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Old March 17 2013, 12:10 AM   #16
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

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I really don't like the whole kickstarter thing.
Let people do what they want with their own money.
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Old March 17 2013, 12:22 AM   #17
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Sooner or later, the kickstarter "bubble" will burst.

All it will take, is some high profile botched up project or non-delivery.
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Old March 17 2013, 05:16 AM   #18
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I really don't like the whole kickstarter thing. To me when it involves pre-existing Hollywood type projects it comes across like fans ponying up their own money to give to an NFL team so they can sign a FA... Sure it's a team you like, but why should you be giving money to someone or some corporation which already has made and will make millions?
That's not what kickstarter is supposed to be. It was never intended as a place for Hollywood insiders to do anything.

This Veronica Mars thing seems aimed at two ideas: 1) convincing Warners that there's a market for it and 2) PR boost for the movie when it finally appears, whether actually in theaters (has anyone checked with the theater owners whether they would even agree to show a niche movie on anything but a token basis?) or just digital version sold/streamed online.

Both 1 and 2 are things studios already do, on their own dime. If there's a market for something, the studio should do the research to find that out. And they are definitely responsible for marketing their wares.

I anticipate this will inspire astroturf kickstarter campaigns (I'm assuming VM is not that). It would be very easy for a studio to already have a greenlit project, but do a phony kickstarter campaign to get fans to do a lot of their PR work for them.
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Old March 17 2013, 03:02 PM   #19
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- I'd pony up $10 for a digital download of the filmed-but-cut ending to the The Golden Compass movie, the effects for which were apparently mostly if not completely done, provided said effects were finished to at least dvd quality.
Obviously not as good but I've seen a video on youtube where a guy took all the material available and put together a video of what the oriiginal ending would have been like. Might be worth checking out if you haven't seen it?


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I really don't like the whole kickstarter thing. To me when it involves pre-existing Hollywood type projects it comes across like fans ponying up their own money to give to an NFL team so they can sign a FA... Sure it's a team you like, but why should you be giving money to someone or some corporation which already has made and will make millions?
I don't mind when they have a tier like $20-25 with a DVD as a reward so it's like you are basically pre-paying for a movie you are interested in.
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Old March 17 2013, 03:07 PM   #20
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Can i pay in quatloos?
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Old March 17 2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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^^ only for Star Trek projects
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Old March 17 2013, 04:55 PM   #22
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

As far as resurrecting a dead property: I think Firefly, Deadwood or Carnivale miniseries could probably get $50 from me, maybe $100. Movies are far less interesting to me however, when I mostly just want to spend more time with the characters.

I would pay similarly for adaptations of some favorite books.
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Old March 17 2013, 07:03 PM   #23
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I'd actually pay a $100 for each blu-ray of the unspecial editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. (maybe not kickstart but if they were guaranteed somehow)
Basically already available.


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Obviously not as good but I've seen a video on youtube where a guy took all the material available and put together a video of what the original [Golden Compass] ending would have been like. Might be worth checking out if you haven't seen it?
Thanks for the ref; I have seen it, I even corresponded with its creator, EnergyUK, several years ago. It's neat, but, as you say, it ain't the real deal. And if I were that little girl, I'd be pissed that my biggest scene to date still hasn't been released in any form.

Speaking of which, I might pay up to $100 or so for a preorder of dvds for an HBO adaptation of The Golden Compass, provided it ran at least three hours. Maybe $150 if Rachel Weisz played Mrs. Coulter.
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Old March 17 2013, 08:36 PM   #24
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- LEGO could probably get me to pre-pay $75 for a TNG bridge set with crew. I'd want to see CG mockups first, of course.
You aren't a LEGO fan are you? That type of set would have to be like $100 because of the license and mini figure amount.

However make up a CGI sketch and stick it up to be voted on. 10,000 votes makes it possible, but very very doubtful.

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Old March 17 2013, 09:08 PM   #25
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While I prefer to support Indie productions like Space Command or Chris Mihm's films, there are definitely existing franchises that I would chip in to resurrect. Star Trek, Babylon 5, Stargate, Twilight Zone and Firefly spring immediately to mind, but there are undoubtedly others. I'd also pay for Indie projects from mainstream producers, like RHW's Defender or Larry Blamire's next film (which I heard he might take to Kickstarter). There are certainly books I would pay for, like more Haviland Tuf or Englehart's Blue Blood.
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Old March 17 2013, 09:50 PM   #26
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I'd pay up to $100 for an Invader Zim or Megas XLR movie.
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Old March 17 2013, 11:31 PM   #27
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I'd pay $100 for Firefly fans to sit down and shut.
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Old March 18 2013, 07:39 PM   #28
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Add a few zeroes to that bid, it's gonna take a lot more than that.
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Old March 18 2013, 08:52 PM   #29
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I remember the idea some Star Trek fans had to raise money for a season 5 "Enterprise"

They couldn't even afford a fraction of the cost to pay for one episode($500,000 to 2 million)
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Old March 18 2013, 10:59 PM   #30
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Too bad Kickstarter wasn't around. If Veronica Mars can raise three million bucks, we could have at least gotten a decent finale for Enterprise.
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