Sherlock News

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 06:16 pm
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[personal profile] miss_s_b
So, the writers for the next series of Sherlock have been announced. Mark Gatiss is doing Hound - no surprise there, given his Hammer geekery - Moff is doing Scandal in Bohemia - which is slightly worrying, as his female characters do tend towards the tropey - and Steve Thompson, yes, THAT Steve Thompson, the eejit who wrote the racist, sexist, cliché-filled episode of last series of Sherlock and last night's less than whelm-inducing episode of Doctor Who, has been given The Final Problem.

I'll say that again, just in case you missed it: Steve Thompson is writing The Final Problem. The most iconic tale from a stable of iconic tales has been handed to a moron.

I think today is just going to be a day for *headdesk*ing, isn't it?

Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
I do wonder what kind of incriminating material Thompson has on Moffat to keep getting jobs like those...

Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
staceyuk: Funny Sherlock icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] staceyuk
Oh poop! Judging by last night's Doctor Who - at the best it'll be like watching paint dry - at worst... *shudder*

Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Chris from EHPodcast here.

I predict, then, that Thompson's script will, for no reason, contain an evil Sultan (played by Adam Buxton in brownface) and a murderous harem operating out of Reichenbach Falls. Holmes will trace them there and the Sultan will remove his mask, revealing himself to be Paul McMoriarty and Holmes will, in surprise, fall off. A "clever" sequence after the titles will show Holmes clinging, alive, to a ledge.

Watson will remain in London looking baffled.

Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
ponygirl72: (subtle)
From: [personal profile] ponygirl72
Ugh. That is all.

Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
telegramsam: (boredsherlock)
From: [personal profile] telegramsam
Blech. The blind banker had an interesting premise, but he did rather totally botch the execution of it by making it cornyriffic 70's-level racefaily.

Well I suppose I should watch the thing before I condemn it.

Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
trialia: River Song (Alex Kingston) drinking a cup of coffee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] trialia
Ugh, ugh, UGH. This definitely does not make me want to watch the second series, especially after all the ableist fail of the first one; I had hoped this series might be a bit better, but there goes THAT hope.

Date: Monday, May 9th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
davegodfrey: Marvin: ...and me with a terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side... (Marvin)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
Irene Adler = River Song with a bustle? And yes, what the bloody hell is Steve Thompson still doing on the show? Terry Nation in his current condition would have been an improvement. And didn't they basically do "The Final Problem" last time? I'm don't think Holmes actually meets Moriarty until then.

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm late to the party on a poor strangers journal. I apologise for that, but I had to come somewhere for a whinge about this.

Stephen Thompson???? STEPHEN THOMPSON!!!!

Who is this idiot and why has he been allowed, after writing a bad episode of Sherlock, to write a bad episode of Doctor Who and another episode of Sherlock. And he's writing the Final Problem? I think I'll go and have a little cry with my 'Complete Sherlock Holmes stories'.

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