Scott Humbert/The CW
March 15, 2013 at 03:31 PM EDT

A couple days ago, my Entertainment Geekly co-host Jeff Jensen broke the news that Veronica Mars was staging a comeback from the TV graveyard, with creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell raising $2 million on Kickstarter for a movie. They reached that fundraising goal in about three seconds, a potentially gamechanging moment for TV fans who still yearn for more of their favorite shows. (Carnivalé: Your chariot has arrived.) Jeff, a former Veronica Mars recapper, is understandably excited; I am a bit more skeptical.

In the new episode of Entertainment Geekly, I try to rain on the parade of all Veronica Mars fans. Then, Jeff stages an anti-cynicism intervention as we continue a conversation we started on Twitter about franchise movies, the power of nostalgia, the innocence of childhood, and the danger of cynicism. Spider-Man 3 gets a shout-out!

Listen to the complete podcast below, or check us out in the iTunes store. Tweet arguments and counterarguments to us at @EWDocJensen and @DarrenFranich. (And remember, you can ask me whatever geeky question is on your mind over at Vyou.)

Past Podcasts:

The Untold Story of Marvel (with guest star Sean Howe!)

‘Big Brother’ finale, ‘Last Resort’ premiere, and the fall videogame preview

Fall Geek TV Preview

Entertainment Geekly looks at ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Cloud Atlas,’ and the other geeky fall movies

Wonder Woman and Superman in love! Plus: More ‘Big Brother’

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