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September 14, 2012
Schneier on Security on Elementary
Two of my books can be seen in the background in CBS' new Sherlock Holmes drama, Elementary. A copy of Schneier on Security is prominently displayed on Sherlock Holmes' bookshelf. You can see it in the first few minutes of the pilot episode. The show's producers contacted me early on to ask permission to use my books, so it didn't come as a surprise, but it's still a bit of a thrill.
Here's a listing of all the books visible on the bookshelf.
Posted on September 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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I noticed this while watching the pilot! I thought it was a nice touch.
@Tom: Nope, Elementary is very different from Sherlock in characterization, casting, tone and pacing (and pretty much everything else). I definitely wouldn't call it a copy of Sherlock. Sherlock is basically a series of made-for-tv movies with 3-episode seasons. From the pilot, Elementary seems to be a weekly police procedural in the American style - grittier and (hopefully) with less convoluted plots. I love Sherlock, but sometimes the amount of "cleverness" in it was just too much for me.
If anything, I feel that Elementary has more similarities to House or Bones than Sherlock. The concept of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes is hardly new, and there's definitely room for more than one adaptation on TV.
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