Rank #1: BondCast: Live And Let Die Part 1
BondCast is back from special assignment with our top field agents reporting for duty. Serving Queen and Country once again are BondCast hosts Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and Jonathan Wilkins and the topic of conversation is the 8th 007 film from EON Productions and the first for Roger Moore, LIVE AND LET DIE. We talk about Moore's debut and the difficulty of picking up where Sean Connery left off. Plus, we get down and dirty with discussion about the antagonist Kananga and his henchman Whisper, along with Bond allies Rosie Carver, Harold Strutter and David Hedison's first stab at Felix Leiter. And who could forget the lovely Jane Seymour as Solitare? Ramp up to the release of SPECTRE and get your 007 fix now with BondCast's review of 1973's LIVE AND LET DIE.
Oct 29 2015
Rank #2: BondCast: Goldfinger Part One
BondCast is back with the first part of our discussion and analysis of Goldfinger. Sean Connery's third outing as 007 is considered by some to be the greatest Bond film of all time. But what do we think of it? Join us as we discuss all things Goldfinger - From the women, plot, and characters in this franchise classic.
Jun 26 2013
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Rank #3: BondCast: Diamonds Are Forever Part I
1971's Diamonds Are Forever takes James Bond and the action to Las Vegas in an attempt to foil a jewel smuggling ring. The first 007 film of the seventies features Sean Connery's return to the role of Bond and yet another actor as Blofeld (Charles Gray). And who could forget Diamond's Bond Girls Jill St. John and Lana Wood. Join Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac, and Jonathan Wilkins as they discuss what makes Diamonds dull and what makes it sparkle.
Mar 05 2015
Rank #4: BondCast: The Man With The Golden Gun Part 1
The Moore-era continues as we take a deep look at 1974's THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. We discuss Roger Moore's evolution as 007 and the similarities and differences to Sean Connery. Plus, Bond's motivations in this story, Christopher Lee as the sophisticated, triple-nippled villain Scaramanga, Bond girl Maud Adams, the differences between Fleming's novel and the film, and more.
Plus, we talk about the future of the Bond franchise and the possibility of Daniel Craig returning to the role.
Feb 16 2017
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Rank #5: BondCast: Moonraker Part 1
BondCast is back for 2018 with our breakdown of 1979’s “Moonraker”, Roger Moore’s fourth outing as 007. It’s Bond in space! Cashing in on the space craze of the seventies fueled by Star Wars, “Moonraker” sends James Bond to the stars. From the excitement of the opening sky jump without a parachute sequence, to the wacky slapstick moments featuring the villainous Jaws, we talk about it all. Plus gadgets! Boat chases! Assassins in caskets! Even a double-taking pigeon! Our discussion about “Moonraker” is sometimes as wacky as the film itself!
Jan 06 2018
Rank #6: BondCast #8: Thunderball Part One
BondCast is back with our close-up look at the epic 1965 007 film Thunderball. Join Jason, Jimmy Mac, and Jonathan Wilkins for an in-depth discussion of this monster hit. We talk about the early reviews, the women, and even discover a plot hole or two along the way. And of course, we critique yet another version of Felix Leiter! You are under strict orders from the MI6 to drop everything your are doing and listen to this first part of our analysis of Sean Connery's biggest Bond to date, Thunderball.
Oct 22 2013
Rank #7: BondCast: March 2013 - From Russia With Love, Part 1
BondCast is back with an in-depth look at From Russia With Love. Join Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and Jonathon Wilkins as they dig deep beneath the surface of Sean Connery's second 007 film. It's the first of our analysis and discussion about the plot, villians, and women of From Russia With Love, brought to you by BondCast!
Mar 19 2013
Rank #8: BondCast: The Spy Who Loved Me Part 1
BondCast is back with our review of 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me", a film many consider to be Sir Roger Moore's best Bond film. We talk about the Moore's passing and discuss some of the things that made him such a great Bond. Jonathan recently saw "Spy" on the silver screen and he shares his experiences seeing it again for the first time. Then we take a deep dive into the film itself. From the villainous Stromberg to Ken Adam's set design to even the fashion seen in the film, we talk about it all. We also discuss all of the Star Wars actors who made cameos and appeared as extras in the film and more.
Jun 19 2017
Rank #9: BondCast: January 2013 - Dr. No, Part 2
Welcome back to BondCast: 007 News and Reviews. This month, we continue our conversation about Dr No, including the women, sidekicks, and music. Join Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac, and Jonathon Wilkins for James Bond conversation, opinion and analysis about the first ever Eon produced 007 film.
