"And yes, I get that sexuality is fluid and all of that, but honestly, can't they just do it and get it over with? Either that, or shut up about it." Are Sherlock and Watson Gonna Bone, or What? [more inside]
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]
In 1984, Grenada Television
produced a television series called Sherlock Holmes
. The famous detective has been portrayed by numerous people including Robert Downey Jr.
, Basil Rathbone
, and Benedict Cumberbatch
, but British actor Jeremy Brett
played one of the most holmesian detectives ever put to screen. Brett
was known for his passion and skill as Holmes
, as well as the humor and grace that he brought to the role. He was accompanied by a Watson played by David Burke
, no slouch himself in accompanying the consulting detective. Granada was able to adapt 42 of Conan Doyle's stories during the show's ten year lifespan. Below is the entirety of the series on various youtube channels. [more inside]
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
is available online in its entirety
. Filmed in Winnipeg and set in the fictional Canadian town of Redington, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
followed the work of Sherlock's teenage great grand-niece and her friend Bo Sawchuk, with classmate Molly Hardy (Moriarty) serving as a recurring antagonist. Known for
its intelligent characters
, the show's original 52 episode run has been translated into nine additional languages and aired in over 80 countries. [more inside]
A Guide to Writing Sherlockian-Tea Habits.
In which EnigmaticPenguin (of death) schools fanfiction authors in correct English tea theory and practice. Follow up: Biscuits.
In the cufflink of Sherlock Holmes, as depicted in this stamp
, you will find the first clue. (It's the letter O.)
In the remaining stamps in this collection
you will find the remaining clues, which spell a five-letter word. [more inside]
While there has been quite a few pastiches, parodies, and new stories by fans of Sherlock Holmes
over the years, there has been no new works to be placed in the canon of Sherlock Holmes
since the final collection
was published in 1927. But that is going to change in 2011: Anthony Horowitz has been chosen by Arthur Conan Doyle's estate to write an official Sherlock Holmes novel
is the author of the Alex Rider
series of young adult spy novels, The Power of Five
series of fantasy suspense novels, and a number of TV writing credits
. Until then, enjoy digital copies of the Sherlock Holmes canon, and then some. [more inside]
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.
An excellent set of illustrations from a French Sherlock Holmes collection.
Let us attempt to sleuth out the stories to which these great little pieces of art belong.
Sherlock Holmes and the Murder of Lord Waterbrook.
Excellent new Russian animation (well, kinda new, anyway). Here's part 2
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.
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.
I'm feeling the pull of a convergence...
Check this out. Additional support for QuickTime content in Oracle's interMedia databases will allow you to search and retrieve streaming media content, using - and get this kids... - Sherlock 2
. Color me enabled.