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