Year: 2010

The Saint Who Became A Bond

Before there was a Bond at the movie theaters, there was Simon Templar on the small screen. The Saint, A Master thief with a playboy mannerism and Robin Hood complex ruled as a television series starring the future James Bond, Roger Moore and was made in the UK with an eye on the American market, […]

The Revealing Doctor No

Though it served as the basis for the first James Bond film Doctor No (first published in 1958) was actually the sixth novel in Ian Fleming’s series. And while many of the attributes familiar from the Sean Connery movie are to be found – the Jamaican setting, Honey Ryder’s dramatic appearance on the beach, the […]

What Would Bond Do?

The Cold War ended many years ago. The economy has its ups and downs and the minister reponsible for MI6 is downsizing the agency. If James Bond lost his license to kill per se, What would Bond do? Looking at his interests and exploits in several adventures I’m assuming there are skills that  he can apply […]

Tom Jones As Bond?

Sir Thomas John Woodward, known to many by his stage name, Tom Jones, was a strong contender for the role of James Bond, but was nixed because he was “too famous for the part” in the 1960s and 1970s. Jones, who is three-quarters English and not Welsh as many previously thought, recently said it was […]

James Bond Rebooted

Now that the ink is almost dry on Spyglass Studios take over of MGM this year in November and rumors that Indian movie conglomerate, Sahara India Pariwar were bidding to take over MGM with a $2 billion bid was just a stock ploy, EON Productions, presently under MGM, can now concentrate on the next few Bond

Raquel Welch In Thunderball

Originally meant as the first James Bond film, Thunderball is, to date, the most financially successful movie of the series, and, adjusting for inflation, made the equivalent of $966.4 million in 2008 currency. Broccoli’s original choice for the role of Domino Derval was Julie Christie following her performance in Billy Liar in 1963. Upon meeting […]

The Persuaders

From Saint To Playboy The Persuaders was the most ambitious and expensive television action/adventure series ever produced. Starring future James Bond, Roger Moore as Lord Brett Sinclair and American counterpart Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde, two international playboys. Much of the humor of the show derived from playful observations about the differences between British and […]

The Bond Martini

Or should I say The Vesper Martini? Connery and James Bond helped inspire researchers to investigate the antioxidant properties of martinis. Believe it or not, this is actually something that has been studied scientifically and has an interesting answer! In 1999, researchers at the University of Western Ontario in Canada decided to investigate the antioxidant […]