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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!
48,270 backers pledged $5,764,229 to help bring this project to life.

The #WeBroughtBackMST3K Kickstarter Screening Tour was a success! PLUS: Meet the NEW GYPSY!

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Dear MST3K Revival League,

Joel here. I'm just getting home from spending two weeks on the road for our Kickstarter screening tour, where we finally got to show over a thousand of you amazing backers a first look at what we've been working on for the last year, and man, I've gotta tell you: it's just been such a great experience for all of us, getting to meet so many of you and hear your reactions.

Also, I know it's been a little while since the last "big" update, so I really appreciate you all being so patient, and letting us put in the time to focus and get things right. Things have been really busy, between finishing up post-production on the final new episodes, and then running these screenings. I know it's hard to wait, but like I've said all along: more than anything, I want to make sure we get these new episodes right, and I don't want to spoil anything.

The good news is, once the new episodes are released, we'll still have plenty of time to talk about everything we've been doing, and also, I think it'll be easier to understand what I'm talking about once you've seen the episodes. So, thanks again for being so patient over the last year.

And, now that all fourteen episodes of Season 11 are "in the can," I should be able to spend more time writing updates again, so that we can all come together and count down the days until MST3K returns. (And hey, if you don't want to do the math... that's just 46 days away!)

So yeah: for today, I thought maybe I could tell you a little bit about our special Kickstarter screenings, and introduce you to someone I've been waiting for you to meet.

THE KICKSTARTER SCREENINGS

A new friend joined us on the road.
A new friend joined us on the road.

 

Before I tell you about those screenings, I want to tell you that these events weren't part of the "Livestream Screening" that we promised as a reward for backers who pledged for EXPERIMENT 025 and higher. You didn't miss the online screening reward! That's still going to happen before Netflix releases the new season on April 14. We're working out the details now, so I hope we'll have those for you in the next week or two.

Anyway, over the last two weeks, we got the chance to screen our first new episode – let's just call it "Experiment 1101" to avoid spoilers – for three really terrific crowds of backers, along with some of our family and friends, in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. We also got to answer some really fun questions, and even do a little demonstration of how the upgraded Crow and Servo puppets work. (Don't worry: we recorded some of that for the special "Kickstarter Edition" DVD extras, so even if you weren't there, you'll still have a chance to see it!)

 

Now, before you start asking other backers for details, you should know that we had to ask everyone to sign a "Non Disclosure Agreement," promising to keep the details secret until the new season is released on Netflix:

 

But, even though I asked all the backers who joined us not to tell you what movie we riffed, or answer specific questions about the new season, I think it's okay for them to share some of their general thoughts and feelings with you.

(Actually, I know a lot of them have been doing that in the comments for a week or two, but maybe they'll do it again on this update, so you can ask them questions. Just don't ask them for specifics, because they're not allowed to share them yet.)

Anyway, for us, these screenings were just an incredible, encouraging way to "test" the new season out, and the reactions really reassured all of us that we're on the right track.

To tell you the truth, when we were first planning our Kickstarter, I was a little worried about the idea of taking the season pilot out for an early "test drive" like this, but Ivan told me it would be a really valuable way to get feedback and encouragement and know how things were going before we premiered it for the rest of the world. And man, he was so right.

 

Actually, even some of the most hesitant backers who came to our screenings came up to all of us afterward, and told us that they think we got the tone of the show "just right," and that they're really pleased to see how well Jonah, Baron, Hampton, Felicia and Patton picked up the tradition and kept it going. If you're still worried about the new cast, I hope that will help you relax a bit and enjoy the last few weeks of waiting a little more.

If you were one of the backers who came out and joined us, I just want to say "thank you" again – we had a really wonderful time, and I hope you did too.

 

Now, all of the screenings were a lot of fun, but I want to take a few minutes to share something very special that happened while we were on the road. See, we have one more cast member you haven't met yet, who actually lives in Chicago… so I thought that a screening in her own town would be the perfect time to introduce her.

MEET THE NEXT GYPSY

Ever since we finished our Kickstarter, I know that one of the most common questions about the new episodes was if Gypsy would be back on the Satellite of Love. Well, if you saw the photo that Netflix released last week, then you've already probably put two and two together, but I'm pleased to make it official:

Gypsy is back for the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and thanks to some design adjustments, and the wonderful talent of her new voice – Miss Rebecca Hanson – she'll be more involved than ever before!

