From the producers of Rebel Force Radio, BondCast is about James Bond and the 007 film franchise. Each month, hosts Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and Jonathan Wilkins review a featured film from the vast James Bond catalog in order of release. From Dr No to Spectre and each film in between, the BondCast offers 007 discussion "Shaken not Slurred." Also, don't miss our James Bond Soundtrack review show "For Your EARS Only" hosted by Laird Malamed.
BondCast: A View To A Kill
BondCast is back to talk about Roger Moore’s final outing as 007 in 1985’s A VIEW TO A KILL. At age 57, was it one film too many for Sir Roger? We talk about the whole movie, including Christopher Walken’s bad guy Max Zorin, Grace Jones as the exotic May Day, and Bond Girl Tanya Roberts. We share some varied takes about the overall quality of this flick, along with a little debate. Plus, we go over the plot, stunts, mechanical icebergs and horse steroids.
For Your Ears Only: NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
Laird is back to take us through the soundtrack to NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. This non-EON Productions film features some music similar to your typical 007 soundtrack, and some vastly different. You won't find any twangy surf guitar music here! But does that help or hurt? You can decide for yourself as we present our review of composer Michael Legrand's Never Say Never Again soundtrack.
Never Say Never Again
Sean Connery returned to the role of Bond in 1983's NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. Directed by Irvin Kershner, director of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, this film was produced by Kevin McClory, outside the Cubby Broccoli/EON Productions franchise. We talk about the return of Sir Sean, Bond girl Kim Basinger, the villian Largo, and the femme fatale Fatima Blush. From Largo's video game "Domination" to the fountain pen gun, we talk about it all!
The Music of OCTOPUSSY
John Barry returns to the podium to take Bond from England to India to Germany, as we bring you the music of OCTOPUSSY. We take on the John Barry/Tim Rice hit "All Time High" performed by Rita Coolidge along with all the orchestral 007 tunes from the 1983 film. Plus: Our initial thoughts on "No Time to Die" by Billie Eilish.
BondCast is back with our look at the thirteenth film in the EON 007 series, 1983's Octopussy. Roger Moore is back for more as the Cold War reigns and the Russians are up to some specious activitiy involving a Fabrege Egg. We discuss Roger's continuing involvement with the franchise, as well as the plot, the women, the gadgets, and the laughs.
BondCast: FYEO: "For Your Eyes Only"
Laird Malamed returns to BondCast with Jimmy Mac for an in-depth review of the music from "For Your Eyes Only". We review the whole soundtrack from Sheena Easton's hit theme song, through all of composer Bill Conti's soundtrack. We talk about what works, what didn't, what sounds dated, and what is timeless.
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Well.... I came across this one through the fact that I listen to both Jason and Jimmy on the forcecast and Snyde remarks. I have allways enjoyed their audio disscusions on both star wars and life in general. But a bond podcast?.... Would two americans & one fellow englishman all of whom are more notable for their love of a science fiction franchise be able to carefully dissect & entertain with their views on the british film industrys' jewel in the crown? Would it be in safe considerate hands?
It turned out I had nothing to fear... Their lighthearted banter, constructive comments, and carefull handling of a much loved film saga had me truly interested and the bad renditions of british accents fully entertained. Light hearted in moments yet also doing what Jimmy and Jason do so well by peeling back the layers of their own experiences of James Bond to uncover fantastic personal insights and nostalgia for specific movies and actors in the series. If the first episode of this is any benchmark to go by then later episodes when hopefully they fully take an in depth look at the franchise as a whole movie by movie will be truly compelling.
This is one podcast that after listening to the first episode I have added to my iTunes subscription feed and I really can't wait for the next one to come out. Why not do the same?.... Download it... Give it a try.
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Ian Fleming risked his spy cover to smuggle Soviet condoms
Hedonistic Bond creator was almost outed as a spy on the Russian border for smuggling Soviet condoms
16 August 2020 • 2:28am
The numerous seductions of James Bond rarely get in the way of his mission. But his hedonistic creator Ian Fleming was almost outed as a spy on the Russian border for smuggling Soviet condoms, new research has revealed....
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I came across this purely by typing in what I enjoy. To my surprise I found there are other geeks just like me. Now I like to think I know a lot of Bond trivia, but these just blow me away and I enjoy listening to them again and again.
The one downside is that they aren’t monthly like they set out to be, and I feel with consistency they will be even better!!
Now I understand that this is done in their free time, but come on guys, what you have here is pure gold. Nobody does it better!!