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Episode Guide Postings Going on Hiatus

As you may or may not be aware, we are coming to the end of season 11 in the weekly Thursday episode guide postings. The question becomes: What next?

If we start over, we are committing to a four-year slog, beginning with 5 months of KTMA. Right now, that feels to us like a pretty big hill to climb, especially since we’d have to stop for a while when Season 12 arrives…and again for season 13…? and…?

So, we’ve decided that, after next week, the Thursday episode guide postings are going on hiatus until season 12 arrives. Then we’ll probably give you about a month to get around to seeing them, and then we’ll start on season 12.

The episode guide itself will still be on the site for your perusal.

Thanks for understanding.

28 Replies to “Episode Guide Postings Going on Hiatus”

  1. Colossus Prime says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Sampo!

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  2. That’s cool. Sounds like a good idea.

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  3. thequietman says:

    I support this decision. It has been very fun following the arc of the show starting from Season 1 forward (I’ve never had the opportunity to seek out the KTMA episodes) and this current rotation was probably the best time to do it as the majority of the episodes have finally had legitimate home video releases. Trading favorite lines, backstage info and memories, it’s all been wonderful. My only regret is there’s a handful of Season 1 episodes I had yet to comment on as of this post, but they can wait.

    Meanwhile, this frees up my Thursday evenings after years of having it be my MST3k night. It’s time for a change, but thanks Sampo, for keeping it going all these years.

       10 likes

  4. Kenneth Morgan says:

    No problem. Pick it up again when you’re ready.

       7 likes

  5. I find this to be agreeable and reasonable.

    “And the crowd goes wild.”
    “yaaaaaaay.”

       11 likes

  6. Ern Darnpath says:

    Thanks for your hard work on those all these years. There are plenty of places by now where we can go and add little details of our own, of course, but if you ever consider “guest hosts” / wiki-style edits, we’ll be here :)

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  7. Dude, did you just let it slip that there’ll be a Season 13? :P

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  8. Sounds reasonable…Now that we know there is a S12, do we know when it’s happening?
    And IIRC, weren’t the new S11 episodes done as Weekend Discussion Threads, to give the reasonable slow-viewers as much time to watch the shows and distill their thoughts one episode at a time as the Must Binge, Because It’s Netflix addicts?

    Also, seems like we need some other short “theme” in between, to keep the postings weekly, so things don’t stagnate too much by the time they do get here. Otherwise it’s going to be pretty quiet from Tues.-Fri.

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  9. jay says:

    Though it tends to run counter to the restful qualities of a hiatus perhaps a substitute Thursday posting topic might be…

    MST3K QUOTE OF THE WEEK
    A random quote could be posted with comments to follow. Simple and easy to construct.

    Just a suggestion from someone who enjoys SATELLITE NEWS every day.

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  10. mst3kme says:

    Sampo:

    Thank you for the hard work you and Erhardt do to enrich and maintain this site.

    You won’t remember me, but I knew you on the Prodigy MST3K boards, all those years ago.

    I’ve been reading this website since it went live.

    Best wishes to you and Erhardt always.

       14 likes

  11. GR Robertson says:

    Just grateful you’re here to keep us informed. I only got to see s11 when the DVDs came out and it’ll be the same with 12. Meanwhile I got the shows that won’t be released (or mire in contractual stuff) and I’m eyeing the KTMA shows too.

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  12. goalieboy82 says:

    do we have a date for when the next season starts (maybe Turkey Day)

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  13. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    Great idea, and thanks for the heads-up!

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  14. GareChicago says:

    Makes sense to me – thanks for the work you guys do for our favorite little show!

    Gare

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  15. Dan in WI says:

    I have no issues with the hiatus in principle. The only comment I’d make is the plan for season 12. Your proposed schedule is fine for Netflix users. But for those of us who have to wait out the eventual Blu-Ray release will likely find comments closed by the time that release happens. Will a second pass of commenting happen when the physical media comes out?

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  16. jjk50 says:

    My only objection is you seem to want to overlook the “older” fans who watched the original episodes when they were first shown on National TV in favor of people who only watch “TV” on Netflix. There are some of us still alive.

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  17. Johnny Drama says:

    jjk50:
    My only objection is you seem to want to overlook the “older” fans who watched the original episodes when they were first shown on National TV in favor of people who only watch “TV” on Netflix. There are some of us still alive.

    He’s flipped the guide, what three times? That’s well over a decade. He needs/deserves a break. Has nothing to do with anything other than that.

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  18. Dan in WI:
    I have no issues with the hiatus in principle. The only comment I’d make is the plan for season 12. Your proposed schedule is fine for Netflix users. But for those of us who have to wait out the eventual Blu-Ray release will likely find comments closed by the time that release happens. Will a second pass of commenting happen when the physical media comes out?

    While I’m militantly behind the need to keep content on physical media, there’s nothing stopping you from watching the S12 episodes when they premiere with the rest of us folk, is there?

    Yes, I know it’s “principle” to watch them on disk first, but it’s not like you’re only going to watch them once, is it?
    And if it galls you to think you’re being a “traitor” to disk by watching digital first, don’t worry: A), Netflix is streaming and doesn’t count, and B), the Digital War was officially over last August, when studios saw their biggest DRM weapon blow up in their faces like the Hitler Building. Told ya it was a Bubble. :)

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  19. H says:

    The Original EricJ: While I’m militantly behind the need to keep content on physical media, there’s nothing stopping you from watching the S12 episodes when they premiere with the rest of us folk, is there?

