Robert Davi Interview! Licence to Kill’s Franz Sanchez!

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Robert Davi Interview! Licence to Kill’s Franz Sanchez!

Join us for our Robert Davi Interview. Davi played Franz Sanchez, who is one of our favorite James Bond villains, in LICENCE TO KILL.

Robert Davi Interview: Join Dan and Tom as they talk with Robert Davi! James Bond fans know him as Franz Sanchez in the movie Licence to Kill. Die Hard fans know him as Big Johnson. The Goonies fans remember him as the opera-singing Jake. Maybe you know him as the man behind Davi sings Sinatra. Or maybe you know him from one of his other over 170 credits. We all know who Robert Davi is, and now we get to know him better!

Hear Robert Davi discuss being Franz Sanchez, about getting the role, nailing Sanchez’s accent, working with the team, and other on set and off set aspects of being Sanchez. He’s a prankster and lets us in on a couple of his pranks!

Robert Davi talks about his non-James Bond life, including his music video with Bob Dylan, his other roles and he even discusses his family history. Did you know that there were Daví family members who helped discover America? Listen to our Robert Davi interview to find out more! Fascinating talk with one of the best!

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Gadgets in James Bond’s YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Decoded!

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James Bond’s SPECTRE Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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Hitchcock spy movie techniques with Tony Lee Moral

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James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

We discuss Tomorrow Never Dies' Pre-Title sequence exploring the location, the music, chess, M, and of course the arms bazaar.

Join us as our Decoding session for the pre-title sequence to Tomorrow Never Dies hits the presses. Mike Reyes of Cinemablend.com joins Dan and Tom to discuss this excellent pre-title sequence.

What’s it all about? Well, Raymond Benson’s novelization of the movie sheds light on it, David Arnold as series composer adds a new dimension, chess pieces and power,  Judi Dench delivers – and what is her relationship to Geoffrey Palmer?  And yeah boom bang, explosions plane chases decoders and more!  What does this all mean?

Let’s look at the Tomorrow Never Dies pre-title sequence !

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As we decode the Pre-Title Sequence to Tomorrow Never Dies, we discuss:

  • James Bond’s relationship with married women
  • The awesome filming location in France
  • Ricky Jay
  • M’s relationship with the military brass
  • A chess primer
  • Blowing up an already fired missle
  • What happened to the rear-passenger’s gun
  • Ejector seats
  • And more …

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No Time To Die – No-Spoiler Fan Reaction

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

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Gadgets in James Bond’s THUNDERBALL Decoded!

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James Bond GoldenEye Pre-Title Sequence Decoded

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James Bond GoldenEye Pre-Title Sequence Decoded

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as they Decode the Pre-Title Sequence to GOLDENEYE!

The GoldenEye Pre-title sequence gives us a new Bond, a huge dam, bungee Jumping, a chemical weapons plant, Russia, and old friend, 006, a motorcycle jump, Sean Bean’s streak of bad luck – and yes, a new era of Bond – let’s dive inside the pre–title sequence of the 1995 James Bond movie, GoldenEye!

The jump, the luck and fate components of the 00 missions, For England, James! And who is in charge here, 006 or 007?   Record kills, squeaking wheels and the meaning of it all!

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as they Decode the Pre-Title Sequence to GoldenEye!

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Richard Maibaum Papers – James Bond – Curator Interview

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Richard Maibaum Papers – James Bond – Curator Interview

We discuss the Richard Maibaum Papers, which are housed at the University of Iowa Library, with curator Pete Balestrieri.

Richard Maibaum Papers at the University of Iowa

Richard Maibaum, who wrote many of the James Bond movie screenplays, donated his papers to the University of Iowa.. Pete Balistiere is the curator for Science Fiction and Pop Culture at the University Library.

Join Dan and Tom as they have a discussion with Pete on the Richard Maibaum Papers. This collection includes a large selection of Maibaum’s working materials he used to write 13 James Bond movies. Pete shares his insights into many topics on the development of the movies. For instance, he talks about Sean Connery’s thoughts on the role of Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and what Richard Maibaum did because of those thoughts.

One fascinating part of the collection is the research folders. These contain articles that Maibaum clipped out on a variety of topics he researched for plot points. For instance, there is an article on blimps which he clipped out 3 years before A View To A Kill came out.

But, to us, probably the most interesting part of the collection are the treatments that Maibaum wrote. These are the stories before they are turned into screenplays. As a result, you get to see how the story evolves, sometimes dramatically.It is very cool to read a movie’s treatments and see the evolution of the movie’s story.

