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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. Mark Slater just now

      @Ivan. I’ve had no email informing me that region free disks are available - and so assume as I’ve not had the opportunity to request, then I’m not currently on the list to receive the replacements?

    2. Slappy Sims about 3 hours ago

      @Ivan ..well said , that should of been an official update. Keep up the good work.

    3. Bruce Pullen about 10 hours ago

      Ivan. Another question. Is there a possibility in the next year or so to obtain a DVD or Blu of the MST3K tours last summer? A previously taped version of both? Also any hints to a new tour this year or next? Joel teased that last September which is why I asked. Thanks and a Big Thumbs Up on the huge comment below.

    4. Ivan Askwith Collaborator about 11 hours ago

      Hey all.

      I can't apologize enough -- which I feel like is my motto these days -- for the delayed responses. Joel has been heads down on MST3K Season 12 and finishing the coffee table book, and I was hoping to cover for him and keep a few updates coming out, but I've been dealing with a few final glitches with reward shipments (like the region-free DVDs for international backers, and people whose Mystery Gifts never got sent). And I've also been slammed on another project, because we never thought we'd still be trying to send updates or fulfill rewards three years after this campaign launched.

      All of that to say: please understand that the radio silence is a function of me falling behind, and not a reflection of how Joel or the rest of the MST3K team (or I) feel about this community. It's just a function of us being short-staffed, and having burned through the Kickstarter funds making Season 11 -- which means we're now a skeleton (or Bonehead) crew, trying to keep up with everything. Either way, this isn't meant as an excuse, just an explanation, so everyone knows where the blame should be placed.

      All of that said, let me tackle everything since I last posted here -- and apologies in advance for a VERY long post. :|

      ___

      Re: NEWS ABOUT SEASON 12 -- I won't promise dates and risk missing them, but I'm *hopeful* that we'll have some news about what's going on in the next week or so. There's stuff we're waiting for legal clearance to share, but we'll tell you as soon as we can. The good news is, it's well into development, and is shooting this summer! (cc: WILLIAM MAGANN)

      Re: COFFEE TABLE BOOK. This one is on me too. Joel got me his most recent pass of notes, and I've fallen behind in finishing the revisions to layout and design. And, because it has taken us so long to get this finished and sent out -- which I feel terrible about -- we're trying to figure out if we can expand the book another 5-10 pages and include some new material from the making of Season 12, just to help make up for the wait. More on that soon too. (cc: IVRUNNER)

      Re: SEASON 11 SET FROM SHOUT: My understanding is that Shout included the feature-length doc about the making of the new season and the Kickstarter, but none of the other materials that were on the bonus disc in the Collector's Set, which we wanted to leave as backer exclusives. (cc: ALEX MACPHEE, w h/t to MICHAEL GILSTRAP for answering in the meantime)

      Re: REGION-FREE INTERNATIONAL DISCS. This and the Missing Mystery Gifts (below) have been occupying most of my MST3K time, but we're close to finished with both. Region-free discs just reached our international warehouse after getting stuck in customs for 2 weeks, and should all ship out to the backers who requested them by the end of next week. We’ve reached out to all affected backers via email as well, and have responded to everyone we heard back from. (cc: MARK SLATER, DOMINIC LAFFORD, PETER PEMBRIDGE).

      Re: MISSING MYSTERY GIFTS -- We've shipped out the replacements to almost everyone who requested them, aside from about a dozen people who requested the original Mystery Gift. We're waiting for a small batch we got from FUNKO which are on the way from China and should arrive by mid-May, and should reach backers by the end of May. (Fingers crossed for no more unexpected surprises.)

      Re: MORE BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF SEASON 11 — We know that we promised this, and couldn’t share it during the season, and we haven’t forgotten… as I said above, it just comes down to us being short-staffed and trying to find time for everything. It has nothing to do with prioritizing people who have deep pockets, as Melody put it — just with finding time to continue generating more content that takes time and care to put together for a project that was never expected to last three years. I’m still hopeful that we’re going to release at least a few good updates about this, and I apologize to anyone disappointed that it’s taken this long. I would be too, and like I said — this is on me, not on Joel and the rest of the team.

