Dear fellow Bond fans,
There's no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all, and not just as people but as Bond fans as well. While we're eagerly anticipating NTTD, we must also currently face the cruel reality that release dates are uncertain. How much longer we shall have to wait, and whether or not the film still has a good chance of becoming a box office success... who can say at this point? It is no wonder then that our NTTD threads are, for lack of a better word, "infected" with Corona too. Some members call this unavoidable, others prefer to keep 007 and the pandemic (with all its political implications) separated. Both bring good and fair arguments to the game.
As a result, we would like to suggest that discussions about the NTTD release and Corona be taken here as much as possible. If, however, Corona still gets brought up in the other threads, we politely ask everyone to accept this since we're obviously no longer in any capacity to turn a blind eye to what is literally everywhere right now. Reading about the pandemic doesn't mean one has to comment on that; everybody is allowed to continue another conversation instead. Also, as long as we can keep things civilized, discussing the Trump administration's policy on Corona isn't forbidden, merely discouraged once members start getting their claws out. Fanboy fights can be fun but political fights can turn a place like this dark and sour really fast. Political comments aren't too big a deal, but as soon as you smell the gunpowder in your opponent's canon, please terminate the debate instantly. Also, there's the Coronavirus thread and now this one too. Surely, the other ones needn't be intruded upon by politics.
Lastly, we're all in this thing together, folks. We all want the new film and we're all going to have to sit this pandemic out first. Let's not get cranky, negative, pessimistic... about everything. We've got 24 solid Bond films (26 if you're a tad less demanding ;-) ), tons of good books, several really interesting games, lots of comics and so on to celebrate our love for Bond with. One day, NTTD will land in cinemas near you, and we'll all be able to see the film. But until then, let's take care of ourselves, our loved ones and each other here on the forum too. Let us bond through Bond, fight the virus, and encourage each other. We've got something to look forward to, after all: an end to all this suffering and a Bond film that promises to be really good. But it'll take time. A wise man once sang, "we have all the time in the world." Are we going to prove him wrong? ;-)
Thank you all, friends!
on behalf of the mod team