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In the very beginning of the third season title sequence, Trevor unveils what appears to be a giant floating "thing" enshrouded in a tarp, only revealing a giant eye in the front. It is like a giant parade balloon, and is surrounded by rows of marching scientists. What do you think is going on here? Does it have anything to do with Trevor's statement "The dream: to awaken the world."? Does it have anything to do with Aeon's bombing scene in the end of the title sequence? This is something that has intrigued me since the dawn of the third season.
-- Mat Rebholz (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 1998
Question 1:what is going on? I have no earthly idea and i don't think the viewer is supposed to know. It lends to the air of mystery in the show. The only thing we do know know is that it is one of Trevor's plots to "awaken the world". Trevor stands high above them like a king, then retreats into his own little Aeon-obsessed world Question 2:Does it have anything to do with aeons bombing? The opening theme doesn't really have a plot in and of its self. If you watch aeon's fall as she twists and turns in the air to avoid the darts being shot at her, you'll see trevor standing in an opening in the wall watching her. she doesn't even notice this(this may, by the way, symbolize Trevors cameras and the way he sees everything that goes on in Bregna) Anyway, it would be impossible get from his whitehouse-type tower to that corridor as quickly as he did, which leads me to believe that it happened on a later date and therefor had nothing to do with the tarp thing. The opening sequence is just a string of sureal images with no real meaning(except to show Trevors power, Aeons acrobatics and bombing skills, and the metaphor of the scorpions fighting on a broken glass of wine to perhaps illustrate thier love/hate relationship). The real meaning is in the dialouge.
-- Frostbite (email@example.com), April 26, 1998.
i just downloaded the intro clip and found something very interesting. I quoted 'the dream to awaken teh world' a few times but thats not teh quote! The real quote is "the dream to awaken our world" IT doesn't seem to be much different, but it can mean something totally different. our world, teh world of perceptions, different with every invidivudal, or the world of reality, which is a constant... ?
-- divinity (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 26, 1998.
I think it shows that Aeon is a massive factor of chaos in Trevor's 'dream'... notice the orderly rows of soldiers, and the bright colors, in contrast with Aeon herself.
-- Telemental (email@example.com), March 23, 1999.
Something else I noticed about the intro: Trevor`s huge eye-thing has loads of flies buzzing around it. Compare this to Aeon catching the fly in her eyelashes. I think this is a metaphor for the differences between Monica & Bregna: the Monican establishment is lean, mean, and handles all it`s foreign affairs with a few well-trained individuals, while the Breen government is a vast, bloated bureaucracy, that can`t catch any flies :)
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2000.
-- Sir Stonce Anomi (email@example.com), February 11, 2000.
I definitly think the eye has some kinda hidden metaphor in it. If you notice The eye at the start with flies around it, then later it focuses in on Trevor's eye and you see Aeon running, near the end when Aeon is doing that flip sequence at the very end, the bomb looks like an eye, then of coarse the famous Aeon's eye and the fly. I really don't know what it's trying to tell viewers maybe the flies symbolize chaos (Aeon) and how she is everywhere; and only Aeon can harness this chaos. The I agree symbolizes trevors power, and how he always knows what Aeon is doing.
-- (Aeonfluxfan1@Aol.com), February 13, 2000.
true, what is the deal with chung's eye & fly fixation?
-- divinity (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2000.
Me and my Flux-o-phile friends have an Aeon drinking game. Everytime the camera does a microscopic close-up of someone's eye, we take a drink. Two drinks if it's two eyes. First one unconcious buys next time.
-- Frostbite (email@example.com), February 14, 2000.
That doesn't sound very ladylike!
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 2000.
Frostbite u r crazy I think maybe i'll give it a go sometime. he he
-- (Aeonfluxfan1@Aol.com), February 19, 2000.
-- sirizac111 (email@example.com), May 24, 2001.
i WISH i WOULD HAVE READ THIs post a long time ago. Maybe the giant eye is to catch flys and the sceintists built it. Then you see the sleek and efficeint work of a person who spends most of her time building herself and acompishes the goal with realative ease.
-- Mark (hammerofthehorse@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), May 24, 2001.
Hm, the way the eye catches the fly reminds me o a Venus Fly Trap... a plant which attracts and eats flies... again we got the "fatal attraction" thing (Aeon/Trevor) in another symbolic layer...
-- fluchtraum (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2003.