June 7, 2021

0093: Not Turning Japanese

Why is You Only Live Twice unloved by most fans? 

Following our recent You Only Live Twice watchalong, we revisit the question as to why the film with such iconic imagery and all the Bond ingredients fails to stick the landing and isn't that well regarded within fandom. Why is the sum of the parts not greater than the whole? We ponder if the character of James Bond himself has drifted too far from his introduction in Dr. No, whether the film has become a deep source of parody, the boldness of using Japan in 1967, or if the dream logic of the plot are contributing factors. 

The recording took place on April 2nd, 2021 in the USA, UK, and Spain. 

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

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

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

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

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

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com  

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