‘Archer: 1999’ – Sterling Owns Up to His Inner-Captain Kirk [PREVIEW]

Over the past few weeks, the fine folks at FXX have treated fans to both an official trailer and enough previews for Archer: 1999 to make it feel like a public screening of the season – all meant to get viewers psyched about the gang’s upcoming trip across time and space (and genres) ahead of its May 29th return. Now we’re getting yet another look at what fans can expect when The World’s Worst Spy Agency (still keeping out fingers crossed it gets back to that someday) takes to space to save the day (and cause as much damage as they can in the process).

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In the following teaser, we learn two very important things about the upcoming season: Lana and Sterling were once married (a nod to FOX’s The Orville?)… and that ended the moment Archer started channeling his inner-Captain Kirk:

https://youtu.be/0syZbWpxAKM

In the following teaser – which puts Cheryl/Carol Tunt’s priorities on full display:

https://youtu.be/PpSHl1itZcE

In this preview, Krieger proves why he’s the best person to go to about space safety. Probably.

https://youtu.be/PiZEWAx2RVM

Sterling knows who the scapegoat should be if/when things go wrong…

https://youtu.be/eWOJpdpplfk

Here, viewers are taught a very important lesson in not arousing giant rock monsters…

The series writers have been taking full advantage of the “It’s all in Archer’s head” theme, using it to their advantage to offer diferent takes on the characters, new environments, and unique storyline situations. In the past, Archer and the crew have found themselves in the film noir/dime novel detective-themed Archer: Dreamland. From there, it was a South Pacific world filled with spies, smuggling, and danger in Archer: Danger Island.

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Here’s a look at the official trailer for Archer: 1999, shining a spotlight on the humorous side of sci-fi films like Alien – with our “special” team (in every sense of the word) of agents breaking beyond the bonds of Earth to spread humanity’s message across the universe.

You know? Like a disease…

https://youtu.be/K9Mp8kvnaAg

Archer: 1999 is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other? Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.

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The FXX series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as hard-drinking Captain Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler as Archer’s Co-Captain and short-tempered ex-wife, Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother and ball of energy, Malory Archer; Judy Greer as the eagle-eye fighter pilot, Cheryl/Carol Tunt; Chris Parnell as the attention-seeking First Mate, Cyril Figgis; Amber Nash as the crew’s rock monster muscle, Pam Poovey; Adam Reed as the out-of-place-in-space courtesan, Ray Gillette; and Lucky Yates as the synthetic human with questionable morals, Algernop Krieger.

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FXX’s Archer: 1999 (the show’s 10th season return) premieres Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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