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The Loch Ness Monster – or rather a 30-foot model of Old Nessie – has been unearthed at the bottom of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Loch Ness Monster Found? An underwater drone recently came upon the prop from the 1970 flick The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, reported the BBC. When the movie […]
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- Chelsea Regan
Whoa, Nelly! Have we finally discovered beneath the depths of Loch Ness the fabled monster which people have sought for decades? Sorta, kinda... not really. According to the BBC, an underwater robot that has been exploring the loch discovered a massive movie prop from a Loch Ness monster flick. The 30-foot model was used in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) but sank during filming. In the film, which stars Robert Stephens and Christopher Lee, a pre-World War I submarine for the British Navy is taken out for testing, disguised as a sea monster. As for that robot drone that found the sunken Nessie model on the bottom of the 750 foot-deep lake? It was down there »
Nessie at large in The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
Scientists got a shock today when the underwater robot they were operating Loch Ness discovered a monster. 30 feet long with a slender neck, it certainly looked like the famous beastie that has brought tourists to the loch for over a century, but there's a reason for that. Upon close inspection, it turned out to be a long lost prop made for 1970 film The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes.
The discovery was made by Kongsberg Maritime, a Norwegian company working with VisitScotland to explore the ecology of the loch and find out if it's possible that a real monster could be living there.
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes was directed by Billy Wilder and stared Robert Stephens as the famous sleuth with Colin Blakely as Dr Watson and Christopher Lee (who himself played Sherlock on three occasions) as Mycroft. The »
- Jennie Kermode
We’ve scoured the scenes of Sherlock special, The Abominable Bride, to dig out its nerdy details. Spoilers ahead…
Warning: contains spoilers for The Abominable Bride.
If, by the time Sherlock special The Abominable Bride came around, your usually-shining powers of observation had been dulled by New Year’s indulgence, never fear.
We’ve hunted around the episode with (mostly) clear heads and stumbled upon a few fun titbits, from Wilder the Diogenes butler, to set design jokes, nods to Doyle’s original stories, Paget’s illustrations, previous Sherlock episodes and more…
1. This dilated pupil (we'd suggest Cumberbatch’s rather than Freeman’s?) is the first hint-in-hindsight that what’s to follow involves narcotics.
2. Both A Study In Pink and The Abominable Bride start with Watson waking up from a nightmare of his time in an Afghan war, centuries apart.
3. Joining the regular cast’s Victorian counterparts »
4 items from 2016
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