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Gala Brand wrote:

QOS and Spectre were both missed opportunities.

I agree. However both have a strong fanbase here. QoS is largely either derided or met with 'meh' in the outside non Bond obsessive world. Spectre however garnered some very positive reviews in the UK at least. I'm no fan of either, but at a push can recognise what QOS was going for even if it did not quite land.

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Dutchfinger wrote:

I think it was always a shame that they didnt bring back past Bond girls, especially when Bond encounters a supposed woman from his past, like in A View To A Kill with Paula Ivanova, which should really have been Anya Amasova. Or in Tomorrow Never Dies with Paris Carver, which I think would have worked so well had that been Natalya Simonova. I mean seeing her killed on that bed would have a much bigger impact as we actually know about her past with Bond from the previous film.

These are great suggestions.  On a similar note, I really really wish the KGB director Bond was sent to kill in TLD was Gogol.  That moment where we thought Bond was about to actually assassinate him would have been so much more intense.  It's actually one of my biggest complaints about the entire movie.

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It was originally written for Gogol, but alas Walter Gotell was ill and Eon couldn't obtain insurance for him to play a leading role in the movie. The part was therefore rewritten, and Gogol only appears in a brief cameo at the end.

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rennervision wrote:
Dutchfinger wrote:

I think it was always a shame that they didnt bring back past Bond girls, especially when Bond encounters a supposed woman from his past, like in A View To A Kill with Paula Ivanova, which should really have been Anya Amasova. Or in Tomorrow Never Dies with Paris Carver, which I think would have worked so well had that been Natalya Simonova. I mean seeing her killed on that bed would have a much bigger impact as we actually know about her past with Bond from the previous film.

These are great suggestions.  On a similar note, I really really wish the KGB director Bond was sent to kill in TLD was Gogol.  That moment where we thought Bond was about to actually assassinate him would have been so much more intense.  It's actually one of my biggest complaints about the entire movie.

I think the acting prowess of John Rhys Davies potentially made the role/scenes better, unsure if Walter Gotell could've played the role as well?

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heartbroken_mr_drax wrote:
rennervision wrote:
Dutchfinger wrote:

I think it was always a shame that they didnt bring back past Bond girls, especially when Bond encounters a supposed woman from his past, like in A View To A Kill with Paula Ivanova, which should really have been Anya Amasova. Or in Tomorrow Never Dies with Paris Carver, which I think would have worked so well had that been Natalya Simonova. I mean seeing her killed on that bed would have a much bigger impact as we actually know about her past with Bond from the previous film.

These are great suggestions.  On a similar note, I really really wish the KGB director Bond was sent to kill in TLD was Gogol.  That moment where we thought Bond was about to actually assassinate him would have been so much more intense.  It's actually one of my biggest complaints about the entire movie.

I think the acting prowess of John Rhys Davies potentially made the role/scenes better, unsure if Walter Gotell could've played the role as well?

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heartbroken_mr_drax wrote:
rennervision wrote:
Dutchfinger wrote:

I think it was always a shame that they didnt bring back past Bond girls, especially when Bond encounters a supposed woman from his past, like in A View To A Kill with Paula Ivanova, which should really have been Anya Amasova. Or in Tomorrow Never Dies with Paris Carver, which I think would have worked so well had that been Natalya Simonova. I mean seeing her killed on that bed would have a much bigger impact as we actually know about her past with Bond from the previous film.

These are great suggestions.  On a similar note, I really really wish the KGB director Bond was sent to kill in TLD was Gogol.  That moment where we thought Bond was about to actually assassinate him would have been so much more intense.  It's actually one of my biggest complaints about the entire movie.

I think the acting prowess of John Rhys Davies potentially made the role/scenes better, unsure if Walter Gotell could've played the role as well?

I certainly think Gotell could have done it just as well. It wasn't a very difficult role, and it involved the kind of lines Gogol would have already said. I could easily picture him in the role.

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Donald Pleasence returning in Diamonds Are Forever.

Octopussy being a serious film with Moore retiring afterwards.

Dalton in A View To A Kill and Goldeneye.

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Doing SF in 2011, doing SP in 2013, doing Bond 25 in 2015 and Bond 26 in 2018. It would all have been possible easily.

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