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'Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - Series'
(Jason Gray-Stanford, John Payne, Akiko Morison, et al / 2-Disc DVD / G / (1999-2001) 2018 / Mill Creek Entertainment)

Overview: The world's greatest detective is back - and this time, he's fighting crime in the brave new world of the 22nd Century!

DVD Verdict: It's the 22nd Century, and crime has been almost eradicated in "New London", thanks to a rehabilitation program known as "cripnotism."

However, a new crime wave makes it appear that cripnotism is no longer working. Inspector LaStrade (great-great-however many greats -granddaughter of the Inspector LaStrade that worked with Sherlock Holmes over two hundred years ago) has a run in with the mastermind, who looks just like Professor Moriarty.

Then she hears a news release about a scientific breakthrough that makes reanimating dead tissue possible. Mistakenly believing that the man she saw is a 'reanimated' Moriarty, she insists on trying the process on Sherlock Holmes.

It works, and they, accompanied by a robo-droid that she has nicknamed Watson, begin unravelling the mystery. Later on, Watson adopts a mask of the original Dr. John Watson, to make Holmes feel more comfortable with it.

The series actually does a good job of capturing Arthur Conan Doyle's original character, although he does use Basil Rathbone's line, "Elementary, My dear Watson" quite a bit.

In closing, these two seasons of 'Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century,' spread over 26 episodes, are well worth seeing, because, if nothing else, all the computer graphics from back then are rather fun to see today. Also, all the space age gizmos and gadgets, let alone some of the underused characters and more and still terrific to view. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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