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October 12 2005

Veronica Mars Season One (R1) DVD out today. A quick slightly random recap in Whedonesque's coverage: "Think Buffy" said Robert Bianco back in September of last year. "Hey! Alyson's going to be guesting!" said fans in January. And then of course, Joss Luvs Veronica.

When is Joss' guest appearance? I've watched the first 2 episodes of the season and I'm starting to get into the show. I don't know any of the character's history from last season(didn't see it except for that 1 ep which confused me), yet I am starting to like this show. Not love but like is good enough when theres not really that much good tv around.
Yay! I'm super happy. It actually comes out in about 9 hours for me.

I have a question though that I hope hasn't been asked too many times. Why exactly can't we post threads about Veronica Mars after the linked Joss post AND Joss' guest starring. How does that not merit any amount of threads dedicated to the said show?
I'm going to be getting this DVD set. I'm loving the second season as well, though some people tell me they feel it's not as much fun as it was in the first season anymore (I disagree).
Pastors Of Muppets: The reason why we don't posts threads about VM a lot is cause they have to be relevant to Whedonesque. Whenever the episode featuring Joss commences, obviously there will be a thread on the front page here about it.

But we do have a Veronica Mars forum at our sister site Whedonesque.org. We welcome our posters to join in.
By the by, Best Buy has it for 37.99 today (and Arrested Development S2 for $24.99 for Reward Zone members). I believe Joss is in ep 6 and unless the Veronica news in question has a specific Whedon-connection, then... NeptuneSite is always good for VM info.

ETA -- as Simon says above, there is some great discussion of VM going on over the .org boards.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-10-11 22:29 ]
It's two episodes in! How could you possibly make comparisons yet, especially considering it took (at the very least) half of the first season for VM to really start clicking?
Joss is going to be in ep 6.
Does anyone know when/whether the DVD will be available in the UK?
It's two episodes in! How could you possibly make comparisons yet, especially considering it took (at the very least) half of the first season for VM to really start clicking?


Well, I agree, but it's a 'not so much fun thus far' affair. But seeing as I don't agree with these people anyway, I'm not any good arguing their case. Probably shouldn't have mentioned it to begin with :-)
Its sophmore year. People are always going to go "its not as good as the first one". I mean, have you checked jumptheshark.com's buffy section? There were people posting there going it had jumped the shark way back when Angel lost his soul! Who'dathunkit?
God knows when it'll come out in the UK, it only started airing here last week (I think it's 5 eps a week though, so they'll be done soon), don't know how much of an audience it's pulling in, and it's in a crap timeslot (6pm weekdays). If you want to get it now I'd recommend Amazon or Play USA (quicker, but a bit more expensive), it's over 18 though, so it'll be a matter of luck (that really seems to be all it is) whether or not it gets a 10 customs charge slapped on it during transit. For once luck was on my side and my Dad was sent to the US this week so no risk of having to pay customs.

I'm liking season 2 so far, could be even better than season 1.
Veronica Mars has been on the tele here in the UK??? Since when/where??
I just got my DVDs today. They're pretty. Can't wait to watch the pilot episode. There's no commentary on these disks, but you can download an mp3 commentary for the pilot episode at Rob Thomas Online. Go to Veronica Mars > downloads > downloads > DVD commentary mp3.

[ edited by electricspacegirl on 2005-10-11 23:17 ]
Alright, so Ed and I were brought to the darkside, and we're enjoying it. We're planning a Marsathon tonight and tomorrow, to hopefully get caught up for tomorrow's ep. We can do 10 episodes in 2 days, right? I've got it all planned out, down to 20 minute dinner prep and a 15 minute shower for me. No, I'm not kidding...

I mean, if my husband is sober, that is.....
Ten eps in two days? Easy. But, yes, I'd recommend keeping Ed of the booze :-)

(and also: jealous - I'd love to do a Marsathon where I'm watching the eps for the first time).
I was going to hold off on buying Veronica Mars' first season DVDs, but then I read this review by Joss Whedon:
review and it reminded me how I just couldn't wait to see it again! I'm really looking forward to seeing Joss on the show, will this be his first time in a TV show when he isn't doing the Dance of Joy?

