Monday, 24 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 2

The next two instalments in the James Bond film franchise were released in 1965 and 1967.
Thunderball and You Only Live Twice were based
on an Fleming's eighth and eleventh full length 
novels, published in 1961 and 1964 - the latter 
title was adapted by the prolific Welsh children's 
author Roald Dahl (1916-1990).
Eon Productions intended to follow From Russia 
With Love (1963) with an adaptation of Casino 
Royale (the first Bond novel from 1953), but were 
again thwarted by legal issues. The alternative 
project, Thunderball became the most successful 
feature in the run to date.
The Bond series was especially popular in Japan,
so Eon's next production was set and filmed in
that country, and You Only Live Twice proved to
be Sean Connery's last regular portrayal as the 
titular spy.
Another Bond season continued on ITV2 last night and these two entries featured Anthony Ainley (as Policeman in You Only Live Twice), and 
twenty-six other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

THUNDERBALL
  • Earl Cameron (Pinder) was Williams in The Tenth Planet
  • Philip Locke (Vargas) was both Bigon and the voice of Control in Four to Doomsday
  • George Pravda (Kutze) was Denes in The Enemy of the World, Professor Jaeger in The Mutants, and Castellan Spandrell in The Deadly Assassin
  • Leonard Sachs (Captain) was the Admiral Gaspard de Coligny in The Massacre, and Lord President Borusa (pictured) in Arc of Infinity
  • Edward Underdown (Air Vice Marshal) was Zastor in Meglos      
  • Gabor Baraker (Representative) was Wang-Lo in (episodes 5 and 6 of) Marco Polo, and Luigi Ferrigo in The Crusade: The Knight of Jaffa
  • Clive Cazes (Number 9) was the Guard Captain in The Massacre
  • Neil Hallett (Pilot) was Maylin Renis in Timelash
  • André Maranne (Number 10) was Roger Benoit in The Moonbase
  • Jack Silk was a stuntman on (episode 4 of) The Daemons too
  • stuntman Bernard Barnsley was a Monoid in The Ark, and a UNIT Soldier in The Silurians (2)
  • Peter Roy (006) was a Greek Soldier in The Myth Makers, Sergeant in The Faceless Ones (1), UNIT Bunker Soldier in The Invasion (1), Guard in six stories [The Seeds of Death (1), The Space Pirates (1), The Face of Evil (1), The Invasion of Time (1), The Androids of Tara (1), The Armageddon Factor (1)], Technic Obarl in The Hand of Fear (1), Policeman in Logopolis (1), Ambulance Man in Castrovalva (1), Market Man in Snakedance (1), and Extra in The Highlanders (1), The Silurians (6), The Sun Makers (1) and Resurrection of the Daleks (1)
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
  • Ronald Rich (Hans) was Gunnar in (episodes 1 and 2 of) The Time Meddler, and Trantis in Mission to the Unknown
  • George Baker (NASA Engineer here; Bray in OHMSS; and Benson in The Spy Who Loved Me) was Decider Login in Full Circle
  • Ed Bishop (CapCom here; and Hergersheimer in Diamonds are Forever) voiced General Finch for Big Finish's Unbound: Full Fathom Five (2003)
  • Shane Rimmer (Operator here; Tom in Diamonds are Forever; Hamilton (Voice) in Live and Let Die; and Commander Carter in The Spy Who Loved Me) was Seth Harper in The Gunfighters
  • Stephen Hubay, Burnell Tucker and Kristopher Kum (Technicians) appeared in The War GamesThe Angels Take Manhattan and The Mind of Evil respectively
  • Norman Jones (Astronaut) was Khrisong in The Abominable Snowmen, Major Baker in The Silurians, and Hieronymous in The Masque of Mandragora
  • Paul Carson (Astronaut) began his career as Ling-Tau in Marco Polo
  • Bill Mitchell (Astronaut) was a Newcaster in Frontier in Space, and voiced Zor for The Pescatons 
  • George Roubicek (Astronaut here; and Captain in The Spy Who Loved Me) was Captain Hopper in The Tomb of the Cybermen
  • Chris Webb (stuntman here, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies; Thug in The Spy Who Loved Me; and Soldier in The Living Daylightswas a Monoid in The Ark
  • Martin Grace (stunts here, The Man with the Golden GunThe Spy Who Loved MeMoonrakerFor Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Killwas a Thal in Dr. Who and the Daleks
  • Marc Boyle (stunts here, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy, Never Say Never Again and Licence to Kill; and MI6 Agent in The Living Daylights) was a Prisoner and UNIT Motorcyclist in The Mind of Evil, Kronos in The Time Monster, Exxilon in Death to the Daleks (1), and fight arranger on The Time Warrior
  • Bill Weston (stunts here, OHMSSThe Spy Who Loved MeFor Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, A View to a Kill and The World is Not Enough; and Butler in The Living Daylights) was a Militiaman in The Smugglers (4)

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