 

Now, I want to introduce you to Rebecca and tell you a little bit more about her, but before I do, I also want to share a little bit of the thinking that we put into Gypsy for the new season.

The first thing I should tell you is that I know how loved Gypsy is, so I've always known we'd bring her back. But I've also got to tell you that, even though we love Gypsy too, I felt like there were some problems we had to solve, because when we created her for the original episodes, I think we just didn't spend as much bandwidth on developing her as we did with Tom and Crow, and it kept us from including her in the show more. But, as you know, she became this really beloved character, even though we didn't see her that often.

Anyway, personally, I felt obliged to give her a little more of a creative "hug" this time around, and to figure out how to solve some of the problems that kept us from using Gypsy more often, or in more interesting ways.

At the same time, I really tried to approach the new episodes of MST3K the way a designer would, and tried to make sure it was easy to understand from a newcomer's perspective, and not just for folks who knew the show. (That way, the new MST3K wouldn't just be a love letter to the past, but maybe also a love letter to the future.)

So, when you think about it that way, there are a few questions that a newcomer might ask about Gypsy based on the past episodes, like…

  • Why didn't Gypsy appear more often in the theater and sketches?
  • Why did Gypsy appear to be “slightly dim”?
  • Why was Gypsy always voiced by a man?

Let's talk about those questions one at a time, okay?

1. Why didn't Gypsy appear more often in the theater and sketches?

This is such an important question. The thing to tell you is, when I first thought up Gypsy, I was mostly just wanting to create a really big robot – kind of like Sweet-ums in The Muppets. To build her, we used a baby car-seat carrier. That was helpful, because she was very lightweight... but she was also very huge and unwieldy, which made it hard to include her in a lot of sketches or bring her into the Mystery Science Theater.

This time around, we spent considerably more time and energy "upgrading her" to have more flexibility, so that she can do more, and participate more in the show. By flexibility, I mean we've got some really cool new innovations that allow her to do way more.

I'll leave it at that for now, but you'll see what I mean right in the first new host segment – and after that, I can tell you more about how we designed her.

2. Why did Gypsy appear to be "slightly dim"?

As you might remember, the old Gypsy was also kind of… simple.  

Now, I realize that back in the day, we explained that by saying, "Most of her memory is dedicated to running the higher functions of the ship." So it gave her obvious mental challenges a little more context: Gypsy was very busy. Over time, though, I started to see how this was also keeping Gypsy’s personality from being able to grow, the way that Tom and Crow could grow.

The good news is that, since the old episodes, times have changed. Back then, it might have make sense that an individual robot wouldn't have enough processing power to do her job and also talk coherently… but now, the concept of "the cloud" has sort of solved that. So, I'm happy to say that while the new Gypsy is still busy maintaining the ship, she can also have conversations. That gave us the chance to pull her into more sketches, and to let her drop in to riff in the MST. I'm hoping that in time, Gypsy can become a little bit more of a "full" character.

3. Why was Gypsy voiced by a man?

There was one other problem, too. Over the years, I started to feel a little self-conscious that our “slightly dim” character was a female, but voiced by a man. Think about that for second. It sounds kind of weird when I say it, doesn’t it? And honestly, there was no good reason why she had to be voiced by a man, other than, "That's just the way we did it back then."

So, when we started making plans to bring back Mystery Science Theater, I became pretty invested in casting a woman to take on the new, fuller role of Gypsy. I wanted to find a performer who had the comedic chops and sense of self to embellish and build on what we already know about Gypsy, but also to take on new ideas from the creative team and writers. Just as important, I wanted someone I knew would be confident enough to "hang in there" and be part of the ensemble with Jonah and Baron and Hampton. And, of course, I wanted to find someone who was a fan of the show, and who I knew would help us care for it.

Well, man, I've gotta tell you… we found her.

MEET REBECCA HANSON

 

Now, If you were one of the backers who received our "thank you" postcard from set, you may have noticed that there was an extra signature on the back, along with me, Jonah, Baron, Hampton, Felicia and Patton.

In fact, a few of you even wrote to ask me, "Who is Rebecca Hanson?"

