Scotch and a handgun... what could go wrong?
The modern action man of the 20th Century, James Bond is a pop cultural icon of the atomic age. The novels captured the imagination of an entire generation and sparked a massively successful franchise of films, collectibles and more. A super spy who traveled to exotic locales, drove top of the line cars and utilized the most sophisticated gadgetry in his work, Bond lived a life so exciting and exhilerating that it continues to find new fans every year.
There are many iterations of Ian Fleming’s James Bond from the novels to comic strips and numerous films. Everyone has their favorite, but for my money it has to be Sean Connery. Combining the suave devil-may-care smirk with his brutish physique, he cuts a mean visage in his tailored suit and swings a mean punch to the jaw. In this rare promotional video, Connery takes a break from filming Goldfinger to introduce the real life Q, Geoffrey Boothroyd. Boothroyd was a follower of Fleming’s work, but felt that the author needed to be pointed in the right direction regarding firearms.
Many thanks to i09 for the tip. The comments following the video are rather fascinating as they characterize the UK and US attitudes on guns and gun laws. At least, the character of UK and US online posters at i09.
James Bond Movie Posters
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Sean Connery 007 Collection Volume 1
The blue carpet was unraveled this weekend for the special premier of Star Wars The Clone Wars series 4. Force.Net was on hand to catch a few words with voice actors and authors about what to expect in the new season, the creative process on the program and how far ahead they have planned (series 5???).
There are lots of nuggets in these interviews.
Interview with scriptwriter Christian Taylor on Jedi romance and other hints…
Additionally, fans were witness to an underwater lightsaber duel!
Series 4 sneak peek (with Battlestar Galactica’s Katie Katee Sackhoff as female Mandalorian)
Much more coverage here at RebelScum.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three
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The first season of the Avengers cartoon was a fun ride that firmly established the Marvel Universe in a new way that paid homage to the legacy of the comic book. The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man, Captain America, the Wasp, Hawkeye and Black Panther have already been heavily developed as the Avengers in the previous year but there are plenty of new additions coming for their second time out. Hank Pym (Giant Man) will apparently be adopting his Yellow Jacket persona and the wasp will be getting as new costume. Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will all be donning new uniforms and in some case gaining new weaponry!
Several new Avengers; Ms. Marvel, the Falcon, the Vision and Mockingbird are also on their way and are sure to generate lots of excitement from fans. Additionally, the Guardians of the Galaxy will co-star for a story, so get ready for Groot! The Black Widow, Nick Fury, Agent 13 and the Fantastic Four will also be guest-starring.
In addition to new team members, several old villains will be coming back in addition to some new ones. as the concluding episode of season one confirmed, there is a Skrull menace on its way for the planet, so our heroes are sure to have their hands full.
Joshua Fine and Christopher Yost give viewers the details on what to expect in Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 2 in this sneak peek video.
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season 2 premieres on Disney XD next month.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Volume One
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Volume Two
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Volume Three
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Volume Four