Also, Bakula seems far more lively and nuanced as MU Archer than our Archer.
I suspect Bakula had a lot of fun playing an antihero for a change. I knew of him, and had probably seen him on Murphy Brown
, but didn't really take much notice until he did the horror film Lord of Illusion
, and thought he did well in it.
I didn't notice MU-Archer's hairstyle change, though I'm pretty dense about that sort of thing, as my ex-wife could tell you.