Site Updates: May 2007

  • May 30, 2007

    Oh, you guys. I don't even know what to say. It's been a blast, huh? Three years of show and over two years of MI.net, coming to an end. Well, the show, at least. We here at MI.net are committed to remaining the best VM fansite in the Wide Wide World of Web, and this site won't be disappearing into the ether any time soon.

    Thank you all so much for spreading the word and making sure this site was successful in its original purpose: educating new viewers so they could discover the wonder of Veronica Mars for themselves. We expanded far beyond our original scope, and at times, I think we were mostly entertaining ourselves, but we hope you were entertained as well. Thank you for the e-mails; they did not go unread. We're grateful for having had the opportunity to enhance your enjoyment of Veronica Mars and bewilder you with endless pop culture references.

    Take care, Martians, Marshmallows, Neptunites, Pirates, Rough Riders. Keep chasing the storm.

    Here's a list of stuff we updated:
    Episode - Added quotes, details, roundtable review, cultural references, and cast list for 3.20 "The Bitch Is Back." The season three summary has also been updated for the last time.
    Character bios - Updated the bios for Veronica Mars, Wallace Fennel (an all-new retrospective, a must-read!), Logan Echolls (also an all-new retrospective and a must-read!), Keith Mars, Dick Casablancas, Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Parker Lee, Vincent Van Lowe, Nish Sweeney (now with added last name!), Chip Diller, Jake Kane (I know!), and Clarence Wiedman, Jr. (I KNOW!!!). And the very final upgrade in Neptune goes to Deputy Gills. We salute you, Deputy Gills. You were an ass once, and then you were an ass twice. Lamb would have been proud.
    Who's Who - Added 92 new entries and 2 updated entries to the Who's Who. Yeah, you read that right. That includes 53 members of the Castle and 17 of Dick's email buddies, many of them shout-outs to behind-the-scenes folk. And every single one of them has a unique bio. Just like the show, we're going out strong. God bless you, Rick Pickett. God bless you and then kick you in the balls.
    Neptune Graveyard - Added *sniff* the show to the graveyard. Dawn Ostroff, you murderer! MY DAUGHTER!!
    Timeline - Updated Before High School, The High School Years - Senior Year, and The College Years - Freshman Year.

    -Polter-Cow
  • May 27, 2007

    Isn't it great that we got another good Weevil episode before the end? Yeah, let's look on the bright side here, guys. At least the very last MOTW was pretty kickass.

    Okay, here's some more good news to focus on: not only will there be more extras on the season three DVDs, but there will also be Rob Thomas commentaries! Start saving your money now.

    We're not ready to let go of the show yet, so we're only updating with one episode today. Look for the finale update later this week.

    Here's a list of stuff we updated:
    Episode - Added quotes, details, roundtable review, cultural references, and cast list for 3.19 "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down." The season three summary has also been updated.
    Character bios - Updated the bios for Wallace Fennel, Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Dick Casablancas, Eli "Weevil" Navarro, Logan Echolls, Vincent Van Lowe, Professor David Winkler, and...Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas! Come on, you know posthumous character development is the coolest thing. Meanwhile, the Student Formerly Known as "Preppy Girl" has become Jenny Budosh.
    Who's Who - Added 48 new entries and 1 updated entry to the Who's Who.
    Timeline - Updated Before High School, The High School Years - Sophomore Year, and The College Years - Freshman Year.

    -Polter-Cow
  • May 23, 2007

    Wow. The show went out strong, with two of the best episodes of the season. And the finale, while not written to be a series finale, brought everything full circle and left our noir heroine right where she belongs: in the rain, an outcast once more.

    The awesomeness of the episodes gave us double the oomph: we have summaries, lists of important parts, and cast lists for both 3.19 "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down" and 3.20 "The Bitch Is Back."

    The CW, however, is not as awesome and only has a creative commentary up for the first episode. Chris Lowell remains hilarious.

    -Polter-Cow
  • May 20, 2007

    The show may be cancelled, but we're not out of a job yet. In this time of mourning, we funnel our grief into uploading fervor, as we continue to provide you high-quality content up until the bitter end, just like the show does.

    For instance, we have an interview with Leah Wilson, co-editor of Neptune Noir, an anthology of Veronica Mars essays. The other co-editor? Rob Thomas himself, who provides an introduction to the book and introduces each essay. It will make you fall in love with the show all over again. Learn how this anthology came to be, and then go buy it!

    With your leftover money, we suggest you donate to Invisible Children and support a charity started by none other than Ryan Hansen. Show the world Veronica Mars fans are the most generous there are.

    And now, for the antepenultimate episode of the best teen-noir television series there ever was.

    Here's a list of stuff we updated:
    Episode - Added quotes, details, roundtable review, cultural references, and cast list for 3.18 "I Know What You'll Do Next Summer." The season three summary has also been updated.
    Character bios - Updated the bios for Veronica Mars, Wallace Fennel, Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie, Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Parker Lee, Dick Casablancas, Cliff McCormack, Liam Fitzpatrick, Richard "Big Dick" Casablancas, and Deputy Jerry Sacks (now with a first name!). We couldn't completely understand what he was saying before, but now we've also updated Deputy Leo D'Amato. And scraping in under the wire to become tertiary characters are Mrs. Lee and Wilson Behan.
    Who's Who - Added 27 new entries and 1 updated entry to the Who's Who.
    Timeline - Updated Before High School, The High School Years - Freshman Year, The High School Years - Sophomore Year, The High School Years - Junior Year, and The College Years - Freshman Year.

    Break out the tissues for the TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE, guys! Remember that it starts at 8/7c, so you get two episodes for the price of...two, really. If the past season finales are any indication, something is likely to blow up.

