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Title: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 07, 2021, 07:06:27 PM
But it will probably look different. Looks like Jonah will return as host, which is good. Episodes will be released independently, mostly by a subscription website. Details here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/makemoremst3k (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/makemoremst3k)

It's been up for a day and they're already 65% of the way to funding the first 3 episodes, so it's going to happen.

I would consider chipping in $100 for the season download IF it looks like they are going to get all the way to 12 episodes. If they stall out at 3, 6 or even 9 it probably wouldn't be worth it. I'll stay in "wait and see" mode for now.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on April 08, 2021, 08:16:29 AM
I too am on the fence, but will likely plunk down my hard earned cash. Personally, I would have preferred for them to have used Shout Factory's own streaming service, as they're more personally invested in the success of the show than Netflix was. But I guess it too late to change it up.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 11, 2021, 12:24:14 PM
The first three episodes were funded in the first two days. They'll almost certainly get to six, I'll continue monitoring to see if they get to 9 or 12.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on April 12, 2021, 07:26:17 AM
I would consider chipping in $100 for the season download IF it looks like they are going to get all the way to 12 episodes. If they stall out at 3, 6 or even 9 it probably wouldn't be worth it. I'll stay in "wait and see" mode for now.

Chew on this. What if the Kickstarter fails to make it to the 12 episode level because too many potential pledgers took this approach?


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 12, 2021, 07:46:54 AM
I would consider chipping in $100 for the season download IF it looks like they are going to get all the way to 12 episodes. If they stall out at 3, 6 or even 9 it probably wouldn't be worth it. I'll stay in "wait and see" mode for now.

Chew on this. What if the Kickstarter fails to make it to the 12 episode level because too many potential pledgers took this approach?

A significant number will take that approach, and my actions won't meaningfully effect that either way.

I think that usually Kickstarters raise a lot of money when they're first announced, and then again near the very end as the push to reach the final goal (or stretch goal). I'm waiting until the last week to chip in for the final push.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 18, 2021, 01:13:13 PM
Now that 3 episodes are funded and they will reach at least 6 at the worst, I bit the bullet and backed. I may bump up my donation if/when they get close to the 9 and 12 episode level. I also expect more add-on rewards to be added: recordings of the 2018-2020 live shows, which were made but have never been released. If they add those I'll buy them.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 18, 2021, 08:40:48 PM
There's still an audience and I love that. 

MST3K wasn't meant for a Netflix type crowd that binge watches the whole season and I think some Netflix people who funded last time felt let down not 'knowing' the product so to speak. 

I truly hope they reach the goal and get all 12 financed.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 23, 2021, 08:50:53 AM
Halfway through and they've funded six episodes. I have a feeling it's going to stall at 9 though.

Joel made a few announcements. The hosting duties will be split between Jonah and Emily (the host from the latest live shows). If 9 episodes are funded Joel will host one, if 10 are funded he will host 2. The show will be shot remotely, which sounds like a huge negative but Joel tried to spin it as a positive.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 27, 2021, 01:19:49 PM
Last night's livestream of "Hobgoblins" and a short you probably haven't seen before, and a chance to meet the new cast members.

https://youtu.be/hugO9coWrw0


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 01, 2021, 05:15:49 PM
Another livestream with a different cast: GAMERA V. GUIRON (one of my favorite episodes)

https://youtu.be/lAC6lvgRydU


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 02, 2021, 08:04:23 PM
Halfway through and they've funded six episodes. I have a feeling it's going to stall at 9 though.

Joel made a few announcements. The hosting duties will be split between Jonah and Emily (the host from the latest live shows). If 9 episodes are funded Joel will host one, if 10 are funded he will host 2. The show will be shot remotely, which sounds like a huge negative but Joel tried to spin it as a positive.
Might be an insurance thing with Covid nowadays if I read correctly.  Even bigger budget shows like Walking Dead just had issues with filming and having to have episodes only focused on 'certain characters' to advance the plot as I think Atlanta (or whichever part of Georgia they shoot) didn't want a huge cast and crew, etc, and not everyone being vaccinated, etc.  I dunno.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 05, 2021, 07:33:18 AM
Recently passed the nine episode mark. At the time I'm writing this, they have 62 hours to go. Since Kickstarters often have a surge over the last couple of days, reaching the twelve episode mark is within the realm of possibility.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 05, 2021, 07:48:48 AM
"Werewolf" livestream with special guest Bill Corbett (who apparently will not be joining the new cast, as hoped, but announced that Rifftrax will kick in some bonus rewards for backers of this project).

https://youtu.be/QHF8PwjEa2g


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 07, 2021, 07:56:50 AM
The $5.5M goal has been reached. Now it's a question of whether or not they can match the original Kickstarter.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 07, 2021, 09:44:28 AM
That's insane. Joel and team organize brilliant Kickstarters. The question now is what stretch goals they have in mind. At least one extra episode, I suppose.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 08, 2021, 06:46:00 AM
Final total was a hair over $6.5M. I believe this may actually be more than the original Kickstarter.

There are already plans for a Christmas special and a Halloween special. I say do like the Peanuts franchise and have an Arbor Day special. The 1990 movie The Guardian would be the perfect candidate.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 08, 2021, 09:56:07 AM
Yep, set a new record. I pledged a total of $180 for which I will get

The 13-episode season on Blu-ray + downloads of all episodes
10 more downloadable classic episodes (added for for the KTMAs, which I regretted not getting last time they were offered)
Stickers, cup and popcorn bucket, t-shirt
12 month pass to the "Gizmoplex"
1 month pass to "Rifftrax Friends"
Rifftrax short
Downloadable Rifftrax movie (unfortunately, I already own the one they're sending, "Gammera the Invincible")
Rifftrax "just the jokes" track of "Wizard of Oz" (this could be fun but I've never fiddled with "just the jokes" tracks before)

A decent value, I guess. I'm hoping for the best.



Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 10, 2021, 07:36:33 PM
So far, three movies have been announced. They are Robot Wars (1993, from our old pal Charlie Band), Demon Squad (2019, what looks like an indy produced urban fantasy film), and Gamera vs Jiger, with the return of Kon "Cornjob" Omura sporting some unfortunate facial hair.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 10, 2021, 08:53:39 PM
So far, three movies have been announced. They are Robot Wars (1993, from our old pal Charlie Band), Demon Squad (2019, what looks like an indy produced urban fantasy film), and Gamera vs Jiger, with the return of Kon "Cornjob" Omura sporting some unfortunate facial hair.

I prefer to be surprised by the titles (not a knock on you, Joel is the one leaking them and I disagree with that decision of his). Anyway, if they have JIGER, hopefully they'll get the other 2 Showa Gamera films they haven't done yet, too.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Sitting Duck on May 11, 2021, 08:35:12 AM
Sorry about that. I'll try to spoiler blank any titles announced in the future.


Title: Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back again, again
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 11, 2021, 08:47:41 AM
Sorry about that. I'll try to spoiler blank any titles announced in the future.

No, I had heard the titles already. I was saying I wish Joel hadn't spoiled them.