Mission to Zyxx is creating An Improvised Science Fiction Podcast
969

patrons

$4,588
per month
Hello, and welcome to the Mission to Zyxx Patreon page!

To those of you who already listen to and love our show, thank you, from the bottom of whatever weird organs circulate our bodily fluids, for listening - your feedback, emails, questions, fan art, tweets, reviews, encouragement and excitement have meant the quadrant to us, and the response we’ve gotten has been bigger and better than we could have imagined. One of the reasons we started this show was to build a big, crazy sci-fi world, from scratch, with our listeners, and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing it take shape as much as we have.

For the uninitiated, welcome, and thank you for stopping by! Mission to Zyxx is a science fiction podcast which follows three brave(ish) heroes, aboard their sentient spaceship, as they explore the crappiest corner of the galaxy in search of adventure. Each episode - and therefore the entire canon of our show - is completely improvised, then lovingly edited and lushly sound designed to create half-hour episodes that are immersive, surprising, and hilarious. All six core members of the cast are veteran improvisers at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC, and each episode features an incredible guest comedian who creates a character for our crew to meet on their journey. Past guests include Paul F. Tompkins, Sasheer Zamata, Jon Gabrus, Bobby Moynihan, and many more.

We launched this Patreon on the completion of our first season, 18 episodes full of exotic planets, ridiculous species, hilarious special guests and an unhealthy amount of flap/chute talk. With your incredible support these past few months, we successfully funded Season 2, which has just completed. We couldn't have done it without you!!

One of the things we’re proudest of about Mission to Zyxx is how much work we put in to make sure every episode sounds amazing, tells a great story, and makes your coworkers stare at you for cry-laughing at your desk. This means doing a lot of things that other podcasts don’t have to do: we record in a studio that allows us to track every actor separately (for the purposes of discrete vocal effects), we edit our performances to make episodes lean and linear, and of course we fill it with the crazy sound effects, ambiance and vocal filters you all know and love. It might sound crazy, but post production alone on Mission to Zyxx takes literally dozens of hours per episode, split between our editors, Seth and Alden, and our incredible genius sound designer Shane, who creates and places every robot servo, blaster shot and ship bleep by himself. It’s a small but dedicated operation, and it’s important to all of us that every episode is as great as we can make it.

We want to be transparent with you, especially if you're considering supporting our show, so we'll let you in on this: our top priority in Season 1 was making the show as amazing as possible. A significantly lower priority was getting paid to make it, which suffice to say we didn't. The ad revenue we received in Season 1, while incredibly helpful, covered hard costs like studio rental, legal fees, art and music commission, and paying a small honorarium to our guest talent. That's completely cool with all of us - we LOVED making Season 1. And we want to be able to keep making it, without making the terrible choice between doing it less often, doing it for free, or putting less work into it.

So, this is where you, and the continued adventures of our intrepid crew, come in. We’ve set up two, if we may say, excellent tiers for your subscribing pleasure, offering incredible perks like live episodes (WHICH ARE CANON, BY THE WAY), exclusive merch, behind the scenes audio and video, ring and text tones, and access to our rad Discord server. Every piece of content we create is available to both tiers. Additionally, If you subscribe to our $20/month Zima Knight tier, you'll also get a ton of personalized content - custom ringtones, opportunities for your episode ideas and character names to appear in the show, and free tickets to our live shows. 

But the real reason we’ve asked you to help is not just so you can get perks, but because it has literally been the difference between us being able to keep making the show and, well, not being able to. Your support has made this show possible.

Our subscriber rewards are on top of the main season episodes, and all Season 3 episodes will be released weekly wherever you get your podcasts, just like Seasons 1 and 2.

Now that Season 2 is officially wrapped up, you may be asking yourself, "What's my support going toward now that the second season is finished?" That's an excellent question! Your support is still very much necessary to make Season 3 a reality - the ball is rolling, but your patronage will help us make Season 3 sooner, longer, and more ambitious than Seasons 1 and 2, with more, new music and SFX, bigger guests and more time and resources to record and edit than ever before. In addition, we'll use our Patreon funds for:

- Studio time, including studio time in LA for our west-coast guests to record remotely
- Travel budget for doing shows outside of NYC, which also means:
- Continued production and release of live episodes, before, during and after the third season
- More patron rewards, like merch, ringtones, behind the scenes content and mailbag episodes
- More episodes in our third season

Once again, from all of us, thank you so much for listening to Mission to Zyxx. There's a whole lot of galaxy left to explore. Toot toot toot!
Tiers
The Bargarean Jade Fan Club
$1 or more per month 301 patrons
Whether you're a fan of the old Holowood classics like "Gone With the Wing" or her obscure later work like "Ship, Please 2," we can all agree that Bargie's a swell dame. Join her fan club for a single Kroon a month and receive:  

- Pin-Up! An exclusive Bargarean Jade wallpaper for your smart device

- Ring-a-Ding! The Mission to Zyxx Ringtone and Text Tone Pack, Vols. 1 and 2, featuring rad SFX cues from the show.

