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Series Three Reviews » Series 3 DVD content? » February 12, 2014 9:28 am

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Got mine today already ripped everything into my Hard Drive I had already bought the Special Post-episode features on iTunes so while there are many things that are old news (the way they decided to show Sherlock's death and then his inexplicable appaeance at the cemetary) there are also all sorts of new thingsincluding fan theories in detail as to how it was done and how their shooting the scene in so many ways worked to confound the "spys" (were they actually showing how "it" was done? or were they just using safety precautions for the scene?) I am disappointed they didn't include Many Happy Returns" but  perhaps, if enough of us fans demand it, they'll put it out at a later date.

Soundtrack » SPOILER! S3 Soundtrack Sample » January 29, 2014 8:40 pm

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Just Pre-Ordered it on iTunes  Argh! march 4th can't come fast enough!

General Sherlock Discussion » You know you're obsessed with Sherlock when... » January 29, 2014 6:14 pm

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gently69 wrote: are registered in 3 other forums as well but haven't been there for months because you aren't interested in anything else than Sherlock and Benedict any more.

I was registered on One other Board* but it didn't seem to have much going on and lately it's been infested with sales spammers. This board on the other hand is much more lively and while it's primarily a SHERLOCK fan Forum it's also very welcoming to those of us who have been fans of all things Sherlockian.

*In Case you were wondering:

A Scandal In Belgravia » Theme to the Jeremy Brett series » January 29, 2014 5:36 pm

No it's a piece they composed for SHERLOCK It's on the Season 2 soundtrack under the name Irene's Theme

The Reichenbach Fall » Imitation is the highest form of flattery » January 29, 2014 3:21 am

Unfortunately I still equate Sinnerman with it's use in the Thomas Crown Affair starring Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo

Sherlock Links » Sherlock Characters' blogs & websites » January 27, 2014 9:10 pm

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My question is when are they going to update John's Blog? It's been stuck at Sign of Three since that Episode aired  on BBC One (It only just aired on PBS last night) 

Are they waiting until we (in America) get to see His Last Vow on PBS? (unlikely IMO) or....

Are they waiting until Series Four airs in December? (More likely IMO as the events of Series 3 strech from November 2013-December 2014)

The Sign of Three » John's Military standing » January 25, 2014 4:21 pm

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So John and Sherlock go to investigate the Bainbridge matter and John talks to Pvt. Bainbridge's CO.
John refers to his having been in the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers to which the CO dismisses him as retired "you could be a bloody plumber now for all i know." 
However, when John presented his military credentials at Baskerville no-one questioned him.
Now, there was a considerable amount of time between the two (two and a half years at minimum)
On the other hand it seemed to me that the CO had a bit of an attitude towards John not just as a "Civilian" but also perhaps as a matter of "My unit's better than yours".

anyone else notice this?

The Empty Hearse » The theory he told Anderson - The actual answer?? » January 21, 2014 2:13 pm

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Bruce Cook wrote:

Sorry, Golddragon71, but you're mistaken about the sniper being able to see the sidewalk where Sherlock landed.  HIs view of the sidewalk was blocked by the low brick building positioned between the snipers's 2nd floor window and the sidwalk beneath the hospital.  John stood at the far end of the brick building (by desgin, as Sherlock planned it), and it prevented him too from the seeing the sidewalk.  (In the picture below, John has not yet moved back the far corner of the building as Sherlock insisted he do before he jumped.)

If you look carefully at the view through window where the sniper was located, there is a shot when the camera was positioned higher than the man, and you can see the brick side of the building, because the view is angled downward. (The bricks are much easier to see on TV.  Check and see if I'm right.)

In the other shot of the sniper, when the camera is looking straight out the window, we see the upper part of the trees along the sidewalk across the street.  The roof of the brick building is below the view through the window, so we don't see it. (Again, the tree leaves are easy to see on TV.  Take a look at the episode and see for yourself.)

The sniper could see John's upper body over the roof of the brick building as John stood on the sidewalk after Sherlock jumped, but not John's legs or the sidewalk itself.

However, the sniper was actually in a good position to see the opposite end of the building from where John stood, looking out the window to his right -- which meant he could see the alledged airbag being inflated and moved by the crew of men. 


The Empty Hearse » The theory he told Anderson - The actual answer?? » January 20, 2014 6:23 am

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One thing that's been bugging me is the sniper who was trained on John his scope followed John all the way through to after Holmes' Body was carried off. that meant that his vantage point had an unobstructed view of the point of impact. ergo! he (of all people) would have seen the way Sherlock faked it and as he lived t put down the rifle we have to assume that for some reason he elected to not act on the knowledge that Sherlock didn't meet his end of the bargain.

here a theory i have
He was bought off. It's possible that while Moriarty was in custody, Sherlock and Mycroft had also already "pinched" Moriarty's preferred triggermen and made them counter-offers. Not just monetary but as Mycroft was in the government he could ensure the triggerman/men that they would be given full immunity/pardons and yes rewards for simply playing at being on Jim's side.