It’s not just James Bond

Another key point of the disucssion is that the James Bond materials are only part of the collection. Richard Maibaum wrote many other movies and plays. While you are there you can see some of Maibaum’s notes on his other projects including includes OSS, The Great Gatsby, and Tank Force.

Pete discusses the collection, how you can see it and other collections they have at the Library such as the papers from Norman Felton who produced The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

This is a wide-ranging, fun discussion. Pete knows his movie and shares his passion for them in this interview.

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James Bond’s LICENCE TO KILL Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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James Bond’s LICENCE TO KILL Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Dan, Tom, and Vicky decode the LICENCE TO KILL pre-title sequence. They look at the filming location as well as the action and more.

James Bond’s Licence to Kill Pre-Title Sequence has a wedding, drug lords, shootouts, lover’s quarrels, the DEA, helicopters, parachutes, an airplane chase, and the Florida Keys.

Join undercover agents Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode new discoveries and connections.

You can watch the pre-title sequence here if you need a refresher.

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In this discussion we look at the following in the pre-title sequence to Licence to Kill:

  • The locations  that were filmed in Florida, USA (the airport, the house, the field with the shootout, and the church). You can go there and it looks the same now as it did then.
  • Highway 1, the Seven-Mile Bridge, and how the Rolls Royce carrying Felix Leiter, James Bond, and Sharkey was going the wrong way.
  • The real-world athetes who were actors in this pre-title.
  • The reaction Robert Davi got after the release of the movie for the scene where he whips Lupe.
  • James Bond’s hat and the bullet hole
  • The “Let’s go fishing” segment
  • Where the parachuters landed.
  • Why wasn’t Gladys Knight in the Title Credits?
  • As usual, influences from other movies and real-life are explored.
  • And More …

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Dr. No’s Impact On The James Bond Franchise

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Dr. No’s Impact On The James Bond Franchise

How did DR. NO impact the James Bond movie franchise? To celebrate DR. NO's 60th anniversary, we dive into the movie to answer that question.

Celebrating Dr. No‘s 60th Anniversry

Dr. No's impact on poster art. Here we see James Bond and the Bond Girls from the movie.

Dr. No‘s impact on the James Bond franchise is tremendous. This movie started the James Bond franchise for movie fans 60 years ago. Additionally, it set the stage for the all of the James Bond movies that followed. It even helped shape future non-Bond spy movies. So, join us as we celebrate Dr. No’s anniversary by taking a look at how it shaped what we see in the franchise going forward.

We start where the movie starts with the gun barrel sequence and continue on through the music, the classic line “Bond, James Bond”, the humor, the gadgets, the exotic locations, the great poster’s like this Mitchell Hooks’ poster for Dr. No, and much, much more. Then, of course, we look at Sean Connery. We see how he established the character of James Bond while initiating the role.

What hooked you?

So, which item that premiered in Dr. No hooked you on James Bond? Was it the Walther PPK, the Bond Girls, the villains, the chases, the martini’s and the finer things in life? We discuss all of these things that showcase Dr. No‘s impact on the franchise.

What’s missing in Dr. No that we see in later James Bond movies? Well, the pre-title sequence and the DB5 come in movies that followed Dr. No. Of course, we talk about that too.

What do you think of Dr. No’s Impact on the franchise?

Once you’ve listened please give us feedback. Do you disagree with anything we’ve called out? Did we miss anything? Is there something we called out that you wish the movie didn’t have? To give us feedback, You can leave us a voice mail message on our website or send us an email at info@spymovienavigator.com. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Undoubtedly you’ll have some.

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The movies show a much more aggressive James Bond than the books do. Bond mistreats many of the women in his movies, especially in the earliest years. So, we are looking through the James Bond movies from the Sean Connery years, through Daniel Craig to show you how the movies have shaped our opinion of how Bond treats women. And we think  M is spot on! James Bond's relationship with women is a tricky subject.

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James Bond 007’s A VIEW TO A KILL Pre-Title Decoded!

A dead MI6 agent, microchips, icy boats, James Bond chased on skies, Belluga caviar and vodka shaken – all in the pre-title sequence of A View to a Kill!

Join Dan, Tom, and Vicky as they are charging while avoiding the chatter of this fun opening sequence.  How much of a gap does James Bond have to clear while navigating the piste?   They comment on the gnarly kickers and loose landings and the boat that takes them to safety.  All while trying to capture a microchips.  
James Bond’s THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Pre-Title Decoded!

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James Bond’s THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Pre-Title Decoded!

Join undercover agents Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode new discoveries and connections of the pre-title sequence in The Living Daylights!

