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Was MTV's censors too harsh on this? I would've loved to see the mountains of dead and dying Breen soldiers piled up on each other in the thirty minute episodes. What I would have liked to see the most is half hour episodes based on "War" including more insight into the short-lived heroes. Also: Who the hell were those guys decending from the U.F.O.? And why did the lab sink into the ocean? How can RU-486 plug up that hole even if she HAD the orange plunger thing? What were those two men pullin up from the cliff? Who were those arachnoid aliens? I have an idea...explain it in a movie!
-- Francesco (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 08, 2000
In my opinion, the problem with exploring all of those things again is that they were more like tools for the exploration of ideas than ends in themselves. I don't think they need to be explored any more, they've served their purpose. I know what you mean, though, the visual ideas used in these episodes were really interesting, but as far as their capacity to do anything new in further episodes or in a movie, I don't think it would work out. After all, "Aeon Flux" is all about exploring new ground.
-- Matthew Rebholz (email@example.com), September 09, 2000.
questions don't necessarily have answers
-- William (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 09, 2000.
Oh no, Peter Chung has the answers, they're just not nesessarily *the* answers. He wants people to come up with their own interpretations.
-- Paul (email@example.com), September 10, 2000.
These are all expansive practices in the art of negative and positive space. I like to look at these shorts as art and they are what they are. Surely you have noticed the total disregard for physics at times in the series. I like to sit back and be grateful to see images like Aeon getting the blond girls hair in her mouth as she hurries by.
-- Noel Finney (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 14, 2000.
I agree with Matthew on this. As cool as it would be to have answers to those questions, they were more lyrical devices to translate a moral or idea, not to be taken literally. That's like that Calvin-and- Hobbes comic where Calvin tells a joke about a guy and his dog, the dog insults the guy, and Hobbes only asks, "How'd the dog learn to talk?" WHO CARES?!?! That's not the point. It's just a visual representaiton of an idea. "Leisure" could easily have been about Aeon breaking into a police evidence locker to get a hold of some angel dust or smack, her stopping her escape just to take some, and getting killed on the way out by a security guard. The point would have been the same (maybe not as profound, but that's how the visuals come into play...not to be taken literally).
-- Ilker Yucel (email@example.com), January 03, 2001.
I think eon needs a good twat lickin'
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 2001.