Wodehouse on Conan Doyle. I have noted before, while reading Right Ho, Jeeves, how much it draws from and parodies the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In fact, the whole book can be read as if Bertie Wooster is Sherlock Holmes, or at least that he imagines himself to be. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog
on Jun 10, 2014 -
is running around modern day London. Airing Sundays on BBC1
, The BBC has reinvented the master dectective and his sidekick for 2010. Sherlock is cast as a modern day "high functioning sociopath" while Watson is a former army doctor with PSTD returned from Afghanistan. It has been written and created by Doctor Who writers Mark Gatiss
and Steven Moffat
Reviews are in
and the update is a stellar success. The series has been sold worldwide, however UK viewers can watch with BBC iplayer. Rumor has it that those unwilling to wait for release can find alternative sources for viewing.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Aug 2, 2010 -
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
, featuring "the largest collection of Holmesian graphics
online", a Scholars' Wing featuring essays and articles
Arthur Conan Doyle's champion of logic and reason is the antithesis of the author's spiritualist beliefs. In his will
(5.B), Doyle left sums of money to the Spiritualist Alliance of London and the Psychic College stating "...these institutions represent the most important religious movement that this world now holds". His belief in the occult
and in particular fairies
is surprising, yet somewhat understandable considering the era
in which he lived.
posted by sluglicker
on Feb 27, 2007 -
It's Elementary Watson
Apple is a big fat thief, and stealing fromthe third-party devleopers it claims to support no less. An Apple faithful, this ticks me off.
Apple stole the look, very features and functions of a shareware app called Watson and put it into Sherlock3.
Watson is the the very product Apple itself named a few months ago as the "Most Innovative Mac OS X Software". So, they know it exists and what it does, and instead off topping it, they took it. Pure and simple.
Did Apple pay for this? Did they buy them out? Did they even ask? Nope.
is the final word from Watson's developer. Man they sound mad. I know I am. If anyone can get the word out, MF can.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Jul 18, 2002 -