Friday Flashback: Moonraker

Technically, most of the Bond movies before 1980 are science fiction. Doctor No has SPECTRE messing with NASA. Goldfinger involves a plot with an atomic bomb. You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever have space-based dangers while On Her Majesty’s Secret Service involves a bio-terror threat. Then we have Roger Moore’s The Spy Who Loved Me, with a plot to repopulate the world after triggering a nuclear war. Cubby Broccoli had planned to make the real-world For Your Eyes Only next, but then Star Wars happened. How does EON Productions cash in?

Remake The Spy Who Loved Me.

In space.

I’ll just leave this here for you to judge.

1 thought on “Friday Flashback: Moonraker”

  1. I’ve never seen the Moonraker movie all the way through. The eye rolling gave me too much of a headache. My younger teen self liked The Spy Who Loved Me, but I suspect that my post-testosterone poisoned self would probably not like it as much. The book was closer to a garden variety international intrigue potboiler, with ex-Nazis working with the Soviets to cause mayhem by disrupting a British nuclear test. It was OK, if dated, with an implausible ending typical of many of that ilk.

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