MI6 Confidential #71: Kill Bond now! & Moonraker special issue now available

Issue #71 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential and Special Issue #007 focusing on Moonraker are now shipping worldwide.

MI6 Confidential’s 71st issue shifts the spotlight to an often overlooked yet crucial aspect of the 007 legacy – the lethal ladies who have tried to outsmart, outfight, and outmanoeuvre James Bond. It dives into the fascinating world of Bond’s female adversaries, exploring their complexity, their motivations, and the unique flair they bring to the franchise. From the early days of Miss Taro and Fiona Volpe to modern characters like Xenia Onatopp and Valenka, their blend of beauty, brains and brawn has not only given Bond a run for his money, but has also captivated audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

The magazine also covers the launch of the first James Bond branded TV reality show 007: Road To A Million, which may be the last official content for a while as we head in to 2024…

In this issue

  • I forgot your ego, Mr Bond – the female villains across the eras
  • Double Trouble – the two women who tried to end 007’s first big screen mission
  • Echoes of Danger – tracing the Bond villainess archetype from Volpe to Brandt
  • A Trip Among Spies – the spy-fi career of Luciana Paluzzi
  • Straight Up With A Twist – how Famke Janssen took Xenia’s advice
  • A Touch of Frost – Rosamund Pike on playing the MI6 double agent

Special Edition #007

MI6 Confidential proudly announces its latest special publication: an exclusive 100-page perfect bound issue delving into a distinctive facet of the franchise. In an era predating the digital visual effects revolution by decades, Moonraker stands out as one of the series’ most visually ambitious chapters. Its visuals remain anchored in the mastery of practical effects, model work, and pioneering techniques, now cloaked in a nostalgic cinematic artistry.

For its seventh special edition, MI6 Confidential collaborates with collector Thomas Nixdorf, generously opening his archive of rare behind-the-scenes Moonraker photography, production concepts, and art. The majority of the unpublished photos showcased here are sourced from the original 1978/79 negatives. This Special Edition magazine, like its predecessors, emphasizes the selection of rarer photos from archives and kind contributors. This year marks a significant evolution as the material is presented in a landscape format for the first time, maximizing the aspect ratio of the available imagery.

In this special issue

  • 100 page special magazine; professionally printed; perfect bound
  • Rarely seen photography from the extensive model unit shoot at Pinewood
  • Illustrations and concepts from Moonraker
  • An exhaustive production history based on access to shooting documents and scripts
  • Insights and memories from crew members

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

Free monthly newsletter

Get the latest on Bond 26 and other James Bond news by email.

No thanks, I'm not interested in news about 007

Share this article

Like this article? Join our free 007 newsletter and get the latest on Bond 26 and other James Bond news by email.