      MELODY and BRIAN, please know that I hear you, and I hope that we’ll be able to re-earn your trust, and not make you feel like you’re “consumers.” Please just know that us being this busy is not a statement about you, and that no one ever meant to lie about future updates. What this is really about are the range of opportunities that have opened up for the show, and needing to prioritize what gets done first with our limited time and staff.

      And BRUCE -- I appreciate the support and confidence, sincerely! But, in the name of being fair, I also want to make sure everyone feels the right to express disappointment and frustration without being attacked, even if you disagree with them. Thanks for being respectful when you respond to concerns.

      Finally, to individual posters who had issues:

      @CONLAN, we’ve got your email and I’ll follow up with you directly this weekend to figure out what happened. Sorry for not seeing your comment here sooner.

      @TOM BUSHEY, if your Mystery Gift was damaged, definitely email me at ivan@mst3k.com so we can sort it out. Limited edition or no, we'll get you a replacement. I have a few that I kept for myself, and will send you one of those if needed. ;)

    5. Jake Westbrook 1 day ago

      I mean, broadly speaking, a "letdown" would be if they took our money and made a bad show or no show at all. The only quibbles we've had has been with minor reward details/logistics. This Kickstarter has delivered more than like, 99% of other Kickstarters I've seen.

    6. IVRunner 1 day ago

      I’m still excited to see an update on the coffee table book! Keep at it MST3K team!

    7. Bruce Pullen 2 days ago

      Typo-Corrected:

      @Melody and @Brian,

      @Jake is likely correct. They're busily concentrated on the writing, planning, and coordination of Season 12. With everything else we've experienced, when have they let us down? Name me one time. You can't. If anything, this is a result of Joel being so busy with the tour, the Netflix negotiations, and the Season 12 prep that it either slipped his mind or once he has a breather and multiple things to share he will. I think it's the latter. Till then, keep the faith and remember who you're talking about. It doesn't mean don't ask but ask and wait before concluding. It's served me well. Thanks.

      P.S. By "let us down," never fixing a mistake. Yes one could point to the Mystery Gifts and Region Locking on Foreign Boxsets as stumbles. But not betrayals. Behind the scenes, Ivan sweated away on both fronts and addressed the fears here in Comments. Melody waited a year to address her concerns on Joel's memories. I applaud the patience and ask her to wait a little longer. Much of this is moving so fast that his thoughts is a casualty of so many projects not callousness or lack of respect to backers. My view and I compliment each of you on your candor and clarity. Cheers.

    8. Bruce Pullen 2 days ago

      @Melody and @Brian,

      @Jake is likely correct. They're busily concentrated on the writing, planning, and coordination of Season 12. With everything else we've experienced, when have they let us down? Name me one time. You can't. If anything, this is a result of Joel being so busy with the tour, the Netflix negotiations, and the Season 12 prep that it either slipped his mind or once he has breather and multiple things to share he will. I think it's the latter. Till then, keep the faith and remember who you're talking about. It doesn't mean don't ask but ask and wait before concluding. It's served me well. Thanks.

      P.S. By "let us down," never fixing a mistake. Yes one could point to the Mystery Gifts and Region Locking on Foreign Boxsets as stumbles. But not betrayals. Behind the scenes, Ivan sweated away on both fronts and addressed the fears here in Comments. Melody waited a year to address her concerns on Joel's memories. I applaud the patience and ask her to wait a little longer. Much of this is moving so fast that his thoughts is a casualty of so many projects not callousness or lack of respect to backers. My view and I compliment each of you on your candor and clarity. Cheers.

    9. Jake Westbrook 4 days ago

      I don't feel let down at all. I'd rather they kept their nose to the grindstone on making season 12, personally.

    10. Brian Jackson 4 days ago

      I agree. I think at this point they’ve let us all down, Melody. I was a backer from early on and stayed with them through thick and thin but now I feel like they’ve left us all in the dust. I wish them well but they’ve lost my enthusiasm.