- Chat with us! Access to our amazing Discord channel, where you can gab with the creators of the show and a whole community of fellow listeners!

Includes Discord rewards
Rebel Emissary
$5 or more per month 543 patrons
These intrepid heroes travel the galaxy, bringing the Rebellion's message of hope to all sentient species. Excitement, adventure, sub-standard healthcare for your dependents - who could ask for anything more?

In addition to the benefits the Bargie Fan Club receives, every Emissary receive all of our incredible exclusive content, including but not limited to:


- Live episodes! These episodes feature incredible guests in never-before-released-but-definitely-canon episodes, and you'll also receive any future live shows we do.

- Mailbag Mini-sodes! The crew of the Bargarean Jade gets a lot of email. Listen as we answer your usually amazing and occasionally super-weird questions in these fully-produced segments.
- Behind the Scenes! Take a peek behind the sonic curtain with before-and-after unedited scenes, additional outtakes, video content and more!

- Communicator Upgrades! Exclusive wallpapers and ringtones for your handheld holo device!

- Exclusive Merch! Access to our subscribers-only shop containing limited run shirt designs and more.

Includes Discord rewards
Zima Warrior
$20 or more per month 76 patrons
True heroes of the galaxy, these brave souls defend all living things from oppression, injustice and the forces of Wackness, with the all-encompassing power of the Space. And it's... probably real?


In addition to Emissary rewards, Zima Warriors also receive tons of personalized content:


- The Pitch Room! Episode 213, Attack Some of the Clones, was one of our favorite episodes, pitched by an esteemed Season 2 Zima!! Want to get in on that action? In our exclusive Discord forum, you can pitch us your ideas for the perfect episode. We'll workshop a pitch with the members of this tier and make it the premise of an actual Season Three episode!

- Incoming Transmission! Do you want C-53 to address you by name in your ringtone? Want Wink to alert you when you get a text? Want Bordoff to record a simpering outgoing voicemail message? All subscribers in this tier get one CUSTOM ringtone, text tone or voicemail message from any non-guest character on the show.

- Free Tyxx and Orange Beer! All Zima Warriors get a free ticket to any of our live shows! If we're performing at a convention or other event where we can't get comps, a drink at an afterparty or fan meetup is on us!

- Your Character Name in the Show! Want to get yourself, a loved one or a beloved pet mentioned on the show? Send us a Zyxx character name of your choice and we'll include it in a Season 3 episode!

- Early Access to Episode 301! Fill up your ear flaps early with exclusive access to the first episode of Season 3.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4,588 of $5,500 per month
At $5500 per month, we will unlock the Holo-Wood vault and release the Bargarean Jade & LaCraine LaCrausse classic Ship, Please in its entirety. This beloved holo will be released as a full-length bonus episode in Season 2. 
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Hello, and welcome to the Mission to Zyxx Patreon page!

To those of you who already listen to and love our show, thank you, from the bottom of whatever weird organs circulate our bodily fluids, for listening - your feedback, emails, questions, fan art, tweets, reviews, encouragement and excitement have meant the quadrant to us, and the response we’ve gotten has been bigger and better than we could have imagined. One of the reasons we started this show was to build a big, crazy sci-fi world, from scratch, with our listeners, and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing it take shape as much as we have.

For the uninitiated, welcome, and thank you for stopping by! Mission to Zyxx is a science fiction podcast which follows three brave(ish) heroes, aboard their sentient spaceship, as they explore the crappiest corner of the galaxy in search of adventure. Each episode - and therefore the entire canon of our show - is completely improvised, then lovingly edited and lushly sound designed to create half-hour episodes that are immersive, surprising, and hilarious. All six core members of the cast are veteran improvisers at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC, and each episode features an incredible guest comedian who creates a character for our crew to meet on their journey. Past guests include Paul F. Tompkins, Sasheer Zamata, Jon Gabrus, Bobby Moynihan, and many more.

We launched this Patreon on the completion of our first season, 18 episodes full of exotic planets, ridiculous species, hilarious special guests and an unhealthy amount of flap/chute talk. With your incredible support these past few months, we successfully funded Season 2, which has just completed. We couldn't have done it without you!!

One of the things we’re proudest of about Mission to Zyxx is how much work we put in to make sure every episode sounds amazing, tells a great story, and makes your coworkers stare at you for cry-laughing at your desk. This means doing a lot of things that other podcasts don’t have to do: we record in a studio that allows us to track every actor separately (for the purposes of discrete vocal effects), we edit our performances to make episodes lean and linear, and of course we fill it with the crazy sound effects, ambiance and vocal filters you all know and love. It might sound crazy, but post production alone on Mission to Zyxx takes literally dozens of hours per episode, split between our editors, Seth and Alden, and our incredible genius sound designer Shane, who creates and places every robot servo, blaster shot and ship bleep by himself. It’s a small but dedicated operation, and it’s important to all of us that every episode is as great as we can make it.

