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Where do you guys think the writers would take us if opened now? Think they'd continue to explore intangeable themes? More intrigue than ever? Or just sexier, sexier sexier....
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 30, 2001
Interesting point. In fact I don't remember seeing any imitations out there of this series, maybe a few female characters with a shadowy semblance to Aeon and those missed the concept by a mile. It's true, it's hard to wear the 'prop' crown, but I don't see that it's been passed along yet!
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo9@cs.com), August 13, 2002.
you'd kind of hope that the writers would continue to push the limits of intlligent story-telling with the same dangerously psycho-sexual bint as before but, given the way a lot of successful alternative cartoons have gone, the franchise would probably be bought out and re-hashed as a sexy-action cartoon with deliberately impenetrable dialogue, as is the way of high-concept media purchasi
-- Shteeve (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 31, 2001.
Now it would be strange, but strange for stranges sake. given of course the media trend to Rob Zombie sort of stylings. I'm very glad things like Aeon Flux, Natural Born Killers, Kalifornia, etc. came out before when movies that were odd were also smart. Call me crazy but, everything is like that now even the Simpsons(once the smartest show on tv) is just odd, and poorly thought out. Thats just my take though, please answer B. E.'s question.
-- Mark (hammerofthehorse@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), May 31, 2001.
I think it'd depend on who brought it back. If it was MTV they'd completely bastardize the whole thing. They'd want to make it MORE understandable, they'd have Trevor and Aeon get together, all so that more brainless "i luv n'sync" girls and "i love britney spears" boys would get it. MTV's completely sold-out, and they'd do the same thing to any subsequent seasons of AF. I think your pay movie channels like HBO and the like are the best bet for maximum artistic control over what gets produced.
-- Pixi (email@example.com), June 01, 2001.
More sex and intrigue. Also, they might work a Krusty the Clown assination plot into an episode. Or Sideshow Bob could go to work for Trevor.
-- al from cal (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 04, 2001.
i would hope for something of a return to the elements of the first season. what initially drew me to the show was the fact that the main character was in the bad habit of dying every episode--i wanted to know what kind of screwed up show would do something like that. no matter how many times it happened, aeon's death was always viscerally disconcerting; it kept the viewer from taking anything for granted. the second and third seasons were able to keep the viewer guessing so easily because most of us still accepted that aeon might die at any moment. a fourth season where she continued to survive every episode would allow the viewer to relax a bit, and start taking things for granted--and that's exactly the opposite of what the show's thrust was.
-- motor firebox (email@example.com), August 14, 2001.
unfortunately Barb we live in a world that tries to steal away the good ideas from hard working people like Peter and make it mainstream. Not for ratings and not to entertain necessarily but to exploit good ideas and get rich quick. As soon as Aeon Flux enters new light, if i ever enters new light, there is a high probability that what will be created is a bastardization of the original and pure idea. Mainstream is not the answer. Our only hope is that it is picked up by a company overseas, one that makes entertainment and enlightenment their duty it is in thisthat I find Irony because if we stop and take a look at the world around y will soon realize that the cancelaton of Aeon Flux was probably the best thing that happened to the series because I would sooner die than have some ignorant paunch behind a desk decide the fate of Aeon Flux.
(however on a lighter note I love Aeon Flux and believe it should be brought back but not under e"M"p"T"y"V" !!!!!
-- Richard N. (Seraftrev3000@aol.com), August 13, 2002.
I sort of agree with Richard N. Given time, the original writers and creators of the show would have left and MTV would have continued to milk the franchise, and who knows what we would have been left with. However, who's to say how long that would have taken. The show proper really only had one season; I'd like to thinkt he creators had more in them than just one good season.
Regarding Richard N's original statement though, I don't think imitation is necessarily bad. Hell, I wish more shows WOULD imitate Aeon Flux. Most would fail in the attempt, but one or two might succeed and actually bring something new to the table.
-- Logo (Vosepherus@aol.com), August 13, 2002.