I'm so glad to finally get to tell you more about her.

I met Rebecca about four years ago in Chicago, and simply put, I just really liked her. She was so funny, and talented, and a “good hang” too! Adding to all that, on a professional level Rebecca has been performing improv, sketch comedy, and singing and writing in Chicago for over a decade. She has toured all over the US and is a proud alum of The Second City National Touring Company and ComedySportz Chicago too.

And honestly, I think in the back of my mind, I was hoping to give Gypsy a hint of a Midwestern voice. Rebecca can do lots of voices and dialects, but deep underneath all that, she’s an Iowan!

 

At the same time, Rebecca also has a second ongoing role on the new MST3K as one of Kinga's minions, whose identity I will reveal in a later update! Plus, Rebecca is writing on several episodes of the new season as well. And she did so well that, next season – Lord willing and creek don’t rise – we’re hoping to give her even more writing assignments!

Also, now that we're on the other side of production and I've seen the finished episodes, I just have to tell you: Rebecca has already done an amazing job being Gypsy, and quite frankly, she’s added some great new wrinkles to the character that I simply couldn’t have anticipated.

Long story short, I’m really thrilled with her work and I think you will be too!

We're very lucky to have her on the Satellite of Love with us. So, now that the secret is out, I hope you'll go say "hi" to Rebecca on Twitter, or in the comments, and give her a warm welcome from the MST3K Revival League.

Of course, there's a lot more to share with you, because so much has happened over the past few weeks, but I kind of need to unpack.

Next time, I'll share more details about some fun new developments in our plans to bring MST3K off the screen and into new places, and if we can get a few more details locked up, I'm hoping to announce the date and time for our "Online Screening" of the first new episode and a live Q&A with me and our new cast. Our team is working on that now, so stay tuned!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. 

46 days until new MST3K!

Cheers & Thanks,

 Joel

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    1. Missing avatar

      Aaron Chantrill on

      Wanted to say I'm super excited about the new season and looking forward to the new Gypsy and all the rest of the new cast.

      I'm curious about the NDA and why the secrecy about the names of the movies being riffed. I mean, my favorite episodes from the first eleven seasons were the ones where I had watched the movie first. I rented Phase IV and Alien from LA, I saw Mole People and all the Godzilla and Monster Island movies on the late night creature feature, and they used to show Revenge of the Creature every year in 3-D with local fast food restaurants giving away 3D glasses.

      Anyway, it seems to me that knowing the names in advance would give people a chance to look for those movies before the season starts, and might be good for those movies. And it seems to me like the better being on MST3k is for their bottom line, the better for everyone.

      I'd just like someone to explain the logic as to why you would keep the names of the movies riffed in this season secret. I mean, generally MST episodes are named for the movie, so I'm assuming we'll know the name of the movie before we watch the episode anyway.

      Thanks.

    2. Steve Kostelecky on

      I have to say I feel a lot less special about the Netflix launch than I did when it was a few thousand people pulling for MST before we even knew the shape it would take, simply on the love for Joel and the show. There were no special screenings in my city and I didn't have the money to buy any of the super special packages, but I did have enough to buy downloads to guarantee a full season so the project could get off the ground. Now, I feel like the show is moving on without me. I'm seeing the crowds at the previews and the Netflix trailer and I'm saddened rather than excited. I'm sure I'll roll with it and I wish everyone involved the best; I hope I start feeling like I am part of the change instead of feeling left out by it.

    3. Pam B Natural
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      @Jennifer someone mentions it down below: 412, Hercules and the Captive Women,

      Also, I have to say, the new guy is growing on me, Popped back over here to check something (BTW admins, I wasn't signed in and could see this update...), saw the pic and smiled.

      P.S.: Gypsy is not dim. (Well at least not after the first few seasons.)

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      TheGentleman on

      Welcome to the family!

    5. Jennifer Stine on

      I can't remember what movie she went into the theater, but she thought it sucked and left. My favorite quip Gypsy made was right after Mike broke the Hubble. (The Movie-This Island Earth) She said, "This is your dish washing liquid, you soak in it." I finally saw something with Richard Basehart in it while binging on the Twilight Zone. It's missing the point, but couldn't Burgess Meridith just take a pair of glasses off a dead guy?

