This thought is not meant strictly for season 14, but rather for the continuation of MST in the whole.
I’m wondering what is a sustainable long term path that fans and Gizmonic Arts would be interested in?
I’m hearing a lot of uncertainty and complaints about this new campaign by people that didn’t know the Gizmoplex could not self fund new content.
If crowdfunding was always to be a component of each season’s production, moving forward, how would fans react to some type of corporate merger if it means a sacrifice of autonomy?
Let’s say Joel and the team got a contract locked up to show new seasons on Pluto, or Amazon, or Tubi, or even MeTv for a certain amount of time and for that, they would match the funding we raised.
I mean, we all would love to have full funding from the platform, but for this thought experiment, let’s say that wasn’t on the table.
Would fans be okay if it meant those platforms would split the bill?
We know the show is niche, and it’s hard to quantity viewership at this point, so to me, it’s an easier sell to a larger entity to suggest a splitting of production costs in some way.
So let’s say Gizmonic Arts approached one of those entities and they agreed they would match whatever we raised, how would the fans feel about that?
If we always had to do a crowdfunding or pledge drive campaign, but knew that whatever we raised would be matched by a corporate entity, would you be supportive of that even if it meant there might be guidelines the show would have to adopt?
I’m thinking of the way the SciFi channel told them they had to use SciFi films and have a narrative arc across the season.
Would fans (and I guess Gizmonic Arts themselves) consider trading some autonomy for funds?
- I prefer crowdfunding each season - this way the production stays completely independent.
- I would like a split where in a platform matches whatever we raise- even if it means sacrificing some independence of production.