The Baker Street Dozen was the seventh story in Tales of the Great Detectives.
A Watson is summoned to accompany a newly arrived Sherlock Holmes, specifically an anime inspired Remake created at the behest of his reborn animator Mr. Fujimoto, and named "Mr. Sherlock". The other Holmeses look down upon the awkward and cartoonish Mr. Sherlock and set him the task of finding a thirteen Watson created by accident in a batch of twelve replacement Watsons.
To the chagrin of the other Holmeses, Watson and Mr. Sherlock discover that it wasn't a thirteen Watson created, but rather a Moriarty. To their further annoyance, Watson insists that because Mr. Sherlock started the case, he be allowed to finish it. They pursue various leads in order to find the escaped super-criminal, ended up at a facility dedicated to the study of fictional criminals, a facility where amongst their inmates is one Professor James Moriarty....
- Doctor John Watson, Watson 221B-40
- Mr. Sherlock
- Mr. Fujimoto
- James Moriarty
- Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
- Simon Newcomb
- Dorcas Baynes
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- Amongst Remakes, cartoon inspired Remakes are considered to be gauche.
- The inhabitants of the City are reluctant to Remake villains such as Moriarty, Iago and Bill Sykes.
- Conan-Doyle's antipathy towards Holmes and the "Great Detective Agency" (as seen in Eliminating the Impossible (short story)) in him threatening to get a restraining order to keep them away from him.