#351: James Bond, Part I

This ‘cast we dive into 007′s universe of cars, gadgets, sex, and intrigue. We identify our favorite Bond cars (and jets, submarines, and motorcycles), give props to Sean Connery’s 1950s physique and sexiness-to-age ratio, and discuss the evolution of the early, one-dimensional “Robo-Bond” into the still-cool but emotionally motivated, complex, modern Bond. Plus we run down the Week in Geek, getting stoked over the trailer for Now You see Me, the pending heist movie that we hope will join the ranks among Crue favorites Oceans 11, 12, and 13 and the Italian Job, find the Halo 4 experience a satisfactory addition to the canon, and enjoy Audra’s thirty-years-later discovery of text adventure games with the browser-based*British Officer Intelligence Exam (squee!).

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Aston Martin Vanquish was also the dream car of choice for “Handsome Rob”.

“I suppose I’ll get an Aston-Martin Vanquish. There’s not a lot a girl won’t do in the passenger seat of one of those things” - HR


So that takes us up to 4 songs for the GWC album?
[li]Here in CIC[/li][li]Listen to Ripley[/li][li]Geordi’s Lament (or whatever that one was?)[/li][li]Grendel’s Mom[/li][/ul]Guessing Chuck was trying to avoid mentioning the [spoiler]exploding pen reference[/spoiler] from Skyfall at the end there?

Also, I was pretty firmly in the “James Bond is the name associated with agent 007” group, but Skyfall does throw a bit of a kink in that.

speaking of Skyfall ----> Billion Dollar Bond.

I think we’ll be seeing more of Bond(Craig) for a while (which is nice).

Perhaps he can cross over and join up with Tony Stark and the Avengers :slight_smile:


P.S. Juan … you KA-RUSHED with that tune … respect!

Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it. :slight_smile:

Just wanted to say thank you for another great show.

speaking of SKYFALL … the intro was awesome … ( though it did remind me of this … personal bucket list item … but I digress).

In that vein, I’d like to see which Bond Intro GWC folks like the best.

My favorite is probably the “Casino Royale” Treatment ( Chris Cornell etc.) …



That’s a good one. Mine are Goldfinger and Live and Let Die.

For me that’s gotta be Goldeneye, both in style and the badass song. Still have the soundtrack to that one.


I have to go Casino Royale for favorite opening movie.

Yes … these both have “merit” … classic songs. Sure, not “Duran Duran”, but really, who is :slight_smile:



“Live and Let die”



Hmmm … I think I’ll spool Goldeneye up for my “Monday Evening Bond” re-watch. It’s been a while since my last Famke Janssen fix :slight_smile:


I’ll just try to overlook the Z3 Heresy (grrr).


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