Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Game is Afoot 2 (paca)

Anyone remember some movie about a young Sherlock Holmes in the mid-80s? Was it called The Young Sherlocke Holmes? Was it even a movie or a TV show? I remember that somehow the plot involved worshippers of the Egyptian god Set and sacrificing a virgin of some sort, perhaps in this huge underground cavern beneath London. So basically right in the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle. Or am I confusing this movie with the Dragnet movie?

Anyway, the tag line from the movie is "The Game is Afoot."

The second version of the Linguistics department murder game begins tomorrow (Thursday). I was the evil killer last time. This time everyone is a killer and you take over the potential victim of whoever you knock off. Last person standing wins. Here is the web site if you want to look at silly pictures of academics and try to figure out which one I am.

Update: OK, I bothered to look up this movie. Here are some links:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/young_sherlock_holmes/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Sherlock_Holmes
http://movies.nuncnox.com/ysh/
http://www.iofilm.co.uk/fm/y/young_sherlock_holmes_1985.shtml - Wow this guy actually likes it. Both this one and the Wikipedia link say there are lots of Harry Potter parallels, though this one is of course about 15 years earlier. So I guess if you are a Potter nut, you should check it out or something.

3 comments:

Killer Llama said...

With all the rigorous training we endured together playing Killer back in the 'Boro, anything less than complete domination from the Paca will be considered a disgrace warranting immediate hari kari. Now is the time to ask yourself, are you a mouse or a cephalid?

Killer Llama said...

Oh, yeah, Young Sherlock Holmes rules. I think Speilberg produced it...

pacatrue said...

I'm glad there's no pressure. Let's see if I make it past tomorrow.