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  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
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    Earthshaker

    EarthBreaker…? CloudBreaker..? Smth along those lines might capture the imagination
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    I went with Earthshaker because of the classic 'shaken, not stirred' Bond line, but it's pretty tenuous.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2021 Posts: 15,063
    DavidWebb wrote: »
    Calipso... sounds like it could be something nefarious Bond has to take down.

    I like it. Sounds very Dr. No (the novel version). The words "the calypsos throb" are even mentioned on the back of the very first '60s Pan paperback edition I bought all those years ago (26 and counting...) along with the film tie-in Pan edition of You Only Live Twice. My first two Fleming Bond novel finds.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    The Man From Univex

    Bond's cover is nearly blown when a rival secret service agency discovers that the fictional company 'Transworld Consortium' is a front for various MI6 headquarters across the globe. Bond must do what it takes to prevent the various branches from being infiltrated during their transition to relocation.

    Cue Bond's snooping around at night and a classic sniper scene.

    By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 1,119
    I really don’t care for them to adapt the stories but I think some of the continuation novel and game titles are great without sounding too much like pastiche;

    - Forever and a Day (my personal favourite)
    - Zero Minus Ten
    - Carte Blanche
    - Nightfire
    - Trigger Mortis
    - Agent Under Fire
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Snake on a plane of being
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    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex

    Bond's cover is nearly blown when a rival secret service agency discovers that the fictional company 'Transworld Consortium' is a front for various MI6 headquarters across the globe. Bond must do what it takes to prevent the various branches from being infiltrated during their transition to relocation.

    Cue Bond's snooping around at night and a classic sniper scene.

    By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    I like it.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    AceHole wrote: »
    Earthshaker

    EarthBreaker…? CloudBreaker..? Smth along those lines might capture the imagination
    I went with Earthshaker because of the classic 'shaken, not stirred' Bond line, but it's pretty tenuous.

    For your enjoyment and awareness.

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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    The Bond Knight
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    I like "calipso".
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Madeline: A New Hope
  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
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    AceHole wrote: »
    Plenty of traditional English idioms & expressions left to toy with...

    Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

    Better Dead Than Never

    The Worst Of Both Worlds

    The Spy Before The Storm

    The Devil's In The Daylight

    Leave No Spy Unturned

    Yes most of these are very promising, if not quite on the money

    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex...

    ...By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    It's a classic Bondian reference that could be made use of in a title?

    Craig-Bond hasn't made use of it since QoS apparently

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Seve wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex...

    ...By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    It's a classic Bondian reference that could be made use of in a title?

    Craig-Bond hasn't made use of it since QoS apparently
    Not sure about the full name as a title. How about simply Univex - it's short, sounds scientific, and like, 'Skyfall', it's a title that has an air of mystery about it, particularly for the general audience.

    You're right that QOS was the last on-screen reference to UE, although it has appeared a few times since, in the comics.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Seve wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex...

    ...By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    It's a classic Bondian reference that could be made use of in a title?

    Craig-Bond hasn't made use of it since QoS apparently
    Not sure about the full name as a title. How about simply Univex - it's short, sounds scientific, and like, 'Skyfall', it's a title that has an air of mystery about it, particularly for the general audience.

    You're right that QOS was the last on-screen reference to UE, although it has appeared a few times since, in the comics.

    Skyfall was such a brilliant title, and the first trailer with the word association, you could see the effect the word had on Bond... I was dying to know what it meant!
  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Not sure about the full name as a title. How about simply Univex - it's short, sounds scientific, and like, 'Skyfall', it's a title that has an air of mystery about it, particularly for the general audience.

    I know what you mean, it's a bit clunky on it's own

    Like "The Hildebrand Rarity" would be
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Seve wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex...

    ...By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    It's a classic Bondian reference that could be made use of in a title?

    Craig-Bond hasn't made use of it since QoS apparently
    Not sure about the full name as a title. How about simply Univex - it's short, sounds scientific, and like, 'Skyfall', it's a title that has an air of mystery about it, particularly for the general audience.

    You're right that QOS was the last on-screen reference to UE, although it has appeared a few times since, in the comics.

    Skyfall was such a brilliant title, and the first trailer with the word association, you could see the effect the word had on Bond... I was dying to know what it meant!
    To me, 'Skyfall' sounded like a mission from Bond's past, gone wrong. Of course, I followed the production closely and discovered what it meant before the film came out.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    QBranch wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Seve wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex...

    ...By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    It's a classic Bondian reference that could be made use of in a title?

    Craig-Bond hasn't made use of it since QoS apparently
    Not sure about the full name as a title. How about simply Univex - it's short, sounds scientific, and like, 'Skyfall', it's a title that has an air of mystery about it, particularly for the general audience.

