75% Funded. 4 Days Left. PLUS: join for our LIVE "FINAL COUNTDOWN" TELETHON, this Friday at 5pm PST.
- JUST FOUR DAYS LEFT, and we're over 75% of the way to 12 episodes!
- T-SHIRT UPGRADE! Now you can pick from 2 designs and 2 styles!
- TONIGHT @ 4/7pm PST: Our DOUBLE FEATURE WEEK Begins!
FRIDAY @ 5pm PST: Join us as we livestream THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
• LIVE TELETHON with Joel & Friends to Help #BringBackMST3K
• Featuring our next cast, special guests, live music, magic & much more!
OK, MST3K Revival League:
We've got JUST FOUR DAYS LEFT and you know what that means!
Or maybe you don't know what that means. That's OK, I'll just tell you.
First, it means there will be SHORTER updates this week, because there's so much left to do before time runs out… and if you think these updates take a long time to read, think how long they take to write!
But it also means there will be MORE updates this week, because there's so much left to tell you. I don't want to bother you with too much email, though, so I promise not to go crazy or anything.
Anyway, right now, here's where things stand:
We've started the FINAL COUNTDOWN in our Kickstarter to #BringBackMST3K, and with 4 DAYS LEFT, we've passed $4.12MM... which means we're now 75% of the way to our final goal of 12 new episodes!
Great hustle, team! (That's something coaches say in sports when you're doing well.)
And you know, to thank you for pushing us even closer to the Red Zone, I'm actually going to add something extra to the Bonus Reward you just unlocked:
We're upgrading the OFFICIAL T-SHIRT REWARD to give you more options: pick from two designs and your choice of Men's or Women's shirts!
This isn't something I had thought about much until now, but a lot of our female backers have written this month to ask if we could offer "Ladies' Cut" t-shirts. Our team looked into it, and it's possible – it just takes a lot of extra time and work. But you know what? You deserve it, team. You're killing it out there.
Also, Crow tends to wear women’s sizes.
Anyway, anyone who gets EXPERIMENT 050 or higher – or who gets one or more t-shirts as Add-On Rewards – will now get two designs and two styles to pick from. You'll like the way you look in your MST-shirt… I guarantee it!*
If you want to get BOTH designs, be sure to grab a second shirt as an Add-On Reward... and when you do, you'll be helping unlock the next Bonus Reward!
And if you're having trouble keeping track of all the neat rewards that come with each of our Reward Packages, here's an updated version of our chart for you:
That's a lot of stuff, man. But I think you deserve it. Isn't it time to treat yourself to something nice?
OK, now let's talk about something even more exciting...
Our DOUBLE FEATURE COUNTDOWN starts tonight at 4pm and 7pm PST!
You know, I was about to write something new about this week's Double Feature Countdown… but if you read Friday's update, then you already know what this is about. And if you didn't, then here, we'll use the power of television magic to catch you up with reruns!
(That was from Friday, so I changed it to say "this" week.)
Anyway, this whole DOUBLE FEATURE COUNTDOWN is going to be a lot of fun, and I've picked two great episodes get us started tonight.
So, I hope you'll join me in just a few minutes, at either 4pm or 7pm PST.
And if that's not enough for you, well, we've got something even crazier planned.
As you know, our Kickstarter ENDS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT 10pm PST, and everyone has told me that it will all come down to the very end – that the last 5 hours will be the ones that matter most.
Anyway, I thought we should do something special... maybe have a party, play some music, invite some friends over? Then we started talking about it, and things got a little out of hand. So...
This Friday, Dec 11th, please join me for MST3K: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, a live-streaming telethon with special guests, comedians, musical acts, magic and more, live at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
Here's what I think is gonna happen on Friday:
- At 2 PM PST, we'll start our final MST3K DOUBLE FEATURE, and I'll show you my two all-time favorite episodes of MST3K. You know, just to warm you up.
- Then, at 5 PM PST, we'll get together for THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, and spend the last five hours of this crazy month having a big party, and live-streaming the whole thing so you can be part of the fun online.
- Our GUEST HOSTS will be PAUL & STORM, my musician/comedian friends, who will keep the telethon moving, and might even play us a few songs.
Our NEXT CAST will join us to help celebrate, with visits or video chats from cast members including…
• JONAH RAY (The Next Host)
• FELICIA DAY (The Next Mad)
• PATTON OSWALT (The Next Evil Henchman)
• HAMPTON YOUNT (The Next Crow)
We'll welcome a CAVALCADE OF TALENTED FRIENDS, both in person and via video, to help us reach the finish line, including…
• DAN HARMON & JUSTIN ROILAND (Rick & Morty)
• PENDLETON WARD (Adventure Time)
• ROBERT LOPEZ(The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, Frozen)
• STEVE ZARAGOZA (SourceFed)
• DANA GOULD (The Simpsons, standup comedian)
• MICHAEL CARBONARO (The Carbonaro Effect)
• DEREK HUGHES (magician, AGT finalist)
• FREEZEPOP (electropop music)
• STARBOMB (videogame rock)
• JOHN CARNEY (comedian, magician and prestidigitation)
• GAME GRUMPS (Let's Play webseries)
• MASTER PANCAKE (movie riffers)
• AND MORE GUESTS, still to be announced!
So, I think it's going to be a pretty exciting week. And since our first DOUBLE FEATURE is starting in less than 30 minutes, I'd better go finish getting ready!
I'll have more news for you all week long, but remember: we've got just 4 DAYS LEFT to reach out final goal, and we're less than $300K from the Red Zone.
We can do this, MSTies. Just relax, take a deep breath, and...
KEEP CIRCULATING THE URL.
Cheers and Thanks,
*Not an actual guarantee, just a reference to an advertisement.