e_galston wrote:it's one thing if its a producer of the show (like Rob Thomas and Veronica Mars) or a creator trying to get something published that may not otherwise get published since they are tied to the product or own it... but for some random person to start asking for money, AFTER the owner of the show in question said they wouldn't bring it back, it just reeks of scam
Of course it's a scam, in my opinion. They're asking for money, as you say, to fund production of a show they don't own the rights to, and one the rights holders have already said "yeah, we're not doing that."
Thus, in a few months when this website can't produce YJ episodes, it won't be their fault; "Sorry fans, we tried our best, but WB won't let us."
And when people begin asking "Well, ok, that sucks, can we get our donations back?" The whole site might just quietly disappear, never to be seen or heard from again.
The only thing you'll crowdfund is their Caribbean getaway to lay low.