So, I caught up on all the Turkey Day bits on You Tube. Thoughts?
I'm not sure I get the Kickstarter thing. So, yeah, Joel's using Kickstarter, but um, I don't know, I don't get it.
The interview with the girl from the letters was cool.
I was more than a little surprised at how little actual skitting there was going on and how very little of an MST3K feel there was to it. There were call ins from all the new cast, which were of varying degrees of interest and quality, but you really got the feeling that there is no money there right now, and it's all going to come from Kickstarter.
Thoughts on the new cast-- - Jonah looks fine. He really has a Joel Robinson vibe to him. - Crow--yeesh. So, I liked him just fine in the KS videos, but here he came off as trying too hard, and the bad audio that he kept getting clipped by didn't help. - Tom-- His un-tenor voice will still need getting used to, but I thought he seemed to be slipping a little more into a Servo feel.
Post by crimsonnightwind on Nov 29, 2015 22:16:11 GMT -5
I haven't yet had a chance to sit down and watch all of them. I saw a little of the marathon but unfortunately the place I work had their sale that day so I had to go in.
I agree that it doesn't look like there's lots of money there, though that's probably because Joel and the rest of the cast dedicated (or will dedicate) most of the money to the new season. I'm sure they made the Turkey Day bumps basically on a shoe string.
I will definitely look up the ones I missed and see what is to be seen.
They were definitely much more low-key and trying to get people to pledge than anything else. Two of them were also quite long. I really enjoyed Jonah's intro he seems like he'll make a great host. The letter writer they brought on was pretty cool too. The rest of it just seemed kind of pointless.
I think a lot of these post-cancellation/pre-season 11 Trukey Day shows have benefited/suffered a bit from not being as "in-character" as the bumpers of days past. Joel's playing himself as himself, but he's also playing himself as Joel. Himself. And the two overlap in curious ways.
I *will* say that I think that's one of those areas where Mike and Joel's choices on delivery differ. Mike did *everything* in character, while Joel always had a wink ready for the fourth wall, so I think that Joel, as a character, can pull off a real-world pledge drive a bit easier than Mike (again, as a character) could. I only actually saw the bumper with Servo's call-in and the song at the end, and they felt okay to me, but that's also not a statistically significant sampling.
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