If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/17/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Phoebe’s Choice

Last week’s installment of Archer: 1999 began with a classic Archer scene. Lana needed help landing the spaceship as they entered an alien environment to respond to a distress signal, but Archer was busy looking for the maraschino cherries he needed for his Whiskey Sour. Archer then spilled his half-made drink on the console, making the ship barrel down into an actual crash. As they rumbled to a stop, a jar rolled to his feet, and he stated calmly, “Never mind. Found the cherries.” CUT TO CREDITS

When we got back from commercial break, they discovered the fuel cell was shot, and their comms were down so they couldn’t call Mallory for backup. Everyone was worried, but Archer placed faith in his blind luck. This faith was supported by the fact he stumbled off a short cliff right into the ship they were searching for. Inside the wreckage, they find doubles of themselves, sans Krieger, with a bald Archer. Based on these doppelgängers Krieger concluded they were from a different dimension. They happened to find a fuel cell, rammed in the bald dead Archer’s rectum, but also were being chased by a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex, because of course. In the jungle, they met the double of Krieger, who agreed that it was probably a multi-verse crossover of some sort, but he also informed them that the T-Rex could camouflage into the environment like a chameleon. After a “he’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?” moment, the second Krieger was summarily eaten. Things only got resolved when Archer got back to the ship and battled the beast with the weapons and engine thrusters of the ship. Once back in space, Mallory informed them that the other crew were actually clones. Twice the productivity! Also she was happy she could write off the deaths of the other crew and their ship, making the adventure profitable to her bottom line.

This was another solid episode in the 1999 sci-fi run that this season is. It wasn’t the best, and a lot of the jokes required call-back knowledge from the first nine seasons, but it’s not like they are seeking new viewers now. This show is at a cult status, and if we get an eleventh season, it will not be made to attract new viewers. An interesting development in that question of “do we get a next season” has arisen. Since this one began, a ninth episode was added to the order, called “Robert DeNiro.” As the plot listed seems to indicate more Archer: 1999, it may not be the final episode of the series. We expect that the last episode would have to revolve around the end of Archer’s coma. They may wait till the close of this season to tell us, but I am once more hopeful this show will live on!

On tonight’s episode, “Space Pirates,” a voyage home gets interrupted by an alien battle cruiser carrying precious cargo.

Find out more about the “precious” cargo tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Krypton & Florida Girls, ’cause holy crap this show is funny.

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