This being Christmas Day, I thought it would be fun to watch yet another adaptation of the much beloved Christmas Sherlock Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle." I stumbled upon this episode from the unusual animated series, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, a series that originally aired from 1999-2001. It's an unusual adaptation, to be sure. In the series, a rejuvenated Sherlock Holmes, living in 22nd century London, works with Beth Lestrade (a descendant of Inspector Lestrade from the canon) and a robot Watson to solve crimes. In this particular case, the team encounters a "Blue Carbuncle" animatronic toy, a very cantankerous AI toy, which eventually leads to a brief confrontation with a clone of the infamous Professor Moriarty (apparently the main antagonist of the series).
Once I'm done with my Granada series reviews, I may have to tackle this Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century series, as it appears to be available on YouTube. Sure, it's a little silly, much like most of the animated series that I enjoyed as a kid. Indeed, the end of "Blue Carbuncle" episode I just watched is not unlike a typical episode of shows like "Super Friends," wherein the main character share a jolly laugh after coming face-to-face with an arch nemesis. I may browse through some of the other episodes of the series in the near future.
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN, and a longtime fan of Mr. Sherlock Holmes.