Can anyone give me a synopsis of the 3rd tape? : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread

The third tape is out, Operation Terminus! But I don't know what's on it. I'm assuming that it might pick up where the 2nd one left off? I saw the marathon and there were a couple of shorts that I had never seen before. I'm hoping that these might be on here! Does anyone know?

-- Alex (, April 19, 1998


Operation Terminus? Really. How did you find out about it, where can we get it?

-- Robert (, April 20, 1998.

No prob. Check out and search for it. Once again, thanks go out to JuntMonkey,who was the one who informed me. This is the ONLY online video store that seems to have it (I searched through about ten others). I've strictly switched to DVD only, so I won't be getting it anytime soon, but I'm hoping someone has at least seen it and could tell me what's on it.

-- Alex (, April 20, 1998.

I checked today (Friday, May 1st) and they didn't have it. ?! Anyone know what's going on? I'm going to check in stores like Blockbuster, etc, this weekend.

-- Z

-- Zach (, May 01, 1998.

You cannot do a search for "Operation Terminus" on the videoexpress sight. This is because the tape is listed as "Aeon Flux: Operat" or something like that. The title is too long for their database. Just do a search for "Aeon Flux" and you will get a list of all the videos including Operation Terminus.

-- P D (, May 04, 1998.

I was going through random AF web pages today, and one said that "Operation Terminus" contained "Utopia or Deuteronopia?", "The Demiurge", "Ether Drift Theory", and the "Night" short. I can't confirm this since I don't have the video. I'm just going by what the page said.

-- TGoodchild (, May 04, 1998.

I just went to and found nothing on Operation terminus. I search under Aeon Flux and Aeon Flux: Operat but could find nothing. I am beginning to think this third tape is a myth. If i am doing something wrong please tell me what i need to do.

-- Eric Adams (, May 11, 1998.

You know, you're right. It was there a while ago, but it's gone now. I guess they were being a little too expectant. I believe the tape exists, and the box set, but it my have been recalled, or delayed. Sigh.

-- Philip Mills (, May 11, 1998.

You can find "Terminus" at Just do a search for "Aeon Flux" and 3 hits will pop up. It cost about $15.

-- Gus Gustafson (, May 18, 1998.

Well I went to and once again they do not have operation terminus. 3 hits did pop up but it was the 2 vhs videos and the DVD. I am almost willing to bet my life that this tape does not exist.

-- Eric (, May 18, 1998.

To finally answer the third tape question, go to and to a search under all products, title: Fon Flux and a bunch of things come up, including the boxed set and Operative Terminus. It's like $11 and some change. can't wait to get it....

-- Owen Black (, September 03, 1998.


Yes, it does contain "Utopia or Deuteriopia?" "The Demiurge" and "Ether Drift Theory" as well as "Night."

I should point out a couple editing differences. For example, while Aeon Flux Video #1 showed both the title and the "synopsis" before each thirty-minute episode, and the title of the short. In Video #2, it only showed the title. (Also, the credits ran slower at the end, so they had to "extend" the credit music by making it repeat itself a bit). In "Operative Terminus," they don't show the title of the episode at all, but they do show the synopsis. I guess there's no accounting for regularity.

On the other hand, the synopsis was only a tool to help some people understand what was already going on, to help those who might have been confused. Sort of a "Cliffs' Notes" for the episode...I wonder if the producers thought to put that in because of the often uneasy-to-grasp, un-dumbed-down nature of "Aeon Flux." I actually thought the synopses were clever, myself.

J.P. Chabot

-- J.P. Chabot (, September 04, 1998.


-- flaskl (jason@boob.toast), June 14, 2000.

That's a pretty cool site, something for everyone. I actually like it better than the print version.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, June 15, 2000.

I had the worse time trying to find operation terminus. I must of went to every store in the state! haha but i finally found it at suncoast or you can get it at samgoody it's owned by the same company. I just told them to special order it for me and in a few weeks they got it and called me and i bought it! ahh was i ever excited. i'm kinda surpirsed that all of you guys didn't have it.

-- Lady Morgan (, June 15, 2000.

Flaskl, what is that test thing about? humm

-- Lady Morgan (, June 15, 2000.

The videos aren't THAT hard to find, are they? I have all three. I just walked into the video store at the mall, went to the Anime section and bought em. Operative Terminus has been out for a year now.

-- Frostbite (, June 18, 2000.

I was almost going to post this same thing a few days ago, I actually went and looked at my tapes to see if any said Operation Terminus, figuring it's so rare I must not have it, of course I have it. All I did was go to Tower records, it was on the shelf, I've seen it other places since then. I don't understand the shortage problem either.

-- Barb e. (, June 18, 2000.

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