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"Moonraker" Live Blog!

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Hover Gondola!

Live Blog Starts at 2.

:44 oh look that one airplane is giving the other a piggy back ride

1:21 so these guys were just hiding in the military grade shuttle craft. someone live in pre 9-11

2:13 listening to one side conversations are fun

2:50 can’t a guy make out with a girl and not get a gun to the face

3:41 oh looks it’s jaws. i guess he’s in this films as well then

4:07 i will say this about the moore years. they knew when to use the bond theme

5:05 it’s a bird, no it’s a plan, no it’s a eight foot man with metal teeth that kills people by biting them

5:38 jesus jaws is going to live through this. at this point he’s immortal

6:40 it’s a shirley bassey theme but it’s moonraker which makes me sad. a shirly bassey rendition of goldeneye i would kill for

7:21 is she suppose to be a space ship?

8:41 besides being a spaceship what the fuck does moonraker mean. they put it in the song it must mean something else. this being bond it’s probable a disguised sex position

10:00 “most secret”? what’s wrong with “top secret” i guess “some” people are allowed to know this

12:00 so bond goes straight to the bad guy. i guess i missed something

12:33 oh right he makes the moonraker shuttles.

13:10 why not just live in france?

14:23 my question is how many super billionaires live in this world? and once bond destroys their estates what happens after that?

15:20 bond is the worst spy ever. everyone knows his name his job and reputation

16:19 i’ve never heard someone say cucumber sandwich in such an evil way

17:03 dr. goodhead? that’s not a blowjob joke is it?

18:07 don’t act fucking surprised Bond! you’re not helping things.

19:05 stop it national geographic. i don’t watch bond for education i watch it for sexism and stupid action

19:58 if 20’gs can kill you then why allow the machine to go that fast

20:48 “you’re mother is stripping infront of the entire training crew next door” “i better go”

21:51 evidently bond is epileptic

22:51 thanks Q for giving bond the one gadget he needs to solve this particular problem only five fucking minutes ago

23:53 see bond was suspicious before but now the villain played his hand and bond knows he’s the villain. stupid fucking bond villains.

25:28 lady at least have sex with him first and then give him the info. he’s just getting a free fuck now

26:51 look lady you’re not trying very had to stop him so who’s really at fault here

27:37 he was just looking at her boob again.

28:05 at least the camera is easily identifyable as the one that has all the super secret picture on it.

28:53 what does this guy do? just hide around corners all the time

29:30 it was a sad day for birds everywhere. we will never forgot the atrocities of this day

31:32 this guy seems really new at this whole villain thing. all his attempts to kill bond have either been half assed or incompetent

33:00 and when he means terminating employement he actually means get eaten by dogs.

33:48 HOVER GONDOLA!! I SEE YOU THERE

34:32 never put a james bond in a glass shop

36:35 bond you’re suppose to put some distant between yourself and the person your following

37:27 “…don’t bother, i’m a lesbian” Bond’s true nemesis

38:33 oh look christopher lee is back

38:49 FUCK YOU HOVER GONDOLA! i will take a lot of shit but this is too much

39:54 does venice really have stop lights?

40:22 fucking hover gondola

40:57 did that pegion just do a double take. fuck you movie fuck you

42:11 is it sad that i instantly think that scientist is german by just how he looks

42:33 ok when did close encounters come out. they had better not be stealing that.

44:14 now drink it and see what it does!!

45:09 well maybe you guys should have been haz mat suits or gas masks or something. for all i care you guys killed yourselves

46:00 nice job announcing when you are going to attack dumbass

47:30 there have been a lot of bad henchmen in the bond series so far but this guy takes the cake

48:30 i don’t think this guy even knows how to fight. he’s just yelling and striking out randomly

49:43 ok something came up and i have to go.  I’ll finish this later today

50:19 where are all these gadgets coming from? she’s worse than Q

51:06 there is nothing standard about any of this stuff

52:16 this man must have a boner twenty four seven. there is just no way one man can have this much sex and still be standing

53:49 que price is right failure song here

56:20 this is the one thing i won’t miss. the useless travel shots that show bond getting off planes, checking into motels, and just driving around

58:33 and bond is still wearing a tux in this. dude just relaxe.

59:56 the most terrifying image put to film.

1;00:36 it is time to fucking leave.

1:00:50 don’t walk up to him!