Gibraltar! Spies parachuting in! Paint balls! Hedgehogs! Macaques, a chase, a yacht, smiert spionam and . . . a new James Bond! All in the pre-title sequence to THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS!

Join undercover agents Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode new discoveries and connections of this fun pre-title sequence!

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In this discussion we look at the following in the pre-title sequence to The Living Daylights:

  • The beach that opens the movie
  • M’s office delivering a pep talk in a plane
  • Timothy Dalton’s slow reveal as James Bond
  • The parachute scene
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  • Filming technique on the short road
  • The Land Rover plunge off the cliff
  • Dalton’s landing on a yacht
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Ian Fleming didn’t intend James Bond to be likeable . . .

“I didn’t intend for Bond to be likeable. He’s a blunt instrument in the hands of the government. He’s got vices and few perceptible virtues.” Ian Fleming.

Here's proof from the James Bond movies that Ian Fleming is absolutely correct - James Bond is not a likeable spy!

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Die Another Day

Die Another Day, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Pierce BrosnanDie Another Day was Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as Bond, released in 2002, and was Eon Production’s 20th Bond movie.   Considered the weakest Brosnan movie as Bond. It involves another plot to destroy the world, this time with a space-based weapon system controlled by Gustav Graves. There is some connection between this North Korean terrorist, Graves, and diamonds.  Someone is using these diamonds to basically fund the development of this space weapon.

It begins with Bond having been captured and imprisoned in North Korea for quite a while before some deal is made to free him in exchange for another agent.  Bond thinks someone in his own agency betrayed him, and so after escaping pursues Zao, the agent who got Bond imprisoned. 

After meeting Jinx (Halle Barry) he discovers a connection between Graves and Zao – and the funding of this deadly space weapon.

Bond must save the day and ultimately does with some help.

The World is Not Enough

The World is Not Enough, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Pierce BrosnanThe World is Not Enough launched in 1999, Pierce Brosnan’ s third outing as Bond, and involves Bond assigned to protect an oil heiress (Electra – played by Sophie Marceau), from threats – because her father was killed and was a friend of M’s – but Bond uncovers a scheme that involves a nuclear plot.  Eon’s 19th Bond film.

The ultimate villain is a guy with a bullet in his brain and so he feels no pain.   Electra is not what she seems, and Bond figures it all out with a great ending scene on a submarine.   Bond is pretty brutal in this one.

Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Pierce BrosnanTomorrow Never Dies – a 1997 release and Eon’s 18th Bond movie, stars Pierce Brosnan in his second outing as Bond.  Originally was going to be called Tomorrow Never Lies.  

It’s about a media mogul – Elliot Carver played by Jonathan Pierce – who wants to dominate the world with his news organization – reaching everywhere and being the dominant source.  Of course, China will not allow this and so Carver wants to orchestrate tension between the western world and China so that the threat of war will be in the news.  

So, Bond has to stop all of this – the world does not need another war.   So, he gets help from a Chines agent, Wai Lin (played by Michelle Yeoh) and the rest is how they stop Carver and infiltrate his organization and destroy his plan.

GoldenEye

Goldeneye, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Pierce BrosnanGoldenEye, released in 1995 and Eon Productions 17th Bond film, pits a former MI6 agent 006 – Alec Trevelyan, against Bond and the world.   Of course, Alec has help with his cohort, Xenia Onatopp – a skilled assassin.  There is this space weapon, named GoldenEye, that must be dealt with before the Russian syndicate uses it to threaten the world.   

There are reasons Trevelyan wants revenge on the Britain for betraying his parents.  This is a solid movie, with great action, beautiful women like Natalya of course, and interesting characters like Boris Grishenko, a programmer.

Pierce Brosnan is the new James Bond and will star in a total of 4 Bond movies – this perhaps his best.  

Licence to Kill

Licence to Kill, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Timothy DaltonLicence to Kill, released in 1989, was Timothy Dalton’s second and last appearance as James Bond, and Eon Productions 16th Bond movie. 

While on holiday on the Florida Keys, for Felix Leiter’s marriage to Della, Leiter is informed that a drug lord, Franz Sanchez, was entering US airspace – and the pre-title sequence, one of the best, begins with delaying the wedding in pursuit of Sanchez.

Sanchez, played brilliantly by Robert Davi, escapes and the rest of the movie is about trying to capture Sanchez and inflict revenge on him for killing Della and feeding Leiter to the sharks. Bond goes rogue and tries to avenge his friend’s injuries and wife’s death.   It is a simple story, played out beautifully in the Florida Keys, especially in Key West, and then in Mexico.  Infiltration, deceit, beautiful women who help, drugs, explosions, and fire!

