Have some of the Bond villains inspired real-world events?
In this episode, we flip the discussion of villainy as the world bears witness to billionaires shooting rival rockets into space. Oftentimes, real-world events have inspired the plots of James Bond films, but we ponder which Bond villain plots may have pre-empted real-world events? What did Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Nestle, microchip manufacturers, Newsmax, and the CIA possibly learn (allegedly) from Bond villains? Along the way, we discover Roger's television toaster, golden toilets, Elliott Carver's missing internet, unnecessary turns in space, and a real-world SPECTRE.
The recording took place on May 21st, 2021 in the USA and UK.
David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com
Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson
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
Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com
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