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Edict Zero Update – Season 4

EP402 – “Ghosts (I)” was released yesterday on the website. Thanks to all listeners for your patience in-between releases as post-production is done by one person. Me. My estimates to when releases will happen have been off as well as life and the demands of life changes.

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A few words now that Ghosts (I) has been released. First, to new listeners, Edict Zero is in a sense served two ways. The full experience comes via a good pair of stereo headphones. On the other hand, if you want the more traditional radio drama experience with the voices more in the foreground and the soundscape restrained, you’ll want to go with speakers, but you’ll only be getting half the experience.

“Ghosts(I)” is the smaller episode of the Ghosts arc. In it, there’s the set-up for Ghosts (II), what’s sure to be a classic Spoon scene, and a pivotal scene for the future of Nick Garrett in the series. What it doesn’t have is any big cliff-hanger that will drive you crazy waiting for the next one. I really can’t utilize that device with a series that’s released on an irregular schedule that sometimes changes. I count on the quality and investment in characters to bring people back.

EP403 – “Ghosts (II)” will be longer. To say it’s ambitious would understate and there’s more I want to do with it than originally planned. It has a lot of action. A hell of a lot going on. The release date for that is TBA. It will be a little while, as I soon return to college which must come first, but I will be working on it. The delay might make the wait for 404 slightly less excruciating as that is a biggie for the series, will be challenging, and won’t be till 2017.

Thanks to all the listeners who keep Edict Zero alive. Cheers, everyone.

–JK

 

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Season 4 of Edict Zero – FIS

Apologies for not keeping this site up to date. On May 30th, the first episode of Season 4 — EP401 – PARADIGMS — was released on the website. The hoped-for schedule for the summer isn’t quite working out, but I am pleased to report that the next episode, EP402 – “GHOSTS (I)” is in post-production right now. The episode to follow, EP403 – “GHOSTS (II)” is mostly produced and some elements of it are in post. We hit a number of bumps, for reasons including expanding the cast list, script issues, schedules, and personal lives, but the momentum is picking enough where I can feel confident enough to say that EP402 will be released in August.

There’s also an Edict Zero trailer in the works.

For those interested in the Edict Zero universe tie-in stories and who may not know, I did an experimental film as a student that ties in with the backstory. It’s called “The Strange Case of Doctor Barron”. You can check that out on youtube here.

I thank the fans for their enthusiasm and saintly patience. Wheels are turning.

–Jack Kincaid

 

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Edict Zero – Season 4 – Update

Jack Kincaid here. Fans of Edict Zero – FIS will be pleased to hear that Season 4 is presently in production and post is already underway for the first episode, 401, “Paradigms”, although without the usual momentum. I mentioned in my last update that March was my best guess for when the releases would begin. I have decided to slate it for May instead. Part of this has to do with my busy schedule, which includes being a full-time college student in Communication (Audio-Radio, Video Production, Film Studies). Most of it, however, has to do with wanting to come back strong and be a little ahead of the game when the first episode drops. Moreover, there are other things that I want to do, such as work on the website and a few other related media things, which I have been wanting to do for some time and I feel strongly should coincide with the start of the new season.

What this really boils down to in the end is you will have the first run of episodes closer together in release dates, rather than spread two months or more apart. The other good news is that I have summers mostly free and I’m in a position where my main focus can be on Edict Zero for half of May, June, July, and most of August.

I plan previews leading up to the release, of course, in addition to other things.

That’s all for now. The wheels are rolling.

 
 

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Season 4 of Edict Zero – FIS (Coming in 2016)

Greetings, fans, web wanderers, all.

Jack Kincaid here. I meant to update this page since the last post (in June) but — as has become the tradition — the Slipgate 9 blog went neglected. The Edict Zero facebook page and series website will better inform and in a more timely manner.

The Season 3 finale of Edict Zero – FIS — EP308 – “Horizons (III)” — was released last month, much later than anticipated. The entire technical post-production team is yours truly and quite a lot has happened in my life over the past four months to keep me busy outside of production.. That’s part of the reason. The rest has to do with the technical challenges involved in capturing precisely what I want to and settling for no less.

Also, EP308 broke the record by running about 1 hour and 40 minutes, as long as a feature-length film. That wasn’t planned. It simply happened.

