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Old 05-05-22, 02:17 PM
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Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Since the other thread in this forum is focused on the Kickstarter, and the thread in DVD talk is more physical items focused, I figured it would make sense to have a dedicated thread for show discussion going forward.

The Gizmoplex (the new streaming service for MST3K) opens to the public on May 6. Backers have already seen the first three episodes, but they'll premiere to the general public (subscribers) on May 6 (Santo and the Treasure of Dracula), May 7 (Robot Wars) and May 8 (Beyond Atlantis).

Starting May 6, more than 150 classic episodes of MST3K will be free for anyone to stream on the Gizmoplex for free without ads. So even if you don't want to pay for the new stuff, the app/site is still pretty useful for fans.

https://gizmoplex.com
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Is there a specific premiere time?
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

They go up at midnight for the episode only. The premiere with live Q&A goes up at 8 pm EST.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Joel's first episode as host in almost 30 years comes out on Friday, a riff of the 2019 film Demon Squad.

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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Those robot voices are enough to get me to not watch. Yuck.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Servo was fine but wtf was up with Crow?
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

The behind the scenes story is that for the last live tour they had Kelsey Ann Brady as a swing performer. In case anyone got Covid, she could fill in for the tour host, Emily, the tour Mad, Mega-Synthia, or Crow, since the character's voice has a higher timber. In the event that the Tom Servo voice actor got Covid, the regular Crow voice could fill in on Tom while Kelsey filled in for Crow.

She ended up filling in for Crow actor Nate Begle for a bit when he left the tour for a while when he had a child and took parental leave. He came back to finish the tour, but shortly after that he deleted almost his entire social media presence. Not long after that, it was announced that Kelsey would be voicing Crow in new host Emily's episodes (as well as Joel's), overdubbing Nate's Crow (he's still credited as Crow's puppeteer).

It could be as simple as Nate decided he wanted to be a stay at home dad and it was decided to switch over to Kelsey so that there wasn't a lone season where Crow has a different voice. But when Emily was asked about the change in an interview, she gave a sort of uncomfortable "no comment." That paired with him deleting most of his social media makes me think at the very least there was some kind of internal conflict.

Hampton Yount still voices Crow for Jonah's episodes.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

I didn't know all that behind the scenes stuff... interesting. I wonder why they couldn't just find people that can do impressions of the original voices? I mean, Family Guy did it with Cleveland. I get money is probably an issue, along with time issues, but still.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

They’ve always tried to let the bot actors kind of find their own voice. Kevin Murphy started out approximating Josh Weinstein’s Tom Servo, and Bill Corbett did the same with Trace Beaulieu’ as Crow, but it wasn’t long before both actors made the role their own, and I’d say things are better for it. That way the voice actor doesn’t have to filter an impression they’re doing in a riff (Bill Clinton or whoever) through the impression they’re also doing of a previous voice actor.

Supposedly Hampton can do a killer impersonation of Trace’s Crow, but was told he should try to make the role his own. I’d say they’re probably better off capturing the spirit of each character (manic impishness for Crow, bravado for Tom) than the exact sound.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Also, they’re bots. It’s very easy to explain that they got new voice modulation chips as long as the personality is the same.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Is it being too pedantic or nit-picky to ask for the thread title to be Mystery Science Theater 3000 or MST3K?
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

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Is it being too pedantic or nit-picky to ask for the thread title to be Mystery Science Theater 3000 or MST3K?
Anything else, your highness?

Just kidding, I'll message a mod.

EDIT: Actually, I'm not sure how to go about requesting a thread title change. But Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) Season 13 and Beyond would work.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

You’re the best.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Demon Squad episode was terrific.
The movie is a really bad movie but the riff and Joel with J. Elvis as Servo was great.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

I think I would legit watch a sequel to Demon Squad. As long as the director didn't get it into his head that he needed to lean into the joke, like Hobgoblins 2 and Birdemic 2 did.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

There’s a Black Friday sale going on for season 13, $75 for 13 episodes and 13 shorts.

https://www.gizmoplex.com/products/g...pass-2022-2023
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

Did a little sight seeing while staying in Minneapolis the last couple of months.







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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

What locations were those?
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The house where someone on the show lived, probably Joel when they created MST3K and made the Bots and sets in the garage.

The original location of KTMA the uhf station that aired the first season before it went national.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

During the season finale last week, Joel said season 14 is a go and that more details would be announced in the new year.

There are still a few months of shorts left as a part of season 13.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

That finale was pretty great.

Left it open for the possibility of all new hosts.
Bit of a cliffhanger the way the closed it out.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

I see many episodes spanning the entire run of MST3K are streaming on demand with FreeVee. I'm watching The Unearthly today.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

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I see many episodes spanning the entire run of MST3K are streaming on demand with FreeVee. I'm watching The Unearthly today.
They also run 24/7 on Pluto, all eras of the show. My band keeps it on in the background during practice.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

I'm still patiently awaiting my awards from giving to the 2022 Kickstarter - so I'm probably not going to be contributing to the next one. They also made the statement very early on that Season 13 episodes would be exclusive to the Gizmoplex and/or either subscribers or those that paid for the individual episodes - and they've already backtracked on that, which is fine...but then don't tell your fans that Season 13 is exclusive to subscribers/buyers.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater season 13 and beyond

I have yet to figure out how to use the Gizmoplex to see the newest episodes, even though I contributed. So, I'll be waiting for another way to see these, don't understand why Netflix couldn't pick it up again, I might have kept our sub.

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