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James Bond & Friends - Episode 0031

18th November 2019

How much Bond continuity is successful?

MI6 logo By MI6 Staff
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How much Bond continuity is successful? How much is necessary?

This episode of 'James Bond & Friends' is hosted by Paul Atkinson with Phil Nobile Jr, Bill Koenig, David Leigh, and James Page.

This episode we consider the problem of continuity in a 57 year-old film franchise. We speculate why the Daniel Craig era leaned so heavily on connections to the past and wonder what could have happened to poor Sylvia Trench. Along the way we stumble on abandoned continuity opportunities, James Bond in a retirement village, alternate universes in the franchise, possible timeline strategies after Craig, David’s plan to drop Waltz’s Blofeld down a chimney stack, our hopes and wishes for No Time To Die, Cary’s Instagram account, Mathis’ AirB&B, what a Danny Boyle Bond could have looked like, and a composer compromise all culminating in a rare track from Sir Roger to play us out.

You can contact the show via the Twitter hashtag #askbond

The recording took place on November 1st in the USA, Spain, and New Zealand.

Paul Atkinson and James Page are co-founders of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Phil Nobile Jr is Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria magazine, former Bond correspondent for Birth.Movies.Death

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

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2019

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

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