Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 47

James Bond Gadgets

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 02, 2002 on The History Channel
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James Bond Gadgets
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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

      Thanks:
      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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