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Latest Updates from Our Project:
GIZMOPLEX LAUNCH WEEK continues with THREE NIGHTS of special livestream TRIBUTE SHOWS devoted to classic episodes!
3 days ago
– Fri, May 13, 2022 at 11:32:46 AM
Starting tonight, join us for our Gizmoplex Tribute Week, featuring three special events devoted to classic episodes.
TONIGHT – that’s WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 – at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, we will be replayingour first tribute show, which is dedicated to Manos: The Hands of Fate, and also features the public premiere of a BRAND NEW SHORT “Pipeline to the Clouds,” new bonus host segments, and a fascinating post-show discussion with Jackey Neyman Jones, who played Debbie in the film.
TOMORROW – that's THURSDAY, MAY 12 – at 8pm ET / 5pm PT,we’ll be paying homage to Future War, also with the premiere of a brand new short, new bonus host segments, and a live post-show discussion with Jonah Ray, Emily Marsh, Kelsey Ann Brady, and Conor McGiffin.
And on FRIDAY THE 13TH at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, join us for a special Pesky Critters Month livestream special event, as we revisit beloved fan favorite Hobgoblins, along with a brand new short and new bonus host segments, plus a post-show discussion including Mary Jo Pehl and Ken Hall, the creature creator behind those darn hobgoblins.
You can post your questions for the live events here on the forums, and we may ask your question during the show! (Please note that the Manos event is a replay so we won’t be taking any new questions tonight.)
And remember: if you have an active GIZMOPLEX MEMBER PASS, but you can’t make any of these events, they’ll become available to replay in your personal collection just a few hours after the show is complete.
Just want new episodes, not livestreams? We’ve got you!
If you are looking to watch the new season 13 episode screeners without all the live event extras, you can find those in your GIZMOPLEX MEMBER PASS (assuming you have one).
Moving forward, new episodes and shorts will appear in your Gizmoplex Pass at 12:01am ET on the day each one premieres.
Credits where credits are due
As many of you have noticed, the final cuts of each episode now includes CREDITS – including a list of special thanks to backers! These backer credits are being evenly spaced out across all 13 episodes, so if you haven’t seen your name yet, don’t worry. We’re working on a way to let you know which episode your name will be on – more on that soon.
That's all for now! We hope to #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex this week.
The GIZMOPLEX opens TOMORROW! View the PREMIERE LINEUP and find out WHEN / HOW / WHERE to see the NEW EPISODES and LIVESTREAM EVENTS. PLUS: Introducing THEME MONTHS + Free Access to ALL CLASSIC EPISODES!
10 days ago
– Fri, May 06, 2022 at 09:57:59 PM
In This Update
SEE the Gizmoplex LAUNCH WEEK Schedule, and find out..
WHEN you'll get new episodes and shorts
HOW you'll get access to them (streaming vs. downloading)
WHERE you'll find them in the Gizmoplex
PLUS... Gizmoplex Theme Months kick off with... PESKY CRITTERS!
AND... Watch EVERY available classic episode for free, starting tomorrow!
Dear Gizmoplex Founding Supporters:
This is it! It’s happening! It’s LAUNCH WEEK!
Tomorrow,FRIDAY, MAY 6, marks the GRAND OPENING of the Gizmoplex, and the SEASON PREMIERE for Season 13!
In a nice full circle moment, we realized this morning that tomorrow is almost exactly 13 months from the end of our Kickstarter last spring: 13 months, 13 episodes, 13 shorts, Season 13. (It has to be good luck, right?)
Anyway, even though you've been here with us through the soft launch, we can't wait for you to see the FINISHED EPISODES, or to be able to share them with your non-backer friends. We're also excited to confirm that we'll have brand-new LIVE AFTERSHOWS following each of this weekend's episode premieres, with a few special guests in the mix.
Now… here are the details you'll need.
This weekend, join us for the world premieres of the first three all-new episodes:
And next week, to keep things exciting, we'll have three consecutive nights of special TRIBUTE EVENTS:
We'll share more details at the beginning of next week, but remember that our "special events" each night include the premiere of a BRAND NEW SHORT RIFFand new bonus host segments!
Since we know that live events at 8pm ET aren't accessible for everyone, we've got a new plan that should make it easier – and more convenient – to accommodate different schedules.
Starting tomorrow, here's how we'll release NEW EPISODES & SHORTS:
The EPISODE SCREENER will be released at 12:01am ETon the day of the event. Screeners will include closed captions, but no additional content (e.g. sponsor ads, intermission, etc).
The LIVESTREAM PREMIERE will begin at 8:00pm ET, for those who want to watch live with the community. The livestream version will include additional content, like an intermission and sponsor segments, but will not have closed captions.
The LIVE AFTERSHOW will begin around 9:30pm ET, or as soon as the episode is done. Can't make it to the premiere when it starts? Watch the episode earlier in the day, and you'll be able to join the livestream late and catch the live discussion afterward!
