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You did it: you brought back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000! Thanks to you, MST3K shot FOURTEEN NEW EPISODES this year, including a new holiday special, and will return in 2017 on Netflix!
You did it: you brought back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000! Thanks to you, MST3K shot FOURTEEN NEW EPISODES this year, including a new holiday special, and will return in 2017 on Netflix!
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    1. Daniel DiManna 31 minutes ago

      And @Jeff, you're more than welcome. :) Harryhausen is my hero, and I love to share his movies with anyone who's interested. A lot of my artwork in college was an homage to him; I even sculpted a 1:1 scale ceramic bust of the decapitated Medusa from Clash of the Titans! Turned out pretty cool, too!

      Glad to meet a fellow fan!

    2. Daniel DiManna 42 minutes ago

      @William & Jeff,

      I'm waiting with baited breath, too! Unfortunately we probably won't know anything else for probably another four or five weeks. From what I understand, renewal announcements usually happen 7 weeks or so after the premier, usually on a Wednesday. As for how it's performing, I think it's safe to assume it's doing pretty well! The positive word of mouth is working miracles, and you ought to check out the MST3K Twitter... its full of celebrity retweets from famous folk who are singing the new season's praises!

      Also, it's been showing up as #2 on my "Trending" section on Netflix for a few days now!!!! It's looking good, but let's keep up the watching, rewatching, and sharing!

    3. William Magann about 1 hour ago

      I'm seriously ready to hear info on how well MST3K is performing on Netflix, and whether Joel has any indication as to whether episode 14 was the end, or the end of a new beginning.

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      jeff mashke about 3 hours ago

      @Barely/Daniel....thanks for the click to pick on Gwangi! I cant believe its off my radar as I'm a HUUUUUUUGE fan of Harryhausen.

      @Netflix....ok, ok, feel free to announce the S12 renewal any day now. Im juuuust about finished with all ep's for S11. Now is a perfect time to tell me that we'll get a S12. Do it. Do it now!

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      Frank Barich about 11 hours ago

      Uhhh - Just saw my name in the credits...Misspelled

    6. Joe Lawler about 19 hours ago

      @Tim, longer names and those that were submitted late ended up in episode 14. If you submitted yourselves as Tim Robertson and Beverle Hope, you probably fell into the "long" category.

      Also, did you back at $85 or above? Because below that didn't make it into the credits.

    7. Graham Connor
      Superbacker
      about 19 hours ago

      I'm loving the first three episodes! Great chemistry!
      Wondering when my good friend Tom Blair will in the credits: A-20263
      over and out from SoL

    8. Tim Robertson about 21 hours ago

      Our names should have been in Episode 13 (Tim Robertson and Beverle Hope) Line 20281 from the master list and we are not in the credits. What gives?

    9. Daniel DiManna about 21 hours ago

      Yeah, it's a treat of a movie. :) I adore it because Ray Harryhausen is one of my greatest personal heroes and creative inspirations, and because I love dinosaurs and monster movies a little TOO much. ;) Plus, being a huge Planet of the Apes fan, James Franciscus is icing on the cake!

      And yeah, Gwangi's death is pretty upsetting. You can really sense the Kong influence in his tragic death. Harryhausen credited Kong with making him want to be a filmmaker, and his films often feature tragic, operatic deaths for his creatures.

      I could talk about this stuff all day. In fact, I think I'm doing it right now!

    10. Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas about 21 hours ago

      @Daniel DiManna

      Oh yeah, "Gwangi" has Harryhausen, Astronaut Brent, and a crazy, old fortune teller. I always felt bad for Gwangi as his demise was harsh, but few things were better as a kid than to chance across "The Valley Of Gwangi" on the late movie.

    11. Daniel DiManna about 22 hours ago

      @Barely Awake/Jeff Mashke,

      Seconded on Gwangi. It's a MUCH better film than Beast of Hollow Mountain, a classic in its own right! It features stunning stop motion by the master of the craft, Ray Harryhausen, and is one of, in my opinion, the most fun dinosaur films ever made. Fun fact: Gwangi and Beast were both based on the same story treatment, conceived in the 1930's by special effects pioneer Willis O'Brian, the man who created the effects for 1933's King Kong, and us MSTies know for his work on The Black Scorpion. Harryhausen was O'Brian's protege, and took it upon himself to bring O'Brian's vision of a dinosaur western to the screen, and succeeded in creating a far superior picture than The Beast of Hollow Mountain was.

