Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Mr. Jeremy Brett, of the television series from the mid-1980s and 1990s. First shown on ITV, it made its way to the US, where it was shown on the PBS networks, and perhaps ingraining itself in the collective of the recent generations of Sherlock Holmes readers.
Out of the 178 votes casted, the numbers ran as this
Mr. Jeremy Brett had 73 votes, or 41% of the total
Mr. Basil Rathbone had 46 votes, or 25% of the total
Mr. Robert Downey Jr. had 40 votes, or 22% of the total
“Other” registered with 12 votes, or 6% of the total, with specific comments for Mr. Michael Caine and Mr. Christopher Plumber)
and Mr. Peter Cushing had the least amount of votes of the listed individuals, with 7, or 3% of the total.
My thanks to all who voted, and the following links may be of interest
The original poll entry, at: http://voyagesofdrfabre.blogspot.com/2009/12/poll-question-who-best-represents.html
and the Sherlock Holmes Wiki, at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_holmes
… and an audio interview with the author of the “Annotated Sherlock Holmes”, published in 2004, at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4197258
additionally, I will be adding a dedicated corner to the “Steampunk Links” listing, so do keep an eye out for it!
I’ve been a tad remiss with the Christmas poll question, that of one’s favorite version of the classic “Christmas Carol”. The most frequented choice was “other” – not what I expected, but with the vast majority of choices not listed, a 44% vote choice certainly shows that the favorite extends over a vast quantity of versions of the movie. The second and third most popular choices (the 1951 and 1938 versions of the production followed (with 9 votes [25% of the vote] and 8 votes [22% of the vote]), and the remaining choices followed with the Jim Carey remake garnering 2 votes (5%), with the 1971 animated version on the caboose of the voting, with a single choice in its favor (2% of the vote). A thanks to all who voted on this question during the holidays!
At the risk of not having a poll question ready, I will go ahead an post the next question, and promise to follow up with the narrative in short order! The Question… “Which Canadian city best represents Steampunk ?”