It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
^ Back to Top
The MI6 Community is unofficial and in no way associated or linked with EON Productions, MGM, Sony Pictures, Activision or Ian Fleming Publications. Any views expressed on this website are of the individual members and do not necessarily reflect those of the Community owners. Any video or images displayed in topics on MI6 Community are embedded by users from third party sites and as such MI6 Community and its owners take no responsibility for this material.
James Bond News • James Bond Articles • James Bond Magazine
I'd like to think that. And that Caroline is evaluating Bond in the beginning for his readmitance into MI6. If they we're going to retroactively "negate" an era of time they should've made it "11 years later" instead and included AVTAK.
The PTS for GoldenEye happens, a year later is TLD and 2 years later is LTK, Bond's officially revoked from MI6, so he either spends a few years enjoying "retirement" or he temporarily becomes a mercenary, then as the last M's final order, he reinstates Bond, and when Judi Dench pops in as M, she has all of the agents evaluated so that she can get a handle on them.
Thus happens GoldenEye.
I'd also venture a guess that the writers really weren't even thinking about the timeline and continuity at all when they started the film with a flashback from nine years before. It was just a plot device used to give Pierce a reason to look 'surprised' when Janus is revealed to be 006.
thats how i see it. It actually makes sense, because at the start of TLD bond and other agents are on a training mission. I think M sent them to do extra training because of 006's death.
No, we don't know for sure this is how it is, although the novelization does set the PTS (Operation Cowslip) in 1986 and the film proper in 1995.