Thursday, March 22, 2012

Set Photos from Elementary

Digital Spy has some photos from the filming of the Elementary pilot. You can't really tell what's going on in the photos, but I'm glad for confirmation that it's being filmed now.

I forgot to post here earlier that Aidan Quinn will play Captain Gregson, of the NYPD, who will let Holmes consult on cases, presumably.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PayPal censorship

Hmm, it's being reported that PayPal is backing down with Smashwords about removing erotic books from the store. The article says that they will go after illegal images rather than text, and that it will ban books on a case-by-case basis, rather than banning whole classes of books. That policy is a little better, but we'll have to see how strict their standards are. Also, if their process for letting individual authors appeal a decision doesn't really work, PayPal could still suck. I don't know if PayPal is going to be more reasonable with smaller websites like Forever Fandom either. Maybe Smashwords just had more clout to negotiate. I'll remain skeptical for the moment.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Holmes on BraveStarr

"Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century" is the title of two 1988 episodes from the Filmation cartoon series BraveStarr. They're on Hulu, but are incorrectly titled as the "21st century", contradicting the credits and dialogue in the actual videos.

If you don't know it, BraveStarr is a space western set in the future on the planet New Texas, where Marshall BraveStarr and his friends battle outlaws who are after the valuable mineral Kerium. BraveStarr also has supernatural powers based on "spirit animals"--puma, bear, wolf, and hawk. I don't remember most of the show, but am sure it was in my rotation of cartoons in my childhood.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sexual Tension Between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson

Yay, someone else doesn't mind Lucy Liu being cast.

Also, I saw Margaret Colin on an episode of Blue Bloods. She is still as beautiful as ever. Someone even tried to throw acid on her character, much like in a Sherlock Holmes story. I wonder what she thinks of another female Watson.