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Rest In Piece James bond 1930-2020

  If 2020 couldn’t get any worse, once again a dark pall has descended upon Bond fandom, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Michael Lonsdale and now, the man, the myth, the legend that is Sir Sean Connery has donned his heavenly jet pack and lifted off this mortal coil for that great martini bar in the…

Oh No Ninjas!

We’ve hit Segal threat level 3!   No Time To Die star Lashana Lynch gave an interview to electronic gadget magazine Techradar concerning her up coming film. Why Techradar you ask? Because Lynch has been named brand ambassador for the line of Nokia phones featured in the film. Huh, a bit odd that an incidental…

No Time To Remember

Oh, No Time To Die, I apologize, I forgot you were there. I honestly forgot this film is premiering in two months. It seems EON has forgotten as well, or at least aren’t sure if or how the film will be released on the appointed date. Didn’t we have something important happening soon? Case in point…

Rest In Peace Mrs. Bond

  More sad news in the world of Bondom, Diana Rigg known to Bond fans as Tracy Draco the only woman whom could tame James Bond has passed from this world to the next. Beside her role as Bond’s loving and doomed bride, Miss Rigg was also well know as Emma Peal in The Avengers:…

The Sociopath and the Blank Canvas: A Tale of Two Vespers

The two Vespers, the cinematic and the literary, are two women who have a great deal in common biographically… Unless you also count the Vesper of the 1967 fever dream also entitled Casino Royale, which I don’t. Despite the biographical similarities, the way this information is portrayed in their respective media paints two entirely different…

Who’s Your Daddy?

Craig’s Bond you are… (not?) the father!   Remember last rant when I asked why EON passed on director Cary Funksoulbrother’s grand idea to have half the film play out in Craig’s drill induced fever dream? Well we have an answer, they had an even bigger soap operatic trope in mind, the long lost child!…

Dream On

No, no, I’m referring to the fever dreams that seem to be permeating the halls of EON lately, not the Brian Benben lead HBO series from the 90’s who’s only reason for existing was to juxtapose nude women with clips from Petticoat Junction.   It’s been a little while since I last posted, I started…

Rest In Peace Ms. Galore

Honor Blackman 1925-2020   It is a sad day in Bondom as we say goodbye to Honor Blackman, who’s Pussy Galore is perhaps the most famous “Bond Girl” of all time. Ironically I just watched Goldfinger last Saturday, reminding me why she is my personal favorite Bond girl. Beautiful and vivacious without being a 98…

Quantum Of Meh

Just about sums it up.   Alright it’s been long enough, I guess I need to get this bloody thing over with now. You may have noticed I’ve put off commenting on the No Time To Die theme song by Billie Eilish for some time now. You would think such a momentous occasion would have…

No Time To Avoid Partisan Politics

The unavoidable shouting match playing out ad nausea in every facet of western humanity.   Whatever the reason for the delay of No Time To Die’s release, whether it be the noble, heroic effort to save lives as spelled out in the MI6-HQ “open letter” or a cynical attempt to maximize the money this film makes…

No Time To Premiere

According to the official 007 edition Omega Seamaster Swiss watch™, there is no time for No Time To Die.   What there hasn’t been time for lately has been my coverage of all the various bits and pieces to have come out of EON over the last month. The theme song, promotional posters and a…

Super Ad!

Is it just me, or has the quality at Madam Tussauds’ dropped off lately?   The first Sunday in February saw a sporting event of a “Super” magnitude here in the United States. This celebrated “Bowl” game is renown for it’s very expensive commercial blocks. This year ad spots cost upwards of $5.6 million U.S.…

Property Of A Sad Lady

From my cold dead hands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   According to this article Barbara Broccoli is a rather forlorn woman. It seems the prospect of Ms Babz losing her favorite boy toy has her lamenting in abject misery. Quote: Broccoli told Variety: “I’m in total denial. “I’ve accepted what Daniel has said, but I’m still in denial. It’s too traumatic…

And The Band Played On

No Time To Float   It seems the fickle finger of fate has once again wagged itself at the production of No Time To Die, this time in the form of composer Dan Romer’s exit a scant four months from release! According to this article the ouster was in the works as early as November…

No Means Dr. No?

That bell shaped coat makes Malek look like a ding dong.   There is a ridiculous rumor floating around that Rami Malek’s character “Safin” will in fact turn out to be Dr. Julius No. I say ridiculous, but in reality nothing about EON surprises me anymore. Five years ago when the Blofeld as Bond’s foster…

Where Have All The Pundits Gone?

Hey look, something else to ascribe politics upon and bicker over! I’ve spoken ad-nausea lately about the warring factions fighting the good fight over the prospect of lady “007” and other politically charged rumors surrounding No Time To Die. In fact I’ve probably spent more time covering them than they have covering the film, I’ve…

Copyright Infringement

In the case of your author, it’s more like dummy for copyright   Last rant I left you with baited breath on the subject of Lashana Lynch’s “007” status getting revoked. I personally believe this may be for reasons other than fan displeasure as claimed in this article. I know nothing about the subject of copyright…

Tampon Tamp-down

If anybody was excited to see this film, that’s been rectified!   Last rant, I discussed Lashana Lynch’s comments regarding her desire to include a scene wherein she disposes of a tampon. I still believe this to be a troll by the actress, however the longer it goes uncorrected the more damage is done. EON…