Today marks the return of BBC’s Sherlock, after a two-year hiatus. The series will pick up after the dramatic (and traumatic) events of The Reichenbach Fall, the last episode of the second series. The first episode of this series, The Empty Hearse (written by Mark Gatiss), will be based on the canon story (the Conan Doyle Novels), The Adventure of the Empty House; this adventure will mark Sherlock’s return to London, and most importantly, John Watson’s life.
MONTHS of speculation from fans will be cleared out today as this promising episode could finally reveal how Sherlock survived the fall and if John, as most of the fans have said in their headcanons, will punch Sherlock instead of just fainting like he did in the novels.
The BBC is adamant in their promotions and very purposeful in their choice of material. This time, they’ve put a crime-scene-esque ouline of Sherlock’s body outside St. Bart’s hospital (where he jumped off of the roof)
Hit right in the feels
So, tune in to BBC one at 9PM today for The Empty Hearse, and stock up on shock blankets. Will probably need those.
For those who aren’t living in the UK and don’t have BBC One, you can check out THIS website to convert what time the series will air in your region.
Also, I’ll include a bonus: for those who can’t watch the series in the UK, a stream is available here
CLICK HERE FOR SHERLOCK’S INTERACTIVE TRAILER (Spoilers ahead)
BBC’s Sherlock has done it again! Today, the “feels-inducing” interactive trailer for series 3 has been released and it features exclusive clips from the series, and the photos that buzzfeed has shown. Note that (SPOILERS) the video also gives glimpses of how Sherlock survived the fall/ how he planned it out, and it WENT BY FAIRLY QUICKLY. So stand by and try not to miss it!
WATCH IT HERE
After all the chaos with John’s Blog and the Doctor Who 50th, it seems like it wasn’t enough! The BBC released this trailer TODAY, and the hashtag “#SherlockLives” is featured predominantly in the video. It is even trending on twitter RIGHT NOW
The trailer is a GREAT teaser; not revealing too many details about the season just yet, but revealing enough to get people curious and excited. The social media platform with hashtags is greatly used and I think it will be again.
NO DATE HAS BEEN RELEASED BY THE BBC, AND THE TRAILER ONLY HINTS AT IT “COMING SOON”.
The day Whovians have long-awaited for is here; November 23, the series’ 50th anniversary! I’ve addressed this in a previous post, but the anniversary has taken on a whole new scale!
Google’s famous doodles now feature a Whovian theme, with all 11 of the Doctor’s regenerations lined up. The doodle is also a mini-game, where the Doctor has to collect all the letters that spell “Google” while trying not to get terminated by his greatest enemies (Daleks, Cybermen…just to name a few) (doodle link here).
NOT only that, but Yahoo joins in the celebration with the TARDIS flying across the site’s logo
There HAS been a dispute between the One Direction bandom (fandom of bands, and in this case, the most popular boyband in the world right now) and the Doctor Who fandom, as 1D releases their new album today, and the celebration is dubbed “1D Day.” The issue was the day itself, of course, what with some of the Directioners (1D fans) and some of the Whovians telling each other off and for one of their icons to move over because it’s their icon’s day.
BUT as I said, it’s just some of the members of the fandom and the dispute is done and done with. In this announcement, it says that One Direction will even join in with the show’s 50th anniversary stream. Some fans even liked the news, and are excited about it, so no need to sigh in frustrations at fandoms having drama and hissy fits.
Tune in to your local stations for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, tonight!
The Night of the Doctor is a short film for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, that premiered last week, on November 14. It’s written by Steven Moffat and stars Paul McGann, reprising his role as the 8th Doctor.
The short picks up where McGann’s Doctor left off, which was during the Time War (the war between the Daleks and the Timelords). The Doctor attempts to aid Cass with her crashing ship, but upon the reveal of his identity as a Time Lord, Cass refuses his help.
The ship crashes and the Doctor is found by the Sisterhood of Karn, who revives him temporarily. The Sisterhood offers the Doctor the choice to end the Time War, and the Doctor’s choice is finally revealed in this short.
The short came as a complete surprise to the fandom as it was just announced on Twitter, an hour before its release.
The 50th anniversary, The Day of the Doctor, will air on November 23.