You might have heard that Sigourney Weaver declined to voice Dana Barrett in the upcoming Ghostbusters game. Or maybe you didn’t. I imagine you can still get to sleep at night. If you were worried about Dr. Venkman’s potential lack of action in the game, worry no more — Alyssa Milano has been hired to fill the void, voicing an all-new character beset by ghosts (as opposed to voicing Dana, thank goodness).
I, for one, am totally fine with this. I didn’t love Sigourney Weaver’s character/story in the first film so much as to want to see her in Ghostbusters 2, let alone a new game. Besides, Alyssa Milano during her Who’s the Boss days was my first celebrity crush (that was an actual person and not a cartoon character, natch). If you watch the video, you see Milano is suitably awed to be part of the franchise, which is always nice, and there’s a bit of new game footage, too. Frankly, I think we all win here. Anyone disagree?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.