As culled from various interviews, the DVD commentaries and assorted miscellany. I tried not to go with the more obvious bits of trivia (like Benedict dyes his hair) but if you’re a hardcore fan, you’ll likely still know all of these anyway:
- Martin Freeman plays army doctor John Watson, formerly with the Royal Army Medical Corps. In real life, Martin’s grandfather was a medic with the 150th Field Ambulance, RAMC, during World War II. Leonard Freeman was killed in a Luftwaffe attack on May 24, 1940, during the Battle of Dunkirk.
- Benedict Cumberbatch was the only actor asked to audition for the role of Sherlock, after Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue saw him in the film Atonement and Mark Gatiss, who’d worked with him on the film Starter for 10, vouched for him. Benedict’s audition was filmed in Beryl Vertue’s London flat, where she served tea and biscuits “like Mrs. Hudson.”
- (The Great Game) In the scene where Sherlock examines Carl Powers’ shoe in the lab, his solo shots were done on a separate day than the shots with John. They had to shoot part of the scene without Martin Freeman after he was injured from slipping on the icy steps of a production trailer.
- The pilot and A Study in Pink were filmed one year apart (in 2009 and 2010, respectively).
- The dog in Hounds of Baskerville was named Whiskey after Mark Gatiss’ own childhood dog. Kirstie’s pet was an homage to Mark’s husband Ian’s childhood pet, a rabbit named Bluebell.
The more I think, college is just 4 years of waste. (Well not exactly 4 years but, still.. I prefer to learn by myself)
Now I’m dying to going to the lovely sweet country Sweden. First I’m really gonna try to learn the language, the culture, environment, etc. But I’m not planning to go study there, because I’ll be needing not only financial support (even if I get a scholarship) but also a spirit kind of support. Whether I really will be going there or not it’s God’s will.
Anna: “What would you like me to get you?”
Edith: “A different life”
I don’t think taking yourself higher than your peers is right. Anyone is equally important as you. Just, don’t do that.
Hey I don’t believe in time machine either. That would be silly. You can’t change your past every time you want, you must be God then.
I thought when people say “never apply logic to Doctor Who”, it’s just the way they deal with many of the flaws in the story. I’ve never been so wrong.