Kickstarter is a fundraising platform not just for nerds, but it can be used for cultural productions as well. For a (admittedly nerdy) case in point, visit the official “Star Trek Continues” website, where fans of the original Star Trek series are reconstructing what the original could have been if NBC hadn’t cancelled the show in 1969. They used Kickstarter twice to fund their work, and the results are very professional.
I have only seen the first episode, but I was impressed by the way the “fans” have managed to capture the spirit of the admittedly original (which I first saw in black-and-white as a youngster!).
Click to go to the “Star Trek Continues” website
The “Open Culture” website has more to say about this series. At the same time, you may think about what this kind of movie/show production means for the “big shots” in the industry…