Re: Aeon Flux (Was: Re: Truth Machines and Open Networks)

Anders Sandberg (
08 Feb 1998 22:44:27 +0100

"Natasha V. More (fka Nancie Clark)" <> writes:

> I haven't seen Aeon Flux on MTV for a while now. She is one of my all-time
> favorite heros. The only problem I had with the segments is the storyline
> being cryptic - full of sexuality and mystique but like reading a c.c.
> cummings poems without the punctuation.

Sometimes I think the storyline is deliberately random just to keep
the viewers coming up with their own explanations, which of course
will suit them much better than any obvious storyline. I really enjoy
the cryptic mood of the series and the nicely surreal setting.

The main theme IMHO seems to be the conflict/love between top-down
planning and bottom-up emergence, usually getting the ordinary
people/entities in between into trouble.

If I ever become an evil dictator, I promise to at least try to be as
ingenious and bizarre as Trevor Goodchild :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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