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The Richard Kiel CBn Interview


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#1 Athena007

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:32 PM

I recently had the pleasure of making acquaintance with the talented Richard Kiel (aka: JAWS) and his wife, Diane. Mr. Kiel graciously agreed to sit down with CBn and tell us about all about his life and his deadly encounters with Bond, James Bond.

To Read the Interview on CBn's Main Page...
CLICK HERE---> The Richard Kiel CBn Interview



#2 SPECTRE ASSASSIN

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:49 PM

Great interview Athena! Richard always struck me as a really cool guy. Great work as always, love.

#3 Qwerty

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 10:04 PM

Brilliant work as always Athena, what a great conversation you must have had when you talked to him.

Seems to be a huge and all around great Bond fan and person himself, would be great to meet him.

Always wondered what that other ending for TSWLM would look like. :)

Great job, Athena! :) :)

#4 Johnboy007

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 10:08 PM

Very nice interview, very informative. :) Kiel has always seemed like a very nice guy to me as well.

Gonna have to check out the website, look in to that signed photo :) .

#5 zencat

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 10:58 PM

It's a fabulous interview, Athena. And another set of great graphics by Mister Asterix. :)

#6 Dr. Tynan

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 01:08 AM

Athena, has Mr Kiel read through the CBN threads, if so does he have any objections to any of the stuff written here? :)

#7 Xenobia

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 01:16 AM

Once again CBN shows why, like Bond, we are the best.

The article itself is extraordinary because it touches on the facets of Kiel's career, not just the Bond era. That's a great touch Athena. Very well done!

And kudos too, to Mister Asterix for another outstanding job with the graphics.

-- Xenobia

#8 Double-Oh-Zero

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:03 AM

Good stuff, Athena. :)

Who's next for the CBn interview? Pierce Brosnan? Although I suspect the questions you'd ask him would be inappropriate for public viewing, Athena.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:25 AM

Hey thanXXX guys! I really had a good time working on the interview. I'm glad you all enjoy it. :)


Athena, has Mr Kiel read through the CBN threads, if so does he have any objections to any of the stuff written here? :)

Perhaps... but I'm sure he knows that people have differing opinions of his character. I

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:32 AM

I see you moved to LA, Athena. Like it? :)

#11 Qwerty

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:40 AM

You'll just have to wait and see :) Although... No one ever said I could have a 2 part interview with Pierce... the public... and the private :)

Oh no! :)

#12 Athena007

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:43 AM

I see you moved to LA, Athena. Like it? :)

I live in the city Toluca Lake (which is what I had in my profile before). Which is in Los Angeles County. Having an LA City and LA County used to confuse me. (technially I live in: Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, CA). So actually I haven't moved... yet. :)

#13 SPECTRE ASSASSIN

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:48 AM

Yes, I live in LA county as well. Just a short ride to downtown LA.

#14 Athena007

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:58 AM

I think we live on opposite sides of Downtown LA :) I'm over on the Burbank side. I live like right next to the studios. It's alright over here. I got a cute place.

#15 TheSaint

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:19 AM

While it was a great interview, I'm surprised you didn't read his book in preperation for the interview.

#16 Athena007

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:40 AM

I had enough questions worked up that I think any more that I would have pulled from the book would have been too much. I'm going to be checking out his book, but I think for the interview, even if I had read the book before, it was good to let him talk about it himself. :)

#17 Tarl_Cabot

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:44 AM

What's wrong with being a Bond 'geek'? :) :)

#18 Athena007

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:45 AM

Nothing... I'm a Bond geek... But you see as Bond fans, we're... "Classy Geeks" ... so, Classy nulls out the Geek... so we're just Classy :)

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:47 AM

chic geeks? :)

#20 Athena007

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:48 AM

You got it :)

#21 Genrewriter

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:40 AM

Great interview, Athena. Very cool to get the background on the romance angle of his character in Moonraker.

#22 americanbond

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:38 AM

Athena... you are awesome!

#23 Icephoenix

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:00 AM

Wicked stuff here Athena! I'm gang green with envy!

#24 James Boldman

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:48 AM

nice interview, Athena. :)

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 09:20 AM

Great job with the interview, Athena.

Always interesting to see someone from the Bond universe discussing their thoughts.

So, the inevitable question: who's next?

#26 Simon

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 09:55 AM

Nice interview.

#27 mattbowyer

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:05 PM

Great stuff baby.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 07:49 PM

Congratulations to Athena (and all involved) for getting Richard Kiel to do the interview. :)

I have mixed feelings regarding the character of Jaws. He was excellent in The Spy Who Loved Me, but in Moonraker he was basically reduced to a comic lovesick teddy bear. The Jaws/Dolly romance is a serious contender for the most cringeworthy moment in the entire series for me, so I was particularly interested to read his comments about the Jaws/Dolly romance and how that came about.

Richard Kiel has always comes across as a very likable man when I have seen him interviewed on tv, or when I have read an interview such as the one for CBn. I wish him well.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:26 PM

nice job Athena! An interesting interview, and Mr. Kiel seems very down to earth....... and it's nice to see a Bond actor who was also a fan of the series.....

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 10:05 PM

And now I've got his personalized autograph hanging on the toilet and everybody gets to see it if they want or not. :)

LOL!!! That's great!!!

Kinda scary though... I mean a guy whipping it out with Jaws staring at them... :)




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