Friday, October 5, 2018

Legacy of a Spy

Lest we forget: “Friday is Global James Bond Day,” mentions Bill Koenig in The Spy Command, “the event that was invented six years ago for the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Dr. No.” One obvious way to celebrate this occasion is with a rewatching of the 1962 Sean Connery film based on Ian Fleming’s original novel. But Koenig suggests, instead, taking in a handful of episodes of Hawaii Five-O and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. that boast “significant 007 connections.” Not a bad alternative.

Dr. No, by Ian Fleming (Great Pan, 1961).
Cover illustration by Sam “Peff” Peffer.

1 comment:

Dennis Bedard said...

And throw in 3 or 4 episodes of Get Smart and your weekend is golden.