A little while ago I stumbled upon a You Tube channel called Calvin – Bond Reviewer.
And then I preceded to watch all of his videos within a few days. That seems to be what happens to me when finding a new channel to watch. That is assuming, of course, that they don’t have a huge amount of videos.
For the purposes of this post I want to focus on this video: I like this theory as, to me, it does explain the inconsistencies of the Bond films.
I should point out at this point that there is actually no way to to make a series like Bond work. After all the early films are clearly set in the 1960s and The World is Not Enough has a reference to the Millennium bug! As an aside I mentioned the Millennium bug to someone the other day – they were only a few years old at the turn of the century and had never heard of it. History is a funny thing isn’t it?
As an aside to the aside ‘The other day’ can be any time in the past.
The Bond films are simply set in the time they were made. And I don’t think, from the point of view of the creators, much thought is given to how they all link in. So I find the code name theory appealing. If we did want to head cannon our way out of this there are two options. All the Bonds are the same man – or it is a code name.
Calvin has nicely explained why the code name theory doesn’t work. So they are all the same man then. How can that be then? Bond is a Time Lord.
If Bond is a Time Lord, and thus each actor is a new regeneration, it coves over a lot of plot wholes.
It explains why Bolfled doesn’t recognise Bond in On Majesty’s Secret Service – George Lazenby was a regeneration – maybe Bolfeld was too as his actor was also changed.
And consider Q. His gadgets are always perfect to every mission. It is almost like he knows the future – or saw the script.
This was just a fun little thing that occurred to me. A quick Google search will show that I am not the only one to have thought about this. It is fun, or at least I think so, to try and paper over mistakes by outlandish theories.
A Time Lord would be a good secret agent. He or she would just keep on regenerating. Well I thought it was fun thing to think about any way.
I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.
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