'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.

 
  • Lyndle

    *Sigh* My Charmed feels when I read something like this.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “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.”

    Oh, it’s that too.

    Perhaps not coincidentally, Richard Garriott, centi-millionaire, civilian paid for astronaut, and creator of the Ultima series of computer games has a combination marketing campaign/free advance money effort up for his announced next game.

    He’s not quite on Veronica Mars’ pace, but he needs the money far less and the $1 million he’s asking for is just a drop in the bucket vs. what will ultimately be spent.

  • jamandas

    So excited if this works out. Veronica Mars was a wonderful show. Watching the clip they put on Kickstarter made me miss the show even more and made me donate. ((LOVE))

  • dazza

    nearly at $1mill already that’s amazing

  • iMember

    Less than $4000 away from a million. I think we’ll make it to two million far before the 30 days are up.

  • Julia

    Assuming the time Sepinwall quoted of 10:37 am EDT for the launch is correct, the campaign just hit $1,000,000 in under 4.5 hours.

  • Robert

    I somewhat agree that the “save our show” campaigns are mostly futile, but without those kind of campaigns and fans, the people behind the shows wouldn’t know their fan base is loyal enough to even try something like this.

    Also, if the Kickstarter keeps going at the pace it is, with the current average per backer, they’ll only need about 1% of their viewing audience to contribute.

  • SJ

    Wow… already over a million. Can it get to $2mil within 24 hours?

  • Billiam

    So, woud $10 a person save a doomed show? I guess dependong on how many of us sent money…

    I watched the video for the Veronica Mars movie kickstart but there was no info on where to send the money.

  • Potato

    @Bitterringerfan

    A graphic novel would be cool. Especially cause you could easily have Sihoban and Bridget in the frame at the same time

  • Dóchas

    Over $1 million already. I’m blown away. So excited for this project!

  • The Original J

    Just crossed over $1 million.

  • Alex

    @Billiam
    If you go to the Kickstarter page (link is in the text of the article) there’s a big green button that says back this project. You don’t send envelopes of cash to anyone or anything.

    Also no just sending/pledging money to a show probably won’t help. This is a specific campaign from the shows creator and its star who have been trying to get a film off the ground for years now that is also backed by a major studio. That’s a pretty unique circumstance.

  • psychic

    If fans of a show that’s been off air for like seven years or something can pull this off, Fringe fans need to get their act together.

  • zerg

    @psychic

    Fringe at least had an ending, Veronica Mars didn’t

  • tommie

    Already 1.1 million. Amazing.

  • TV Addict

    After six seasons, this is how Community will get a movie.
    #sixseasonsandamovie

  • AniMatsuri

    Considering Veronica Mars put Kristen Bell on the Hollywood map it’s not surprising she’s probably doing the movie for next to nothing.

  • Rodrigo V Saucedo

    this was announced today? ant TODAY they already have 1.300.000 $ ? WTF

  • NewEnglandMike

    So happy about this. Now if only somebody could make this happen for The Gilmore Girls. I’d give money for that.

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