What and when was your first experience of 007 ?

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, way. I live in a place where I feel I'm the only one with style. Proms, weddings, funerals, lots of places I go to that should involve people dressing up, don't. I feel so out of place.

    I did enjoy hearing Bond comments shouted my way during the extent of prom, though. I, too, wanted to sit down, play cards, have a vodka martini, and eyeball a beautiful woman throughout the night. I didn't play cards, but I did end up with whiskey, wine coolers, and a hot woman, if that counts, haha.

    Good for you. I wouldn't be a good Bond. I'll never smoke or drink, but I hold out for a good woman. I can picture it now:

    "Oh, Ms. Green, you look absolutely stunning tonight. Care for a dance?"
    :\">

    My problem is that most girls I know that I would date are either taken or I am too good of friends with them to risk a bad relationship. I have never been a relationship guy, and am always happier solo or with good friends just laying back and having a good time. I am too much in love with woman from the 40s and 50s, especially Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. I still have hope thought that there is a girl out there who loves Bond, Sherlock Holmes, movies, art, reading, and is intelligent, caring, funny, stunning, and lets me be the nerd I consequently would be. :)

    PS: Watching QoS and thought of you when I saw the Slate fight. Now Bond is chasing after Camille after the gun fires. I love that scene.

    Biker: "You were supposed to shoot her."
    Bond: "Well, I missed."
    *FLIPS BIKE*
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, thanks, friend! I wish I could have saw it; need to put it in and watch it again soon.

    And don't worry; as age goes on, you will find that people do mature - some, anyway - and they will be more into that. I was always more of a film/game/clothes fanatic in middle and high school, and while I had girls here and there, I was never the popular hot guy of the school. Doesn't matter now, because in college, some girls are interested in/respect that, and I find it to be an easier time for me.

    I, too, wish I could find a girl who absolutely loved Bond.
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    i remember as a very young boy, i would always see Bond movies on TV, but i would never watch them... those here stateside will remember when TNT used to run their "13 Days of 007" marathons.... i was always interested in watching the movies, but i never had the attention span to sit through them broadcasted on TV, because it would always take a long time..... around this time, i had caught the trailer for Goldeneye on a movie i rented.... that really peaked my interest...

    when Goldeneye eventually found it's way on to Showtime, I watched on recorded it on VHS at the same time.... I fell in love instantly - i would watch the movie religiously, and not long after that, the game came out for Nintendo 64, that pushed me even further lol... the next christmas, my mom bought me Goldeneye on VHS, and then took me to go see Tomorrow Never Dies in the theater..... i'll never forget the following christmas, i got TND, DN, FRWL, and GF on VHS - best Christmas ever! lol.
  • edited May 2012 Posts: 12,679
    I got taken to see The Living Daylights at the cinema, when I was about 5 or 6. I didn't understand the story back then at all, but the stunts, the action and Dalton had me hooked. He just so badass. A month or two later I saw TSWLM and GF on VHS, but Dalton was still my favourite, which made it even more heart breaking when I found out I was too young to go and see LTK at the cinema when it was released.
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    TV: GoldenEye (2007)
    Cinema: Skyfall :-)
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    playing GE007 on the N64...... first Bond film I watch in full : GE (VHS).
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    I was four or five , depending if it was -89 or -90, when my father first allowed me to watch Bond. We had a couple on VHS as far as I recall or they aired Bond on tv. Don't remember which way it was. The first two I saw were Goldfinger and Moonraker. It's 2012 now and I've been a fan (not always avid) Since -89/90. No other movie franchise has capture my attention for this long. Star Wars was just a phase for me when I geeked out totally , buying all sorts of cr...ap. But it's been over for year. But my dedication for Bond has remained.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, the tuxedo definitely worked for me during prom. I felt beyond sharp. I went to high school in West Virginia, so needless to say, I wasn't shocked that I was overdressed for prom. People came in jeans and tie-dye t-shirts. The after party was even better.

    @X3MSonicX, good point, haha. I get into Bond's character a lot, but I love it. I can't recall how many lines from Bond films I've quoted to myself.

    No way! Every male wore a tux at my school. I feel lucky now. My friend asked me, and she's a great girl so I agreed so that I could be sure I'd have a good time, she would be happy, and I got to wear a tux for 4 hours. The deal couldn't have been better. I took my tux jacket off at the start while we ate and I felt like there should have been cards in front of me. I wanted to play so bad. I am happy to say I have a friend that loves Bond too, even though it isn't to my extent, but it is nice to have peers who encourage your nerdy nature regarding Bond. So all in all, great night, and better than I could have ever expected.

