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August is NOT-SO-SUPERHEROES MONTH in the Gizmoplex! Get all the details on this month’s Vault Picks and Events here! PLUS: Join us on Friday for a SURGICALLY ENHANCED tribute screening of... THE PUMAMAN!
about 2 months ago
– Thu, Aug 04, 2022 at 06:44:04 PM
August is here, and so are those lazy dog days of summer. Once the sun goes down and mom calls you inside for the day, there’s good news: we’ve got a NEW THEME and NEW VAULT PICKS in the Gizmoplex!
We are trying something new this time around! This week, our tribute to classic episode 903: The Pumaman won't just feature the bonus host segments you’ve come to expect. We're also giving the episode itself a little buff-and-polish, so...
Join us this FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for the premiere of a brand new short and our livestream tribute to PUMAMAN, with a new "surgically enhanced" edition!
Before you get too excited, no, we do not have access to the original tapes to do a full remaster. Alas, that kind of preservation was not within Best Brains’ reach. We are, however, applying our version of HD-upscaling to this episode, which we are calling “MST3K Surgical Enhancement.”
Not to toot our own horn, but the improvement in image and sound quality is pretty noticeable. Our slogan for this is: “A little less cheesy, and a little more easy… on the eyes.”
But hey, don’t take our word for it: join us on Friday night at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for the premiere of a BRAND NEW SHORT RIFF, “The Wonder of Reproduction,” and our livestream tribute to PUMAMAN, and see for yourself!
(Also, for the purists, we are not replacing any of our classic episodes – they’ll still be available in their original unenhanced forms in the Gizmoplex library if you want your nostalgia to look and sound like you always remembered it.)
Then, stick around after the episode for a special bonus feature documentary with Pumaman star Walter Alton. This interview was previously only available as an extra on the Pumaman DVD.
PREMIERE OF EPISODE 1308: THE BATWOMAN
On August 19, 8pm ET / 5pm PT, we invite you to join us we unmask our next all-new episode, with the premiere of Episode 1308: THE BATWOMAN!
Emily and the bots must watch as a mad scientist kidnaps professional wrestlers to use their spinal fluid in the creation of an army of underwater supermen, and only Batwoman can stop him!
Then, after the show, some of Emily’s cast will join host Matt McGinnis for a LIVE post-show chat. Send us your questions here and we may ask them during the discussion!
What do The Pumaman and The Batwoman have in common? Yes, like so many of the presumably super-powered heroes in MST3K’s history, their actual abilities are somewhat lackluster. Thus, we devote August to those champions whose remarkable mediocrity puts them in a class all their own!
That’s all for now, friends! We hope you enjoy this month’s offerings, and we will #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!
This WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, join us in the Kingadome for a special MEGA MONSTER JACKBOX SHOWDOWN. 3 Crows. 3 Servos. 1 Winner. You Decide!
2 months ago
– Sat, Jul 23, 2022 at 09:25:37 PM
Hail and well met, backers!
We hope this MEGA MONSTER MONTH has been astoundingly entertaining for you, and also that you all haven’t melted into puddles from this record heat.
To close out the month, we’re trying something a little different:
This WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, the Gizmoplex will be hosting a JACKBOX GAME NIGHT SHOWDOWN between TEAM CROW and TEAM SERVO, and YOUR VOTES will help decide the winner!
In our first standalone live event in the Kingadome, it’s a war of the robot titans as Team Crow (Bill Corbett, Hampton Yount, and Kelsey Brady) battles Team Servo (Baron Vaughn, Tim Ryder, Conor McGiffin) for bragging rights on who rules the Jackbox universe. We’ve got special MEGA MONSTER themed games, and a few other fun surprises you won’t want to miss.
Plus, if you’re familiar with Jackbox games, you’ll know that YOU, THE VIEWER will be able to vote for your favorite responses, and help choose the victor of each round!
And here's a monster-sized surprise for you:
This event is free to EVERYONE, so if you have Jackbox or MST-loving friends who haven’t checked out the Gizmoplex yet, this is a great time to let them know.
That’s all for now! We hope you’ll swing by to help us close out MEGA MONSTER MONTH with an explosive bang, and we’ll #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!
