Okay, I want to get out ahead of this one before it gets silly.
Some media outlets were present during today’s Sherlock filming.
One of them posted a bunch of set photos to their website, and labeled them like so:
Which, y’know… Sherlock and Doctor Who are both filming in London right now, and some of the same people are involved in each show. Whoever posted the photos to the site obviously just got confused, ha ha ha.
But now I’m seeing people seriously believing there’s a Wholock crossover in the works, and… no. Please don’t do that.
If you need more than my word for it and the fact that Moffat has already said it’s not going to happen, stop and look at the text of that description again.
“The scenes follow on from a series 7 cliffhanger where the Doctor seemed to fall to his death.”
That sentence is so clearly referring to The Reichenbach Fall with the wrong character name. And it doesn’t even make sense as a DW cliffhanger. Someone just got really mixed up. That’s all.
Via @Ruther2: Thompson has now publicly said he’s writing Episode 2 of Sherlock Series 3.
That leaves Moffat with the Series 3 finale, which is not entirely unexpected considering:
We’ve had our meeting. We’ve decided what we’re doing, and how we’re gonna approach it. And I think we’ve got a climax to the next series that will have people just as frustrated as they ever were.
—Steven Moffat, May 2012
Sherlock has won two awards from two nominations at The Royal Television Society Programme Awards overnight, at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. As well as being named Best Drama Series against Call the Midwife and Line of Duty, Steven Moffat also won the Best Writer - Drama award for his work on S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia.
The RTS judges commented that Sherlock took Best Drama as it was “brilliant, intelligent and different - a masterclass in every aspect of film-making that has truly elevated the genre”, while Steven Moffat’s writing was “inventive, witty and fizzed along”, in a script featuring “gloriously unpredictable and assured storytelling.”
You can read the full list of winners on the Royal Television Society website. The nominated individuals and productions were formed from work and programming shown during 2012.
The Awards honour excellence in key genres of television programming, from children’s to drama, entertainment and soaps, to comedy performance and documentaries, covering both national and regional output. Held annually, the RTS Programme Awards aim to recognise the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programmes themselves.
And Moffat suggested he would be returning to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories to seek inspiration for Sherlock’s future adversaries.
“There are other great villains in [the Conan Doyle books] that we want to visit.” [x]
After putting Sherlock Holmes’s biggest adversary at the centre of series two, Gatiss is now keen to create new villains rather than pit the detective against more of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creations. [x]
Maybe I’m just really tired, but I keep picturing a store brand version of Moran.
Written ByTim Glanfield and Paul Jones12:25 PM, 30 January 2013
How did Sherlock survive the Reichenbach fall? It’s been the question on every fan’s lips for the last year. But if anyone knows what happened, surely Dr John Watson does, right?
“Mark and Steven play their cards very close to their chests… I’ve not even seen a script,”Martin Freeman told RadioTimes.com at the annual Radio Times Covers Party.
“I texted Mark the other day saying can I see one and he said not yet – I’m as in the dark as you lot are really…”
But apparently, those who’ve been guessing haven’t been too far off the mark.
“From what Steven and Mark have intimated to me… the people writing in to Radio Times and other places have got quite close I think… but honest to God, I don’t know how it happened either.
“I genuinely don’t know – they probably don’t tell us because they don’t trust we won’t blab it!”
Got talking to a girl about BBC Sherlock today. She said she hated the last episode and, since it’s my favourite and I was curious, I asked her why. ”It was just ridiculous to have Sherlock not be dead. Typical Moffat.”
So sometimes we get posts where people shake their fists at Moffat because of the fall. But those people are ignoring the fact that Steve Thompson wrote Reichenbach, not Steven Moffat.
And sometimes we get posts where people complain about everyone else blaming Moffat for the fall when Thompson wrote the episode. But those people are ignoring the fact that Moffat is still a series creator and executive producer, and in all likelihood he did have a quite a lot to do with deciding any major plot point including the fall.
Meanwhile, everyone is ignoring the person who was actually on the roof that day.
WELL PLAYED, GATISS.
Steven Moffat, via RadioTimes
Since it’s now been one year since Moffat said that, it seems like a good time to point out IT’S BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE MOFFAT SAID THAT.
If you’re still trying to come up with new theories, please keep in mind that whatever he thought nobody had picked up on has probably long since been found and dissected into itty bitty pieces.
If you’re really determined to work out what no one had mentioned yet when that statement came out, here’s a free trip back in time. Good luck, and remember that interacting with your past self could destroy the space-time continuum. Or just make you feel really awkward about the kind of stuff you used to post. Either way.
Yep, we made a gingerbread Sherlock tonight, though my friends and I agree, he looks more like a gingerbread Moffat. Either way - epic in the extreme.
So I’m just sitting in my living room watching the first episode of the eleventh doctor and my sister walks into the ROOM HOLDING ONE OF MY PICTURES OF SHERLOCK BBC, MAKES EYES CONTACT WITH ME, AND SAYS “MOFFAT, MO PROBLEMS.” AND IM CRYING AND LAUGHING BECAUSE FUCK.
picspam per episode » BBC Sherlock - Opening Credits
has anyone ever thought about the fact that we put quotes over a character’s picture
but it’s not the character that came up with it, it’s the writer
so I mean this is technically more accurate, and it still makes sense even