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Yes! This was discussed in the thread about September programming. TCM will be showing, I believe, all the Sean Connery Bonds, the one George Lazenby Bond, all the Roger Moore bonds, the two (I think) Timothy Dalton Bonds and all but one of the Pierce Brosnan Bonds over the course of the month.

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Yes.  Thank you so much TCM and actually no.  I think they actually showed all of Sir Sean Connery’s Bond films when he was Star Of The Month.  It looks like in 2008.  He’s one of my all time favorite Bonds and he’s also a really wonderful actor in general too.  I think one of the first movies he ever made was Walt Disney’s Darby O Gail And The Little People.  Remember that?  Great Walt Disney movie.  Then he took on this role as Bond.  It sounds like.  Roger Moore is also my second favorite Bond and he was also a really wonderful actor in general too.  All the Bonds are great.  But Sir Sean Connery and Roger Moore are my two favorites.  Four of my favorites out of the movies are Dr No.  Goldfinger.  The Man With The Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me.  All the Bond films are great.  But these are four of my favorites.  Have any of you read my request for the Bond films on the Friday Night Spotlight board?  It sounds like my wish came true and will the free online course actually be a Bond one this year?  That will be so cool.  If so.  Maybe you guys could tell me what to do after I sign in and go up to the top and do what it says. I have actually had trouble with the free online courses since I tried the Painfully Funny Free Online Course.

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I'm pretty sure TCM has never shown a Bond film before or after the Connery tribute back in 2008 and has never shown any non-Connery Bonds before.

The online course this year is about science fiction films, which will culminate with the first-ever TCM airing of Star Wars. I thought this would at least merit the creation of a thread around here, but most of my fellow posters seem to have either total indifference or active dislike for the seminal movie of my childhood (it's hard for me to divorce how I might I feel about it now from the visceral impact it had me on in third grade). Perhaps it will be discussed as we get closer to the airing.

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"Childhood"?  :huh:

I was 26 years old and the Father of two when it all started, and I STILL, despite my two daughters insisting the FX are "antiquated", love that first flick.  It did have QUITE the effect on modern culture and on film making that resonates to this day.  :) 

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One thing I find interesting about this place is we seem to be of a pretty wide variety of ages around here and so have different life experiences to share as it relates to experiencing movies. Yeah, as I said, I was only in third grade when Star Wars came out. Or more specifically, I guess I'd just finished third grade.

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I too am a big fan of the Bond films. Sean Connery was my favorite followed by Pierce Brosnan. I liked Roger Moore, but for me, his films were kind of "cartoonish" (if that's even a word). I didn't like Daniel Craig at first. He seemed to lack humor and wasn't as suave as I believe Fleming intended. However, the last two Craig movies changed my mind. Like all fans,  I'm really interested to see who will follow Craig as the legend continues. 

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Connery is also my favorite. Moore's films were definitely cartoonish with the gadgets getting more zanier and improbable (boats transforming into on-land vehicles out of nowhere) and with midget sidekicks and overweight red neck tourists. All his films are enjoyable though.

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CONNERY fan here too.  Moore was OK, but the Bond I really disliked was TIMOTHY DALTON.  Probably because I never thought much of him as an actor in the first place.  

And the CRAIG films are fun to watch, but Daniel just doesn't seem to jibe with the image of 007 we're all used to.  ;)

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All of the Bond films, from DR. NO up through DIE ANOTHER DAY, are currently on Starz streaming. But I assume they will leave Starz in September when TCM is airing its tribute. 

Here is a thread I created in the sub-forum for TCM spotlights, listing what TCM's airing and when:

 

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3 hours ago, darkblue said:

Not 'Never Say Never Again' (1983).

So, in others words, they're gonna show all the Connery Bond films where he ISN'T wearin' a hairpiece in, eh?!

(...I dunno...seems like a pretty poor reason not to show that one TOO, if ya ask ME!)

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2 hours ago, Dargo said:

So, in others words, they're gonna show all the Connery Bond films where he ISN'T wearin' a hairpiece in, eh?!

I guess a bald James Bond was just a little too real, Dargs.

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I dunno...seems like a pretty poor reason not to show that one TOO, if ya ask ME

Absolutely. Any Sean Connery Bond movie should be first rank.

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4 hours ago, darkblue said:

Not 'Never Say Never Again' (1983).

Good point. That one was actually released by Warner Bros. before they had any connection to any MGM or UA films. It was the only title not controlled by the Broccoli family, I think. Despite featuring the return of Sean Connery, I believe by the hardcore faithful it's considered a "non-canonical" entry, the same way the geeks today have to distinguish between a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and just any other that has a Marvel super-hero in it.

I guess the original, funny (?) Casino Royale is not on the list either?

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On 6/18/2019 at 2:23 AM, sewhite2000 said:

Yes! This was discussed in the thread about September programming. TCM will be showing, I believe, all the Sean Connery Bonds, the one George Lazenby Bond, all the Roger Moore bonds, the two (I think) Timothy Dalton Bonds and all but one of the Pierce Brosnan Bonds over the course of the month.

WOW. That's amazing. I don't care for most of the Roger Moore ones, but I'll watch most of these. Thunderball is my favorite of the Connery ones. I love On Her Majesty's Secret Service too.

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It's too bad they aren't running these on Fridays. I won't be able to stay up late and I don't want a lot of films clogging up the dvr with no time to watch all of them, so I'll have to pick and choose.

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2 hours ago, darkblue said:

I guess a bald James Bond was just a little  too real, Dargs.

Absolutely. Any Sean Connery Bond movie should be first rank.

Yep, Sir Sean was always MY favorite Bond, anyway!

(...and besides, doin' an impression of HIM was always WAY earlier than doin' one of Roger Moore...all ya have to do is say, "Do you exshpect me to talk?!" and EVERYBODY knows who you're doin', ya know!) ;)

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I enjoy the Bond films. I like all of them, even the Roger Moore ones. He was Bond when I was growing up. And I don't mind not taking things so seriously. Except the Lazenby one. I can't rate it because I have yet, to stay awake and/or pay attention to it all the way through. It works well as a Switzerland travelogue though.

It amazes me how many vacation destinations, inventions and ideas that were made popular by those films. They must have made a pretty penny just in product placements through the years.

 

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