1:01:25 ummmmm you can escape now he’s not going to hurt you

1:02:24 “i guess i will party, i really wanted to kill bond but partying is the next best thing, if you insist”

1:03:35 when does rio  stop partying is the question? these people have been going for a day straight

1:05:40 JAWS GOD AMONG MEN, HE BENDS METAL TO HIS WILL

1:07:55 hooray for awkaward fights that aren’t suspensful

1:09:30 and jaws brushes it off like nothing. such a cool dude. if his penis wouldn’t impale me i would have his man babies.

1:10:00 oh look, jaws in love! let my barf

1:11:19 her distraction methods are second too none, “just keep staring, just keep staring”

1:12:32 making the cast of jackass proud

1:14:35 i feel like the monks here should be objecting to some of this

1:15:40 and now bond is a herbologist.

1:16:45 INITIATE RANDOM ACTION SEQUENCE.

1:17:32 This is a very sad day for the dummy race. this is a day that will live in infamy

1:18:38 is this a commercial for carlson boats. must be.

1:21:35 and so bond just followers her into a death trap

1:21:53: “what’s that dick? yeah i’ll totally keep following her in hopes to have sex with her.”

1:22:46 we’re getting really low on the evil animal here.

1:24:11 in any context that was a bad joke

1:25:27 this guy isn’t a villian he’s a cult leader

1:27:01 that’s a really good question with a really answer

1:28:16 this is the worst conference room ever.

1:29:44 they would still die

1:31:21 way to be alert guys you just allowed a woman and an aging man to knock you out

1:32:55 is no one else monitoring the sky’s right now? wouldn’t someone notice how many shuttles had just launched

1:34:30 guys just wait until we get to the station ok there is no reason to start now.

1:35:18 you’re in antigravity it doesn’t make you move slower bond

1:36:33 there had to be some initial investers for this project

1:37:58 this guy is never been in space before he’s just flaying around

1:39:11 wait how did she get on board?

1:40:15 this guy needs to work on his public speaking skills

1:41:43 this is the ministry of fucking goofy walking

1:42:39 way to go bond you get a gold star

1:43:14 MEANWHILE ON EARTH!!

1:43:20 “so guys about this thing that just showed up on our radars.”

1:44:24 “i found you. you’re turn to play hide and seek”

1:45:03 you were just saying letters. that means nothing

1:46:00 just shoot bond. it’s all you gotta dude

1:47:12 “…expect for you bond, i have no idea how to kill you. i have this gun but that doesn’t make sense.”

1:49:21 if one button could cause that much damage why can it be so easily accessed

1:50”29 i like how they have a shuttle that was prepared to be a troop carrier

1:50:56 LAZER BATTLE!!!

1:53:06 These are some weak ass laser guns.

1:54:03 why does that thing have 7 barrels.

1:54:23 and bond just airlocks a dude. harsh

1:55:00 IT’S ALIVE

1:56:25 everyone is wearing space suits but no one is wearing helmets.

1:56:57 and they leave jaws to die in space. assholes

1:57:58 you are about to die why are you smiling and waving goodbye like you’re going on vacation

1:59:58 these actually seems really easy they are in SPACE

2:00”56 she seems a little too calm

2:01:36 stay on target, stay on target

2:03:08 but he’s bond why would you do that

2:03:20 lol sex

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Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)

She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing  the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the  character in A View to a Kill (1985).
Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a  heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned  her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”,  offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia  Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter  had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day;  Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.
In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean  Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard  Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after  demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had  already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a  short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For  the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two  of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that  her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha  Bond.
As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an  “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism.  For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make  outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did  little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.
Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as  Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer  than 200 words.

from her Wikipedia page
// her filmography on IMDb
// Miss Moneypenny’s Wikipedia page

Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)

She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the character in A View to a Kill (1985).

Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”, offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day; Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.

In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.

As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism. For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.

Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer than 200 words.

from her Wikipedia page

// her filmography on IMDb

// Miss Moneypenny’s Wikipedia page

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Bernard Lee (1908-1981)

M played by Bernard Lee appears in eleven James Bond films from Dr No up  to and including Moonraker. In Dr No, M establishes his superiority  over Bond that would last for the next seventeen years.

from James Bond Multimedia: Bernard Lee page

In the Bond films, Lee’s character, M, is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy (only ever named, besides as  ‘M’, as ‘Admiral’ and ‘Miles’ on screen in his appearances), Bond’s  irascible boss who sends him out on assignments. He also portrays M  along with Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny in the 1975 French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. Lee  was succeeded by Robert Brown, though not necessarily  playing the same character (Brown had played another admiral in the  series previously). Judi Dench, a friend of Lee’s, would later take  over the role of a brand-new M, starting in 1995 with some references to  her predecessor, including an oil painting of Lee in the role seen in  MI6’s secondary HQ (a Scottish castle).

from Bernard  Lee’s Wikipedia page

M was played by Bernard Lee from the first Bond movie, Dr. No, until Moonraker (1979). Lee died of cancer in  January 1981, four months after the filming of For Your Eyes Only began. He  had been too ill to appear in the film (which was released later in  1981), and the character was written out of it, with his lines given to  either his Chief of Staff or the Minister of Defence, Sir Fredrick Gray.
In the first Bond film, Dr. No, M boasts about his ability to  reduce the number of operative casualties since taking the job, implying  someone else held the job recently before him. In the earlier films, he  has Bond’s field equipment replaced by newer devices, such as replacing  his Beretta  with a Walther PPK and his Bentley  with an Aston Martin DB5. Ian Fleming made a  reference to a predecessor by stating in The Man with the Golden Gun “My predecessor died in that chair.” Gardner also makes references to  M’s predecessors in Scorpius, again suggesting that Messervy is not the  first. Also, in the film version of Dr. No, M is heard to call  himself head of MI7  which actually was the department in charge of propaganda and  censorship (the actor originally said MI6, but for reasons unknown was  overdubbed with the no-longer-extant MI7 prior to the film’s release,  the DVD subtitles also state that M is head of MI6); this contradicts  later films that state he is in charge of MI6. Curiously, earlier in the  film, the department was actually referred to as MI6 by a radio  operator. This M refers to Bond by his first name, James, in both The  Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and is referred to by his first name, Miles, only in The Spy Who Loved Me.

from M (James Bond) Wikipedia page
// Bernard Lee’s filmography on IMDb

Bernard Lee (1908-1981)

M played by Bernard Lee appears in eleven James Bond films from Dr No up to and including Moonraker. In Dr No, M establishes his superiority over Bond that would last for the next seventeen years.

from James Bond Multimedia: Bernard Lee page

In the Bond films, Lee’s character, M, is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy (only ever named, besides as ‘M’, as ‘Admiral’ and ‘Miles’ on screen in his appearances), Bond’s irascible boss who sends him out on assignments. He also portrays M along with Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny in the 1975 French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. Lee was succeeded by Robert Brown, though not necessarily playing the same character (Brown had played another admiral in the series previously). Judi Dench, a friend of Lee’s, would later take over the role of a brand-new M, starting in 1995 with some references to her predecessor, including an oil painting of Lee in the role seen in MI6’s secondary HQ (a Scottish castle).

from Bernard Lee’s Wikipedia page

M was played by Bernard Lee from the first Bond movie, Dr. No, until Moonraker (1979). Lee died of cancer in January 1981, four months after the filming of For Your Eyes Only began. He had been too ill to appear in the film (which was released later in 1981), and the character was written out of it, with his lines given to either his Chief of Staff or the Minister of Defence, Sir Fredrick Gray.

In the first Bond film, Dr. No, M boasts about his ability to reduce the number of operative casualties since taking the job, implying someone else held the job recently before him. In the earlier films, he has Bond’s field equipment replaced by newer devices, such as replacing his Beretta with a Walther PPK and his Bentley with an Aston Martin DB5. Ian Fleming made a reference to a predecessor by stating in The Man with the Golden Gun “My predecessor died in that chair.” Gardner also makes references to M’s predecessors in Scorpius, again suggesting that Messervy is not the first. Also, in the film version of Dr. No, M is heard to call himself head of MI7 which actually was the department in charge of propaganda and censorship (the actor originally said MI6, but for reasons unknown was overdubbed with the no-longer-extant MI7 prior to the film’s release, the DVD subtitles also state that M is head of MI6); this contradicts later films that state he is in charge of MI6. Curiously, earlier in the film, the department was actually referred to as MI6 by a radio operator. This M refers to Bond by his first name, James, in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and is referred to by his first name, Miles, only in The Spy Who Loved Me.

from M (James Bond) Wikipedia page

// Bernard Lee’s filmography on IMDb

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