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Fan Theory Friday: Are Sherlock Holmes and Spock Related???

Illogical, you might think, but you’d be wrong…

On paper, the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Spock would seem to be pretty similar. Both are emotionally-detached male humanoids who value logic, reason, and loyalty above all else. Both are highly intelligent, if peculiar for their intelligence, and both require a confidant, Watson for Holmes and Kirk for Spock, as a sounding board/link to reality. But what if the connection goes beyond surface traits, and what if Holmes and Spock are … brace yourselves … related?

It sounds crazy but it’s not as crazy as it seems, and it all hinges on a single quote:

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

But before we get into all that, let’s look at another important connection between the two.

In “The Reichenbach Fall,” the season two finale of Sherlock, the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Holmes
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Stephen Fry Takes On Sherlock Holmes For New Exclusive Audible Collection

Stephen Fry Takes On Sherlock Holmes For New Exclusive Audible Collection
As Sherlock Holmes turns 130 this year, Audible is bringing Stephen Fry to take on another classic book series. Famous for narrating all of the British audiobooks for “Harry Potter” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Stephen Fry is not only tackling the complete Sherlock Holmes collection, but also creating exclusive introductions for each book.

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This is not Fry’s first foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes, having portrayed Mycroft Holmes in the 2011 sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” directed by Guy Ritchie. Fry cites Sherlock Holmes as being one of the formative pieces of art that made him love stories and become a story-teller. In his introduction for “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” Fry credits Holmes as being the first superhero and delves into the mythos of the superhero: “Heroes with remarkable gifts
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Sherlock: 33 nerdy spots in The Six Thatchers

Louisa Mellor Jan 4, 2017

Did you spot the tease for next week’s episode in the Sherlock series 4 opener? See that and more details from The Six Thatchers…

After taking a fine-toothed comb to new Sherlock episode The Six Thatchers (well, watching it with one finger hovering over the pause button) here are a few items of note discovered, in addition to a handful of discoveries made by some very fine Sherlock detectives elsewhere…

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1. We know that Lady Smallwood’s British Intelligence code name is ‘Love’, leaving the Holmes brothers and Sir Edwin to divvy up ‘Antarctica’, ‘Langdale’ and ‘Porlock’ between them. Porlock (as well as being a village
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Sherlock Holmes | Film review

Everyone has their favourite Sherlock Holmes impersonator, as well as their favourite Holmes story, novel and film. For me the best Holmes is the one played on stage in 1974 by John Wood. But I admire Jeremy Brett's on TV and retain immense affection for Basil Rathbone, the first Sherlock I saw, partly because he looks like the Sidney Paget illustrations, and partly because he has the right combination of intelligence, wit, poise and world-weariness. I later came to wish that Rathbone had a better companion than Nigel Bruce's dithering, dim-witted Dr Watson. My favourite story is a toss-up between "The Red-Headed League" (which Woody Allen drew on for Small Time Crooks) and "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" (I once had the privilege of showing its Hampstead setting to blind Conan Doyle fan Jorge Luis Borges), and my favourite novel is The Sign of Four. My favourite adapted
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