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 Krantz: 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

  • The above mentioned Crisis 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 !"


  • 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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