Land Rover shows off some capabilities of its new Defender SUV with some stunt rehearsal footage from the James Bond flick No Time to Die. The off-roader tears through mud, rocks, and streams, gets some air, and even a crazy rollover. The vehicles received no body reinforcements other than roll cages for safety.
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With Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1) directing, and writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve), we’re excited for Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. The action-packed trailer looks to amp things up more than ever for 007, as he comes out of retirement to hunt down a new evil guy packing dangerous tech.
Factory Entertainment is offering the best replica we’ve seen of the weapon from James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun. It has 18kt gold plated components, including a fountain pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink, and a “007” inscribed bullet. Comes with a wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
Eaglemoss offer this exquisite 1:8-scale die-cast model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. It includes working lights, pop-out machine guns, flipping license plates, ejector seat, and more. The kit ships as 86 weekly issues ($10.90 ea), spread out over 22 months.
The latest addition to the awesome LEGO Creator Expert series is a 1290 piece replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5. The model is packed with gadgets, including an ejector seat, rotating license plates, bullet shield, tire slashers, and machine guns.
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.
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.
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