Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 47

James Bond Gadgets

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 02, 2002 on The History Channel
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James Bond Gadgets
His movies are legend, his women beautiful, and his toys the best in the world. Whether James Bond is foiling villains in space-age flying machines or eavesdropping on his enemies with ultra-sophisticated spy gear, British Secret Agent 007 is always guaranteed to have the most outrageous and wonderfully creative gadgets ever to grace the silver screen. Bond had it all. But as we see in this exclusive look at his gadgets, it takes a lot to save the world!moreless
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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • The famous ejector seat in the Aston Martin DB5 actually worked, and could throw a stuntman up to 40 feet.

      • During the making of The World is Not Enough, filmmakers discovered by accident that the "Q boat" had so much power that it's engines could literally force the bow of the boat under the water. The move was written into the film.

      • In the late 1970's, a Scottish exploration team fitted a Ken Wallis autogyro with infrared cameras. They used the aircraft in an unsuccessful search for the Loch Ness monster.

      • Goof: Ken Wallis did not invent the autogyro. It was actually invented by Juan de la Cierva in 1920.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: They're fast, sleek and sexy. They're built to quietly maneuver in the shadows of covert operations or to wow audiences on the big screen. Theirs is a realm that lies between fact and fiction where the imaginations of gadget masters can literally save the world. The Gadgets of James Bond, next, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Producer: Tom Jennings
        Director: Tom Jennings
        Executive Producer: Robert Kirk
        Executive Producer: Rob Lihani
        Co-Producer: Martha Sloan
        Editor: Matt Stevenson
        Narrator: Harlan Saperstein
        Camera: Greg Bader
        Camera: Alfred Shapiro
        Camera: Eric Marquis
        Camera: Scott Farquharson
        Camera: Ned Miller
        Camera: Mike Braden
        Camera: Jeff Taylor
        Field Audio: James Baker
        Field Audio: Christine Black
        Field Audio: Phil Brown
        Field Audio: Sam Diamond
        Field Audio: Denny Harris
        Field Audio: Pat Holloway
        Field Audio: Greg Quedens
        Field Audio: Paul Wustrack
        Online Editor: Steve Pomerantz
        Assistant Editor: Joey Barasch
        Clearance Supervisor: Valerie Sheldon
        Post Production Supervisor: Matthew Duclos
        Assistant Clearance Coordinator: Yvonne Fannon
        Production Accountant: Donna Amato
        Production Associate: Keith Guinto
        Production Associate: Keith Reiner
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Post Production Audio: Media City Sound
        Re-recording Mixer: Marcus Pardo

        Aston Martin
        Christina Bruzzi
        Momence Boat Club
        Powerhouse Productions, INC
        Raytheon Company/TWS Systems Engineering Group
        Security Tactical Services, Virginia Beach, VA
        The Counter Spy Shop, Beverly Hills, CA
        University of Buffalo, NY
        Dean Mark Karwan
        Terry Klubek
        Ellen Goldbaum

        Original Music:
        "Concealed with Love"
        Writer: Bryce and R. Allen Smith
        Performer: Ricky Gerald
        Producer: Bryce Smith
        Recorded at: EHB Productions

        Production Services: Documentary Broadcasting Company, INC
        Executive in Charge of Production: Ann J. Hackett
        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday
        Produced by Digital Ranch

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