Geeks






Archives
August 2015 (20)
July 2015 (24)
June 2015 (26)
May 2015 (31)
April 2015 (21)
March 2015 (25)
February 2015 (18)
January 2015 (13)
December 2014 (16)
November 2014 (13)
October 2014 (21)
September 2014 (33)
August 2014 (22)
July 2014 (32)
June 2014 (31)
May 2014 (20)
April 2014 (18)
March 2014 (14)
February 2014 (20)
January 2014 (23)
December 2013 (12)
November 2013 (16)
October 2013 (29)
September 2013 (26)
August 2013 (21)
July 2013 (23)
June 2013 (18)
May 2013 (39)
April 2013 (23)
March 2013 (33)
February 2013 (21)
January 2013 (22)
December 2012 (18)
November 2012 (17)
October 2012 (28)
September 2012 (20)
August 2012 (22)
July 2012 (38)
June 2012 (28)
May 2012 (31)
April 2012 (22)
March 2012 (33)
February 2012 (27)
January 2012 (13)
December 2011 (17)
November 2011 (15)
October 2011 (23)
September 2011 (24)
August 2011 (26)
July 2011 (33)
June 2011 (17)
May 2011 (34)
April 2011 (19)
March 2011 (18)
February 2011 (16)
January 2011 (11)
December 2010 (16)
November 2010 (12)
October 2010 (19)
September 2010 (12)
August 2010 (16)
July 2010 (16)
June 2010 (5)
May 2010 (2)
April 2010 (4)
March 2010 (3)
February 2010 (8)
January 2010 (5)
December 2009 (3)
November 2009 (3)
October 2009 (4)
September 2009 (1)
August 2009 (4)
July 2009 (4)
June 2009 (2)
May 2009 (4)
April 2009 (3)
March 2009 (4)
February 2009 (10)
January 2009 (12)
December 2008 (5)
November 2008 (4)
October 2008 (4)
September 2008 (1)
August 2008 (3)
May 2008 (4)
April 2008 (8)
March 2008 (5)
February 2008 (18)
January 2008 (3)
Further archives from 2008 and 2009 are available at the old Wordpress site. Click the logo below to break into the old apartment.

Latest Posts

Comic-Con 2011: Animated Or Live, Archer Is Always Vulgar and Always Awesome

The majority of Archer's amazing voice cast joined creator Adam Reed for their panel at Comic-Con 2011.

The FX show's Q&A, moderated by AV Club editor Todd Van Der Werff, was proceeded by a screening of the first new episode of season three, entitled "Heart of Archness". The premiere is part of a three-episode mini-arc airing in September. There's some spoiler-y details to the plot of the episode, but here are the important things to know:

  • It centers around the attempted rescue of a main character from a remote island
  • It features a major cameo from voice-acting demigod Patrick Warburton and comic goldmine David Cross
  • Um, it's still Archer


Considering all of the above, clearly the new episode is amazing. It's everything you could want from the Archer premier, and the remaining two-thirds of the mini-arc sound very promising.

When the lights went up, Van Der Werff introduced Reed, Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis), Judy Greer (Cheryl) and Amber Nash (Pam). After a small handful of questions, they went to the floor and took questions from the fans.

The first thing that was evident during the panel is how much the cast and Reed enjoy working together, as they were frequently bantering or riffing on each other's answers. The second noticeable detail was that Jon Benjamin can never be overexposed. With two animated shows, both with Comic-Con panels this weekend (Bob's Burgers comes up tomorrow), and his own sketch show on Comedy Central, you might think the man is spread too thin. Rather, he just seems to be a font of neverending comedy, as he comanded this room from the minute his name was announced. He let everyone have it - from Van Der Werff to Parnell to the fans asking questions. I might have wanted to hear more from supporting players like Greer and Nash, but with Reed and Benjamin driving the panel, it was one of the most entertaining experiences of the Con so far.

Some highlights from the Q&A:

  • Ideas batted around for season three locations include "space" and Morocco, not necessarily in that order.
  • This season will feature an episode that delves into the backstory of gay ISIS agent Ray Gilette (voiced by Reed)
  • Reed has considered a feature-length production of Archer, but he says it's up to FX executives. In the context of this question, he was also asked about a live-action series, but it wasn't clear if his answer covered both.
  • Reed's tongue-in-cheek goal for Season Three is to be "almost as good as Season Two."
  • He has never had to receive notes from the cast about offensive lines. In fact, none of the cast could think of a time when they were uncomfortable spouting the series' trademark absurdist filth.  However, he DOES have to occasionally explain Jessica Walter's lines (for example, "chum guzzler") to her before she records.
  • Whore Island is based on Amelia Island, Florida (not really)
  • One person actually got a question in about Reed's previous series, Frisky Dingo (a personal favorite of mine). Reed said season three of FD would have featured Killface back on his home planet struggling to adjust as the heir to the throne (think Henry V), with Xander playing second fiddle.



Posted in: Television