Personal T.V. Favorites: Æon Flux (youtube.com)
The official trailer for Æon Flux.

Æon Flux was an animated show that aired on MTV in 1991, 1992 and 1995. It consisted of 3 seasons, 16 episodes total. The first season consisted of 1 episode. Season 2, 5 episodes and 10 for season 3. Æon Flux was groundbreaking for its art and animation as well as how strange it is. A film was made in 2005 with the same name and was not only a box office flop, it was panned by both critics and viewers alike receiving overwhelming negative reviews. Æon Flux's creator, Peter Chung, was appalled by the film.

Æon Flux is strange to say the least. Its art and setting are very weird and the lack of main story is what gives it its charm. The show is very unique and there is almost no way to describe it other than to just watch it. Æon's voice (Denise Poirier) is very seductive and unforgettable, once you hear her, she's with you for life. Denise also did voice work for one of my favorite villains from another animated show, Merrick from season two of Todd McFarlane's Spawn. Trevor Choodchild's actor, John Rafter Lee, is also an unforgettable voice of my childhood. He played Jason Wynn from
Todd McFarlane's Spawn. This is where I first heard them way back in 1998 and their voices have been with me for 18 years, and will stay with me.

I have just recently heard of Æon Flux. I knew of the movie, but never saw it. Once I started I couldn't stop. It takes you back to the early 1990's and it keeps you there, leaving you longing for what animation used to be. What MTV used to be. It will hold you in this time period, and once you're back in the 1990s, you will not want to leave.

Since the show ended a lot of the actors have gone silent, working only a few more animations, games or films and then have stopped. It is a shame as the main character's voices are wonderful, dark, seductive and they stay with you for life. The show is something that one must see before they die, it is truly unique. If you love the strange and weird, Æon Flux is for you.

Personal Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Æon Flux: Denise Poirier
Trevor Goodchild: John Rafter Lee
Creator: Peter Chung