I’ve seen other threads saying that subtitles will be forthcoming for the new episodes, which is fantastic.
However, The Gizmoplex doesn’t seem to even have captioning for the classics and Vault Picks. I know they exist, because I’ve watched them before when MST3K was on Hulu.
I partially lost my hearing during a diving accident and it’s so much easier to watch when I have the subs as a backup, especially since the riffs come from offscreen. Is it a licensing thing? Do I have a technical issue? Did the crew just not make captions accessible for the 'Plex?
(I searched around and didn’t see this exact topic, but merge if necessary)
I’m not familiar with the Fire TV setup for the Gizmoplex/MST3K app, but just to make sure that everything else is all right, are you able to get the captions up for the other classic episodes that aren’t part of this month’s Vault Picks?
Just tried it with Spider Island and Eegah and the caption settings worked for both. I’m pretty sure it didn’t before. So I guess the lack of captions is just limited to everything in the “Library” category.
For the three new episodes, those should have captions, but that’ll apply to the “final” versions of the episodes. That is, the ones with titles that simply read “Santo in the Treasure of Dracula,” “Robot Wars,” and “Beyond Atlantis.”
As of now, the livestream premieres of the episodes (with the titles “Premiere 1301: Santo in the Treasure of Dracula,” “Premiere 1302: Robot Wars,” and “Premiere 1303: Beyond Atlantis”) do not have captions.
The three shorts by themselves (“Pipeline to the Clouds,” “Let’s Make a Meal in 20 Minutes,” and “Court Case”) should all have accessible captions.
The livestream replay of the Manos tribute (titled “EVENT REPLAY: A Tribute to… MANOS”) is the only livestream tribute episode that has accessible captions so far.
The other two livestream replays for Future War and Hobgoblins do not have accessible captions as of this typing.