MajorDSmythe

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MajorDSmythe
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Favourite Fleming Novel
Moonraker
Favourite Bond Film
The Living Daylights
Favourite Bond Actor
Timothy Dalton

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  • PrinceKamalKhan
    30 years ago at this moment, I was watching the following film for the very first time on its opening weekend in my nation. It instantly became my favorite post-Connery era Bond film. It still is. Happy 30th Anniversary to a fellow TLD/Dalton/d'Abo appreciator:






    August 1
  • ClarkDevlin
    Major? Doesn't this particular track from Agent Under Fire sound too much like someting from No One Lives Forever?

    September 2016
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      It does. I had to check the release dates, and there is roughly a year between them. It's possible that NOLF inspired that track. I just listened to it again, this time with my eyes closed, and it sounds just like the NOLF soundtrack.
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      Indeed, Major! And the fact out there is that even if NOLF itself was inspired by Bond, it did inspire a lot of FPS-based spy games. Most notably 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' and 'Nightfire' when it came to involve the Austrian segment of the cable car and castle on a mountain. Man, that early 2000s period was a good one.
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      Return To Castle Wolfenstien was anther fine game. I would have to agree with you on the early 2000's. I think I have lost some interest in gaming, as I have not yet moved on to the current gen consoles. I think it is the way that games and consoles are made. I don't use the PSN (so any broken games in need of a patch are useless), and I am not interesting in streaming via my console. I just want it to play games.
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      I feel you, Major. We definitely are on the same page. I'm majorly a PC gamer, but truth be told, the newer games really don't catch the spirit of what the late 90s, and especially early 2000s video games represented. It's like those had the proper spice and chili when they made you play them. With the new games, other than perhaps Grand Theft Auto V to an extent, I don't feel it. It's a whole new image for the video games, now, as well as their marketing system. Does that make us relics, Major?
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      Yes, I think it does. All this talk of these great games has gotten me in the mood to replay them once more. Another favourite of mine, and is somewhat forgotten these days, is the Licence To Kill, to No One Lives Forever's YOLT, Cold Winter. Two games that couldn't be more polar opposites.
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      It got me hyped just as it did you, right now! 'Cold Winter' is one of the greatest spy games ever made, yet it hasn't gotten enough spotlight nor attention. And the better it is when the writer of its plot is none other than Warren Ellis (of the Planetary fame), who's about to complete his run on the latest James Bond comic book miniseries.

      Cold Winter also features Tom Baker as the main villain (John Grey), which only elevates the game's value alone with his presence. And I haven't started praising the gameplay yet.
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      I have come to think that Cold Winter is kind of like what a videogame of DAD would have been like, if it had Dalton as Bond, and was even more gritty & violent. Definitely one of my favourite spy games (along with Nightfire, NOLF & Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow).
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      Indeed, Major! And you know, regarding spy games, I'll add XIII to the bunch as well. The FPS by Ubisoft based on the Belgian comic book series of the same name. I'll be adding that to my list of great spy video games that are shooters, and it has hell of a soundtrack if you're a fan of Jazz and all. Basically an American commando version of James Bond.
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      I often thought about getting hold of XIII, but I was put off by the cell shaded style. But now that my PS2 still works, and you put it in the same company as the other games mentioned, i'll see if I can get hold of a copy.
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      The shades and texture of that game is meant to be making a homage to the comic book it was being adapted from, hence it looks rather cartoony. But, the gameplay, music and the storyline are definitely great. Imagine if 'The Bourne Identity' was done in the James Bond way, you have XIII. Brilliant video game. Still play it on my PC to this day.
  • ClarkDevlin
    Hail Nightfire.
    June 2016
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      I salute you, sir. *salutes*
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      My compliments, Major! *salutes back*
    • Thunderfinger
      Thunderfinger
      "Fires at both, while they are stuck in a saluting pose"
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      Oh look! It's the wrath of the thunder finger!
  • PrinceKamalKhan
    Happy 55th Maryam d'Abo/Kara Milovy birthday to you, Major:

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    December 2015
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      I'll consider this an early birthday present (mine's Dec 29th).
  • alantong
    Hi,
    I collect the Pan / Fleming books and am trying to get one of every edition. In a post about the books you own you mention Casino Royale 35th edition. Pls could you check as I thought 33rd was the last edition. Going to be a real pain to find out there are more editions than I thought!

