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The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans dedicated to approaching the fandom from a female point of view, as well as engaging in fun, lively conversations about the canon, film and television adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work, and associated topics.

Aug 17, 2015

Mr. Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen and based on the book A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullen, has been a subject of tremendous excitement in the Sherlockian world ever since the news of its early planning! In Episode 66, join Babes Sarah, Amy, Melinda, Taylor, and Lyndsay as they discuss their impressions of this important new contribution to the legacy of the Great Detective, and a gosh darned good flick at that.
This episode is not spoiler-free, so be warned--we cover a lot of ground here. How were the film's themes interwoven and mirrored? What other Sussex-era content should you be getting your greedy hands on? What were the film's most resonant moments for Sherlockians and just how hot did Sir Ian look in those pinstriped trousers?  If Sherlock Holmes, as it's said, never lived and so can never die, what does that mean for late-life adaptations? How meta is this movie and how much of that is thanks to Doyle himself?  
Deep thoughts, much appreciation for Sir Ian and his colleagues, fan-casting Sir Patrick Stewart as Watson--all this awaits in Episode 66.