Jan 21 2013
Rank #10: BondCast: On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Part One
BondCast is back for a close-up look at the sixth 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It's a time of transition for Bond fans as Sean Connery relinquishes his signature role to unknown Australian model George Lazenby. We share our thoughts, appreciation and trepidation for Lazenby as he has huge shoes to fill and we discuss his impact on the franchise in his one-and-done appearance. It's opinions, theories, and a few laughs along the way as we open the dossier for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Sep 16 2014
Rank #11: BondCast: The Man With The Golden Gun Part 2
We continue our discussion about THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. In this episode, we talk about Herve Villechaize's evil Nick Nack and the other henchmen. We also talk about the Bond Girls from GOLDEN GUN including Maud Adams and Britt Ecklund, the plot, and the action sequences, including the amazing twisting boat jump.
Feb 27 2017
Rank #12: BondCast: The Spy Who Loved Me Part 2
It’s part 2 of our look at THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and this time around, we dive deeper into the plot and the character that puts everything in motion, the villain Stromberg. We get critical talking about the web-fingered bad guy, from his dialog to his motivations. Plus, the evil henchmen, especially Richard Keil’s iconic character Jaws. We replay an interview we had with Darth Vader actor David Prowse who reveals he was almost cast as Jaws in “Spy”. Plus, the Bond Girls, most notably Barbara Bach’s “Triple X” and some humorous trivia and plot holes big enough to drive a Lotus Esprit through.
Jun 28 2017
Rank #13: BondCast #9: Thunderball Part Two
Join us for the second part of our conversation about 1965's 007 epic Thunderball. We continue to discuss our theories and opinions on Domino, Largo, and James Bond himself. Plus, background on the messy court battles surrounding the making and release of Thunderball and producer Kevin McClory, and who is Kutzy anyway? All this and more with Jason, Jimmy & Jonathan this month on BondCast!
Nov 19 2013
Rank #14: BondCast: From Russia With Love Part Two
BondCast is back for the second part of our From Russia with Love Part Two discussion. Join us as we dig deep into the second 007 film, with our take on the villans, girls, gadgets, and the proper way to chill champagne. Plus, talk about Skyfall on Blu Ray and Ali Kerim Bey. Listen and you will never look at the film the same way again.
Apr 26 2013
Rank #15: BondCast: You Only Live Twice: Part 1
James Bond travels to Japan as Sean Connery returns as the famous 007 in You Only Live Twice. Released in 1967, this is the fifth Bond film produced by EON Productions. Join us as we discuss the impact of Japanese culture on the series as well as the history, plot, and characters of the film. From it's exotic locales, place in Bond "continuity", and even sumo wrestlers, we give you the "best duck". So, kick back and enjoy your first civilized bath as BondCast presents our take on You Only Live Twice.
Jan 31 2014
Rank #16: BondCast: Diamonds Are Forever Pt 2
BondCast is back with the second part of our "Diamonds Are Forever" discussion. This time, we talk about the henchmen Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd, the alluring Tiffany Case and the big Blofeld himself. Plus, SPECTRE talk and more.
Jun 08 2015
Rank #17: For Your Ears Only: The Spy Who Loved Me
We review the music from the tenth film in the James Bond series, "The Spy Who Loved Me", including the popular title track by Carly Simon and the upbeat and funky "Bond '77". Plus, we take a deep dive into Marvin Hamlish's official movie soundtrack and even review the incidental music from from the film itself. Plus, Laird always has a few surprises up his sleeve for the end of the show. Celebrate 40 years of "The Spy Who Loved Me" with BondCast!
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Jul 11 2017
Rank #18: BondCast: For Your Ears Only: Diamonds Are Forever
We wrap up our deep dive into Diamonds Are Forever by shining the spotlight on the soundtrack composed by John Barry and the memorable title track sung by Shirley Bassey. Join Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac for a close examination of the music from the 7th Bond film from EON Productions and the final for Sean Connery.
Aug 26 2015
Rank #19: BondCast: On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Part 2
BondCast is back for more discussion about George Lazenby's take on 007 in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". We are talking about some of the major plot points from the film including the romance between James and Tracy, Bloifeld's evil plot, and the growing influence of SPECTRE. And of course, we nitpick just about everything about the movie that you can think of, including music, production, acting and action sequences. Join us for our unique brand of James Bond Commentary and conversation this month on BondCast.
Nov 04 2014
Rank #20: BondCast: Moonraker Part 2
In the second of our two-part review of "Moonraker", we talk about the antagonist Drax and his motivational drive to kill 007 and create a master race in space. We also review the Bond Girls of "Moonraker", including the lovely scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead. We also discuss the special effects, the fights, the gadgets, the space station hideout, and an odd cameo by the theme to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Sound strange? Welcome to "Moonraker!"
Jan 17 2018