‘Archer: 1999’ – Sterling’s “Captain’s Log”: Cocktail Onions, Motherships and Uranus [PREVIEW]

With this week seeing FXX‘s official launch of Archer: 1999, the network isn’t wasting a single second of lead-up time – as the gang gets ready to blast off 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).

This time, we’re hearing from the ship’s captain himself… Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin)! In the following “Captain’s Log” entries, Archer emphasizes the impact lack of alcohol is having on his persona morale, why it’s called a “mothership,” and the one joke no one ever gets tired of – except Cyril (Chris Parnell):

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 virus…

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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Returning for its 10th season, Archer: 1999 features the voices of 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; 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.

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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