STREAMING vs. DOWNLOADING
For backers whose rewards include the SEASON 13 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, we've been working hard to figure out how quickly we can make the DRM-free downloads available.
While we're open to feedback, here's the current plan:
EPISODE SCREENERS will be available to STREAM at 12:01am ET on the date of their premiere, and can be downloaded for viewing in the iOS and Android apps.
EPISODE SCREENERS will be available to DOWNLOAD at 12:01am ET two weeks after their premieres, DRM-free, for easier offline viewing and backup.
WHERE TO FIND EVERYTHING
If you've redeemed your Gizmoplex Member Pass from the Kickstarter, you might recall that our original plan was to organize your pass into two "collections":
An EVENT PASS for all of your livestream events and tickets
A VAULT PICKS PASS to see each month's collection of featured classic episodes
We thought this would help make things simpler. It didn't, so – with apologies for any short-term confusion – we're switching how this works.
Starting today, both of your passes will be merged into a single product, which will be called your Gizmoplex MEMBER PASS. (Don't worry: You don't need to do anything. The MEMBER PASS will automatically replace your EVENT PASS in your Gizmoplex collection.
Your GIZMOPLEX MEMBER PASS is where you'll find all of the content included with your membership, including:
EPISODE SCREENERS (standalone episodes and shorts)
LIVESTREAM TICKETS (to view live events)
EVENT REPLAYS (to rewatch live events)
VAULT PICKS (each month's featured classic episodes)
To access everything in your Gizmoplex MEMBER PASS, choose the relevant pass from this list:
Starting this month, we'll be curating a different THEME for each month in the Gizmoplex, which will connect our EPISODE PREMIERES, SPECIAL EVENTS and VAULT PICKS.
Intrepid Gizmoplex users may have already discovered that this month’s Vault Picks have been released, revealing that the Gizmoplex theme for May is...
To celebrate PESKY CRITTERS month, the Gizmoplex is hosting a special event (A Tribute to HOBGOBLINS, on Friday, May 13th) and premiering a new episode with one of the peskiest creatures yet (MUNCHIE, on Friday, May 27th).
Plus, this month's official Vault Pick selections feature some of the peskiest critters and creatures Mystery Science Theater has ever seen:
Beginning of the End
(Finally, even if you've seen these episodes before, you might want to check out the new Vault Picks versions. You'll find some new bonus content in each of them, including new introductions and a few "hidden" extras, so be sure to check them out soon... because they'll only be around until May ends!)
Finally, a reminder:
Starting tomorrow, the Gizmoplex will let you stream every available classic episode of MST3K on demand, for free, and without ads!
That's over 150 episodes and shorts from Seasons 1-10, to watch whenever you want... and even better, the full classic library is available on demand to EVERYONE, even if you don't have a paid Gizmoplex MEMBER PASS or want to see the new episodes. Just register for a free Gizmoplex account to start watching!
That’s all for now, but before tomorrow's festivities begin, we want to say this one more time:
From all of us here at Alternaversal and Mystery Science Theater 3000: we can't thank you enough for your trust, support, and patience as we throw open the virtual doors of the Gizmoplex and enter this brand new frontier for the future of MST3K.
Your willingness to take this journey with us is seen and appreciated.
Now start preparing your snacks for tomorrow night, and we'll #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!
FRIDAY at 8pm ET / 5pm PT in the Gizmoplex: Our FINAL LIVE BACKER PRE-SCREENING is EPISODE 1303: Beyond Atlantis!
19 days ago
– Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 12:56:59 AM
Our Gizmoplex "soft launch" comes to a spectacular close this Friday night, with a special members-only pre-screening of the next brand-new episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 – featuring the debut of the newest host to land on the bridge of an SOL!
This Friday, April 29, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, we’ll be diving for cheesy movie pearls as we screen a rough cut of Episode 1303, Beyond Atlantis, exclusively for backers!
And remember: on May 6 we’ll be kicking off the public launch of the Gizmoplex with three days of premiere events, featuring all new special guests gathering LIVE after the show. Clear your weekend, because you won’t want to miss this.
(Haven’t redeemed your Gizmoplex Pass yet? We've launched a new site that makes it even easier to redeem your Gizmoplex access: just follow these instructions.)
And wait, before you dive into this week's preview screening, one more thing:
You’ve got until MAY 2 - that's less than a week – to share your feedback and shape the future of MST3K, as well as be entered to win the ULTIMATE MST3K DIGITAL COLLECTION!
(Been having trouble getting the survey to work? We're told that backers who got stuck on the start screen have had better luck when switching to another web browser or filling out the survey using "incognito mode". Give it a shot!)
That’s all for now! We sure hope you’ll join us on Friday night to close out our soft launch.
Complete our SOFT LAUNCH SURVEY by May 2 for a chance to win the ULTIMATE MST3K DIGITAL COLLECTION!