    Yes, I know it’s “principle” to watch them on disk first, but it’s not like you’re only going to watch them once, is it?
    And if it galls you to think you’re being a “traitor” to disk by watching digital first, don’t worry:A), Netflix is streaming and doesn’t count, and B), the Digital War was officially over last August, when studios saw their biggest DRM weapon blow up in their faces like the Hitler Building.Told ya it was a Bubble.:)

    Uh, I think the issue is he doesn’t have a Netflix account and the physical release probably won’t be out for a while afterward.

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  20. Cornjob says:

    I’ll miss the weekly episode discussion but I understand the reasoning.

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  21. yelling_into_the_void says:

    The Original EricJ: …there’s nothing stopping you from watching the S12 episodes when they premiere with the rest of us folk, is there?

    I don’t have an internet connection that’s good enough to stream video. For every minute of streaming I’ve got to wait two for buffering, so for a 90 minute show that’s a 3 hour wait.

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  22. bartcow says:

    A), Netflix is streaming and doesn’t count, and B), the Digital War was officially over last August, when studios saw their biggest DRM weapon blow up in their faces like the Hitler Building.Told ya it was a Bubble.:)

    Aside from completely missing the point of the original post (again) so you could rail pointlessly against streaming media, I’m gonna need a citation, please. Links to your own largely-ignored site don’t count.

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  23. bartcow: Aside from completely missing the point of the original post (again) so you could rail pointlessly against streaming media, I’m gonna need a citation, please. Links to your own largely-ignored site don’t count.

    Darn, too bad, I’d just finished a whole four-part series last May on Ultraviolet essentially dying in the marketplace after Best Buy’s CinemaNow service finally packed it in during the same month that Fandango sold off Warner’s interest in Flixster–Causing the mass migration to Disney’s new Movies Anywhere service in spring, which was formed out of the surviving holdout non-Ultraviolet device-based services customers had been using, if at all, for eight years, ie. Amazon, iTunes, etc. It was hard enough trying to find articles on Fox and Universal dropping all studio movie support for Ultraviolet last November and January, as it’s not the kind of thing they make major press-releases about. That, and the press is still trying to cover the story of digital “taking over disk” because they still think it means Netflix. ;)
    (Customer apathy had always been the major factor, of course, but in the end, it didn’t REALLY help to give your product away free as an incentive to get people to still buy Blu-ray disks, now, did it?)

    yelling_into_the_void: I don’t have an internet connection that’s good enough to stream video. For every minute of streaming I’ve got to wait two for buffering, so for a 90 minute show that’s a 3 hour wait.

    Oh. In my area, I’ve got the “Basic/Economy” 5-10 mbps service–the second-lowest speed the provider offers from “We never got rid of dial-up”–and that’s enough for YouTube and streaming. If you can’t parse Netflix in your area, you may be in need of an upgrade by this point in the 10’s.

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  24. bartcow says:

    The Original EricJ: Darn, too bad, I’d just finished a whole four-part series last May on Ultraviolet essentially dying in the marketplace after Best Buy’s CinemaNow service finally packed it in during the same month that Fandango sold off Warner’s interest in Flixster–Causing the mass migration to Disney’s new Movies Anywhere service in spring, which was formed out of the surviving holdout non-Ultraviolet device-based services customers had been using, if at all, for eight years, ie. Amazon, iTunes, etc.It was hard enough trying to find articles on Fox and Universal dropping all studio movie support for Ultraviolet last November and January, as it’s not the kind of thing they make major press-releases about.That, and the press is still trying to cover the story of digital “taking over disk” because they still think it means Netflix.;)
    (Customer apathy had always been the major factor, of course, but in the end, it didn’t REALLY help to give your product away free as an incentive to get people to still buy Blu-ray disks, now, did it?)

    citation
    [sahy-tey-shuh?n] the act of citing or quoting a reference to an authority or a precedent. (retrieved July 10, 2018, from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/citation?s=t)

    Please note for our purposes, you are not an authority, so you can’t quote yourself.

    Watching you continuously only answer the questions you wish you were asked is becoming my new favorite pastime.

    Q: What color is the sky?
    TOEJ: “Given my extensive research on the subject, I believe the sky is something sarcastic and heavily italicized. Next question.”

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  25. goalieboy82 says:

    Sampo,
    here is an idea, how about around Christmas Time do the 3 Christmas Episodes again.

       6 likes

  26. majorjoe23 says:

    goalieboy82:
    Sampo,
    here is an idea, how about around Christmas Time do the 3 Christmas Episodes again.

    And maybe in October do some classic monster movies on a weekly basis.

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  27. trennerdios says:

    The Original EricJ: blathering douchery

    I mean, I’m not really for digital media, but I feel like you’re forgetting about all the people who buy movies digitally on their preferred gaming platforms. I can’t imagine that number is insignificant.

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  28. Thanks for all you do. This is the site I come to when the world is closing in.

    Misties are all good people. In the theater for the anniversary show, a woman asked me if I could watch her things while she went to the restroom. It wasn’t even a chance I wouldn’t do it. I thought about it later; that she would trust a random person in a theater, and that I wouldn’t hesitate to help.

    Enjoy your Thursday, you deserve a change of pace.

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