OHMSS and LTK may be better films, but they are nowhere near as fun.
Yep. Over the years I've come to realise it's not really about what's better. It's about what you enjoy...and ultimately what you ending up watching the most. I've seen Moonraker countless times - probably more than other highly regarded films in the franchise. I always have a good time with it, and that should be the point of watching anything creative. I'm of the opinion Moonraker and Octopussy provide the best balance of light and dark. In Moonraker's case, for every hovercraft gondola we have scientists being gassed to death, and so this sequencing continues throughout the film.
Just talking/writing about MOONRAKER here has elevated it in my opinionated ranking.
That's good to hear. It's a film I really enjoy talking about, and I hope that comes across in my posts.