Gadgets in James Bond’s Diamonds are Forever – Can You Believe it?

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Gadgets in James Bond’s Diamonds are Forever – Can You Believe it?

Join Dan, Tom, Vicky, and our special guest, Joe Pappalardo as we crack the code of the gadgets in Diamonds are Forever! We ask, Can you believe it?

Join Dan, Tom, Vicky, and our special guest, Joe Pappalardo as we crack the code of the gadgets in Diamonds are Forever! We ask, Can you believe it?

From fake fingerprints, to lasers and diamonds, voice synthesizers, pitons, moon buggies and more – we cover it all!

Joe Pappalardo is an author and magazine contributor to Smithsonian Air and Space, National Geographic, and Popular Mechanics.

 

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In this episode, we examine the gadgets in Diamonds Are Forever with help from our aerospace expert, Joe Pappalardo.

We discuss:

  • The Diamond Laser Satellite
  • The origins of lasers
  • Fake Fingerprints
  • Q’s RPM slot machine manipulator ring
  • Duplicate Blofelds and white cats
  • Voice Changers
  • Moon Buggies
  • And More …

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Gadgets – ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE and LIVE AND LET DIE – Can you Believe It?

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Gadgets – ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE and LIVE AND LET DIE – Can you Believe It?

Join Tom and Dan & special guest host Vicki Hodges (from the UK) as we discuss the gadgets in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE and LIVE AND LET DIE - and some Bond movie locations that have been visited and celebrities met!  

Join Tom and Dan & special guest host Vicky Hodges (from the UK) as we discuss the gadgets in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Live and Let Die – and some Bond movie locations that have been visited and celebrities met!

Vicky joins us as a co-host on the show, and is an avid Bond memorabilia collector and knowledgeable James Bond and spy movie fan!  She’s great!

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We add a new host to our podcast, Vicki Hodges who lives in the UK.   She helps us look at the viability of the gadgets from the movies On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Live and Let Die.

  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    • How part of the Armalite AR-7 rifle is used and where we’ve seen that rifle before
    • The Safe-Cracking Device/Photo Copier
    • MacGyver-type gadgets Bond makes
    • Miniature spy camera
    • Blofeld’s gift for the Angels
  • Live and Let Die
    • Bond’s Rolex Submariner watch
      • How it made Madeline Smith. who played Miss Caruso, uncomfortable
      • Could it deflect bullets?
    • Bonds Espresso maker
    • The coffin in the pre-title sequence
    • The Felix Lighter
    • Dart guns
  • And More …

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