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Out now: The 007th Minute – The Ebook Edition


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#1 stromberg

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

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#2 freemo

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:12 AM

Oh, awesome!

 

Come for the reviews and petty abuse. Stay for the juvenile sexual idiom.

 

There's my Boxing Day planned. Turkey leftovers and The 007th Minute (with the cricket blarring in the background).



#3 tdalton

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:15 AM

Cool idea to release this entertaining project as an ebook. 



#4 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:53 AM

This is an instant classic and collector´s item. The illustrations are stunningly combined with the revised content.

 

We´re all in for a treat.



#5 AMC Hornet

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

NSNA? I knew Jim was holding out on us!



#6 Bond... Raybond

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:56 PM

It's funny, as I was reading the 007th minute reviews, I thought these would be great as a book. Now my thoughts have been heard. Looking forward to this. A great idea. Your thoughts on the films certainly opened my eyes to new ways of looking at the films. Any more clue as to when it will be available?



#7 stromberg

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

 Any more clue as to when it will be available?

As the teaser says: "Coming this Xmas".

 

In the meantime, just to tease a little bit more...

 

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A little extra information, in order to allow you to plan your holiday season properly:

It's going to be roughly 480 pages (!)



#8 stromberg

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

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#9 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:31 AM

Terrific as always.



#10 stromberg

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

Tonight's teaser is...
 
 
...an excerpt from

 

"The 007th Minute of Never Say Never Again".
 

...

 

Insofar as this film isn’t “official”, it’s not actually illegal nor a pirate knock-off you picked up at the market along with the kids’ Christmas presents (how thoughtful, Mr Jim; the children will be so thrilled). More engaging if t’were; some danger about it, at least. It just happens to be shoved at us by persons entitled to do so who weren’t the usual persons entitled to do so, but their pursuit of our cash in return for emitting lazy entertainment in the name of art money is curiously identical. Fancy that. 

I suppose that the ire of the Broccolis was raised by the risk that this film would be perceived as one of theirs and its qualities – or lack of them – would undermine the reception granted to their output. This stance, of course, hides the other risk – that it would turn out better and expose the complacent, artless toxicity of their effluent. 

Hindsight dictates that they needn’t have worried; very rarely is Never Say Never Again mentioned without its independent status tagged around its ankle, and as for its “artistic” threat, Eon demonstrated that they were competent at undermining their product all by themselves. It’s not as if Kevin McClory made Licence to Kill, is it? Give the excreta Tarzan-yelled out at us by the “official” series during the 1980s, arguing to preserve artistic credibility can’t have been sincere. I suspect it was about threat to the income stream; about which, boo bloody hoo. 

Still, I said I would never do this one. Never say…

Those who persisted with the 007th minutes on the website may have noted that in this form, I’ve removed some excess verbiage. Not enough, I expect, but there were many verys and reallys and totallys the pieces could live without. The purged and persecuted words haven’t disappeared; they’ve found shelter describing an equally redundant film that comes with a reputation of being really, really, really, totally, totally, totally, really, really, really, quite, quite, quite, a bit, a bit, a bit, a bit, fnarr, really, really, very, very, very, very, utterly, utterly, utterly, really, really, really, very, very, very, very, very, totally, totally, totally, utterly, utterly, utterly crap.

Really.

 

...


 

Some extra information:

"The 007th Minute" ebook edition will be available as a free download. We don't want to make any money of this. However, if you download it and want to give something in return, we kindly ask you to make a donation to UNICEF, or any other cause of your personal choice.

 

Also, despite the fact that it's an ebook, the PDF file "The 007th Minute" will be printable without substantial loss of quality (as all the design is done as vector images). So if you are a fan of real books and prefer to have it printed and bound as a paperback, there will be a complete cover with front, spine and back. 



#11 stromberg

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:53 PM

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#12 stromberg

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:56 PM

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#13 Simon

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

 

Some extra information:

"The 007th Minute" ebook edition will be available as a free download. We don't want to make any money of this. However, if you download it and want to give something in return, we kindly ask you to make a donation to UNICEF, or any other cause of your personal choice.

 

Also, despite the fact that it's an ebook, the PDF file "The 007th Minute" will be printable without substantial loss of quality (as all the design is done as vector images). So if you are a fan of real books and prefer to have it printed and bound as a paperback, there will be a complete cover with front, spine and back. 

 

Splendid - good idea to encourage some donations.  I was going to ask if the CBn site wanted some funds from this.

 

Might be an idea to provide some links for immediate Paypal type links straight to the charities of choice - just to sway the really ambivalent.

 

Nice designs too.

 

Needless to say, I will be front and centre for this.

 

Best and thanks to all.



#14 stromberg

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:57 PM

And we finally have a release date:

 

Tomorrow, December 22nd, late afternoon or early evening.

 

Watch this space!

 

 

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#15 AMC Hornet

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:11 AM

"All right Stromberg, you've made your point. How much do you want?...Your price for not launching this ebook."



#16 stromberg

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Commanderbond.net proudly presents

 

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The 007th Minute – The Ebook Edition

by Jacques I. M. Stewart

 

with 24 illustrations by Heiko Baumann

 

 

Click here for further details



#17 AMC Hornet

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:43 PM

"You've shot your bolt, Stromberg - now it's my turn."



#18 Jim

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:16 AM

Particular thanks to Mr Stromberg - a very patient man, as it turns out - for making the prose look much better than it deserves. An instrument of Armageddon unleashed; that might just be the sprouts taking effect, however.

Merry Christmas, all.

#19 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

Once again, congratulations and the highest compliment for you two.  I feel a trend coming...



#20 plankattack

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

Stromberg - thank you!

And of course, Jim. It's been a terrific read, providing food for thought, and ultimately great entertainment, from the moment the whole thing started.

If any of you out there haven't yet indulged - well, what the bloody hell are you waiting for?!

#21 Major Tallon

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

As they say in Chicago, "I got mine."



#22 JamesBondRadio.com

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

Cool! That'll make some awesome Christmas reading :-)

#23 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:28 AM

It also makes a wonderful post-Christmas present!



#24 stromberg

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:32 AM

Using this for a shameless bump  ;)

 

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#25 Jim

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:47 PM

Many thanks to all those who have provided feedback/abuse so far.



#26 AgenttiNollaNollaSeitsemän

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:37 PM

An excellent read!




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