14 Connerys and No Bond

Over on the Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast network we took a look at Sir Sean Connery’s extensive movie career outside the world of 007, coming up with a list of 14 different movies to discuss from his earliest roles in the late 1950s up to his last movie in 2003.

The movies covered were:

  • Hell Drivers (1957)
  • Marnie (1964)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • The First Great Train Robbery (1978)
  • Outland (1981)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Untouchables (1987)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  • Rising Sun (1993)
  • The Rock (1996)
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Tune in to see if you agree with our assessments and recommendations on which from the list are worth a watch.

Bond Music: Six of the Best reviews GoldenEye

The GoldenEye soundtrack is an easy target for us to point fingers at as the worst 007 movie score. But why did it turn out that way, and is there a few actual golden nuggets in there? – Join Jarrod and I as we discuss these and many other aspects of Eric Serra’s contribution to Bond’s musical history.

Bond Music: Six of the Best has a Licence To Kill

The latest episode’s of Bond Music: Six of the Best is all about LICENCE TO KILL. The lads will provide factoids and discussion on the main title song, 6 of their favorite tracks (hence the title of the podcast), and a bonus remix…maybe more!  What will the boys make of Michael Kamen’s only 007 soundtrack? Is the soundtrack truly as bland as many say it is?  Where does one get a license to kilt?  —  Tune in & find out!

Going Rogue with the Kid Brother

Alan was drafted in to join the Rogue Agents crew from the On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast to discuss the oddity that is Operation Kid Brother aka O.K. Connery, aka many other titles.

How did M, Moneypenny, several Bond villains, and others end up in this 1967 Italian spoof featuring Sean’s brother, Neil Connery? What did we think of it, and just how much do they Rogue Agents crew owe Alan for putting up with this nonsense?

Tune in HERE to find out.

Bond Music: Six of the Best and Guest reviews The Living Daylights

The latest Six of the Best is all about THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Alan has the lead on this episode but will turn his track selections over to our special guest: Jason Alberich from our network sister show “Rookie Agents”.

What will the boys make of the final John Barry soundtrack? Will Jason make good use of his track picks?  Will any milk puns make it into this episode? 

—  Tune in & find out!

Talking Bond Music on Earth Station One

Alan was recently invited to join the crew of the Earth Station One podcast for a chat about all things Bond music. It was a fun and wide ranging conversation covering all aspects of the Bond musical theme from scores, to theme songs, official and unofficial, and favorite spy music.

You can check it out by tuning in HERE (Note: The Bond related content is in the second half of the show and starts around the 41 minute mark).

Bond Music: Six of the best enjoys A View To A Kill.

On the latest episode of Bond Music: 6 of the Best co-hosts Alan J. Porter & Jarrod Alberich, review the A VIEW TO A KILL soundtrack. What will the boys make of the final Moore soundtrack? What does Duran Duran’s own John Taylor have to say about this song? Does John Barry still have what it takes to make s 007 soundtrack? (Hint: yes.)

Tune in & find out!

Waiting for Mr. Bond

We are all aware of the seemingly increasing gap between Bond movies, especially as we wait for the eventual release of No Time To Die. While doing some research for an article I put together this visualization to compare the historical gaps between the EON produced Bond movies.

A few things that stood out to me:

  • The release schedule of the early Connery movies wasn’t as consistent as I’d thought.
  • The shortest wait has been 7 months (Between From Russia With Love and Goldfinger), and the longest will be 5 years assuming No Time To Die is actually released in November 2020.
  • The Roger Moore era was the most consistent in terms of a release cadence.
  • What we think of as the “traditional” November release date is far from traditional with movies being released in January (2), May (3), June (4), July (3), November (7) and December (5). – The November release date “tradition” only started with Goldeneye.

OHMS Pod visits Casino Royale – Twice

Whether parachuting alongside Native Americans into a casino, playing their heavenly harps, or hanging out with “Jimmy Bond,” Alan and Van are having an… interesting… time discussing the 1954 and 1967 productions of CASINO ROYALE in the latest OHMS Podcast movie review episode.

Tune in and listen HERE.