I understand the need people have to save a show. I do. They watch and in the process become emotionally attached to characters. They want to keep their favorite shows on. So they send people nuts or Mars Bars. At least with the Mars Bars the people at The CW got some candy. What I can’t stand watching though is when someone takes advantage of fans.
The latest rip off scam? Try this:
This is a scam. You’re never going to see your money or TSCC ever again. If you really want to burn your money I can start a paypal account too. Send me the money, and when you send enough I’ll pay for a DTV movie to be made, really. All we need is approximately $5M. So all you TSCC fans just send in $1. We’ll have your show saved.
Chances are very high that you’ll never see that moving billboard either. Chances are extremely high actually. You see this scam has been done before. Someone did this with MOONLIGHT. They got the money, and no moving billboard was ever seen.
Would a moving Billboard even work? NO. It wouldn’t do anything. This show is dead. Heck, as of today Warner has no plans to ever make another TERMINATOR movie. This franchise is D-E-A-D. If you thought the hit movie would save the TV show, what will a tremendous flop do for your TV show? It’s definitely not helping.
You want to save it, I’ll start that paypal account. I promise if it gets to $4M I’ll see the movie gets made with Glau, etc. and I’ll even hire a real writer to write the damn thing. However, I’ll only give you 4 months to gather the money. Any money left in the pot after 4 months is mine to do with as I see fit.
What you don’t trust me? Then why on earth have people given that site nearly $1,000? He doesn’t need $1,000 to help run his little web site, but you see that is the ripoff part. The small print: to maintain the site and pay for the billboard. He’ll likely get close to $2k. and keep the cash. Not a bad way to make $2k. Just put up a site and wait for the suckers to come give you money.
This show is dead. It’s a rotting corpse. It is 100% unsavable. I know the people at Warner. It’s dead. Now if you straight up paid them for a DTV… you’d convince them. They’d make it. They’d have it paid for and then they could make DVD profit from it. Hire someone who isn’t a hack to write it (in other words stay as far away from Friedman as possible) and you might get decent sales. Money is the only thing that can save this show.
If you pay for a moving billboard it will be the joke of the day that day on the lot. That isn’t good PR, that’s bad PR. However, I have no reason to trust that person will ever even do it. If they were serious, you’d be paying the billboard company directly. They’d set up a paypal account to do it. However, it’s not being done that way, which means scam.