A PONY! The Veronica Mars Kickstarter
I interrupt our regularly scheduled Buffyversary because of another tiny blonde with chutzpah — I found Veronica Mars after a few years of people telling me I ought to watch it. It aired while I was living abroad, so I didn’t get to fall in love with it until after the show was over.
And when I got to the end of season 3, I wailed, I gnashed my teeth, I ate an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s and relentlessly shipped Veronica and Logan.
Okay, so maybe not quite that bad. Please believe me, please believe me. *cough*
The point is that the show was phenomenal, full of quippy one-liners and gut-wrenching moments and characters that smolder an awful lot, but appropriately and in a way that makes your heart just go pitter-pat-pitter-pat. (I’m looking at you, Jason Dohring.)
The show got canceled way before its time. In fact, it got canceled so suddenly that the finale was painful because it left so much ambiguous. And fans have been clamoring for a film pretty much since that day.
There’s only one problem. They kinda don’t MAKE feature films from canceled television shows. Unless you’re talking about Serenity. It’s been years getting to this point, and I think it’s only the success of Kickstarter as a venue for fundraising that has allowed for this to happen. Rob Thomas has tried multiple times to get the film off the ground the conventional way, but it hasn’t worked out. So he brought the problem to the people who loved the show: the fans.
Who would pay to see this movie? We would. I would, and I’m broke. But I’ll be donating to this project because I’ve waited so damn long to see this story go farther, and I trust the producers to do this in a way that will both create a new plot for the film and provide some final closure we never got from the show. Plus, Kristen Bell is just freaking adorable no matter what, and someone needs to get her a pet sloth.
In the time it’s taken me to write this rather short little post, the Kickstarter has raised another $100,000.
If you love Veronica Mars like I love Veronica Mars, get your arse over and donate. And if you are wondering what could have me so excited, maybe you ought to head over to the WB (just click here!) and watch the first two seasons. Then find the third season and watch that too.
This has to be massive vindication for the cast and crew of the show — and the fan response is just overwhelming. Why, yes. We DO want a Veronica Mars film enough to pay for its production ourselves. Take that, Hollywood execs.
Seriously. Get outta here and go show these folks some love.
What are your favorite Veronica Mars lines? Sound off in the comments! Here’s mine:
Veronica: Madison, you have something on your nose.
Madison: What, brown? Because I’m a brown noser?
Veronica: No, glitter. Because you’re a fairy princess.
- Veronica Mars Made $1 Million Today – No, Really (refinery29.com)
- Kristen Bell: ‘Veronica Mars’ Kickstarter Meets Goal! (justjared.com)
- Veronica Mars Movie (beautifulthieves.com)
- ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Launches Kickstarter Campaign for 2014 Release (slashfilm.com)
Posted on March 14, 2013, in television reviews, Veronica Mars and tagged emmie mears, Hollywood, Jason Dohring, Kickstarter, Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas, Television program, Veronica, Veronica Mars. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.