This FRIDAY, JULY 22, join us in the Kingadome for the premiere of Episode 1307: GAMERA VS JIGER!
2 months ago
– Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 07:15:30 AM
How’s your July going? Hot enough for ya?
Well, we’ve got a mega-monster-sized reason for you to stay inside this week:
Join us this Friday at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT for the premiere of Episode 1307, as Jonah and the bots face off against MST3K’s first new Gamera movie in nearly 30 years: GAMERA VS JIGER!
In this week’s premiere, the monster Jiger has designs on destroying Osaka’s Expo ‘70 – and when Gamera is immobilized, two pesky kids must travel inside Gamera’s body to bring him back to life so he can battle Jiger and save the day. (These movies just get weirder and weirder, don’t they?)
Want a quick first look at the episode? Here's your official trailer:
Or, you can just let Jonah, Crow and Servo pitch it to you:
Either way, we can't wait to see you on Friday night, and share the premiere of the complete and unedited Gamera vs. Jiger!
Plus, stick around after the show for a LIVE DISCUSSION featuring a few of the writers on this episode, as well as host and writers' room lead Jonah Ray. If you have questions about writing for Gamera – or about writing for MST3K in general – please head over to our forums to ask, and we may read your question during the post-show.
We will have more details on this later in the week, but we wanted you to get a bit of advance notice to save the date! If you already have a ticket for the GAMERA VS GUIRON TRIBUTE EVENT, that will get you into this event as well. But if you or someone you know would like to attend JUST the Jackbox battle, we will also have bargain-priced individual tickets available.
JULY VAULT PICKS
Also, as a reminder, this month’s Vault Picks are waiting for you, like a kaiju buried by an ancient curse, deep in your Gizmoplex Member library. Each Vault Pick includes all-new introductions and outros, plus a few more hidden surprises.
And, for those of you interested in a little more behind-the-scenes detail, here are a few quick updates on what we're doing – and dealing with – to get your rewards ready and shipped:
REWARD PRODUCTION: Most rewards are either completed or in production with various manufacturers. As expected, rewards involving overseas production are the most unpredictable. The CHALLENGE COINS have lived up to their name, proving the hardest reward to finalize and put into production, but we've given final approvals on samples. Now we're just waiting for the factory to finish making them.
COLLECTING SHIPPING COSTS: We're still doing some final work to calculate your individual shipping costs, based on the addresses and orders you've each provided in BackerKit. We're hoping to start collecting those fees within the next 4-6 weeks – i.e, before the end of August – with the goal of shipping out rewards before the end of September. When we do, we'll make sure you have at least 2-3 weeks to pay.
3-D DEADLINE: Right now, the deadline we're most concerned with is making sure that you receive your KINGAVISION 3D glasses before the premiere of our 3D episode, which is scheduled for Friday, October 28. So, if other rewards fall farther behind, we may end up shipping the 3D glasses ahead of the other rewards. More on that when we've got final confirmation that all rewards have arrived at our warehouse.
That’s all for now! We hope you’ll join us on Friday night, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, for GAMERA VS JIGER. Have a good week, and we'll #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!
This FRIDAY, JULY 8, join us in the Kingadome for a tribute to GAMERA VS. GUIRON! Plus: special LIVE JACKBOX SHOWDOWN coming later this month!
3 months ago
– Fri, Jul 08, 2022 at 04:48:44 AM
We hope you’re having a glorious summer, wherever you are, and that you’re all getting a bit of downtime to relax these days. But enough about relaxation….
Join us this Friday at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT for our next livestream special event, as we pay tribute to GAMERA vs GUIRON.
As a reminder, each livestream "Tribute Show" kicks off with the premiere of a BRAND NEW MST3K SHORT… and tomorrow, we've got something extra special to share:
Tomorrow's livestream will start with the premiere of our first official backer-riffed short, SLEEP FOR HEALTH!
Here's the deal: back in 2015, as part of the #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter, a handful of backers pledged for the chance to join us and riff a short for the show. For legal reasons, we weren't allowed to produce the short at the time, or credit the backers who wrote on it… but now, thanks to the Gizmoplex, we can – and we can't wait for you to see it!
