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Almost there! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 will return... and if we can get to $5.9MM, we'll get THIRTEEN new episodes of MST3K!
You did it: you brought back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000! Thanks to you, MST3K shot FOURTEEN NEW EPISODES in 2016, including a new holiday special, and returned in 2017 on Netflix!
You did it: you brought back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000! Thanks to you, MST3K shot FOURTEEN NEW EPISODES in 2016, including a new holiday special, and returned in 2017 on Netflix!
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    1. The World's Most Interesting Werewolf 1 day ago

      Well, obviously we're in the weekend, but fingers crossed we get an announcement of how things wound up with the pledge drive.

      I hope they might share some more of what Joel called "inside baseball" as we hopefully move towards a season 13.

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      Eric Kiss 2 days ago

      I just finalized my pledge today (8/18). Seems like it went through fine. We'll see.

    3. Slappy Sims 3 days ago

      is this the last day of the pledge drive? .. maybe it's not going so great.. haven't seen much of a push to the finish line. maybe I'm looking in the wrong spots.. not to hip on the social media front.

    4. Tim Robertson 4 days ago

      Still no Mystery Award from the LAST season........

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      Eric Kiss 5 days ago

      I may eventually have to create my very first "fan art", but I still want a T-shirt with a picture of a Crowceratops, a Servosaurus Rex, and perhaps a Gyplodocus, with the words "Back from Extinction" on it. ;-)

    6. The World's Most Interesting Werewolf on

      Moving forward into potential new seasons, I wonder if they plan to keep with the six episode seasons, or if they have strong yielding pledge drives earlier, would they expand to more episodes?

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      Robert Newman on

      So the rewards were so spread out, that I have absolutely no idea if I've received what I was supposed to.
      6 episodes to make the shooting and post production faster? Guys, it's been a year and a half. When are we likely to see the new episodes.
      Oh yeah, one more thing, special episodes for binge watching, really? Total waste

    8. The World's Most Interesting Werewolf on

      I wonder if there will be any further updates as to how the pledge drive is going. I believe it runs till the 17th, and it would be great to know where we stand and how close we are to the goal.

    9. Slappy Sims on

      I'll most likely pledge the digital bundle .. but was kinda hoping for more trinkets included .. hit me up with another keychain , mug , postcard , or stickers.

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      JAMES WEBB on

      ‪The swag bundle is nice but would be better if it was $65 off instead of fixed at $150 total cost. Anyone that picks the small poster and the DVD set only saves $40 or 21% compared to 30% if they get the large poster and Blu-Ray set‬

    11. The World's Most Interesting Werewolf on

      Finished reading and digesting Joel's latest post... I'm now committed more then ever to the pledge drive!

      I hope season 12 is one of the best ever. :)

      I do have some concerns about future seasons... If every season was only six episodes that means we'd need to be raising $600,000 a year. Unfortunately, I'm not sure the sustainability of that model...

    12. Melody Fohr on

      Pssssst: Update the website to reflect the change in the second movie on the tour that you announced earlier today.

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      JianHouZi on

      For people like Darren & Kelly Sellars who are held back by DVD region locking, you can go to and see if there's a region-unlock code for your DVD or Blu-ray player. (Typically you just have to punch in a sequence of buttons on your remote.) There probably won't be any codes for gaming consoles, but you can find plenty of cheap players that can be unlocked. Back when my wife and I started dating, I bought her a DVD-player from a second-hand store after making sure I could unlock it so that we could watch my Region 2 and 3 movies at her house. Or you can go the more expensive route and buy an already-unlocked player off the internet.

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      bay2k on

      Without transparency I can't see why we need a new pledge drive. Please explain clearly why, with a contract from Netflix, it continues to be necessary to ask for pledges? I was skeptical when Netflix picked up the show but also happy because it would be a stable home. I was fine paying to prove viability and bring the show to a new network. But now that viability has proven itself. The season was a success. To what end will the new pledge money be spent? The job is done, or so it appears to be.

    15. sarah gibbs on

      Any chance y'all could bring back the paper copies of the certificates with that nifty metallic seal?

    16. Darren & Kelly Sellars on

      Yeah, I really want the box set, but the only player I have is a region locked PS4. If there were any way to offer the discs in other regions, or have it region-free, it would be appreciated.

    17. William Magann on

      I have once again pledged extravagantly (according to my wife), but I do have one question: If these episodes are already filmed and in the can, what are the profits from this drive going to be used for? What will those VERY extravagant souls who pledge to be producers be producing? I'm sure that of course the money won't just go into Joel and the bots' bank accounts, but have they ever said where it will go?

    18. Michael Gilstrap on

      @Morbius J Kromwell

      If you mean the season that was just filmed [12] you will [a rough estimate] get your downloads in Summer of 2019 [ie Six months after the season airs on Netflix]

      If you mean the current season you should have gotten your downloads already

    19. Morbius J Kromwell on

      I didn't want to spend a month reading every question but was curious if we would get our digital copies of season 11 soon?

    20. Ben Ohmart on

      I really really really hope there's a black and white film in the new season!

