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(Uproxx)   Five more beloved nerd series that could be on their way to crowdfund movies   (uproxx.com) divider line 73
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2013-03-14 11:27:01 AM
So people with millions in their bank accounts ask everyday folks to fund their movie they are going to make a fark load of money off of?

Seems legit.. if you are a sucker. Let them fund their own movies!
 
2013-03-14 11:39:07 AM
Up Next:  Producers will start Kickstarter projects to get highly paid actors to be in specific movies.

Also:  Kickstarter wars.  Like, legitimate funding to invade foreign nations.
 
2013-03-14 11:45:28 AM
Nope, nope, nope, nope and nope.
 
2013-03-14 11:49:00 AM

kronicfeld: Nope, nope, nope, nope and nope.


This.  I watched the first episode of The Cape and gave up on it.

/at least it wasn't the usual "Firefly/BSG/Arrested Development/RON PAUL" list
 
2013-03-14 12:17:46 PM

netizencain: Up Next:  Producers will start Kickstarter projects to get highly paid actors to be in specific movies.

Also:  Kickstarter wars.  Like, legitimate funding to invade foreign nations.


$10 gets you a coffee mug!
$25 gets you a war orphan!
$50 gets you a war orphan of the gender of your choice!
$75 gets you one square mile of mineral rights and all of the above!
 
2013-03-14 01:11:15 PM
please please please bring back Better Off Ted
 
2013-03-14 01:16:06 PM
I was going to joke about new episodes of Hard Time on Planet Earth, but the premise actually has potential. Alien warrior marooned on Earth, solving mysteries, learning Important Lessons... yeah, I'd watch that.
 
2013-03-14 01:25:26 PM
The only series I would donate to for a movie would be Chuck.

There are people who liked The Cape?
 
2013-03-14 01:26:44 PM
This kind of makes sense.  The fans put their money up front to say that yes, they want the movie made and this guarantees them a DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Download.  This way the studio's know what fans want because more will jump on it.  A movie that no-one gives a crap about isn't going to get off the ground because no-one will front up money for it.

But the one problem is see is that there is no guarantee that the final product will be any good.  What if 2 Million people had pledged $5 for a Jurassic Park sequel and then the film turned out to be a steaming turd.  Do the fans have any rights?  Liking something is subjective so presumably the studio could just pocket the money, churn out the production as quick as possible and then say 'well, we think it's good, if you don't, too bad'.
 
2013-03-14 01:27:26 PM
Still waiting on a Transmetropolitan movie.
 
2013-03-14 01:28:41 PM
How does kickstarter work? If the movie goes on to make a profit, does everyone who contributed get a return?
 
2013-03-14 01:28:43 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: netizencain: Up Next:  Producers will start Kickstarter projects to get highly paid actors to be in specific movies.

Also:  Kickstarter wars.  Like, legitimate funding to invade foreign nations.

$10 gets you a coffee mug!
$25 gets you a war orphan!
$50 gets you a war orphan of the gender of your choice!
$75 gets you one square mile of mineral rights and all of the above!


I'd contribute for a war on Canada in exchange for a share of the mineral rights to the oil sands and some Timbits.
 
2013-03-14 01:29:41 PM
I dunno...

Anyone want to Kickstart this?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-14 01:31:50 PM
I am going to write a script about a man who is bitten by a radioactive sloth and becomes The Sloth!  He almost fights evil.  He nearly saves the world.  He comes close to fighting crime.  He is The Sloth.
 
2013-03-14 01:33:57 PM
No on liked The Cape.
 
2013-03-14 01:34:00 PM
I would debase myself in unspeakable ways for movie versions of  Better off Ted and Pushing Daisies. I still harbor bitter resentments about how those shows were treated by clueless execs.
 
2013-03-14 01:34:55 PM

big pig peaches: How does kickstarter work? If the movie goes on to make a profit, does everyone who contributed get a return?


Nevermind, just read TFA.

Please donate to a worthy charity instead.
 
2013-03-14 01:34:58 PM
one* even
 
2013-03-14 01:41:53 PM
i.somethingawful.com
 
2013-03-14 01:47:49 PM

SpankyPinkbottom: I would debase myself in unspeakable ways for movie versions of  Better off Ted and Pushing Daisies. I still harbor bitter resentments about how those shows were treated by clueless execs.


Pushing Daisies died to the writer's strike, not executive mishandling, iirc.

