The SEASON 12 PLEDGE DRIVE starts RIGHT NOW!
Dear MST3K Revival League,
Just like I promised in Tuesday's update...
The first official MST3K PLEDGE DRIVE starts right now, offering some wonderful new rewards and opportunities for anyone who wants to be part of helping us make Season 12!
And, speaking of wonderful new rewards, I'm excited to share this with you: for the new season, we asked our good friend Gary Glover to help design some official new artwork, and I'm thrilled with how it's coming along. This isn't 100% final – we might tweak it a little – but it should end up looking pretty much like this:
Also, in case you didn't get a chance to read it in the last update, I want to take a minute to repeat three important notes about why we're holding a pledge drive to help with the new season of Mystery Science Theater.
1. You told us you loved being more involved during Season 11.
The most important reason for the Pledge Drive is because we've gotten hundreds of emails and comments and tweets from members of the MST3K Revival League over the last year or two, telling us how much you enjoyed the Kickstarter experience, and being more involved with production, and getting some of the neat rewards we offered – and, most of all, how much you enjoyed knowing that you were an important part of the show getting made!
2. We loved having you more involved during Season 11.
You already know this, but MST3K has always been kind of unique, and we've done things differently than most other shows. And you know, my favorite thing about the Kickstarter isn't just that we got to bring Mystery Science Theater back, but how we got to do it: with you. We got to make the show with, and for, the people who actually loved it most.
When we started the Kickstarter, I didn't realize how special that experience would be, or how wonderful it would be to have fans join us during production, or at the premieres. But it was: creating Season 11 with you didn't just make the show possible, it made it better. The shoot was more fun with fans on set, laughing at jokes. We've gotten so many messages about how it felt good to be part of something – and hey, we felt the same way. That's why...
3. We want you to have the option to get involved again, if you want!
When we really thought about this season, we all knew we wanted to find ways to keep some of that experience going, and to make the process fun for everyone who wanted to keep going with us. And we also knew that there were plenty of MSTies, old and new, who missed out last time, and didn't get to be part of the fun. So, it was important to us to offer another chance.
But here’s the big thing I want you to know: I don't want you to feel like you have to keep making pledges to support Mystery Science Theater, you already #BroughtBackMST3K and we are so grateful. But the truth is, your support still makes a very important difference.
Every new pledge will be used to help us keep Mystery Science Theater healthy, and allow us to take MST3K into the future... plus you’ll get some cool rewards in return!
But yeah, the most important thing, whether you decide to pledge or not, is that we're so grateful that you gave us the chance to bring back MST3K, and we're excited that you're still here with us.
Anyway, that's it! Our first PLEDGE DRIVE is now open for business, so I hope you'll take a few minutes to check out some of the ways that you can get rewards and stay involved in the making of the new season, as well as our ongoing innovations like bringing MST3K to the stage and the world of comics!
Let us know what you think!
Cheers and Thanks,
Hellllllo, friends! Tom Servo, here. Long-time listener, first-time caller. If you want to help boost the Pledge Drive and preserve Mystery Science Theater 3000 for future generations, it's easy!
Just post this message to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram right now:
Miss the #BringBackMST3K campaign? Ready for more? It's your lucky day! Join me & support the #MST3KPledgeDrive to help @joelhodgson finish the new season of @MST3K + get new exclusive rewards! http://season12.mst3k.com/pledge