Remember when I asked you to do me a favor and tweet on behalf of the Baker Street Babes for the Shorty Awards? Well, you lovers kicks ass because your tweets have paid off. The Baker Street Babes have been nominated for a Shorty Award in the category of Podcaster alongside This American Life, Night Vale, Radiolab, Jovem Nerd, Elon James White, and Steve Black Jr.
We have YOU TO THANK FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT. We have YOU TO THANK, for your generosity in giving us your time and attention and support and love.
So here’s some fun news: the super awesome group of Sherlockian ladies of which I’m a part, the Baker Street Babes, are nominated for a Shorty Award. Would you be a dear and vote for us!
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Pretty cool, right?
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I don’t want to be so bold as to suggest that dinosaurs are a sure fire way to get wavering fans back into a show, BUT, dinosaurs sure did keep me interested in Elementary this week.
Joan has been revisiting some of Sherlock’s “unsolved” cases and comes across an unusual homicide where a man’s home is ransacked and he’s murdered in the back yard, but no weapon, motive or murderer ever emerges. In the case photos, Joan zeros in on an unusual stone, which a geologist named Gay helpfully points out is pre-historic. At the time of the initial investigation, Sherlock was struggling with his addiction and was unable to zero in on any helpful details which may have solved the case. With Joan’s new discovery and a few scans of this rare rock, a dinosaur fossil is uncovered and Sherlock’s passion for the case is piqued. When the thief (a man who goes by Magpie) who got his hands on the fossil turns up dead too, well as Doyle would say, The Game is On.
So Sherlock is back in the U S OF A this weekend. In case you can’t take it any more, here’s a little something the Baker Street Babes put together to get you pumped up. It’s 5 Reasons You Should (STILL) Love Sherlock.
Admittedly, we put this together before the UK premiere and we’ve all seen the new eps, but no spoilers, I promise.
While the world patiently waited for Sherlock to return, Elementary served as a worthy distraction these last 24 months. There were plenty of reasons to believe this American-dwelling Holmes would never be a worthy comparison to our BBC baby, but over time, I’ve become increasingly attached to Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu’s take on the iconic characters. As the third series of Sherlock returned, I wondered if it would taint my feelings about CBS’s efforts. In truth, with new episodes of each series airing, it’s never been more evident that these two shows are distinctly their own.
In The Diabolical Kind, it’s clear that Moriarty is back in more than one way. Sherlock is writing her letters, which are brooding and full of longing. These correspondences are dangerous, but it’s a source of comfort for Holmes. But that’s not the only way she’s returning. After a man is murdered by a trained assassin and his daughter is kidnapped, Sherlock deduces Moriarty is involved. It becomes clear she is no longer imprisoned in a traditional sense, so Holmes and Watson track her down in an abandoned warehouse where the FBI has been holding her. That seemed a little to easy, though, didn’t it?
Here’s a few news tidbits from SDCC 2013’s Sherlock panel that you may have missed:
Producer Sue Vertue said the team will continue to produce the show as long as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are interested in doing it. Since Cumberbatch himself essentially commissioned a 4th season already in the press, Vertue has no doubt they will bring the show back beyond the fourth season. In fact, the fourth season paperwork was just penned.
Writer and actor Mark Gatiss says the team would be open to following the actors as they get older, as this is how we know Holmes from the original stories. This means a 50 year old Sherlock could be in our future.
Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman delivered a message to the crowd thanking them for their support. However, Cumberbatch also gave a semi-interrupted explanation of how Sherlock pulls off his feat in The Reichenbach Fall. (Explanation starts at 2:26). Writer Mark Gatiss said that this is essentially a correct, albeit highly stilted, explanation of how Sherlock survives.
"We made them audition!" Director Steven Moffat expressed complete shock and delight over the fact that Sherlock stars the two biggest names in Brit-Hollywood crossovers in the moment. However, Cumberbatch and Freeman’s mutual rise to fame has actually allowed Moffat to create a better series in his estimation. With long gaps between production, the showrunners are able to really think through the things they’d like to tackle in each episode. In turn, he thinks this model will also contribute to the show’s long term vitality, making Gatiss’s suggestion of a middle-aged Sherlock all the more likely.
The sneak preview also establishes Mary Watson for the first time. Hopefully we’ll get news on who will be playing John Watson’s “other best friend.”