    6. Ari S. on

      I don't know if we could call Gypsy "dim". Often she was the most responsible one of the robot bunch :)

    7. Sarah Messmer on

      Gypsy Rose not youuuuuu, not youuuuu, or youuu. Gypsy rose....meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeee!!!!!
      Glad to see her back! :)

    8. Michelle Ramonetti on

      If it helps to know, this female never thought of Gypsy as "dim" and actually felt it was different and cool that she was voiced by a man. Granted, I'm a bit younger and started watching around the time the MST3K movie came out in theaters. Gypsy seemed like the most normal (aside from Mike?) of the bunch and the most responsible. For that reason, though, I always did want to see more of her, so I'm excited for her upgrade!

    9. Michael Rodriguez on

      Any word on when or where the Red Carpet photos will be posted? We didn't receive any information on where to look.

    10. Jeremie Lariviere
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      on

      cool update, thanks!

    11. Kevin O'Neill on

      From one Iowan to another, welcome, Rebecca!

    12. Kyle on

      I really been wanting a MST3K tattoo, and I've always wanted Gypsy as a part of it. I'm really excited she/It will be featured more!

    13. Melody Fohr on

      The MST3K Revival League: A Fan Page Facebook Group has an EXCLUSIVE interview with Rebecca Hanson!

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSTRevivalLeague/1190285697750852/

      You have to be a member of the Facebook Group to read the interview, however - there's always a catch! Ask to join today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSTRevivalLeague/ or just type "MST3K Revival League" into your Facebook search bar - the only requirement is you like MST3K, and if you're reading this, you do!

    14. Kevin Conod on

      Great update...getting excited to see the new episodes now that we have real "movie sign"!

      It never bothered me the Gypsy was 'simple' or didn't appear onscreen as much as the other characters. She was always there in the background making sure everything ran smoothly...and the show wouldn't be quite the same without her. :-)

    15. Pam B Natural
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      on

      @John, scroll down a bit. Aron notes this as well. I concur.

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      John LaCasella on

      Is it just me, or does Rebecca bear a passing resemblance to Mary Jo Pehl?

    17. Rebecca Grackle on

      So exciting and lovely to have another woman on the crew!

    18. Benjamin Marcus on

      Wonderful episode with a rock solid riff.

      I did notice that Jonah was wearing an MST3k Moon patch on his shoulder (it's in the promo photos, so I'm NDA secure, still). Any chance of getting that patch in addition to the mission patches?

    19. Kevin Zemanek on

      Interestingly I just watched experiment 412 where Gyspy is FINALLY let into the theater with the guys ("Hercules and the Captive Women"). Unfortunately she thinks it's a terrible movie and leaves after about 5 mins. Maybe Gypsy v2 will have break through the glass screen...er..ceiling.

    20. Beth Riches on

      I was at the screening in NYC and had a total blast! Not only was it amazing to meet the cast members, I was so happy to see that everyone knocked it out of the park for the new season. Those are some mighty big shoes to fill but everyone was just fantastic. I'll be honest...I breathed a sigh of relief because it's a major letdown when something doesn't live up to the previous high standards. I hope Joel and the rest of the cast breathed a sigh of relief at the great response from the crowd, too. I mean...not everyone gets a standing ovation, right?

    21. ginger j fitts on

      So happy to have a woman working Gypsy. Jim did a great job, but she really needs a woman's touch. She's my favorite bot and I hope she hasn't lost her love of Richard Basehart, something we both shared!

    22. Katie Jimmerson on

      I'm not kidding, I cried over this update. Tears of joy. GYPSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for these new episodes. I'm so happy for everyone involved. <3

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      John Breckenridge
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      Speaking of female cast members, is there a new Magic Voice?

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      Yoshoshishu on

      I always loved the characterization of Gypsy as a mom figure to the other bots, I can't remember what episode but I remember her calling them her babies once. I always figured Gypsy was probably built first by Joel or at least co-opted from the control systems of the SoL to run things before he made tom and crow.

    25. Chris McKenrick on

      I'm starting to get excited. I love the idea of more Gypsy! Lookin' good. Welcome Rebecca. This cast is pretty amazing in my opinion.

    26. Joseph Dickerson on

      Yay! We have a launch date!

