Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

A weapon supplied to Bond (PIERCE BROSNAN) by Q Branch in GoldenEye. As Q (DESMOND LLEWELYN) explains, if you click the pen three times, you arm the four-second fuse of a Class Four grenade. If you click it another three times, you disarm it. The pen plays a hair-raising part in an exciting sequence inside Alec Trevelyan‘s Cuban hideout when renegade computer programmer Boris Grishenko (ALAN CUMMING) nervously grabs Bond’s pen to click while he reprograms the GoldenEye satellite. As Boris clicks madly, a nervous Bond tries to keep track of whether the grenade is armed or not. To tell you the truth, I don’t know how he does it. But that’s why he’s Bond.


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