    Just had to mention that at my Prom, the theme was 007! So everyone wore tuxedo's, the girls looked like Bond girls (Well, er, most of them) and the security men went around with earpieces and armed with Airsoft G36's. The invite had "FYEO" written on it, and there was a gold painted statue of Pierce Brosnan offset to the dancefloor. I was pretty amazed by the effort that went into it!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
    edited May 2012 Posts: 28,476
    Creasy47 wrote:
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, the tuxedo definitely worked for me during prom. I felt beyond sharp. I went to high school in West Virginia, so needless to say, I wasn't shocked that I was overdressed for prom. People came in jeans and tie-dye t-shirts. The after party was even better.

    @X3MSonicX, good point, haha. I get into Bond's character a lot, but I love it. I can't recall how many lines from Bond films I've quoted to myself.

    No way! Every male wore a tux at my school. I feel lucky now. My friend asked me, and she's a great girl so I agreed so that I could be sure I'd have a good time, she would be happy, and I got to wear a tux for 4 hours. The deal couldn't have been better. I took my tux jacket off at the start while we ate and I felt like there should have been cards in front of me. I wanted to play so bad. I am happy to say I have a friend that loves Bond too, even though it isn't to my extent, but it is nice to have peers who encourage your nerdy nature regarding Bond. So all in all, great night, and better than I could have ever expected.

    Just had to mention that at my Prom, the theme was 007! So everyone wore tuxedo's, the girls looked like Bond girls (Well, er, most of them) and the security men went around with earpieces and armed with Airsoft G36's. The invite had "FYEO" written on it, and there was a gold painted statue of Pierce Brosnan offset to the dancefloor. I was pretty amazed by the effort that went into it!

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! That sounds like the best night ever!!!

    :(( *SOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS* :((
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    playing GE007 on the N64...... first Bond film I watch in full : GE (VHS).

    He and I are in the same boat, except my first film was LALD and it was on TV.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    Played GoldenEye on the N64, then a few years later I watched Goldfinger on TV durning a marathon of Rocky movies and Bond movies called, "The Rocky Balboa vs James Bond Marathon".
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    My introduction to James Bond was amazing! In hindsight it seems as if I was predestined to become a Bond fan as my introduction to the character was literally written in the sky! I was maybe 8 or 9 and my dad wad driving me home from school one day when I looked up in the sky and saw a small airplane doing sky writing. At first I though it had written "LOO" in the sky but that seemed odd so I asked my dad what he thought it was. He said that it wasn't "LOO" that the plane had written, but "007" for the new James Bond movie. I had never heard of James Bond before, and that night we rented Goldfinger. My life was never the same after that as I've been a huge Bond fan ever since.
  • one of my earliest childhood memories is seeing LALD at the drive in. I even had the LALD viewmaster reels. after that it was viewings on ABC until I saw FYEO at another drive in
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    When I was a kid, my parents' cable subscription included premium channels. Thus, in the summer of '82, I caught For Your Eyes Only on Showtime. It was, in retrospect, a life-changing experience. I ended up catching it about a dozen more times before it was removed from the rotation.
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    My first Bond experience was James Bond Jr when it premiered on TV, I think in 1991? (I forget, but I was in first grade). My dad found out about it and asked if I liked James Bond, and I told him I didn't even know there was a James Bond. We went to the video store and rented a hand full of them, Live and Let Die and Dr. No among my those we rented. Shortly thereafter I was hooked and saw all of them, except License to Kill because my parents said it was too violent. Ironically LTK was the first Bond tape I owned, recording it off TV.
  • Playing the world is not enough video game for the playstation 1. I was first introduced to Pierce Brosnan as bond thats why i have a soft spot for his run at the role. The first Bond movie I saw was Tomorrow Never Dies and Dr No. The first I saw in a movie theatre was Casino Royal.
  • Goldeneye 64 got me into it and I started watching all the old movies. TWINE was my first in theaters.
  • edited February 2013 Posts: 174
    Watching MR, christmas 1982, was my first experience. I absolutely loved it, and I still have a soft spot for it and Moore.
    My first in the cinema was TLD ,in the summer of 87, and it is still one of my fondest memories of going to the cinema in my whole life.
  • Being very young, wandering into the living room, and seeing on TV the image of a man stranded on a small island surrounded by advancing crocodiles. What does he do?!!!

