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#61 Hikari

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:48 PM

 

 

For no other reason than because I was bored and watching clips on YouTube and that some great little videos had been posted on this thread by Artemis I thought that I’d add this late little clip. You will all of seen this but it’s always worth a look )in my opinion) So I give you, without a shadow of a doubt (again, in my opinion [but I’m right🙂] the real Sherlock Holmes.

https://youtu.be/dnpD27msy8Q


Ah, the inimitable Mr. Brett. I concur, sir.

Though, can I air a beef about the set design of 221b in that show? In its favor, there was a great bow window overlooking Baker Street . . . but the rest of it was very cramped and fussy and on the whole looked much more feminine than masculine, with all those pale colors and floral fabrics and bric-a-brac. Very claustrophobic in feeling. I love the moments chez home in the BBC show, but for this Granada pair, I preferred the cases that took them outside and away from all that chintz. That sitting room was highly uncomfortable-looking. The wall where SH shot the VR in bullet holes is an embarrassment.

Victorian’s certainly did have a tendency toward clutter. No minimalist living there.

 

 

Well, when one employed several maids, both upstairs and down, one had to ensure enough work to keep them occupied all day by having tons of furniture and items which required continual dusting. 

 

I never felt that set reflected the character of Sherlock Holmes.  He would have imposed himself on his space, but that fussy set felt like it was imposing itself on its inhabitants.  Watson was just lucky to have a bedroom to himself that had not been taken over by his roommate's cr*p, but the sitting room looks like an overstocked island of 'Cr*p that Mrs. Hudson Doesn't Have Room for At Hers but Won't Get Rid Of--Mr. Holmes Can Have It!"
 


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#62 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:52 PM

Ah, the advantages of having a tenant!  :D


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#63 Arcadia

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:57 AM

I have no idea, but apparently it was! January 6, 2230. I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave him the January 6th birthdate because his character was modeled a bit after Sherlock Holmes.

Edit: Just read this article, which was kinda interesting (unrelated to the birthday discussion). 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Mr. Spock

 

I blush to admit I knew all of those but #3.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

I didn't know that one either -- and I'm glad they dropped it.  He was called a "machine" often enough without it being literally half-true.  Much more relatable to make him a vegetarian.

 

In fact, there were several of those that I'd never heard before (or had forgotten).  Some of them run counter to what Roddenberry claimed, so I'm not sure whether to believe them or not.  (Not that I believe everything that GR ever said!)


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:20 AM

Which ones? Run counter to GR, I mean.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:52 AM

Well, to the best of my recollection:

 

1.  GR said that the first time he saw LN, he thought "someday I'm gonna do a science fiction show, and put pointed ears on that guy."  While I would not take that literally, I don't recall ever hearing that anyone else was offered the role first.  Kelley was apparently GR's first choice for McCoy, but the Powers That Were didn't think he could hack it, so a couple of other actors played the Chief Medical Officer before him (one in each pilot).  I heard that Landau was on a list of Other Actors Who Could Play Vulcans that they drew up when LN was wanting a pay raise or something.  And I'm not too sure how seriously to take the article (especially that paragraph) if they can't even spell "Ahuru."

 

3.  As discussed already.  Yeesh!

 

5.  Not sure if I'd heard that one or not.  (But it does sound like Shatner, so I'm perfectly willing to believe it.)

 

7.  While it does seem to be true that Nimoy was uncertain about playing Spock again, and also that they talked him into it by offering him a juicy death scene, it is (according to Nimoy) most emphatically *not* true that he insisted on dying, or that it was in his contract.  Not that the article said that it was; just thought I'd mention that because it was a popular rumor (and to keep the odd numbered pattern going).

 

9.  They're contradicting themselves here.  The headline has *Spock* dying in SF, whereas the paragraph explains that they filmed the scene where Spock dies on the Genesis Planet in Golden Gate Park.  Let's not confuse fiction with reality, folks!

 


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

Yeah, that last one was a bit of bait 'n' switch, imo.


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