James Bond & Friends – Episode 0034: Trailer Reaction

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

What can we learn from the No Time To Die trailer? What might be the reaction of a wider audience?

This week we assemble a large panel to dissect the No Time To Die teaser trailer that debuted on 4th December 2019.

Each panelist offers their hot take to the first good look at the 25th James Bond film and we all concede this is no mere teaser trailer. Then we jump into the minutiae – dissecting the characters, sets, photography, and what we learned about the plot – before chatting through the launch strategy of Good Morning America.

Along the way we discuss the villain’s lightsabers, the time that passed between SPECTRE and No Time To Die and pitching the trailer at a more general audience, where you might find the gun barrel, a grotesque villain in a politically correct era, a possible flashback in the snow, more homages to Dr No, Blofeld’s preposterous age, Bond’s new reading habits, the nature of Safin’s scheme, films that don’t feel like Bond films, a missing wedding guest, para-military chic, and that Ken Adam vibe.

The recording took place on December 4th 2019 in the UK, USA, Spain, and New Zealand.

James Page and Paul Atkinson are co-founders of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson

Phil Nobile Jr is Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria magazine, former Bond correspondent for Birth.Movies.Death

Joseph Darlington is Head of Section at beingjamesbond.com

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2019

Music credit ‘Spy & Die’ by Jay Man

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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.

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