened and hold them indefinitely.

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When Chi-You was in possession of Winston Zeddemore, his Proton Pack was also transmogrified. The pack took on the appearance of an axe.

TriviaEdit

  • Originally, the Particle Throwers were wand-like and attached via black flex cords to a back-mounted proton power source. The wands were strapped in place at the wrist - one in each arm - and extended out along the palm to a point 6 inches beyond the fingertips. When fired by means of an elbow toggle switch on the back pack - phosphorescent beams of red and green light issued forth. [6]
  • In the Ghostbusters II August 5, 1988 draft, the Ghostbusters adjust their throwers to two settings while fighting Vigo - Delta Wave, Full Stream and Gamma Wave, Force Five. The latter was achieved with newly installed converters. [7] [8]
  • On page 10 of Ghostbusters Annual 2015, the internal electronics of the thrower appear to be inspired by recent fan developments to produce a mechanized barrel extension system.

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Cryptozoic Entertainment

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Peter Venkman (1999). Ghostbusters - Chapter 13: "Nice Shootin', Tex." (1984) (DVD ts. 37:22-37:26). Columbia Pictures. Peter says: "Maybe now you'll never slime a guy with a positron collider, huh?"
  2. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 82 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Though the nutrona wands employed in the film are clearly rifle-inspired firearms, the high-tech ghost-herding devices of Dan Aykroyd's original concept were indeed wand-like. Attached via thick black flex-cords to a back-mounted proton power source, the wands were strapped in place at the wrist -- one on each arm -- and extended out along the palm to a point six inches beyond the fingertips. When fired -- by means of an elbow toggle switch on the backpack -- phosphorescent beams of red and green light issued forth."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Version)- Panic in Times Square Level "Over the radio, Egon introduces and activates the Boson Dart" (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. Egon Spengler says: "I wanted to test these first, but since we're waiving that safety step today anyway, you should be aware that I modified the Neutrona Wand which normally releases the particle stream."
  4. Screengrab of Panic in Times Square; spelling for 'Neutrona Wand'
  5. Peter Venkman (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Version)- Welcome to the Hotel Sedgewick Level "When Peter and Rookie enter Alhambra Ballroom to capture Slimer" (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. Peter Venkman says: "To trap him, you've gotta grab hm and to grab him, you use the other half of the Proton Wand, the Capture Stream."
  6. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 82 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Though the nutrona wands employed in the film are clearly rifle-inspired firearms, the high-tech ghost-herding devices of Dan Aykroyd's original concept were indeed wand-like. Attached via thick black flex-cords to a back-mounted proton power source, the wands were strapped in place at the wrist -- one on each arm -- and extended out along the palm to a point six inches beyond the fingertips. When fired -- by means of an elbow toggle switch on the backpack -- phosphorescent beams of red and green light issued forth."
  7. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1988). Ghostbusters II (August 5, 1988 Draft) (Script p. 101). "Egon Spengler says: "Delta wave, full stream."
  8. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1988). Ghostbusters II (August 5, 1988 Draft) (Script p. 101). "Egon Spengler says: "Let's try the new converters--gamma wave, force five."


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