I will write words of fire.
'A stiletto knife in a velvet case.'

Sherlockian. Whovian. Whedonite. Neil Gaiman...ite.

That consulting detective idiot from 221B, that time-traveller fellow in that blue box of his, that hunter in a '67 Chevy Impala.
And then there's Firefly - ship like her, be with you 'til the day you die.

I like shiny things.




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Farewell to Matt Smith, citizen of the universe and a gentleman to boot. He’ll be standing ready, should the cosmos ever need him again!
Message from Steven Moffat via @bbcdoctorwho
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Clip 6 from the Interactive Sherlock Trailer. All clips here.

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There’s a margin for error but I’m pretty sure there’s a 747 leaving Heathrow tomorrow at six thirty in the evening for Baltimore. Apparently it’s going to save the world. Not sure how that can be true, but give me a moment, I’ve only been on the case for eight seconds. Oh, come on. It’s not code. These are seat allocations on a passenger jet. Look - there’s no letter ‘I’ because it can be mistaken for a ‘1’; no letters past ‘K’ – the width of the plane is the limit. The numbers always appear randomly and not in sequence, but the letters have little runs of sequence all over the place: families and couples sitting together. Only a Jumbo is wide enough to need the letter ‘K’ or rows past fifty-five, which is why there’s always an upstairs. There’s a row thirteen, which eliminates the more superstitious airlines. Then there’s the style of the flight number – zero zero seven – that eliminates a few more; and assuming a British point of origin, which would be logical considering the original source of the information, and assuming from the increased pressure on you lately that the crisis is imminent, the only flight that matches all the criteria and departs within the week is the six thirty to Baltimore tomorrow evening from Heathrow Airport.

Fun trivia tidbit. The above, my favorite Sherlock deduction, consists of 225 scripted words delivered by Benedict Cumberbatch in under a minute: 48 seconds, to be precise (1:07:16 - 1:08:04). That includes, BTW, a four second pause halfway through the speech. 

If my math is correct, that’s a rate of 281 words per minute. According to Wiki, auctioneers speak at about 250 words per minute. Most of us read the speech at a slower rate than he delivered it. 

(via thecutteralicia)

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And thus, “Sherlock” was conceived. True story.


And thus, “Sherlock” was conceived. True story.

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There was an abandoned church with a dangerous graveyard. Yes, dangerous. Officially dangerous. The gates were chained up and there was a big sign saying KEEP OUT DANGEROUS STRUCTURE. Well, could you have resisted? I went and peered through the bars. And there, among all the ancient leaning gravestones was the statue of lamenting angel. The way it looked at me, I felt sure this was the dangerous structure in question. A dangerous statue hidden in a graveyard! …
A few Christmases later, long after Blink, we were back at the hotel. My son Joshua and I went for a walk past the church and it all came flooding back.
“Hey,” I said. “Want to see the original Weeping Angel? I took him to peer through the bars of the damaged graveyard. “Dad…..there’s no angel there”, There wasn’t. There really wasn’t.
We left, fairly quickly
Steven Moffat on his inspiration for the Weeping Angels | Doctor Who Magazine February 2013 (via tonightsadangernight)
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Doctor Who: Q&A with Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman & Steven Moffat

From the December 18, 2012 BBC Television Centre - London screening of The Snowmen.

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Crime Thriller Awards 2012

Ben’s so tactile, i love that about him. 

Might as well just call the Crime Thriller Awards the Sherlock Awards tbh. Shame Una missed out on her award :(

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Everyone Panicking About the Possibility of Sherlock Ending After Series 3 Needs to Calm Down


The amazing Lacy at Telly Visions wrote this thing… you should read it.

All week long I’ve been seeing news pieces about Sherlock pop up in my Google reader, with some variation on “OMG, Series 3 Will Be The Last For The Show!” or “No More Sherlock, Say It Isn’t So?!!” attached.  I swear, I have seen some version  of this article at least 36 times in the past three days, and that’s not counting the emails I’ve received on the same topic. Everyone seems to be suddenly and absolutely convinced that Series 3 will be the show’s grand finale, and is freaking out accordingly.

My thoughts on this boil down to: Everyone, please chill out. 

