How Stephen King’s JFK Novel Echoes Fleming’s Least Known Bond Novel by Jack Lugo

Proof that Bond follows me everywhere: I decided to take a little break from reading all things Bond so a while ago I began reading Stephen King’s time travel novel 11/22/63 about a school teacher who ends up going through a portal that takes him to 1958. I wanted to read the book before watching…

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A Ken Adam Tribute by Matthew Grice

The death of Sir ken Adam is a great loss throughout Bond fandom as well as within the film world.  It can easily be said that he alongside Terence Young, Maurice Binder and John Barry were most responsible for the many of the iconic staples we’ve come to expect from the Bond film franchise. Terence Young…

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The Next Threat for Bond 25 by Jack Lugo

Aside from all the click bait articles surrounding Daniel Craig’s status as Bond, the one recent article containing an actual relevant quote pertaining to the future of the Bond films came from the Norwegian film / media site filmweb.no . (update: you can find a proper translated version here) Once you let Google Translate work…

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VARGR: Issues 2-4 Reviewed by Jack Lugo

For my review of VARGR Issue #1, please click here. When we last left Bond after Issue #1, he was headed to Berlin to investigate the origins of a new dangerous narcotic drug that has now reached the streets of London.  Both M. and Tanner briefed Bond on a mission and sent him off to pursue…

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An Appreciation for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Sheila James

Editor’s Intro:  As Tom and Chris have been keen to point out during many of the podcasts, Sheila’s appreciation for George Lazenby and OHMSS knows no bounds.  Her comments on many of the posts over on the Facebook page display an unrivaled enthusiasm for any topic having to do with OHMSS and Lazenby in particular.…

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The Rough with the Smooth (part 6) by Matthew Grice

Editor’s Intro: This is the latest edition of Matthew Grice’s epic alternate history of the Bond film franchise and the final one for now until more Bond history unfolds in our reality. Join Matthew as he gives an account of what the Bond universe might have been like if things had unfolded just a little bit differently.…

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My Journey with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Logan Morford

Editor’s Intro:  As the 2nd anniversary podcast approaches promising some fun insightful interviews with the JBR fans, it’s fitting that here on the JBR website we take a journey with one of our listeners as he tells us his own story about his relationship with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  Like many other fans, Logan…

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Some Kind of Hero – Book Review by Jack Lugo

With its meticulous research into the history of the Bond film franchise and close attention to many of the franchise’s little known details, Some Kind of Hero is the ultimate nonfiction book for Bond fans.  Authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury conducted over a hundred interviews with noteworthy participants in the Bond film saga, uncovered…

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The Way of Wai Lin: Michelle Yeoh Talks Bond

Actress Michelle Yeoh was in Singapore as a special guest of the 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), where she was presented with the Cinema Legend Award. At the In Conversation panel, Yeoh spoke about her stint as Bond girl Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies and during the roundtable interviews afterwards, I made sure…

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Quantum of Sound

For many Bond fans, Quantum of Solace may be considered a weak entry in the franchise.  It is for me anyway.  With the huge success of Casino Royale, great expectations for Craig’s second Bond film were high, but for me it was the first time I had walked out of a cinema, after seeing a…

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