100 episodes

007 experts and fans from around the world discuss the latest news and views on the James Bond universe. Contact the show via Twitter hashtag #askbond

James Bond & Friends MI6

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 58 Ratings

007 experts and fans from around the world discuss the latest news and views on the James Bond universe. Contact the show via Twitter hashtag #askbond

    0115: Licence To Tweak

    0115: Licence To Tweak

    What changes or different decisions could have been instrumental in improving Licence To Kill's success back in 1989?


    Now undergoing a bit of a renaissance as James Bond fans rediscover Timothy Dalton's harder-edged 007, what could have been done differently back in 1989 to give Licence To Kill a better shot a box-office success? What if... The budget hadn't been a limitation? The aesthetic was popular with US audiences? First choices for cast had accepted? Della didn't die? MGM hadn't screwed up the marketing campaign? Our panel ponders these questions and more. You can now email the show at contact@jamesbondandfriends.com 


    The recording took place on December 10th, 2021 in the USA and UK.


    James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 


    Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 


    Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma 


    Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 


    Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 


    Many thanks to John Glen. 


    This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022 

    • 1 hr 45 min
    0114: Happy New Year

    0114: Happy New Year

    What were the personal Bondian highlights of 2021 and what are we looking forward to most in 2022? 


    2021 was a huge year for Bond fans with the eventual release of 'No Time To Die,' but what were the other highlights of the past 12 months? We turn to our friends from around the world to look back on 2021 and also pick out what they are most looking forward to in 2022. Thank *you* for joining us and we look forward to creating a lot more content in the coming year. You can email the show at contact@jamesbondandfriends.com 


    The recording took place all over the world in the last week of December 2021. Host James Page was joined by guests Phil Nobile Jr, Dr Llewella Chapman, Bill Koenig, Tom Butler, David Leigh, Mark Edlitz, Henry Stephens, Emery Cormier, Ben Williams, Marcos Kontze, Sean Longmore, and Dr Lisa Funnell with our most avid listener. 


    This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2022

    • 41 min
    0113: Xmas Quiz

    0113: Xmas Quiz

    Which team will claim victory in this festive James Bond trivia battle? 


    Play along as you listen to see if you can beat the two teams to the multiple answer questions as we dig into Bond's coverage of the US, debrief double-deckers, cringe at some dodgy effects, recount 007's colleagues, and pun our way to 2022. 


    The recording took place on December 17th, 2021 in the USA, UK, and Canada. 


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


    Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 


    Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma 


    Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 


    Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 


    Mark Edlitz is author of 'The Many Lives of James Bond' and 'The Lost Adventures of James Bond' 


    Henry Stephens hosts The Bond Geek channel on YouTube 


    This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    0112: Watchalong with Casino Royale 1954

    0112: Watchalong with Casino Royale 1954

    Join us as we watch 1954's live television production of Casino Royale together as a group experience. 


    James Bond is American, Leiter is British, Vesper and Mathis are combined into one character, and the story of Casino Royale is condensed into a 50-minute production broadcast live! If you have not seen this unique entry in the 007 series, why not join us and watchalong as we explore the creative decisions and ponder what could have happened to the franchise if Ian Fleming's hero had taken off on television. The version we watched is complete with the original ending that is missing from the MGM print. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KVoU-9gzqU 
    We would love to hear your thoughts - please email the show at contact@jamesbondandfriends.com 


    The recording took place on November 20th, 2020 in the USA, UK, and Spain.


    James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential


    Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson


    Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma


    Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr


    David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com 


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


    Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 


    This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021

    • 1 hr 39 min
    0111: Watchalong with Casino Royale 1967

    0111: Watchalong with Casino Royale 1967

    Join us as we watch 1967's spoof Casino Royale together as a group experience. 


    James Bond is enjoying a quiet retirement when he's pulled back in to the world of international espionage by M. When his 007 code number is assigned to a sea lion, this is not No Time To Die, but rather the 1967 spoof Casino Royale. With more directors than we have panelists this week, the film is a hot mess of nonsensical plot threads. We'll forgive you if you skip this one, but we did have a good time laughing with incredulity at what was unfolding onscreen. You can email the show at contact@jamesbondandfriends.com 


    The recording took place on November 13th, 2020 in the USA, UK, and Spain.


    James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential


    Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson


    Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma


    David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com 


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


    This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021

    • 2 hr 38 min
    0110: Watchalong with No Time To Die

    0110: Watchalong with No Time To Die

    Join us as we watch 2021's No Time To Die together as a group experience. 


    It's been a long time. But, finally, here we are. Our journey through all of the James Bond films by EON Productions wraps up, appropriately, with No Time To Die. As the film is now available to stream on demand, you can watch in real-time with our commentary. Along the way, we get into the finer details of direction and art style, meet Dr Borat, make a big reveal about the name of character, suggest alternative lines for THAT ending, and retire the Klaxon. James Bond will return? 


    The recording took place on November 11th, 2021 in the USA and UK. 


    James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential


    Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson


    Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma


    Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr 


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


    Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 


    Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 


    This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021

    • 2 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Darth 28 ,

One host is the invisible car

Here’s how I listen to the show. I enjoy it. Then the professor starts speaking and I hit 30 second skip three times. It’s the only way.

Joe Bond ,

Good podcast……..until nitpicking

While overall this is a solid podcast of the series it’s not without its issues and some are minor while others could make you stop listening. First off the main host has great insider info but comes off as super cynical especially over the Craig films. Any possible criticism that can be made he makes. While the watch alongs are great in theory it’s seems rather than giving insight to the films they are watching they just nitpick them to death……like seriously these movies especially the older ones were never meant to analyzed to this degree. Though you can tell they are having fun which makes it enjoyable it often seems like it would be more fun to be apart of it rather than listening too them. My biggest gripe are the podcasts related to No Time To Die these seem to be more critical than the rest of the regular ones and I don’t feel they represent a fair overall fan reaction to it. The episode that had the first spoiler review is almost unlistenable. There is a guest speaker who totally trashes the new film and she almost comes off like she is owed something as a fan, later on in the episode you hear less from her like they edited her out which I don’t blame them if they did. Poor Ben seemed to almost have to apologize that he liked the movie………that’s just horrible in my opinion. While I enjoyed the earlier episodes during the pandemic despite the nitpicking it seems any episode about the new movie has soured my feelings towards it. Please take a step back and focus on what you love about James Bond vs. what you dislike. Rant over:)

Rob Cope ,

Is this even a James Bond podcast?

Every two seconds they’re talking about politics or other topics that have nothing to do with James Bond. It feels like a bait-and-switch to come here to listen about Bond and hear about so many other things.

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