[ edited by zeitgeist to make link into a link on 2005-10-11 23:49 ]
Did anyone post Joss's review of the Veronica Mars Season 1 DVD set from the current Entertainment Weekly, the "Photo Issue" with Cameron Diaz on the cover? It was another love letter, of course.

review

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-10-11 23:50 ]
I think we should start posting aritcles on here related to veronica mars. so much of the whedonverse is involved in it some way or another. If you want to start posting things say "I". IIIIIII !!
If you want to start posting things say "I".


That would be no. Sorry. Not open for debate.

And yes Joss' EW review has already been posted here.
Whedonesque.com should be a democracy and those who visit it thousand times each day should have a say. just my opinion.
And when I said not open for debate, I meant it. Further discussion on board policy via email only.
ooo someones getting scared.
Bye bye CaptMEL.

I suggest we resume chatting about the Veronica Mars DVD and Aly's appearance etc.
That fear that you smell would be you, CaptMEL.
You're a poet and you don't...nevermind.
Yes it's over now. So back to the topic in hand.
Ten eps in two days? Easy. But, yes, I'd recommend keeping Ed of the booze :-)

Well, not two WHOLE days, obviously. I gotta work to keep my man in booze! But I'm figuring 7 episodes tonight after work(with Gilmore Girls and a shower break) and 3 episodes tomorrow before the 9pm showing of VM here on the west coast. Episode is 40 minutes...I've got it down to the second. So no variables tonight! No room for restroom breaks or phone calls!
Thinking about the numerous ways to listen to the mp3 commentary while watching the epi :) Of course I have a PC hooked up to my tv so aren't I just geeky. Could also rip and demux the epi and remux it with the mp3... Fun! (read time consuming)
Wow, that 'worthy champion of democracy' was not the sharpest tool in the shed....

Anyhoo, yes me and the missus have been enjoying Veronica Mars and we only just caught Aly's first appearance. I get the distinct impression she is having fun with that role! Now to see if we can do that marathon...would be handier if it was the weekend, but what can ya do...

Does anyone know how Aly's sitcom is doing? I don't mean to suggest I hope it doesn't succeed, I just wonder how much it interferes with guesting on VM.

Well, not two WHOLE days, obviously. I gotta work to keep my man in booze!

Tha's right. Haven't had enough today....

Of course I have a PC hooked up to my tv so aren't I just geeky.

Hm, well I can receive TV on my comp (if I plug a long and bothersome cable in) is that what you mean?
Mild Mike said:
Veronica Mars has been on the tele here in the UK??? Since when/where??


It started last Monday on LivingTV, weekdays at 6pm. Which brings LivingTV's total of good shows up to 1, Veronica isn't in good company on that channel.
Hm, well I can receive TV on my comp (if I plug a long and bothersome cable in) is that what you mean?


While my main machine does have tv in, I meant that I have another machine hooked directly up to my new tv (which accepts db15, dvi, and hdmi input) so no wacky converters or tv out chrontel chips or anything. Pretty neat for watching things like Doctor Who that I have to *ahem acquire electronically. *glares at BBCA and SciFi*

Also, HIMYM (Aly's new show) is doing well enough that it's got a 13 ep order, but not a full 22 if I'm not mistaken.
My wife and I have been watching it on Living+1 (so it's on at 7pm). I'm amused by the voice guy saying "Some scenes are unsuitable for young children". So why not put it on at a later time?
Pretty neat for watching things like Doctor Who that I have to *ahem acquire electronically. *glares at BBCA and SciFi*

Ahh, that is pretty neat. I have to burn a lot to video DVD for the similar reasons, hehe.

I'm amused by the voice guy saying "Some scenes are unsuitable for young children".

Huh? On Veronica Mars? Did I miss some episodes or is the season going to end in a really raunchy and violent way or something??
I could understand that warning for episode 2, young children shouldn't be exposed to Paris Hilton.

Nor anyone else actually.

Really a mystery why they're showing it at such an early time, couldn't possibly shift those Charmed repeats.
So am I correct that there is no way to keep and save the commentary? For those of us with 20 year old TVs, that is not helpful.
I could understand that warning for episode 2, young children shouldn't be exposed to Paris Hilton.

Nor anyone else actually.


