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Author Topic: Archer: 1999  (Read 451 times)

Lurkndog

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« on: June 28, 2019, 01:25:41 PM »
I don't know how many here watch Archer, my own circle of friends is somewhat divided on the show. For some, it is too transgressive, and I get that.

Anyway, the last few seasons have been alternate versions of the show, set in various other fictional milieus but using the Archer characters and humor. They did a season where the characters were in a 1940's film noir detective setting, and one that was set in the South Seas in the 1930s (think Tales of the Gold Monkey if you've seen that).

The Season 10 is called Archer: 1999, and is set in Outer Space. At first it looked like it would be a specific spoof of Alien/Aliens, which I was up for, but it has turned out to be more of a generic starship crew scenario.

The last couple of episodes have been pretty good, with Season 10 Episode 5 being a particular standout. In this one, their ship drops out of hyperspace unexpectedly near an ominous alien space station. They go in to loot the station, only to discover an alien android who was created as a doomsday weapon by a long-dead species, and has been waiting for eons for someone to give him the order to detonate. With a crew this dysfunctional, things go downhill rapidly, but it is also funnier than it has any right to be.

They have Matt Berry from The IT Crowd doing the voice of the doomsday android, and he knocks it out of the park. His delivery is just aloof and sophisticated enough to elevate the material, and he manages to make the character just likeable enough to allow the "nope, it's a WMD" jokes to catch you off guard.  Great stuff.

If you're not watching this season, and you have enjoyed Archer at any point in its run, I say you should definitely tune in.
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Anon Adderlan

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 07:01:38 PM »
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I don't know how many here watch Archer, my own circle of friends is somewhat divided on the show. For some, it is too transgressive, and I get that.


Too...transgressive?!? Really?

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They have Matt Berry from The IT Crowd doing the voice of the doomsday android, and he knocks it out of the park.


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Lurkndog

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 09:22:42 PM »
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Too...transgressive?!? Really?

Some people have a limited tolerance for the taste of fucked up.