Worlds Greatest Detective

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Postby Penfold » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:02 pm

Wow! The nominations are looking surprisingly well spread. :P I forgot to say "other than Discworld Characters" as it stands to reason Vimes (or one of the other Watch members) would most likely get the popular vote here. However, I'm not going to change it now so all Vimes nominations still count and will continue to be accepted! :D

Bickaxe: James Bond doesn't count for this one, :( but I might run a future nominations/poll for the spy & espionage genre later if anyone's interested.

mspanners: I counted your Data nomination as a Sherlock Holmes nomination since Data is not really known for being detective or part of a detective series, as such (although as a trekkie, I also liked his portrayal). Please post again if you want to me to change it to someone else.

BatrickPatrick: Gene Hunt is fine, as is Batman due to his early comic book appearance (although, like with the spy/espionage genre, I might run a seperate Superheroes 'World's Greatest' at a later date.

I have to confess, however, that there are quite a few that I've never even heard off! :oops:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:32 pm

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Postby Da Gamer » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:07 pm

I know you have already mentioned him but for me the best detective has to be Sherlock Holmes (the new one not the old one)

Can't think of too many others not already mentioned
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Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:56 pm

Da Gamer: I will be totalling up all the nominations at the end of the month and putting the five (or so, depending on the numbers) with the most nominations into a poll to find an overall winner. So if you want to nominate your top five, I will include them in the tally. :D
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Postby Da Gamer » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:12 pm

Ok then here are mine:

1. Sherlock
2. Inspector Morse
3. Inspector Gadget
5. Inspector Clouseau
5. Monk
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Postby mspanners » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:43 pm

BUT dear Penfold Data did become a great detective after He got Geordi La Forge to create a real counter part in the form of Professor James Moriarty.... one who was as clever as Data and not just the 19th century criminal ,therefore Data was not playing the part of Sherlock Holmes as He had to deduce the plot and not just follow set piece from the books........ if I recall Geordi nearly walked out of the Holo-Deck when He and the Dr had a bet that data could not solve a real unscripted investigation.

So He was playing Data in the style of Holmes and not Holmes the Detective...... :shock:

I'll stand by Data as a great fictional detective !! :lol:
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Postby wicked woman » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:04 pm

Miss Marple - Joan Hickson
Sam Vimes
Dirk Gently
Hercule Poirot
Penfold - not that I'm creeping :lol:
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Postby WannabeAngua » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:01 pm

1) Charlie Parker (the one in John Connollys books, not the musician).
2) Jack Frost
3) Morse
4) Vimes
5) Tempe Brennan (Not quite sure if she qualifies as a detective though)
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Postby jonny » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:09 pm

Logan Mcrae
Jack Frost
Miss Marple
Sherlock Holmes
Tom Thorn
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Postby Draywoman » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:55 pm

1) Hercule Poirot (D. Suchet NOT any other)
2) Sherlock Holmes (J. Brett - ditto -)
3) Lord Peter Whimsey (are we seeing a pattern emerging here?)
4) Gene Hunt (oops, patern all gone upsydaisy)
5) Andy Dalziel (never saw the TV series but just started reading the books)

And, if I missed out Sam Vimes, it's only 'coz you put the embargo on, Penners! :roll:
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Postby Penfold » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:42 pm

Draywoman: There is no embargo on Sam Vimes.

I was going to put one on at the beginning but I forgot. Likewise, I meant to close the nominations on the 31st Aug and start the actual voting 1st Sept but said 1st Oct instead. :oops: Since I do not think it fair to change the 'rules' halfway through, nominations for Sam Vimes still count and the nominations will still be accepted until Midnight 30th Sept. So anybody who still wishes to take part or change their nominations, please feel free to do so.

mspanners: I still think Data is more known and classed as a Lt. Commander of a starship rather than a detective. However, as you quite rightly point out "Data was not playing the part of Sherlock Holmes as He had to deduce the plot and not just follow set piece from the books", so his nomination stands. :D

wicked woman: While I will accept flattery, creeping, and outright bribes, I think Dangermouse is on record as being "The Greatest Secret Agent In The World" and not a detective. As his assistant, Penfold would be in the same category, so for the same reason why I didn't accept James bond, I cannot accept my namesake. Sorry :(
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Postby Draywoman » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:04 pm

If I could work out this pesky emoticon business properly I'd send you a big sloppy kiss, Penfold! As it is - Mwah!

In that case:

1) His Grace, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, AMCW (Philip Jackson)
2) Hercules Poirot (David Suchet)
3) Lord Peter Wimsey (Edward Petherbridge - found the name at last)
4) Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
5) Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister)

Three sophisticates sandwiched between two complete and utter bastards, what does that say about my psyche, eh?

Oh, yes. I would have put down Joan Hickson as the best Miss Marple I ever saw, but I didn't really like the original A.C. character so I'm not gonna, so there.

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Postby Finomans » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:35 pm

here's my top 5:
Vimes
Lewton (Discworld Noir)
Monk
Columbo
Mycroft Holmes ( he's actually smarter than Sherlock only too lazy)
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Postby mystmoon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:33 am

Sherlock Holmes
Hercule Poirot
Mma Precious Ramotswe
Marcus Didius Falco
Agatha Christie
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:41 pm

1] sherlock holmes
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2] vimes [o'course]
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3] matthew shardlake
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4] gil grissom
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5] matthew hawkwood
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