James Bond & Friends podcast

James Bond & Friends

MI6

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

100 Episodes

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    0110: Watchalong with No Time To Die

    2:59:09

    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
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    0109: Watchalong with Never Say Never Again

    3:18:20

    Join us as we watch 1983's Never Say Never Again together as a group experience. For this episode, don your dungarees, grab an exploding fountain pen, and cue up your copy of Never Say Never Again as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover Ice Station Zebra footage, launch a villain's merch store, find under-employed dance instructors, worry about crushed sharks, and will never now be able to unsee Tim Curry. After the film, we dive in to your questions from Twitter. The recording took place on October 23rd, 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 Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0108: Bowing Out

    1:34:29

    How did the end of each Bond actor's tenure differ?  As the Daniel Craig era comes to an end with 'No Time To Die' playing in cinemas around the world, the panel discusses how each previous James Bond actor wrapped up their run. Who came out looking good? Do we see those films differently knowing it was their last one? Who left on their own terms, was a victim of circumstance, or misread history? Do old spies die or do they become villains?  The recording took place on June 26th, 2021 in the USA, New Zealand, and Australia.  James Page and Paul Atkinson are co-founders of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Natalie Bochenski (@girlclumsy) is a writer, performer, and producer from Brisbane known for her Raven On series  Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr  Dr. Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0107: Keen Eye For NTTD

    1:27:04

    What Easter eggs and callbacks have we found so far in 'No Time To Die'?  This week we gather to swap notes on the special nuggets that we have discovered so far in 'No Time To Die'. What Easter eggs have we spotted and how many callbacks to previous James Bond films have we found - beyond the obvious ones to 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'? As we reference events in the film, make sure you watch it before listening to this episode to avoid spoilers.  The recording took place on October 15th, 2021 in the USA, UK, and Spain.  James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Tom Butler is Editor at Yahoo Entertainment UK and host of @JamesBondAtoZ  Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  Dr. Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0106: Brothers From Langley

    1:25:59

    Full spoiler discussion of No Time To Die.  A week after it opened in most countries, the 25th James Bond film is finally out in the USA, so we gather a panel of American fans to discuss the movie and how it went down with the audiences they saw it with. If you have not seen the film yet, please save this episode until you do. We won't put the usual list of things covered in this episode as those themselves will be spoilers for some passing by, except to say that we find a way to fix the gunbarrel.   The recording took place on October 8th, 2021 in the USA.  James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr  Dr. Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Tim Guccione (@TheTimGuccione) is host of the podcast No Time To Bond Melanie runs @birb.jamesbirb on Instagram and is a contributor to several Bond podcasts and YouTube channels Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0105: Hot Takes

    2:10:00

    Full spoiler discussion of No Time To Die.  Now that the 25th James Bond film is out in most of the world, we take the gloves off and discuss the good, bad, and the ugly of No Time To Die with full spoilers. If you have not seen the film yet, please save this episode until you do. We won't put the usual list of things covered in this episode as those themselves will be spoilers for some passing by. We'll be back in the next episode with a different panel to look deeper into the film as it opens in the USA. The recording took place on October 1st, 2021 in the USA, UK, and Spain. James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Madeline Grant (@Madz_Grant) is a columnist for the Telegraph and lifelong Bond fan  Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson   Dr. Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0104: First Takes

    1:27:01

    Our no-spoilers first impressions of No Time To Die We return from our premiere screenings of the latest adventure No Time To Die with our initial impressions. This podcast contains no plot spoilers and only discusses overall themes (anything in the trailers is fair game as a reference). How do we think it ranks in the Daniel Craig era? And to get a view on what wider audiences beyond hardcore Bond fans will think, we invite a new panelist to bring outside perspective. Our next episode will be released on Friday and will contain spoiler discussion after it has opened in most of the world. The recording took place on September 28th, 2021 in the USA. James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  Doug Russell represents John Q Public This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0103: Great Expectations

    54:49

    How we're all getting ready for the No Time To Die premiere We're just a few days away from the world premiere of No Time To Die as we gather to chat about past premiere experiences and how this time will be different under the special circumstances that also marks the end of an era of Bond. We offer first-timers Calvin and Sean some bad advice about bow ties, royal protocol, and bathroom breaks, and as is the norm with Bond fandom, already have one eye on the 60th anniversary next year.  The recording took place on September 24th, 2021 in the USA & 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   Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0102: Trailer Palooza

    1:16:45

    Did the two new No Time To Die trailers reignite our excitement? It has been a long and tortuous road to the release of No Time To Die, with many false starts and a rollercoaster of excitement and disappointment. With two new trailers launched, what was new, what did we learn, and did they have the desired effect? Along the way we trip over some unused Ian Fleming material and ponder what Daniel Craig's last line might be. The recording took place on September 3rd, 2021 in the USA, UK, and Spain.  James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Henry Stephens hosts The Bond Geek channel on YouTube Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr  Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021
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    0101: Watchalong Recap

    1:49:27

    What did we learn from our 24 film marathon? If you have been following our James Bond Watchalong series, this episode recaps our thoughts from the 24-film exercise, and asks whether our opinions of anything changed? Along the way, we debate the moment when 007 becomes an assassin and not a spy, discuss Corporate Bond, FYEO's sensible fun, the colour of phones, Connery's rugs and his lack of emotional journey, and how fans could curate the Bond series in different ways. The recording took place on October 16th, 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 Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr  Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential  This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021

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