    I then remember the cover of the Octopussy VHS tape, from a local video shop, and being quite scared by the clown at the start of the film.

    This all must have been in the mid-1980s.
  • First experience was FRWL in the theater in 1963. Had never seen anything like it. Foreign locales, the women, suggestive element. I was 12. Three weeks later the same theater showed DN and FRWL as a double feature. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a Sunday afternoon and the best 4 hours i could have spent in a theater in my short life seeing movies. Seen everyone one since in a movie theater.
  • I was maybe 6 or 7 watching Moonraker with my dad at my grandpas house and i remember Jaws biting the tram wire and bond crashing Him into the Tram Building.My dad use to always say jaws cant die and that's why I was so attracted to 007 films.its theatrics was immortalising
  • I was maybe 6 or 7 watching Moonraker with my dad at my grandpas house and i remember Jaws biting the tram wire and bond crashing Him into the Tram Building.My dad use to always say jaws cant die and that's why I was so attracted to 007 films.its theatrics was immortalising

    Was that christmas 82? If so that's the same as me and Jaws biting the tram wire is also one of my first memories.
    Not one of the best in the series but always brings a smile to my face. :D
  • I remember it well...I was at bus stop waiting to get home from school. I was 11. This complete stranger came up to me in his car and said he had the lotus bond car at home and would show to me if I hoped in with him.

    So I did.

    The police found me dumped in a field naked a week later....I still have therapy every day to get over what happened...the dreams have never left me of that week. Night after night of cold sweats....all thanks to Moore's car....
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
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    I remember it well...I was at bus stop waiting to get home from school. I was 11. This complete stranger came up to me in his car and said he had the lotus bond car at home and would show to me if I hoped in with him.

    So I did.

    The police found me dumped in a field naked a week later....I still have therapy every day to get over what happened...the dreams have never left me of that week. Night after night of cold sweats....all thanks to Moore's car....

    That isn't even funny to joke about. First you were stuffing your religious beliefs down our throats, and now this. Grow up.
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    My father showed me Goldeneye in 96 when it was released on video, I was five years old and knew nothing of James Bond, but I was hooked the moment that man in a tux walked to the center of the television only to turn and fire a shot at my father and me. From then on as a child I asked for my chocolate milk "shaken, not stirred" .
  • JakeDelToroJakeDelToro Universal Exports
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    I was aware of the Bond films from an early age. I have vivid memories of being curled up on the couch with my Dad and brother watching the films as they were shown on television. My brother and I would then re-create the more memorable scenes using our M.A.S.K. action figures. The most often re-created scene was the climactic battle from A View To A Kill on the Golden Gate bridge which we replicated using the inner cardboard tubes from discarded wrapping paper rolls. I

    Bond only became a passion much later and completely by chance. Around the time of the VHS release of Goldeneye, British confectioner Terry's ran a competition on their Chocolate Orange bars, one of the prizes of which was a complete set of James Bond videos. My uncle won one of these box sets and not long after this I decided to reacquaint myself with the films I was a little unfamiliar with. What this lead to was me watching the films, in order, on a constant loop for about five years. When I say constant loop, what I really mean is that I started watching a few films a week gradually slowing down to one every few weeks towards the end of the cycle. During these four years I took in everything I could about the films, started collecting anything that had the 007 logo on it, and generally became completely obsessed with the franchise.
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    The most often re-created scene was the climactic battle from A View To A Kill on the Golden Gate bridge which we replicated using the inner cardboard tubes from discarded wrapping paper rolls.

    Sounds like you had the same special effects budget as the actual A View to A Kill.
  • JakeDelToroJakeDelToro Universal Exports
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    Haha, ours were probably much better to be honest ;)
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    I was 13 and saw a LALD/TMWTGG double-bill during the Easter holidays. The rest of the year was spent in anticipation of TSWLM, collecting newspaper clippings of the underwater Lotus and wondering about this Jaws type. After the film came out, I was a Bond fan - and still am, and the fond memories of that experience have kept TSWLM within the top 3 list ever since. The entire back-catalogue was taken care of in one summer, when the local cinema showed a different Bond film every week, and in the correct order.
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