Popcorn Pulse 209: James Bond

We’ve talked about it for quite some time. Teased and hinted at doing something a little unorthodox from the norm. So we’ve broken down and gone and done it. We’ve leaned into the universe of James Bond. Helped by the fact it’s all free on a certain streaming service we don’t advertise for free.

We have to start with the first of course. Dr No(1962), while not the first novel, was the first adaptation. Perhaps because JFK was a bit of a fan of the book. Sean Connery’s first outing as Bond has him hanging around tropical islands. They’re hunting for a guy with robot hands and a penchant for nuclear science.

We skip over to the first Bond actor swap with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service(1969). George Lazenby’s first and only portrayal as the MI6 agent. He’s decided to hunt down Bloefeld which MI6 doesn’t approve of. James tracks him down and discovers this time he’s played by Telly Sevalas. There’s a great ski chase though and a a lot of intentional and unintentional comedy.

The third of the show is another first outing. This time Roger Moore in Live and Let Die(1973). This one might be best remembered if you’ve ever played the 64 game. If only because this is where Barron Samedi comes from. It also has the guy who played Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard playing basically the same character he would go on to play. There’s also drugs and voodoo at play as well as frickin sharks.

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