Sunday, 28 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 5: The Spy Who Loved Me

The tenth entry in the James Bond film franchise,
the third (of seven) to star Roger Moore as the 
fictional British secret agent Commander Bond,
was released by Eon Productions and United 
Artists in 1977. 
Moore was knighted in 2003 for his services as 
UNICEF ambassador - he died of cancer this 
week, aged 89.
Bernard Lee (1908-1981), Desmond Llewelyn
(1914-1999), and Lois Maxwell (1927-2007) all
reprised their respective roles as M, Q, and Miss Moneypenny.
The film took its title from Ian Fleming's ninth novel, published in 1962, but contained no plot elements
from the book.
Shot on location in Egypt, Sardinia, Malta, Faslane, 
Nassau and Okinawa (and on a new custom built 
sound stage at Pinewood studios), The Spy Who Loved Me was nominated 
for three Oscars, and featured a theme song by Carly Simon. 
The film (which introduced the classic villain Jaws, played by Richard Kiel) 
was shown again on ITV today, and included these thirty-seven Doctor 
Who cast connections:

  • Caroline Munro (Naomi) voiced Sentia for Big Finish's Omega (2003)
  • Edward de Souza (Sheikh) was Marc Cory in Mission to the Unknown, and voiced Lord Mortimer Davey for The Roof of the World (BF, 2004), and Sir Henry Irving for Jago & Litefoot 11 (2016)
  • Vernon Dobtcheff (Kalba) was an Alien Scientist in The War Games, and voiced Dadda Desaka for The Cradle of the Snake (BF, 2010), Reuben Mord for Jago & Litefoot 2Shamur for The Children of Seth (both 2011), Professor Heinrich Schumann for Counter Measures 1 (2012), and Jorenzo Zorn for The Genesis Chamber (2016)
  • Nadim Sawalha (Aziz) voiced Swapnil Khan for The Magic Mousetrap (BF, 2009), and the Old Man for 1001 Nights (BF, 2012) 
  • Cyril Shaps (Bechmann) was John Viner in The Tomb of the Cybermen, Dr. Lennox in The Ambassadors of Death, Professor Herbert Clegg in Planet of the Spiders, and the Archimandrite in The Androids of Tara
  • Albert Moses (Barman) was an Indian Sailor in Carnival of Monsters
  • Garrick Hagon (USS Wayne Crewman) was Ky in The Mutants, Abraham in A Town Called Mercy, and voiced the Jester for The Axis of Insanity (BF, 2004)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (HMS Ranger Crewman here, and Smithers in For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy) was Tor in The Space Museum (4) and Hal in The Time Warrior
  • Barry Andrews, Kevin McNally and John Sarbutt (Crewmen) were Stott in Nightmare of EdenHugo Lang in The Twin Dilemmaand an Extra in Genesis of the Daleks and Four to Doomsday respectively - McNally also voiced Henry for The Death Collectors (BF, 2008)
  • Ralph Morse (Skier here and For Your Eyes Only, Astronaut in Moonraker) was a Foster Guardian in The Keeper of Traken
  • Jeremy Wilkin (Forsyth) was Kellman in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • Dorothy Ford (stunts here, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and The Living Daylightsbegan her career as Anne Ridler's double in (episode 6 of) The Wheel in Space
  • Jim Dowdall (stunts here, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day) was a Guerilla in Day of the Daleks, a Guard in Genesis of the Daleks, and a Warnsman in Frontios (1)
  • Greg Powell (stunts here, Never Say Never Again, A View to a Kill and Skyfall; Henchman in For Your Eyes Only, Patron in The World is Not Enoughwas a Knight in The Time Monster (3)
  • stuntman Nick Hobbs made uncredited appearances in The Ambassadors of DeathTerror of the AutonsThe Mind of EvilThe Claws of AxosDay of the DaleksThe Time Monster, both Peladon stories (as Aggedor), The Ark in Space, then returned to the programme 35 years later, as Mr Nainby in Amy's Choice
  • Nick Gillard (stunts here, For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights and Goldeneye) was stunt arranger on Silver Nemesis (2)
  • Billy Horrigan (stunts here, Never Say Never Again and Tomorrow Never Dies) was a stuntman on Terror of the Autons (1) and The Masque of Mandragora (1), and had uncredited roles in Spearhead from Space (4), Inferno (1), The Mind of Evil (3/4), The Curse of Peladon (4) and The Green Death (1)
  • Roy Scammell (stunts here, For Your Eyes Only and Goldeneye) was a UNIT Soldier and Technician in The Ambassadors of Death, a RSF Soldier in Infernoa Prison Officer and UNIT Motorcyclist in The Mind of Evil, and stunt arranger on Delta and the Bannermen (1)
  • Mark McBride (stunts here and A View to a Kill) was a Van Driver in Mawdryn Undead (1)
  • Terry Walsh (stunts here and Never Say Never Againwas fight arranger on eleven stories, had ten credited roles, and made uncredited appearances (as stuntman, double or extra) in thirty-two adventures and Dimensions in Time
  • for George Baker, Shane Rimmer, George Roubicek, Mark Boyle, Rocky Taylor, Tim Condren, Chris Webb, Jim Dowdall, Martin Grace, Rick Lester, Dinny Powell, Eddie Powell, Bill Weston, Fred Haggerty and Derek Meddings see my other Bond blogs

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