    27. David Cruise on

      My girlfriend and I had a chance to meet and talk with Rebecca while they were filming in LA, and she was great. Her enthusiasm and love for the project was infectious, you could tell she was a true fan and was thrilled with the opportunity to be Gypsy.

      She was also just a really, really, and I mean *really* nice and genuine person so rest assured, our beloved Gypsy is in excellent hands.

    28. Vince Vazquez
      Superbacker
      on

      So exciting! There's so much going on with MST3K right now - I cannot wait for the premiere on Netflix! :D

    29. Ralph Carusillo on

      Hi Rebecca! Glad you're part of the family! Sounds like Gypsy is in good hands. And thanks again, Joel. :-)

    30. Edward J. Cunningham on

      @Andrew

      Since MST3K has NEVER had a pilot episode which explained how Joel or Mike got stranded on the Satellite of Love, I'm betting that the answer is (b) "Hi, I'm the new guy. WE'VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!!"

    31. Edward J. Cunningham on

      I'd like to welcome Rebecca Hanson to the MST3K family, and I'm looking forward to seeing her rendition of Gypsy. I don't think that the "problem" with Gypsy was that a female character was being voiced by a man. There are lots of examples of men doing GREAT performances of women, most notably the entire Monty Python troupe as well as Joseph Gorgoni of Geneva, who has played Marie-Thérèse Porchet (the Madame Doubtfire of French Switzerland) for over 20 years.

      The problem was the SPECIFIC man who voiced the old Gypsy, and I'm happy that a wonderful character will no longer be voiced by somebody who royally screwed things up for all the other Mysties.

    32. Justin Corwin on

      My thoughts from the NYC premier: Great experience. I have no regrets on buying the extra ticket and busing in from dc by myself. Crowd and cast were in great spirits. Joel was as charming as ever and I love the chemistry of the new cast. i laughed a lot and can't wait to see more. The sol looks great. I did not miss Kevin Murphy as tom servo. I thought that would be the hardest change for me to deal with but I didn't think about it much while watching it. Hampton was great (crow is my fav). It's great to see the show in widescreen and they make good use of the space. I didn't love every change but will need to save that discussion for another day. It was very nice to get most of the references (a good change for me). It was the best episode I've seen featuring this type of movie so I think fans of that type of episode will be very happy. Riffing was inspired and very very funny. I can't wait to watch it again. MST3K lives!

    33. aron aka jello on

      Is it just me or does Rebecca *really* look like she could be Pearl/Mary Jo's daughter is that close-up with her director's chair?

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      Nick Komanowski on

      Welcome, Rebecca! And thanks, Joel!!

      OH BOY IS THIS GREAT.

    35. Andrew Kieniksman on

      Question about "Experiment 1101" and please simply answer (a) or (b) so as not to give away any details: Do we
      (a) get an origin story to introduce Jonah to the Satellite of Love or
      (b) is it "Hi, I'm the new guy. WE HAVE MOVIE SIGN!"

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      Christian Figorito on

      The NY premiere was great, and all the new guys were great about connecting with fans. Jonah, Hampton and Baron nailed it, and the writing and production teams did an outstanding job. Overall, it just felt right. The only thing I thought was missing was the integration of the new mads, but I imagine that was done intentionally in the first experiment to give more focus on the new crew and help us "adjust" to them. So anyone worried about the new season, "you have nothing to fear but feat itself".

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      Melissa Hickson on

      We had so much fun in NY seeing the premiere! It's was a blast! My husband and I left Atlanta Tuesday morning, enjoyed some sights and food, saw the new episode, then flew home Wednesday-best valentines gift ever!!!
      The show was great, I actually saw Crow in person, from afar, but still, in person! Servo too of course! The new cast/crew are splendid and, seeing Joel was the highlight of my trip.
      I'm so excited about the new episodes. I was ecstatic w the results of the "experiment1101," absolutely awesome!
      Luv u all and thank u!!!!!!
      Melissa

    38. Nick Guida on

      Another NDA-bound test screener here.

      I'm writing to let everyone know that the first episode is incredible. It was one of the funniest episodes of MST3K I had ever seen, and I was laughing from start to finish. It hits the classic MST3K tone just perfectly while bringing great new elements to the table at the same time. It was a home run.

