Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 46

More Bond Gadgets

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



  • Trivia

    • In Live and Let Die, Bond filmmakers used 28 different boats to create the massive chase scene, including boats that ran into trees, and other boats... and not always on purpose.

    • To guarantee the safety of the driver in the AMC Hornet stunt, Bond producers had two divers in the river, as well as a heavy lifting crane that could quickly lift the car from the murky water.

    • When Sean Connery left the role of James Bond after Diamond Are Forever he said, "never again." Years later, after being convinced to make another Bond movie, his wife gave the new film its title, Never Say Never Again.

    • In the film Octopussy, James Bond must transport the ACROSTAR Jet on the ground without being noticed. He winds up towing the tiny plane inside a horse trailer.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: The gadgets in James Bond films are the best the movie world has to offer. They push the limits of technological wizardry and stunt work like no one else. When the lights go down in the theater audiences always know they're about to see movie making magic thank to: The Gadgets of James Bond.

  • Notes

    • 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: Mike Braden
      Camera: Norm Johnson
      Camera: John Kavanaugh
      Camera: Jordan Klein, Jr.
      Camera: Eric Marquis
      Camera: David Parades
      Field Audio: Josh Bertram
      Field Audio: Christine Black
      Field Audio: Charlie Ethridge
      Field Audio: Bill Kaplan
      Field Audio: Geoff Price
      Online Editor: Eric Notti
      Assistant Editor: Keith Reiner
      Clearance Supervisor: Valerie Sheldon
      Post Production Supervisor: Matthew Duclos
      Assistant Clearance Coordinator: Yvonne Fannon
      Production Accountant: Donna Amato
      Production Associate: Nicole Caprio
      Production Associate: Abe Scheuermann
      Music: Alan Ett Music Group
      Post Production Audio: Media City Sound
      Re-recording Mixer: Paul Ray

      Beaulieu Motor Museum
      Margaret Rowles
      Doug Redenius
      International Spy Museum
      Jenifer Saxon
      Museum of Flying
      Dan Ryan

      Production Services: Documentary Broadcasting Company, INC
      Executive in Charge of Production: Ann J. Hackett
      Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra

      Produced by Digital Ranch

  • Allusions