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Let's Make More MST3K & Build THE GIZMOPLEX!

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Joel Hodgson

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Together, we can #MakeMoreMST3K AND #BuildTheGizmoplex, an online theater for live screenings & monthly special events!
Backers: 36577
Average Pledge Per Backer: $178

Funded: $6,518,648 of $2,000,000
Dates: Apr 7th -> May 7th (31 days)
Project By: Joel Hodgson
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Latest News

9 HOURS LEFT. 103% FUNDED. Joel announces our FINAL CHALLENGE to unlock a 13TH NEW EPISODE! Plus: join us LIVE at 3pm PT for the return of... the FINAL COUNTDOWN!

May 7th - via:
 Progress Report: 103% funded. Time for a new final goal!  Final Challenge #1: Unlock a 3-D Halloween special + free 3-D glasses for all backers  Final Challenge #2: Unlock a 13TH EPISODE for Season 13! Join us for the Final Countdown Telethon at... (Read More)

ONE DAY LEFT. 89% FUNDED. New Reward Added: The Season 13 "Grand Finale" Screening & Afterparty! Plus: Joel's FINAL BONUS CHALLENGES!

May 6th - via:
 Progress Report: 89% funded and 33 HOURS until the end!  Ultimate Challenge: Unlock up to 20 CLASSIC EPISODE downloads!  Classic Episode Reward: See what's in the 5 and 10 episode packs!  New Reward Added: Our Season 13 "GRAND FINALE" Premiere... (Read More)

TWO DAYS LEFT. 83% FUNDED. We've Reached 9 Episodes... and Can Still Make 12! A Special Offer from RIFFTRAX! A First Look at the Snowglobe + New Mission Patches! Plus: New Bonus Challenges and Add-On Rewards!

May 5th - via:
 In Today's Update  Progress Report: We've got 9 NEW MOVIE SIGNS + 83% of our final goal!  Tonight's Livestream: Join us for Zombie Nightmare at 5pm PT!  Ultimate Challenge: Unlock DOUBLE CLASSIC EPISODES!  RiffTrax to the Rescue: Bonus rewards... (Read More)

THREE DAYS LEFT. 79% FUNDED. First Look at Our New POSTER & T-SHIRT DESIGNS! Plus: New Bonus Challenges + "Werewolf" Livestream with Bill Corbett - Tonight at 5pm PDT!

May 4th - via:
Last Night: TEAM JONAH won the Jackbox Showdown! Tonight: Join us for Werewolf with Bill Corbett at 5pm PT  Progress Report: 79% of our final goal! New Bonus Challenges: Unlock more free shorts + DOUBLE POSTERS! Reward Previews: First look at our... (Read More)

FOUR DAYS LEFT. 75% FUNDED. Everything You Need to Know About the GIZMOPLEX! Plus: New Bonus Challenge + Jackbox Showdown Tonight at 5pm PDT!

May 3rd - via:
 Progress Report: 75% of the way to 12 NEW EPISODES!  New Bonus Challenge: $4.25M by tonight = 2x CLASSIC SHORTS!  Tonight's Livestream: Jackbox Showdown (5pm PDT)  Joel's Vision for the Gizmoplex! A LOT of FAQ about the Gizmoplex! Dear MST3K... (Read More)

FIVE DAYS LEFT. 71% FUNDED. PLUS: A New Bonus Challenge to Unlock 4 CLASSIC SHORTS Before Midnight!

May 2nd - via:
 BONUS CHALLENGE 3: 3D MOVIE + GLASSES UNLOCKED!  BONUS CHALLENGE 5: $4M by Midnight Unlocks 4 CLASSIC SHORTS!  NEW ADD-ON REWARDS:  Final overstock from our first Kickstarter! Dear MST3K Preservation League, Hey, it's Joel again. This is going... (Read More)

More Details: Putting Together A Composite Shot

April 30th - via:
This mini-update is part of a larger update that Joel sent, and was not sent via email. Please be sure to read Joel's main update before reading this post, since it might contain spoilers!  Our team has been doing a lot of work to figure out how... (Read More)

Joel Answers Your Questions about Remote Production, Virtual Set Visits and more. PLUS: A New Plan – and REWARD – for REAL Set Visits!

April 30th - via:
 PROGRESS REPORT: 82% of the way to 9 NEW EPISODES!  BONUS CHALLENGES: Just $166K more by Sunday night!  UPDATE: What You Should Know About Remote Production  FAQ: More About Remote Production & Virtual Set Visits  NEW REWARD: Live,... (Read More)

Our NEXT TWO BONUS CHALLENGES run until Sunday Night! Livestream Updates! Plus: NEW REWARDS COMING TOMORROW!

