A defrosted Holmes teams with a robotic Watson and a female Inspector Lestrade to stop the criminal rampage of Moriarty's clone.

Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1999-09-18

Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - Sherlock Holmes - Netflix

Sherlock Holmes () is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a “consulting detective” in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. First appearing in print in 1887 (in A Study in Scarlet), the character's popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with “A Scandal in Bohemia” in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories. All but one are set in the Victorian or Edwardian eras, between about 1880 and 1914. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes's friend and biographer Dr. Watson, who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of 221B Baker Street, London, where many of the stories begin. Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes is arguably the best known, with Guinness World Records listing him as the “most portrayed movie character” in history. Holmes's popularity and fame are such that many have believed him to be not a fictional character but a real individual; numerous literary and fan societies have been founded that pretend to operate on this principle. Widely considered a British cultural icon, the character and stories have had a profound and lasting effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with the original tales as well as thousands written by authors other than Conan Doyle being adapted into stage and radio plays, television, films, video games, and other media for over one hundred years.

Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - Attitudes towards women - Netflix

As Conan Doyle wrote to Joseph Bell, “Holmes is as inhuman as a Babbage's calculating machine and just about as likely to fall in love”. Holmes says in The Valley of Fear, “I am not a whole-souled admirer of womankind”, and in “The Adventure of the Second Stain” finds “the motives of women ... inscrutable .... How can you build on such quicksand? Their most trivial actions may mean volumes ... their most extraordinary conduct may depend upon a hairpin or a curling tongs”. In The Sign of the Four, he says, “I would not tell them too much. Women are never to be entirely trusted—not the best of them”. Watson says in “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches” that the detective inevitably “manifested no further interest in the client when once she had ceased to be the centre of one of his problems”. In “The Lion's Mane”, Holmes writes, “Women have seldom been an attraction to me, for my brain has always governed my heart,” indicating that he has been attracted to women in some way on occasion, but has not been interested in pursuing relationships with them. Ultimately, however, in “The Adventure of the Devil's Foot”, he claims outright that “I have never loved”. At the end of The Sign of Four, Holmes states that “love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true cold reason which I place above all things. I should never marry myself, lest I bias my judgement.” Despite his overall attitude, Holmes is adept at effortlessly putting his clients at ease, and Watson says that although the detective has an “aversion to women”, he has “a peculiarly ingratiating way with [them]”. Watson notes in “The Adventure of the Dying Detective” that Mrs. Hudson is fond of Holmes because of his “remarkable gentleness and courtesy in his dealings with women. He disliked and distrusted the sex, but he was always a chivalrous opponent”. In “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton”, the detective easily manages to become engaged under false pretenses in order to obtain information about a case, but also abandons the woman once he has the information he requires.

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