This came up in chat a little while ago and I realized I’d never actually posted about it, so…

Did you notice how Scotland Yard was missing from Series 3? That location only showed up in flashbacks and a cameo appearance by a single wall in Sherlock’s mind palace (seen above).

It may have been because the writers didn’t really need to set any scenes there to tell the story this time, and why go to the trouble of recreating the set if you don’t actually need it.

Coincidentally or not, though, there’s something else going on with Scotland Yard.

Sherlock came back from the dead in November of 2013, which means Series 3 ended sometime after Christmas 2014. If the writers pick up where they left off (and they’ve said they will), the next episode will probably be set in 2015. Which matches up with the year it’s supposed to air, so that wouldn’t be a surprise.

But the real-world Scotland Yard is moving to a new location in 2015. I’ve included some images of the new headquarters design above, and you can see more here.

I expect we may be seeing a new in-show design for Scotland Yard soon as well. (Soon by Sherlock standards, anyway.) Barring more flashbacks, it’s possible Sherlock’s brain-wall was a goodbye to the old set.

finalproblem

finalproblem:

Having defeated the threat of the giant toxic insects, Jo accepts Professor Jones’ proposal of marriage. But this means no more travelling with the Doctor, so the two bid each other a fond farewell. Bittersweet moment from The Green Death, first shown in 1973.

The Doctor Who moment that inspired the ending of The Sign of Three.

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"Who" leaves early.

m1ssc0mmun1cat10n
m1ssc0mmun1cat10n:

mid0nz:

professorfangirl:

You guys you guys you guys I just noticed—watch out the window. See how the buildings fall away?
"Dolly zoom: a shot that sees the camera track forward toward a subject while simultaneously zooming out, creating a woozy, vertiginous effect." Also called the Vertigo effect for its first popular appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. (x) I guess you could say that this is just a bit of flash’n’dazzle, but hell, kissing Sherlock’d give anybody vertigo. Even just watching.
(So it’s a little thing that maybe only a film geek would dig, but man, the cinematography in s3 really has its moments—and there are SO many more of them than I thought. Mid0nz told me and told me, but did I listen? Dag. She was so right.)

Open your heart! Love it! I dare you!

#now that I’m looking at it #it’s making me dizzy #I have no idea how they zoom in and zoom out at the same time #obviously lenses work differently from what I thought

Lenses are magical, mystical things, but understanding them will only take you so far with this one. They were able to pull this particular shot off easily because the background buildings weren’t really there. The kiss was shot in front of a green screen…

…and they pasted in the outside world later.

m1ssc0mmun1cat10n:

mid0nz:

professorfangirl:

You guys you guys you guys I just noticed—watch out the window. See how the buildings fall away?

"Dolly zoom: a shot that sees the camera track forward toward a subject while simultaneously zooming out, creating a woozy, vertiginous effect." Also called the Vertigo effect for its first popular appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. (x) I guess you could say that this is just a bit of flash’n’dazzle, but hell, kissing Sherlock’d give anybody vertigo. Even just watching.

(So it’s a little thing that maybe only a film geek would dig, but man, the cinematography in s3 really has its moments—and there are SO many more of them than I thought. Mid0nz told me and told me, but did I listen? Dag. She was so right.)

Open your heart! Love it! I dare you!

#now that I’m looking at it #it’s making me dizzy #I have no idea how they zoom in and zoom out at the same time #obviously lenses work differently from what I thought

Lenses are magical, mystical things, but understanding them will only take you so far with this one. They were able to pull this particular shot off easily because the background buildings weren’t really there. The kiss was shot in front of a green screen…

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…and they pasted in the outside world later.