    You're right that QOS was the last on-screen reference to UE, although it has appeared a few times since, in the comics.

    Skyfall was such a brilliant title, and the first trailer with the word association, you could see the effect the word had on Bond... I was dying to know what it meant!
    To me, 'Skyfall' sounded like a mission from Bond's past, gone wrong. Of course, I followed the production closely and discovered what it meant before the film came out.

    Ah, that’s a shame. I did that with SP and NTTD. But Skyfall was a great surprise.
  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
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    QBranch wrote: »

    To me, 'Skyfall' sounded like a mission from Bond's past, gone wrong. Of course, I followed the production closely and discovered what it meant before the film came out.

    I guess if you were to categorise the titles into "Fleming styles" boxes

    "Skyfall" would be from the same family as "Moonraker" and "Thunderball"
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    A great Bond title.

    Also coming after the damnation of QOS (not my own), in part I took the SF title as the filmmakers poking their detractors. Baiting complaints of "Skyfail" and lending itself to Chicken Little doom and gloom. While at the same time they were confident and proud of their product.
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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I remember watching one the 1970's Doctor Who episodes, where characters described a rock collapsing accident as a 'Skyfall'.
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
    Posts: 1,725
    'The Devil In The Daybreak'
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    I like "earthbreaker".
  • Since NTTD already had a title that was used in a TV series before ("Columbo"), I thought maybe it's not a bad idea to look at other episode-titles of TV series for a potential Bond movie title.

    Some titles of episodes I thought sound decent:

    "Back in the World"
    "Throwing Fire"
    "Red Sky at Night" (wasn't it even a working title for Skyfall?)
    "Fire and Brimstone"
    "Sinner Takes All"
    "Unfriendly Skies"
    "Sounds of Silence"
    "Meltdown"
    "Designated Target"
    "World of Trouble"


    Any title you like?
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    I like "meltdown".
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    QBranch wrote: »
    The Man From Univex

    Bond's cover is nearly blown when a rival secret service agency discovers that the fictional company 'Transworld Consortium' is a front for various MI6 headquarters across the globe. Bond must do what it takes to prevent the various branches from being infiltrated during their transition to relocation.

    Cue Bond's snooping around at night and a classic sniper scene.

    By the end of the story, the new cover is known as 'Universal Exports'.

    Love it ;)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 9,100
    Kojak007 wrote: »
    Since NTTD already had a title that was used in a TV series before ("Columbo"), I thought maybe it's not a bad idea to look at other episode-titles of TV series for a potential Bond movie title.

    Some titles of episodes I thought sound decent:

    "Back in the World"
    "Throwing Fire"
    "Red Sky at Night" (wasn't it even a working title for Skyfall?)
    "Fire and Brimstone"
    "Sinner Takes All"
    "Unfriendly Skies"
    "Sounds of Silence"
    "Meltdown"
    "Designated Target"
    "World of Trouble"


    Any title you like?

    Sinner Takes All is the favourite there for me, although perhaps a touch too punny.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Spectre Strikes Back
  • Bueno1694Bueno1694 Check my YouTube Channel: linktr.ee/Xtreemo
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    IDK, I think that "Bond" would be a very fitting name for the next film.

    No "James Bond 007" before the title, just "Bond". like "Logan".

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Bueno1694 wrote: »
    IDK, I think that "Bond" would be a very fitting name for the next film.

    No "James Bond 007" before the title, just "Bond". like "Logan".

    It wouldn't be my preference, but I can imagine it looking pretty striking on a poster in all caps.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 5,578
    mtm wrote: »
    Kojak007 wrote: »
    Since NTTD already had a title that was used in a TV series before ("Columbo"), I thought maybe it's not a bad idea to look at other episode-titles of TV series for a potential Bond movie title.

    Some titles of episodes I thought sound decent:

    "Back in the World"
    "Throwing Fire"
    "Red Sky at Night" (wasn't it even a working title for Skyfall?)
    "Fire and Brimstone"
    "Sinner Takes All"
    "Unfriendly Skies"
    "Sounds of Silence"
    "Meltdown"
    "Designated Target"
    "World of Trouble"


    Any title you like?

    Sinner Takes All is the favourite there for me, although perhaps a touch too punny.

    I like that one as well.
  • Posts: 8,927
    Some more columbo episode titles

    Murder by the Book
    Dead Weight
    Requiem for a Falling Star
    The Most Dangerous Match
    Dagger of the Mind
    Swan Song
    Lovely But Lethal
    An Exercise in Fatality
    A Deadly State of Mind
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