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Timothy DaltonThe Living Daylights introduces Timothy Dalton as the new James Bond, releasing in 1987, the 15th in the Eon Production series. 

Bond is helping a Russian, Goergi Koskov, defect to the west – but things get more complicated when Koskov is recaptured at a British safe house.  The plot gets more complex with Bond in Afghanistan, a weapons deal that is uncovered, drug lords, beautiful women, and General Pushkin and other Russians.

No Time to Die

No Time to Die is Daniel Craig’s final outing as Bond, and wasn’t released until 2021.  Bond is retired in Jamaica, is brought out of retirement by Felix Leiter who wants his help for a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and MI6 eventually reinstalls his 007 moniker.

There is a lot in this movie, including Madeleine Swann again – and her history with an evil man who killed her mother, her love interest with Bond is frontstage and Spectre and Blofeld and everything else is in this movie.   The evil Lyutsifer Safin is the ultimate villain who Bond must defeat before his deadly technology wreaks havoc on the world.   And so, we see what happens to Bond, his daughter – yeah, he has one – and the rest of the group.   Great action scenes, Paloma (Ana de Armis) is awesome, and Bond succeeds – or does he?   If you have seen the movie already, “Cheers.” 

Spectre

SPECTRE, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Daniel CraigSpectre, considered the worst of the Daniel Craig Bond movies and the 24th entry by Eon Productions, was released in 2015. Yes, Blofeld is back – and with a disturbing revelation.  And so, Spectre is back as well.  

Though M from Skyfall is dead, a video messages asks Bond to do her a favor and kill Sciara.  The pre-title is a brilliant one, taking place in Mexico City. 

This leads Bond to Rome and his discovery of Spectre – run by Blofeld. 

He finds Mr. White (who we met in Casino Royale) – who is basically hiding out after deserting Spectre – and he kills himself as he has been poisoned by Spectre anyway, and wants Bond to save his daughter, Madeleine Swann.

So, Bond investigates Spectre, discovers Blofeld’s secret connection to Bond and the chilling ending.

Skyfall

Skyfall, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Daniel CraigSkyfall, released in 2012, is often ranked at Daniel Craig’s second-best Bond movie, behind Casino Royale, and Eon Productions 23rd Bond movie.   The jury is still out on No Time to Die.    In Skyfall, the real identities of all of MI6’s agents has been stolen.  Patrice is the guy to chase – a great pre-title sequence in this movie – and when MI6 HQ is blown up, Bond who has been missing and thought dead – returns to help.   Patrice leads Bond to Silva – the ultimate bad guy, who has a vendetta to eliminate M (Judi Dench). 

 

The rest is Bond’s attempt to protect M, and the ultimate showdown at Skyfall, the name of James Bond’s home when he was a child.

Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Daniel CraigDaniel Craig returns as James Bond in Quantum of Solace, released in 2008, which is the first direct continuation story in the Bond franchise, and the 22nd Bond movie by Eon Productions.   It picks up directly where Casino Royale left off – with the capture of Mr. White.

In this mission, Bond is to investigate a Dominic Green who is manipulating his way to control the water supply in Bolivia.  Floating on the surface of all this, is his longing to avenge Vesper Lynd’s death. 

Full of intrigue, plane chases, exotic locations, explosions, beautiful woman who have a history with the President of Bolivia and Bond trying to do the right thing.

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Daniel CraigCasino Royale, released in 2006 by Eon Productions, it’s 21st Bond film, rebooted the series with another new James Bond, Daniel Craig, now earning his 00 status here.   The script sticks closely to the Ian Fleming novel and is a masterpiece of suspense involving big-stakes Casino gambling at Casino Royale in Montenegro., Le Chifre, a terrorist money manager, who is trying to recoup money he was to invest for war lords in Uganga, Vesper Lynd – Bond’s love interest, we meet Mr. White, Rene Mathis and others along the way.  And a big ending.

Often rated one of the best James Bond movies ever, Casino Royale (2006) takes us all over the globe from Prague, Uganda, Madagascar the Bahamas and more.

James Bond’s A VIEW TO A KILL – Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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James Bond’s A VIEW TO A KILL – Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Join agents Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode and uncover new discoveries and connections in the pre-title sequence to A View to a Kill!

A dead MI6 agent, Micro-chips, icy boats, Bond chased on skies, Beluga caviar and vodka shaken – all in the pre-title sequence of A VIEW TO A KILL!

