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Old March 13 2012, 02:21 PM   #152
Greg Cox
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

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I wonder if this might doom Elemetary, too? Quean was making efforts to change the location, race and gender of characters, and apparently that didn't keep the lawyers at bay:
Yeah, but Quean (which I'd never heard of till that report came out) isn't based on a widely known concept that many assume is in the public domain (as the makers of TNG found out was not the case). Elementary is a new version of an established story without changing names, etc. Same as if two competing Frankenstein or Dracula series were created. I can't see there being any legal recourse for the BBC, anymore than for the makers of the Downey movie.
Exactly. It's not like any of the new versions invented Holmes and Watson, or even the idea of setting them in the present-day.

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