Since I am not best friends forever with either Steven Moffat or Mark Gatiss, I certainly don’t have any insider information that proves we’ll get a Series 4. But, I think Sherlock himself would berate the (many, many) authors of these articles for seeing without observing and/or not doing their research.  Could Sherlock end next year? It’s certainly possible. But I think it’s unlikely, and I certainly think there’s no reason to panic at this juncture, particularly when the third series doesn’t even exist yet.

Excuse me while I put my earhat, John deerstalker on.

First, let us consider the source. Every single one of these panicked news reports can ultimately be traced back to the same source – an initial report in the UK’s Daily Express citing “unnamed sources” who claim that while stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman “love the show,” it is a “question of schedules” now that the two of them have snagged so many mainstream film roles, and, subsequently, the third series will be the end of things. To put it kindly, anything you read in the Express should generally always be taken with a boulder of salt. They aren’t quite the Mail, but they aren’t that many rungs up the ladder of credibility, either. Every single time they run an article like this it’s always quoting some “unnamed source” or “industry insider” – but, shockingly enough, they never ever attach names to this link bait.  It happens so frequently (anyone remember that piece that swore up and down Cumberbatch was headed to Doctor Who?) that one might be forgiven for suspecting their “sources” are the interns down the hall.

Secondly, the Express piece deliberately lifts its end quote from an interview that Cumberbatch did with Shortlist Magazine that was published last month – it’s not recent, the context has nothing to do with the series ending (rather, it’s focused on whether they’ve talked about Series 3 filming yet) and going by the tone of the rest of the interview, the comment certainly seems to be in jest. Yet its insertion here is used to imply something entirely different - therefore that seems pretty safe to ignore in this particular context.

Moreover, we’re still four months away from the start of filming on Series 3. Other than Moffat or Gatiss (and possibly Cumberbatch or Freeman), no one can possibly know anything concrete about what the new season of Sherlock will look like, what stories it will adapt or what the inevitable ending will be. Given that the principals involved are all busy with various other projects – The Hobbit, Doctor Who, August: Osage County or whatever it is that Cumberbatch is currently working on – the idea that they’ve all sat down secretly and discussed wrapping up the series already seems ludicrous.  Everyone involved with this project seems to view it as a labor of love and the major players have repeatedly indicated that they’d be open to doing the series for as long as they can keep it going. Cumberbatch himself has gone on record as saying that he’ll “always do Sherlock” and that he’d like to play the great detective when he’s fifty (which is at least fifteen years from now, just so y’all know.)

Hardcore Holmesians are justifiably anxious about “bow” being one of Moffat’s “three words,” because the last Conan Doyle story happens to be called His Last Bow and ushers Sherlock off to retirement.  However, technically, that “story” is actually a collection, and contains several other adventures that have nothing to do with putting the detective out to pasture. So, again, we have no idea which of those stories will be featured in Series 3, and things could go in a variety of directions.

The point is: we don’t know what’s going to happen, but it seems pretty safe to say that no one in the press does either. Remember, we’re dealing with the production team that sat on the news of the Series 3 renewal for an entire year before they announced it to the public.  Does it seem likely that suddenly a scheduling story as big as the show’s possible cancellation would suddenly just be out in the press? And that’s not even taking into account the fact that the show is a ratings, critical and financial success for the BBC (notice all the tie-in merchandising), who would therefore probably be more than motivated to work out contracts and deals for a continuation.

Could Sherlock hang up its scarf next year? Of course! Cumberbatch and Freeman are both poised on the brink of movie stardom, after all, and Moffat’s certainly no slouch in the projects-in-production department himself. But the signs certainly point to the possibility of cancellation being much less than what’s being reported all around the internet right now. 

Everyone, seriously, take a deep breath. We’re going to be okay.

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PROMO: DOCTOR WHO vs. NERDIST - All Star Celebrity Bowling (by Nerdist)

In an epic battle across time and space,Team Nerdist challenged Doctor Who and his companions to a competition for the ages. Their arena was an alien land filled with unusual creatures (San Diego Comic-Con International) and the game was one of the greatest of all time - BOWLING.

The Doctor Who All Star Celebrity Bowling Special premieres Friday, August 31st as part of the Nerdist Channel’s “Doctor Who-eekend”. It’s sure to be more fun than an Adipose weight loss program!

  #doctor who    #the nerdist    #chris hardwick    #nerdist    #celebs    #celebrity bowling    #matt smith    #karen gillan    #arthur darvill    #steven moffat    #bowling