The Doctor Who cast, Steven Moffat, and the producers at the series 6 premiere in NYC!
Posts tagged steven moffat.
A question at the beginning, a surprise in the middle, and a big bang at the end.
He walks like he’s in a constant state of surprise at his own limbs.
Co-creators and co-writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, discuss/tease the second series of Sherlock that goes into production in May 2011.
Stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson).
So this happened while Tumblr was down.
Oh, yes, please.
“You take this cold, remarkable, difficult, dangerous, borderline psychopath man, and you wonder what might have happened to him had he not met his best friend, a friend that no one would have put him with – this solid, dependable, brave, big-hearted war hero. I think people fall in love, not with Sherlock Holmes or with Dr. Watson, but with their friendship. I think it is the most famous friendship in fiction, without a doubt.” - Steven Moffat
Q: Are you being asked all the time when the Doctor and your Sherlock Holmes will meet up?
A: I think everyone who’s passing me in the streets is suggesting that at the moment. I think there are problems of doing that, because then you would say that Sherlock Holmes lives in the same world as the Doctor, and there are Daleks and all sorts of things. If a Sherlock Holmes story depends on time travel being impossible, it’s quite hard if he’s a personal friend of the Doctor’s, isn’t it?
Logic or not, my hopes and dreams have just been slightly crushed.
Sherlock 1x01 — A Study in Pink
Film: 5/5 - Directing: 5/5 - Cinematography: 5/5 - Musical Score: 5/5
I’m several months late to the game but AT LEAST I’VE ARRIVED to finally fully appreciate all this flawlessness in BBC’s Sherlock. I don’t have much to say other than it was BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were absolutely superb (THEIR CHEMISTRY PUTS RDJ AND JUDE LAW TO SHAME. TO SHAAAME), and they’re aided by some of the smartest, funniest, most masterful bits of writing I’ve ever seen on BBC. I can’t even wrap my head around how perfectly they worked this; I mean, these are characters and references built into the mythology of an entire country, and yet watching this now, I’m starting to believe that THIS IS THE ONLY SHERLOCK AND WATSON EVER WORTH HAVING. PERIOD, CASE CLOSED, END OF STORY.
I’m sure this is no news for Tumblr (which is really the only reason I heard of it in the first place), but BBC’s Sherlock is amazingly, wonderfully fantastic. If you haven’t heard of it, put together writing by Steven Moffat (of Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (of The League of Gentlemen), add a liberal dose of Martin Freeman (future Bilbo Baggins, ex-Tim from The Office), Benedict Cumberbatch (whom I knew nothing at all about—he’s briefly in Nathan Barley?—but is amazing), Rupert Graves (of V for Vendetta and Fortunes of War, a decades-old miniseries that I happen own because it stars Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson), and then throw in another dash of Mark Gatiss for good measure.
It’s also remarkably true to the original Conan Doyle short stories, both in spirit and via a lot of references, despite being set in the present day. The modern setting also means it gets pretty wink-wink, nudgey-nudgey about slash, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. I can’t help but think a lot of its marketing strategy consists of keeping the fangirls happy.
Anyway, Cumberbatch plays a mesmerizing, entertaining, and totally believable Sherlock. Freeman is pitch-perfect as Watson. There are only three episodes in this first season, but the fact that they’re each 90 minutes long amply makes up for it. The last episode ended on a terrible cliffhanger, so it’s going to be rough waiting until next year for the next season. Curse you, British TV!
And just for your enjoyment, here’s a fanvid set to a Katy Perry song.
Everything you said, and don’t forget the awesome in-character blogs!
TV shows with an appreciation for the blogosphere are such a turn on.