Space Pirates
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Series Information
Series Archer
Season No. Season 10
Episode Information
Episode No. 7
Original Air Date July 17, 2019
Written by Kelly Galuska
Production Code XAR010007
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Archer 1999: "Space Pirates" is the seventh episode of Season 10, and the one hundred and eighth episode overall.



A voyage home gets interrupted by an alien battle cruiser carrying precious cargo.


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Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Gene Kranz: Ray says he needs his "Crisis Management Vest," and we see one hanging in his closet. This is a reference to Flight Director Gene Krantz at NASA who wore vests hand-made by his wife Marta for each mission he commanded beginning with Gemini 4 in 1962. This was featured in the Ron Howard film Apollo 13 (1995) .
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • "space cowboy": Arguably both a reference to Cowboy Bebop (1998) and Firefly (2002) as some of the more influential creative works with the space western central theme.
  • Firefly (2002)
    • Cheryl closes her eyes to make two stunning ace shots near the door in the same vein as River in "War Stories."

Running Gags / CallbacksEdit

  • Crisis Vest - the above mentioned vest is also a callback to S1E7 "Skytanic "; Ray is wearing his Crisis Vest when helping Lana and Archer to defuse the bomb on the Excelsior.
  • "Space ocelots!" Archer has a fascination with ocelots. The gag began in S2, E10, "El Secuestro", when Archer finds Babou in the Tunt mansion. Babou makes another appearance in S3, E6, "The Limited".
  • "Baby crazy". In the first ever episode, Archer claims he broke up with Lana because "she is baby crazy". This episode revives both Archer's claim that he is put off by Lana's desire to settle down and have a child and Lana's denial that she wants a baby.
  • Pirates - Space pirates is a callback to season 3, which Archer spent mostly as a prisoner of pirates (or as a pirate king, depending on how you look at it).


  • Reality (Non-Dream): Archer remains in a coma brought upon by the events of Deadly Velvet: Part II] (s7e10)
  • Dream / Reality Crossover:
    • (Dream) ... / (Reality) ...
  • Dream (Non-Reality):


  • non-cultural reference; misc information etc


  • Extra details, joke techniques, themes ideas will link to another set of pages.


First AppearancesEdit


Archer: “Shit, we’ve only got seven minutes to get off this death star - lower case d, lower case s.”




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