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Love it or hate it, there is no denying that You Only Live Twice is an unforgettable movie. The lavish sets, exotic locations, and iconic villain mark it as one of the most visually impressive Bond films which has, over time, become a cultural touchstone. That said the movie is flawed and not without its critics. In this episode of The Oddjob Pod, …
 
Fancy cars, smart suits, exotic locations, fiendish plots, and beautiful girls. Thunderball has all the ingredients to be a classic James Bond film, including the box office receipts. The fourth entry into the James Bond franchise, released in 1967, was the most successful until Skyfall in 2012. And yet if you ask many Bond aficionados to rank thei…
 
Since this podcast started in 2012 we've never dedicated an entire episode to Goldfinger. In this episode, we rectify that mistake. Join Gary, Terry and Graham as they relive what is for many the definitive Bond film. A movie that's cultural impact and influence on the James Bond franchise lives on, over half a century later. Download the MP3 or li…
 
Gary, Terry and Graham return for another edition of The OddJobPod. In this episode we continue our review of the James Bond films of Sir Sean Connery with a thorough shakedown of the classic From Russia With Love. Regular listeners will recall that this film one our World Cup of James Bond films. As we don our analytical hats and explore the secon…
 
Having performed a thorough inspection of Roger's canon the Oddjob Pod returns for a thorough examination of the Bond films of Sean Connery, beginning at the beginning: Dr No. We had slight misgivings about resisting a film that will be 60 years old next year but was pleasantly surprised at how Terence Young's original Bond held up, despite the fil…
 
Following the news that the original James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has died, Gary, Graham and Terry reflect on his work and its impact. We also take a moment to remember Dame Diana Rigg who also died very recently. Download the MP3 or listen to this episode or on the player below. The Oddjob Pod is on Apple Podcasts (if you like the show please…
 
A View To A Kill represents the end of an era in the James Bond universe. Although not know at the time it was to be the final outing for Roger Moore. Hereafter, Bond movies took a slight tonal shift which means that this film proved to be the last of its kind. Sadly, in part due to the age of its leading man but also, it's uninspired, out of the b…
 
There is no better way to illustrate late the Roger Moore period of James Bond than our hero calmly diffusing a nuclear bom while wearing a clown suit. The high stakes circus act that is Octopussy is a much loved, fondly remembered outing with some memorable action sequences and a stellar ensemble. However it has its problems, specifically with it'…
 
Gary, Terry and Graham return for another plunge into the deep waters of the Roger Moore James Bond Universe. In the episode we turn our gaze to the 1981 down-to-earth antidote to Moonraker: For Your Eyes Only This film marked something of a changing of the guard for the production team and this may explain its lack of confidence. However, there is…
 
Gary, Terry and Graham are back for another podcast of sizzling James Bond chat. In this episode we focus on the second Bond film written by Christopher Wood. Long standing listeners will know that this is not a universally loved film among the Oddjob Pod crew. Gary is not a fan but both Graham and Terry consider it to be one of the strongest of Ro…
 
Ask any fan for their top five James Bond films and most will include The Spy Who Loved Me among them. After the dismal failure of The Man With The Golden Gun. the James Bond franchise was having an existential crisis. Harry Salzman had left, Kevin McClory was hovering around, threatening to make a rival film which prevented Cubby Broccolli from re…
 
As James Bond fans we wll have a special place in the heart for those films from it's half century run that we love but know deep down is a bit of a stinker. The Man With The Golden Gun is such a film. Roger Moore's second outing as 007 is also co-producer Harry Salzman's final Bond film and between the hokey, tacked on plot, dissappointing ticket …
 
Terry, Gary and Graham return for another podcast of James Bond chat. We begin with a quick reaction to the title song to No Time To Die by Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish. We attempt to place it among the oeuvre of Bond tunes and reflect on our own personal favourites. Then we turn to our main topic and ask what are the key elements that make up…
 
Is Never Say Never Again a proper James Bond film? This is the question at the centre of our latest episode of the Oddjob Pod. Irvin Kershner's 1983 rebel Bond film based on Kevin McLorey and Ian Fleming's original story for Thunderball was a hugely controversial outing at the time but it was also a critical and box office success. This was, of cou…
 
Drax' Space Station is the host of the second round, semi-final and final of the World Cup of Bond VillainsGary, Graham, and Terry are back for the second part of our World Cup of Bond Villains. In this episode, we play out the second round, semi-final and final... plus the third-place play-off. Did you miss Part 1? Fear not, just scroll back on yo…
 
By way of an intermission during our epic World Cup of Bond Villains, Terry is joined by Rich Nelson of the outstanding Betamax Video club to discuss Tim Dalton's second and final outing as 007 in Licence To Kill. Betamax Video Club is a regular podcast that discusses and celebrates classic movies from the 1980s. Rich has published three excellent …
 
Blofeld's volcano air will host the group stages of the World Cup of Bond Villains.Finally, the moment has come. After six preliminary rounds, we are ready for the finals of the World Cup of James Bond Villains. Based upon the Football World Cup in 1982 format Graham, Terry, and your host Gary draw out the group stages and play out a full world cup…
 
Join us as we enter the final preliminary round of our World Cup of Bond Villains. Our mammoth qualification period comes to an end. In this final round we assess the effectiveness or otherwise of Alec Trevelyan, Elektra King, Gustav Graves and Dominic Green. Quite the farrago of felony I'm sure you'll agree. With the exception of Trevelyan in Gold…
 
The preliminaries of our World Cup of Bond Villains continues with our celebration of the villains of the Sean Connery period, namely Dr No, Rosa Klebb, Kronsteen, Emilio Largo and of course Auric Goldfinger. Through these characters we discuss the development of the Bond villain and in some cases, ask if some are relocatable today. There, also som…
 
Gary, Terry and Graham return for another scintillating Bondversation. In this edition we continue our Build Up to the World Cup of Bond Villains with an appreciation of those who strove to rule the world during the Roger Moore James Bond period. So get set for Kananga communion, an oration of Orlov, a conflab of Kristatos and a Scaramanga symposiu…
 
Gary, Graham and Terry are back with another edition of the most irregular James Bond podcast ever. In fact we are about as regular in our scheduling as the Bond films themselves. In this episode we continue our build up to the World Cup of Bond Villains with General Koskov, Le Chiffre, Silva and Sanchez. We'll swing by for some Brad Whitaker and G…
 
Our preliminary rounds of the World Cup of Bond Villains continue with what we call Ersatz Blofelds. That is characters who might have been Blofeld if Eon had been able to make use of him or at the very least owe a great deal to Blofeld. We've identified fours villains: Karl Stromberg (Spy Who Love Me), Hugo Drax (Moonraker), Max Zorin (A View To A…
 
Gary, Graham and Terry are kicking off 2018 with a thorough examination of the world of James Bond villainy. Over the next few months we'll be dissecting all the Bond villains, before slowly lowering them into a shark tank, closing the doors and assuming the it all goes to plan. At the conclusion of our exhaustive dive into this cavalcade of fearso…
 
On this edition of the Oddjob Pod we discuss the three films in the 007 franchise that we characterise as "Peak Roger" - that being Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker & For Your Eyes Only. That is not to say that these are the best Bond films of Roger Moore's canon but these are the films that, in our opinion, represent his time as James Bond and when the…
 
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