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Veronica Mars movie -- if you help!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2014 #701 of 1125
    StacieH

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    I'm rewatching the series for the 3rd time. Well, fourth if you count when it was on the air..third time this year. And I have to say, I'm still impressed with how much story they were able to get in to each episode! I'm just starting Season 3.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2014 #702 of 1125
    DreadPirateRob

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    I started rewatching this weekend, now that it's on Amazon Prime. Not sure how regularly I'll get to it with my usual shows starting back up, but I made it through the first 3 eps. Man, I can't believe how much I've forgotten - I remembered the basics of the Wallace and Weevil introductions, but I had completely forgotten about the extended Paris Hilton cameo. :)

    I watched it via Airplay from my iPad, thrown up to the Apple TV. Picture quality was a little funky at the beginning of each ep, but it sorted itself out after a minute or so.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2014 #703 of 1125
    smak

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    I've been watching on the XBOX Amazon app. Looks pretty decent. Better then my ripped DVDs

    I'd have to say that the pilot is probably in the top 5 pilots of the last 20 years.

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  4. Jan 13, 2014 #704 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    It's even better if you watch it with the extended cold open. Without that, it's still OK, but that extended cold open just completes the episode.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2014 #705 of 1125
    MikeekiM

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    I am starting to watch the series for the very first time... I just finished the pilot... what is the "extended cold open"?
     
  6. Jan 13, 2014 #706 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    It's on the DVDs... been a while, I forget where. It was intended to be attached to the beginning of the pilot episode, but was cut for the version that actually aired, and the version that appears on DVDs and is streaming. Here it is on YouTube:


    (Cold Open, for those puzzled by the terminology, is television terminology for a scene that precedes a title sequence. "Cold" refers to dropping an audience "cold" into the show without the title sequence to introduce the show; "open" means that it opens, or begins, the show. As an example, the first sketch on Saturday Night Live is referred to as a cold open.)
     
  7. Jan 13, 2014 #707 of 1125
    smak

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    Hmmm, Amazon streaming seems to have NO cold open.

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  8. Jan 13, 2014 #708 of 1125
    MikeekiM

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    Thanks...glad I got to watch it before continuing on with the rest of the series...

    I know it has no bearing on any of the future content, but glad I watched it while the first ep was still fresh in my mind!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 #709 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    What's funny is that I always remember the first episode as starting with that "cold open", which is Rob T's preferred cut. But if memory serves, the network disagreed and began the ep with the high school scene for air. So I must have seen that alternate cut when the show debuted, but I just don't remember it. The series has always begun with Veronica staking out the motel, in my mind. (Which it certainly should.)
     
  10. Jan 13, 2014 #710 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    Ok, this is cool. I just stumbled upon this through a Google search. I know nothing about this site, have nothing to do with it, but here it is:
    Veronica Mars - Pilot - Script (an earlier edit than the one that aired)
    Veronica Mars - Story Notes (also very early)

    I can't definitively verify that these are legit, but they look to me like they are. The script looks like it's an early version of the pilot, back when Rob Thomas was planning on selling it to HBO or Showtime, not UPN. The show notes seem to be from about the same timeframe. It's interesting to see changes to the show as it evolved toward the version that aired.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2014 #711 of 1125
    Wil

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    Whether from reruns or versions available on line I'd guess a lot of VM viewers saw the opening in the first episode.

    I didn't see the first few episodes first run; I stumbled onto the series I think episode #4 or so because I heard about it (maybe here on TCF) and have always liked the Nancy Drew formula. It may even have been in reruns at that point. So I then got the first few episodes from nefarious sources and the opening was there.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2014 #712 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    I'm wondering if the extended open aired somewhere like Canada, but not here, and that's how so many people saw it (downloads of the episode capped from Canada).
     
  13. Jan 14, 2014 #713 of 1125
    DevdogAZ

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    I definitely remember seeing that extended cold open when I watched. I think I watched S1 via torrents during the summer after it first aired, because I know I caught up and watched S2 and S3 live as they aired.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2014 #714 of 1125
    smak

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    The DVD I bought originally had it. I'm not sure if there were 2 versions of the pilot on the DVD, but the same cold opening that is in that youtube, is the one on my PC.

    Amazon streaming has no cold opening, which makes the pilot <40 minutes which is pretty short.

    -smak-
     
  15. Jan 14, 2014 #715 of 1125
    Lori

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    It's on my DVD, too.
     
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    Maui

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    I rather likethe poster. I originally ponied up for the signed poster but then backed it down to the $100 donation.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2014 #717 of 1125
    LoadStar

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  18. Jan 15, 2014 #718 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    I was just going to post that. Looking forward to some details.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2014 #719 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    Well, details... unless he was kidding, of course. Hard to tell.
     
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