      Another fun fact: Gwangi stars Finder of Lost Loves himself, Tony Franciosa... ahem, sorry... James Franciscus, who we know from Marooned, AKA The Space Travelers!

      Definitely give it a watch!

    12. Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas 1 day ago

      @jeff mashke

      If you want more "Old West Kaiju," one word for you - "The Valley Of Gwangi."

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      jeff mashke 1 day ago

      Yo Fellow MSTies!

      first up...sniff...looks like my name was left off credits as well. need to double check e14.

      second up...im up to e11 and having such a fun time with the season. i think one standout aspect is the overall selection of movies...it rocks! Theres stuff from all sorts of genres within. Heck, it even defined a new genre for me: old west kaiju! For me it doubles the fun when i enjoy the movie itself and im really liking the selections this season. Great detective work by Daniel below for potential s12 episode movies!

      Peace .n. We Got Movie Sign!

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      Eric "NotTheRealJoel" Kiss 1 day ago

      I'm rewatching the telethon, and I highly recommend you do the same after you've seen some of the new episodes. The idea occurred to me during one of Patton Oswalt's "commercial breaks", which reminded me of when he was reading tweets live. It's really hard to describe in words exactly how/why I'm enjoying this so much. The telethon had such a Diet Coke and Mentos feel....

    15. Gregor Vogt 1 day ago

      Question: Will MST3K be available on Netflix in other Territories? I'd love to watch it there and make sure that there's another season but I'm unable to. Any ETA for European Netflix?

    16. Daniel DiManna 2 days ago

      10 days into a Season 11 world, and I think it's high time for the return of Daniel "Danzilla" DiManna's Hype Train to Mundo Fine! MST3K.com has covered s lot of the positive press, but I thought I'd add some more.

      Splitsider has a really nice article on the new season's awesomeness:
      https://www.google.com/amp/mercury.postlight.com/amp%3Furl%3Dhttp://splitsider.com/2017/04/the-new-season-of-mst3k-stays-true-to-its-roots/

      A really nice review by Slant:
      http://www.slantmagazine.com/tv/review/mystery-science-theater-3000-the-return-season-one

      The Frame interviews Jonah on riffing bad movies:
      https://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2017/04/21/56343/mystery-science-theater-3000-host-jonah-ray-and-th/

      The Morning Call gives its approval:
      http://www.mcall.com/opinion/white/blog/mc-mystery-science-theater-3000-20170420-story.html

      Fox9 interviews Joel. This article also doubly confirms a 40 city Mystery Science Theater 3000 live tour this summer!!!!!!!!
      http://www.fox9.com/news/249393628-story

      The Nerdest interviews Joel, Jonah, Baron, and Hampton on the movies selected for the new season, and the challenges of riffing them. A great video!
      http://nerdist.com/mst3k-mystery-science-theater-3000-joel-hodgson-jonah-ray-mothership/

      The Nerdest reviews the new season:
      http://nerdist.com/mst3k-review-mystery-science-theater-3000-netflix-season-11/

      Another Nerdest article, this one from before the series dropped that I somehow missed:
      http://nerdist.com/joel-hodgson-mst3k-interview-mystery-science-theater-3000/

      The Phoenix New Times gives its seal of approval:
      http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/film/mst3ks-return-is-good-enough-that-you-should-really-just-relax-9242216

      The Workprint reviews new fan favorite episode 1102: Cry Wilderness. Although he's a touch critical of that episode's awesome cameo (no spoilers in case some of you haven't seen it yet), he calls the episode "the best of the new MST3K series thus far... [and] also one of the best episodes in the entire show’s existence." And he's not wrong!
      http://www.theworkprint.com/mystery-science-theater-3000-review-cry-wilderness/123