April 29th - via:
In Today's Update  PROGRESS REPORT: 80% of the way to 9 NEW EPISODES!  BONUS CHALLENGES: Can we finish them before Sunday night?  NEW REWARDS: Coming Tomorrow at 1pm PDT!  LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE: A Few Small Changes! Dear MST3K Preservation League,... (Read More)


April 27th - via:
You're invited to a WEEK OF SPECIAL EVENTS!  Starting Thursday: FIVE MORE Livestream Screenings!  Monday, May 3: The MST3K Jackbox Showdown!  Friday, May 7: The Final Countdown Telethon: The Sequel!   Dear MST3K Preservation League, Hey everyone.... (Read More)

FAQ: Adjusting Pledge Levels & Add-On Rewards

April 27th - via:
Hey Everyone! We've seen a lot of questions from backers who want to adjust their pledge level, increase the amount of their pledge, or change their Add-On Reward selections, but can't figure out how... and we totally get it. It's not the easiest... (Read More)


April 23rd - via:
GOAL 2 REACHED:  We can now make SIX NEW EPISODES! Progress Report: 76% of the way to NINE EPISODES!  Bonus Challenge 2: Quest of the Delta Knights UNLOCKED! Experiment 85: New "All Digital" Reward Level Added Livestream Update: Join us Monday at... (Read More)

VIDEO MEGA-UPDATE: Plans for Season 13! The New Cast(s) of MST3K! And... JOEL might return to HOST MORE MST3K?

April 22nd - via:
 Video Update: Major updates from Joel & the Cast  Season 13: Our plan to get started fast!   Season 13: Meet Our Newest Host(s)... including Joel?!  Progress Report: Almost at $3.3M! Dear MST3K Preservation League, Hey, it's Joel again,... (Read More)

We're 97% of the way to SIX EPISODES. PLUS... an update on Bonus Challenges & Rewards. AND... join us next Monday for a livestream surprise!

April 21st - via:
 Progress Report: 97% of the way to SIX EPISODES!  Bonus Challenge 1: DOUBLE STICKER UNLOCKED!  Bonus Challenge 2: 24 HOURS to GET 700 MORE BACKERS!  Save The Date: MST3K Livestream on MONDAY, APRIL 26!  Dear MST3K Preservation League, Hey... (Read More)

More About the Gizmoplex Apps

April 21st - via:
Hey Everyone!  Ivan here, one of a few producers behind Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the sleep-challenged individual responsible for planning and managing both of the Kickstarter campaigns for Mystery Science Theater 3000.  It's a lot like the... (Read More)

Starting Now: Our FIRST TWO BONUS CHALLENGES! Plus: Five Easy Ways to Unlock FREE REWARDS!

April 16th - via:
Progress Report        Day 10 of 31: 52% Funded and 16,000 Backers  New Bonus Challenges & Bonus Rewards!          $3.11M by Mon: All sticker rewards DOUBLED for free!        18,500 backers by Weds: Quest of the Delta... (Read More)

An Update About Updates. Plus: More Answers About Rewards, Pledge Levels & Add-Ons!

April 13th - via:
Progress Report: Almost at 50 percent! An Update About Backer Updates More Answers About Rewards What's included in EACH PLEDGE LEVEL A first look at our PHYSICAL REWARDS How (and why) to get ADD-ON REWARDS A menu of AVAILABLE ADD-ON REWARDS What to... (Read More)

Joel Takes Some Questions, Part I

April 9th - via:
Dear MST3K Preservation League, It's Joel again, back with another update.  Like I said yesterday, we've been doing our best to keep up with all of your comments and feedback on Kickstarter and social media, so I know there are a lot of questions... (Read More)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Team Debuts Kickstarter For New Episodes

April 9th - via:
One of the strangest and most nostalgic shows in the popular conscious, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a show that simply refuses to die. Despite having started in 1988, the project has survived multiple cancellations and reboots, and now it seems poised to rev up its engines yet again, with original creator Joel Hodgson posting a new Kickstarter project in hopes of being able to fund even more episodes. (Read More)

How Things Are Going... And Thanks!

April 8th - via:
Dear "Day One" Backers, It's Joel again. The last 24 hours have been so crazy that I don't know what to say. When we decided to come back and do another Kickstarter – and to do it after a year-long worldwide pandemic – we weren't really sure how... (Read More)

MST3K Kickstarter: Joel Hodgson says it’s time to #MakeMoreMST3K

April 7th - via:
Joel Hodgson can’t wait to show you what he’s been working on. “It’s the benefit of having a year of being locked in the guest room with lots of time to come up with ideas,” the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 says. (Read More)

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Launches New Kickstarter Campaign

April 7th - via:
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” could be coming back again…again. Series creator Joel Hodgson announced Wednesday that the show has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to create a new, independent season of the series. (Read More)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarted Launched, Again

April 7th - via:
In 2015, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstater campaign to bring back MST3K – and broke records in the process. Netflix brought the series back for two new seasons, but like the other versions of the show before it, the Netflix MST3K was canceled. Now, Hodgson wants to try this again, so he’s launching a new Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Joel Hodgson Announces Direct-to-Fans MST3K Season Kickstarter

April 7th - via:
With the aim of launching media platform “The Gizmoplex,” Hodgson wants to cut out the middleman between the makers of the show and the fans. No more will MSTies have to wait for an entire season to drop all at once, as is Netflix’s model; nor will it need to fit neatly into a network’s release schedule. In Hodgson’s new plan, when an episode is ready, it’ll hit the Gizmoplex for fans to enjoy. (Read More)

MST3K's latest kickstarter is funding a new streaming platform

April 7th - via:
Dubbed the Gizmoplex, it will be a place where fans will be able to participate in watch parties, take in live events and more. In trying to create its own distribution platform, Hodgson says MST3K wants to build a "sustainable" business model that will allow fans to "decide how long we should keep going." (Read More)

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