In this mission debrief for ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, we identify the iconic elements we would use to describe it as "the one with", shake the Bond cocktail and pick this film's most potent ingredients, toot the horn for underappreciated elements, round up our favourite trivia tidbits, and give our final top/middle/bottom rankings. 

Agent 007 and the adventurous Tracy Di Vicenzo join forces to battle the evil SPECTRE organization in the treacherous Swiss Alps. But the group's powerful leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld is launching his most calamitous scheme yet: a germ warfare plot that could kill millions!

The recording took place on May 18th, 2022 in the USA and Australia. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 

Natalie Bochenski (@girlclumsy) is a writer, performer, and producer from Brisbane known for her Raven On series 

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

In this mission debrief for YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, we identify the iconic elements we would use to describe it as "the one with", shake the Bond cocktail and pick this film's most potent ingredients, toot the horn for underappreciated elements, round up our favourite trivia tidbits, and give our final top/middle/bottom rankings. 

When U.S. and Soviet manned spaceships are hijacked in Earth's orbit, Agent 007 must race to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers. His pulse-pounding missions takes him to Japan, where he battles the evil SPECTRE organization and its diabolical leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld! 

The recording took place on May 11th, 2022 in the USA and UK. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential (@jamesbondlive) 

Dr Llewella Chapman (@LlewellaChapman) is the author of the new book Fashioning James Bond 

Tom Butler (@TomButler) is host of the James Bond A-Z podcast 

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 

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In this mission debrief for THUNDERBALL, we identify the iconic elements we would use to describe it as "the one with", shake the Bond cocktail and pick this film's most potent ingredients, toot the horn for underappreciated elements, round up our favourite trivia tidbits, and give our final top/middle/bottom rankings. 

The thrills never stop as Agent 007 goes above the call of duty - and to the bottom of the ocean - to track down a villainous criminal who's holding millions hostage and threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust!

The recording took place on May 6th, 2022 in the USA and UK. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson

Joseph Darlington is Head of Section at beingjamesbond.com

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

April 29, 2022

0122: Debrief: Goldfinger

In this mission debrief for GOLDFINGER, we identify the iconic elements we would use to describe it as "the one with", shake the Bond cocktail and pick this film's most potent ingredients, toot the horn for underappreciated elements, round up our favourite trivia tidbits, and give our final top/middle/bottom rankings. 

Special Agent 007 has just come face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time. And now he'll have to outwit and outgun this powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox - and obliterate the world economy.

The recording took place on April 13th, 2022 in the USA and Australia. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Natalie Bochenski (@girlclumsy) is a writer, performer, and producer from Brisbane known for her Raven On series 

Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

In this mission debrief for FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, we identify the iconic elements we would use to describe it as "the one with", shake the Bond cocktail and pick this film's most potent ingredients, toot the horn for underappreciated elements, round up our favourite trivia tidbits, and give our final top/middle/bottom rankings. 

James Bond squares off against the evil SPECTRE organization in a pulse-pounding race to seize the Soviet Lektor decoding machine. His mission thrusts him into a thrilling boat chase, a brutal helicopter attack and a deadly brawl aboard the Orient Express, proving once again that Agent 007 can't be stopped!

The recording took place on April 22nd, 2022 in the USA, UK, and Spain. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

April 15, 2022

0120: Debrief: Dr. No

In this mission debrief for DR. NO, we identify the iconic elements we would use to describe it as "the one with", shake the Bond cocktail and pick this film's most potent ingredients, toot the horn for underappreciated elements, round up our favourite trivia tidbits, and give our final top/middle/bottom rankings. 

His name is Bond, James Bond. And here, in his explosive film debut, Ian Fleming’s immortal action hero blazes through one of his most spectacular adventures. Sean Connery embodies the suave yet lethal cool of Agent 007 as he battles the mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. 

The recording took place on April 13th, 2022 in the USA and Australia. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Natalie Bochenski (@girlclumsy) is a writer, performer, and producer from Brisbane known for her Raven On series 

Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

Join us as we watch the next two episodes of James Bond Jr together as a group experience. 

For this episode, we resurrect an oft-forgotten relic of the canon - James Bond Jr - as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Whether you grew up seeing it on TV, or have never watched it before, we over analyze the contents of the ninth and tenth episodes and ask the questions nobody has before. Warning: the ending of the tenth episode is rated M for Mature!

You can watchalong with us via these YouTube videos:
Episode 09 (The Eiffel Missile): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DGHsYV8lu0 
Episode 10 (A Worm In The Apple): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPRO277hYPI 

The recording took place on March 5th, 2021 in the USA and UK. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson

Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

Join us as we watch the next two episodes of James Bond Jr together as a group experience. 

For this episode, we resurrect an oft-forgotten relic of the canon - James Bond Jr - as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Whether you grew up seeing it on TV, or have never watched it before, we over analyze the contents of the fifth and sixth episodes and ask the questions nobody has before.

You can watchalong with us via these YouTube videos:
Episode 05: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3CoUgQjp48 
Episode 06: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDzpxtZSMSk  

The recording took place on January 15th, 2021 in the USA and UK. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson

Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  

Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

February 18, 2022

0117: A Bloody Big Ship

Are parts of the Bond film series becoming inaccessible to newer fans?

As we gear up for the 60th anniversary, we reflect on the longevity of the series and ask if enough time has passed now that newer fans may no longer connect to the older films, especially as the cultural context of those productions is outside of living memory for average audiences. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Roger Moore taking over the role of 007, but the end of his tenure marks the mid-point of the film series! We try and get our minds around the fact that in 2028, GoldenEye will mark the half-way point in the franchise. As we head towards the day when there won't be anyone left from the early films, we also ponder how history will be written.

You can now email the show at contact@jamesbondandfriends.com 

The recording took place in the USA and Spain on February 18th, 2022. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com 

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022 

February 11, 2022

0116: February Round Up

What is new in the world of James Bond?

It has been a while since we rounded up the news from the 007 universe so the panel has quite a bit to catch up on. We start by exploring the power shifts in the UK studio space and how the next Bond film finding a new home may be a good thing, and explore a couple of kooky ideas for what may come next. We also catch up on the upcoming books, debate the pros and cons of the latest merchandise, and anticipate a return of GoldenEye. 

You can now email the show at contact@jamesbondandfriends.com 

The recording took place in the USA, UK, and Canada on February 11th, 2022. 

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson 

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 

Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma 

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022 

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