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Aeon Flux (1991~1995)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject: Aeon Flux (1991~1995) Reply with quote

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"Aeon Flux" was an American avant~garde science fiction animated television series created by animator Peter Chung that aired on MTV from November 30, 1991 until October 10, 1995.

Season #1 had six episodes that lasted two minutes each.

Season #2 had five episodes that ran from three to five minutes.

Season # 3 consisted of ten episodes that were thirty minutes long.

The show had elements of social science fiction, biopunk, allegory, dystopian fiction, espionage, psychological drama, psychedelic imagery, Gnostic symbolism.

So yeah, this was not an animated TV series meant for the kiddies.

Synopsis: An environmental catastrophe has wiped out 99% of the global population.

It is now a post-apocalyptic dystopian world of mutant creatures, clones, and robots.

Two border wall cities named Monica & Bregna exist in the former Eastern Europe.

Monica is a dynamic nihilistic society where rules are nonexistent.

Bregna is a centralized scientifically planned Orwellian police state.

Aeon Flux is a secret agent from Monica who is skilled in espionage, assassination and acrobatics whose mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of Bregna.

I found this series unlike anything else in sf on TV at that time, or even now.

The story covered a multitude of genres in a compelling and quirky adult manner.

The animation was unique and well done.

It has more stories to tell and I hope one day they'll produce more episodes.


__Aeon Flux - The Complete Animated Collection DVDr


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IMDB has an interesting trivia item for this production. Very Happy
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~ Began as a series of short films for MTV. Each of these films, plus a couple of full episodes, ended with Aeon Flux being killed, with continuity being "rebooted" in the following episode.

The 2005 ├ćon Flux (2005) live action movie explained that Aeon is cloned each time she is killed. This angle was phased out over time. Plans for a fourth season were discussed, but never fulfilled.


Note from me: What a wild idea! A series in which the main character not only CAN be killed . . . she IS! Every time!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aeon Flux was not intended to be a continuing part of the series by creator Peter Chung. MTV pushed to keep her in it despite her death at the end of the early shorts.

Peter created the show as a reaction to heroic Hollywood action films not as a spoof, but as a way to make the audience wonder about the wider context of action heroes, and to evoke thought.

Aeon dies in every short episode after the six-part pilot because Peter never intended to make any more episodes.

Once he did start producing the thirty-minute episodes, we see Aeon die only once.

Peter wanted to experiment with a visual narrative, telling a story without dialogue, and use animation that wasn't the usual style seen on television.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POW wrote:
Peter wanted to experiment with a visual narrative, telling a story without dialogue, and use animation that wasn't the usual style seen on television.

I applaud such a bold departure from the "normal" tried-and-true story telling style. Cool
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