Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

Season 1 Episode 1

The Fall and Rise of Sherlock Holmes

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 18, 1999 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The pilot tells how Holmes survived in and came to be revived in the Holmes Museum. He anticipated two centuries' progress in cryogenics, preserving himself -- in honey! The criminal activity of Moriarty's clone prompts Inspector Lestrad, like her ancestor, to seek Holmes' help. Her compudroid so loves the Canon of Sherlock Holmes stories that it assumes the name and role of Dr. Watson.moreless

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  • In the 22nd century, Sherlock Holmes is revived from cryogenics and Dr. Watson find new life in the form of a cyborg. Together they help Inspector Lestrad stop the clone of the evil Professor Moriarty and his mutated lackey.moreless

    Wow! DIC has a reputation for making some pretty cheap cartoons, going back to when they took over the job of making the GI JOE cartoons. Yet, this short lived animated series is actually very good. The artwork, animation and voice talents are all superb and the writing, while having been sanitized for kids, offers some good mysteries and science fiction themes. Having Inspector Lestrad be a woman was a wise decision and certain episodes did attempt to broadly deal with such things as discrimination, prejudice, animal rights, commercialization of Christmas as well as some pretty cool 22nd technology.moreless
Jennifer Copping

Jennifer Copping

the voice of Deidre

Jason Gray-Stanford

Jason Gray-Stanford

the voice of Sherlock Holmes

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

the voice of Prof. James Moriarty

Ian James Corlett

Ian James Corlett

the voice of Martin Fenwick

William Samples

William Samples

the voice of Chief Insp. Charles Greyson

Viv Leacock

Viv Leacock

the voice of Wiggins

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Holmes makes his bet with Wiggins, he declares that Wiggins played "soccer" at Princeton. From all that I've ever heard, in England, "soccer" is referred to as "football", leaving the term "American football" for actual football. It would seem that Holmes should have said "played football".

    • How did Lestrade's compudroid Watson mimic the original Dr. Watson's voice and accent so spot-on? He was given several handwritten diaries to read--er, scan, not audio recordings (which I doubt would've been available in Holmes' day anyway).

    • The compudroid undoubtedly researched everything available on Holmes and Watson, the Victorian and Edwardian era. Some may be lost in the next century, but just google "Dr. John H. Watson" and see how the mass of info has grow in the last

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Sherlock Homes: You call this food, Lestrade?
      Beth: How did you know my name?
      Sherlock Holmes: Eyes and brains, my dear! The family resemblance is strong; I knew your ancestor only too well, I'm afraid. Besides, you're still wearing a badge.

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