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Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century 

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A defrosted Holmes teams with a robotic Watson and a female Inspector Lestrade to stop the criminal rampage of Moriarty's clone.

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Phil Harnage
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Series cast summary:
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Sherlock Holmes 26 episodes, 1999-2001
John Payne ...  Dr. John Watson 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Akiko Morison ...  Inspector Beth Lestrade 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Viv Leacock ...  Wiggins 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Jennifer Copping ...  Deidre 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Richard Newman ...  Professor James Moriarty 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Ian James Corlett ...  Martin Fenwick 26 episodes, 1999-2001
William Samples William Samples ...  Chief Inspector Greyson 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Jo Bates ...  Newscaster 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Sharon Alexander ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Gillian Barber ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Kathleen Barr ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Lisa Ann Beley ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Ewan 'Sudsy' Clark Ewan 'Sudsy' Clark ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Bernard Cuffling Bernard Cuffling ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Michael Dobson ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Paul Dobson ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Erin Fitzgerald Erin Fitzgerald ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Vincent Gale ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Merrilyn Gann ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Mackenzie Gray ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Jeff Gulka ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Philip Maurice Hayes ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Adam Henderson ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Saffron Henderson ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Terry Klassen ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Campbell Lane ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Blu Mankuma ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Cusse Mankuma Cusse Mankuma ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Scott McNeil ...  Guest Voice / ... 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Lachlan Murdoch ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Jane Perry ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Tamara Phillips ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Gerard Plunkett ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Laara Sadiq ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Alvin Sanders ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Malcolm Stewart ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Simon Webb ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Peter Wilds Peter Wilds ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Ken Williams Ken Williams ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Dale Wilson ...  Guest Voice 26 episodes, 1999-2001
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A defrosted Holmes teams with a robotic Watson and a female Inspector Lestrade to stop the criminal rampage of Moriarty's clone.

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TV-Y7
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USA

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The original pilot for this series was a two - part episode of "Bravestarr". It was entitled "Sherlock Holmes In The 23rd Century". Watson was an alien named "Whitson". See more »

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[repeated line]
Sherlock Holmes: Eyes and brains, my dears. Eyes and brains.
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Definitely okay, but didn't really grab me

I certainly wouldn't say this show is "bad", and I can see where some of the appeal lies, but it kind of underwhelmed me. I watched a few episodes, and thought it seemed kind of fun, but it just didn't do enough for me for me to persist.

The thing about the show is that the concept seems so fun. Sherlock Holmes' extremely well-preserved-in-honey corpse is reanimated 200 years later and he resumes being a detective, this time with a female Inspector Lestrade and a robotic Watson by his side. The thing is...it just feels like the show doesn't really "have fun" with its goofy premise. It seems to take itself way too seriously - not that it's dark or anything, just that it plays everything very straight, almost like it's acting like there's nothing weird about the situation when there obviously is. And this just doesn't work for me. It's a show with a ludicrous and yet very charming premise, but it's very unwilling to "let loose" and really have fun with it. I'm not saying this show has to be completely jokey or silly or anything, but at least have the characters react the tiniest bit realistically to the extremely odd fact that a 200-year-old detective is alive again.

Another big problem is Sherlock Holmes himself. He's from 200 years ago, and yet all he has to do is listen to a few teaching CD things to "get him up to speed", and then he's COMPLETELY comfortable in the 22nd century and capable of solving crimes involving technology he couldn't have even dreamed up before. I'm sorry, but just...no. People will accept absolutely absurd things if it leads to a more interesting story, but in this case it makes things LESS interesting. Imagine - the great super-amazing detective Sherlock Holmes has been brought back to deal with crime, but is disabled by being a "fish out of water" and can't really help until he relearns everything he'd ever known. Talk about character development! And wouldn't it be interesting if, despite being taken down a MAJOR peg, Sherlock still manages to use his amazing observational and deductive skills to "save the day"? But now, instead of being the veritable god of detective work, he's someone who has to put in a lot of effort and often rely on help from his friends to succeed. Wouldn't that be extremely interesting? But no, this show doesn't do that, and as a result it feels like HUGE wasted potential. Basically, this show is asking you to believe something ridiculous, but it's not so you can have a more interesting story, it's so you can have an exponentially LESS interesting story.

While this show DOES have merits and can certainly be entertaining, it's hard for me to overlook what it COULD'VE been if it could have just followed up all the way on its premise. I understand that may have been "beyond the scope" of what the show was trying to be (basically a sci-fi adaption of Sherlock Holmes stories for kids), but if they had wanted to do that, why not just make Sherlock be BORN in the 22nd century? Having him be from the past adds almost nothing in this show aside from a huge feeling of wasted potential.

Basically, it's not a bad show, but they shouldn't have created such an interesting premise if they weren't going to follow up on it all the way. It's good enough, but it's SO far from being as good as it could be that I just can't get into it. Just my two cents tho'. Check it out if you think it sounds interesting.

(By the way, the traditional animation in this show is fine, but the badly incorporated CGI for buildings, cars, etc. is really cheesy and bad.)


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