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Dr Who

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Sherlock assisting the seventh Doctor to battle Azathoth. ("All-Consuming Fire")
Sherlock Holmes
Also known as: Sigerson, Escott, Captain Basil, Altamont, etc.
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: 19th century
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Sherlock Holmes was made the famous (some might say the most famous) detective of the 19th century by the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle. In the 20th century his existence as a real person was a matter of debate.

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Holmes had several notable relatives: Siger, Sherringford, Mycroft and Genevieve. Early in his career, a murder investigation led Holmes to become involved with the intrigues of Faction Paradox and the Celestis (FP: Erasing Sherlock).

In 1887, Holmes and Watson assisted the Doctor in battling the Old One known as Azathoth (NA: All-Consuming Fire). Later in 1887 Holmes and Watson travelled to Cheldon Bonniface 2010 to attend the wedding of Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane, uncovering the schemes of the Master during the festivities (NA: Happy Endings). Bernice's further adventures would eventually reaquaint her with Holmes's family (BFBS: The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel). In 1894, Holmes investigated The West End Horror (novel by Nicholas Meyer) and may or may not have encountered the Eighth Doctor at the time (EDA: The Gallifrey Chronicles).

Having completed a second run of Holmes stories for publication in The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle got tired of writing stories about the detective, and wrote a story where a villain, Moriarty, caused Holmes' death. This failed to stick. (DWM: Character Assassin)

Historically, The Final Problem appears to have been written under a separate contract to the earlier stories that with it comprise The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1893. The Empty House, which explains how Holmes faked his death, was set in 1894. Moriarty appeared in NA: All-Consuming Fire and was (somewhat obliquely) mentioned as a real person in NA: The Death of Art and BNA: Ghost Devices.

Like all humanoid life, Holmes was reborn into the City of the Saved but, thanks to the Remembrance Tank technology of The Remote, multiple versions of him were created by the populace, most of them based on film and television decipitions of him, rather than Holmes himself. Many of these Holmes iterations joined together to establish the Great Detective Agency (FP: Of the City of the Saved...).

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Holmes' status as fiction

A noted above, different accounts attribute disparate levels of "reality" to Holmes, variously suggesting that he existed as a real person named Sherlock Holmes, some that he never existed, and others that Holmes and Watson were authentic historical figures under different names, whose identities Watson's literary agent Arthur Conan Doyle concealed (NA: All-Consuming Fire). To further disguise the identity of his clients, Conan Doyle instructed his illustrators to dress 'Holmes' in the deerstalker and cape the Doctor had been wearing when the writer met him in 1880 (MA: Evolution). In accordance with this, the most substantial information regarding Holmes' encounters with the Doctor and his companions has been provided in the subjective form of diary entries written by Bernice Summerfield and 'Watson' (NA: All-Consuming Fire, Happy Endings).

Some who've made his acquaintance, such as Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, still seem to regard him as not-quite real (BFBS: The Final Amendment).

While specificlly discussing Holmes in every instance, the Doctor has hinted (NA: Timewyrm: Revelation, EDA: The Gallifrey Chronicles) at some permeability between "fiction" and "reality".

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General information

Many commentators, including Colin Baker, have noted a similarity between the characters of the Doctor and Holmes. Both character have enjoyed rare levels of popularity and longevity as British fictional characters in multiple media. Tom Baker played Holmes in a 1982 television serial adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Crossovers in other works

The Kim Newman short story collection Secret Files of the Diogenes Club, a work which mixes the Sherlock Holmes and other continuities, features his creation the Cold from his Time and Relative, set in the Doctor Who Universe.

See also

  • Moriarty
  • Mrs Hudson
  • Diogenes Club
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Data in the role of Sherlock Holmes with La Forge as his trusted sidekick Dr Watson

Sherlock Holmes was a fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. From his inception in the late 19th century, Holmes would become one of the most famous characters in Human literature.

A time traveling Ferengi stole the Mona Lisa painting in the 19th century. Another person from the future, disguised in an outfit very much like that of Holmes, gave chase. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

When Leonard McCoy entered Starfleet Medical School in 2245, he gained the nickname "Sherlock McCoy" because he could deduce data on a person's lifestyle and interests from pure visual observation. (TOS novel: The Better Man)

While aboard the USS Enterprise in 2269, Ambassador Si-s-s-s (click) adopted a Sherlock Holmes persona. (TOS novel: Death's Angel)

Holmes coined the phrase "If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains – however improbable – must be the truth." In 2293, Spock quoted this, attributing it to an ancestor of his. (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Spock's statement has been interpreted by some fans as an indication that Sherlock Holmes existed as a real person in the Star Trek universe; however, he may have simply been stating that Arthur Conan Doyle was one of his ancestors.

William T. Riker recommended Doyle's Holmes stories to Data in 2364. (TNG episode: "Lonely Among Us") Data and Geordi La Forge were fond of recreating Holmesian adventures in the USS Enterprise's holodecks. (TNG episodes: "Elementary, Dear Data", "Ship in a Bottle")

When Katherine Pulaski left the Enterprise crew in early 2366, Data gave her a first edition of Sherlock Holmes stories as a farewell present. (TNG novel: Vectors)

In 2370, the Enterprise crew confronted Redjac in a Sherlock Holmes holodeck program. (TNG comic: "Embrace the Wolf")

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Sherlock Holmes is largely considered the father of modern criminal investigation. Active in London, England during the latter half of the 19th century, Holmes became world renowned for his intellectual prowess and his skillful use of deductive reasoning. He solved dozens of investigations for British law enforcement ranging from petty theft to murder. He often worked alongside his close friend and physician, Doctor John Watson.

The character of Sherlock Holmes was originally created by Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Muppet

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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1887. He and his companion, Dr. Watson, have been spoofed or portrayed many times in Muppet productions, and the character Baskerville was named after the Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Most of these portrayals rely heavily on the film characterization of Holmes by Basil Rathbone, including the familiar deerstalker cap and cape.

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