I know something like episode order is trivial when it comes to Aeon Flux where each episode exists on its own with no narrative ties to other episodes but why is the DVD order different to the broadcast order? It's possible that you've already addressed this in an interview or in a commentary track and I have forgotten.
― Dwayne, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:19 (six months ago) link
The intended order was 1. Utopia or Deuteranopia?2. The Demiurge3. Thanatophobia4. Isthmus Crypticus5. A Last Time for Everything6. Reraizure7. Chronophasia8. Ether Drift Theory9. The Purge10. End Sinister
MTV did not like the Demiurge, so they pushed it to air later. They ran Isthmus Crypticus as ep. 2. Broadcast order switches the placement of those two episodes.
― Peter Chung, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 19:57 (six months ago) link
Thank you for sharing the intended order. I just noticed that the DVD order was decided and split according to who directed the episodes. I don't know how I overlooked that.
Disc 1:1. Utopia or Deuteranopia?2. Thanatophobia3. A Last Time for Everything4. Ether Drift Theory5. The Purge
Disc 2:6. The Demiurge7. Isthmus Crypticus8. Reraizure9. Chronophasia10. End Sinister
I remember you saying that they felt The Demiurge was too esoteric to be shown first. Which was actually what initially made me think to ask you about the order. And the fact that The Demiurge isn't anywhere on Disc 1. But now I've noticed that it's all about who directed the episodes. Maybe on a Blu-ray release they can have the intended order.
― Dwayne, Thursday, 18 November 2021 14:01 (six months ago) link
Along these lines, what about the audio commentary order? I haven't listened to them since the set was first released so it's time to revisit...
― J.P. McDevitt, Saturday, 27 November 2021 22:28 (six months ago) link
I don't believe in audio commentaries. The ones we did don't offer anything useful so you aren't missing anything by forgetting about them. If you have any questions about anything, I'll do my best to answer them here.
― Peter Chung, Tuesday, 30 November 2021 09:22 (five months ago) link
I've started to listen to the audio commentaries again and I actually find some of the information really interesting. I love the anecdotes and thoughts on certain elements.
― Dwayne, Wednesday, 1 December 2021 00:12 (five months ago) link