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(Uproxx)   Chronicling Sterling Archer's many, many injuries, ailments, and gunshot wounds. Tinnitus is going to get him in the end. Count on it   (uproxx.com) divider line 16
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2013-03-07 12:41:56 PM  
2 votes:

scottydoesntknow: new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.

To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.


Except the Rush homages on his van.
2013-03-07 03:15:18 PM  
1 votes:

ansuz07: The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.


They actually lampshade this:

Archer: Well, unless it was the creepy-old-people-bondage-sex police, why would anyone break in here and shoot him?! No answer? Okay, let's ask him.  [Pulls off mask]
Lana: Holy shiat!
Malory: Because he's Savio Mascalzone.
Archer: Uh...
Lana: Oh, for- The prime minister of Italy!
Archer: The what?! Wait, doesn't Italy use a king?
Lana: No, they don't "use a king!"
Malory: What year do you think this is?!
Archer: I... yeah, exactly. Good question.
2013-03-07 02:29:04 PM  
1 votes:
What about the broken glass he's eaten/drank?

// not counting the broken glass/sand he made Woodhouse eat
// I don't know if they grade it, but...coarse
2013-03-07 02:12:45 PM  
1 votes:

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: UNC_Samurai: scottydoesntknow: new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.

To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.

Except the Rush homages on his van.

Has he mastered 'YYZ' yet?


First of all, it's YY-zed. And second of all, no he can't get it, it's impossible.
2013-03-07 02:00:45 PM  
1 votes:

12349876: t3knomanser: I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

Adam Reed, the main guy behind Archer, started his producing/directing with Sealab 2021, a parody of the 70s Hanna Barbera show Sealab 2020, and the early episodes were done so much on the cheap that for many scenes all they did was change the lips for new words.   The style has evolved quite a bit since then, but that's the origin for it.


South Park is made on a very high end animation computer, but deliberately made to look like paper cut out and moved around. It's an artistic choice.

/I love the Archer style.
2013-03-07 01:38:52 PM  
1 votes:
Not much "shocks" me on TV, but when he said that one chick was "the Pele of anal" I literally did a spit take and had to rewind it to see if I heard it correctly.
/Love this show.
2013-03-07 01:33:19 PM  
1 votes:

liam76: t3knomanser: rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour

I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.

I avoided archer for the first two season becuase the animation was so shiatty.

After I gave it a chance, everything else you mentioned more than made up for it.


Did you avoid South Park for the same reasons? I'm actually interested.
2013-03-07 01:04:40 PM  
1 votes:
They left out that he was raped in college by his frat brother. if that's not an injury, I don't know what is.
2013-03-07 12:56:12 PM  
1 votes:

t3knomanser: rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour

I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.


Where they make up for it, IMO, is the facial expressions. Those are very well drawn and convey a level of nuance not normally found in animation.

/Barry! You asshole!
//Had to add "asshole" to Swype just now
2013-03-07 12:36:23 PM  
1 votes:

new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.


To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.
2013-03-07 12:26:52 PM  
1 votes:

amindtat: t3knomanser: The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it.

I dunno about that "owning it" part...



Same Flash style, same voice actor.


Just discovered Home Movies (they're all over youtube, btw). That show is awesome. Episode where McGurk blows out his pecs is a riot.
2013-03-07 12:26:39 PM  
1 votes:
In Japan this man would be a super star.
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2013-03-07 12:13:49 PM  
1 votes:
They missed his ocelot wounds from that train episode.
2013-03-07 11:51:18 AM  
1 votes:

rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour


I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.
2013-03-07 11:42:59 AM  
1 votes:

t3knomanser: My only problem is that it's become quite the trope on the show. They've done that so often this season.

And no, the most recent one was the one where they had to go undercover on the set of "Bastard Chef". It was "meh".



huh.  i've seen them do some of the quick "finish the sentence" jumps but last night's ep (well, to  me, at least) was the first time i can recall them doing more or less a 5 minute segment like that.  ehh.  it's cool.

i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour.  what?  the animation is amazing and the framing of scenes cinematic.

/he said, sounding like a film school douchebag
2013-03-07 11:39:18 AM  
1 votes:
One word: Woodhouse.

We'll find Archer slumped over with a used needle in his arm and a mouth full of spider webs.
 
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