      Oswegonion.com provides an interesting review. Mostly positive, but the author actually recommends fast forwarding through the host segments! FOR SHAME!!!!
      http://www.oswegonian.com/#article/29172

      A really nice review from The Pulse (even if he does call Pearl Dr. Forrestor's daughter (?!?!) and diss the host segments):
      http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/screen/reviews/mystery-science-theater-3000-is-back-in-space/

      Another pre-April 14th article, this one a yahoo.com interview with Joel:
      https://www.yahoo.com/tv/mystery-science-theater-3000-return-preview-joel-hodgson-completely-thrilled-relaunch-130006275.html

      A video interview from The A.V. Club that asks the question... how similar are Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn to their Mystery Science Theater 3000 characters?
      http://www.avclub.com/video/how-similar-are-hampton-yount-and-baron-vaughn-the-253484

      The Duquesne Duke offers another positive review:
      http://www.duqsm.com/not-distant-future-acclaimed-cult-tv-series-revives/

      The season made Newsweek's "Seven Shows or Movies to Watch" list last week:
      http://www.newsweek.com/movies-television-veep-doctor-who-sandy-wexler-chelsea-amazon-hulu-what-stream-584787

      ChicoER has a nice review:
      http://www.chicoer.com/arts-and-entertainment/20170419/he-said-she-said-netflix-revives-hilarious-oldtv-favorite-mstk3000

      And last but not least, The Sun Chronicle welcome MST3K back:
      http://www.thesunchronicle.com/opinion/columns/reilly-welcome-back-mst-k/article_563c93e7-0dfc-550c-ad89-00aa44c2e750.html

      Whew, my fingers are tired! I hope you all get some enjoyment from reading these positive reviews! I usually don't care what reviewers have to say about the things I love, good or bad, but MST3K is different. I'm literally a financial investor, plus I just love it to death, of course. I have a vested interest in seeing the show continue into the far and distant future, and all this positive word of mouth can't be hurting its chances of staying around for a long time. :)

      Keep watching, rewatching, and sharing season 11!

    17. Daniel DiManna 2 days ago

      &Edward,

      I could see them doing that one! Its not what I'd necessarily call a cheesy movie, and it was a pretty big, pretty expensive Hollywood film that's still pretty revered in some circles (I love that movie!), but it definitely has elements that would lend itself to MST3K's riffing style, including the delightfully bald Donald "Prosser" Pleasance!

      Honestly, now that the show is back and hopefully set to continue into the not too distant future, the cheesy movie possibilities are endless! Looking at the 14 films done this season, it looks as if they mostly stuck with films that Shout! Factory already owns the rights too (Reptilicus, The Time Travelers, Beast of Hollow Mountain, Starcrash), while licensing the others from companies like Kino Lorber (The two Doug McClure movies, Yongary). Just looking at the film catalogues of those two companies alone should give MSTies a thrill... SO many movies that would work well on the show!

      Here's a short list, just to prove my point:

      From Shout!:

      The Neanderthal Man
      Battle Betond the Stars
      Message From Space
      The Angry Red Planet (Ib Melchior strikes again!)
      Empire of the Ants
      Jaws of Satan
      Tentacles
      Good of the Gods
      Frogs
      A litany of Roger Cornan-produced flicks covering everything from monsters to swords & sorcery!

      From Kino:

      The People That Time Forgot
      A*P*E* (OHPLEASETHISONE)
      The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
      The Astro Zombies
      Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

      I mean, that's a whole 12th season right there!

      And that's just a SMALL example of these two company's library cheesy movies. Seriously, search their websites sometime. The potential riffing fodder is overwhelming!

    18. Edward J. Cunningham 2 days ago

      Another film that might be more up MST3K's alley than "Double Down" would be the 1966 film "Fantastic Voyage" with a young Raquel Welch.

    19. Ed Justus 3 days ago

      I would love to see MST3k riff the obscure Carradine film "Special Report: Journey to Mars'.

