Why is there a hash tag in my title? Well, because something incredible is happening and it's twitter-related, as most incredible happenings are.
|Veronica Mars Movie being crowdfunded by fans through Kickstarter|
Does it get any better than THIS?
A favorite tv show. Check.
With an unsatisfying season finale. Check.
Canceled before they could rectify it. Check.
Teased as a new FBI crime show. Check.
Dropped as a new FBI crime show before funding. Check.
Teased as a movie. Check.
Determined unfundable to the lament of millions of fans. Check.
But today? Today!! Today, this is happening.
A Message from Kristen:dearest marshmallows...
I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen. We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it’s because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance. We just have one more step to go.
You have banded together like the sassy little honey badgers you are and made this possibility happen. i promise if we hit our goal, we will make the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it’s-all-fun-and-games-‘til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-ass movie we possibly can.
I promise to give it my all. i promise to work my hardest to give everyone a little bit more Veronica, and i will be oh so honored to do so.
So what do we have to do to make this a certainty?
Donate a few bucks to the cause at Kickstarter.
It garnered a MILLION DOLLARS in donations in the first FOUR HOURS, earning it a spot as record-breaker in the First to a Mil Hall of Fame! But there's still about $700,000 to go before they reach the goal amount so the owners, Warner Brothers, will kick in for promotion, etc.
Let's show them there IS a big enough fan base to justify a movie!
As excited as I am about Kristen Bell taking up her role as the intrepid, vengeful Veronica Mars once more (WHICH IS VERY EXCITED), I am also completely intrigued by the precedent this is setting for the relationship between viewers/fans and TV/movies.
If fandom rather than ratings decides what airs, then the most beloved shows will stop getting canceled in the middle of storylines!
Kyle XY, anyone?
What show would you fork out money to keep on the air (or raise from the dead?)
A note to the creators if they happen to read this: PLEASE BRING BACK DUNCAN KANE!!