We want to be transparent with you, especially if you're considering supporting our show, so we'll let you in on this: our top priority in Season 1 was making the show as amazing as possible. A significantly lower priority was getting paid to make it, which suffice to say we didn't. The ad revenue we received in Season 1, while incredibly helpful, covered hard costs like studio rental, legal fees, art and music commission, and paying a small honorarium to our guest talent. That's completely cool with all of us - we LOVED making Season 1. And we want to be able to keep making it, without making the terrible choice between doing it less often, doing it for free, or putting less work into it.

So, this is where you, and the continued adventures of our intrepid crew, come in. We’ve set up two, if we may say, excellent tiers for your subscribing pleasure, offering incredible perks like live episodes (WHICH ARE CANON, BY THE WAY), exclusive merch, behind the scenes audio and video, ring and text tones, and access to our rad Discord server. Every piece of content we create is available to both tiers. Additionally, If you subscribe to our $20/month Zima Knight tier, you'll also get a ton of personalized content - custom ringtones, opportunities for your episode ideas and character names to appear in the show, and free tickets to our live shows. 

But the real reason we’ve asked you to help is not just so you can get perks, but because it has literally been the difference between us being able to keep making the show and, well, not being able to. Your support has made this show possible.

Our subscriber rewards are on top of the main season episodes, and all Season 3 episodes will be released weekly wherever you get your podcasts, just like Seasons 1 and 2.

Now that Season 2 is officially wrapped up, you may be asking yourself, "What's my support going toward now that the second season is finished?" That's an excellent question! Your support is still very much necessary to make Season 3 a reality - the ball is rolling, but your patronage will help us make Season 3 sooner, longer, and more ambitious than Seasons 1 and 2, with more, new music and SFX, bigger guests and more time and resources to record and edit than ever before. In addition, we'll use our Patreon funds for:

- Studio time, including studio time in LA for our west-coast guests to record remotely
- Travel budget for doing shows outside of NYC, which also means:
- Continued production and release of live episodes, before, during and after the third season
- More patron rewards, like merch, ringtones, behind the scenes content and mailbag episodes
- More episodes in our third season

Once again, from all of us, thank you so much for listening to Mission to Zyxx. There's a whole lot of galaxy left to explore. Toot toot toot!

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Tiers
The Bargarean Jade Fan Club
$1 or more per month 301 patrons
Whether you're a fan of the old Holowood classics like "Gone With the Wing" or her obscure later work like "Ship, Please 2," we can all agree that Bargie's a swell dame. Join her fan club for a single Kroon a month and receive:  

- Pin-Up! An exclusive Bargarean Jade wallpaper for your smart device

- Ring-a-Ding! The Mission to Zyxx Ringtone and Text Tone Pack, Vols. 1 and 2, featuring rad SFX cues from the show.

- Chat with us! Access to our amazing Discord channel, where you can gab with the creators of the show and a whole community of fellow listeners!

Includes Discord rewards
Rebel Emissary
$5 or more per month 543 patrons
These intrepid heroes travel the galaxy, bringing the Rebellion's message of hope to all sentient species. Excitement, adventure, sub-standard healthcare for your dependents - who could ask for anything more?

In addition to the benefits the Bargie Fan Club receives, every Emissary receive all of our incredible exclusive content, including but not limited to:


- Live episodes! These episodes feature incredible guests in never-before-released-but-definitely-canon episodes, and you'll also receive any future live shows we do.

- Mailbag Mini-sodes! The crew of the Bargarean Jade gets a lot of email. Listen as we answer your usually amazing and occasionally super-weird questions in these fully-produced segments.
- Behind the Scenes! Take a peek behind the sonic curtain with before-and-after unedited scenes, additional outtakes, video content and more!

- Communicator Upgrades! Exclusive wallpapers and ringtones for your handheld holo device!

- Exclusive Merch! Access to our subscribers-only shop containing limited run shirt designs and more.

Includes Discord rewards
Zima Warrior
$20 or more per month 76 patrons
True heroes of the galaxy, these brave souls defend all living things from oppression, injustice and the forces of Wackness, with the all-encompassing power of the Space. And it's... probably real?


In addition to Emissary rewards, Zima Warriors also receive tons of personalized content:


- The Pitch Room! Episode 213, Attack Some of the Clones, was one of our favorite episodes, pitched by an esteemed Season 2 Zima!! Want to get in on that action? In our exclusive Discord forum, you can pitch us your ideas for the perfect episode. We'll workshop a pitch with the members of this tier and make it the premise of an actual Season Three episode!

- Incoming Transmission! Do you want C-53 to address you by name in your ringtone? Want Wink to alert you when you get a text? Want Bordoff to record a simpering outgoing voicemail message? All subscribers in this tier get one CUSTOM ringtone, text tone or voicemail message from any non-guest character on the show.

- Free Tyxx and Orange Beer! All Zima Warriors get a free ticket to any of our live shows! If we're performing at a convention or other event where we can't get comps, a drink at an afterparty or fan meetup is on us!

- Your Character Name in the Show! Want to get yourself, a loved one or a beloved pet mentioned on the show? Send us a Zyxx character name of your choice and we'll include it in a Season 3 episode!

- Early Access to Episode 301! Fill up your ear flaps early with exclusive access to the first episode of Season 3.

Includes Discord rewards