We’re watching The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy featuring Martin Freeman for Sherlock-on-a-Spaceship Month and chatting about it live this evening at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (click for your local date/time).

The movie is available from Amazon and iTunes in the US.

All Holmes (and Hitchhiker’s!) fans are welcome to join in the watchalong, even if you’ve just stumbled across this post in the tags. Towels optional, but encouraged.

Sherlockian Wednesday Watchalong

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Tonight’s Sherlock-on-a-Spaceship Month watchalong stars Martin Freeman (aka Sherlock's John Watson), and includes a voice cameo by Mark Gatiss (aka Sherlock's Mycroft Holmes).

We’ll watch and chat live this evening at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (click for your local date/time). Towels optional, but encouraged.

The movie is available from Amazon and iTunes in the US. Anyone is welcome to join us, even if you’re just seeing this post randomly out in the tags. See you this evening in The Giant Chat of Sumatra!

Sherlockian Watchalongs: September Schedule

“We’re going to try to take it somewhere we’ve never been before — and I don’t mean outer space.”
Mark Gatiss on Sherlock Series 4

"That’s ridiculous, and we’re going to outer space immediately."

Get ready for Sherlock-on-a-Spaceship month!

Saturday, August 30, 8:00 am US Eastern time (convert timethrough Monday, September 1, 6:00 pm US Eastern time (convert time)
Sherlock MEGA-WATCHALONG Weekend
We’ll watch our way through the complete Sherlock series. Three times in a row. Follow this link for more information.
(Okay, this doesn’t have anything to do with a spaceship unless you’re onboard one. But it’s the only thing this month that’s not spacey.)

Wednesday, September 3, 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert time)
Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
With guest star Rupert Graves, aka Sherlock's Greg Lestrade. (Available on Netflix and from Amazon and iTunes in the US.)

Wednesday, September 10, 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert time)
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, aka Sherlock's Sherlock Holmes. (Available on Netflix and from Amazon and iTunes in the US.)

Wednesday, September 17, 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert time)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Starring Martin Freeman, aka Sherlock's John Watson. And a brief Mark Gatiss voice cameo. (Available from Amazon and iTunes in the US.)

Wednesday, September 24, 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert time)
Star Trek: The Next Generation double feature
Fictional character Professor Moriarty takes control of the starship Enterprise, but Data Holmes and Geordi Watson are on the case! It… makes more sense when you watch it. We’ll watch Season 2 episode Elementary, Dear Data and Season 6 episode Ship in a Bottle back-to-back. (Available on Netflix and from Amazon [ep 1 & ep 2] in the US.)

Here’s the deal: If you like Sherlock Holmes and you’re reading this post, you’re welcome to join us in The Giant Chat of Sumatra to watch and chat with us. We don’t take anything too seriously, so you don’t need to be a Holmes scholar or budding cinematographer. Just find a copy of the episode or movie we’re watching, and come make some goofy internet friends.

And as always, you can keep an eye on the calendar and/or my #the giant chat of sumatra tag for updates on chat events.



It’s so cute reading martin’s wikipedia page from way back in december 2009 ^^

"Freeman will play Dr John Watson in a 60-minute BBC pilot called Sherlock, a contemporary take on the Sherlock Holmes classics. The episode, written by Steven Moffat, will shoot in January 2009.”

That’s literally how I got into this show.

I probably clicked the link to find out who Moffat was.

I think we can safely assume that before the century is over there will be more Sherlock.

Martin Freeman


Reassuring, and yet not at the same time.

(via beccaflaherty)

Tick tock, Sherlock.

If you don’t make it in time, Sherlockian law dictates any future episodes must follow a different script:



My husband is a television writer and is a member of the Writer’s Guild West. This means he gets to vote during awards season - whether it’s for the Emmys or the Oscars. We get DVD screeners - which are submissions of the episodes/shows “considered” for nomination. This is just to give you an idea of what they look like and What BBC Sherlock is vying for this year.

It sounds like the kind of joke you pull out of a Christmas cracker…

Q: “What’s Sherlock Holmes’s favourite party game?”

A: “Give Us a Clue.”

For younger viewers (or younger than me, anyway) Give Us a Clue was televised charades (yes, really) with Una Stubbs, who now plays Sherlock’s landlady Mrs Hudson, leading one team of celebrity guessers while Lionel Blair took charge of their opponents.

So it’s rather satisfying to hear that while Benedict Cumberbatch was shooting Sherlock’s lengthy best man’s speech in wedding episode The Sign of Three, his co-stars were relaxing by playing charades.

"I loved doing the wedding," said Martin Freeman who, as John Watson, was marrying his real-life partner Amanda Abbington, aka Mary Marston. "It was a beautiful few days on a lovely set, with lovely people and we got to watch Ben do a monologue… We were just playing games between takes while he was having a nervous breakdown."

"We played give us a clue with Una Stubbs," confirmed Abbington, speaking at the iTunes launch of Sherlock series three. (x)