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Created by Joel Hodgson & Team MST3K

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GIZMOPLEX SEASON PASS?
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Want to grab any of our Kickstarter-exclusive rewards before they disappear forever? If it's listed below, you've still got time to pre-order now! PLEASE NOTE: The physical rewards below will not ship until at least July 2022. Digital rewards will be distributed as soon as they are ready.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

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!
5 months 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.

THE LINEUP

This weekend, join us for the world premieres of the first three all-new episodes:

FRIDAY, 5/6 at 8pm ET: Episode 1301 - Santo in the Treasure of Dracula, with live aftershow featuring Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and Rebecca Hanson. SATURDAY, 5/7 at 8pm ET: Episode 1302 - Robot Wars, with live aftershow featuring Barbara Crampton. SUNDAY, 5/8 at 8pm ET: Episode 1303 - Beyond Atlantis, with live aftershow featuring the newest cast members of MST3K: Emily Marsh, Kelsey Brady, Conor McGiffin, and Yvonne Freese.

And next week, to keep things exciting, we'll have three consecutive nights of special TRIBUTE EVENTS:

WEDNESDAY, 5/11 at 8pm ET: A Tribute to Manos + A Conversation with Manos' JACKEY NEYMAN JONES // THURSDAY, 5/12 at 8pm ET: A Tribute to Future War + Live Discussion with Jonah, Emily, Kelsey + Conor // FRIDAY, 5/13 at 8pm: A Tribute to Hobgoblins, + live aftershow with special guests TBD

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 RIFF and new bonus host segments!

Don't want to forget when Gizmoplex Livestreams are coming up? We've set up a schedule that you can follow with Google Calendar or add into iCal and Outlook!

THE TIMING

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 ET on 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:

And to make sure you don't forget about livestream events, you'll receive an EMAIL NOTIFICATION from the Gizmoplex about 30 minutes before each event begins, with a link to view the event on the web.

If you have the MST3K: GIZMOPLEX app installed for iOS or Android, you'll also get a notification message from the app 30 minutes before each live event begins.

STILL CONFUSED? NEED MORE INFO?

We've added some important explanations to our MST3K website:

Introducing… GIZMOPLEX THEME MONTHS!

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:

  • Killer Shrews
  • King Dinosaur
  • Gamera
  • Pod People
  • Werewolf
  • 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!

Your Friends,

Team MST3K

FRIDAY at 8pm ET / 5pm PT in the Gizmoplex: Our FINAL LIVE BACKER PRE-SCREENING is EPISODE 1303: Beyond Atlantis!
5 months 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:

Have you filled out your soft launch survey yet? 

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.

#SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!

Complete our SOFT LAUNCH SURVEY by May 2 for a chance to win the ULTIMATE MST3K DIGITAL COLLECTION!
5 months ago – Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 09:17:08 PM

Hello Friends!

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.

To help guide the future of Mystery Science Theater 3000, you're invited to complete our SOFT LAUNCH SURVEY by May 2. 

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.

Your Friends,

Team MST3K

Screeners of EPISODES 1301 + 1302 in the Gizmoplex NOW. Plus: PRE-LAUNCH SURVEY this week + unofficial event this Friday + update on reward shipping!
6 months 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).

If you want to join in:

 Cast your vote now, and join in here on Friday night! 

UPDATE on KICKSTARTER REWARDS

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!

FRIDAY at 8pm ET / 5pm PT in the Gizmoplex: LIVE BACKER PRE-SCREENING of EPISODE 1302: Robot Wars!
6 months ago – Sun, Apr 03, 2022 at 03:22:23 PM

Our Gizmoplex "soft launch" powers forward this Friday night, with a special members' only pre-screening of the next brand-new episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000…

JOIN US this Friday, April 1, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for all the stop-motion robot battles you can handle, as we screen a rough cut of Episode 1302, Robot Wars, exclusively for backers! 

Also, some of you have asked about a themed recipe for Friday’s event. At this time we are moving toward keeping the recipes as a part of the Special Tribute Events, and not the new episode premieres. But if you have an opinion on that, or other ideas on how to incorporate cooking into the Gizmoplex, we’d love to hear it!

Haven’t redeemed your Gizmoplex Pass yet? 

No need to miss out! We've launched a new site that makes it even easier to redeem your Gizmoplex access: just follow these instructions.

Support the Kickstarters for RiffTrax & Onyx Path!

This week, we also want to lend some support to friends of the show, and to make sure you know about two Kickstarter campaigns ending in the next week that might interest you!

First, you may remember that near the end of the #MakeMoreMST3K Kickstarter campaign, our friends over at RiffTrax volunteered some generous bonus rewards to help us cross the finish line. And, now that RiffTrax is nearing the end of its latest Kickstarter – RiffTrax Live 2022: The Return of Swamp Thing – we’d like to return the favor! So…

Pledge even $1 to the RiffTrax Kickstarter before this Saturday, and you'll get a free bonus pack of MST3K SHORTS in the Gizmoplex!

To be exact, you’ll get a pack of five classic shorts featuring Mike Nelson that haven’t been released on the Gizmoplex yet, including…

  • A Day At The Fair
  • Is This Love?
  • Progress Island USA
  • Speech: Platform Posture and Appearance
  • Money Talks!

So get over there and support their campaign, because the world always needs more riffing!

 Also, as you might recall,  Onyx Path Publishing backed our own #MakeMoreMST3K campaign as one of our Gizmoplex Founding Sponsors. Onyx Path publishes a range of fine tabletop role-playing games, including They Came From Beneath the Sea, a game that lets you flex your terrible B-movie genre genius. And now, you can help them expand this series into new genres:

Check out Onyx Path’s Kickstarter to help them publish two new B-movie roleplaying games: They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! 

They Came From [CLASSIFIED] is all about spy and secret agent movies and shows from the 60s - 70s, while They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! takes on the fantasy genre, from Steve Reeve’s Hercules through to Hercules and Xena, with stops at 80’s sword & sorcery flicks and Ray Harryhausen epics. 

And that's all for this update, friends! Thanks for reading, and remember:

Join us tomorrow night at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for our backers-only preview screening of Robot Wars! 

Enjoy the rest of your week, and we'll #SeeYouInTheGizmoplex!