2016. Did any of us think we’d live this long? Yeah, probably. We’re Geeks, not morbid.
So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious? See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.
Sherlock Holmes has existed as a character for over a century. His fame, as the world’s greatest detective, a master of the art of deduction, has made the character a popular figure in the realm of pop culture since his inception. When we think of fictional detectives, we think of Holmes. And when we think of sidekicks, we often think of his associate Dr. John Watson.
But how many of us have actually read his original adventures?
Gabbing Geek reported a while back that Sir Ian McKellan was playing Sherlock Holmes in a new movie due this summer, Mr. Holmes. Now a trailer has been released and a little more is known. It appears the movie deals with Sherlock Holmes suffering from memory loss due to his old age. As a man who has always relied on his sharp mind, this is an interesting development. So, while it may not be the sort of mystery Holmes is used to solving, it could lead to an interesting story all the same. Also, it explains why my dream casting of Patrick Stewart as Dr. Watson may not be happening, unless its a fan service cameo…and given the film’s pedigree, that seems like an unlikely scenario.