Once upon a time, the late Senator Robert Byrd, once petition on the floor of the Senate, to save his favorite TV show, "Gunsmoke". Before the age of the internet, that was probably the most well-known recorded incident, of a fan, saving a TV show from cancellation; now it's hard to believe that actually worked. (Well, not that hard actually, "Gunsmoke" had been on for too long to begin with, and was already saved many times by CBS, including famous incident, where it got it's twentieth season, and forced a sudden, late cancellation of "Gilligan's Island".) Anyway, the point being is that, the moment a TV show, with any kind of remote popularity, seems rumored to be on the chopping block, there's automatically a "Save the Show" campaign, starting on the internet, and apparently the more rabid the fanbase is to save a show, the more likely the show gets saved, or at least they hope so, or at least have the show continue in some manner.
At least with "Veronica Mars," they wrote the movie first, and then started asking for funding, at least that means the creators already have the next chapter, and they came up with that on their own, and they're doing it their way. Hopefully that's a good thing, and especially since that show's material always seemed better for film than television.
"I can't wait to see (Insert movie here)"
Well no shit, it looks good. That's what trailers and the media machine are supposed to do, make things look good. Is it actually good; that's something you can't tell 'til you watch it. This excitement over such things, I find frustrating, especially when it's nothing more than anticipation. When I get excited for a movie, you'll know 'cause I've seen it, and I'll be telling you about it. But, this constant discussion I see and hear from people, about movies beforehand, especially on other film blogs, confuses me, and it never seems to end. From my experiences, it's never a great idea to look ahead and get excited for things. Rarely does the hype every live up to it, and besides that, when you come in, with fewer expectations, especially if it actually turns out to be good, it'll be more of a pleasure and maybe it can be enjoyed more. Anyway, a lot of people, look forward to movies these days, and frankly, it just seems like they're looking too far ahead.
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