So, being a first time caller/long time listener, I thought I'd put this out there-what if you could change the historical line up of Bond actors and their movies? Would you keep it the same or change it? Would you delete or add actors or movies?
How about this as an alternative...and remember, this is obviously a "perfect world scenario" type deal..
Connery's first 5 stay the same, and then things get shuffled a bit:
The Lazenby era-
1969- OHMSS, '71-DAF, '73-LALD
The Dalton era-
'75-TMWTGG, '77-TSWLM, '79-MR, '81-FYEO
The Lewis Collins era-
'83-OP, '85-AVTAK, '87-TLD, '89-LTK
The Brosnan era-
'91-GE, '93-TND, '95-TWINE, '97-DAD, '99-License Renewed
The Eric Bana era-
'01-For Special Services, '03-Role of Honour, '05-Colonel Sun
The Craig era-
'07-CR, '09-QOS, '11-SF, '13-Spectre, '15-Icebreaker
So, that's it...2 new actors in Collins and Bana, Roger Moore's been dropped from the playing sheet, and a reshuffle with Dalton and Brosnan both coming in earlier, and Lazenby getting more screen time. John Gardner's 1st 4 books (which I consider his best) all get a screenplay, as does Colonel Sun.
More movies, more actors, and less slapstick. I think a younger Dalton could have put a more steely edge to the weaker Moore movies of the '70's. Collins and Bana both play the same sort of game as Craig, and given the chance could have been great Bonds.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!