Better Off Ted was, firstly, tied to the episodic format for most of its humor and, secondly, relied  entirely on the premise as a source of amusement, backing it up with some of the wort writing and acting in TV history.  It was still amusing because see point 1, a one-hit premise gag is pretty funny for half an hour, but in a 90-minute feature format you'd get no critical reviews because they'd all kill themselves halfway through to alleviate the pain.  You'd have to do advance screenings in padded cells or something.
 
2013-03-14 01:54:30 PM
Better Off Ted, to be fair, did better than most science fiction sitcoms:

Science fiction?
 
2013-03-14 02:06:36 PM
Bring back terminator: sarah conner chronicles!
 
2013-03-14 02:14:11 PM
The Cape was terrible but anyone that didn't like Better of Ted has serious mental issues. That show was hilarious.
 
2013-03-14 02:19:17 PM
cf.badassdigest.com

/#sixseasonsandamovie
 
2013-03-14 02:21:43 PM
The Cape? That show will last 3 weeks.
 
2013-03-14 02:26:10 PM
can I have pushing daisies and better off ted back as shows?  movies would be a bad idea.
 
2013-03-14 02:27:02 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: This kind of makes sense.  The fans put their money up front to say that yes, they want the movie made and this guarantees them a DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Download.  This way the studio's know what fans want because more will jump on it.  A movie that no-one gives a crap about isn't going to get off the ground because no-one will front up money for it.

But the one problem is see is that there is no guarantee that the final product will be any good.  What if 2 Million people had pledged $5 for a Jurassic Park sequel and then the film turned out to be a steaming turd.  Do the fans have any rights?  Liking something is subjective so presumably the studio could just pocket the money, churn out the production as quick as possible and then say 'well, we think it's good, if you don't, too bad'.


contribute $5 more and we promise not to let Michael Bay near the next transformers.
 
2013-03-14 02:45:43 PM

chewy milk: Bring back terminator: sarah conner chronicles!


This. I so want to see what happened next, with John a nobody, Cameron missing her brain, Alison alive, Weaver on John's side and Sarah trapped in the past.
 
2013-03-14 02:52:17 PM

StubePT: I dunno...

Anyone want to Kickstart this?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x306]


Not if that's the drawing style that is used. Looks like the cast of one of those Bible Adventures type of  cartoons.
 
2013-03-14 02:56:42 PM

Flint Ironstag: chewy milk: Bring back terminator: sarah conner chronicles!

This. I so want to see what happened next, with John a nobody, Cameron missing her brain, Alison alive, Weaver on John's side and Sarah trapped in the past.


Don't forget both of the Reese boys still alive.
 
2013-03-14 03:00:04 PM

Gunny Walker: Flint Ironstag: chewy milk: Bring back terminator: sarah conner chronicles!

This. I so want to see what happened next, with John a nobody, Cameron missing her brain, Alison alive, Weaver on John's side and Sarah trapped in the past.

Don't forget both of the Reese boys still alive.


And John Henry running around doing whatever the hell he was doing, with Cameron's brain. And my pet theory was the new leader of the resistance will be Weavers daughter, now grown up, who remembers past events and has had Weavers company and tech to play with.
 
2013-03-14 03:05:27 PM
What is built endures and what is loved endures.  And Babylon 5?  Babylon 5 endures.

/It's the fragging 20th anniversary.  DO SOMETHING WITH IT, WARNER BROTHERS!

cheesewearingtheology.com
 
2013-03-14 03:09:20 PM

Hyjamon: The sound of one hand clapping: This kind of makes sense.  The fans put their money up front to say that yes, they want the movie made and this guarantees them a DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Download.  This way the studio's know what fans want because more will jump on it.  A movie that no-one gives a crap about isn't going to get off the ground because no-one will front up money for it.

But the one problem is see is that there is no guarantee that the final product will be any good.  What if 2 Million people had pledged $5 for a Jurassic Park sequel and then the film turned out to be a steaming turd.  Do the fans have any rights?  Liking something is subjective so presumably the studio could just pocket the money, churn out the production as quick as possible and then say 'well, we think it's good, if you don't, too bad'.

contribute $5 more and we promise not to let Michael Bay near the next transformers.


Where do I sign!!!
 
2013-03-14 03:18:38 PM
What is built endures and what is loved endures. And Babylon 5? Babylon 5 endures.

/It's the fragging 20th anniversary. DO SOMETHING WITH IT, WARNER BROTHERS!

cheesewearingtheology.com



While I was a big fan of B5, I think it would be best to let that one sleep.

Oh, and it is the 21'st century.
 
2013-03-14 03:18:53 PM
The only one on that list I gave a crap about was Better Off Ted. Which I would totally kick in for new episodes of. Keeping my fingers crossed....
 
