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Sherlock

As most people know, Steven Moffat has more projects than just Doctor Who. One such project is Sherlock.

Like Jekyll, this is a very smart, enjoyable reboot. Sherlock and Watson are recognizable as well as being believable 21st Century people. I do not want to launch into a full review yet, as this series has yet to air everywhere, but I will say that from what I saw, Benedict Cumberbatch would make an excellent Doctor some day. Ironically enough Matt Smith tried out for the part of Sherlock, and although he did not get that part, that audition did help him get on the radar for Doctor Who. So it might happen the other way round some day.

Have any of our readers seen this show yet? What did you think?

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Dr. Geek holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and modern storytelling. He appreciates the history and mythology woven together in the Doctor Who shows.

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  1. Eigon  October 4, 2010

    From what I’ve read, Benedict Cumberbatch was asked to try for the Doctor, but decided that he didn’t want to see his face on the side of children’s lunch boxes – and Matt Smith tried out for Watson.
    I thought the series was very cleverly done – and the character of Sherlock finally made sense to me! Loved the way that Watson was a fairly ordinary chap slightly out of his depth.

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  2. Dr. Geek  October 4, 2010

    You know my wife also said this version of Sherlock was also more accessable than other versions with the possible exception of the new movie.

    I guess I never had a problem because I saw the character as a Human with Vulcan traits if that makes any sense.

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  3. Eigon  October 10, 2010

    I’ve seen a fair bit of Star Trek fan fiction which has Spock stepping in for Sherlock Holmes – that deerstalker had to be useful for something, if only hiding the ears!

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