    Regards
    Alan
    December 2014
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      Hello,
      I've had a look, and it tuns out to be an error on my part. It's a 30th printing that I own, not the 35th. I hope that helps. Good hunting.
  • "Even bad help is hard to find these days."
    July 2014
    • Thunderfinger
      Thunderfinger
      Do not talk like that about Samuel001 and Creasy47, please. But I agree.
  • "The ranks of the ungodly are being suitably depleted."
    July 2014
  • WillyGalore
    I'm suspecting the new member KingstonFan is the guy you've just banned (AgentCalibos)
    July 2013
  • 4EverBonded
    3 more new threads upt by sicko Calibos. But then I guess you are seeing them when I see them, you are still online. Thank you for cleaning up his disgusting mess!
    July 2013
  • WillyGalore
    Any mods around to deal with agentcalibos?
    July 2013
  • 4EverBonded
    Hope you are kicking that sicko jerk Caliboo however it's spelled out of here forever right now. And thanks!!
    July 2013
  • Master_Dahark
    Hi Major- not trying to get in trouble so I'm just letting you know flat out: I posted a cool Bond pic in the Rare Photo thread that may be against the rules. It's behind the spoiler tag and not even dirty but I want to play it safe. If it's not OK I'll take it down right away. Here's the link http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/236/rare-and-unseen-bond-photos-images-and-posters./p9#Item_251
    March 2013
  • DarthDimi
    Impressive horror list, Major! :-)
    February 2013
  • ccnn
  • PrinceKamalKhan
    Found this, Major, and thought of you- http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/05/living-daylights-favourite-bond-film Did you write it?
    October 2012
  • SirHenryLeeChaChing
    Don't know if you saw this today in the R.I.P thread, but there's a report Jeroen Krabbe was killed in a snowboarding accident :((((
    September 2012
    • Creasy47
      Creasy47
      It's a hoax that was just stirred up again from 2010. It's false.
  • martinkimclarke
    hi search for skyfall man in the shadows
    April 2012
  • Jason19
    Jason19 - MajorDSmythe . Check out my comments to you on 'Sean Connery vs. Roger Moore'. This doesn't mean I prefer Roger moore incidentally.
    April 2012
  • PrinceKamalKhan
    Happy belated Maryam d'Abo Big 5-0 birthday(it was December 27) to you, Major! :) In her honor:
    December 2011
  • MajorDSmythe
    The timeline is complete, now i've replaced D'Arcy with Armitage: http://www.listal.com/list/my-ultimate-james-bond-timeline
    December 2011
  • MajorDSmythe
    And we're back.... it's just me... i'm back.
    November 2011
    • JamesPage
      JamesPage
      Good to see you... Gratuitous sex, violence, et al
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      Yes, normal service has resumed. I suppose we still have an open bar...?
    • Creasy47
      Creasy47
      There's an open bar?
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      It's hidden behind a bookcase. Just poke Carrie on the bottom, and it'll open. But don't tell anyone that I told you.
  • PrinceKamalKhan
    For a fellow TLD fan:
    November 2011
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      Nice find. :-)
    • PrinceKamalKhan
      PrinceKamalKhan
      Indeed. I like how Brown raved about Dalton's performance and described his wife's reaction.
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      And doesn't Maryam look delightful. I would have been so open to her doing a Maude Adams. It's a damn shame that they didn't get to replicate thier chemistry in another Bond.
  • jolearon
    ROFL, you did will after all. Kudos.
    November 2011
  • MajorDSmythe
    I now have 6 votes across 12 (published) lists. http://mrb.listal.com/lists
    October 2011
  • MajorDSmythe
    Ah ha! A new list arrives, this one is a fan casting list for my favourite comic book series, Danger Girl: http://www.listal.com/list/danger-girl
    September 2011
  • DaltonCraig007
    "The Rocketeer" is coming on Blu Ray soon ! Thought this news would make you happy.
    September 2011
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      I'll stick with the DVD. I don't want my collection to be a mix of DVD and BR, and I don't want to upgrade all my DVDs to BR as most of them either took me long enough to find on DVD, were recorded onto blank DVDs or just didn't get an official release at all.
  • MajorDSmythe
    New list for my favourite 2000 - 2009 Horror films: http://www.listal.com/list/horror-films-2000-2009
    August 2011
  • MajorDSmythe
    Yay, got my first vote (tv shows list). It may be only 1 vote, but hey, it's a start right? :-)
    August 2011
  • PrinceKamalKhan
    For you, Major. I think you'll like this.
    August 2011
    • MajorDSmythe
      MajorDSmythe
      Reading those comments (as well as the video, of course) puts a smile on my face. Cheers, PKK. :-)
  • MajorDSmythe
    Favourite TV Shows list now published: http://www.listal.com/list/favourite-tv-shows-mrb
    August 2011