Who would have thought, way back in the early 50s when Ian Fleming started writing his short novels about super spy James Bond, that he was introducing a legend to the world, a name which would go down in the annals of cinematic history. When I was a mere lad, I purchased and read every single James Bond book, and they still form a part of my library to this day.
Sean Connery remains my favorite James Bond, the original and the best. I always thought Roger Moore was a tad effeminate for the role. I did enjoy Pierce Brosnan’s 007 however and quite like Daniel Craig in the role – although, the more recent Bond movies have forgone much of the fun and tend to take themselves a tad too seriously.
Back in the day, James Bond films were a little more tongue-in-cheek, with names for female leads such as Pussy Galore and Honey Rider. It was an era when every aspiring starlet dreamed of becoming the next 8220;Bond girl” and singers dreamed of performing the next Bond movie theme song. And, of course, there was always the gadgets, dreamt up and distributed by the inimitable 8220;Q”.
YouTube channel Burger Fiction has produced a montage of clips showing every awesome gadget built for Bond by Q Branch. Totaling 193 gadgets in all, this 16.5 minute video highlighting the 007 technology includes a lot of the standards – lasers, rockets and so on – but there are also some true gems such as the spike umbrella, the classic car ejection seat and the Aston Martin’s array of awesome weaponry. If you are a James Bond fan, this is a must see video – fun and nostalgic: