New theme song lyrics!

Like with every other version of the show, I feel compelled to learn the theme song. I’ve got most of the new lyrics, but there are two words/phrases I can’t make out…

EDIT: That was fast. Thanks to @Thomariffic !

TOM:
In the not too distant future
Next Sunday afternoon
The evil Kinga Forrester
She ran her empire from the moon
Her latest plan was The Gizmoplex
A twisted scheme based on stolen specs
Now she’s pulling the strings from the old moon base
And she’s back to her experiments with prisoners out in space

KINGA:
I’ll send them cheesy movies
The worst motion picture wrecks
(la la la)
They’ll have to sit and watch them all
And we’ll stream it on the Gizmoplex
(la la la)
Now keep in mind they can’t control
Where the movies begin or end
(la la la)
They’ll have to keep their sanity
With the help of their robot friends…

ROBOT ROLL CALL!
CAMBOT!
GPC!
TOM SERVO! (that’s me!)
CROOOOW!

TOM:
If you’re wondering how we eat and breathe
And other science facts
(la la la)
Then repeat to yourself, “it’s just a show
I should really just relax!”
For…

EVERYBODY:
Mystery Science Theater 3000!

(Also, I love that Tom gets to sing and gets his moment to showboat in the spotlight. Thank you for that!)

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Also the new theme is not human specific so it works for all three test subjects.
But wow the lyrics are the most changed from any previous version. It’s definitely going to take some getting used to.

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But on the bright side, at least the last verse of the lyrics mostly stayed the same.

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Hi! Great job on the transcript, @imdwalrus …!

The first missing one is “…back to her experiments with prisoners out in space

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And the second one is “The worst motion picture wrecks

Seriously Baron Vaughn deserves massive cred for his performance here. Felicia Day too of course but – Baron just nails it.

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A few bits of useless theme song trivia:

This is the first time post-KTMA the “the worst” line has been changed.

First time the host isn’t named (for obvious reasons).

First time one of the bots sings the theme.

Bot comments during the Robot Roll Call return (only Servo, though).

First ever change to the “MST3K Mantra” ("…how we eat and breathe…").

First time Kinga is called “evil”. Dr. F and Pearl before her were called “evil” in some versions of the song.

First time the name “GPC” is used.

First time post-KTMA that there is no mention of “monitor his mind”.

Not the song, per se, but this is the first time Cambot has appeared in the opening outside of the “Robot Roll Call”.

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I was curious, do we know if it was Baron or Connor?

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I guess we do not yet have confirmation that it is Baron, @Majorjoe23 .

But if it is not Baron, I will eat my hat. (My hat is just a virtual one, like a forum badge, so it’s actually not unpleasant to eat, but, still.)

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I’m kind of hoping every character can have their own version to be seen throughout the season, especially since it feels a bit unfortunate that Jonah hasn’t gotten to sing his own version like Joel and Mike did. Plus, half of it is just Kinga and Max so that would cut down on how much work each one was.

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Thank you! Once I read your posts, the lines clicked. The second in particular, my brain heard the “x” sound but kept getting stuck on that when I was trying to figure it out on my own.

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It feels interesting that they’ve changed it the way they did. I also want to add that I rather enjoy the panorama visuals and such.

I just wish they had come up with a better rename than GPC. I’ve been using Mythril to preserve the cadence for the Robot Roll Call.

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I’m actually wondering if that’s the plan, especially given how they introduced Tom at the start. And if it is, I definitely won’t mind given how many people in this cast can sing.

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This, of course, leads to the question… WHO DID SHE STEAL THE SPECS FROM!!!

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I wondered this myself.

The answer is probably “It’s just a show…”.

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and who might this evil financier be? DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN

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And where have my reading glasses gone?!

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Now I’m trying to remember the modified lyrics from the Time Bubble tour!

By the way, was that Joel’s voice introducing Servo singing the theme? Sounded like him.

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I thought it sounded like Patton, but I could be wrong.

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I can’t edit the OP now, but we have an update from the screener captioning:

And she’s back to her experiments with business out in space

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Yup yup yup @imdwalrus – I have been testing Santo with captions, and I was chagrined to see the same thing. And here I was so happy to have been helpful!

I have to say – I still hear “prisoners out in space.” And, uh – prefer that?

But the captions are definitely, 100% correct! So let’s forget I ever even suggested “prisoners.” :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth:

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