We Sherlockians all know that this quote originated with Sherlock himself in The Sign of Four. But, the Sherlock Holmes novels don’t exist in BBC Sherlock’s universe. So, for the longest time I just assumed that Sherlock came up with the phrase in The Hounds of Baskerville at The Cross Keys pub, and that John’s “Spock” comment was just poking fun that Sherlock was being overly analytical and needed to calm down.
However, then I obviously remembered that the phrase was actually said by Spock in the 2009 film Star Trek. And that The Hounds of Baskerville takes place in 2011.
So, assuming that BBC Sherlock exists in a universe in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his stories don’t exist, Sherlock is actually quoting Spock (who coined the phrase) from the 2009 Star Trek film- not just coming up with something clever off the top of his head. And John recognizes that and calls him out on it. So this means that they’ve both seen the film. I’d wager that they saw it together. Sherlock doesn’t seem like much of a film buff, but he’d endure it if he saw it with John.
Meaning that at one point in time John and Sherlock had a Star Trek night.
That is all.
And John bought popcorn and threw bits of it at Sherlock anytime he started criticizing the plot over a low whisper. THIS HAPPENED, I FEEL IT
EVERYTHING IS JOHNLOCK
|Dad:||Have you seen my phone?|
|You:||I sent it off, I know not where.|
|Sister:||Will you wash the dishes?|
|Me:||No. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to destroy Jotunheim.|
|Friend:||You're so crazy.|
|Me:||Is it madness? IS IT?|
|Friend:||I would tell you this secret, but I promised not to--|
|Sister:||Is Dad awake yet?|
|Me:||Father has fallen into the Odin sleep. Mother fears he may never awaken again.|
|Sister:||Hey, remember that time when we were kids and--|
|Me:||I remember a shadow. Living in the shade of your greatness.|
|Mom:||Stop changing channels--|
|Me:||It's too late to stop it. The Bifrost will build until Jotunheim is ripped apart.|
but he was:
So can we talk about the fact that that means there were 3 Rory’s in the world at the same time?
so where are your precious “crossing time streams” rules now, Doctor
It’s Rory Williams. He came back from the dead 9 times, once after beign completely erased from time. I’m sure there’s some kind of “Well, it is Rory,” clause in the universe somewhere.
Well, it’s Rory.