The case for allowing questions about Archer:

  • Cyborgs
  • Space travel (occasional)
  • Weird fantasy (as in illogical and unrealistic) timeline
  • Futuristic weapons and technology (in occasional episodes)
  • Frequent references to science fiction and fantasy works, especially LotR, and occasionally comic books and even Star Wars
  • It's awesome

The case against allowing questions about Archer:

  • Not strictly a science fiction or fantasy show (the show is more of an action adventure spy-themed comedy cartoon)
  • Science fiction and fantasy elements are relatively few and far between

So, are questions about Archer on topic or not?

  • I'm minded to close this as a dupe of; Are works that aren't SF per se, but have occasional SFnal elements on-topic?
    – Valorum
    Jul 1, 2015 at 23:57
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    @Richard - There's certainly a case to be made for marking this as a duplicate, but how about you let it sit and wait for others to vote on whether or not to close it as such?
    – Wad Cheber
    Jul 2, 2015 at 0:02
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    Fair enough. I'll let it stew for a while but be aware that after the community has had its say, we're almost certainly going to come back full circle.
    – Valorum
    Jul 2, 2015 at 0:26
  • @Richard - I have an answer already, so if it gets closed sooner or later, no harm will be done.
    – Wad Cheber
    Jul 2, 2015 at 0:27
  • @Richard - We'll see how the first question on the subject does.
    – Wad Cheber
    Jul 2, 2015 at 0:43

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It's basically a spoof of James Bond, and includes many of the same spy-fi elements. It's basically as on topic as Bond is.

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    Do we have an official (or at least community consensus) position on the "on-topicness" of Bond? Saying it's "basically as on topic as Bond is" doesn't help if we don't. Jul 17, 2015 at 13:39
  • @AnthonyGrist See the link in the first comment on the question.
    – user1027
    Jul 17, 2015 at 14:55

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