Saul Pendleton came from a long line of necromancers, sorcerers who used ghosts to predict future events. To perfect the process, Pendleton created the Prediction Engine and it gave his ghostbusting company Spooks Away a competitive advantage against the Ghostbusters.
While Saul Pendleton gave Ray Stantz a tour of the Spooks Away Facility, Brad, another member of the team, came through with a Class 8 Pandimensional Hellspawner. Ray remarked they would need a super-powerful containment unit to hold en entity that malevolent. Saul was amused and showed him where they stored the captured entities, the Prediction Engine. After the Hellspawner was added, a new glimpse into the future was generated on the screen. It was 24 hours from the current time and consisted of Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore blasting a Penguin Ghost at the Bronx Zoo. Ray realized that was how Spooks Away was poaching their jobs before they could show up. Egon Spengler found out Saul came from a long line of necromancers who used ghosts to predict future events. Peter deduced the Prediction Engine was built to perfect the process. To Ray's surprise, the engine was also used to spy on Egon in the future and steal his designs. Saul watched Egon tell Kylie Griffin about the latest and smallest version of reverse-polarity micro-blaster. Egon asked Ray if he could disrupt the machine. Ray slipped a doughnut in it. The control matrix was gummed up and the engine went critical. The entities were combined into one Mega-Entity. Ray and the Spooks Away evacuated the building.
- Saul Pendleton (2019). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters" (2019) (Comic p.13). Saul Pendleton says: "We've got something much better that that... behold the... Prediction Engine!"
- Kiki (2019). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters" (2019) (Comic p.14). Kiki says: "And the addition of Hellspawner has kicked off another glimpse of the future."
- Egon Spengler (2019). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters" (2019) (Comic p.14). Egon Spengler says: "According to "Who's Who in the Spirit World," Pendleton comes from a long line of Necromancers, sorcerers who use ghosts to predict future events."
- Saul Pendleton (2019). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters" (2019) (Comic p.15). Saul Pendleton says: "You gummed up the control matrix. The ghosts are being mashed togather like fruit in a blender."