Goldfinger

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Up until now we’ve just adapted some books by some old Brit but now we’re going to do a real Bond movie. Gadgets, amusing names for the women, heroes left in death traps, naked women dancing over the titles, and even an Aston Martin. All this and more ….

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Dr No (film)

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It’s eight years since Casion Royale and Thunderball has just hit the store shelves so Eon and United Artists decide to have a go at something bigger than a made for t.v series, anthology, budget. The problem is that someone owns half the rights to that book, someone other than Ian Flemming. Though others have said that while they’ve got more of a budget than Climax can offer they haven’t got enough for the plot of Thunderball just yet and would have to wait three more years to take a shot at it. Thus with Casino Royale tied up elsewhere they settled on the forth book in the series ….

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Casino Royale (1954)

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Climax was a weekly anthology series that ran from 1954 to 1958. It’s unlikely many today have heard of it. There are only two episodes on DVD at this time of writing though they had over a hundred and fifty to their name. A few more survive on youtube or similar sights around the internet. All in black and white despite the show airing in colour due to simply the copies that people could get hold of. So why am I discussing this? Why for episode number three. Based upon the works of a British author by the name of Ian Fleming; this is the first James Bond in…..

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What is ‘Pontypool’?

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What began life as a book, became a film and ended up as an audio drama; which makes sense as infections like this tend to spread. Inspired by War of the worlds this shows the ‘dawn of the dead’ from one small radio booth in one small town on a very lonely Valentines day. This is…………………..

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What is ‘Mythica: The Godslayer’?

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Or Mythica the Dragon slayer as it is known over here which doesn’t make sense for as I recall there is only one dragon in the movie and he isn’t even insulted by the end of the movie never mind slain. So after four other movies and some ups and downs and some more downs here we are on the final part of the Mythica tale…………

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What is ‘Darkon’?

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Darkon is a Larp group run on the east coast of north America in a place famed for the lack of sexual prowess of a ruler of an entirely different country. With councils, executive boards and senates Darkon is thus to Lord of the Rings what episode 1 is to sci-fi. In truth I have no idea what Darkon is like because it is far away and involves going outside and talking to people. Fortunately there is a movie version; that being……………………………….

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