TOPPLING

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

What Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) is doing to American missiles launched from the Cape Canaveral base in Florida. As 007 (Sean Connery) defines it, “toppling” means throwing the gyroscopic controls of a guided missile off track with a radio signal. Dr. No’s toppling operation is based on an island called Crab Key, where he has an atomic-powered radio beam secreted away in his fortress.

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