    11. Melody Fohr 4 days ago

      So...where are all those backer exclusive behind-the-scenes info on the making of Season 11 posts we were promised in Joel's update of April 14, 2017? I've been patiently waiting a year, both here and on MST3K.com. I mean, we were told for a year during production that we'd have to wait until the season was released for Joel to be able to share the things with us that he really wanted to share but couldn't, and now we've been waiting for another year with no results. I try to be a patient person, but I've had it. I've lost all faith in Official MST3K as anything more than a tool to market whatever MST3K product comes out to the consumers, I mean fans. It took a long time for me to get to this place of doubt and despair. In the name of whatever MST3K used to be, please do something to restore my faith that you guys making MST3K still care about those of us - all of us, not just the ones with the deepest pockets - who believed in you two and a half years ago. Please.

    12. Alex MacPhee on April 14

      Hope they meant Sunday 15th & Not Saturday 14th :/

    13. Peter Pembridge on April 14

      Thanks Mark,
      Much appreciated, email had dropped into junk mail, which it plainly isn’t!!!
      Great news :))

    14. Mark Shields on April 14

      @Peter Pembridge I received an email on Monday to confirm my postal address as the discs are ready to ship. It gave the cut off date to confirm as Sunday 14th April, so not sure if they meant today (Saturday 14th) or tomorrow (Sunday 15th). You may want to check your emails

    15. Peter Pembridge on April 14

      Hi guys,
      Have any backers received their replacement, region free, Blu-ray Discs yet? Just wondering....

    16. Bruce Pullen on April 9

      @Melody.

      Perfectly said. 14 episodes over 12 months. Now I'm ready for a refill. ; )

    17. Melody Fohr on April 9

      A year ago today Reptilicus was released to eligible Kickstarter backers.

      What a difference a year makes.

    18. jt4703 on April 5

      Totally stoked that Rifftrax.com will be getting Season 11!

    19. Mark Slater on April 3

      @Conlan. You might want to mail kickstarter@mst3k.com as I suspect you should have received it by now. We’ve had them in the UK, but are still awaiting word on the resolution on a region coding SNAFU.

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      Conlan Webster on April 2

      Hi there. Is there any word on when the season 11 bluray sets will be shipping? I'm still waiting.

    21. IVRunner on March 28

      Looking forward to an update on the coffee table book.

      Can’t wait to see their progress.

      I think you’re right. Netflix more than likely has a certain structure on how they’d like to release/promote information on the next season.

      Maybe we’ll get an update from Joel or Ivan after April 1st.

    22. Bruce Pullen on March 28

      @William. Early next year presumably. Shooting, post-production, scheduling. This is a year long process if Season 11 is any indicator.

    23. Bruce Pullen on March 28

      With Netflix funding Season 12 not us, we're not privy to the intel. There's probably contractual language barring it. This doesn't mean an update on the Coffee Table book and Joel's memories of Season 11 aren't in the cards. He promised both.

    24. Bruce Pullen on March 28

      They said it was happening. I have no doubt it is. From what I last heard, in January they were waist deep in the writing phase according to Jonah Ray.

    25. William Magann on March 27

      Coming up on a year since the premiere of season 11. Is there any info on when we can hope for season 12? The momentum is kind of fading at this point.

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      Dominic Lafford
      Superbacker
      on March 23

      Any update on UK region Blu-ray replacements?

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      Eric "NotTheRealJoel" Kiss on March 23

      I just peeked at the Rifftrax KS and saw this stretch goal (already reached) bonus: Kevin Murphy will cosplay as Cameron Mitchell for the Space Mutiny show. Hilarious!

    28. Alex MacPhee on March 10

      Thanks Michael :o)

    29. Michael Gilstrap on March 9

      @Alex MacPhee The retail edition of Season 11 will only have the "We Brought Back MST3K Documentary" as a special feature per this link https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/mystery-science-theater-3000-season-eleven…

    30. Mark Slater on March 1

      Hi. We’re a month further along - any word from Shout re: confirmation of the proposed region code solution? Cheers.

