Bond 25 has a release date! Straight from the official site, the release date is November 8, 2019. The script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade is in place. Cast, director, and title will be announced later on. W00T! EDIT: According to The New York Times, Daniel Craig is returning. Even better!
I've been going back to the well of favorites recently. Between the passing of Roger Moore and Adam West, my lowered expectations over Wonder Woman and The Mummy having been met, and the unfortunate writing choices revealed in the new Darth Vader prequel comic from Marvel, I feel like fandom has kicked me in the teeth the last … Continue reading What’s New?
It's been a while since I updated on life, so I'll do that for those who might be interested. Having finished out the original Ian Fleming James Bond novels, my buddy reader BrokenTune opted to go no further on that particular journey. I'll be continuing on with the other 007 novels accordingly. In the meantime, … Continue reading Personal Projects
I just heard the heartbreaking news. Sir Roger Moore has passed away after a short battle with cancer. I'm not really certain how to process this just yet. Moore's Live and Let Die was the first 007 film I ever saw as a kid, one of many I would first experience on TV before finally … Continue reading RIP, Sir Roger Moore
We come to the end of Ian Fleming’s original run of James Bond. This one is a short story collection, published post-mortem at the height of the spy craze that was caused as a direct result of the successful 007 film franchise. Sean Connery had starred in four Bond films to that point, with a fifth on … Continue reading Octopussy and the Living Daylights, 1966 (posthumous)
I've been looking for excuse to finally see a performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (as if I needed an excuse). Today, I got that opportunity. When you go to see a symphony for the first time, it's often best to attend a concert where you're intimately familiar with the music. That gives you … Continue reading FWSO – 007: The Music of James Bond (and Beyond!)
Published post-mortem, The Man With the Golden Gun is, for me, the weakest of Ian Fleming's original 007 books. For those familiar with the movie, put it out of your mind. In this case, the golden gun is just a standard, gold-plated Colt .45 revolver instead of one of the most iconic gadgets ever conceived for film, and … Continue reading The Man with the Golden Gun, 1965 (posthumous)
I've got so many books in the works, it's making my head spin. My own fault. No one to blame but myself. And it's a good problem to have. Since I have so many bibliophiles in my little circle, thought I'd share some thoughts on what's in progress for those who might be interested. The … Continue reading Book Updates
From a modern perspective, it could be easy to dismiss this novel as offensive, sexist and racist at nearly every turn possible. Fleming is not always known for little things like tact and awareness as we understand it today. The trick to appreciating his works is simply to accept it at face value, taking into account the man … Continue reading You Only Live Twice, 1964
By the time On Her Majesty's Secret Service is published, James Bond is making waves internationally, both in print and on the big screen, partly propelled by John F. Kennedy's endorsement of Fleming's From Russia With Love, and partly from the world's need to embrace a hero of this kind in the wake of the … Continue reading On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1963