The flash forward is a hotly debated tactic in geek media. I think Battlestar Galactica pulled it off brilliantly, other wrong people whose name rhyme with Schmatson disagree. Many shows have put their knees in tight and done the time warp to the future: Parks and Recreation, Desperate Housewives, True Blood, even Lost (sorta…kinda…not really). But a time jump…to the past? That’s bold. Actually, that was just plain text. This is bold. And this is italics. Ah, back to the story.
A recently revealed preview of the upcoming Sherlock special (which we’ll get before Season 4) surprised everyone by revealing its own time jump BACK to Victorian days. Sherlock is a bit more subdued but the same characters are there (“The dog one.” will be priceless to any Holmes fans) in the preview after the break. The BBC Sherlock series continues to deliver on impressive content–if you haven’t watched the previous three seasons (each consists of 3 episodes which are almost full movies) then you should do so immediately (check your Netflix).
The latest episode of your favorite weekly geek podcast is here and we’re covering Mad Max: Fury Road, a fun game about moms of geek characters, and we rewrite endings to our favorite geek properties. Listen to it now or jump after the break to find out more!
Every so often the geek universe fails me. For example, how am I only finding out TODAY that there’s a movie called Mr. Holmes coming out THIS SUMMER which has Sir Ian McKellen playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes? WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS FOREVER AGO?!? If this is now a must-see movie for you like it is for me, jump after the break to see the first clip from the film