      And here's the most amazing part, in my opinion: After the screening, Jonah and the bots hosted an in-character Q&A session, and they were flat out hilarious. The chemistry they have--the way they were able to play off each other, giving outrageously funny and unscripted responses as they riff in real time... it was fantastic, and beyond even the amazing first episode, it was this chemistry that gave me the utmost confidence that the show is in very, very good hands.

    39. Bear on

      Gypsy news! /BEYOND THRILLED

      Can I ask that you make sure that your online screening is available outside the U.S.? Sometimes us expats run into geographic walls on these sorts of streams. Thanks!

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      nrs on

      wasn't it in the first new jj-startrek reboot, when simon pegg kind of jumps up and down in his chair, and exclaims "this is exciting!" that's how i'm feelin'!

    41. Faith Hofeldt on

      I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the NYC. prescreening, and I was delighted with what I saw. I laughed, from beginning to end, grinned from ear to ear and clapped my hands with unbridled glee. Long time fans are going to be well pleased, and I think a lot of new fans are going to come aboard. The rapport between Jonah, Hampton and Barron was evident. As a fan since 1991 I can say my beloved show is in good hands.

    42. Faith Hofeldt on

      I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the NYC. prescreening, and I was delighted with what I saw. I laughed, from beginning to end, grinned from ear to ear and clapped my hands with unbridled glee. Long time fans are going to be well pleased, and I think a lot of new fans are going to come aboard. The rapport between Jonah, Hampton and Barron was evident. As a fan since 1991 I can say my beloved show is in good hands.

    43. Faith Hofeldt on

      I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the NYC. prescreening, and I was delighted with what I saw. I laughed, from beginning to end, grinned from ear to ear and clapped my hands with unbridled glee. Long time fans are going to be well pleased, and I think a lot of new fans are going to come aboard. The rapport between Jonah, Hampton and Barron was evident. As a fan since 1991 I can say my beloved show is in good hands.

    44. Faith Hofeldt on

      I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the NYC. prescreening, and I was delighted with what I saw. I laughed, from beginning to end, grinned from ear to ear and clapped my hands with unbridled glee. Long time fans are going to be well pleased, and I think a lot of new fans are going to come aboard. The rapport between Jonah, Hampton and Barron was evident. As a fan since 1991 I can say my beloved show is in good hands.

    45. Corey 'Core' Grundstein on

      By the way, can we share the picture of M Waverly or is that a backer update only perk and we should wait until the release?

    46. Corey 'Core' Grundstein on

      Welcome aboard, Rebecca! We look forward to your contribution to our favorite show! Thanx for the update Joel! The NYC screening was a true highlight of my life and I was very proud to be a part of it and the Bring Back MST3K Kickstarter in general! The new episode was fantastic! Jonah, Hampton, Baron, Felicia and Patton were awesome in their roles and the riffing was spot on! Keeping the original feel of the show while still bringing a new element of feeling upgraded must've been difficult to accomplish but I think it is a HUGE success! I can't wait for the new season to be released and to start making MEMEs from the new episodes on my @MST3KaDay Instagram page. Love you guys! Thanx again!

    47. Faith Hofeldt on

      I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the NYC. prescreening, and I was delighted with what I saw. I laughed, from beginning to end, grinned from ear to ear and clapped my hands with unbridled glee. Long time fans are going to be well pleased, and I think a lot of new fans are going to come aboard. The rapport between Jonah, Hampton and Barron was evident. As a fan since 1991 I can say my beloved show is in good hands.

    48. Bill Munsell on

      Thanks Joel for the update. Great to know that Gypsy will have a bigger role and has a new voice. I forgot the new bots name you didn't talk about him much except the picture at the beginning or is he top secret too until the season starts. Although you did show a lot of his designs early on. Thanks again.

    49. Robert "I'm Huge" Denton on

      Oh great! Now I'm even more excited to see this new season. But the waiting is killing me. Please hurry with the live streaming event!!!

    50. Paul Rabogliatti on

      Thanks for the big update, Joel. It was a pleasure to see you again at the screening in LA. It was super great to see where things have progressed since I watched the eps being shot this past summer to this final product. I'm very pleased with the outcome. Can't wait to see the photos from the red carpet and, eventually, from last summer's on-set visit. I liked it very much!