2013-03-14 03:22:01 PM

Flint Ironstag: chewy milk: Bring back terminator: sarah conner chronicles!

This. I so want to see what happened next, with John a nobody, Cameron missing her brain, Alison alive, Weaver on John's side and Sarah trapped in the past.


Ooo! And this! Another series that totally deserves at least another season.
 
2013-03-14 03:24:44 PM
Could make an awesome film...

www.bigfatfuture.com
 
2013-03-14 03:29:58 PM
i1057.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-14 03:30:01 PM

devine: What is built endures and what is loved endures. And Babylon 5? Babylon 5 endures.

/It's the fragging 20th anniversary. DO SOMETHING WITH IT, WARNER BROTHERS!

cheesewearingtheology.com


While I was a big fan of B5, I think it would be best to let that one sleep.

Oh, and it is the 21'st century.


At the very least, they could redo the CGI for the DVDs and release Blu Rays.
 
2013-03-14 03:31:37 PM

YodaTuna: The only series I would donate to for a movie would be Chuck.

There are people who liked The Cape?


Yeap. I did start to lose interest towards the end, but found the premise and casting enjoyable enough for most of it.
 
2013-03-14 03:42:25 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: This kind of makes sense.  The fans put their money up front to say that yes, they want the movie made and this guarantees them a DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Download.  This way the studio's know what fans want because more will jump on it.  A movie that no-one gives a crap about isn't going to get off the ground because no-one will front up money for it.

But the one problem is see is that there is no guarantee that the final product will be any good.  What if 2 Million people had pledged $5 for a Jurassic Park sequel and then the film turned out to be a steaming turd.  Do the fans have any rights?  Liking something is subjective so presumably the studio could just pocket the money, churn out the production as quick as possible and then say 'well, we think it's good, if you don't, too bad'.


My god. Had the star wars prequels been funded this way there would have been mass collective suicide.
 
2013-03-14 03:43:24 PM
 
2013-03-14 03:46:49 PM
I've seen this before.

1) Get investors on board.
2) Make cheapest movie possible.
3) Profit.
4) Profits outweigh crappiness or hatred of movie.

It's the Uwe Boll School of Creative Arts strategy.

Except the "investors" in this case make absolutely nothing.
 
2013-03-14 04:07:43 PM
What about video games?  I was always curious as to where they could have taken the Xenosaga series...or better yet Xenogears.
 
2013-03-14 04:48:24 PM

Flint Ironstag: Gunny Walker: Flint Ironstag: chewy milk: Bring back terminator: sarah conner chronicles!

This. I so want to see what happened next, with John a nobody, Cameron missing her brain, Alison alive, Weaver on John's side and Sarah trapped in the past.

Don't forget both of the Reese boys still alive.

And John Henry running around doing whatever the hell he was doing, with Cameron's brain. And my pet theory was the new leader of the resistance will be Weavers daughter, now grown up, who remembers past events and has had Weavers company and tech to play with.


Honestly I'd rather they retcon the slapped on ending with John ending up in the future with John Henry and Weaver. They were already going in an interesting direction with John Henry and everything else going on.
 
2013-03-14 05:14:43 PM

ModernLuddite: I've seen this before.

1) Get investors on board.
2) Make cheapest movie possible.
3) Profit.
4) Profits outweigh crappiness or hatred of movie.

It's the Uwe Boll School of Creative Arts strategy.

Except the "investors" in this case make absolutely nothing.


twi-ny.com
Likes where you're going with this
 
2013-03-14 05:28:48 PM

IC Stars: Could make an awesome film... [A Canticle of Liebowitz]


Hrm.

It's been awhile since I read it, but it's kind of dry for a film treatment. There's not a lot of action and the story spans a huge range of time. The whole nuclear holocaust thing is also kind of dated, these days.

Don't get me wrong: the book was great. I just think that it's one of those books that are basically impossible to adapt.
 
2013-03-14 05:32:30 PM
Saying The Cape had its weak points is like saying pudding has its squishy parts.
 
2013-03-14 05:34:00 PM
I'd put in for Better of Ted.

It seems like there'd be complications though... actors/writers not wanting to come back and such.

Worth the risk, though...
 
2013-03-14 05:56:25 PM
DNRTFA, but from the lack of the usual suspects in this thread, it sounds like a change from the obvious oft-spoken candidates.  That said, I'd be totally onboard with the idea of someone bringing back (well, just "bringing" since there was only a pilot episode that never saw air) the Global Frequency as a series.

/As long as they keep Michelle Forbes as Miranda Zero
 
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