    20. Daniel DiManna 3 days ago

      @Edward,

      I don't think MST3K would tackle Breen's "masterpieces". As funny as it would be, those films aren't really the type of cheesy movie they'd tackle. However, Breen's movies would be PERFECT fir Rifftrax, and they've been suggested to the guys for years. If you saw Samurai Cop last week, you might have noticed one of their trivia cards featured a reference to Neil Breen, and they even mentioned it in one of their recent Kickstarter updates. I have a feelin a Breen riff is in our future. :)

    21. Edward J. Cunningham 3 days ago

      Got a quick question. Assuming that MST3K *is* approved for a second season at Netflix, are there any legal barriers to using Neil Breen's notorious 2005 movie "Double Down"? If there aren't, this could be perfect if not for MST3K then at least for Rifftrax. I didn't think it was possible, but this film has more rock climbing than "Lost Continent"...

    22. Sniderman 3 days ago

      Jonah: Ugh, this movie is awful. I gotta turn this off.
      Servo: Nope, you can't.
      Crow: That's right. We're made of those special parts!

      Very nice riff, folks. A true LOL moment for me.

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      Janet Whatmough
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      I'm personally only a couple episodes into the new season, but loving it so far! We really did it - the show WE all helped make is out there for the world to see and enjoy. Hats off to Joel and everyone else involved. =-)

      Oh, fun side note - I just got back from my local "March for Science" today... among many good conversations, most on serious subjects, there was a lighter moment when I overheard someone in the crowd telling a friend, "The funniest show I know with 'Science' in the title? Well, it's called Mystery Science Theater 3000..." and then going on to describe what it was and how to find the new season on Netflix. I had to smile. =-)

    24. William Magann 3 days ago

      @Ed Justus
      Hmmm, that's tough. I always thought that the worst MST3K movie was Batwoman lol. On the surface it's hard to describe why I thought it was so terrible. An animal in danger? A talking animal at that? Really poor acting? Stereotypes aplenty? It's hard to put a finger on it. It was just the first time I was tempted to skip forward in these new episodes..

    25. Ed Justus 3 days ago

      @James Irwin @ William Magann

      Was the movie as bad or worse than Monster A-go-go?

    26. Joe Lawler 3 days ago

      @mark j: My two suggestions would be to make sure you backed at the $85 level and above (I'm seeing a lot of people thinking all backers made It in, that's not the case) and making sure you also checked episode 14.

    27. William Magann 3 days ago

      James Irwin I had exactly the same reaction to Carnival Magic that you did! I thought it had some of the best riffing in the series, but the movie itself was so bad it was tough to watch.

    28. James Irwin 3 days ago

      One more episode to watch tonight, and then I'll have seen the whole season. I have loved it (though Carnival Magic was almost too bad...some movies can't be salvaged even when great riffing is applied). I think that we accomplished our mission, everyone. We got a great new season of MST3K, and if Netflix doesn't renew it for many years I'll be extremely shocked. Thanks to all of the backers, the hard working people who made the shows and especially Joel.

    29. Mark J 4 days ago

      I'm also a victim of my name missing from the credits. Wonder how so many apparently got left behind. :(

    30. Daniel DiManna 4 days ago

      Some sad news.

      It seems that Daddy-O himself, the amazing Dick Contino, has passed away. He was 87 years old.

      Rest In Peace, Mr. Contino. I, for one, will be hicking up my pants in tribute and watching Daddy-O tonight. You will be missed.

      Here's the story:

      https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/accordions-hep-cat-dick-contino-dead-at-87/

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      Eric Neff 4 days ago

      Okay, I've watched through episode 11, and the same thing that happens to Servo in ep 1 happens to Crow. This can't be a coincidence.

    32. Daniel DiManna 4 days ago

      @CrimsonFistsCaptain,

      First, make sure your reward tear includes rewards like the shirt and postcards. If it does, email kickstarter@mst3k.com and tell them what's up. They'll help you out!

      As for the other rewards, they will be sent out between next month and August. Go here for a complete reward schedule:

      http://kickstarter.mst3k.com/faq/fulfillment/#schedule

    33. A Whirwulf 4 days ago

      I received my t shirt, card, and postcards a long time ago, btw

    34. A Whirwulf 4 days ago

      T shirts have shipped. Member I.D. cards (if you upgraded to plastic card) have shipped. Postcards have shipped. Mugs have NOT shipped. Key chains have NOT shipped. That's all I know.

