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All Right, Spock

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  • Favorite series 1 episode
    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Reichenbach Fall
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Sign of Three
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Final Problem

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  1. I've been confused by this for a while. In Sherlock it's les-tre-de, but in Jeremy Brett it's les-tra-de. And if that wasn't confusing enough, in Stephen Fry's Audible narration, he initially says Les-tre-de and then changes to les-tra-de midway through. In my head it's les tra-de. I honestly don't know.
  2. Yep!! I'm a huge Trekkie. I love this quote because I have always interpreted it as being a reference to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, in which Spock says "An ancestor of mine once said that when you have eliminated the impossible what ever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." (or something to that effect) Canonically, Spock (my favourite TV & film character) and Sherlock Holmes (my favourite literary character) are related. Yay. Then again, maybe John is just pointing out that Sherlock is taking the whole "no emotions" thing a bit too far and is acting like a psychotic weirdo. Either way it's cool.
  3. Sorry, I think the show can only be accessed by purchasing via Amazon or Audible. I highly recommend all of the adaptions. They take canon Holmes and bring something new to it - there's often added dialogue and scenes that aren't in the books but that fit perfectly. I also recommend The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes. Same actor portrays Holmes, but they're pastiches written by Bert Coules, taken from references in the original canon. They are some of the best Holmes pastiches I have ever read, they replicate ACD's style perfectly, while raising some serious issues, and the ending is really heartwarming.
  4. The piece played at the end of the episode is very pretty. I have tried to find the name of it, but I can't seem to find any website or book that tells the name of the piece. Any help is welcome.
  5. I'll keep this simple, so out of all mainstream actors to portray Holmes in radio plays, television shows, and movies but not as a cameo, i.e Data pretending to be Sherlock Holmes in Star Trek The Next Generation doesn't count. Actors like Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Basil Rathbone, Clive Merrison et cetera. I'm sure this has been posted elsewhere on this forum, but I couldn't find it. If anyone says their favourite actor to portray Holmes is Will Ferrel, I will be disappointed. Personally, my favourite actor to portray Holmes in any medium is Clive Merrison in the BBC radio plays. He sounds exactly like I imagined Holmes would in my head. My favourite actor to portray Holmes in television is Jeremy Brett, with Benedict Cumberbatch coming a close second. Tell me what you think.
  6. I have read the entire canon back to back at least 8 times. My favourite novel is "The Hound Of The Baskervilles", because it's one of the only truly scary Holmes stories. It has likeable characters and a compelling plot, and ACD gives the reader enough information that they can figure out who the killer is by themselves. It's a classic. My favourite collection of stories is Memoirs, because of stories like The Musgrave Ritual, The Reigate Squires, The Crooked Man and The Final Problem, but my favourite story is either The Dancing Men or (ACD's favourite - ) The Speckled Band. That being said, I truly love all sixty of the stories and I can quote whole passages from my favourites because I've listened to the audiobooks so many times. I tend to grit my teeth a little at the overt racism in The Three Gables though. Even though this was socially accepted in Victorian times, the story was published in 1926, which makes it a little harder to forgive.
  7. I have three favourite stories tied for first place in my mind. They are "The Dancing Men", "The Speckled Band" and "The Final Problem". Conan Doyle at his very best.
  8. I've only just got into reading online forums, as most of my friends have little knowledge about my interests. It's great to be able to converse with people who have discovered the wonderful world of Sherlock Holmes. I first discovered the Sherlock Holmes canon when I was nine years old, and I remember perfectly the first story i read, as it is still one of my favourites. My father gave me a copy of The Hound Of The Baskervilles for my birthday. i was soon hooked, and since then i have read all of the Sherlock Holmes canon multiple times, read countless pastiches, watched all of the Granada adaptions starring Jeremy Brett, and listened to all of the BBC radio dramas. two years ago I started watching the BBC series "Sherlock" and I was greatly impressed with how the writers had incorporated the original stories into modern day London. Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes was excellent, and although the character originated in the gas-lit streets of Victorian London, he fit perfectly into the more familiar modern day. The story behind my username is this: I have been watching Star Trek for as long as I can remember. I have seen all of The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. i'm currently watching the new series, Star Trek: Picard as well as Star Trek: Discovery. I've seen all the movies, and read lots of trashy spin-off novels, as well as a few good ones. i am through and through, a true "Trekkie", so imagine my delight, when watching Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, i saw Spock, my favourite character, quoting Sherlock Holmes! His precise words were: “An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the solution.” This means of course, as I am sure you know, that Spock is canonically descended from Sherlock Holmes. In the 2009 J.J Abrams reboot of Star Trek, Spock also paraphrased this quote, though he gives no reference to his ancestry. (He could be descended from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but let's forget that, because its way less interesting, and anyway, ACD was a spiritualist, and in my opinion, there is no way Spock would quote someone who was so easily duped by the most fraudulent of tricks. Moving on.) when i watched Sherlock for the second time, i payed close attention to the script, hoping to pick up some more subtle references to the original canon that had escaped my notice the first time. in S2E2, The Hounds Of Baskerville, Sherlock goes on a bit of a deductive rant, and finishes by rambling on about how he has always been able to distance himself from his emotions. John responds to this, saying "All right, Spock". This is either a reference to Star Trek VI, Star Trek (2009), or maybe he's just making the point of the similarities between the reasoning, cold 'high functioning sociopath' and the (mostly) emotionless Vulcan. I'm new to online forums. Is it normal to post such a long essay? LLAP.
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