Category: Adventure

Seven Deadliest Bond Villains

In order to celebrate our illustrious 007, I’ve come up on my take on Bond’s deadliest villains, a kind of un-magnificent seven. Your opinions may very. 7. Le Chiffre (“Casino Royale) With his bleeding eye and creepy manner, Le Chiffre would undoubtedly give any woman her worst date ever. Mads Mikkelsen, who has a very […]

Death To Spies

2008 Casino Royale replaced  the MI6 nemesis S.M.E.R.S.H. with the fictional criminal organization Quantum to better reflect an updated Bond world. What most casual fans of everything Bond didn’t realize is that S.M.E.R.S.H. was actually based on Smersh, the  Soviet counter-spy agency with a fantastic history of catching spies and disrupting and aiding like-minded governments […]

The Many Lives of Miss Moneypenny

Lois Maxwel, the actress who played Miss Moneypenny for most of the James Bond films was also a race car driver, Golden Globe winner, Canadian Army Corps volunteer and classmate of Roger Moore way before she played the famous secretary of MI6 Section Chief M and Bond’s flirtatious admirer on the big screen. In her […]

Bond Gadgets Made Real

I’m sure you’ve all enjoyed Q’s amazing James Bond Gadgets over the years.  However, have you wondered if any of the amazing gizmos ever made it into the real world? In You Only Live Twice (1967), Gyrojet rocket guns, which fired small missiles instead bullets, were featured. Around this time, both the British and American […]

How To Be Like Bond….James Bond

I came across an article written by Richard Shelmerdine that narrowed down a few key points that show why Bond is Bond. Learning how to be like James Bond could fill volumes of books full of personality traits so I can appreciate an article that gets to the point. “#1 Mindset Bonds mind is completely […]

To Travel Is Not Enough

In 1962’s “Dr. No,” Sean Connery sits brooding on a desolate beach, perhaps steeling himself for a solo attack on a hidden underground lair, when very young and healthy Ursula Andress emerges from the surf in a white bikini. Honey Rider asks: “Are you looking for shells?” James Bond replies “No, I’m just looking.” Lo, […]

Origins Of Bond

The “real James Bond” was only 5ft 6ins tall but his exploits included stealing an Enigma decoding machine and smuggling himself into communist Russia dressed in his old school uniform, according to a new book. The smoking room tales of Wilfred “Biffy” Dunderdale are said to be one of the sources Ian Fleming used for […]

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 […]

Real World James Bond?

For years we’ve all have read articles proclaiming how James Bond would make a horrible spy in the real world. A man who stands out in a crowd would make an instant target to counter-intelligence agents and even peak the interest of local police. Suave and personable, James Bond was considered useless as an undercover […]