I had to hide my eyes. :~P

To be honest, the first time we tried to watch VM, that was one of the things that turned me off. But I'm glad we pushed through the....her....thing...and got to good tv!
What? Rogue Slayer is now a Veronica Mars fan? What alternate universe did I fall into? Did somebody make a wish? ;)

[ edited by electricspacegirl on 2005-10-12 00:41 ]
EdDantes, from what I understand Aly's sit-com is doing very well, but that she is not too busy to appear on Veronica Mars and would welcome the opportunity. I heard they were trying to think about away to writer her into a scene with Charisma (which wouldn't be too hard since they both have Logan in common). I hope I get my DVDs quickly, because I'd like to rewatch last season.
Oh and thank you, zeitgeist, for fixing my link!
Oh, and Rogue, Rob does funny things with stunt casting he's forced into. Did you notice how Paris' character was portrayed? That's what made it acceptable to me. I thought it was funny. Rob was given a list of actors and the network wanted Tara Reid to play Trina Echolls. He was sternly against it. He chose Aly off that list instead because he liked her work.

Concerning the current season: hey, it's only two episodes in. People are complaining that it's not as fun already? (I've read such sentiment on other boards) Yes, it's a very different feel than last year. In my opinion, it should be. Buffy reinvented itself year by year, and that's what kept it fresh. It seems to me that some people just can't handle change.

I like this season so far. It's very mysterious and I have a feeling that the mysteries will slowly unfold to reveal a deeper emotional arc for Veronica. I'm so happy it's not summer anymore. That was a long time to wait for my V fix.

[ edited by electricspacegirl on 2005-10-12 01:08 ]

[ edited by electricspacegirl on 2005-10-12 02:08 ]
OMG - people don't like how this season is starting?!?! I think it's been fantastic so far and seems like it's going to be even better this year than last.
I feel the same way, Blwessels. Imagine that, us agreeing. ;)
So far, I'm also enjoying the season. Obvious changes are expected. Veronica's situation has completely changed and I'm GLAD it isn't the same thing again. Keeping the show fresh and constantly progressing is a good thing.
The DVDs are SO purty. *makes out with them*

Most of the deleted scenes were obviously deleted for a resason, but these DVDs are going to converting a lot of vic..er viewers this weekend ;)

Also I am loving season two, it took awhile for the pace to start roaring last year as well, but I am sucked in so far. I think it should be almost as good as last year :)
I'm waiting till payday to pick up the Season One set -- I can't wait! I've only (yes, it's true) seen the first episode. NOTHING ELSE. That one episode was enough to get me interested. Not to mention that it hasn't hurt to hear all of the talk of great writing, Joss' personal seal-o'-approval, Aly's guest slot, and Charisma and Joss' upcoming appearances.

Yeah, I have to wait till payday. I totally blew all of my extra money on some three-disc DVD set for a show about a bunch of people flying around in space. That's all I really know. Anyone heard about this one? It was only on for something like 12 episodes, was made by the same guy who created Buffy and Angel.... Oh, and I think there's a movie out now that basically expands on the show.

;)
Gang, thanks for not spilling VM S2 details. Much appreciated. Sounds delish, though.

Here in Canada, CTV is currently dropping the ball, as per usual, on season 2. Anyone hear of CTV's plans? I sent them an email to which I expected no reply and wish to thank them for not disppointing me. Sigh . . .

Just picked up S1 box set. Much fist-pumping . . . Will now settle down and watch the pilot I never saw.
I just got a message from Rob Thomas Online that VM will NOT be pre-empted again on the West Coast for Baseball.

That's good news. Hey, does anyone know how much better it's doing in ratings this year? I saw a figure but I have no idea what the figures were for last year. Is there a chart or graph or something I can look at?
The ratings for the premiere were the best ever 3.29 million.

And the ratings for the second episode were up again form last years average of 2.5 million at least (even though most of the West coast affliates pre-empted Veronica). Though down from the premiere, I think the final number for the second episode was around 2.7 million.

Rob gives the show a 50-50 chance and says that the network really believes in the show so its not all about the numbers, but 50-50 doesnt really work for me =/

[ edited by Bspalek on 2005-10-12 18:10 ]
No kidding, Bspalek. 50/50 doesn't work for me either.

Saw the pilot and first ep now. I could see this is going to become a really good show. (I'd only seen a few middle eps and last four, which really turned me on. Rockin' show!)
95/5 doesn't work for me let alone 50/50. Just need to figures to hold/rise and surely we'll be ok...

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