It's been a number of months -- too long -- since the last 007 mission briefing. When we lost Sir Roger Moore last May, it hit me harder than I would have thought. I had just finished the buddy read on the original Fleming novels at that point, and while I managed to review Diamonds … Continue reading Live and Let Die, 1973
It does no good to outline a plan if you don't bother to follow through, and since the only one who will hold me accountable is me, it's time to take a look at how I did this month. At the beginning of the year, I said I that don't bother with resolutions anymore, but … Continue reading January 2018 Overview and Assessment
My newest acquisitions! So happy I had to share. I really wish I could afford the whole line, but I have to call it somewhere, so... 2 Bonds down, 4 to go whenever they're released.
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?
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
It's been far, far too long since my last 007 mission briefing. No excuses, just a loss of momentum. Time to get back on track. All good things come to an end, and so it was that Sean Connery stepped down from the role of Britain's greatest super spy in order to pursue other acting … Continue reading On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969
April, 1957. The world hangs in the shadow of the mushroom cloud, where it's been since the Soviet atomic tests of 1949 and the American attacks on Japan four years previous that ended the Second World War. This is the world in which Ian Fleming writes, but that's nothing compared to what it will be … Continue reading From Russia With Love, 1957
It was a foregone conclusion that with the success of Dr. No, the uptick of the cold war, and the beginning of the spy craze, Bond would return to the big screen. The political tensions being what they were, the producers already agreed to avoid potential trouble by replacing SMERSH with SPECTRE, a move that allowed for … Continue reading From Russia With Love, 1963
One of the many books to cover 007's 50th anniversary, but certainly the only one told from Bond himself. Much of what's in this book has been covered time and again in other books of this nature, but there are two things you won't find in those other books. The first is Roger Moore's rather … Continue reading Bond on Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies by Roger Moore