Monday, 24 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 7

Another Bond season continued on ITV yesterday with Roger Moore's sixth and penultimate stint as
 the famous spy. The title of the thirteenth entry 
in Eon's franchise was taken from Fleming's 1966 
anthology, Octopussy and the Living Daylights
Although an original screenplay, this story was 
loosely based on another short story, The Property 
of a Lady (1967).
The feature's main location filming was undertaken 
in India, England and Berlin, with interiors filmed 
at Pinewood studios, and Rita Coolidge provided the opening theme song. Following the death of Bernard 
Lee in 1981, Robert Brown made his first of four appearances here as M. Moore's next stint as Bond, 
A View to a Kill (1985), would be his last. 
Bond's next cinematic assignment was also released 
in 1983, and was Sean Connery's seventh and final performance as the spy. Warner Bros' Never Say 
Never Again (the second unofficial Bond feature, 
after Casino Royale) was based on Thunderball 
(1961), previously adapted by Eon in 1965. 
Edward Fox, Alec McCowen and Pamela Salem now played M, Q and Miss
Moneypenny respectively. Both films featured a total of twenty Doctor 
Who cast and crew connections:

OCTOPUSSY
  • Steven Berkoff (Orlov) played the Shakri in The Power of Three
  • Philip Voss (Auctioneer) was Acomat in Marco Polo, and Wahed in (episode 1 of) The Dominators
  • Patrick Barr (Ambassador) was Jack Hobson in The Moonbase
  • Gertan Klauber (Bubi here; and Café Owner in The Living Daylights) was the Galley Master in The Romans, and Ola in The Macra Terror
  • Michael Moor (Thug here; and Kamran's Man in The Living Daylights) was an Extra in The Silurians (6)
  • RJ Bell (German) began his career as the Garm in Terminus
  • Jennifer Hill (Wife) was Mrs. Peace in The Unquiet Dead
  • Ingrid Pitt (Galley Mistress) was Queen Galleai in The Time Monster, Solow in Warriros of the Deep, and also submitted a Doctor Who script in 1984 with her husband Tony Rudlin, which was eventually produced as The Macros by Big Finish (2010)
  • stuntman Timothy 'Tip' Tipping was the stunt arranger on Remembrance of the DaleksThe Curse of Fenric and Survival
  • child actor Gary Russell (Teen in Car) wrote and directed Real Time, adapted and produced Shada for Big Finish, then directed The Infinite Quest and Dreamland, produced The Gunpowder Plot, and served as script editor on Music of the SpheresCity of the DaleksBlood of the CybermenThe Waters of MarsThe End of TimeTorchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures pilot
NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
  • Salem provided a Xoanon voice for The Face of Evil (3), was Toos in The Robots of Death, and Professor Rachel Jenson for Remembrance of the Daleks - a role she reprised for Big Finish's Counter Measures series
  • Rowan Atkinson (Small-Fawcett) was the Ninth Doctor in The Curse of the Fatal Death
  • Ronald Pickup (Elliott) made his TV debut as the Physician in The Reign of Terror (4), and voiced Kestorian for Time Works (BF, 2006), and Elder Bones for Spaceport Fear (2013)
  • Sylvia Marriott (Minister) and Tony Alleff (Auctioneer) both appeared in Meglos, as Lexa's Follower and a Gaztak 
  • Derek Deadman (Porter) was Sontaran Commander Stor in The Invasion of Time
  • Brenda Kempner (Masseuse) was Mrs. Grose in Ghost Light
  • Valentino Musetti (stunts here, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies) was a Mongol Bandit in Marco Polo (5), Saracen Warrior in The Crusade (1), Egyptian in The Daleks' Master Plan (9/10), Prisoner in The Mind of Evil, and an extra in Colony in Space (1) and The Time Monster (1)
  • Tracey Eddon (here, A View to a Kill, Goldeneye and The World is Not Enough) was a stunt performer on Remembrance of the Daleks (2) too
  • for Terry Walsh, Billy Horrigan, Marc Boyle, Terry Forrestal, Dinny Powell, Eddie Powell, Roy Street, Rocky Taylor, Nick Wilkinson, and Bill Weston see my other Bond blogs

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