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 Posted:   Feb 7, 2008 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Ah, HooRaq, what would wee dew without your charmin' completist inspirations?! (We weren't aware of that lovely "England" line being born even earlier). wink

And we also totally forgot about her



in TOPAZ.

]


the actor looks like a middle-age George Lazenby!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2008 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

There’s Something about Aki(ko Wakabayashi) Department:



Resourceful,



Incredibly “competent” and downright unflappable.



With a wunnerful way of, um, waking one up,



and takin’ care of TLC bizness,



Plus delivering a wish-fulfilling line even Matt Helm hadda snitch in THE WRECKING CREW.]

With easily the most inevitable yet incredibly inventive, tho wistfully sad demise in the entire series. Most becoming and anchored with quiet confidence, there was no other unostentatious cultural equal in the Connery Classics,



and she remains an ethereal, spiritual and subtle soulmate, beautiful in a softly beguiling manner and intelligent with an incisive, understated uniqueness.

A permanent union with 007 was “Regretfully impossible,” Tanaka said.



Ah, you weren’t the only one crushed, Aki ... frown

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2008 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

One thing that should be noted about the women of Bond and YOLT, is that Moneypenny fans get to see her (1) try to force Bond to say "I love you" to her by asking him to repeat back the assigned password and (2) also get in the last word for the first and only time in a Bond movie with her, "It will be a pleasure!" comment at the tag as the sub surfaces to intrude on Bond's moment with Kissy.

Good as those moments are, they'd be topped by Lois Maxwell's two best scenes in her fourteen films in the series in the next Bond film....(but more on that when we get to it! Wouldn't want to disrupt neo's sense of rhythm)wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2008 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

And a quick nod to YOLT's connection to the Toho kaiju movies, as evidenced by Mie Hama's participation. Her Bond girl status obviously influenced the decision to give her an even more stylish Bond-girl look as villainous enemy agent "Madame X" in "King Kong Escapes".





This was during the high point of the Toho kaiju era. The dead seriousness of the original Godzilla movie was long gone, but the films of the 60s like "King Kong Escapes", "War Of The Gargantuas", "Monster Zero" and "Frankenstein Conquers The World" represented Toho's attempt to use as large a budget as they could for the time, and also inject a level of larger-than-life style that American audiences could easily appreciate (as well as bringing in minor American actors like Nick Adams). After 1969, Toho's kaiju movies became little more than juvenile fare for the kiddies with cheap budgets to match.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2008 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



You took the words right outta our mouths, HWLR, re Lois’ delightfully droll attempt at eliciting the words she’d always longed to hear



(and you also accurately anticipate her TRULY touching and most richly representative contributions Coming Up Next).

So, for now (but not Always) we bid a fond farewell to









as,



in Steverino’s patented phrase for all EONs:



Ah,



soooooooooooooooooooo



... wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2008 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)





IMO Lois looked her best in that Royal Navy uniform, as well as in her brief bit in DAF.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2008 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)









... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2008 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Who's that in the second pic above (from OHMSS)?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Who's that in the second pic above (from OHMSS)?

Blimey! Hey, whaddaya want?! We give ya all these GOR-geous visual yum-yums and yer still askin' fer specifics?!!!!!!



She's a Bondian Babe, ain't that enuff!!??



"Every little thing" ... razz

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2008 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Catherine Schell



has a most extensive resume in the fantasy/action/spy genres,



from co-starring with a future Bond in The Persuaders



to a future Equalizer in



plus Space: 1999



as well as playing The Countess in the current subject under amorous scope



(the early incidental subtle-as-an-A-bomb product placement aside) ... roll eyes

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2008 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

As a sort of nod to London’s swingin’ mod set (not squad - wink) of the mid-to-late 60s,



was a charming representation of the “birds” of that era, and added a delightful quality to her character (duly impressed by, um, Jimbo’s, uh, assets).



O-Oh-OH! Seven, indeed – or, is that, In Deed?



Yep, no doubt about it,



it's a durn dirty job,



but the things that dude does for Queen and Country! big grin

PSSSST: Pay attention to the fetching maiden sitting on the right hand top of the sofa. You may not recognize her right readily but we promise you'll be blown away when you see what she evolved into, honest to Steed ...

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2008 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)


Catherine Schellhas a most extensive resume in the fantasy/action/spy genres,


Indeed. And let's add her memorable first season appearance on S1999 "The Guardians Of Piri".



And in the realm of comedy, her presence was one of the extra things nice about "Return of The Pink Panther" (which has always been my favorite of the Panther films for laugh-out loud fun).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2008 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Absolutely Fabulous Avengers Alumni Numero Dos Department:

As pointed out in the previous opus, Joanna Lumley was no less attractive at a younger age when she appeared as part of Blofeld’s Biological Harem,



yet we’d wager no one could’ve predicted she’d corral the coveted role of Purdey in The New Avengers and, in our ever Unhumble Opinion, immediately assume Second Favorite Status behind a certain unimpeachable Mrs. Peel.

She had SUCH a lovely personal panache,



fantastic fashion sense,



virtuous vulnerability and subtle sensitivity.



Add a sorta Mona Lisa mystique



plus an unabashed, thoroughly unique sensuality that never subsided and, MANNNNNNNNNNNNN (not Michael),



she’s pretty damn near picture perfect ... cool

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2008 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Alumni Avengers Apoethesis Numero Thres Department:



















Wotta Utterly



Uniquely Dynamic



Dame.



THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE ABSOLUTE ULTIMATE:



AND SHE’S IT

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2008 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

It's been said before but should be said again: Sean Connery does OHMSS, we don't get to see Diana Rigg as the #1 Bond girl of all time.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2008 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

What’s also most memorable about this film (and too often overlooked) is it affords Lois Maxwell far and away her most touching, resourceful, inventive and sweetly sensitive rendition of matchless Miss Moneypenny.



Whether it’s taking matters into her own incredibly capable hands and doing what’s best for everyone



and being (somewhat) rewarded for it



or bravely carrying on when the Man of HER (secret) dreams has permanently settled for someone else:



Lois gives quite THE definitive Moneypenny performance



to end it all.



We Have All the Time in the World ...



...
frown

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2008 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Then, in 1971, Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang



was BACK:



"Is there something I can do for you?"



"Yesssss, there's something I'd like for you to get off your chehst".



And he's off ... wink





 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2008 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I found myself really liking Rosamund Pike in Die Another Day. Really good actress, stunning beauty.



 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2008 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

YOU DURN BETCHA, BUB!

And we're gonna get around to her, also, but thanx



for the early percolatin' preview ... big grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2008 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

YOU DURN BETCHA, BUB!

And we're gonna get around to her, also, but thanx



for the early percolatin' preview ... big grin


just saw her in a film...
uhhhhhhhhhhh
it'll come to me...

FRACTURE

 
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