Crowdfunding has revolutionized art and technology, but it’s also revolutionized petty theft and grift. Here are 8 crowdfunding campaigns that lied, stole, cheated, and otherwise disrespected the ideal behind crowdfunding.
Browsing: “Veronica Mars”
This week, a ton of Godzilla Blu-rays stomp down into stores like a giant lizard foot. Also: Veronica Mars returns and Batman has a kid.
Why is every nerd so obsessed with that Veronica Mars movie? Um, ’cause it rocks. Even for those new to Neptune High.
It doesn’t yet look like anything I would seek out, because as a non-fan it isn’t giving me much.
I’m sure this means something to all the fans.
The moment I heard about the movie Bad Milo! – which is available on VOD as of today – it was clear it was as perfect a fit for my readership as buttplugs in a Manicorn.
The star of Scrubs, who almost certainly gets residual checks daily, is on Kickstarter. He wants you to fund a spiritual sequel to his highly unique, quirky indie in which a confused guy’s problems are all solved when Natalie Portman has sex with him. I think it was called Thor.
Yesterday, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas made Kickstarter history by meeting the highest goal the crowd-funding site has ever seen, raising well over $2 million for a feature film based on the beloved modern detective series. What other discontinued cult TV shows deserve a Kickstarter-funded movie too?
I can’t say it much better than this video does, except to note that WB has given its blessing to the fundraiser, and for hardcore fans with money to spare, the rewards are pretty outstanding.