Mission to Zyxx is creating An Improvised Science Fiction Podcast
941

patrons

$4,611
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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, Lauren Adams 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 have successfully funded Season Two, which launches May 30th. 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 One 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 One, 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 One. 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 a number of, 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 early access to the season two premiere.

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 at (and above!) the quality level of Season One 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 Two episodes will be released weekly wherever you get your podcasts, just like Season One.

Now that Season Two is officially happening, you may be asking yourself, "What's my support going toward now that the second season is being made?" That's an excellent question! Your support is still very much necessary to finish out Season Two - the ball is rolling, but your patronage helps us make Season Two's episodes bigger and better than Season One, 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, throughout and after the second season
- More patron rewards, like merch, ringtones, behind the scenes content and mailbag episodes
- More episodes in our second season
- Season 3?!

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 289 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, Vol. 1 (of several volumes, maybe!), featuring rad SFX cues from the show.

- Chat with us! Access to our super-secret Discord channel! 

Includes Discord rewards
Alliance Ambassador
$5 or more per month 478 patrons
These intrepid heroes travel the galaxy, bringing the benevolence of the Federated Alliance to all sentient species. Excitement, adventure, medical help if your blood gets infected - who could ask for anything more?

In addition to all the rewards from the Bargie Fan Club, you'll receive:


- 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.
- Behind the Scenes! Take a peek behind the sonic curtain with before-and-after unedited scenes, additional outtakes, FX-only tracks, and music cues.

- 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.

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

Includes Discord rewards
Rebel Pilot
$10 or more per month 97 patrons
These heroic freedom fighters charge into a dogfight armed with the only weapon they'll ever need: bravery. Oh, and wing-mounted ion cannons, obviously.


In addition to the rewards from Bargie's Fan Club and the Ambassadors, Rebel Pilots also receive:


- Live Streaming Episode! Want to see how the garfon sausage is made? Tune into a live, unedited stream of the crew recording a brand new Season 2 episode, streamed via video straight to your info feed!

- Exclusive Artwork! We'll commission exclusive art just for you, rebels. Want to know what Tiny Toots looks like? Want to hang Hark Tardigast's ship in your bedroom? Now's your chance.

- Subscriber Discounts! Your subscription entitles you to a 10% discount on merch and cheaper tickets to live shows!

- Behind the Scenes Video Featurettes! Take a long gander at 7 faces built for podcasting with video segments all about how we make Mission to Zyxx.

- Early Access to Episode 201! Fill up your ear flaps early with exclusive access to the first episode of Season Two.

Includes Discord rewards
Zima Warrior
$20 or more per month 67 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 the rewards from Bargie's Fan Club, the Ambassadors, and Rebel Pilots, Zima Warriors also receive:


- The Pitch Room! We know, you got ideas. We wanna hear 'em! In this exclusive forum, you can pitch us your ideas for the perfect episode premise. We'll workshop a pitch with the members of this tier and make it the premise of an actual Season Two 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 the Hand of the Governor of Milsch to record your 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.

- Subscriber Discounts v2.0! An even deeper 20% discount on that sweet, sweet merch, as well as discounted tickets to live shows. 

- FREE STUFF! - Whenever we release a new shirt, decal, button, or commemorative plate, you get one. Juck yeah!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4,611 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, Lauren Adams 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 have successfully funded Season Two, which launches May 30th. 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 One 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 One, 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 One. 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 a number of, 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 early access to the season two premiere.

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 at (and above!) the quality level of Season One 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 Two episodes will be released weekly wherever you get your podcasts, just like Season One.

Now that Season Two is officially happening, you may be asking yourself, "What's my support going toward now that the second season is being made?" That's an excellent question! Your support is still very much necessary to finish out Season Two - the ball is rolling, but your patronage helps us make Season Two's episodes bigger and better than Season One, 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, throughout and after the second season
- More patron rewards, like merch, ringtones, behind the scenes content and mailbag episodes
- More episodes in our second season
- Season 3?!

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 289 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, Vol. 1 (of several volumes, maybe!), featuring rad SFX cues from the show.

- Chat with us! Access to our super-secret Discord channel! 

Includes Discord rewards
Alliance Ambassador
$5 or more per month 478 patrons
These intrepid heroes travel the galaxy, bringing the benevolence of the Federated Alliance to all sentient species. Excitement, adventure, medical help if your blood gets infected - who could ask for anything more?

In addition to all the rewards from the Bargie Fan Club, you'll receive:


- 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.
- Behind the Scenes! Take a peek behind the sonic curtain with before-and-after unedited scenes, additional outtakes, FX-only tracks, and music cues.

- 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.

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

Includes Discord rewards
Rebel Pilot
$10 or more per month 97 patrons
These heroic freedom fighters charge into a dogfight armed with the only weapon they'll ever need: bravery. Oh, and wing-mounted ion cannons, obviously.


In addition to the rewards from Bargie's Fan Club and the Ambassadors, Rebel Pilots also receive:


- Live Streaming Episode! Want to see how the garfon sausage is made? Tune into a live, unedited stream of the crew recording a brand new Season 2 episode, streamed via video straight to your info feed!

- Exclusive Artwork! We'll commission exclusive art just for you, rebels. Want to know what Tiny Toots looks like? Want to hang Hark Tardigast's ship in your bedroom? Now's your chance.

- Subscriber Discounts! Your subscription entitles you to a 10% discount on merch and cheaper tickets to live shows!

- Behind the Scenes Video Featurettes! Take a long gander at 7 faces built for podcasting with video segments all about how we make Mission to Zyxx.

- Early Access to Episode 201! Fill up your ear flaps early with exclusive access to the first episode of Season Two.

Includes Discord rewards
Zima Warrior
$20 or more per month 67 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 the rewards from Bargie's Fan Club, the Ambassadors, and Rebel Pilots, Zima Warriors also receive:


- The Pitch Room! We know, you got ideas. We wanna hear 'em! In this exclusive forum, you can pitch us your ideas for the perfect episode premise. We'll workshop a pitch with the members of this tier and make it the premise of an actual Season Two 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 the Hand of the Governor of Milsch to record your 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.

- Subscriber Discounts v2.0! An even deeper 20% discount on that sweet, sweet merch, as well as discounted tickets to live shows. 

- FREE STUFF! - Whenever we release a new shirt, decal, button, or commemorative plate, you get one. Juck yeah!

Includes Discord rewards