(PG-13 Language) The man with a license to kill takes on the man with the mojo, as James Bond and Austin Powers duke it out to see who can be the more cunning linguist. Now let’s do Blofeld vs. Dr. Evil. Or Blofeld’s kitty vs. Mr. Bigglesworth.
Paying tribute to two of our favorite franchises at once, designer Kurt Rauffer (aka KROFL) created this reimagined title sequence for The Empire Strikes Back, done in the style of classic James Bond opening credits. The music is Radiohead’s unused Spectre theme song.
For its latest list show, Mental Floss teaches us a number of things we didn’t know about James Bond and the actors who played him over the years – like the fact that the trademark James Bond theme music might have never been, had a certain musical ever been staged.
Before they decided to go with Sam Smith, it seems that the theme song for James Bond’s Spectre was going to be sung by Radiohead. As a holiday gift, the band released the track for free. It’s an awesome Radiohead song, but Thom Yorke is still no Adele or Shirley Bassey.
Brandon Hardesty sums up the life of Richard Kiel, most known for his role as Jaws, the only henchman to appear in two James Bond movies. Despite being successful at his craft, Richard had the modesty and discipline to take on other jobs, and seemed like a truly nice guy.
Musician Chad Neidt performs a rapid-fire medley of every James Bond theme – at least for the official flicks – there’s no Never Say Never Again, and we’re okay with that. And 1967’s Casino Royale had no lyrics, though we would have liked to hear Chad hum it.
Donate at least $10 to support The Opportunity Network on Omaze for a chance to win a trip to London for the premiere of Spectre, as well as the after party. You’ll also receive an Omega Seamaster 300 watch and finally drive a Vanquish on Aston Martin’s track the next day.