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Old 07-10-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Ultra Probe in Archer

I've been catching up on an animated spy-spoof show called Archer that's on the FX network (US), and I finally noticed that the Ultra Probe schematic shows up during the opening credits.
Most of the background of the credits is composed of silhouettes of sexy babes or schematics of jet fighters/cameras/guns scrolling by quickly in the background.
Here's a capture of the Ultra Probe.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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Wow, there must be Space:1999 fans working on that show.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Wow, there must be Space:1999 fans working on that show.
Good! It is worth mentioning that Ronald Moore said that the snappy "this episode" sequence intro for each Battlestar Galactica episode was inspired by Space: 1999.
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Good! It is worth mentioning that Ronald Moore said that the snappy "this episode" sequence intro for each Battlestar Galactica episode was inspired by Space: 1999.
I remember Ronald Moore stating that. It was obvious to most Space:1999 fans that it felt so very familiar.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:34 AM   #5
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The "Vulture" from Salvage One also shows up too.

Guess I'm not the only one noticing those background easter eggs.

The show has a seventies tech retro vibe, so maybe they thought to look at sci fi hardware from the seventies.

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #6
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An interesting article on the creation of the opening sequence although no mention of the background art: http://www.artofthetitle.com/2010/03/03/archer/
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:13 AM   #7
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a very familiar looking viewscreen showed up in the latest episode of Archer

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #8
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The creators of this show must not be worried about legal action from whomever owns the rights to Space: 1999.
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I'd heard elsewhere about the the Command Centre's "cameo" in recent Archer episode; from looking over comments in this thread, those folks over there spread a wide sci-fi net indeed, and with a wonderfully-wicked sense of humor. What a long and strange road our favorite Moon continues to travel!
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ADD: To Eagle12 - love the spinning Earth globe!
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Old 20-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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Thanks, but I have to admit I stole that many, many moons ago online. Someday someone will ask me to blast it out of orbit from here.
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Old 20-04-2013, 11:04 PM   #12
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To Eagle12: You're welcome! More the proverbial sincerest form of flattery, really. Besides - one "rogue planet" out of this solar system is quite enough for the cosmos to manage! So, you keep it; it's quite nice right where it is...
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #13
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The spinning Earth globe comes from Another Time, Another Place, I think.
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