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Old Mar 21, '12, 5:38 am
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Love Sherlock - laughed my head off at Holmes using nicotine patches instead of smoking

BC would be an awesome Doctor Who - hope it is offered and he reconsiders :yep:


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Old Mar 21, '12, 5:53 am
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They are beyond words, I watched ten minutes of one and that was enough to make me want to almost hurl something at the screen. And mentioning my perhaps favourite American superhero yet again the Dark Knight has met Holmes many times across the years and certainly the latter got treated with a sight more respect when he appeared there than in those frankly atrocious movies. The only other recent movie I'd put up against it for sheer awfulness is 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' but only because that trashs completely a favourite comic of mine and misses the point of the source material by several thousand light years. A trait it shares with the Holmes movies.
It pains me to have to disagree with a fellow Batman/LOEG - and, I assume, Michael Moorcock - fan so explicitly*. Give the series more than ten minutes. It was made by a couple of dyed-in-the-wool Holmes fans. Let it grow on you. Give yourself time to get the references. Think on Holmes' actual character in the novels and short stories, and how it would translate into the modern world.

It's a three-patch problem, and it's worth it.





*Yes, the LOEG movie was a travesty. If they really needed to include a Twain character to get the US audience, Huck would have been more appropriate. The idea of Sawyer being a Secret Service agent was absurd. Don't even get me started on Dorian Grey being included as an invincible dandy. The "filmmakers" systematically destroyed everything that was good about the book.

Then they wonder why Alan Moore won't support movie adaptations of his work.
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Old Mar 21, '12, 6:13 am
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I was referencing the awful movie adaptions with Downey rather than the BBC series. I have not really watched the BBC series so I'd withhold judgement until I had seen more of it. The recent movies about Holmes though are awful in my view.

My favourite Moore quote on his work been adapted for the screen is when someone connected with the V for Vendetta adaption said they hoped he would be watching it on his DVD in London and Moore responded he doesn't live in London. As they would have known if they had taken a moment to research his background and not tried pandered to a stereotyped view of England. No-one has ever succeeded in translating any of his works to the screen with the spirit of the work surviving. The Watchmen movie was a curate's egg at best and it's among the least worst adaptions.
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I was referencing the awful movie adaptions with Downey rather than the BBC series. I have not really watched the BBC series so I'd withhold judgement until I had seen more of it. The recent movies about Holmes though are awful in my view.
Sorry. In that case, you should check out Sherlock for a welcome surprise.

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My favourite Moore quote on his work been adapted for the screen is when someone connected with the V for Vendetta adaption said they hoped he would be watching it on his DVD in London and Moore responded he doesn't live in London. As they would have known if they had taken a moment to research his background and not tried pandered to a stereotyped view of England. No-one has ever succeeded in translating any of his works to the screen with the spirit of the work surviving. The Watchmen movie was a curate's egg at best and it's among the least worst adaptions.
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I have not really watched the BBC series so I'd withhold judgement until I had seen more of it.
I think that it might rather depend on whether you like the works of Mark Gatiss.
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They should do a Star Trek/Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover - that might prove entertaing, but I can imagine numerous fanboys dieing of a pleasure centre overload. Jack the Ripper could connect all three as he's featured in each universe in some capacity, but that's predictable.
Maybe Jack and Professor Moriarity could join forces?
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Yeah this how is great. I was expecting it to be terrible, well was I wrong. The next season is on PBS in a couple of months I think, can't wait.
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The new season starts this Sunday.

To anyone who is curious, here is a clip of the first seven minutes:

http://www.facebook.com/masterpiecep...92393504173109
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The new season starts this Sunday.

To anyone who is curious, here is a clip of the first seven minutes:

http://www.facebook.com/masterpiecep...92393504173109
Thanks for posting this! I let my older two kids know and they are beyond excited!
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I think that it might rather depend on whether you like the works of Mark Gatiss.
Love Gatiss and own his novels.
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Thanks for posting this! I let my older two kids know and they are beyond excited!
Some people are not going to like how they resolve the cliff hanger. I thought it was great.
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Love Gatiss and own his novels.
Not familiar with Gatiss writings, but he is excellent as Mycroft -- and his guest appearance on the season finale of the REAL Being Human wasn't bad either.
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Hello. I love this show but I've only been able to watch the first three episodes. Where can I download the new episodes? I live in Toronto, Canada.
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Not familiar with Gatiss writings, but he is excellent as Mycroft -- and his guest appearance on the season finale of the REAL Being Human wasn't bad either.
Oh! I missed the "Being Human" role! My daughter and I kept up until the last season, which we have DVR'ed (I hope we still do!). She really liked "The Fades."
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Hello. I love this show but I've only been able to watch the first three episodes. Where can I download the new episodes? I live in Toronto, Canada.
BBC Canada aired the series in February. If you can pick up any PBS channels from the U.S. you can watch the show starting this Sunday.
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