Thursday, January 05, 2012

Secret Boyfriend of the Week: It's elementary, my dear tv slut!

We're all big old nerds here at the tv blog. It's no good denying it, I think the ship has pretty much sailed on that one. So is it at all surprising that we're big fans of the BBC series Sherlock (which airs over here on Masterpiece on PBS)?

Probably not.

After all, you've got adorable British boys, logic, snark, and a modern update of classic British literature.

And what do you think would happen if it was announced the Sherlock himself was going to join the biggest sci-fi franchise in the world? Because that is exactly what happened. Sherlock, i.e. Benedict Motherfucking Cumberbatch has signed on to the new J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek movie.


The internet rumor mill is going full force in the wake of the announcement, with people predicting that Cumberbatch will be taking the role of Khan* that was originally going to be played by Benecio del Toro. Whether it's Khan or not, seeing Cumberbatch play a villain is definitely on my wish list. Add to that Star Trek, and well I think I might be coming down with the vapors. Where's that fainting couch I ordered?

And I didn't even tell you yet about how he is the voice and motion capture actor for the dragon, Smaug, in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

This picture is so wrong. And yet, hilarious.


1 comment:

Caroline said...

That picture is the most disturbing thing i have seen in MONTHS.