Greetings, MSTies! I know it’s been very quiet around here, and I apologize for the silence. The funny thing about a successful Kickstarter campaign is that once it’s over, we all have to start making plans to deliver what we’ve promised — and when we’ve raised $6.5m and promised THIRTEEN NEW EPISODES and TWELVE NEW SHORTS, there’s a lot to plan!
I don’t have a much to report here just yet, although if you backed the Kickstarter campaign you’ll be in for regular email updates from the production process. Didn’t get the back the project in time? You can still hop on board with a late pledge for the next couple weeks or so.
That’s all for now, friends! But more is brewing, both in the near and not-too-distant future, and we are all excited to share it with you very soon.
Hello friends! Well. It’s been one week since we launched our brand spankin’ new Kickstarter to #MakeMoreMST3K and #BuildtheGizmoplex, and the biggest news is that together we busted through our first $2m goal in JUST ONE DAY!
Well, okay, if you want to get particular, it was SLIGHTLY longer than a precise 24 hours, but regardless, it’s a pretty astounding feat considering it took us nearly a week to hit $2m last time around. So we should all be feeling pretty good about things so far.
HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels — we have a LOT more information to share in the coming weeks, and so many questions yet to answer, and we still have a ways to go before we hit our ultimate goal of $5.5m for twelve new episodes plus twelve new shorts! As of this writing we’re about 48% of the way there, so we still need to work together to spread the #MakeMoreMST3K word.
In the meantime, you can catch up on Joel’s updates if you missed them, and yes, since so many of you have asked, the full cast of Jonah and company from seasons 11 and 12 will be returning!
We’ve also added a helpful chart to help you visualize which reward level best meets your unique needs.
Still wondering how you can do more to help? Hey, by now you know the drill. Keep circulating the URL! And thanks, as always, for your enthusiasm and support.
Finally, some good news! If you’ve wondered why things seemed a little slow around here, it’s because we’ve all been laser focused on launching the new Kickstarter campaign — live today, right now! We have a bold new direction for the next evolution of everyone’s favorite show about a guy trapped in space, and we want YOU to help decide the future of MST3K.
It all starts with The Gizmoplex, but you don’t want to hear me explain it here — watch the video above to get the scoop from Jonah, Joel, and the bots, and then head over to our Kickstarter page to check out the swell new rewards we’re making AND get all the details on our ambitious plans to #MakeMoreMST3K! More info will be shared all month long, so we hope you’ll stick around to follow things as they proceed.
Thanks again, friends! So excited to hear what you think.