Now, I’m very aware that Sherlock has not yet aired in the US. I would advise only reading this article if you have seen the new episode (series 3 – episode 1; aired January 1st, 2014) since there will be **SPOILERS**. Worry not, US Sherlock fans, the new episode will air on PBS on Sunday, January 19th, 2014.
LTTP (Late To The Party) will be a new feature series on Nerd-Base. The general idea is to feature something that we missed as it was happening, but finally got around to watching after having it recommended repeatedly. In the inguinal article I’m covering BBC’s Sherlock. Continue reading →
So, CBS has released a sort of behind-the-scenes/teaser/trailer for the American iteration of “Sherlock”.
<pause while the fan boys n’ girls start pissing vinegar>
Personally, I like Johnny Lee Miller. So does Benedict Cumberbatch! They’re buddies IRL and have spent a good deal of time doing an amazing performance of “Frankenstein” where they’d switch off back and forth playing both Creator and Monster.
So it’s said, Miller has received not only the blessings, but some advice on the character Cumberbatch has so wonderfully portrayed. From the trailer above, I quite like it, sure, as a long time “Holmes” fan (I read the books, watched the movies and tv shows as a kid), I have my reservations, but I’m not going to dismiss it. The character has been re-invented time and time again (anyone ever watch “House”?). My only real skepticism comes in the form of Lucy Liu as “Watson”. But, ya know, I’m going to hold out on that. Because as much as I may be against it, I think it’ll be a lot better to not have to deal with all the slash/fic and like artwork of “The Homosexualized Holmes and Watson Adventures” that people seem so keen on churning out. (**just to clarify, I am very supportive of the LGBT community, hell, I look great in a dress, it’s just that…ugh…c’mon people…ya know?)
So, we shall see come this fall. Should the show fall short, there’s always the 3rd Season of the BBC “Sherlock”!
An un-named source has reported that the Master may be brought back for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. He/She/It ALSO reports that the BBC is in talks with none other than Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch to portray him!
At this moment, after reading this, if you’re really quiet you can hear fanboys/girls quickly shuffling to change their collective undergarments. I know I just changed mine.
That all being said and grosseties aside, this sounds not only too good to be true, but too “fannish”. There’s been fan-fic of Doctor/Sherlock meet/team-ups for the longest time (and of course the litany of written and drawn slash/fic is difficult to avoid). I’m going to wait and see on this without definitive speculation. It does seem too good to be true as Cumberbatch would make an absolutely BRILLIANT Master.