The James Bond Phenomena

It is said that over 50%, yes OVER 50% of the worlds population has heard of James Bond. No other movie or series of movies can even come close to that!!! In fact, I know of no other movie series' that even comes close to the number of James Bond movies, which is at 19 widely known movies, and another still possibly on the way, known currently as no more than Bond 20. One of the main things that makes James Bond such a hit is that there is an awesome mixture of mystery, cunningness, luck, and yes, the most widely known of all....The Bond WOMEN!

James Bond is known around the world. James Bond was created by the world famous writer, Ian Fleming. The name "James Bond" comes from the book entitled "Birds of the West Indies," written by James Bond. Since the death of James Bond, a new author, John Gardner, has been carrying on this phenomena. The first James Bond was Sean Connery. Since Connery, there have been several other James Bonds, which include: Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, and the current James Bond, Pierce Brosnan.

The most frequented character, other than James Bond, is his weapons supplier from "Q branch" Major Boothroyd a.k.a. "Q." He and his department have created such things for James Bond such as a special attache case full of secret compartments and various soupped-up vehicles. Desmond Lleweyn, the actor who has portrayed "Q" in EVERY movie that has ever had "Q" in it (all but 2!!) making him the most frequented actor of James Bond, about forty years!!!  Alas, all good things do come to an end, and so has Q's very awesome reign.  John Cleese sure does have some really huge shoes to fill!  But I wish him the best of luck!

-- Robert Ridenour, Site Creator of BondUniverse.com (circa 1997)

The James Bond Movies:

  1. Dr. No
  2. From Russia With Love
  3. Goldfinger
  4. Thunderball
  5. You Only Live Twice
  6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  7. Diamonds Are Forever
  8. Live and Let Die
  9. The Man With the Golden Gun
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me
  11. Moonraker
  12. For Your Eyes Only
  13. Octopussy
  14. A View To A Kill
  15. The Living Daylights
  16. License To Kill
  17. GoldenEye
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies
  19. The World is Not Enough
  20. Die Another Day
  21. Casino Royale
  22. Quantum Solace
  23. Bond 23 (Nov. 9, 2012)
  24. Bond 24 (2014)

Non-EON Films
  • Casino Royale (1954 Climax! TV episode w/ Barry Nelson)
  • Casino Royale (1967 Paradoy w/ David Niven)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983 w/ Sean Connery)