The Ongoing "Name That Movie" Contest
Yep. Christopher Plummer was Sherlock in Bill's clue, and General Chang , with David Warner as the Klingon Chancellor Lincoln-lookalike .. in ST VI, co-written and directed by Nicholas Meyer, who wrote and directed ... Time After Time which starred Warner as Jack the Ripper, chased to 1980 by his friend H. G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell in one of his least appreciated roles). Previously Meyer wrote "The Seven Percent Solution" which posited Dr. Watson (Robert Duvall; don't laugh, he was good) conspiring to bring his friend Holmes to Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin) to cure his cocaine addiction. In the film version directed by Herbert Ross, Holmes (Nicol Williamson, a great Holmes IMHO) utters the well-known adage, "Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains, however improbable, must be ... the truth."
Spoke utters this phrase in ST VI, attributing it to "one of my ancestors," suggesting that in the fictional Star Trek universe, his human mother Amanda is a descendent of Sherlock Holmes.
Is your head spinning yet? Buckle up and strap in ... in the second season ST TOS episode "Wolf in the Fold," written by Robert Bloch, an entity that's seemingly responsible for mass murders of women on various planetary bodies, is identified as "Red Jack," or Jack the Ripper.
Enjoy the weekend, guys. Better yet, cue up a few of these for some fun-filled fantasy home theater viewing. The ST TOS episode is better than your memory may allow, effectively scary in parts.
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Last edited by ChromeJob; 05-08-2015 at 10:17 AM.