Blast From The Past
Posted 25 May 2001 - 12:30 AM
John Gardner has said that he always wanted to do something with the tantalising plot thread that Ian Fleming left hanging at the end of "You Only Live Twice", but that the Fleming estate wouldn't let him.
Benson apparently did get permission, only to kill him off. Was that a condition insisted on by Glidrose? Even if it was, the idea surely deserved a full length novel. The idea of lone wolf Bond working side by side with his son (a la Indiana Jones and his Dad in "Last Crusade") could have been an intriguing one. The younger Bond being half Japanese had all sorts of possibilities too. All in all it strikes me as a missed opportunity.
Oh... I only buy Playboy for the short stories heh heh.
Posted 03 June 2001 - 11:21 PM
Anyway, Bond being a father and doing things fathers have to do is something I just can't imagine. Maybe Benson couldn't either. Or could he?
As far as family ties go, I can't even see Bond as a married man anymore. That's something he's over with. I was so annoyed when Gardner made him into something like a husband to this Filcka von Gr
Posted 30 May 2001 - 07:52 AM
Daniel, Ive got the Playboys "somewhere" in a box in the garage...along with scores of videos, hundreds of books, twenty something years' worth of movie magazines and god knows what else. If they come to light, I'll let you know. Where in Australia are you?
Posted 03 June 2001 - 11:48 PM
Posted 04 June 2001 - 12:04 AM
But even if he does, the question remains: What would the consequences be?
Posted 04 June 2001 - 12:18 AM
Posted 04 June 2001 - 12:28 AM
Blue Eyes (04 Jun, 2001 01:18 a.m.):
Why would there have to be one? And would it have to be a major one? It could be a broken heart and a night at home with a tub of icecream?
That's not what I was thinking of. If Bond met another love of his life (like Tracy was), there have to be major consequences. If there were no major consequences, that girl were nothing special.
Posted 04 June 2001 - 08:42 AM
Posted 30 May 2001 - 11:13 PM
I can't imagine Bond as a good father figure. He's pretty lowsy with some relationships all said and done. He doesn't get attached to them as he should. I mean Natalya dumped him and married an ice hockey player! How's that! Dumping James Bond for a corny ice hocky player
Posted 04 June 2001 - 12:54 PM
If Bond was to start a long-term-relationship once again, he wouldn't be the man he is right now anymore.
Anyway, as this is only a minor aspect of this discussion's topic (BFTP), I would suggest that we continue the discussion of Bond's love life somewhere else. How about the general discussion? Maybe someone else there would want to participate...
Posted 04 June 2001 - 11:00 PM
Posted 04 June 2001 - 11:17 PM
Posted 25 May 2001 - 11:44 AM
Actually I haven't read the story but I've heard the story line. I think it was a huge opportunity missed. Just think of OHMSS remade. All the emotion just lapping up. I mean who could Bond love more than a wife? A son! How would that have been! Even if they'd killed him off (much like Tracy) at the end of a full blown novel. Now that would have been literature!
Posted 25 May 2001 - 05:04 PM