The positioning of the characters and the events taking place in the Edict Zero world were certainly planned. Perhaps the greatest challenge of writing a story as ambitious as Edict Zero with its slowly unravelling layers of mystery was learning the patience not to rush for the gratification of releasing its secrets, despite the endless, endless hours of painstaking post-production that can, at times, be a little maddening.

The final moments of EP308 were envisioned four years ago, just as the final culmination of the Edict Zero story was envisioned as a trilogy about one year ago. It may take another three years to reach that. We’re not at the final feature trilogy stage yet.

I intend to produce two to three more seasons (4-6) before that. Ambitious, yes.

Production work for Season 4 will begin in December. In 2016, Edict Zero – FIS will return. When, exactly, I don’t know for sure. My best guess right now would be March. Until then, we’re on a release hiatus.

Much appreciation to the cast, sound designers, musicians, and, of course, the fans for taking this journey with us.

Cheers,

Jack Kincaid

 
 

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The Conclusion of Season 3 In Production

Howdy. The seventh episode of Season 3 was released a few days ago on the website: Horizons (II). The finale and third part of Horizons is now in production. We have a headstart this time as all character voice tracks are in and part of the first production layer is already done.

In my previous post, I mentioned that EP308 wouldn’t be far behind and would be finished by July, but I couldn’t have anticipated how challenging it would be to capture what I wanted to in EP307. Therefore, I cannot yet set a release date for EP308. There is a lot going on right now on my front, but I still expect the wait won’t be as long as the last one. I stated “late summer” as a projection on the website. It shouldn’t be too late. Not too late.

Fingers crossed.

It will be one of those longer episodes and it will have some big moments in store. Keep an eye on the facebook page for updates. I will post again here when I have a release date to announce.

In the meanwhile, thank you to all the fans for your support and enthusiasm. It means a lot.

Cheers.

–Jack Kincaid

 

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Edict Zero – Season 3 – Finale Episodes

The latest news about the Season 3 finale of Edict Zero – FIS is that what was originally to be one episode has been split into two episodes, EP307 – “Horizons (II)” and EP308 – “Horizons (III)”, due to its gargantuan size. Both episodes are officially in the production phase. I expect that Horizons (II) will come out next month. I hope for early in the month, but I can’t say for sure. Yet. As for Horizons (III), the end finale, I hope for the end of next month, but it may be in the first two weeks of July. No later. That’s an imperative. I know that you will agree with my sentiment of “the sooner, the better”.

I expect to have a firm date for 307 in about two weeks.

What happens after Season 3 is a break, during which I will be making a move, resettling, and preparing for the start of Season 4, for which all the main cast will be returning as far as I know and there will be some special guests making “appearances” for that season. Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, though.

As always, I thank the fans for their continued support. Also, to address what I thought was self-evident, files for Edict Zero have been mirrored by many sites and evidently are floating around various sharing services and the like. That is AOK. That’s completely in the spirit of the Creative Commons License. It’s meant to be shared freely, spread as far and wide as you desire by whatever means. As long as people aren’t profiting off it, it’s all good. Thumbs up.

Thanks, everyone. Keep an eye on the facebook page or the website page in the coming weeks as that’s where the release dates will be announced, when they’re announced. There won’t be another post here until EP307 comes out.

Cheers!

–Jack Kincaid

 

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The Season 3 Finale

An update here is overdue, so here it is. The first part of the Season 3 finale of Edict Zero – FIS, EP306 – “Horizons (I)” – was released on March 1rst on the website. The second part, “Horizons (II)”, was supposed to come out of preproduction this past week, but real life rudely intervened, as sometimes happens. I expect the dust to settle this weekend and for the final script to go out next week. Once that happens, production will promptly begin.

Another bit of news is that I have decided to produce a Season 4, which I will begin work on from the moment Season 3 comes to a close. To clear up any past confusion, the plan before now was to end the “Edict Zero – FIS” series with Season 3, but not the story which would continue in a three-part trilogy of features. Though Season 3 is going to answer some of the big questions, it was not going to wrap everything up to a story conclusion. That will be the function of the culmination in the trilogy.

The trilogy is still on, but it will be after a Season 4.

There’s nothing else to report right now except I enjoy reading fan reactions to EP306 and the series as a whole. I’m thankful for the fans and it will be my pleasure to continue the Edict Zero story into the future.

Cheers!

–Jack Kincaid

 

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