    21. Yohannon on

      (pokes head in) Hey, it's been awhile... but can't be that many new comments since... (62,684 new comments) Oh. Wow. Uh, so just bought a credit because WHY THE HELL NOT?

      Welcome back kids! Jazzed for the new season, and DAMN I had forgotten about the book. It's like a present I'll get at random, likely when I need it most.

    22. Jordan Garren on

      I see a lot people complaining that the Blu-ray set will be region locked. Just get a region free Blu-ray player. They are relatively inexpensive and will let you play REGION 1 / REGION A discs (among others)! Totally worth the upgrade!

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      JAMES WEBB on

      @Sara Street the Kickstarter coffee table book has not gone to print yet which is why they are adding some extra pages and some some season 12 images by way of an apology. And as it is still yet to go to print it’s easy for them to still sell more copies so that would explain it being on the list.

    24. Deana Dolphin on

      @Jonlud88, yes. You should have received your physical media of season 11 by now. Try contacting MST3K through here:

    25. Sara Street

      Did you guys ship out the coffee table book? I never received one and I see that season 11 and 12 ones are offered for the pledge drive. How can you offer new ones when you haven't sent out the ones you promised over a year ago?

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      Jonlud88 on

      Have they sent out the season 11 dvd/bluerays? I didn’t receive mine if they did.

    27. Jennifer Stine on

      Aww we can't post pictures?! Poopie. BTW when I can't swear MST has gotten me into the habit of saying poopie. I have 2 big loves, bad movies and rock n roll, esp Queen. So when Roger Taylor put up his daily song Marriage of Dale and Ming, I doubt a second passed before, "I thought you were Dale!" flew out my head.
      If you ever need someone who can watch endless amounts of bad movies, call me. Only one has made me cry at its sheer horridness. The only problem is I can't remember what movie it was. It might have been the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band movie. When you binge watch bad movies they begin to blur.
      I finally got to watch Paper Chase. Did you call him Paper Chase Guy because his last name was Bottoms? My former classmate would probably prefer that over Butts. Worst of all we called each other by surname. So every day he had to answer to Butts. He really didn't like his name, luckily nobody teased him about it. At least nobody I knew about, I should say.

    28. Wetdog on

      Phoenix?!? Oh no, you missed Phoenix! Would love to see the tour again this year. Can't have everything, but at least we have season 12!!

    29. Ben Ohmart on

      WONDERFUL! I SURE hope there's a black and white film this time!!

    30. James Rohling on

      Seriously Ivan! How dare you give us quality production values and have zero time for anything else!

    31. Deana Dolphin on

      WE HAVE UPDATE SIGN!!!! Check the Kickstarter updates :)

    32. The World's Most Interesting Werewolf on

      I'm sure we would have heard anything concrete through an official source, but has anyone heard any further rumblings about the pledge drive?

    33. Deana Dolphin on

      I think they were wanting to include pictures from the Season 12 set, so I would suspect after the new season drops. I could be wrong though. 🤷‍♀️ I’m happy waiting because I know it will be great and my coffee table will finally be complete. 😄

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      Philip Pomeroy on

      Any word on when we can expect the coffee table book?

    35. Jesse on

      Just got back from my local comic book shop and saw the comic is in the solicitations for September! Super excited, already added it to my pull list! However, I am a bit sad I didn't hear about it from you guys first through my super exclusive backer updates! :P

    36. Corey Barton on

      So... is there any chance at all of being able to obtain/buy some replacement chatchkes? The keychain with the little spinning moon fell apart one day while I was walking to work and I never noticed (so I never found it). And my sister put goldfish in my moon mug, then threw it away.

    37. Sarah Messmer on

      They misspelled my name in the credits (Sarah Messm...close enough?) but I still love you! Can't wait to see the live show in October!

    38. Mario Villanueva

      Personally I am looking for "From Hell It Came" or "The Flying Claw" and a Halloween themed show for Season 12...

    39. Deana Dolphin on

      Thanks for the update Ivan!

    40. Michael Gilstrap on

      If Season 12 doesn't feature a film with Anthony Zerbe in it I am so done with this show

    41. Sean McDonnell on

      Hey man, as long as you guys are okay, we're good. Looking forward to the update

    42. Ivan Askwith Collaborator on

      Apologies, all -- Pledge Drive delay is definitely on me. I thought we'd be ready to go this past week, which was way too optimistic amidst the work of actually being in studio and shooting the new episodes. We'll have an update out soon with more details, but you haven't missed anything!

    43. The Phantom Piper

      So no update on the pledge drive?

    44. Kaijuduke on

      Has the pledge drive been pushed back to a later date?

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      Philip Pomeroy on

      So, what happened with the pledge drive?

    46. The Phantom Piper

      @Jake. My bad. You are correct.

      So is the pledge drive happening? Link?

    47. Jake Westbrook on

      ...I was told there'd be a pledge drive?

    48. The Phantom Piper

      What time is the new MST3K Kickstarter supposed to start? (I am in the eastern time zone)

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