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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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The Matrix: Run, Saga, Run The Matrix
"Run, Saga, Run"
Online comic
Written by Spencer Lamm
Pencils and Colors by Keron Grant
Inks by Rob Stull
Letters by Comicraft
2002

 

One of the Oracle’s students bristles under the constraints of training.

 

Read the story at the Internet Archive

 

Didja Know?

 

This story originally appeared on the official Matrix website in 2002. 

 

The title "Run, Saga, Run" may have been informed by the title of the 1998 German experimental thriller film Run Lola Run, an experimental film that touches on chaotic cause-effect relationships and free-will vs. determinism, which could also be said to be at play in this story.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this story

 

Saga Talmer

Spoon Boy

Potentials

The Oracle

operator (unnamed)

Agents

driver (unnamed)

 

Didja Notice?

 

On page 1, Spoon Boy is seen among the Potentials in the Oracle's apartment. 

 

On page 2, the Oracle appears to be in her original body form as seen in The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, not the new body seen from Enter the Matrix onward. The Oracle

 

On page 3, the Marritt Marquis hotel is seen. This is a play on the Marriott Marquis hotel chain. A sign for Obak, an unidentified business, is also seen outside the hotel.

 

Also on page 3, Saga is seen using a pay phone booth. A Mugen Power decal has been stuck to the outside of the booth. An electronic billboard advertising Mugen is seen on page 13 as well.

 

On page 13, an electronic billboard advertising GXR is seen. This may be a reference to the Ricoh GXR camera.

 

At the end of the story, Saga, with the Agents on her tail, is transported out of the Matrix over a hardline phone connection to safety. But the Agents know the call has gone through and remark, "It's almost too easy. She's gone. Start the trace." This seems to imply that this trace is what allows them to find the location of Zion in the physical world to begin the machine invasion of the human stronghold as seen in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

 

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