Last night we sat down to watch Sherlock on iPlayer. This is what happens when a chemist and a former biochemist watch something set in a top secret MOD laboratory:
Biochemist: Why is Russel Tovey scared of dogs? He’s a werewolf.
Chemist: He’s someone else in this one. Duh.
Chemist: A top level visitor and they send a corporal? Seriously?
Biochemist: Does ‘Clean Room’ mean nothing to you?! Suit up, you moron. You’re ruining years of work…probably.
Chemist: Can they really make glow in the dark rabbits?
Biochemist: I’m pretty sure they’ve done it with mice.
Chemist: Oh. Okay.
Chemist: Why does he need a microscope to run chemical tests?
Biochemist: Sulfuric acid and sugar. You’d get black stuff.
Biochemist: And why is he writing on the table? Messy. Tsch.
Ages after the program finished:
Chemist: Pressure triggered aerosols sounds like a lot of work for a totally non-controlled experiment.
Besides, where does he manufacture the stuff? And where does he get the equipment from?
Biochemist: I don’t know. The supersecret MOD facility maybe?
Chemist: So why doesn’t he just do the experiments there? They said the ethics are flexible.
Biochemist: Do you know what time it is? Shuddup and go to sleep.
Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoyed the episode and thought it was a great way to modernise a story that essentially revolves around a scary, glowing dog that runs around on the moor. It was nice and up to date and still retained the scary, glowing dog. I liked the landmine at the end too.
I’m a bit worried I may have a problem with suspension of disbelief.