Geektastic Thursday: Veronica Mars

Seriously, you guys, how could you possibly think I would have anything more important to geek out about this week?

In case you missed it last night, here's the stitch.  Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars, and Kristen Bell have found a way to finally -- finally! -- make the Veronica Mars movie.  Yesterday they launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $2 million within a month.  With that amount they can convince Warner Bros that there is enough of a demand for a continuation of the Veronica Mars series and get permission to film and produce a movie followup to the television series.  Well last night, within something like eleven hours, it was funded.  And the donations keep rolling in.

Veronica Mars hit airwaves when I was a junior in high school.  We had rabbit ears at our house (the kind you dance around with and add tin foil to), and The WB was one of those channels that was really touch and go on our television, so it was not until I was in college that I really got a chance to watch the show.  By that time the series had been cancelled after its third season, leaving viewers with a disappointing cliff hanger.  But, five years later, the show is still as good as it was on first airing and the fans are still rabid for more.

All you really need to do is watch the Kickstarter video and you will completely understand the kind of show Veronica Mars was.  Murder, intrigue, and plenty of snarky, witty teenagers.  If you like tv shows like Buffy, Gilmore Girls, or The OC, you should definitely give it a try.  The WB.com rotates out seasons available for viewing online and Netflix has all three seasons for US viewers.  Or, if you live near me, you can probably borrow my dvd sets.  I am all about spreading the addiction.

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