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What was the first James Bond movie out in your lifetime?

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#1 ChickenStu



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

Quite simple really. I was born in 1978 so the first one out after my birth was Moonraker. That was easily one of the first ones I saw. 

Star Wars had taken the world by storm the year before I was born so there was a lot of sci fi stuff around in my early years. I remember Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Battlestar Galactica on TV and lots of space set adventure cartoon shows. Seems fitting that the first Bond film out in my existence was the space one!


What about you?

#2 Major Tallon

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

I was a young teen when "Dr. No" was released, though I didn't see it until two yeas later.  The first Bond film I saw was "Goldfinger," in February, 1965.

#3 Guy Haines

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:39 PM

I was born in 1962 - the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which, if it had gone the wrong way could have brought a promising life (mine!) to a premature end, along with millions of others. Also the year that John Glenn orbited the Earth, and, sadly, Marilyn Monroe departed it.


And it was the same year that a certain film series well known of this parish started with "Doctor No". But it took me eight more years to catch up with it!

#4 Call Me Hilly

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

1967, so It would be You Only Live Twice.

#5 Krest



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:41 PM

1975, so The Spy Who Loved Me!!


Quite proud of that.  Let's not mention the yellow ski suit though eh? ;-)

#6 Janus Assassin

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

I was born in 88. So LTK for me.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:30 PM

A View to a Kill

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

GE. TND was the first film I saw in theaters.

#9 Orion


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:28 PM


#10 AMC Hornet

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:50 AM

All of 'em, but I didn't see my first (DAF) until I was 12.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:17 PM

I was born in 1985 so I proudly have 'A View To A Kill'.


But it would be 12 years later before my first cinematic 007 adventures was to be had in 'Tomorrow Never Dies'.

#12 Professor Pi

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:36 PM

OHMSS (didn't watch it 'til ten years later though!)

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:21 AM

I was born in 1989, so I'm forever tied to Dalton.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

Hah, 1969 - so OHMSS.


But my first experience with Bond was TSWLM.  Sir Roger therefore has constructed the image of Bond which introduced me to this world.  And, being a kid at that time, I enjoyed the humor immensely. So I would not mind having more tongue-in-cheek again in future Bond films.

#15 Yellow Pinky

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:43 AM

Born in 1962, so Dr. No.

My first Bond experience in the theater was YOLT in '67.  All I could remember later was the opening scene when Bond punches a woman (or so I thought) and the scene with the shark when Bond was using the re-breather.

I then saw OHMSS upon its release opening weekend and was hooked!

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:18 AM

My parents went to see Goldfinger.  I started arriving immediately after the film. :D

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:59 AM

Born 1977, but late enough that that The Spy Who Loved Me was already released, so I'm saddled with Moonraker!


The first Bond I saw in cinemas was 'Goldeneye' (as I would only have been 12 when LTK screened) - which was a fantastic experience, enough that I saw it a few times while it was screening. I was already a huge Bond fan due to the books, and the films having been in high rotation on TV in the UK during my younger years. I have fairly strong memories of From Russia With Love being on one easter, but probably only as we recorded some other film to VHS that had trailers for it. 

Edited by wakeup37, 28 February 2014 - 04:02 AM.

#18 WillardWhite



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:05 AM

I was born in 1976, so mine would be The Spy Who Loved Me.


It wouldn't be until 1983 that I was to become a lifelong Bond fan. My dad was extremely excited (himself a huge fan) at the prospect of having two Bond movies out in one year. We watched both Octopussy as well as Never Say Never Again twice in the cinema. By the time A View to a Kill was released I had already seen every Bond film made up until that point. 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

Live and Let Die came out 10 days after I was born in '73.

Edited by jmarks4life, 15 April 2014 - 05:06 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

GoldenEye. It took 5 years for the damn thing to arrive. My mum did say though, that she saw Licence To Kill before I was born and I did kick to the Bond theme. 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:09 PM

I'm from 1968, so it's On her Majesty's Secret Service.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

TMWTGG came out the week I was born

#23 The Dove

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

Born in 1978 so it would be Moonraker in '79 for me...

#24 Sir Roger Moore

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

Born in 1983 so the year Octopussy came out. The first Bond I saw though was TSWLM and just fell in love with the character of Bond as a kid and was scared rigid of Jaws' metal teeth and method of killing people! Of course it helped growing up with a mother who not only loved the Bond films but worshipped Roger Moore. He was my first Bond and I just have the happiest memories of watching his adventures whenever they were on TV with my mam. :)

#25 Zen Razor

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:08 AM

Lol wow I'm surprised to see so many people here are elders and have seen Bond for years. My first Bond film was Die Another Day I can only vaguely remember some parts the parts that stand out most to me was when he had the sword fight and the scene with his car invisible. I can't remember if played Goldeneye before I saw it. I'm going to dedicate my life to watching all the Bond films I will see them all until I get old or they stop making it. Here's to another 50 years.

#26 MajorB



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:30 AM

Born in 1952, so Dr. No. But the first one I saw was Thunderball.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

Tomorrow Never Dies, but I haven't watched a Bond film until three years ago.

#28 MarcAngeDraco



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:09 AM

DAF was the first in my lifetime, luckily though not my first exposure to Bond. 


Anyway, it's always fascinating to me when a topic like this brings to light the mix of ages on here. 

#29 Bill



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

I was born in 1968, so OHMSS.  However, I did not see it until I watched it on the

ABC Sunday Night movie in the early 1980s.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:22 PM

Diamond s are forever. I was 1 so I didn't get to see it in the cinema. Not my favourite Bond but it was ok.