RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,349
Posts: 5,354,525
Members: 24,620
Currently online: 679
Newest member: Cultiste

TrekToday headlines

Sci-Fried To Release New Album
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Crossover
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Star Trek into Darkness Soundtrack
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Horse 1, Shatner 0
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Drexler TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Jul 26

Retro Review: His Way
By: Michelle on Jul 26

MicroWarriors Releases Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Ships Of The Line Design Contest
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Next Weekend: Shore Leave 36!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

True Trek History To Be Penned
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 13 2013, 06:15 PM   #1
Allyn Gibson
Vice Admiral
 
Allyn Gibson's Avatar
 
Location: South Pennsyltucky
View Allyn Gibson's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Allyn Gibson Send a message via Yahoo to Allyn Gibson
ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Since it was suggested in a Sherlock thread that there should be a separate thread for CBS' Elementary (though there are dead threads here and here)...

There were two big pieces of Elementary news yesterday.

First, Rob Doherty talked about the Super Bowl episode, Moriarty, and Irene Adler as part of the Television Critics Association's press tour. In particular, despite recent revelations, there will be an actress cast as Irene.

Second, John Hannah has been cast Rhys, Holmes' former drug dealer.

I can't place Hannah (he was in The Mummy movies, though I don't remember him).

As for Adler, I hope that, like the Canon character, she's an American. If she's from New Jersey, again like the Canon character, then that could suggest a reason for Holmes' decision to come to New York, so that he can experience the world that she knew before her murder.
__________________
"When David Marcus cited the great thinkers of history -- "Newton, Einstein, Surak" -- Newt Gingrich did not make his list." -- 24 January 2012

allyngibson.net
Allyn Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 06:25 PM   #2
Nerys Myk
Fleet Admiral
 
Nerys Myk's Avatar
 
Location: House of Kang, now with ridges
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

So Irene will be played by Snookie?
__________________
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.
Nerys Myk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 06:39 PM   #3
ITL
Vice Admiral
 
ITL's Avatar
 
Location: Palace Of The Brine
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

I have to admit I like this show - Miller does a great job as Sherlock, and I'm looking forward to Hannah showing up - chewing less scenery than his epic role in the first two seasons of Spartacus, I should think!
__________________
"Closed this morning as Ravenscroft, the bakery's dog, sprained his mouth whistling round a corner."
- Tockleys Bakery
ITL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 06:45 PM   #4
nightwind1
Commodore
 
nightwind1's Avatar
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Allyn Gibson wrote: View Post
Since it was suggested in a Sherlock thread that there should be a separate thread for CBS' Elementary (though there are dead threads here and here)...

There were two big pieces of Elementary news yesterday.

First, Rob Doherty talked about the Super Bowl episode, Moriarty, and Irene Adler as part of the Television Critics Association's press tour. In particular, despite recent revelations, there will be an actress cast as Irene.

Second, John Hannah has been cast Rhys, Holmes' former drug dealer.

I can't place Hannah (he was in The Mummy movies, though I don't remember him).

As for Adler, I hope that, like the Canon character, she's an American. If she's from New Jersey, again like the Canon character, then that could suggest a reason for Holmes' decision to come to New York, so that he can experience the world that she knew before her murder.
John Hannah was Evie's brother, the greedy one.
__________________
Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are...88

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
nightwind1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 07:09 PM   #5
Relayer1
Commodore
 
Relayer1's Avatar
 
Location: The Black Country, England
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

He's been in loads of stuff. Look him up - you should recognise him.

I'd have preferred him to be Mycroft, but he's a bit thin for that part...
__________________
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...
Relayer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 07:55 PM   #6
Spot's Meow
Vice Admiral
 
Spot's Meow's Avatar
 
Location: California
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

I wasn't expecting too much from this show after the first couple of episodes, since it seemed mostly like a typical CBS police drama, but it has really begun to stand out for me. Especially after this past week's episode, which was very good. I think that Lucy Liu makes the perfect Watson, which I never would have guessed before the show began. I look forward to more episodes.

By the way, I also really enjoy the opening sequence.
__________________
Time present and time past
are both perhaps present in time future.
And time future contained in time past.
—T.S. Eliot
Spot's Meow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 09:42 PM   #7
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
So Irene will be played by Snookie?
Bite your tongue!

Irene will, of course, be played by Chelsea Handler . . . .
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 13 2013, 10:33 PM   #8
Robert D. Robot
Captain
 
Location: Pre-Warp Civilization of New England
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Spot's Meow wrote: View Post
I wasn't expecting too much from this show after the first couple of episodes, since it seemed mostly like a typical CBS police drama, but it has really begun to stand out for me. Especially after this past week's episode, which was very good. I think that Lucy Liu makes the perfect Watson, which I never would have guessed before the show began. I look forward to more episodes.

By the way, I also really enjoy the opening sequence.
I will conserve space by simply seconding everything you've said, Spot's Meow (...including the Goldberg Device used in the show's opening)!
Robert D. Robot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 12:08 AM   #9
Borgminister
Moderator
 
Location: California
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Now that they have his arch-nemesis waiting in the wings, an already surprisingly good show will potentially get even better...
Borgminister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 01:58 AM   #10
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

I'm pretty sure that we already saw Moriarty a few episodes ago.
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz
Guy Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 04:28 PM   #11
Borgminister
Moderator
 
Location: California
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Damn, must've missed that...
Borgminister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 05:33 PM   #12
DigificWriter
Rear Admiral
 
Location: West Haven, UT, USA
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

^ No, Moriarty has not yet been seen on Elementary. Moran/M was not Moriarty.
__________________
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.

"Ze director's cut is ze film you saw in ze theater."
DigificWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 07:06 PM   #13
cardinal biggles
THE ZEPPO
 
cardinal biggles's Avatar
 
Location: potrzebie
Send a message via ICQ to cardinal biggles Send a message via AIM to cardinal biggles Send a message via Yahoo to cardinal biggles
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Relayer1 wrote: View Post
I'd have preferred him to be Mycroft, but he's a bit thin for that part...
So's Mark Gatiss on Sherlock, but it works out anyway.
cardinal biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 09:13 PM   #14
lennier1
Commodore
 
lennier1's Avatar
 
Location: Germany
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

cardinal biggles wrote: View Post
Relayer1 wrote: View Post
I'd have preferred him to be Mycroft, but he's a bit thin for that part...
So's Mark Gatiss on Sherlock, but it works out anyway.
Both shows constantly take a ton of liberties, but at the same time they try to live up to the name. If they continue to keep this in mind, it shouldn't be a problem.
__________________
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
lennier1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 09:26 PM   #15
Enterprise is Great
Rear Admiral
 
Enterprise is Great's Avatar
 
Re: ELEMENTARY - News, Reviews, and Discussion

Is it just me or does Jonny Lee Miller mumble his lines sometimes? I also notice that the sound level seems to drop when he speaks. I've seen it on several different tvs and cable services and it happens every episode. It seems to be something with the show because I don't notice that happening on all the other CBS shows I watch. Other than that I love the show. I think that Lucy Liu is doing a really good job as Watson.
__________________
JJverse Star Trek...ROCKED on May 17, 2013 and beyond!
Enterprise is Great is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
elementary, jonny lee miller, lucy liu, modern setting, sherlock holmes

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.