'Veronica Mars' Movie Kickstarter Campaign Lets Fans Do Something That's Not A Waste Of Time

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March 13th, 2013

CAPRA  DOHRING

I happily mock the nonsense "Save Our Show" campaigns that try and save failed TV shows by tweeting, Facebook liking, online petitions, sending crap to a network and other such nonsense.

They do little more than waste time and money, and swamp the poor network's mail room staff.

On the flip side, the current Kickstarter campaign for a Veronica Mars movie allows fans to contribute to something that could actually produce results. Money.

The next time somebody suggests you tweet, sign an online petition, or mail something to network remind them about the money.

 
  • Potato

    So if community can just get 2 more seasons, I think we’ve got the movie in the bag :p

  • Oliver

    Also, I’d argue giving money directly to production companies to revive shows has an almost non-existant track record.

    Trying to influence the ratings seems like a much more productive use of fans time.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Isn’t Kristen Bell like 33 now? kinda seems a bit old to be playing HS student. lol

  • Win

    Lol @EatMorePez

    I have donated and am so ready for the return of veronica!

  • Win

    @BigBrotherFan

    It’s gonna be veronica returning to Neptune for her ten year reunion for some reason or another…so that’s not too much of a stretch.

  • iMember

    Also, it’s likely that after ten years time, Veronica would be part the FBI.

    I’m soooo happy about this, and no doubt will it reach 1mil by 24 hours. I want this to happen!

  • Dave

    By giving money to make the film, don’t the fans technically become producers?

  • DenverDean

    Seriously – over $800K already? Wow. I thought this was a fan based initiative until I read the Rob’s message. Now this is a great model. I wonder if it could work with financing a TV series someday?

  • Mark Wood

    Reminds me of the Enterprise drive that had money pledged, of course in that case Paramount didn’t want to keep a low rated show that they felt was damaging their overall franchise, of Star Trek.

  • Hollyp

    Chuck fans unite, let’s do this!

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    @eatmorepez actually WE Ringer fans are not delusional and we have a facebook group called “Save Ringer” and the people running it managed to get in contact with the creators several times and are dealing with different possibilities like a graphic novel or a movie “a la” veronica mars. And all of this with fundraising too So we’re not delusional. I don’t know about the secret circle though.

  • Josh Emerson

    I donated! Besides helping to get the movie made, for $25 you get a T-Shirt (and a digital copy of the movie for an extra $10) so it’s a pretty great deal imo.

  • John_M

    @Matt

    They had a movie with Serenity – but there’s still a wide wide world of verse to tell stories about, and not for nothing, even Joss Whedon has said he wouldn’t mind going back to the verse if he could get the funding.

    Serenity was not the ONLY story Joss had in mind for the verse. He’s more talented than that.

  • John_M

    People who haven’t read the kickstarter page that explains what this kickstarter means need to either read it – or shut up as you don’t understand the premise.

    Read what Rob Thomas said, this isn’t a pie in the sky hopeful thing this is a ‘get 2 million dollars and we’ll let you make the movie’ promise from a movie studio.

    This raises money and demonstrates interest for the movie to the parent studio.

    As for the age thing – you people are fools if you think age has anything to do with what role a person can play – Most of the actors weren’t teenagers when they played, you know, teen agers

  • AA

    This is amazing

  • Julia

    And it is now on track to break the record for fastest Kickstarter to $1,000,000. Just has to get $97,000 in the next 3 hours 3ish mins.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I would totally donate to this.

    I loved this show when it was on and I always had the hots for Kristen Bell even though she was a midgit when I met her walking on the street @thegrove still hot, nonetheless.

  • The Original J

    Over $900,000 pledged in less than a day. You can actually just sit there and watch the money roll in — it just keeps going up and up. This movie is going to happen.

  • Tommy

    This is fantastic! $1 Million in less than 24 hours is insanity, but I am very very happy to know that my favorite blonde sleuth will obviously be back next Spring and I am very glad to have donated to the cause!

  • Alex

    Looks like this’ll hit $1 million within the next hour or so which is incredibly impressive.

    Of course fans of other shows should take note that this isn’t just some random Kickstarter campaign its one that’s been created by the shows creator and its star and at the very least has the approval of the studio that own the rights. The cynical amongst you might even suggest that this is the world’s cheapest (and best) marketing campaign ever but lets not get into that.

    It will be interesting to see what kind of impact this has on the entertainment industry as a whole though because it does now appear as if this is going to be very successful. If they can raise $1 million in less than 24 hours it seems unlikely that they won’t be able to raise at least another million in a month although stranger things have happened I suppose. It opens up an interesting world of possibilities.

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