History Trivia / SherlockHolmes

16th Oct '17 6:42:01 PM PaulA
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** Lampshaded in the recent ''VideoGame/SherlockHolmesVersusJackTheRipper'' game, in which at one point Sherlock asks Watson to "bring [him] that old deerstalker [he] never wear[s], but everyone seems convinced [he] wear[s] all the time".

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** Lampshaded in the recent 2009 ''VideoGame/SherlockHolmesVersusJackTheRipper'' game, in which at one point Sherlock asks Watson to "bring [him] that old deerstalker [he] never wear[s], but everyone seems convinced [he] wear[s] all the time".
13th Oct '17 11:06:22 AM ClintEastwood
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* SavedByTheFans: Doyle ''tried'' to kill off Holmes when he got tired of the character. People didn't take it well, so he was brought back. Although [[MoneyDearBoy it wasn't the complaints that led him to bring Holmes back]]...
13th Oct '17 11:05:42 AM ClintEastwood
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* SavedByTheFans: Doyle ''tried'' to kill off Holmes when he got tired of the character. People didn't take it well, so he was brought back. Although [[MoneyDearBoy it wasn't the complaints that led him to bring Holmes back]]...


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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: The reason for the downer ending in ''The Final Problem''. Doyle had simply got tired of writing Sherlock Holmes stories and wanted to move on to do historical novels. He managed to ignore the backlash for a decade before going back to writing Sherlock Holmes stories when it became clear that his historical novels just aren't selling, but not before producing the classic that is ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' two years before returning to writing ''Sherlock Holmes'' stories full time.
2nd Sep '17 6:49:16 PM benda
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** The science in "The Creeping Man" is flawed, to say the least, unless you consider the effects of the "potion" to be psychosomatic, and Professor Presbury a highly suggestible lunatic. The idea of using serums taken from animals for rejuvenation and invigoration was taken quite seriously by many scientists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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** The science in "The Creeping Man" is flawed, to say the least, unless you consider the effects of the "potion" to be psychosomatic, and Professor Presbury a highly suggestible lunatic. The However, the idea of using serums taken from animals for rejuvenation and invigoration was taken quite seriously by many scientists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.centuries, and Dr. Lowenstein was probably based on a real life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Voronoff scientist Serge Voronoff]].
22nd Aug '17 7:36:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also, Holmes' primary motivation for becoming the King of Bohemia's henchman, in 'A Scandal In Bohemia.' God knows there wasn't a shred of honor in it. Although a later radio adaptation does have Holmes also point out in his defence that a man who's already gone to the lengths the King has tried to get the photo back isn't likely to baulk at eventually deciding on [[KillTheHypotenuse more drastic measures]], and at least if he gets involved he can get it back with a minimum of fuss and harm to Miss Adler.

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** Also, Holmes' primary motivation for becoming the King of Bohemia's henchman, in 'A Scandal In Bohemia.' God knows there wasn't a shred of honor in it. Although a later radio adaptation does have Holmes also point out in his defence that a man who's already gone to the lengths the King has tried to get the photo back isn't likely to baulk at eventually deciding on [[KillTheHypotenuse more drastic measures]], measures, and at least if he gets involved he can get it back with a minimum of fuss and harm to Miss Adler.
22nd Aug '17 7:36:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also, Holmes' primary motivation for becoming the King of Bohemia's henchman, in 'A Scandal In Bohemia.' God knows there wasn't a shred of honor in it.

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** Also, Holmes' primary motivation for becoming the King of Bohemia's henchman, in 'A Scandal In Bohemia.' God knows there wasn't a shred of honor in it. Although a later radio adaptation does have Holmes also point out in his defence that a man who's already gone to the lengths the King has tried to get the photo back isn't likely to baulk at eventually deciding on [[KillTheHypotenuse more drastic measures]], and at least if he gets involved he can get it back with a minimum of fuss and harm to Miss Adler.
23rd Jun '17 1:36:41 AM jormis29
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Basil Rathbone on playing Sherlock Holmes:

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone on playing Sherlock Holmes:



* IAmNotSpock: Basil Rathbone became perhaps the most famous actor for his portrayal of Holmes, usually with Nigel Bruce as Watson.
* PromotedFanboy: Basil Rathbone was a big fan of Holmes.

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* IAmNotSpock: Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone became perhaps the most famous actor for his portrayal of Holmes, usually with Nigel Bruce as Watson.
* PromotedFanboy: Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone was a big fan of Holmes.
12th Jun '17 1:40:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Similarly, Mycroft Holmes and the Diogenes Club have been expanded by later pastiches (notably ''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfSherlockHolmes'') into the Head of the Secret Service and one of its fronts respectively, when in the original canon they're little more than what Doyle presents them as (a BrilliantButLazy civil servant and a club for reclusive eccentrics).

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** Similarly, Mycroft Holmes and the Diogenes Club have been expanded by later pastiches (notably ''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfSherlockHolmes'') into the Head of the Secret Service and one of its fronts respectively, when in the original canon they're little more than what Doyle presents them as (a BrilliantButLazy low-level civil servant and a club for reclusive eccentrics).
6th Jun '17 8:15:41 AM PaulA
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* RecycledScript: "The Crooked Man" is essentially a rehash of ''The Sign of the Four'', albeit with a sympathetic suspect and [[spoiler: a mongoose's footprint instead of a cannibal's]].

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"The Crooked Man" is essentially a rehash of ''The Sign of the Four'', albeit with a sympathetic suspect and [[spoiler: a mongoose's footprint instead of a cannibal's]].cannibal's]].
** "The Three Garridebs" recycles the premise of "The Red-Headed League", with an unusual surname taking the place of an unusual hair color.
6th Jun '17 8:09:33 AM PaulA
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* FollowTheLeader: Many later detective characters -- Literature/HerculePoirot, Literature/NeroWolfe, Series/InspectorMorse, etc. -- were influenced by Holmes in one way or another. Of course, Holmes himself was inspired in no small measure by Poe's Literature/CAugusteDupin. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Watson in the first novel, although Holmes dismisses the resemblance with characteristic smugness. There's also a possible ShoutOut in the new movie, where Watson's fiancée mentions that she likes detective novels and lists Poe as one such author.
* GenrePopularizer: Other detectives had come before, but Holmes is arguably responsible for popularizing the detective story in its modern, standalone form.


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This series practically defines the England of the late nineteenth century for most readers. The state of politics and science nails the period down, and decades of fans have generally been able to pinpoint the exact years most of the years were set in.
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