James Bond was a fictional British secret agent created on Earth in the mid-20th century. Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who had previously played another fictional secret agent in the television series The Saint, were among the actors who played the role in the film series. (AUDIO: Thin Ice) According to Ianto Jones, Bond was the archetypal male fantasy: the man all women wanted to have, and all men wanted to be. (PROSE: Trace Memory)
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Ben Jackson once viewed a James Bond film starring Roger Moore, featuring, among other things, a battle with kung-fu students, (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet) though another account holds that he instead watched a western at that point. (TV: The Tenth Planet)
Fitz Kreiner imitated the character on numerous occasions. (PROSE: Demontage) Dr No was a James Bond film starring Sean Connery. When Fitz was reunited with the Eighth Doctor after a brief separation in 1944 Belgium, he told the Doctor that there was no need to worry in his best Dr No Sean Connery impression. (PROSE: Autumn Mist)
Jo Grant, who supposedly worked for UNIT as a secret agent, complained that contrary to the beliefs of her family and friends, her real life involved much more drudgery than the glamorous life of James Bond. (TV: Frontier in Space)
After they were captured by the National Institute for Advanced Scientific Research, Sarah Jane Smith jokingly referred to Harry Sullivan as "James Bond." (TV: Robot)
Peri Brown enjoyed watching the films with her late father Paul Brown while she was growing up. She compared the Casino Majestique in Monte Carlo in 1966, to the sort of venue frequently featured in the films. (AUDIO: The Veiled Leopard)
In Monte Carlo in 1966, Ace mockingly referred to Hex as "007" when he was hiding under a bed after stealing the Veiled Leopard. Hex later complained that their escape route down the back stairs wasn't very "James Bond." (AUDIO: The Veiled Leopard)
On a visit to the Soviet Union in November 1967, Ace anachronistically referred to Roger Moore as the current James Bond during a conversation with her fellow Briton Markus Creevy. Creevy told her that Moore starred in The Saint while Sean Connery played Bond. (AUDIO: Thin Ice)
When the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones went to attend Richard Lazarus' unveiling of his experiment, Martha commented that the Doctor looked like James Bond due to his black-tie tuxedo. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment)
In Pompeii in August 79, the Tenth Doctor wielded a water pistol that had a distinct resemblance to the extended barrel pistol that Sean Connery posed with for publicity photos. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)
In an alternative timeline on 9 November 1989, Albert Marsden told Hex that Vladimir Kryuchkov, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, reminded him of a James Bond villain. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive)
Ianto Jones was a big Bond fan, occasionally having "Bondathons" of all his favourite James Bond movies. (PROSE: Trace Memory) He took Lisa Hallett to watch a James Bond film on a date, but she was not a fan. (AUDIO: New Girl)
Rhys Williams bought a James Bond DVD boxset from a Cardiff shopping arcade in 2009. It contained the first twenty-one Bond movies in two-disc, digitally remastered editions. As a bonus, it came with poker chips and playing cards. (PROSE: The House That Jack Built)
In 1605, Rory Williams jokingly remarked that it was "a bit early for James Bond" upon learning about spies working against King James I. Confusing Black Rod, who asked if James Bond was another spy, Rory reassured him Bond was on their side. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)
In the alternate timeline created by the alteration of the fixed point at Lake Silencio, Amy introduced herself as "Pond. Amelia Pond." She followed a grenade into the room, and she was wearing all black with an eye patch and a gun, which she used to shoot the Doctor. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
Sam Jones expected Helen Percival to look and act like a James Bond villain. She had always hated the James Bond movies, considering him a "crypto-capitalist male chauvinist pig", but thought that Timothy Dalton hadn't been bad. (PROSE: The Face-Eater)
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- In the brazillian dubbing of The Ghost Monument, the game Call of Duty was changed for GoldenEye 007.
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Significant connections[edit | edit source]
- As long-running British franchises, both James Bond and Doctor Who share many similarities. Both protagonists have been portrayed, on-screen and in audio, by several actors, and both first appeared on screen in the 1960s.
- Timothy Dalton, who played Rassilon in The End of Time, portrayed Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill.
- Michael Jayston played the character in a radio adaptation of You Only Live Twice in 1990, and was at one point considered for the role on film. He had previously played the Valeyard in The Trial of a Time Lord.
- In the early part of their careers, Christopher Eccleston and current Bond Daniel Craig appeared together in Our Friends in the North.
- Adam Blackwood provided the voice for James Bond in the video games Tomorrow Never Dies, 007: The World Is Not Enough (Nintendo 64 version), 007: The World Is Not Enough (PlayStation version), 007 Racing and 007: Agent Under Fire.
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- The scene in Spearhead from Space where Major General Scobie is confronted with a replica is reminiscent of a scene in the 1965 film Thunderball where Francois Derval is killed by Angelo.
- The shot of an exploding helicopter in The Dæmons is unused footage from the 1963 film From Russia With Love.
- During location filming at Lanzarote for Planet of Fire, Peter Davison posed for publicity photos with a prop gun and tuxedo with a bikini-clad Nicola Bryant by his side, in a classically Bond-like pose, to announce the latter's debut as Peri Brown. Jason Kane also adopts a "Bond pose" on the cover of Deadfall by Gary Russell. Trading Futures by Lance Parkin uses a pastiche Bond movie poster look.
- Fans of both series have jokingly speculated that Bond may be a Time Lord, as his appearance changes every few years. In the trailer to GoldenEye (though not in the film itself), Pierce Brosnan's first words as Bond, "You were expecting someone else?", echo the Sixth Doctor's first words after his regeneration in the last few moments of The Caves of Androzani.
- The Curse of Fatal Death was shot in Pinewood Studios, famous for being the studios used for the James Bond films.
- Martin Shaw was once asked to put himself forward to play James Bond. In the interview in which he revealed this, he also noted that he would like to play the Doctor.
- The Union Jack parachute the Twelfth Doctor deploys in the television story The Zygon Inversion is similar to the one Bond uses in The Spy Who Loved Me.
- Paul McGann was also in the running to play James Bond in GoldenEye, but lost the role to Pierce Brosnan.
- A trait in the Bond film series is at the end credits they have "JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN", Doctor Who had similar messages at the end of A Good Man Goes to War and Last Christmas.
- In AUDIO: Jubilee, Plenty O'Toole played Evelyn "Hot Lips" Smythe in the film Daleks: The Ultimate Adventure. O'Toole was named after a character in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever.
- Steven Berkoff played General Orlov in the 1983 film Octopussy. Gary Russell and Marek Anton also both appeared in the scene as teenagers who trick Bond in offering him a lift in East Berlin.
- The title of the TV episode Spyfall is a play on the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. According to one news source, the story also pays homage to Casino Royale, the first novel in the James Bond series, which was centred on gambling and aristocracy. The concept of MI6 members being known by a single letter, namely "C" and "O", is similar to "M" and "Q" from the James Bond franchise, introduced in the original novels by Ian Fleming.
Other matters[edit | edit source]
- In the novelisation Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet, Ben Jackson views a James Bond film starring Roger Moore. Although the film is not mentioned by name, the book mentions a battle with kung-fu students, something which appeared in the 1974 film The Man With the Golden Gun.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Trivia - Octopussy - mi6-hq.com
- Interview with Gary Russell (Writer/Script Editor/Producer Doctor Who, Wizards Vs Aliens, Torchwood and Bernice Summerfield) - theconsultingdetectivesblog.com
- Laford, Andrea (27 December 2018). Doctor Who Spyfall: new images and information. CultBox. Retrieved on 1 January 2020.