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Old 11-04-23, 07:29 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

Originally Posted by whotony
Iím still undecided on paying for this season.
Dont like the Gizmoplex functionality ui.

Think Iím gonna take a chance and wait for this season to show up on the streaming channel or a $30 price on iTunes.
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Iíve always considered myself a true and Uber fan, but might pass as well. I love the new stuff and am ok with the Gizmoplex stuff, but just not sure I need to see the new content asap. I have every media release and still love the old stuff, and have a bunch of unwatched episodes too.
Of course if enough people feel this way and follow through there won't be any new episodes. If you wanna play you gotta (or be willing to) pay. We'll see which way it goes after Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-05-23, 05:46 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

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Of course if enough people feel this way and follow through there won't be any new episodes.
Yeah, this isn't a situation where the episodes are definitely going to get made, and you just have to choose how/when to watch them, and for how much. Every dollar contributed right now determines how many episodes get made, or if any get made at all. You're actively funding the production of the show, and if too many people wait, the show won't get made. Think about it this way: if you don't pay for the episodes now, you're actively shortchanging the number of episodes you'll get on the Blu-ray set when you eventually buy it.

They're at $1.4 million now. That's less than a 1/3 towards the initial goal of $4.8 million for 6 episodes, and only 18% the way to getting 12 episodes. They need your money NOW, not later down the road when it's too late.
Old 11-10-23, 01:48 PM
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We're at the halfway mark and they're sitting at 33% of the 4.8 (six episode) goal. So not great, at the moment. As soon as the SAG-AFTRA union/studio deal is voted in (if it's done in time) they'll be able to kick their 'publicity' into over-drive, for what little time they have left. Most online crowdfunding (on kickstarter, at least) get a boost near the end of the drive; if it happens here maybe they'll get enough for at least six episodes. We know they'll deliver if they get funded.
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

They announced that Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of the film choices for season 14.
Old 11-17-23, 01:17 AM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

We chipped in again. Let's do this.
Old 11-22-23, 11:58 AM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

It’s not at 2m yet with only three days left with a goal of $4.8m

Today Joel sent out an email that says they can move production to LA and save $800,000 but it still doesn’t look like there getting to $4m in three days.
Old 11-23-23, 07:08 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

They're at 56% (2.2 million) today with two days left. So, plausible, eh; possible, why not? We'll see when we cross the finish line Saturday night. Better six episodes than zero episodes.
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

Only 6 eps at most though if they get anything
Old 11-26-23, 12:00 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

Didn’t even get $2.8m
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Old 11-26-23, 08:30 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

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Didnít even get $2.8m
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$2,715,304 with 18419 contributors. An average of about $148 per pledge.

By contrast, their Kickstarter for season 13 raised $6,519,019 with 36,581 backers. An average of about $178 per pledge.

So their last Kickstarter had about twice as many backers, but also raised more per backer.

There's been some discussion on the MST3K forums for reasons why they didn't do as well:
  • Bad time of year, too close to the holidays. People have a bit less free cash at this point, as it's going towards presents.
  • Just not a good time economically, in general
  • Moving away from Kickstarter really lowered the visibility of the campaign
  • Starting it with the actor's strike still on meant they didn't have the cast to draw on for publicity.
  • People wary of the new platform for pledges
  • Some people didn't like how long it took to receive certain physical rewards
  • Confusion about the Gizmoplex, thinking that was to be the source of funding for future seasons.

The hope is that maybe they can collect themselves, regroup, think about what went wrong, and try again. Else it's probably bye-bye to new MST3K.
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Old 11-26-23, 08:32 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

The first two are basically my reasons this time.
Just isn’t a good time for me to fork up a hundred bucks or so for this.
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

Season 13 is now available on DVD and blu ray.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season Thirteen [Gizmoplex Collector's E – Shout! Factory (shoutfactory.com)
Old 02-27-24, 04:23 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

It's crazy they only announced the set a day before it became available. It feels like someone dropped the ball.
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Old 02-27-24, 04:44 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

I have it in the Gizmoplex but am also pretty ambivalent about this season.
some of it was funny but all of it looked really cheap and not good cheap like the early seasons.
Also it pops up for $30 on iTunes now and then so I’d rather do that.
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

I'll grab it sooner rather than later. I wasn't able to get my Gizmoplex stuff working ever so I've never seen any of this season. I wish they'd let some other retailers sell it so I can try to save a few bucks at least.
Old 03-04-24, 02:42 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

Rifftrax announced their Rifftrax Live Kickstarter title is Point Break. I'm mixed on that. It's a pretty adult movie, and our family and my brother-in-law's family have enjoyed bringing our kids all out for dinner and then catching The Return of Swamp Thing and Rad the last two years. I think maybe my oldest will be old enough for Point Break, but not the other kids. That's even with what I'm anticipating will be a blurring of any nudity (like they did with Starship Troopers, which is adult but in a fantasy violence way that's different enough from Point Break that my kids have seen that one) and perhaps some of the harsher nudity. So I don't know if we'll back this one and we'll see whether a few of us go to this in the theater or not. On that selfish level, we'll be bummed to miss what we'd hoped would be a nice annual family outing.
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Well, they've done R rated movies before. In fact, their very first Kickstarter was for a Live riffing of Starship Troopers, which you mention, so it's not uncommon for them. I guess part of the issue is that they used to do upwards of 3 live events a year, and now they're down to one a year, so if that year's one doesn't appeal to you, for whatever reason, you have to wait a full year for a different show, instead of only a few months.
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

All the shorts have been unlocked for all backers on the Rifftrax Kickstarter, so backing for $1 gets you 10 shorts, or $1 in credit per short if you own any of them. So I'm getting $10 in credit. Pretty sweet deal. They're likely to unlock a Mads are Back stretch goal in the next few days for their Best of Shorts VOD, so $1 could get you 16 or so shorts all together.

RiffTrax Live 2024: POINT BREAK - in theaters Aug 8 & 13! by RiffTrax: Mike, Bill & Kevin — Kickstarter
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

I did end up pitching in at the digital copy $40 reward, but we'll see about the live show.
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Old 04-05-24, 02:57 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

Gizmoplex MST3K is $20 on iTunes now
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Old 04-08-24, 06:14 AM
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The RiffTrax Point Break Kickstarter ends tonight. At this point a $1 pledge will get you 10 RiffTrax shorts and 6 the Mads are Back shorts.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...13/description
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I sent a fiver
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I'm in for the T-shirt package. I've went in big the last couple of years to support them doing bigger movies, which is something that they had gotten away from

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