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Covenant

Subj: Re: In other words, all multi-writer continuities are "claytinuities."
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 06:05:47 pm EST (Viewed 3 times)
Reply Subj: Re: In other words, all multi-writer continuities are "claytinuities."
Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 06:57:43 pm EST (Viewed 267 times)



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      Uh, no it isn't. The film was made by Warner Brothers and it was essentially a remake of "Thunderball". It was never a part of the main continuity. It just used the character history established, but didn't talk about the stories done by the producers of the main series. It was the result of a lawsuit over the rights to "Thunderball".



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    It was meant to be a remake as well as an end to the Sean Connery Bond.


It was only a stand alone film that had very little to do with the films and more with what was written by McElroy. Mainly his book.



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      Two things.

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        1. The Bond films were using the rule of thumb regarding comics. The sliding timeline. Each Bond film took place within a fifteen year period, but the timeline changed as each film went on. So when we see the flashback in "Goldeneye", it's just after James was given the double O rank, but before the events of "Dr. No".



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    No, they weren't. Nice try though.


Yes, they were. MGM has used it for the original series. That's why not once in the films through "Die Another Day" is a reference made to their being more than one Bond. Not for Lazenby, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan.



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      2. In the case of M, Q and Moneypenny, that's not the same as Bond. Only M has outright been said to have had replacements and it really only came to light when Judi Dench was cast and that was only to play up the idea of having a female boss who doesn't like Bond's womanizing ways. Q was the same up until then. Yes, there was a different actor in "Dr No" and that was only due to the fact that scheduling conflicts prevented the original actor from coming back, so they recast, but it was still the same until Cleese took over. Moneypenny only changed because it was difficult having Bond flirt with a woman who was older than him, when he was younger than the actress. But she was still the same character.



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    M, Q, and Moneypenny all retired to get replaced by new younger people that got their code names, why would this happen to every character but not Bond?


Benard Lee was well respected by EON productions. That's why he was not used in "For Your Eyes Only". Robert Fox, who played a different character was brought in for "Octopussy". There was questions about his being a different M, but overall, he was the same man. Dench was brought in to be more PC and to create a fresh spin. There, she outright says that she is the new M and does not share the same attitude towards James that the last guy did. Q was being replaced since Desmond Llewelyn was getting on in years and it was decided to retire his character. Lois Maxwell was recast as it was decided that since Dalton was younger than her and Moore, it would make sense to recast rather than kill Moneypenny off as Maxwell wanted. But it was still the same Moneypenny, who had feelings for Bond.



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      In 1998, there were comics in all kinds of places. Wal-Mart, Target, Shopko, certain convience stores, Walgreens, local pharmacies and grocery stores. In addition to Barnes & Noble, Walden and Boarders. Within a year, only those book stores were carrying comics. Comics were found in all kinds of places over a decade ago. The absence of the newstand market is what's hurting comics more than anything.



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    I would argue against that as not making much a difference, especially what with today people shopping more and more online.


Yes, but there's still a significant precentage that does not. Including those under the age of sixteen. They would be easily brought in if they could find it in their local grocery store.


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    I think there is more than enough distribution available but the single issue paper format just doesn't quite work for today.


By what criteria do you base that on?


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