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Mr. Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen and based on the book A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullen, has been a subject of tremendous excitement in the Sherlockian world ever since the news of its early planning! In Episode 66, join Babes Sarah, Amy, Melinda, Taylor, and Lyndsay as they discuss their impressions of this important new contribution to the legacy of the Great Detective, and a gosh darned good flick at that.
This episode is not spoiler-free, so be warned–we cover a lot of ground here. How were the film’s themes interwoven and mirrored? What other Sussex-era content should you be getting your greedy hands on? What were the film’s most resonant moments for Sherlockians and just how hot did Sir Ian look in those pinstriped trousers? If Sherlock Holmes, as it’s said, never lived and so can never die, what does that mean for late-life adaptations? How meta is this movie and how much of that is thanks to Doyle himself?
Deep thoughts, much appreciation for Sir Ian and his colleagues, fan-casting Sir Patrick Stewart as Watson–all this awaits in Episode 66.
——————————————————— [DOWNLOAD] | [LISTEN] | [iTUNES] Mr. Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen and based on the book A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullen, has been a subject of tremendous excitement in the Sherlockian world ever since the news of its early planning! In Episode 66, join Babes Sarah, Amy, Melinda, Taylor, and Lyndsay… Read More »
[ENTER THE CONTEST HERE] DEADLINE COUNTDOWN UPDATED 26/08/2015 WITH NEW CONTEST RULES! Are you a Sherlockian fan artist? Would you like a chance to have your art displayed at, and potentially bought by, the Sherlock Holmes Hotel in London? Then read on! We’re proud to announce an art contest to celebrate the new Sherlock Holmes… Read More »
The Thinking Engine By James Lovegrove Reviewed by Ardy James Lovegrove was last seen on this blog about a year ago when I reviewed Gods of War, a lovely retirement pastiche set in Eastbourne. The Thinking Engine takes place earlier in Holmes’ career, during the case of the Three Students in 1895, to be exact, and pits Holmes against… Read More »
Exclusive interview with MX Anthology editor David Marcum, who has compiled the largest assembly of Sherlockian pastiches ever in order to benefit Undershaw preservation! The Babes put our heads together and asked David a number of questions. You can still contribute to the Kickstarter as well, and thank you for all your tremendous support of this very… Read More »
Art in the Blood By Bonnie MacBird Reviewed by Ardy Screenwriter Bonnie MacBird makes her pastiche debut with this fast-paced Victorian adventure. The story starts off in a few weeks before Christmas 1888, with Holmes in deep depression and the grips of cocaine addiction. Understandable: not only has Watson just got married, he has also… Read More »
——————————————————— [DOWNLOAD] | [LISTEN] | [iTUNES] In our 65th episode Amy, Ashley and Maria are joined by the initiator and director of the Sherlock Prom, Matthew Sweet. The currently sold out Sherlock Prom will be held on August 16 in London’s Royal Albert Hall – but fear not, 1000 standing tickets will be available on… Read More »
Investigating Sherlock – The Unofficial Guide by Nikki Stafford Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack Nikki Stafford’s book is a little treasure chest filled with bits of information which will make any Sherlock BBC fan smile. Since the airing of Sherlock, Tumblr and other internet platforms have been rife with discussions about the actors, characters, Canon-… Read More »
The Murder of Sherlock Holmes by David Fable Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack Sherlock Holmes has died and John Watson makes the heartbreaking decision to investigate what he believes is murder. The novel’s premises already indicated a strong diversion from the Canon, and yet it begins in typical fashion, with John Watson as the narrator. However,… Read More »
Today, the Radio Times announced the upcoming publication of a new Sherlock Holmes anthology that will contain a record-breaking 60 stories and be published in three volumes. Two of the contributors are Babes Lyndsay Faye and Amy Thomas,… Read More »