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  1. James Bond Christmas TV Marathons Announced

    'Octopussy'

    Octopussy

    Continuing on with tradition, Spike TV will once again feature a marathon of James Bond films just in time for Christmas.

    Scheduled from Monday, 22 December through Thursday, 25 December, the marathon will feature films from the Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan 007 eras.

    Additionally, the USA Network will air Brosnan’s first three Bond films back to back on the 22nd and Showtime will host Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale on Christmas Day.

    CommanderBond.net has the full schedule (all times are EST):

    Spike TV

    Monday, 22 December:

    • 9:00am
    • Moonraker: James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. Starring Roger Moore, Lois Chiles and Michael Lonsdale.
    • 12:00pm
    • For Your Eyes Only: Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. Starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet and Lynn-Holly Johnson.
    • 3:00pm
    • Octopussy: A fake Faberge egg and a fellow agent’s death leads James Bond to uncovering an international jewel smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on NATO forces. Starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan.

    Tuesday, 23 December:

    • 10:00am
    • Live And Let Die: 007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour.
    • 12:30pm
    • The Man With The Golden Gun: Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world’s most expensive assassin and must hunt him down to stop him. Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland.
    • 3:30pm
    • The Spy Who Loved Me: James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. Roger Moore, Barbara Bach and Curd Jurgens.

    Wednesday, 24 December:

    • 9:00am
    • Thunderball: James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. Starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger and Adolfo Celi.
    • 12:00pm
    • You Only Live Twice: Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked. Starring Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi and Mie Hama.
    • 2:30pm
    • Diamonds Are Forever: A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John and Charles Gray.
    • 5:30pm
    • Never Say Never Again: A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated. Starring Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Max von Sydow.
    • 8:30pm
    • Die Another Day: James Bond and an enigmatic spy named Jinx must take on a madman with a satellite-laser weapon. A fast-paced but routine Bond outing. Madonna sings the song and has a cameo. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Toby Stephens.

    Thursday, 25 December:

    • 10:30am
    • Dr. No: James Bond’s investigation of a missing colleague in Jamaica leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. No and a scheme to end the US space program. Starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress and Joseph Wiseman.
    • 1:00pm
    • From Russia With Love: James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE. Starring Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi and Pedro Armendariz.
    • 3:30pm
    • Goldfinger: Investigating a gold magnate’s gold smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. Starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman and Gert Frobe.
    • 6:00pm
    • Die Another Day: James Bond and an enigmatic spy named Jinx must take on a madman with a satellite-laser weapon. A fast-paced but routine Bond outing. Madonna sings the song and has a cameo. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Toby Stephens.

    USA

    Monday, 22 December:

    • 8:00am
    • GoldenEye: James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean and Famke Janssen.
    • 11:00am
    • The World is not Enough: James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can’t feel pain. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau and Robert Carlyle.
    • 2:00pm
    • Tomorrow Never Dies: James Bond heads to stop a media mogul’s plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Yeoh.

    Showtime

    Wednesday, 24 December:

    • 7:30pm (Showtime 2)
    • Casino Royale: Daniel Craig is aces in his first go-round as British secret service agent James Bond, who tries his hand at outwitting a terrorist banker (Mads Mikkelsen). Ripping spy jinks with Eva Green as the Bond girl and Judi Dench as M.

    Thursday, 25 December:

    • 5:30am (Showtime 2)
    • Casino Royale: Daniel Craig is aces in his first go-round as British secret service agent James Bond, who tries his hand at outwitting a terrorist banker (Mads Mikkelsen). Ripping spy jinks with Eva Green as the Bond girl and Judi Dench as M.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2008-12-16
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