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16 January 2009, 17:40
What’s it all about?
A sci-fi take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective story, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century is like nothing you’ve seen before.
Set in New London, Inspector Beth Lestrade of New Scotland Yard is chasing grotesquely deformed French rogue geneticist Martin Fenwick, when she realizes that his companion is none other than the 19th century criminal mastermind, Professor James Moriarty. (Not the original Moriarty but in fact his clone, created from cells taken from his corpse, which Holmes had buried in a Swiss ice cave).
To combat the threat of Moriarty’s clone Scotland Yard brings back the legendary Sherlock Holmes. The defrosted detective teams with a robotic Dr Watson and a female Inspector Lestrade to stop the criminal rampage of Moriarty's new incarnation.
Holmes adapts to technology of the 22nd century strikingly well getting to grips with flying cars, monorails, and speedy journeys to resorts on the Moon.
Sharp as a tack, but not a real people person, this guy is pretty self explanatory. He uses deductive logic to solve crimes.
A compudroid programmed to have the personality of Watson (complete with the phrase "I don't understand, Holmes. How did you know..."). Watson was initially rejected by Holmes, who thought no one, and especially no robot, could replace the real Watson, but soon proves his worth.
Inspector Beth Lestrade:
Apparently a descendant of the Lestrade in the original short stories, this girl is something else. Wild, reckless, destructive, always bucking authority, and generally "tough-cop", she is always ready to act on insufficient information.
A would-be boxer, this guy used to play soccer at Princeton. He is one of the Baker Street Irregulars, employed by Holmes to be an extra set of eyes, ears, and legs. Wiggins checks out leads, shadows people, and generally helps Holmes out by gathering facts.
This girl is also one of the Baker Street Irregulars, and does mostly the same things as Wiggins. However, she sometimes sees things a different way than either Holmes, Watson, or Wiggins, and this unique perspective makes her invaluable.
Confined to an anti-grav chair, Tennison is the computer expert of the bunch. He helps Holmes out by checking computer systems and security systems.
Cloned back to life as an accident, he is again wreaking havoc, though this time in New London. He is Holmes' archenemy, and was basically the model for a lot of evil geniuses with extensive networks.
Last updated: 23 January 2009, 12:57