24 days ago
– Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 09:17:08 PM
As we've announced in past updates, MAY 6, 2022 is approaching – and with it, the end of our Gizmoplex "soft launch" period, and the official premiere of Season 13!
Before the soft launch ends, we want to get a better idea of how you feel about the new episodes, our livestream events, and some big decisions we'll have to make this year.
Plus, to make it worth your time, everyone who completes the survey will be automatically entered to win the ULTIMATE MST3K DIGITAL COLLECTION – over 130 classic episodes of MST3K – which you'll be able to stream and download from your Gizmoplex library.
And, if you use the MST3K FORUMS, you'll also receive a special badge on your profile, proving that you completed this survey and helped make MST3K better for everyone!
(Please note that this survey is not seeking feedback on the VISUAL QUALITY of the episodes, since we still haven’t shared the final versions yet.)
We're excited to get your input, so that we can make this season – and the Gizmoplex – something you'll want to continue supporting for years to come.
Screeners of EPISODES 1301 + 1302 in the Gizmoplex NOW. Plus: PRE-LAUNCH SURVEY this week + unofficial event this Friday + update on reward shipping!
about 1 month ago
– Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 09:16:31 PM
NEW PREVIEW SCREENERS now available!
That’s right: if you have an active Gizmoplex Member Pass*, you can now watch the PREVIEW SCREENER editions of our first two new episodes – Santo in the Treasure of Dracula (1301) and Robot Wars (1302) – plus the first new short (Pipeline to the Clouds), in the Gizmoplex.
Unlike the livestream premieres and preview screenings, these screeners don't include a pre-show, intermission, aftershow, announcements, or advertising: just 100%, uninterrupted, pre-release edits of new MST3K.
If you have an active Gizmoplex Member Pass, you can access the preview screeners here:
We are still seeking your feedback on these screeners, as they are not final versions yet. We’d especially like to hear about any audio level issues you experience. At the end of each of these screeners you’ll find a link to tell us about any problems you had.
*These screeners are only available to active Gizmoplex Pass holders – meaning backers who pledged during the Kickstarter, or pre-ordered a Gizmoplex Pass before Feb 28. If you’ve pre-ordered a PREMIERE PASS or SEASON PASS, those will be active beginning with our public premiere of Santo on May 6.
SOFT LAUNCH SURVEY INCOMING
We’re still working on the soft launch survey we mentioned during the ROBOT WARS preview screening on April 1, and we will be sharing a link to it in the next few days.
In this survey, we will be asking you about your experiences and opinions on the new episodes, but also your feelings on the Gizmoplex itself, and the events we’ve done so far.
This is your chance to make your opinions known and have an impact on the future of MST3K, so we hope as many of you will fill it out as possible.
To make it worth your while, we'll also be offering an extra incentive:
Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing, with 10 backers winning copies of the ULTIMATE MST3K DIGITAL COLLECTION. That's right: answer a few questions, and you could win 130+ classic episodes of MST3K to download and stream forever (or to gift them to a very fortunate friend!).
UPDATE: NEW PLAN FOR THIS WEEK'S LIVESTREAM
As we announced during the Robot Wars preview screening…
This week's planned "MST3K TRIBUTE TO: FUTURE WAR" livestream has been postponed until THURSDAY, MAY 12.
We made this decision both so that we could focus our efforts this month on being ready for the PUBLIC PREMIERE on May 6th, and because – as it turns out – this Friday night is the first night of Passover and the beginning of Easter weekend.
HOWEVER: Since we don't want to leave anyone without plans for Friday night – and because you can’t keep enthusiastic MSTies down – a group of backers are organizing an unofficial FRIDAY NIGHT SCREENING in the Gizmoplex, and are running a poll where you can help choose the episode. And, since our team has some pull with the Gizmoplex brass – *cough* White Dot *cough* – we’ll run whatever episode you select this Friday at the usual time (8pm ET / 5pm PT).
For the last few months, we've been so focused on the new season and the Gizmoplex that we haven't talked much about your other Kickstarter rewards, so here's a quick update:
Due to COVID manufacturing delays, we now estimate that most physical rewards will be ready to ship in mid-June, and will be shipped out in June and July.
We understand that these ongoing delays might be frustrating and disappointing, but – as you all know – COVID continues to disrupt global manufacturing and shipping schedules, and that's resulted in some materials (e.g. specific apparel sizes) taking longer than normal to acquire.
We hope to have more definitive information by early May. Once we do, we will also begin collecting all of the shipping costs for rewards and confirming your shipping addresses, so that rewards are all sent to the right place.
Please remember that we won't be able to mail out your rewards until we collect your shipping costs – so keep an eye out for that update.
We'll continue to update you in these backer updates when we have major announcements, but remember: you can also check our ESTIMATED REWARD SCHEDULE, which we'll keep updated whenever we get new information.
That's all for now, folks! Thanks for reading, and as always, we will #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!