Join us as we watch 1987's The Living Daylights together as a group experience.

For this episode, don your leather jacket, grab a key fob, and cue up your copy of The Living Daylights as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover baddies leaving their babies with the neighbours, disruptive monkeys, pig fingers, Harrier jump jets cleaning ears, fixing a missing Bond, a lazy 008, conveniently large jackets, a field oculist exam, Felix's budget liquor cabinet, robe abuse, MI6's drug testing policy, and Bill goes in to hiding.

The recording took place on May 22nd, 2020 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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Join us as we watch 1995's GoldenEye together as a group experience.

For this episode, don your Brioni suit, grab a sandwich (not that one!), and cue up your copy of GoldenEye as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover the first CGI bullet, hanging crosses, goons with PPKS, the origins of Pain Face, a world-saving pole, and Boris' lack of two-factor authentication.

The recording took place on May 15th, 2020 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

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

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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

Join us as we watch 1981's For Your Eyes Only together as a group experience.

For this episode, don your flared trousers, grab some pistachios, and cue up your copy of For Your Eyes Only as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover a quite interesting parrot, age gaps, a museum of Bond chairs, youthful red lighting, rare Canadians, ill-fated Notherners, a screenwriting class, and a Jim Steinman inspired arrangement of the song.

The recording took place on May 8th, 2020 in the USA, UK, and Spain.

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

Mark O'Connell catches bullets at markoconnell.co.uk

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

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

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

Join us as we watch 2008's Quantum of Solace together as a group experience.

For this episode, don your ripped suit, grab some bronzer, and cue up your copy of Quantum of Solace as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover a bullet-deflecting IV stand, the sweepy brush man, Ben's embarrassing x-wind, alternate operas, another defunct airline, Greene's porn scandal, and the rock that always appears on TV channel hopping.

The recording took place on May 1st, 2020 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

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

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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

Join us as we watch 1989's Licence To Kill together as a group experience.

For this episode, don your baggy suit, grab a Bud with a lime, and cue up your copy of Licence To Kill as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover a lighter Leiter lighter, a new idea for a Bond costume party, a corsage hidden in plain sight, talking to maggots, Dario's bad fighting, and Tim's time at Burger King.

The recording took place on April 24th, 2020 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

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

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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

But don't look back in anger, I heard you say. 

We kick off discussion this week with the recent GoldenEye watch-along with Pierce Brosnan, hosted from his Hawaiian home. Inevitably we muse on his long association with the iconic part, dating back to 1981, together with the frustration of having Bond snatched away from you, twice: first by NBC contract option in ’86 and then getting dumped by phone in 2005. The second topic is the odd timing and tone of a new interview with Cary Fukunaga in which he reveals his comparatively short history with Bond, and the fact he might just have been reading the MI6 Community. 

Along the way we stumble on vehicular spats, Uncle Bond, going ‘round Roger’s, ethereal instagram captions, the magic of pre-recording, hiring from the art house, Craig’s acting chops, missing Connery commentary, Burt Reynolds’ ‘tash, blooper reels, the curse of Bond, Nicolas Cage cash-ins, location stand-ins, Spock’s rocks, a spike in sales for Dan August DVDs, fan theories run amok, untimely endings, Bill’s interview technique, and another bold prediction from David. 

The recording took place on April 22nd, 2020 in the USA, UK, New Zealand, and Spain.

Paul Atkinson and James Page are co-founders of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Phil Nobile Jr is Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria magazine, former Bond correspondent for Birth.Movies.Death

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

Join us as we watch 1979's Moonraker together as a group experience.

For this episode, don your shiniest space suit and cue up your copy of Moonraker as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way we discover the perfect 007 theme park ride, rare POV shots, untapped prop replica potential, glued pigeon feet, stiffed tips, a furry convention, stealth jam jars, Hitchcockian casting, Drax Industries welcome baskets, and those 'missing' braces.

The recording took place on April 17th, 2020 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

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

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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

Join us as we watch 2002's Die Another Die together as a group experience.

For this episode, strap yourself in and cue up your copy of Die Another Day as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way we discover Pierce Brosnan waving, a lack of Korean extras, a familiar-looking shooting target, emergency stairs, strategic use of cacti, cardboard in a car park, and how Moneypenny fantasizes about writing press releases.

The recording took place on April 10th, 2020 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

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

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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

Join us as we watch 1962's Dr. No together as a group experience.

For this episode, cue up your copy of Dr. No as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way we discover Ben's encyclopedic knowledge of James Bond's wrong guns, things they glued on Connery's head, bad Uber rides, towel dresses, unfortunate spiders, the unique use of colour in the film, inflatable suits, and how things were done on the cheap.

The recording took place on April 3rd, 2020 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

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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

March 20, 2020

0044: Tobacco Plants

What was the impact and cultural context of GoldenEye's release in 1995?

In this episode, we reflect on the release of GoldenEye back in 1995, the challenges it faced, and the lasting legacy it had on the series. Where was Bond fandom at the time? Is it fair to still frame the film as a critical judgment of the character? Did the film succeed in tackling the issues its publicity ran on? Did the videogame have more of an impact in creating a new wave of fans? Has GoldenEye taken on a brand of its own outside the film series? Why does Jack Wade ask about gardening? We attempt, in our own inimitable way, to try and answer all of these questions and more.

The recording took place on March 19th, 2020 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

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

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

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

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