HAY GUISE GUESS WHAT I MADE
Andrea Plunket plans to start legal proceedings to prevent the BBC making any more episodes of its Sherlock franchise starring Benedict Cumberbatch, writes RICHARD KAY.
OKAY WHY IS NO ONE FREAKING THE FUCK OUT OVER THIS.
THIS BITCH IS CLAIMING THAT SHE OWNS SHERLOCK HOLMES AND SHE’S TRYING TO GET SHERLOCK CANCELLED BECAUSE SHE NEVER GAVE THE BBC PERMISSION TO USE HER CHARACTERS.
SHE IS ACTUALLY TAKING THE BBC TO COURT OVER THIS.
THIS IS ACTUALLY A THING.
NOT ONLY WILL THERE BE NO MORE SHERLOCK BUT WE WILL NEVER GET TO FIND OUT HOW HE SURVIVED.
SEASON 3? FUCKING GONE
SEASON 4? NOT EVEN GOING TO BE FILMED
THE BBC HAVE MADE STATEMENTS, CLAIMING THEY WILL “FIGHT FOR THEIR SHOW” WHICH JUST MAKES ME WANT TO FALL INTO THEIR ARMS CRYING THANKS
BUT IF SHE WINS
IF SHE WINS
WE ARE NEVER EVER GOING TO GET ANOTHER SHERLOCK EPISODE EVER AGAIN.
WHY IS NOBODY FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS JFC
… I’m curious about Elementary. There was no mention made of it, but there was about Guy Ritchie..
Woah there, calm down and actually READ. She claims to own the rights IN THE US (from Sheldon Reynolds who made the beautiful 1954 series). Where is the BBC located? That’s right, Britain. It’s right there in the name.
Furthermore, some digging brings up the website of the Conan Doyle Estate, who are positive that she can do bugger-all. In fact they say that the rights were reacquired by the Estate in 1981. They even note that Plunket has tried to pull this crap before in the States and that “Every federal court to consider Ms. Plunket’s claims has rejected them, and more than one has imposed sanctions against her.”
Chrissakes, people, do some research before you freak out in all-caps. Sherlock isn’t going anywhere.
So I don’t know if you guys have seen my Holmes shelf recently…
This features, from left to right:
The Casebook of Herlock Sholmes, a rather charmingly odd collection of pastiches dating from the WW1 era (Holmes swigs cocaine by the glass, it’s pretty hilar)
The Baker Street Irregulars, vol 2
The complete canon in delicious leatherbound B&N form
All the Rathbone
The BBC films featuring Cushing, Roxburgh and Everett
All the Howard
All the Livanov
All the Brett
Basil the Great Mouse Detective
The RDJ films
The one with the dinosaurs that we don’t talk about
Kim Newman’s Hound of the D’Urbervilles
Stashed on top are badly burned copies of Norwood, Howard and Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (if you haven’t seen that, you’re missing out) along with the BBC radio adaptations with Merrison and the Rediscovered Railway Mysteries read by Cumberbatch.
Plus a big gap where the Raffles would be if it wasn’t already in a box, the rest of my 1909 set of Hornung and my complete Ponylock collection (being, L2R, Howard/Crawford, Solomin/Livanov, Brett/Hardwicke, 22ndC, Cumberbatch/Freeman).
No I don’t have a problem what do you mean.
Like Sherlock Holmes? Come on over, we’re watching Ron Howard.
Reblogging for the third time for continued hilarity and flawlessness of Livanov impression.