Join undercover agents Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode and uncover new discoveries and connections in this solid pre-title sequence!

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In this episode, we examine the following from A View to a Kill:

  • The ski sequence
  • Willy Bogner
  • White Parkas
  • Snowboards and Tom Sims
  • California Girls
  • What is a piste?
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A View to a Kill

A VBiew to A Kill, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Roger MooreThis 1985 installment of the James Bond series was the last helmed by Roger Moore.

Once again we are treated to a megalomaniac, Max Zorin (Christopher Walken).  This time, instead of wanting to destroy the world, he wants to corner the  burgeoning important microchip industry. He will need to destroy Silicon Valley in California in order to achieve success.

Zorin’s henchwoman, May Day, is played by Grace Jones who has a very impressive wardrobe. May Day has an impressive escape from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Zorin needs to buy an oil business from Stacy Sutton (Tanya Roberts) who is also a geologist.  She helps Bond in figuring out Zorin’s plot.

Octopussy

Octopussy editorial content, 007, James Bond, EON Production movies, spy movie podcasts, espionage, Roger MooreOctopussy was the 1983 installment of the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore as Bond.

An agent dies with a Fabergé egg which leads to an operation to unearth Octopussy’s (Maud Adams) smuggling operation.  This operation was a cover for a planned nuclear attack.

Louis Jourdan gives a strong performance as Kamal Khan, the lead villain in the movie.   Khan is supported by his henchman Gobinda (Kabir Bedi).  The soviet contingent is lead by Orlov (Steven Berkoff).

Much of this movie was filmed in India, bringing the Bond audience to another exotic location. The pretitle scene with Bond flying a micro-jet were filmed in Utah in the US.

For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Roger MooreFor Your Eyes Only was the James Bond movie released in 1981. It stars Roger Moore, returning in the role of James Bond.

James Bond needs to find a device called Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC) which was in a submarine that had sunk.  The soviets find out about the missing ATAC so a race to find it ensues.

Bond must also deal with a man named Milos Columbo and one named Kristatos.  One of these men is an ally and one is the enemy.  James Bond must figure out who is the ally as he isn’t sure for a while in the movie.

Moonraker

Moonraker editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Roger MooreMoonraker is the title of the 1979 James Bond movie stars Roger Moore as James Bond.  It starts with a space shuttle being stolen while being transported.

Megalomaniac Hugo Drax plans to use space shuttles to help him create a master race of genetically perfect humans.  These people are brought to a space station. The plan is that all the people on earth will be poisoned and die.   Drax can then bring his master race back to earth and repopulate the earth.

Obviously Bond needs to stop this.

Moonraker was heavily influenced by Star Wars which came out 2 years earlier. The whole space station and the fighting in space likely wouldn’t have happened in Moonraker, had Star Wars never existed.

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Roger MooreThe Spy Who Loved Me – James Bond (Roger Moore) is pitted against Karl Stromberg who is yet another megalomaniac in the series. Stromberg wants to live under the sea after destroying the world.

Bond has to joins forces with Anya Amasova, also known as Triple X, a soviet agent to stop Stromberg from succeeding.  Well, join forces is a bit of a stretch as they do not trust each other, but they need each other.

The Spy Who Loved Me is also where we meet the fantastic henchman, Jaws and the Lotus Espirit that can transform into a submarine.

The Man With The Golden Gun

The Man With the Golden Gun, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Roger Moore

The Man With The Golden Gun – This 1974 movie pits James Bond (Roger Moore) against Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) and his golden gun. Scaramanga is the world’s most expensive hit man and James Bond is on his list.

As part of the plot, James Bond must find a solar energy device that is planned to be put to nefarious use.

Along the way, we get to see the beauty of Thailand and China. Bond meets Scaramanga’s henchman, Nick Nack (Hervé Villachaize), Andrea Anders (Maude Adams), Miss Goodnight (Britt Ekland), and is reunited with J.W. Pepper (Clifton James) who he met in Live and Let Die.

The Man With The Golden Gun has one of the best car jump stunts in any James Bond movie.


Octopussy’s Turban Expert – Del Singh – A video interview

Who knew? When Octopussy was being made, they found they needed someone who could tie a turban for Gobinda. And they were in Peterborough, England in 1983. Sounds like a challenge. Dan and Tom talk with Del Singh about how he ended up taking on this job with his brother. He also talks about working on Octopussy and some of the challenges he witnessed while they were filming. So, in honor of the 39th anniversary of the US release of Octopussy, let's look behind the scenes. Subscribe! Comments: info@spymovienavigator.com    

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