Sherlock Holmes (Anthony Higgins) is awakened in modern times with a tale that he had invented a method of suspended animation that he had utilized on himself. Awakened by an earthquake, he... See full summary »
Sherlock Holmes (Anthony Higgins) is awakened in modern times with a tale that he had invented a method of suspended animation that he had utilized on himself. Awakened by an earthquake, he is helped by Amy Winslow, who lives at 1994 Baker Street in San Francisco. There he is joined by a new group of Baker Street Irregulars led by Zapper. His battles lead him to the evil Moriarty clan led by James Moriarty Booth. Written by
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When explaining to Doctor Winslow that his famous fictional exploits were based on fact, Sherlock Holmes tells her that his cases were "...rendered into over-dramatic narrative by an Irishman, named Conan Doyle." Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was in fact Scottish. See more »
No, it is not traditional Holmes, but for our family, it was clean, fast-paced and funny ... well worth watching repeatedly!
If you just don't take yourselves and Sherlock too seriously, it's a hoot! Yes, the scene at the beginning was a bit hokey, but his demeanor in performing the initial discoveries upon awakening was hilarious.
We loved the twists ... thought his ineptitude juxtaposed with his genius was fantastic ... and we loved the sling-shot effect his revised conclusions had on us.
I particularly loved his dealing with technology ... his responses to American 20th century slang ... his misdirections as a result of the new "wonders" he had yet to learn ... and yeah, Big Willy ... heh, heh, heh.
And then there was Zapper ... ah, he was absolutely the best ... what growth potential there was for that character!
Dr. Winslow was a perfect foil ... not just a hanging on the coat tails side-kick ... I liked her.
We also had the impression that Mrs. Hudson's character was going to be more present if this had gone into series, and that would have been fun.
I wish we could find it in distribution as a CD so we could watch it more often ... the tape I made from the original TV airing is almost completely worn out.
So, lighten up and I'm certain you'll love it, too ... if you can ever find it.
Please, if any of you find it you'll let me know about it, eh?;-)
Yeah ... I liked Moriarity from 'Young Sherlock' being Sherlock here .... that was kewl.
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