His charm was legendary, but his gadgets
- they were the slickest, most sophisticated devices in
the world. So whether British Secret Agent 007 was on a
top-secret, spy mission or eavesdropping on some clever
villain, he always packed the most advanced, high-tech
tools that ever graced the silver screen. James Bond had
all the ladies and all the toys. Once you see the extent
of his gadget collection, you'll see that it's not that
easy to save the world.
Modern Marvels: James Bond Gadgets documents
how special effects crews create some of the most famous
weapons given to the fictional super spy James Bond over
the course of the characters many films. Scientific experts
comment on the feasibility of these items being created
in the real world.
A bonus in this Bond smorgasbord features
a full length Biography documentary on the man behind the
myth: novelist Ian Fleming, who lived a life almost as exciting
as 007. A member of the British aristocracy, journalist,
banker and military man, Fleming wrote his first Bond novel
aged 43. His first taste of international intrigue came as
a trainee journalist for Reuters, covering the Moscow trial
of six British engineers accused of spying, while he later
went on to join the Naval Intelligence Division. In creating
James Bond, Fleming wasn’t just inventing a classic
fictional hero: he was re-imagining himself and his own experiences.
Now, discover just how closely the character of Bond mirrored
Fleming’s own, colourful past.