So you’ve seen the Veronica Mars kickstarter, right? I mean, everyone’s seen it. They hit their $2 million dollar goal about nine hours after going live. I thought that it would slow down after the INCREDIBLY EXCITED AND DEDICATED got their donations in – but maybe there’s more of those than I thought. Or just as likely, it didn’t even require the super-fans because there were other reasons to support this effort. Why? Well, consider this dramatization:
Could Veronica Mars be the test case for showing that crowdfunding of fan favorites could really work? Might we see another Firefly movie? Or if, heaven forbid, Community gets canceled, we still managed to get that six seasons and a movie? Maybe we could even get a Freaks and Geeks reunion. I for one would chip in to see the rights to Dresden Files revert back to Jim Butcher so that someone else can take a crack at the material to make up for the TV show that wasn’t great but was canceled too soon anyway.
Of course, now there is also the awesomeness of a Veronica Mars movie to look forward to as well! The video promises that more money means a better movie, which totally makes sense. Though apparently they might consider some stretch goals. Oh, and if you were wondering about who nabbed the $10,000 speaking role, he’s not a Veronica Mars super-fan, just a super fan of crowdfunding.
So what about you guys? Did you donate to the Kickstarter? What else might you consider funding if given the opportunity?