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Re: Sherlock series 2

Postby The Nimon » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:16 pm

LizR wrote:He stayed dead until public protest forced Conan Doyle to resurrect him, if I remember correctly. First, after Holmes "died", ACD wrote "The Hound of the Baskervilles" which was set before "The Final Problem" and hence was a "legitimate" Holmes story in that the detective could remain "dead" - but then he relented and revealed that Holmes hadn't died after all. And then he went on to write some of his best stories.... A fate curiously copied by Ian Fleming over 50 years later, who killed off James Bond in "From Russia with love" - also giving him a formidable antagonist - and then relented, brought him back to life, and went on to write some of his best stories.

Oddly enough I consider the quintessentially English heroes to be...

Sherlock Holmes
James Bond*
and
Doctor Who**

...all of whom have died and been resurrected, as it were.

*OK, I admit that Bond is actually half Scottish and half Swiss.
**You know who I mean. And I admit he's really from some place 250 million light years away.


Yes you're spot on. Doyle wanted to write a ghost story when he did Hounds but needed a Detective for it so reluctantly brought back Holmes, though you'll notice that he's hardly in the story. He was then offered a lot of money by a US publisher to bring Holmes back, which he did, not sure if he would have done if money had not been involved though.
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Debbie Chazen in Sherlock

Postby stevefreestone » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:34 pm

My God doesn't she look different now?

(She was also in the Titanic Doctor Who ep.)
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Re: Debbie Chazen in Sherlock

Postby Llamastrangler » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:32 pm

Blimey, I just suddenly realised who you mean! It never occurred to me that it was her.
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Re: Debbie Chazen in Sherlock

Postby The Ginger Cat » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:25 am

Seeing as this thread's kinda 'bout "Sherlock" I'll stick this here.

Apparently Steven Moffat has won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for "Sherlock".

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/emmys-2014-sherlock-wins-big-4107696
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Re: Debbie Chazen in Sherlock

Postby Heccypoo » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:15 am

Moffat's ego will be extra inflated...

Actually, in most of the interviews I've seen of him, he comes across as a nice enough man.

I just don't like his writing or rather, how it's developed during his run on Doctor Who.
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Re: Debbie Chazen in Sherlock

Postby Llamastrangler » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:46 pm

Very well deserved:)
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Sherlock - Series 4

Postby FordTimelord » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:39 pm

Trailer aired recently at Comic Con.

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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby Heccypoo » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:13 pm

I don't give a flying f*ck about Sherlock...
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby The Ginger Cat » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:07 pm

Heccypoo wrote:I don't give a flying f*ck about Sherlock...


Was that the f*ck last seen flying somewhere over Reichenbach Falls. :lol:
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby Heccypoo » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:29 pm

The Ginger Cat wrote:
Heccypoo wrote:I don't give a flying f*ck about Sherlock...


Was that the f*ck last seen flying somewhere over Reichenbach Falls. :lol:


No, it couldn't fly past the massive forehead of Stephen Moffhack's hugely oversized head, to reach The Reichenbach Falls....
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby The Ginger Cat » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:10 am

Seem's to have sent a fair few "Sherlock" fans in a tizzy over on Twitter...

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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby The Krynoid Man » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:38 am

I've never understood the rabidness of the Sherlock fans. It's a good mystery series that does a decent job updating the characters to modern times, but it's not that good. I have to assume it's either women who fancy Cucumberpatch or people who think that because the writing is vaguely clever, they are clever for they watch it, even though they are actually quite stupid because if they were clever they'd know that's the writing isn't as clever as they seem to think to is (although it's more intelligent than most of the rubbish on British TV at the moment, which possibly explains the confusion).
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby LizR » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:39 am

I managed to parse your last post, do I get a prize?

(Oh, and I agree...)
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby Allons-y » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:31 am

The Ginger Cat wrote:Seem's to have sent a fair few "Sherlock" fans in a tizzy over on Twitter...

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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby Zarius » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:49 pm

Six Thatchers airs at 8:30 PM on New Years Day.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH0tB0P_mYg

Finale is "The Final Problem" and will air on the 15th. It will also be screened in cinemas.
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby LizR » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:14 am

I thought they already did "The Final Problem" (or their version of it?)
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby Zarius » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:57 pm

LizR wrote:I thought they already did "The Final Problem" (or their version of it?)


They did, I suspect this title has something to do with bringing everything back full circle to the Moriarty stuff, as according to Moriarty in "Reichenbach", the final problem was "staying alive"
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby Zarius » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:58 pm

Anyone tune in for Six Thatchers?

As with the last couple of episodes, it's only about the cases for about five minutes before it becomes all about the soap opera again. Slightly disappointing, but it wasn't as cheesy as Mark's last Sherlock either and is still leagues better than much of what he does for Doctor Who
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby TheDentistOfDavros » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:21 pm

Well it was very disappointing. It was all going well when they were focusing on a good self-contained mystery but then as soon as Sherlock smashed the head and the pearl wasn't there it all went downhill (or off a very, very large cliff).

If I wanted to watch soppy relationship dramas I'd watch bloody Eastenders!

If they decide to focus on the plot and storytelling instead of the "emotional drama" the next episode could be a return to form. It's a shame because that was the first episode of Sherlock that I've really been disappointed by.
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Re: Sherlock - Series 4

Postby The Nimon » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:18 pm

I rather liked it one bit made perfect sense to me (The end bit but won't give spoilers) as that is hinted at in the original books.
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