New Pulp Publisher, Black Coat Press has released two new books featuring the world’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of Eternity by Brian Stableford and Sherlock Holmes and the Circle of Blood by Steve Leadley are now available in paperback and ebook editions.
This week, the ESO crew celebrates the birthday of one of the most iconic characters in literature, Sherlock Holmes. Joining Mike, Mike, and Bobby for cake, ice cream, and mystery are guests Ashley Bergner, Doctor Q, and Ron Fortier. While the World’s Greatest Detective deducts what presents we
brought without opening them, we investigate his legacy and current popularity. We also chat with entertainer and musician Ken Spivey about his upcoming Time Lord Fest. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Next week, the Earth Station One crew puts on their deerskin caps and applies their best deductive reasoning to studying all things Sherlock Hoilmes. From the original stories by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle to new novels, anthologies, and comic books featuring the venerable detective and to the latest Robert Downey Jr. Movies to the modern day retellings with BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary. We’re getting Sherlocked next week on Earth Station One.
As always, ESO wants to hear from you. We’d love to hear about your favorite incarnation of Sherlock Holmes. Also, what do you think about the new modern day Holmes on TV? Please let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show.
Earth Station One blog contributor Ashley Bergner’s new book “Bait & Switch: A sci-fi Sherlock Holmes” is now available for download on Amazon.com.
“Bait & Switch” is a science fiction re-imagining of the classic literary detective Sherlock Holmes, blending the styles of “Doctor Who” and the BBC’s “Sherlock.” Set in a futuristic city on the planet of Eglon, the story follows Holmes, who lives in apartment complex 221 in the city’s rundown “Quadrant B” and works as a private detective and consultant for the quadrant’s Civic Security Station.
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I’ll admit I was somewhat skeptical about CBS’ modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes. The show, which is called “Elementary,” premiered last night and features Holmes as an ex-Scotland Yard consultant who’s living in New York City. Regardless of what CBS officials might say, it’s clear this show is (right or wrong) an attempt to take advantage of the famous literary detective’s recent spike in popularity. The concept of CBS’ show is fairly similar to the BBC’s “Sherlock,” which is set in modern-day London and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes.
As an avid fan of “Sherlock,” I was afraid “Elementary” was simply an attempt to “Americanize” the BBC show. Still, I tried watch “Elementary’s” pilot as objectively as possible and judge it based on its own merits. However, I have to confess the pilot fell just a little bit flat for me. It’s different enough from “Sherlock” that it unfortunately doesn’t share the BBC show’s strengths, and yet it’s similar enough that it can’t escape from “Sherlock’s” shadow. Continue reading
Ever since the BBC hit it out of the park with its awesome, modern-day reimagining of Sherlock, the classic detective has become a much hotter property on the small screen. The folks at CBS have been trying to get in on the action for a while now, and developed their own Holmes reimagining Elementary in the meantime. So did the U.S. edition of Sherlock Holmes make the schedule?
Why yes, it’s Elementary, my dear Watson: CBS has decided to pick up the modern-day detective series for a season order. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as a lady-version of Watson, with Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect) signed on in a recurring role. Continue reading
It probably didn’t take too much to guess which story would form the basis of the next episode of Sherlock. The last chapter saw Holmes fake his death, and the next one will see him return, and that all points to an adaptation of The Adventure of the Empty House, the story wherein Conan Doyle gave his explanation of what went down. Continue reading