Detecting Past and Future Sherlock Holmes at the terrific vintage film site Greenbriar Picture Shows
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The classic radio podcast Boxcars711 presents The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Unfortunate Tobacconist (04-30-45)
In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street; helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram; establishes a link between two missing light-house keepers and the royal treasures of King John; contends with a supernatural curse placed upon an eccentric aristocrat and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron. But it is all in a days work for the great detective, who continues to defy the odds and lives to ratiocinate another day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
At Telegraph.co.uk ...
We still believe in Sherlock Holmes, even in the age of DNA
150 years after his birth, Conan Doyle lives on in his greatest creation, says Melanie McDonagh
"...Holmes's appeal shows no sign of diminishing, but in an odd way, he has become less relevant than ever. In my edition of the stories, the publisher assured readers that Scotland Yard had incorporated Holmes's scientific methods into its own investigations. But the science outran the deduction: practically every contemporary crime (and practically every contemporary crime drama) seems to revolve around the use of DNA or forensic evidence, which renders the Holmes method pretty well redundant. I can't, alas, think of a single modern murder that could have been cleared up by a man with a magnifying glass and a remarkable capacity for reasoning. It's the size of the DNA database that delivers modern criminals to justice...."
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Wired's This Day in Tech celebrates ACD's 150th...
This Day In Tech Events That Shaped the Wired World
May 22, 1859: It's Elementary, My Dear Reader
Conan Doyle became a medical doctor, a vocation that didn’t become his destiny but led him to to it. He impatiently filled the many patient-less hours of a struggling practice, creating a character who became the archetypal protagonist of crime fiction. He was also sowing the seeds for generations to come of eccentric, cerebral detectives whose crime-solving technique was light on physical prowess and heavy on the powers of observation and deduction...
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