May 8, 2021

0089: The Dalton Bounce

Is the Daniel Craig era responsible for a Timothy Dalton renaissance?

With the ratings of his two James Bond films seeing a boost from 2005 onwards, we ponder what effect (if any) that Daniel Craig's tenure may have had on Timothy Dalton's appreciation within the fan base and wider audience. Along the way we question the urban legend that is Fleming's darker Bond and Dalton's strategy, recall what it was like to witness his launch back in 1987, ask what impact nostalgia is having on the era, and whether a dip back into the books in 2005 started this ball rolling...

The recording took place on May 7th, 2021 in the USA and UK.

James Page is co-founder of and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at

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

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