The Sign of Three » John and Sherlock Drunk » January 19, 2014 7:11 am

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The thing is, aside from his smoking addiction, (and until HLV) he is never shown to be an addict of any hard substances like cocaine or Morphine (or Heroin as in Elementary) In fact, in A study in Pink he insists on being clean. (and even in HLV he insists that he's still clean he was just there "under cover"
Plus Sherlock had not intended for John or himself to get as drunk as they did. He had worked out a strictly regimented drinking proceedure which John fouled up by secretly adding shots of various other spirits to their beers

It's Canon » Find the original & post other nods to the canon (merged topic) » January 18, 2014 5:03 pm

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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned already but when in SiB Sherlock and John are walking through a theater:
SH: So what're you going to call this one? "The Belly-Button Murders"?
JW: Uhm....."The Navel Treatment"? (After "The Naval Treaty)

The Reichenbach Fall » Binary code. » January 17, 2014 4:29 pm

would be cool if it had some unlockable statement to it to the fans like saying "Elementary My Dear Warson" (Moftiss are big fans of the Rathbone/Bruce Movies so it would have been a cute easter egg on their part) course you'd have to have fans who could translate the binary code to it's numeric value and then translate that to alpha/numerics in order to switch it over to english....

and is any of that actually possible? (Math and computer science are not my subjects)

General Sherlock Discussion » You know you're obsessed with Sherlock when... » January 17, 2014 4:17 pm

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A Good luck kitty (Blind Banker)
A Skull (Study in Pink)
Everything's burning (the Great Game) 

Yeah I'd say that Tattoo definitely is appropo! 
Well done sir! (particularly if you got that just for it's own merits and realized the underlying connections after the fact!

The Reichenbach Fall » Binary code. » January 17, 2014 2:26 am

add to that Moriarty himself said "There is no code! DOOFUS!!!!" It was just a con to put Sherlock through the paces and keep him distracted.

The Empty Hearse » Flaws In Theory #3 » January 16, 2014 8:42 pm

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Before Sherlock came back probably but after his return was announced I'm sure Lestrade might have dropped by (off-camera) and told John some of it. (plus there were some cutaways in the reunion including them going tfrom one resturaunt to another so Sherlock himself might have already been aware of The Empty Hearse)

The Empty Hearse » Flaws In Theory #3 » January 16, 2014 8:26 pm

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I'm sure Lestrade told him about it at one point or another Anderson was always bugging Lestrade about his theories and Anderson's being kicked off the force for his obsessions would have reached john through lestrade or the evening news even.

The Empty Hearse » Flaws In Theory #3 » January 16, 2014 8:10 pm

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I started thinking about the Anderson scene and the thing that came through to me was that the camera is on John in the Tube Car it flashes White we get the Sherlock explains scene then it flashes white again and we're back in the Tube Car where Sherlock starts laughing. that to me says the entire sequence is how John is imagining what Sherlock would say if he wanted to explain it. and Anderson is John's mind saying there's no way that of all the people Sherlock would tell the last person to hear the truth would be Anderson (he'd have to get it through the grapevine not from the horse's mouth!)

Character Analysis » Antheaheory about Anthea » January 16, 2014 3:52 am

Given that she was the one who delivered John to Irene and called her saying "He's on his way and you were right he thinks he's meeting mycroft", Is it possible she wa texting with Irene all along? Irene likes women... Anthea or whatever her name really is had no interest in John...perhaps has no interest in any men,.....just a theory.

General Sherlock Discussion » What did you do during the Hiatus? » January 16, 2014 3:25 am

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Finished Collecting all of the Jeremy Brett series 
Collected all of the Basil Rathbone Series
Watched Elementary (It's not a bad show IMHO)
bought Sherlock the casebook
Watched the Robert Downey Jr. Films 
Watched Star Trek Into Darkness
Re-watched (ad-nauseum) the first six SHERLOCK Episodes as well as the Pilot version of a Study in Pink as well as all associated special features
Watched the Sherlock facebook page daily for news about series three
Shared any videos of clips and/or trailers pertaining to Series 3
Created this banner for my facebook cover

and this for my profile picture

Suggested Benedict take over the reigns as another British Hero using this as the basis:

Read several of the original Canon
Bought the Complete Sherlock Holmes Encyclopedia by Jack Tracy
watched Series 3 of Sherlock on Youtube as soon as it was available before the first Episode even airs on PBS
Downloaded the ringtone edit of staying alive , put it into my parents itunes libraries uploaded it into their phones replaced my ringtone name and picture with Moriarty's
rang them up Christmas Morning (Amused the hell out of them and made my older sister facepalm)
I'm sure I did more but those were the clearest in my mind as of this writing

The Great Game » MI6 USB key with missile plans » January 15, 2014 8:34 pm

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Then there's this quote....
John: You don't trust your own Secret Service?
Mycroft: Naturally Not. They all spy on people for money.

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