Two Kickstarters need our help! PLUS: Pledge $5 by Saturday @ 5PM for a chance to win amazing MST3K prizes!
Greetings, MST3K Revival League!
Yeah, it's Joel again, back with another quick update.
Yesterday, I shared the big news that the next season of Mystery Science Theater will premiere on Netflix on Turkey Day, which also happens to be our 30th Birthday… and reading all of your comments and posts, it seems like most of you are just as excited as I am!
But in all the excitement, I forgot to let you know that we'll also be continuing our time-honored Mystery Science tradition with our annual "Turkey Day Marathon," where we serve up six wonderful classic episodes of MST3K.
And, since we know some of you won't want to choose, we're actually going to make this year's Turkey Day Marathon available starting the weekend before Thanksgiving, so that you can see both.
See? Turkey Days are here again!
Anyway, we're still figuring out the details, but we'll let you know where you can watch soon.
Now, I'm still working with Ivan to finish up another update for the end of this week, which should cover a lot of "housekeeping" details I want to share with you, like:
- The results of the "Season 12 Pledge Drive"
- When to expect your new pledge rewards
- How to get our final "leftover" Kickstarter rewards from Season 11
- What to do if you're still missing some of your old pledge rewards
- What's happening with the long-awaited MST3K Coffee Table Book
But today, I want to let you know about two other Kickstarter projects that could use our help… and they both end this weekend!
PROJECT #1: MST3K TRADING CARDS!
First of all, did you know there are Mystery Science Theater 3000 trading cards?
Last November, our friends at RRParksCards wanted to make official MST3K TRADING CARDS. So, they actually launched their own Kickstarter to get them made, and I've gotta tell you: the first series of cards came out in April, and they were really nice.
That's why I'm pleased to share that RRParks has decided to make a second series of MST3K cards… and just like last time, they're offering special "pre-order pricing" through their new Kickstarter, which ends this Sunday!
PROJECT #2: Bring Back The Aquabats!
There's also another Kickstarter ending this weekend that I want to tell you about, because it could use our help and support, and also because I think a lot of you might really enjoy it.
It's for that beloved superhero rock band, The Aquabats!
If you’ve never heard of them, I could only describe them as hilarious shirttail cousins to Mystery Science Theater 3000. Their television show, The Aquabats! Super Show! was full of obscure references, puppets and cheesy monsters. (Also, the creator of the Aquabats brought the amazing Yo Gabba Gabba! into the world.)
And you know, to be honest, a big part of the reason I'd like to help them is because this project is also really important to Ivan, the brilliant guy who ran our Kickstarter, and is now one of our producers on MST3K. See, even though he's moved on from crowdfunding, Ivan agreed to run one last Kickstarter to help out The Aquabats, because – just like he did with MST3K – he saw how important the show was to the fans, and wanted to help them get it back.
So yeah, if you haven't seen it yet, The Aquabats' Kickstarter is one of the most well-designed and entertaining Kickstarter campaigns I've ever seen, and even has its own plot and villains. Actually, if you watch their videos, you'll even see a few cameos from some members of the MST3K family, who jumped in to help out!
Anyway, it's a really great project – especially for MSTies who have kids – so I hope you'll consider giving them a hand. That's why I want to make a special offer:
Any MST3K backer who pledges $5 or more to The Aquabats Kickstarter before Sunday at 5pm PST will be entered to win some big MST3K prizes, including gift packs, tour tickets, and an invitation to see the next new episode at a PRIVATE SCREENING with me and Jonah!
Pretty good, right? Here's how it works:
- Use the same Kickstarter account you used to back MST3K.
- Join the Aquabats Kickstarter before 5PM PST on Saturday (9/29).
- Make any pledge of $5 or more to enter, or...
- Pledge at least $10 to get five entries!
- After their campaign ends, I'll draw names to select the winners!
So, there you go: two more chances to help two more really great Kickstarter projects, and to support another group of fans who are fighting to get their television show back.
I'll be back with another update this week to answer a lot of your open questions, but right now, these projects could use a hand from the MST3K Revival League… so go check them out!
Cheers and Thanks,
Listen up, meat puppets! Now that I've got a steady job again, I want to decide what shows live and what shows die. So, if you post these messages and you make a pledge to help The Aquabats, I'll sneak your name into Joel's drawing again.
Just post this message and/or picture to social media NOW: