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  • Posts: 1,925
    I see you think the Moore era is perfect.
    IMO it is. I had no problems with any of his films. They all felt like he belonged in the role. AVTAK I have no problem with how old he is. To me that never bothered me watching it.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    fjdinardo wrote: »
    I see you think the Moore era is perfect.
    IMO it is. I had no problems with any of his films. They all felt like he belonged in the role. AVTAK I have no problem with how old he is. To me that never bothered me watching it.

    AVTAK is a favorite of mine - it's never made Top 10, but no matter where it's ranked, I love it. I'd say Moore's age stands out and bothers me when a stunt double is being used, as it's made even more obvious with how spry and quick-moving he is, whereas Moore doesn't do much of his own action in this, I believe.
  • Posts: 1,925
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    I see you think the Moore era is perfect.
    IMO it is. I had no problems with any of his films. They all felt like he belonged in the role. AVTAK I have no problem with how old he is. To me that never bothered me watching it.

    AVTAK is a favorite of mine - it's never made Top 10, but no matter where it's ranked, I love it. I'd say Moore's age stands out and bothers me when a stunt double is being used, as it's made even more obvious with how spry and quick-moving he is, whereas Moore doesn't do much of his own action in this, I believe.

    Oh yea, but even that stuff I'm able to look over it. That's how much it didn't bother me
  • Posts: 14,842
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    I see you think the Moore era is perfect.
    IMO it is. I had no problems with any of his films. They all felt like he belonged in the role. AVTAK I have no problem with how old he is. To me that never bothered me watching it.

    I like the fact that Roger Moore rocks the part at 57. He's a bad ass pure and simple. I love all 7 of his films.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Imagine if You Only Live Twice was made as a revenge story similar to that of the novel, but the drama and doubtful Bond, along with the Japan setting altered... Well, not exactly altered, just featured less. The locations would be more European and high-life/exotic/luxurious. I'm talking mansions, castles, etc. By this time, On Her Majesty's Secret Service has happened (either with Connery or someone else, and in case of the latter, Connery comes back for YOLT), and Connery himself remained in perfect shape (and had the same hair as in DN and FRWL) like he was in From Russia With Love.

    This scene would have been the one where Bond was finally given the assignment to go after Ernst Stavro Blofeld... And that malevolent look on his face and the evil smile that briefly appears as he walks out of M's office... This should have happened...

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  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
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    Imagine if You Only Live Twice was made as a revenge story similar to that of the novel, but the drama and doubtful Bond, along with the Japan setting altered... Well, not exactly altered, just featured less. The locations would be more European and high-life/exotic/luxurious. I'm talking mansions, castles, etc. By this time, On Her Majesty's Secret Service has happened (either with Connery or someone else, and in case of the latter, Connery comes back for YOLT), and Connery himself remained in perfect shape (and had the same hair as in DN and FRWL) like he was in From Russia With Love.

    This scene would have been the one where Bond was finally given the assignment to go after Ernst Stavro Blofeld... And that malevolent look on his face and the evil smile that briefly appears as he walks out of M's office... This should have happened...

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    I'd love to see this. Space rocket theft epics are fun, but a dark OHMSS-style thriller would make my day.

  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
    edited November 2016 Posts: 189
    Here's another crazy fan timeline from my mind... (based on my old "James Bond Alernate Timeline" post)


    "James Bond - The Series"
    In 1981, EON Productions decided to make another attempt at the James Bond saga - a full eight years after Connery's 'never again' statement after finishing the TV movie Octopussy and the Living Daylights. The first spark was a two-hour TV movie, an adaptation of Colonel Sun, Kingsley Amis' continuation novel, starring Timothy Dalton.

    The year after that. Cubby Brocolli and Harry Saltzman announced that James Bond would indeed return - on the television screen. The plan was to adapt John Gardner's novels, with one season the equivalent of one novel. Amis would be on hand to adapt the episode, and Garnder would stay for consulting work (and was given on-screen credit with "based upon the novels by John Gardner and the character by Ian Fleming").

    Dalton would return as Bond, a role he'd play until 1996, whereupon the series was rebooted and Dalton was replaced by Pierce Brosnan the next year. Brosnan played Bond for the remaining six seasons. Broccoli and Saltzman would be the showrunners for most of Dalton's run, until Cubby's protege, Michael G. Wilson succeeded Saltzman after the latter's death in 1994. Cubby would later step down himself at the end of season 14 and his daughter, Barbara, would take the reins.

    Dalton Era (1981 - 1996)
    Season 1: Licence Renewed
    Season 2: For Special Services
    Season 3: Icebreaker
    Season 4: Role of Honour
    Season 5: Nobody Lives for Ever
    Season 6: No Deals, Mr. Bond
    Season 7: Scorpius
    Season 8: Win, Lose or Die
    Season 9: Brokenclaw
    Season 10: The Man from Barbarossa
    Season 11: Death is Forever
    Season 12: Never Send Flowers
    Season 13: SeaFire
    Season 14: Cold (stylized in the US as Coldfall, as with the book)

    NOTE; With Kingsely Amis' death in 1994, John Gardner took over writing duties for season 14. After Gardner retired from writing at the end of the season, Raymond Benson took over as story consultant and the writers of Remington Steele, Robert Butler and Michael Gleason took over as scriptwriters.

    Brosnan Era (1997 - 2003)
    Season 15: Zero Minus Ten (Season opener is an adaptation of "Blast from the Past")
    Season 16: The Facts of Death
    Season 17: High Time to Kill (Adaptations of Midsummer Night's Doom and Live at Five are in this season as standalone episodes)
    Season 18: DoubleShot
    Season 19: Never Dream of Dying
    Season 20: The Man with the Red Tattoo

    "Young Bond"
    In 2008, to celebrate Ian Fleming's 100th birthday, EON Productions and Ian Fleming Publications made another attempt at reviving the Bond franchise. First came Sebastian Faulks' novel Never Dream of Dying, and a miniseries named "Young Bond", adapting Charlie Higson's novels. Starring Tom Felton as the young 007, the series comprised of three 90-minute episodes and followed the "one season, one novel" rule from the earlier series.

    SilverFin was the first novel to be adapted, followed by Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, and By Royal Command. The short story "A Hard Man to Kill" was adapted as a 60-minute special. Another adaptation, Steve Cole's Young Bond novel, Shoot to Kill, was released in 2015, adaptations of the following books are currently in the works.

    The Craig-Cumberbatch Era
    Benedict Cumberbatch later starred in a new Bond movie, an adaptation of Devil May Care, in 2012. He played Bond again in the role in a 2015 adaptation of Jeffery Deaver's Carte Blanche. He is set to play the role again in adaptations of Solo and Trigger Mortis.
  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
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    (For the record, think of the series as an equivalent of Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes or David Suchet's Poirot. ;) )
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    1962 to 1965 Sean Connery
    1967 to 1974 George Lazenby
    1977 to 1985 Roger Moore
    1987 to 1997 Timothy Dalton
    1999 to 2015 Pierce Brosnan
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
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    2019-2031 Aidan Turner
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
    edited November 2016 Posts: 13,117
    I'm working on cast lists for each film, but here is my timeline featuring Bond actor, year and film:

    Richard Johnson
    1962 :: Moonraker
    1963 :: From Russia With Love
    1964 :: Dr No
    1965 :: Goldfinger
    1967 :: From A View To A Kill

    George Lazenby
    1970 :: For Your Eyes Only
    1972 :: Live And Let Die
    1974 :: Diamonds Are Forever

    David Warbeck
    1976 :: Thunderball
    1978 :: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1979 :: You Only Live Twice
    1981 :: The Man With The Golden Gun
    1983 :: The Spy Who Loved Me
    1985 :: Octopussy

    Timothy Dalton
    1987 :: The Living Daylights
    1989 :: Licence To Kill
    1992 :: The Property Of A Lady
    1994 :: Casino Royale
    1996 :: Tomorrow Never Dies

    James Purefoy
    2000 :: The Hilderbrand Rarity
    2002 :: Quantum Of Solace
    2004 :: Licence Renewed
    2006 :: Never Dream Of Dying
    2008 :: For Special Services

    Richard Armitage
    2010 :: High Time To Kill
    2012 :: Doubleshot
    2014 :: The Man With The Red Tattoo
    2016 :: Risico
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Not exactly a timeline thing, but since this is a user-preferred alternate timeline, thought I'd drop this here.

    http://i.imgur.com/HsdJIvB.png
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Well my alternative time lines look like this:

    1962 to 1967: Sean Connery (5 films)
    1969 to 1974: George Lazenby (4 films)
    1977 to 1985: Roger Moore (5 films)
    1987 to 1993: Timothy Dalton (4 films, 1991 and 1993 in addition)
    1995 to 2015: Pierce Brosnan (8 films)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    1995 to 2015: Pierce Brosnan (8 films)

    I wouldn t be here if that happened.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    1995 to 2015: Pierce Brosnan (8 films)

    I wouldn t be here if that happened.
    You came from a different dimension, Doctor. That much, we know.
  • Sean Connery (1962/1967)
    1962: DR.NO
    1963: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    1964: GOLDFINGER
    1965: THUNDERBALL
    1967: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

    George Lazenby (1969/1974)
    1969: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    1971: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    1973: LIVE AND LET DIE
    1974: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

    Roger Moore (1977/1985)
    1977: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    1979: MOONRAKER
    1981: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    1983: OCTOPUSSY
    1985: A VIEW TO A KILL

    Timothy Dalton (1987/1993)
    1987: THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    1989: LICENCE TO KILL
    1991: COLONEL SUN
    1993: PROPERTY OF A LADY

    Pierce Brosnan (1995/2004)
    1995: GOLDENEYE
    1997: TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    1999: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    2002: DIE ANOTHER DAY
    2004: EVERYTHING OR NOTHING

    Daniel Craig (2006/Present)
    2006: CASINO ROYALE
    2008: QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    2010: RISICO
    2012: SKYFALL
    2015: SPECTRE
    2017: SHATTERHAND
    2019: CARTE BLANCHE
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    It is a shame The Property of a Lady with Dalton never came to pass.
  • edited September 2017 Posts: 12,724
    Sean Connery- DN, FRWL, GF, and then a more faithful MR.

    George Lazenby- The Blofeld trilogy done right. TB, OHMSS, YOLT. Finishes his era with TMWTGG (direct adaptations, OHMSS is the same as the real film)

    Roger Moore- A new M is introduced in his briefing as it's explained that Sir Miles retired following Bond's assassination attempt in TMWTGG. LALD remains more or less the same with some minor changes. Solitaire is now played by a black actress. The airport chase scene is taken out, Solitaire is instead recaptured during their escape from San Monique. The boat chase is a lot shorter and there's no Sherriff Pepper.

    Straight after LALD we get TSWLM which remains the same film. Moore follows this up with OP and finally AVTAK (too many changes to count here, it'd be a vastly different film but Zorin, May Day and the score are all the same) before bowing out of the role. His last film would be in the late 70s/early 80s

    Timothy Dalton- TLD, LTK, and FYEO with a more memorable villain and the camp bits removed. He'd continue in the role well into the 90s, with a few original storied films before bowing out with an adaptation of Colonel Sun in the late 90s. This storyline acts as a send off for Robert Brown or whoever M no 2 is in this timeline

    Pierce Brosnan- I was working on my plan for the Brosnan era in another thread but essentially there'd be GE but Trevelayn survives. Janus remain an overarching threat in the background for alternate versions of TND and (fewer changes here) TWINE. Finally Janus would come back into play in. a radically different DAD. After finally dealing with Trevelayn Bond is forced to confront his age, and his past in Skyfall. Q won't have featured in DAD out of respect for Desmond and Wishaw is cast in SF. This film is also where he has to face the fact that the world really changed while he was in North Korea. This closes out the Brosnan era

    Daniel Craig- An alternate CR. It's not a reboot or origin story. Picks off where SF left off with the new M. Apart from that it's exactly the same. Then QoS. With a longer runtime to do the various subplots justice, better editing, a theme song that actually has a melody (something to note is that a lot of the theme songs will be different in this timeline) and a more memorable villain. Both CR and QoS have a gunbarrel at the start and MP is featured, played by a new actress. Q is in CR in place of the MI6 doctor, telling Bond about the defib in his car, and appears in QoS to deliver the tech explanation about tracking Slate. Maybe some minor gadgets but these films keep their stripped back nature. Another important thing to note is that in these films, Quantum don't exist. It's SPECTRE from the off, back with a new mysterious leader at the helm (it's kept vague to avoid people pointing out Bond's lack of aging, but Craig's Bond has already dealt with Blofeld and SPECTRE before). After two more films, both original stand alone stories to firmly esablish him as Bond, Craig finally confronts the new Spectre in, well, Spectre. The new leader is Franz Oberhauser, but he's not Blofeld. Blofeld is dead. Oberhauser was involved in organised crime and decided to rebuild the organisation after learning through his sources of Bond's history with them and imagining the potential power and wealth he could amass as the head of a new Spectre. Apart from that SP remains the same and this finishes the Craig era.

    Forgot I wrote this but pretty pleased with it, don't think I'd change anything. I'm not bothered about FYEO in the slightest so maybe swap that out for an original more memorable third Dalton film and maybe finish Dalton's era into the early 90s (he'd have got more films in the 80s in this era anyway) to give Brosnan enough time for his five, but other than that this would be fairly perfect for me. Oh and I'd change the title of QoS to Property Of a Lady. Any thoughts?
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
    edited November 2017 Posts: 1,521
    SEAN CONNERY 1962-1967
    .Dr. No 1962
    .From Russia With Love 1963
    .Goldfinger 1964
    .Thunderball 1965
    .You Only Live Twice 1967
    -Improve Kissy's character.


    GEORGE LAZENBY 1969-1971
    .On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969

    .Diamonds Are Forever 1971
    -Largely the same, as I adore DAF as it is. Keep Lazenby and Savalas. The tone is still kind of light but up the violence.
    -Keep the deleted scenes.
    -Keep the extended finale at the salt mine and the more brutal showdown with Wint and Kidd on the ship.


    ROGER MOORE 1973-1985
    .Live And Let Die 1973

    .The Man With The Golden Gun 1974
    -After Bond escapes the school, just go straight to the boat chase. Less nieces the better.
    -No slide whistle.
    -Extend the dual. Keep the cocktail bomb from the trailer.

    .The Spy Who Loves Me 1977
    .Moonraker 1979

    .For Your Eyes Only 1981
    -The PTS is the sinking of the St. Georges and Havelocks murder. Bond visits Tracy's grave after the titles.

    .Octopussy 1983
    .A View To A Kill 1985


    TIMOTHY DALTON 1987-1993
    .The Living Daylights 1987

    .Licence To Kill 1989
    -Keep some of the deleted scenes, especially the one in Bond's hotel.
    -With increased marketing and a better release date, the film is as successful as TLD.

    .The Property Of A Lady 1991
    -The Bond 17 treatment but with a less outlandish third act. Nan is a tough bitch, not a cyborg. And save Rodin's stealth car for DAD. Just have him on his motorcycle for this.
    -The PTS involves a fight in the Terracotta Army museum and a motorcycle chase along the Great Wall.
    -Directed by John McTiernan.

    .Death To Spies 1993
    -A grounded spy thriller that is light on action and high on intrigue and suspense. Ends up being Dalton's favorite and critically acclaimed.
    -Directed by John MacKenzie.


    PIERCE BROSNAN 1995-2004
    .GoldenEye 1995
    -Keep the deleted Zukovsky scene.

    .Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
    -Keep some deleted scenes.

    .The World Is Not Enough 1999
    -Deleted scenes and make the Renard fight more brutal.

    .Die Another Day 2002
    -Get rid of "Your mama", the ice dragster/tsunami sequence, and improve the CGI during the finale. And just have one laser during the fight with Kil.

    .Everything Or Nothing 2004
    -Another epic like DAD, but with a darker tone more similar to GE. Similar to the game but less outlandish.
    -The henchman is a sadistic mercenary played by Vinnie Jones. Silent part of course lol.
    -Guy Ritchie directs.


    DANIEL CRAIG 2006-2012
    .Casino Royale 2006

    .Quantum Of Solace 2008
    -Lengthen White's interrogation.
    -The film ends with Bond killing White and confronting Haines. Before he does this, he downloads the Quantum database from Haines's computer, as he attempts to do in the video game at White's house. The Quantum arc ends here.

    .Risico 2010
    -Based on Blood Stone. Different ending.
    -Largely continues the style of the previous two films but a little lighter. It's basically Craig's TSWLM.

    .Skyfall 2012
    -The gunbarrel opens the film. The same version used in SP. It's silent apart from the Bond Theme cue that plays during the gunshot.
    -Better music during the London scenes.


    2015-2022
    .Soft reboot. New Bond, M, Q, and Moneypenny. No Tanner.
    .A return to standalone, fun films. The overall tone of these films is reminiscent of GF or TSWLM. These are serious times so a little escapism doesn't hurt.
    .Martin Campbell directs a very different Bond 24 in 2015.
    .David Arnold returns.
    .Similar to the Brosnan age but with better scripts and less CGI.
  • W_Glass_90W_Glass_90 Virginia
    edited December 2017 Posts: 24
    (1962 - 1968) - (Sean Connery)
    Dr. No - 1962
    From Russia With Love - 1964
    Goldfinger - 1966
    Thunderball - 1968 (Would've been perfect for Sean's last film, and he actually wanted Thunderball to be his swansong).

    (1969 - 1971) - (George Lazenby) (Only did three films, because Lazenby has stated in interviews that three would be the maximum if he continued).
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1969
    You Only Live Twice - 1970
    The Man with the Golden Gun - 1971(Replace Britt Eckland with Sally Ann Howes as Goodnight).

    (1973 - 1979) - (Roger Moore)
    Diamonds Are Forever - 1973 (It depends on the direction you'd take with the film, but for some reason I've always dreamed about Moore being in DAD based on its tone. Would've been a perfect intro for him).
    Live and Let Die - 1975 (Stays the same but with a different death for Kananga closer to the novel. J.W. Pepper gets removed as well).
    The Spy Who Loved Me - 1977
    Moonraker - 1979 (Pretty much stays the same minus the space scenes, Jaws being in love, and more closer to the novel)

    (1981 - 1991) - (Timothy Dalton)
    For Your Eyes Only - 1981
    Octopussy - 1983 (Could still use Maude Adams as the film's Bond girl, but I'd replace Kamal Khan with Dexter Smyth as the film's villain)
    A View to a Kill - 1985 (Replace Tanya Roberts with Michelle Pfeiffer).
    The Living Daylights - 1987 (Replace Joe Don Baker with Mitchell Ryan as Brad Whitaker).
    Licence to Kill - 1989
    The Property of a Lady - 1991 (I would combine elements of "Licence Renewed and the TPOAL books).

    (1993 - 2002) - (Pierce Brosnan)
    GoldenEye - 1993
    Die Another Day - 1997 (Replace everything and use elements of the novel "Colonel Sun").
    The World is Not Enough - 1999 (Keep everything mostly the same, but replace Denise Richards with a better 90's actress. Example: Robin Tunney or Milla Jovovich. I would also bring Martin Campbell back to direct which would make the film even better and darker. Also I would change M being kidnapped since it would be a repeat from Die Another Day, but would have M kill Elektra King instead of Bond doing it).
    Everything or Nothing (Made into a movie instead of a video game. Replace Shannon Elizabeth with Rosamund Pike as Serena St. Germaine). - 2002

    (2006 - 2015) - (Daniel Craig)
    Casino Royale - 2006
    Quantum of Solace - 2008 (I would replace the film's environmental plot into about Bond pursuing Mr. White after he escapes. Martin Campell returns to direct).
    Skyfall - 2010
    Devil May Care - 2012
    Spectre - 2015 (Craig's Swansong)

    Risico - 2019 (Tom Hardy or Michael Fassbender take the reigns)
  • W_Glass_90W_Glass_90 Virginia
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Time for me to make a new one.

    I read your timelines from your old posts, they're pretty excellent. Connery in Moonraker, Live and Let Die, and Casino Royale would've been amazing in the 60's.
  • I believe my first post ever on mi6community was on this thread
  • edited December 2017 Posts: 14,842
    CONNERY

    DR NO (1962)
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
    GOLDFINGER (1964)
    THUNDERBALL (1965)
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)

    LAZENBY

    ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969)

    CONNERY or JOHN GAVIN

    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971)

    MOORE


    LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)
    MOONRAKER (1979)

    MOORE or IAN OGILVY

    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981)
    OCTOPUSSY (1983)
    FROM A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)

    DALTON or IAN OGILVY

    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)
    LICENCE REVOKED (1989)


    DALTON

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (1991)
    COLONEL SUN (1993)
    GOLDENEYE (1995)



    BROSNAN


    TOMORROW NEVER LIES (1997)
    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)
    RISICO (2001)
    EVERYTHING OR NOTHING (2003)

    BROSNAN OR CRAIG

    CASINO ROYALE (2006)

    CRAIG

    QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)
    THE HILDEBRAND RARITY (2010)
    SKYFALL (2012)
    THRILLING CITIES (2013)
    SPECTRE (2015)
    FOR SPECIAL SERVICES (2017)

    AIDAN TURNER

    ROLE OF HONOR (2019)
    SCORPIUS (2021)
    WIN LOSE OR DIE (2023)
    ICEBREAKER (2025)
    BROKENCLAW (2027)
    HIGH TIME TO KILL (2029)

    AND

    THE MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO (2031)
  • W_Glass_90W_Glass_90 Virginia
    edited December 2017 Posts: 24
    This is a Re-edit of my recent timeline. This time with George Lazenby removed, and the amount of Connery's films extended despite his exhaustion and frustration with Bond after Thunderball. Based on the direction of the films however, his feelings could've been different. He's actually went on record that he would've loved to have done O.H.M.S.S.

    (1962 - 1970) - (Sean Connery)
    Dr. No - 1962
    From Russia With Love - 1964
    Goldfinger - 1966
    Thunderball - 1968
    O.H.M.S.S. - 1969 (Don't know if Sean could pull off the emotional scenes, but it would be interesting to see).
    You Only Live Twice - 1970 (Less campy moments and more faithful to the novel).

    (1973 - 1981) - (Roger Moore)
    Diamonds Are Forever - 1973 (It depends on the direction you'd take with the film, but for some reason I've always dreamed about Moore being in DAD based on its tone. Would've been a perfect intro for him).
    Live and Let Die - 1975 (Stays the same but with a different death for Kananga closer to the novel. J.W. Pepper gets removed as well).
    The Man with the Golden Gun - 1976 (No campy moments, closer to the novel. Britt Ekland gets replaced with Sally Ann Howes as Goodnight).
    The Spy Who Loved Me - 1977 (Nothing is changed)
    Moonraker - 1979 (Pretty much stays the same minus the space scenes, Jaws being in love, and more closer to the novel)
    Octopussy - 1981 (Pretty much stays the same, but Kamal Khan gets replaced with Dexter Smyth as the film's main villain. This film would also be Moore's Swansong).

    (1983 - 1993) - (Timothy Dalton)
    For Your Eyes Only - 1983
    A View to a Kill - 1985 (Replace Tanya Roberts with Michelle Pfeiffer).
    The Living Daylights - 1987 (Replace Joe Don Baker with Mitchell Ryan as Brad Whitaker).
    Licence to Kill - 1989
    The Property of a Lady - 1991 (I would combine elements of "Licence Renewed and the TPOAL books).
    GoldenEye - 1993 (Brosnan or Dalton in GoldenEye would be cool either way, but I'm just a little bit more intrigued at the idea of what type of movie this would've been with Dalton).

    (1995 - 2003) - (Pierce Brosnan)
    Tomorrow Never Dies (1995) - (With a better script and Martin Campbell directing, this would be the perfect film for Brosnan's debut).
    Colonel Sun (1997)
    The World is Not Enough - 1999 (Keep everything mostly the same, but replace Denise Richards with a better 90's actress. Example: Robin Tunney or Milla Jovovich. I would also bring Martin Campbell back to direct which would make the film even better and darker. Also I would change M being kidnapped since it would be a repeat from Colonel Sun, but would have M kill Elektra King instead of Bond doing it).
    Everything or Nothing - 2003 (Made into a movie instead of a video game. Replace Shannon Elizabeth with Rosamund Pike as Serena St. Germaine).

    (2006 - 2015) - (Daniel Craig)
    Casino Royale - 2006
    Quantum of Solace - 2008 (I would replace the film's environmental plot into about Bond pursuing Mr. White after he escapes. Martin Campell returns to direct).
    Bloodstone - 2010
    Skyfall - 2012
    Spectre - 2015 (Craig's Swansong)

    Risico - 2019 (Tom Hardy or Michael Fassbender take the reigns)
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
    Posts: 7,346
    1962 - 1967: Sean Connery
    1969 : George Lazenby
    1971 - 1981: Roger Moore
    1983 - 1991: Timothy Dalton
    1995 - 2005: Pierce Brosnan
    2008 - 2015: Daniel Craig
    2018 - 2028: Aidan Turner
  • LFSLFS
    edited July 2020 Posts: 40
    I'll leave the films and their release dates as they are (for the most part!), because otherwise it becomes a whole different series and I find that confusing.

    Sean Connery

    1962: Dr. No
    1963: From Russia with Love
    1964: Goldfinger
    1965: Thunderball
    1967: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1969: You Only Live Twice
    1971: Colonel Sun

    Roger Moore

    1973: Live and Let Die
    1974: The Man with the Golden Gun
    1977: The Spy Who Loved Me

    Timothy Dalton

    1981: For Your Eyes Only
    1983: Octopussy (without the silliness, of course)
    1985/1987: The Living Daylights
    1987/1989: Licence to Kill

    I doubt Dalton would have done more than four films, even if given the chance; he never really wanted to do more than three, I guess.

    Pierce Brosnan's era was such a disaster, overall (excluding GoldenEye), that I wouldn't know what to change without changing everything, including the lead actor.
    It's also too early to look back on Daniel Craig's tenure, so I'll leave it at that.


  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited March 2018 Posts: 766
    Sean Connery:
    Dr. No (1962)
    From Russia With Love (1963)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    Thunderball (1965)

    George Lazenby:
    You Only Live Twice (1967)
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1968)
    Diamonds Are Forever (1970)
    Moonraker (1971)

    Roger Moore:
    Live and Let Die (1973)
    The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    For Your Eyes Only (1980)

    Timothy Dalton:
    Octopussy (1982)
    A View To A Kill (1985)
    The Living Daylights (1987)
    License to Kill (1989)

    Pierce Brosnan:
    Goldeneye (1993)
    Tomorrow Never Dies (1996)
    The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    Risico (2002)

    Daniel Craig:
    Casino Royale (2006)
    Quantum of Solace (2008)
    Skyfall (2012)
    Spectre (2015)

    Four each. Honestly, make Brosnan's fourth and last anything... anything but Die Another Day.

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Good to consider, @Thunderball.

    But why not make right the book order as On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) then You Only Live Twice (1968).
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 766
    I considered that but I kinda want the same Bond actor for each of the movies based on the Blofeld trilogy books. I can't imagine TB without Sean. I can't imagine OHMSS without Lazenby.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,487
    Sean Connery as James Bond in

    1962 CASINO ROYALE
    1963 LIVE AND LET DIE
    1964 MOONRAKER
    1965 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    1967 FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
    1969 DOCTOR NO
    1971 GOLDFINGER
    1973 THUNDERBALL
    1974 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    1977 ON HER MAJESTY S SECCRET SERVICE
    1979 YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    1981 THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

    Timothy Dalton as James Bond in the tv series JAMES BOND OF THE SECRET SERVICE (1987)

    ep 1 FROM A VIEW TO A KILL
    ep 2 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    ep 3 RISICO
    ep 4 QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    ep 5 THE HILDEBRAND RARITY
    ep 6 OCTOPUSSY
    ep 7 THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    ep 8 THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    ep 9 007 IN NEW YORK
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