Calvin Dyson - What a Wally he is

He prefers Diamonds are forever and The man with the golden gun to Dr and from Russia with love.


  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 35,572Chief of Staff

    I take it you mean Dr No?

    Calvin is, like any of us, perfectly entitled to his opinions. He is prepared to back them up with his reasons for holding such opinions in his long series of videos.

    If you disagree with him, there's a way to make that known by commenting on his videos which has the bonus that he is more likely to read it himself and possibly reply than a comment here.

    I've corresponded with him and he's happy to discuss things.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent

    But I did learn the word "Wally" from your post, so I found it really helpful. 😊

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,099MI6 Agent

    We used to have a Favourites item on this website in the days when it was great. It was surprising to learn what some members preferred over others... someone rated Casino Royale 67 over Dr No, for instance, or really hated For Your Eyes Only.

    Calvin Dyson is a great laugh, I caught his videos about a decade ago but he updated them. His review of Never Say Never Again - the recent review - is easily better than the film itself.

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,342Quartermasters

    DAF and TMWTGG are both in my bottom 3 Bond films, and DN and FRWL are up at the top, so certainly I'm not on the same page as Calvin in that respect. But on the other hand I often agree with his opinions on other matters, and most importantly I really enjoy his videos on Youtube. I remember when he first started out, and to begin with his stuff wasn't always to my taste, but it's been fun to watch him mature and I think for at least the last 10 years he has been putting out really great Youtube videos. He's definitely the Bond Youtuber I return to most often.

  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,977MI6 Agent

    I have watched a few of Calvin's You Tube presentations. He has to grow on you. I find him mostly annoying and full of pedestrian ideas - then he'll hit you with a goblet of genius and you nod sagely. I disagree with almost everything he says. I have the impression he's quite fluid and, if challenged, would explain his POV and accept other's. He's very committed to the OO7 cause, I'll give him that.

  • MI6_HeadquartersMI6_Headquarters Posts: 168MI6 Agent

    I actually liked the guy.....

    Bond Fandom has diverse opinions.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent

    I've been a a fan of his videos for years. At the start Calvin disliked Dalton I wasn't a big fan of Moore, but we've both moderated ourselves. He seems positive and enthusiastic, and I like his style.

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