And then, as part of the Gizmoplex's MEGA MONSTER MONTH lineup, we're excited to announce our next livestream tribute show….
Yeah, you heard us:
FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY, GAMERA TURNS THE PLANET TERRA INTO A GIANT MUD PIT!
Then, stick around after the show for a screening of So Happy Together: A Look Back At MST3K and Gamera, a documentary featurette originally included in the Gamera MST3K DVD set.
A Mega Monster Scheduling Update
Sharp-eyed backers have probably already noticed that the Gizmoplex ticket for this Friday’s Tribute to Gamera vs Guiron announced a special Jackbox event, which we had planned as the second half of a double-bill for this week's event.
However, after much contemplation, we’ve decided to postpone that event, and upgrade it from this week's post-show segment to its own stand-alone livestream later this month.
We'll confirm the date next week, but we expect it will be held on July 26 or 27… and, to make it more accessible, it'll start at 6pm PT / 9pm ET – a bit earlier than our usual post-screening livestreams.
We hope that'll make it easier for you to attend, especially since YOUR VOTES will decide which team wins each round of the showdown!
And don't worry: there's no extra charge, even though it's an extra event. As long as you already have access to tomorrow night's Gamera vs Guiron tribute event, you’ll be able to join the livestream of the Jackbox event for free, later this month.
On a related note: as always, we want to express our gratitude to all of you for your patience as we continue to conduct this massive Gizmoplex experiment!
Your feedback matters, and it’s wildly helpful as we figure out this first year of programming, so please be sure to join the community discussion on the forums and share your thoughts and questions!
JULY IS MEGA MONSTER MONTH IN THE GIZMOPLEX
We’d like to remind you that this month’s Vault Picks are absolutely massive.
Each MEGA MONSTER MONTH Vault Pick for July includes all-new introductions and outros, plus a few more hidden extras to astound and terrify you! It’s huge!
That’s all for now! We look forward to the pleasure of your company at Friday’s event, and we’ll #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!
July is MEGA MONSTER MONTH in the Gizmoplex! Get all the details on this month’s Vault Picks and Events here!
3 months ago
– Sat, Jul 02, 2022 at 09:14:48 PM
It’s officially summer, and we’ve made it to July. That means sunshine, and hot dogs, and frolicking through sprinklers... and that also means a NEW THEME and NEW VAULT PICKS in the Gizmoplex! Truly, why enjoy the great outdoors when you can sequester inside and watch MST3K? (We’re kidding; you should go outside sometimes.)
On FRIDAY, JULY 8, join us at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for a tribute to GAMERA VS GUIRON, featuring all-new additional host segments and surprises! In Gamera vs Guiron, everyone’s favorite giant turtle faces off against the knife-headed Guiron, while aliens plan to eat the brains of two Earth boys they’ve abducted.
And then, stick around after the episode for a blockbuster live post-show event! The July 8 evening’s entertainment will feature a very special engagement – we’ll share more details about this next week.
JULY 22: PREMIERE OF EPISODE 1307: GAMERA VS JIGER
On July 22, also at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, it’s the biggest, most lumbering Gamera yet, as Gamera confronts fellow kaiju Jiger in the shadow of the Expo ‘70 World’s Fair – and yes, there are more Gamera-loving children around to save Gamera from certain doom and cause general chaos – in GAMERA VS JIGER! We’ll have more information about the post-show live event for this episode later in the month.
This month’s Vault Picks are all about monsters – big ones. Each Amazing Colossal Vault Pick for July includes all-new introductions and outros, plus a few more hidden extras that’ll hit you like a surprise whomping from an ancient lizard menace recently awakened from its long slumber!
Finally, those of you present for last Friday’s DEMON SQUAD live premiere might have noticed some technical difficulties at the start of the stream, which meant the event was pretty significantly delayed. We just want to assure you that we are working closely with the folks at Vimeo – that’s the platform on which the Gizmoplex is built – to ensure this will not happen again. We hope to have more information for you soon, but please know we are taking this very seriously. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to answer them.
That’s all for now, monumental monster pals! We hope you enjoy this month’s offerings, and we will #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!