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Series Four Episode Discussion

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Canon References In BBC Sherlock


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#401 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:45 PM

Question for those of you who know your Holmes:  Is "Uncle Rudy" borrowed from Conan Doyle?

 

The reason I ask is, in addition to Mycroft's reference to a cross-dressing Uncle Rudy in "Last Vow," sfmpco noticed yesterday that Laurie R. King's Holmes has an Uncle Rudy (in the current short story, "The Marriage of Mary Russell").  It would appear that either A] King borrowed Rudy from Moftiss (in apparent exchange for their borrowing her title "Monstrous Regiment of Women"); or B] they both borrowed him from canon (or at least, from elsewhere).

 

So -- is Uncle Rudy ACD canon?  Or more broadly, was he ever mentioned in a Holmesian context before "Last Vow"?

 

To be precise, the King story mentions a Cousin Rudy, rather than an uncle.  Still, suspicious.  Maybe he's Rudy, Jr.?


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#402 jadpdr

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:56 PM

No way! There's no Uncle or Cousin Rudy in all 56 stories and four novelettes!
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#403 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:06 PM

No way! There's no Uncle or Cousin Rudy in all 56 stories and four novelettes!


Please note that I was referring to "the King story" -- i.e., the story by Laurie R. King that sfmpco had mentioned.

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#404 jadpdr

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:10 PM

Sorry, anything which was not written by ACD doesn't count as far as I'm concerned! As if we didn't have enough trouble with the highly improbable concoctions of the two alleged fanboys already!
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#405 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:19 PM

Sorry, anything which was not written by ACD doesn't count as far as I'm concerned!


We each choose our own fields of interest. Some of us enjoy reading and discussing other adaptations of the Holmes universe -- such as King's novels. Admittedly, they're not capital-C Canon, so we're a bit off-topic (even though the discussion did start with a Canon question). If anyone wants to continue this discussion, let's take it to the King thread.
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#406 Inge l-w

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:06 PM

Yes, please, please, please continue with ACD canon references! There is so much chaff out there in Sherlock novels, novelettes, comics even, that it cannot be properly separated from the wheat any more!
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#407 Ellis

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 06:21 AM

One of my favourites is in ASiB, during the Buckingham Palace, when Sherlock's client's intermediary walks in while Mycroft is saying, "Your client is..." (or something like that) and the intermediary says, "Illustrious. In every way." (again, probably not exactly) I immediately knew that was taken from 'Re Illustrious Client'!!
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