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Thanks, cinemaman!  

Next:  Complete the quote from Goldfinger: "My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's just as bad as listening to ____________ without earmuffs!"

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2 minutes ago, BunnyWhit said:

Thanks, cinemaman.

Ian Fleming, writer of the Bond novels, had an occupation from which he drew heavily to write the character and situations. What/where was that job?

 To elaborate, Ian Fleming was an officer in the Royal Navy a la his future spy where he eventually got into the spying game, drawing stories such as the Middle Eastern testicular torture described in Casino Royale (1953). How did I do?? 

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Thanks for the elaboration, NoShear. The Royal Navy is what I was looking for. There is an OSS connection in that Fleming helped draft the plan that would create the American Office of the Coordinator of Information, which became the Office of Strategic Services, and eventually the Central Intelligence Agency. It's your thread.

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 Two-question quiz, cinemaman and  BunnyWhit: What James Bond novel are the(n) upcoming Tokyo Olympics alluded to? The film adaptation of this novel changed trajectory and contained a scene inspired by what real-life  NASA event?

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21 minutes ago, BunnyWhit said:

Re: "Thanks for the elaboration, NoShear. The Royal Navy is what I was looking for. There is an OSS connection in that Fleming helped draft the plan that would create the American Office of the Coordinator of Information, which became the Office of Strategic Services, and eventually the Central Intelligence Agency. It's your thread."

 Thanks, BunnyWhit, by the way!

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1 hour ago, BunnyWhit said:

Thanks for the elaboration, NoShear. The Royal Navy is what I was looking for. There is an OSS connection in that Fleming helped draft the plan that would create the American Office of the Coordinator of Information, which became the Office of Strategic Services, and eventually the Central Intelligence Agency. It's your thread.

 Thank you again, BunnyWhit...

 Anxious to read the two-part response here - again: What James Bond novel are the(n) upcoming Tokyo Olympics alluded to? The film adaptation of this novel changed "trajectory" and contained a scene inspired by what real-life  NASA event?

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1.  I think the novel that mentions the Tokyo Olympics is You Only Live Twice

2.  Not sure about the second part but I read that the "Jupiter" satellite was a model of the real Gemini satellite.  The film includes real footage of real launches and control rooms.  The production had sent staff to NASA to ensure the control centers looked realistic.

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3 minutes ago, Peebs said:

1.  I think the novel that mentions the Tokyo Olympics is You Only Live Twice

2.  Not sure about the second part but I read that the "Jupiter" satellite was a model of the real Gemini satellite.  The film includes real footage of real launches and control rooms.  The production had sent staff to NASA to ensure the control centers looked realistic.

 I'm going to relinquish the thread to you, Peebs: You got the novel and also knew info on the Gemini connection not even I did. Specifically, the real-life event that occurred that inspired the capsule-guzzling "Bird One" was the following Gemini incident - the Angry Alligator as it was dubbed:

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 It's all yours, Peebs...

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10 minutes ago, Peebs said:

Thanks, NoShear!  Interesting question, it took a little digging.

Next:  What Bond baddie was an Olympic athlete, winning a silver medal in weightlifting during the 1948 Olympics?

 Interesting to note: He was Japanese, I think, but repped the United States!

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3 minutes ago, NoShear said:

 Interesting to note: He was Japanese, I think, but repped the United States!

Also, correct!  Yes, born in Hawaii, he represented the U.S. which I hadn't known.  You know your Oddjob trivia!

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