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  1. Entertainment

    (Most of) Sherlock Holmes Is Now Officially Part of Public Domain in the U.S.

    You know that Sherlock Holmes fanfiction you've been writing in your spare time? (Don't lie to us, somebody out there is totally doing it). You might be able to publish it without being forced to search+replace all the names of the characters first, because the majority of the Holmes canon is definitely public domain, a judge recently ruled.

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  2. Entertainment

    Air Date Announced for BBC Radio Drama of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere

    Excellent news for fans of Neil Gaiman and/or sci-fi and/or radio dramas: It's been announced that the radio drama of Neil Gaiman's urban fantasy novel Neverwhere on BBC's Radio 4 will begin airing on March 16th. In case you missed it, Neverwhere the radio drama is voice-acted, among others, by Sherlock Holmes as Smaug the Dragon -- errr, Benedict Cumberbatch -- and some others you may know.

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  3. Entertainment

    Stephen Fry is Mycroft Holmes

    There isn't much known about the upcoming sequel to the fun, if not entirely accurate, Sherlock Holmes, not even a title. Even Jude Law, the series' Dr. Watson, is only so far rumored to appear in the film. But one bit of quite exciting info is forthcoming from the horse's mouth. At least, one horse's mouth. In a BBC Radio interview, Stephen Fry happened to mention in passing (while talking generally about being a character actor) that he is signed on to play Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's mysterious gentleman's-club-dwelling brother.

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  4. Entertainment

    Why Comic Con Preview Night 2011 is Already Sold Out

    Like usual, the first 15,000 tickets to San Diego Comic Con 2011 come with a pass to attend Preview Night (a four hour block full of retailers and presenters that takes place on Wednesday night, the day before the con opens). Those 15,000 full weekend tickets go on sale during Comic Con, and last year they sold out in October. This year, they were gone by the end of the weekend. Wondering why? We decided to take a look at some movie schedules.

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    BBC One Holmes In On Greatness With Moffat-Written Miniseries [Trailer]

    How do you take a classic franchise and make it incredible in a whole new way? Elementary, my dear readers: You have Steven Moffat, executive producer and head writer for the most recent, quite stunning season of Doctor Who, create a miniseries that incorporates his quirky humor and modernizes the story. And that's just what BBC is doing with the upcoming three-part miniseries Sherlock, which takes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective and places him in modern London.

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    ಠ_ಠ: Warner Bros. Plans “Swashbuckling” Don Quixote Flick

    Yes, you read that right. And yes, it means everything that you don't want it to mean.  Fresh off the success of Sherlock Holmes, Warner Brothers is looking for other literary adventure stories to bring to the big screen, but they apparently decided that whores, dementia, and futile struggle was too depressing, and what would be really cool was if Don Quixote of La Mancha was an actual hero who fought actual monsters. According to ScreenRant:
    Producer Joel Silver – the Hollywood powerhouse behind (you guessed it) Sherlock Holmes – is teaming up with Warner Bros. to create a “Pirates of the Caribbean-style swashbuckling version of the story” for modern-day moviegoers.

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  7. Entertainment

    How To Fake Your Death Like Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes is a strange literary phenomenon; inspiring one of the very first examples of what today we would consider fandom. If you have not read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, there are two things you must know about the Great Detective that are usually (not always, but usually) ignored when he is repackaged for a mainstream audience.

    • He was addicted to cocaine.
    • He faked his own death and disappeared for three years.

    If this sounds good to you, Neatorama has a handy guide (an excerpt from Ransom Riggs' The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective) to faking your death the Sherlock Holmes way, even going as far as to suggest some improvements on his method.

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    Sherlock Holmes Battles Dinosaurs!

    The subtextual hints of dinosaur-battling in Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes series are finally getting their proper due on the big (straight to DVD) screen in a new Sherlock Holmes movie. The Asylum, which brought us the cult classic Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, is bringing us Sherlock Holmes. In the trailer after the jump, Holmes battles:

    • A pterodactyl-looking thing
    • A Tyrannosaurus rex
    • A giant squid/octopus/Cthulu (possibly left over from Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus?)
    • A winged reptile that breathes fire (possibly the pterodactyl? unclear.)

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