    35. CrimsonFistsCaptain 4 days ago

      Wondering if I missed an update or something, but when do the physical rewards begin shipping?

      I see people talking about their t-shirts and other goodies, but I haven't gotten a single physical reward yet.

    36. Daniel DiManna 5 days ago

      @Mark J,

      This is a good place:

      http://forrestcrow.proboards.com/board/33/mst-relaunch

      Lots of lively discussion on various topics surrounding the new season! A warning: there are some seriously negative nellies in there. Lots of complaining and, shall we say, pooping upon going on. But hey, welcome to the internet. There's plenty of good talk going on too, and they can always use more positive voices! Plus, our own Grant Baciocco (this season's Crow puppeteer and the puppeteer for/voice of Waverly!) posts a lot of cool behind the scenes stuff there!

      Hope this helps!

    37. Mark J 5 days ago

      This whole time that's been the name of the theater!? No way. Where can we go to discuss the episodes with fans? The mst3k site doesn't appear to have forums to talk in.

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      Kathryn Dersch
      Superbacker
      5 days ago

      I teach English online and one of my Russian students told me he had heard of MS3TK and was going to check out the show. I was very surprised how internationally well known the reboot is.

    39. William Magann 5 days ago

      Now the only question is if the decision makers at Netflix approve.

    40. Joe Lawler 5 days ago

      Did you check episode 14, Edward? People who responded late or have long names ended up there.

    41. Edward WinterRose 5 days ago

      My name never made it into the credits. It would have been 1x04 - Avalanche. Right between Edward Velez and Edward Wood. If there's a season 2, will the people that got left out appear then? I love the new shows. Being left out doesn't hurt that. But I am disappoint. Since they're all already in the can, what can be done? -Edward WinterRose, Backer 716.

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      Ben "Bigfoot, look!! Cockroach!" Samuels 5 days ago

      > Eric "NotTheRealJoel" Kiss about 19 hours ago
      >
      >I don't want to ask this question, but I will:
      >Anyone know if NostraThomas is still with us? He last posted on January 10th.

      Not a happy consideration, but if he were still with us don't you think he would be posting here every day? I've thought about it too, with sadness. But I'm sure whether on earth or in heaven he is more than thrilled with the new season. Amen.

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      Eric "NotTheRealJoel" Kiss 5 days ago

      But, if you happen to have a bottle of catsup instead of ketchup, Heinz recommends throwing it away before or after opening. ;-)

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      Eric "NotTheRealJoel" Kiss 5 days ago

      I like cold ketchup too!

      By the way, Heinz does recommend refrigerating ketchup after opening:

      "Because of its natural acidity, Heinz® Ketchup is shelf-stable. However, its stability after opening can be affected by storage conditions. We recommend that this product, like any processed food, be refrigerated after opening. Refrigeration will maintain the best product quality after opening."

    45. Ed Justus 6 days ago

      Hey! I like cold ketchup!

      IDIC, brother!

    46. Slappy Sims 6 days ago

      .. Are the bones in Felicia's hair a tribute to the S.O.L. .. or Pebbles Flintstone? Is the band with the helmets a bunch of Mr. Kazoo's? and why do most people keep their ketchup in the fridge.. I have a bottle of Heinz .. and no where on the bottle does it say keep refrigerated. most restaurants leave the ketchup on the tables all day long. most food that could use some ketchup is served hot. why pour cold tomato paste on warm food? ..

    47. Ed Justus 6 days ago

      1107 was pretty good.
      Miss the writing influences of Corbett and Pehl.
      Can tell the difference in the riffs when they are involved--humor is broader, like with Starcrash.

      Onto 1108!

    48. Slappy Sims 6 days ago

      .. just a guess .. maybe, for those who can't find their names in the credits, perhaps there was a typo that slipped past final editing .. (i.e. Randy became Sandy)
      there is good news tho.. when (not if) season 12 comes out, hopefully the missing names will find a home there. probably with a bigger font too...

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