I wasn't going to comment on the blastr article that appeared earlier in the week, but here I am... doing that anyway.
First I agree with the headline, it is most definitely a long shot.
Secondly I want to thank Dan Roth from blastr for the 3 backers who came in through their site, along with the 6 backers who came via gizmodo, who picked up the story from blastr. Any publicity is good publicity it seems.
But its fairly clear to me from reading the article that the author did not do much more than read the first few sentences of the project description. If he had he would realise what this project is all about.
Ok so we live in a TLDR world. Not much I can do about that.
The purpose of the project is pretty much a matter of "getting the band back together."
I am proposing a means of providing the capital for the original producers of the show to work with the rights holders and whatever distribution network they choose to revive a television show that many fans feel they were short changed over.
The fact that I am not affiliated with anyone connected with the show (apart from being a fan), is perhaps one reason this campaign has a chance of succeeding.
It would be completely inappropriate for a large corporation to take this initiative - ask the fans for funds to bring back a show that was cancelled? It's only an outsider could propose, and execute such an initiative.
I've addressed the issue of the rights many times on this site, so I won't go on about it here. you don't need rights to donate money to a corporation to revive a TV Show. They don't have to accept our charity, in which case, we'll withdraw the offer.