Right. Still immersed in work, but just in case you haven’t seen this. I’m sharing it here. It’s delightful. Too bad they couldn’t get Lara Pulver for the monastery bit (and that’s the closest I’m coming to a spoiler.)
Also, I wouldn’t normally put Wholock on the site, but this is so perfectly brilliant I can’t stop myself. You’ve probably seen it (1.4 million+ views on Youtube!), but it’s worth a second viewing and some of you may have been a bit busy and missed it (I only knew about it because Who friends know I’m Sherlocked and spammed me with links…thank you!)
For those celebrating Christmas, may you have a Merry one and for everyone else may you have a joyful and peaceful holiday season. I hope to have a little something for New Year’s Day, but certainly by Sherlock’s birthday (Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas, 6th January).
BBC One has released a new Sherlock Season 3 Teaser trailer and it’s lovely (I especially like the pained and anxious look on Sherlock’s face after we see John in the restaurant. Personally, I think it’s the mustache. Really, I’m certain it’s the mustache. I certainly found it painful as I had 70’s flashbacks…)
I mustache you to forgive me, but I was about to make my own commentary regarding the John’s appearance when the YouTube comment copied below beat me to it.
I really feel John’s been punished enough without Gatiss inflicting the mustache on him (and us), but judging by the look on Sherlock’s face, we aren’t the only ones to suffer in this episode…
And, of course, BBC releases the trailer while I’m traveling through the wilds of British Columbia and don’t have internet for two days…
I don’t know about you, but when I hit the highways I like to put the pedal to the metal. I’ve just added this to my road trip playlist. (I pretend I’m driving a Land Rover through the moors with Sherlock and John… only I get to drive, Sherlock.)
(Oh, and the Dr. Who theme he did is pretty cool,too.)
Brilliant! I wish I had thought of this. (And yes, I’ve thought of several variations, so perhaps a bunch of us can come up with our own concepts on the theme of using the Star Trek Into Darkness voiceover with Sherlock or just a plain Sherlock-STID mash-up).
More antlers later today. Working away on the Holmes Boys Christmas Story (ooh, now I have another idea. “My mind is like a racing engine…” Seriously. I need to get some holiday work done — and some laundry! I can’t just Sherlock 24/7. No. Really. I can’t.)
Okay, I have to confess I’ve spent a large chunk of playing the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser (both the US and the Japanese versions) largely to hear Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice. I swear the man’s voice could sell me Windows 8 (okay, that might be going a bit far, byt the man could definitely sell me Windows 8. I wouldn’t actually install it on anything, but I’d buy it from him.). So just in case you’ve missed it, I’ve embedded the English video below.
But to give equal time, BakerStreetBabes brought to our attention a very short film with Martin Freeman entitled “The Girl Is Mime” that he did in 2010 for a special project. The entire thing was written and shot in 48 hours (I’m assuming with very little sleep on the part of the writer, director, and most of the other people involved). It let’s Martin Freeman demonstrate just how magnificently expressive his eyes are. Oh, and it’s from Vimeo, so you may have to be a little more patient with download speed.
Quite by accident I came across this charming interview with Martin Freeman on an Irish talk show that happened after The Office finished and Love Actually was released, but pre-Sherlock. Not only is it worth it to see his impression of a drunk approaching him at a bar, but wait until you hear him talking about being recognized from his TV and movie appearances. There’s a lovely bit about 7 minutes in where he talks about “if I’m 55 years old and people are still going ‘there’s Tim from The Office’ then somethings gone terribly wrong” (I think it’s safe to say that’s a fear he can put behind him). Then he starts talking about the trials of being recognized (with a super tongue lick at around 8:20 and again at 10:55). He also does this bit about how “with the advent of the Internet” he doesn’t have to see over-enthusiastic Hitchiker fans (this was, of course, pre-Tumblr and fan porn) as well as the fascinating look at how London casting directors initially saw him (“I lost count of the number of gay bare knuckle fighters” at around 11:53).
Anyway, it’s a charming interview and a bit of lovely looking back to see how much different The Hobbit response has been.
[No I haven’t forgotten today’s antlers. I’m just about to post them, but since it’s John’s turn, I couldn’t resist the Martin Freeman clip.]
Missabre was one of the volunteers for the Sherlock Seattle Convention. Alas, I didn’t get my new Youtube video download ripper software in time to bring local versions of her work to the convention and the WiFi was too slow to do it justice, so in case you haven’t seen her work (and for some reason, so few have) here’s a treat for you (Hey, Neil Gaiman tweeted One Tiny Thing and that’s a pretty impressive recommendation!).
This one has a lovely old-fashioned feel to it.
And finally, her third work (which was actually her first) has lots and lots of Reichenfeels.
Are you a vidder who’d like to share? Or a video viewer who has some recommendations? Leave a comment with a link. I’m always looking for more good videos. (And yes, there’s a new one from High Functioning Sociopath that premiered last weekend that’ll be up here next week.)