So yeah I think it's pretty clear at this point that there are
some hard feelings from Trace and Frank's corner, which makes me sad.
I've seen people claim that Trace said in an interview yesterday that he was offered a substantial paycheck to come back but he turned it down; the interview doesn't appear to be online yet, so grain of salt. But it appears that whatever offers Joel made, even if they were monetarily generous, were not enough to make Trace and Frank feel like they were really wanted on the new show.
Always a shame to see disagreements and hard feelings like this; hopefully they work them out someday.
Meantime, well, Frank's nonetheless been effusive in his praise of the new cast, and said MiSTies should be excited. And I am going to continue to do so.
-- AND --
Looks like we'll hit $4.4M tomorrow; if not then then almost certainly Thursday. A big pledge ($25K?) just pulled out so the Wednesday numbers over on Kicktraq
are currently negative. I'm hoping that a high roller decided to pull the money out of Kickstarter and just write Joel a check; that's what I'd do if I had that kind of money to throw around. But of course I base that on nothing except the assumption that the pledge was legit in the first place (and I think anyone
can put a high-dollar pledge in on Kickstarter; I don't think they check with your bank in advance or anything) and the reasoning that if somebody really did
have that kind of money to put toward something like this, then that's not the kind of person who's likely to change his mind and need that money later.
Still, should hit 9 episodes tomorrow.