Showing posts from May, 2017

Twin Peaks: Episodes 1 & 2 Present Tangled Skeins Worthy of Sherlock Holmes

Before you read this article, please note:SPOILERS!SPOILERS!SPOILERS!If you haven’t seen the new episodes of Twin Peaks on Showtime, please do not read this article!You have been warned…
“I’ll see you again in 25 years.” --- Laura Palmer to Special Agent Dale Cooper
This blog is written by Brian Belanger and Derrick Belanger of Belanger Books.

BRIAN: I remember when Twin Peaks ended its original run, my friend Karen turned to me and said, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if they actually bring the show back in 25 years?”I told her that yes, it would be awesome, but we both doubted it would happen.How could it?Series were canceled all the time, and reboots were few and far between in the early nineties.The show lived on via reruns and the magazine Wrapped In Plastic kept the fans gorged on trivia and episode analyses, but there was no way the TV show would ever return --- especially not after the dismal profits of the theatrical film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
But then, a funny thing happene…

Interview with Author David Marcum on The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories: Volume VI: 2017 Annual

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur!  The creator of Sherlock Holmes was born on this date in 1859. In honor of the great one, MX publishing has released the sixth volume of its ever expanding The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories titled The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part VI: 2017 Annual . I interviewed editor David Marcum on what we could expect from this latest pastiche volume as well as what to expect from the ever busy author in the future.

Derrick Belanger (DB):   The MX Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories started as one volume, then became three, and now is a twice annual event. How did you get from one book in 2015 to where you are today?

David Marcum (DM): Thanks for the chance to answer some questions about the latest MX Anthology!

When I first had the idea for a new Holmes anthology in early 2015, it was with the idea of collecting a couple of dozen new traditional Holmes stories, at most, from the top Sherlockian writers, and reminding people exactly who Holmes is and…

Twin Peaks and Sherlock Holmes: Will the Connections Continue in Season 3?

"March 30, 7 P. M.
     Have just finished reading about Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles.  I believe Mr. Holmes is the smartest detective who has ever lived, and would very much like to live a life like he did.  It is the Friends School belief that the best thing one can do in life is to do good rather than do well.  I believe that in Mr. Holmes I see a way to accomplish this."
The above quote is taken from The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes, one of several media tie-ins to the original run of Twin Peaks.  This particular quote comes from when our hero is still in grade school, learning who he is and forming his core Sherlockian passions for justice, deduction, and a need for a personal Boswell -- in this case, a brand-new tape recorder.

What I find fascinating about that quote is that Cooper is referring to Sherlock Holmes as an actual historical figure.  The book itself is written by Mark Frost's brother Scott Fros…