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  •  I really liked the series. (0+ / 0-)

    Kind of petered out in the last season though.  There are certain concepts that have a character time-limit, and once Veronica was old enough to be a real detective, the premise got a little strained.  "College private eye" isn't that much of a social juxtaposition.  

    I'm sure I'm probably the gazillionth person to say this, but I don't know why Veronica Mars would be resurrected before Firefly.  And I don't know why either would be reiterated in movie form (in the latter case, following Serenity) instead of just bringing back the TV series.  A series can be made for chump change compared to a movie, and allows much more creative freedom.

    Without a strong safety net and living wage, all labor is forced labor.

    by Troubadour on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:48:56 AM PDT

    •  Since the production is being crowd funded (2+ / 0-)
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      I think there will be considerable creative freedom, unless perhaps if Warner Bros. rears its ugly head and, seeing the enthusiasm decides to get involved.

      They actually tried to reprise the series to no avail, Veronica was meant to move on to the FBI but WB wouldn't move on it. This movie will be low budget and will come in for a lot less, I believe than a full year's series. Since it never relied on special effects or action sequences the low budget should not be a major impediment to an outstanding final product.

      Just parenthetically, I don't agree that the final year petered out but to each his own. I would haved loved to see where the Mafia thread was going to lead had it continued. I do grant that in the movie there will be a difficult transition to more mature characters given that the 10 year reunion HS reunion is expected to be featured. I hope they can redefine a more mature Veronica without losing the edge that made it so great in the first place.

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      by Pirogue on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:05:05 AM PDT

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      •  Certain characters are most compelling (0+ / 0-)

        at limited periods of time in their lives, and stretching out the same internal conflicts too long requires either unfairly hobbling their progress - and thus diminishing the importance of what went before - or relying on increasingly improbable external factors to keep them in the state we originally found them.  

        On the other hand, it could be workable if they allowed Veronica to become boring and strong as the character arc suggests while expanding the scope to a larger frame of other characters whom she would affect in various ways.  I.e., no longer about her so much as about how she influences others.  That would be good.  But the temptation is always strong in revisiting cult classics to just reiterate.

        Without a strong safety net and living wage, all labor is forced labor.

        by Troubadour on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:12:42 AM PDT

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    •  Joss was asked the question... (2+ / 0-)
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      He said that between Avengers 2 & the SHIELD tv show, he's tied up with Marvel basically for the next 3 years. He's been so busy lately he hasn't even been able to get Dr. Horrible 2 off the ground, which is a much smaller project.

      He said in several years, after current things die down, after Fillion is off Castle, etc...they'll probably look into it. He still would love to revisit that universe.

      But the longer it takes, the less likely it seems...sadly.

      Our Fair City...a campy post-apocalyptic science fiction radio epic!

      by The BBQ Chicken Madness on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:07:52 AM PDT

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      •  The analogy I always use for the cancellation (0+ / 0-)

        of Firefly would be if a dingo ate baby Jesus.  It was emblematic of that whole fucking decade.

        Without a strong safety net and living wage, all labor is forced labor.

        by Troubadour on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:15:12 AM PDT

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