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Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:06 pm
by Mini E
Tafdolphin wrote:I wonder if they're even going to bother tying off the meta-story of the real Archer being in a coma.

Probably not at this point.


It doesn't seem so if this is set in 1999.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
by Tafdolphin
Mini E wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I wonder if they're even going to bother tying off the meta-story of the real Archer being in a coma.

Probably not at this point.

It doesn't seem so if this is set in 1999.


The idea originally was that all these disparate timelines (noir, Pulp Adventure and now 70s sci-fi) were Real(TM) Archer dreaming whilst in a coma. I suppose I always thought they'd do a final season returning to the original spy setup but apparently not.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:31 pm
by Mini E
Tafdolphin wrote:
Mini E wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I wonder if they're even going to bother tying off the meta-story of the real Archer being in a coma.

Probably not at this point.

It doesn't seem so if this is set in 1999.


The idea originally was that all these disparate timelines (noir, Pulp Adventure and now 70s sci-fi) were Real(TM) Archer dreaming whilst in a coma. I suppose I always thought they'd do a final season turning to the original spy setup but apparently not.


Yes - I assumed the same - but unless the final episode of this season involves him either waking up or dying, they seem to just have let that concept go.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:47 pm
by Lagamorph
Mini E wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I wonder if they're even going to bother tying off the meta-story of the real Archer being in a coma.

Probably not at this point.


It doesn't seem so if this is set in 1999.

I thought it was more a spin on the name of the show "Space: 1999" than anything.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm
by Qikz
Tafdolphin wrote:
Mini E wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I wonder if they're even going to bother tying off the meta-story of the real Archer being in a coma.

Probably not at this point.

It doesn't seem so if this is set in 1999.


The idea originally was that all these disparate timelines (noir, Pulp Adventure and now 70s sci-fi) were Real(TM) Archer dreaming whilst in a coma. I suppose I always thought they'd do a final season returning to the original spy setup but apparently not.


I think they are. Honestly the coma thing has worked out well for me, because I've enjoyed these odd timelines. I really liked Dangerzone.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:01 pm
by Lagamorph
At least it's never gotten as bad as Archer Vice again :dread:

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:14 am
by Tafdolphin
Qikz wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Mini E wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I wonder if they're even going to bother tying off the meta-story of the real Archer being in a coma.

Probably not at this point.

It doesn't seem so if this is set in 1999.


The idea originally was that all these disparate timelines (noir, Pulp Adventure and now 70s sci-fi) were Real(TM) Archer dreaming whilst in a coma. I suppose I always thought they'd do a final season returning to the original spy setup but apparently not.


I think they are. Honestly the coma thing has worked out well for me, because I've enjoyed these odd timelines. I really liked Dangerzone.


Yup. The spy thing was getting tired and the writers obviously wanted to move on (Archer Vice indeed) and the coma was a good way to do it. And as you say, I've enjoyed all the period pieces.

The series has never quite reached the heights of the first 2 seasons, but I'm going to miss it when it's gone.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:04 pm
by Jenuall
I'd argue that the noir season was almost on a par with Vice for shitness, but the most recent series was decent enough to keep me interested.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:38 pm
by VlaSoul
Jenuall wrote:I'd argue that the noir season was almost on a par with Vice for shitness, but the most recent series was decent enough to keep me interested.

Yo tbh I thought Vice and Noir were pretty good. Both were good changes of pace at the time and tried to tell more long form narratives, which I think they mostly did well

Danger Island, asides from a few moments, just wasn't funny to me at all

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:10 pm
by Lagamorph
Jenuall wrote:I'd argue that the noir season was almost on a par with Vice for shitness, but the most recent series was decent enough to keep me interested.

Noir had Barry to elevate it above Vice though.

Re: Archer - Danger Zone!

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 pm
by Tafdolphin
I liked Noir and Danger Island once I realised the format had changed pace and had replaced some laughs with narrative. Neither series is as funny as the earlier ones, but they're more coherent and play the characters off each other in different ways.