    -Polter-Cow
  • Veronica Mars cancelled

    Veronica Mars has been cancelled. No FBI storyline. No mid-season replacement. No Santa Claus.

    Check out our media page for the latest info. You can also post your thoughts on our forum.

    Excuse me...can't type any more...

    -wyk
  • May 16, 2007

    Oh my God! I can't believe they killed [character]! And [character]! AND [CHARACTER]! And maybe even [character]!!!

    Wait, that was Heroes. Meanwhile, on Veronica Mars, no one died, but everyone cried, inside, as they made summer plans. It's because they still don't know whether they'll actually be coming back to school or not.

    Here's the sitch, you guys: tomorrow, Dawn Ostroff is going to announce the fall schedule for the CW, and Veronica Mars will not be on it. This does not mean the show has been cancelled, however. Currently, all our hope lies in midseason, and as far as we can gather, every bit of that hope is wrapped up in the prospect of seeing Veronica in the FBI.

    At least these last episodes are good, right?

    Remember just how good last night's episode was with our summary, list of important parts, and cast list for 3.18 "I Know What You'll Do Next Summer." Then listen to Ryan and Jason and Kristen and visit Invisible Children. It's what Wallace would want you to do! After you're done with that, watch Chris Lowell be hilarious about the episode on CW Extras.

    -Polter-Cow
  • May 13, 2007

    I once met an episode
    or should I say
    it once met me.

    Here it is, ladies and germs, the update for 3.17 "Debasement Tapes," guest-starring PAUL RUDD! Let's just be thankful that Rob Thomas didn't go with his original idea of having PAUL RUDD! be British, or else we would have had a reverse-House on our hands. Hear the writer and director slaver over PAUL RUDD! See Chris Lowell buzz about PAUL RUDD!

    PAUL EFFING RUDD!

    Here's a list of stuff we updated:
    Episode - Added quotes, details, roundtable review, cultural references, and cast list for 3.17 "Debasement Tapes." The season three summary has also been updated.
    Character bios - Updated the bios for Keith Mars, Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie, Jeff Ratner, Logan Echolls, Danny Boyd, Vincent Van Lowe, and Bronson Pope. Cementing their place in Hearst history are Trish Vaughn and Professor Corrigan.
    Who's Who - Added 41 new entries and 3 updated entries to the Who's Who.
    Timeline - Updated Before High School and The College Years - Freshman Year.

    Now it's time for this bird to fly. See you next week. Same Mars-time, same Mars-channel!

    -Inigo, alliterator
  • May 9, 2007

    Here are the secrets to My Pretty Pony:

    1. They're actually Cotton Mather in disguise. Listen closely.
    2. Johnny Scopes is actually Rob Thomas in disguise. Look closely.

    Entertain yourselves with our summary, list of important parts, and cast list for 3.17 "Debasement Tapes." Then take a look at our season three summary, which provides an overview of what may be the final season for this little show, at least as we know it. By this time next week, we should know its fate. Keep your fingers crossed, and offer Dawn Ostroff your eternal souls!

    -Polter-Cow
  • May 6, 2007

    Hey, guys! It's your friendly neighborhood Polter-Cow, here with this week's update! We really hope you're new to the show, because that means our flyer campaign has been a rousing success. This past episode was the first episode without an ongoing mystery, but it still managed to please fans with our favorite characters. If you liked those characters, you don't have to wait for a new episode to return to Neptune! You can watch other season three episodes at CW TV!

    You know what else you can watch? If you go to the CW Extras and click on Interviews, you can spend a couple minutes with PAUL RUDD, who explains a little bit about this character on this week's episode and reveals that he's actually very good friends with some of the people who work on the show. Tell all your Paul Rudd-loving friends to tune in this week! With their Nielsen boxes in tow!

    MI.net is pleased to announce the release of Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars, a collection of essays about the show by various media writers, including TWoP's own Couch Baron. Topics range from everything to the cars people drive and classic noir tropes to feminism and, yes, Logan/Veronica. Rob Thomas wrote an introduction to the book and introduces every single essay with his own thoughts on the subject. It's a must-have for any VM fan! And any MI.net fan! Smart Pop was, well, smart enough to have us fact-check/edit the book, and we won't tell you just how much of an influence we might have had. Really, guys, it's Wiedman! It's ON HIS DOOR. Look for us in the Acknowledgements!

    Here's the list of stuff that we updated.
    Episode - Added quotes, details, roundtable review, cultural references, mystery speculation (sniff!), and cast list for 3.16 "Un-American Graffiti." The season three summary has been updated as well.
    Character bios - Updated the bios for Veronica Mars, Parker Lee, Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie, Dick Casablancas, and Max.
    Neptune Graveyard - We have not added the mystery arcs. But if you're feeling nostalgic, witness all the casualties of Rob Thomas's pen.
    Who's Who - Added 35 new entries and 2 updated entries to the Who's Who.
    Timeline - Updated Before High School and The College Years - Freshman Year.

    Now that you've read our perspective on the episode, listen to the podcast featuring writer Robby Hull and editor Dan Gabbe as they discuss the episode, relate anecdotes, and tell bad jokes.

    -Polter-Cow
  • May 2, 2007

    It sure was good to be back in Neptune after eight weeks away. And to be given hefty doses of Wallace and Mac? That was just the icing on the freaky-ass Logan/Parker-screened cake.

    If you, like millions of other people across the country, did not catch last night's episode, take a look at our summary, list of important parts, and cast list for 3.16 "Un-American Graffiti."

    -Polter-Cow

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