CJ Reacts: Sherlock and Doctor Who at SDCC

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This is the time of year when I become very jealous of all the nerds who are fortunate enough to be attending San Diego Comic Con. I got just a taste of the Comic Con experience when I traveled to NYCC last year, and attending SDCC at least once is a bucket list item for me. I WILL do it someday. Hopefully that someday is sooner rather than later. As an introvert the crowds and lines are very intimidating to me, but I survived NYCC and it was actually one of the best weekends of my life, so I have high hopes that I would enjoy SDCC just as much.

Since I am not actually in San Diego, I – like many of my fellow nerds all across the country – am glued to the internet for any information, videos, annoucements, etc. coming out of SDCC. Yesterday we were given several videos from two of my favorite British programs.

Doctor Who

Last year the first trailer for Doctor Who season 8 – featuring the first actual footage of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor – was unveiled at Comic Con, but the BBC refused to release it to the rest of the public for what seemed like forever. There was a lot of fan backlash for that decision, and they must have learned their lesson because this year the trailer was released for everyone yesterday.

There’s a lot going on in that trailer, and it pretty much just makes me wish it were September already. Do we really have to wait that long? Why can’t it come back in August this year? There’s also a lot of speculation about who Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is playing. Most centers around Missy A.K.A. The Master. Could she be a younger version of Missy? Time Lords age much slower than humans, so if she is indeed Missy, how long has The Master been in this regeneration? I guess we’ll find out.

Sherlock

As always, it seems like we’ve been waiting forever for a new episode of Sherlock (18 months is a very long time, and we still have five more months just until the Christmas special). Fortunately, yesterday some footage from the Christmas Special was released for fans.

The special is set in Victorian England, giving it a more classic Sherlock feel, and it’s set completely outside the world of Sherlock as we know it in this series. But I can’t wait to see what they do with it. And I’m really looking forward to it being a period piece – it’ll be a nice change of pace. However, I really can’t wait to see what the new season has in store for us.

Speaking of the new season, here is a video shared at Comic Con from Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, and Benedict Cumberbatch, all of whom could not make it to San Diego this year. It contains a teensy tease for the new season:

As fans know, the season finale ended with the reappearance of Moriarty. I had been thinking it may be just a red herring, and some other new villain was using his face to get to Sherlock. But could Scott’s last words into the screen be a hint that he is indeed coming back to the series? I have no idea how they would explain Moriarty being alive, but to be honest I don’t really care. I loved Scott as Moriarty and would love to see him back.

So there’s some of what I’ve gleaned from Day 1 of SDCC. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the weekend has in store for us.

One thought on “CJ Reacts: Sherlock and Doctor Who at SDCC

    Pollocabra said:
    July 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I’m pretty excited for Doctor Who’s new season and the Sherlock special as well. Why can’t they come out faster?! I’ve been a big fan of Capaldi’s performance and his take on the Doctor. I feel like he brings a refreshing flow to the Doctor that’s been needed for a while.

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