1. The Bond 50 – last chance to vote today

    By Helmut Schierer on 2012-09-21

    image ‘Jellion’ by Feggy Art (c)

    How time flies! Today is your last chance to have your say in’s big ballot to celebrate our eponymous hero’s 50th year on the silver screen. Don’t let this opportunity pass, share your  five most treasured moments of Eon’s Bond films.




    To take part, by Friday 21 September 2012, send a Private Message to CBn member “Jim” setting out

    – Your top five Eon Bond film moments
    – With an explanation (as short or as long as you like) why you’ve picked each one

    Also – for a bit of a hoot – nominate your “worst” moment in the Eon Bond series.



    By way of reminder, the Bond 50 moments (of any type) back in the summer of 2006 were:-


    50 Sliding on ice, machine gun blazing – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    49 SPECTRE’s Predator Rocket first appears – You Only Live Twice
    48 Baron Samedi sits on the train – Live and Let Die
    47 Bond drops Sandor – The Spy Who Loved Me
    46 Beach fight – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    45 Death of Dr Tynan – Diamonds are Forever
    44 Bond drops in – a real man – The Living Daylights
    43 Magda drops out – Octopussy
    42 Grant introduced – From Russia with Love (novel)
    41 Bond introduces himself to Xenia – GoldenEye
    40 Lupe at knifepoint – Licence to Kill
    39 Dr Kaufmann – Tomorrow Never Dies
    38 Bond proposes – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    37 Spiral stunt – The Man with the Golden Gun
    36 Space Station reveal – Moonraker
    35 Fatima Blush goes bang – Never Say Never Again
    34 Tracy overtakes, Bond pursues – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    33 Death of Rosie – Live and Let Die
    32 Pushkin at gunpoint – The Living Daylights
    31 Bond cheats Drax – Moonraker (novel)
    30 Bomb countdown – Octopussy
    29 Bedhopping with Goodnight and Andea – The Man with the Golden Gun
    28 Bond emerges from the water – Goldfinger
    27 Bond enters the bar, things blow up – Goldfinger
    26 The final line – Casino Royale (novel)
    25 Bond escapes Wavekrest – Licence to Kill
    24 Suppose I were to kill you for a thrill? – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    23 Bond checks in – Die Another Day
    22 Bond kills Professor Dent – Dr No
    21 Tanker chase – Licence to Kill
    20 Golden Girl – Goldfinger
    19 Tracy persists in rescuing Bond – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    18 Such good sport – Moonraker
    17 004 falls off the Rock; Bond turns – The Living Daylights
    16 Bond bungees off the dam – GoldenEye
    15 Net fight with Necros – The Living Daylights
    14 The first introduction – Dr No
    13 Bond in freefall – Moonraker
    12 Le Chiffre tortures Bond – Casino Royale (novel)
    11 A water pistol? – The Man with the Golden Gun
    10 Death of Tracy – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    09 Bond kills Locque – For Your Eyes Only
    08 Train fight – From Russia with Love
    07 Lotus takes the plunge – The Spy Who Loved Me
    06 Laser table – Goldfinger
    05 Honey’s entrance – Dr No
    04 Defection – The Living Daylights
    03 Clay pigeons – Thunderball
    02 Fiona and Bond in the bathroom – Thunderball
    01 Bond skis off the mountain – The Spy Who Loved Me



    Has the advent of the “reboot” and the Daniel Craig films since this survey changed these? Let’s find out!



    Of “some” interest, the film with the most “moments” is On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, with The Living Daylights in second. From Russia with Love, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, For Your Eyes Only, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day had one each. Neither A View to a Kill nor The World is not Enough appear to have “moments”. Hmm!