Looks like April 14th is the big day. Saw the tweet from Netflix, and then checked my email to see a hurried (and appreciated) email from Joel.
Joel said:On THURSDAY, APRIL 6th, all backers invited to the livestream screening will receive a new VHX code through BackerKit, along with detailed instructions for redeeming the code. This will give you some extra time to make sure your VHX account is working.
Then, on SUNDAY, APRIL 8th, at 12:01 am ET, your VHX account will be updated with streaming access to EXPERIMENT 1101, which will let you stream the new pilot episode as much as you'd like for 24 hours, until 11:59 pm ET.
That afternoon, we'll invite you to join me and Jonah in an online chatroom (exact time TBD) while we watch Experiment 1101 and share our thoughts. After we're done with the episode, Baron, Hampton and Felicia will join us for a live video Q&A, where we'll answer as many of your questions as we can.
Joel said:On TUESDAY, APRIL 11th, at 12:01 am ET, all backers who get the new episodes will be able to start streaming the new episodes from your VHX accounts for 48 hours.
Then, on THURSDAY, APRIL 13th, at 12:01 am ET, all backers who get the new episodes will be able to start downloading the new episodes from VHX as well.
And, on FRIDAY, APRIL 14th, at 12:01 am, the new season will be released on Netflix, where all Netflix users will be able to stream all of the episodes.
So is the live event Saturday or Sunday? Joel's got his days screwed up. The 8th is a Saturday.
I think we consider the classic episode dump that they did to be a form of promotion.
Speaking of which, I don't know if they've always been up, but I've just noticed there's a pretty big batch of Rifftrax titles over on Amazon Prime. Some pretty high-profile ones, too. Dunno if that's a reaction to Netflix getting MST3k, or just them having been on there for ages and me not noticing!
New Crow and Servo did a Facebook livestream: https://www.facebook.com/mysterysciencetheater3000/videos/1271219182925473/
Anyone notice that Crow has a new torso in silhouette at the end of the trailer? Is it possible they're going to give all the bots complete makeovers? Gypsy's neck now extends from the ceiling, Crow's new torso at the end of the trailer? Anything new for Tom Servo?
Good call. I just asked about that in the comments to the update.