The machine had worked. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had been resurrected in the year 2012. After explaining the advances in video recording and the rise of television to him, he is told that his writings are still remembered and enjoyed 82 years after his death. The scientists sat him down and had him watch the Guy Ritchie Holmes films, “Sherlock,” and “Elementary” back-to-back. He was then asked to give his input on each one, and as the original creator of the franchise, settle any debate about which is best.
Doyle closed his eyes, sighed, and said that it was bad enough that people wouldn’t let him kill Sherlock Holmes when he was alive, but then they went and un-killed him to rub it in his face.
He then muttered that he just wanted to be left alone to write histories and asked if there was a reverse option on that machine.
If we’re really being accurate to canon then the explanation for how Sherlock survived will basically be “Don’t worry about it, Watson, I’m not dead because martial arts” and then they’ll just carry on as if nothing happened
On the plus side, though, Holmes talks to Watson while disguised as an old man before revealing himself to be alive, so bonus
Bedtime sketch of the Holmes brothers in which Sherlock and Mycroft look like themselves, but also like Biney Moser and Agent Phil Coulson! Let me know if there’s anything else y’all would like me to draw!
And just as I got to the point of describing how clearly strained they were in making the show scream WE ARE A FRESH AND INTERESTING TAKE ON SHERLOCK HOLMES, my dad replied “Like that Sherlock Holmes movie set in mid-1970s New York with a black actor as Holmes?”
There was a long pause and he told me that it wasn’t a real movie. I was upset, because I would watch the shit out of that movie.