Dic Geeks: Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (1999)

Watson (cute robot variety) and Inspector Lestrade (thoughtful variety)

I’ll admit, I was looking forward to seeing this one. With a title like this and a theme tune ripped directly from the Best of eJay Demo Tunes 1996 Edition, it’s guaranteed to be a fun romp. Fortunately, in a pleasant turn of events – it was! 22nd Century is a bit of an interesting one, not only in its entire premise, but also in that it’s a successful co-production between Dic Animation and Scottish Television (aka STV). Featuring a no-star cast of characters (save for Lestrade’s voice actor, who went on to be Lieutenant Liu in Alienators) and a striking blend of 3D CGI and 2D animation, SHIT22C aimed to bring Holmes “back to life”. Interestingly, it currently holds a 7.5 on IMDb, which is shockingly high for a Dic show. Anyway, enough rambling, here’s the episode.

Also we mentioned that we wished they had just dressed Watson up in his old clothing – upon looking up screenshots of this cartoon, I found that he does eventually get the clothes which makes his design infinitely better.