    31. Alex MacPhee on March 1

      @Ivan
      Forgive me if you have already answered this, I know backers have talked about it but will disc 8 of the regular release of S11 by Shout Factory just be some regular non-Kickstarter related extras or are they still gonna be the same as the KS exclusives?

      Thanks, Alex

    32. Daniel DiManna on February 27

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      Over dramatic? Maybe. But it's still really cool.

      Click here and help make this a reality!

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      Mancomb Seepgood on February 25

      Got an email confirming the first request will be shipped. Hooray! Thanks @MST3K for delivering. You are guys are still awesome. :D

    34. Michael Gilstrap on February 21

      @Mancomb Seepgood I remembered the 16th was involved :)

    35. Bruce Pullen on February 21

      @IVRunner. Not to my knowledge.

    36. IVRunner on February 20

      Has there been an updated ETA on the coffee table book? Forgive me if I overlooked it. Thanks!

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      Mancomb Seepgood on February 19

      Actually backers had until the 12th to choose, and the notice I got said we would get an update on the 16th.

      Not complaining, just stating the facts. :)

    38. Michael Gilstrap on February 18

      @Jose De La Mora ..... folks had until February 16th to choose what they want for a replacement gift. We'll get an update at some point

    39. Jose De La Mora on February 17

      Any update on the missing Mystery Gifts?

    40. Bruce Pullen on February 17

      @Eric. My sincere appreciation in you sharing that. I read that awhile back and it always stuck with me.

    41. Bruce Pullen on February 17

      "Truly an inspiring force with his contagious optimism."

      He was. And the sweetest man. An example for us all to follow.

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      Eric "NotTheRealJoel" Kiss on February 16

      On May 23, 2016, NostraThomas wrote this:

      "It's been a long road getting from comment 1 to 60,000. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and how appropriate. To the creators, past-present-future and especially to Joel, we love you all. To those MSTies past, thank you for keeping the faith. To those MSTies present who Kickstartered this awesome project, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To those new MSTies and future MSTies, you are in for a wonderful time. This is truly the best community of fans and people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Your kindness and companionship are truly inspiring. Remember, this crazy train isn't stopping until we let it! I forsee much happiness and laughter in our future and a glorious future it is! What do you think, sirs? Oh, and stickers!!"

      Truly an inspiring force with his contagious optimism.

    43. Slappy Sims on February 16

      crawling towards comment 63,000. who ever gets the honor. please give a shout out to our old pal, Tom/Nostrathomas ( I called him OBI-TOM Kenobi, because he had all the answers)
      Happy trails Tommy.. where ever you are.

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      Garett Auriemma on February 12

      @William Magann -- On a recent Nerdist podcast, Jonah mentioned that they were starting to write Season 12 the following Monday. Not sure when it was recorded, but I presume that means writing has begun. Dare to dream for a Fall 2018 release?

    45. Michael Gilstrap on February 10

      @Paul Niedernhofer ----- you may want to inquire at kickstarter@mst3k.com and ask about your set.

      Have you gotten an email from backerkit about your set being sent?

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      JAMES WEBB on February 9

      @tom “missing arm” sounds to me like Tom Servo is making clones AGAIN!

    47. Bruce Pullen on February 8

      @Peter. I wrote a list of possibles. I felt it in bad taste to share. Maybe one day I will. After the fact.

    48. Peter Pembridge on February 7

      @Bruce ooooooooooh I feel like I should put my Sherlock Holmes deerstalker on and trawl through their back catalogue!!! ;))
      I absolutely love MST and the prospect of another season rocks my teeny tiny world!!! :))

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      Tom Bushey on February 6

      I just took my Tom Serb-Crow out of the package for the first time since it arrived, and now I notice that his left arm is missing from the elbow on. It was not loose in the package either. Anyone else have a missing part? I imagine it will be impossible to get a replacement part since this was a limited edition.

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