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Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Dave!My favorite television show of all time is the "original" Cupid starring Jeremy Piven and created by Rob Thomas. A very close second is Veronica Mars starring Kristen Bell and created by Rob Thomas. But even though Cupid is the show I love best, it's Veronica Mars that I miss most. When the show was canceled, it felt like there was a lot more of the story to tell. Story that needed to be told.

There was talk of a Veronica Mars movie off and on, but nothing ever came of it.

Until today...

With the blessing of Warner Brothers, creator Rob Thomas has opened up a Kickstarter project to raise the two million dollars needed to finance the film.

I donated more money than I could afford, but this is one of those things in life that I just couldn't pass up. I love television, and Veronica Mars is the best of the best that the medium has to offer. The possibility of finally get some kind of resolution for the characters is something you can't put a price on.

Well, apparently you can, it's two million dollars, but still...

If you are a fan (and why wouldn't you be?) you can donate to the cause (and get some nice rewards) by heading over to the Kickstarter page.

UPDATE: As of this moment (2:45pm PDT), the movie is nearly 3/4 funded at $1,484,219. On the first day. This is amazing, because odds are that not only will the film be funded... but it will well exceed the original goal of $2,000,000. Which means a bigger budget for an even better movie. There's a widget that will let you follow the project's progress, though it seems a little behind the actual total whenever I've looked at it...

The Veronica Mars Movie Project -- Kicktraq Mini

If you have not seen Veronica Mars, this astounding record-breaking Kickstarter campaign should convince you that it's imperative to take a look. The DVD sets are pretty cheap at Amazon. And the show is also available for sale on iTunes (and other digital services, I'm sure). And you don't have to spend a dime to watch episodes for FREE at the official WB website. Nobody I has ever convinced to give it a try has been disappointed. Highest possible recommendation!

UPDATE: Funded IN ONE DAY. Fuck you, television network studio system!

Rob Thomas Tweet

I have to say... the ramifications of this are just massive. The possibilities are very exciting. Now shows which have a dedicated audience may be able to survive outside the studio system. Or... be made and distributed directly to fans outside of the whole television network bullshit system from the start.

We can only hope. I am so tired of watching shows I love getting screwed by television networks who want big money or nothing, and don't give a shit about their viewers.

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  1. Hilary Carnes says:


    This makes me super duper happytown!

  2. claire says:

    Now did you buy a personal screening for Redneckistan, Dave? Because I might travel to Washington for that if you’d invite me.

    Also, FUNDED. Within 24 hours. Booyah! Just goes to show how much studios know about what people want to see and what they are willing to pay for.

  3. Michelle M. says:

    Hurray! The people have spoken.

    *This gives me hope that maybe someday we’ll have a Wonder Woman movie.

  4. B.E. Earl says:

    Fuckin’ A!

    I’ve had a post in draft for about 2 years now about how much you and others (Faiqa, Adam, etc…) inspired me to watch and love Veronica Mars. Never, for some reason, finished it or published it. Consider this my thank you.

    And THANK YOU!

  5. francesdanger says:

    I am over the moon about this! I too donated more than I should have and would have sold myself into indentured servitude to get that speaking part.

    I cannot wait and am superexcited about what this means for all other cult favorites. Crossing my fingers for more Firefly or that someone magics Dan Harmon back to Community for that movie promised at the end of the #sixseasonsandamovie hashtag.

  6. martymankins says:

    This was amazing to watch it reach funding on it’s first day.

  7. Avitable says:

    I am so impressed with VM fans and how quickly we were able to raise the money. Cannot WAIT.

  8. Mind Of Mine says:

    I just posted this on my friends Facebook page. She is the biggest VM fan. I wasn’t a big fan, but I think its cool that people are this much involved in its reprising.

  9. Becky says:

    So this makes you a Hollywood producer now, right?

  10. More than you can afford!
    Does that mean you’re the waiter in the movie?!?

    I assume not, but I’ll be calling your answering machine to hear Kristen take my message. You better not answer!!!

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