Reds! Official Fanfiction Thread (Part Two)

Not to press you, but out of all the things I've written, why is my gruesome tale so good, it was made canon?
Well, I've canonized some of your other stuff if it fits, and it's good enough (Emile Dumount and Warner Columbia are the big ones), but I think it just works best, especially at the idea of some American far rightists becoming Nazis.

Also wanted to touch on this.
Good contribution. It reminds me of the story of Michael Karkoc, an SS dude who ended up in the US.
The primary influence was the similar case of John Demjanjuk. The identity theft aspect is based on an identity thief named Robert Ivan Nichols, who took the identity of a dead 8-year old, and lived under it until his suicide in 2002. He was suspected of being a Nazi war criminal or the Zodiac Killer.
 
Well, I've canonized some of your other stuff if it fits, and it's good enough (Emile Dumount and Warner Columbia are the big ones), but I think it just works best, especially at the idea of some American far rightists becoming Nazis.
The "Free American State" (looking back, I think it wasn't a particularly creative title) was my idea of what a Nazi America would look like, at least on a smaller scale.
 
How technologically advanced is the modern USAR?
How is it in terms of military technology? How is the equipment comparable to our OTL armed services, is it less extensive or perhaps more extensive? What is the militia system like, comparable to OTL switzerland?
In terms of transport, what is the modern preferred method? Automobile, high speed rail, aircraft?
 
How technologically advanced is the modern USAR?
How is it in terms of military technology? How is the equipment comparable to our OTL armed services, is it less extensive or perhaps more extensive? What is the militia system like, comparable to OTL switzerland?
In terms of transport, what is the modern preferred method? Automobile, high speed rail, aircraft?
I can confidently say that Reds! is quite more technologically, scientifically, socially, economically and culturally advanced than our world; especially if it is going to attempt to keep itself surviving well into the 21st century, which is something our world desperately needs to do now.

Military technology is also included in this one, as something that Reds! is quite a bit more advanced. The UASR's law enforcement system at its infancy is something you can look up in Sufficient Velocity.

https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/reds-a-revolutionary-timeline.48563/

Also, I know that Japan got pretty badly hit by the war, but how well has it (Nippon) rebuilt by the modern day?
Very much rebuilt. But Nippon is going to be a very different place compared to our world's postwar Japan, to put it mildly. There is not going to be so much of a "Japanese economic miracle" when very much every part of the world is going through similar circumstances of explosive postwar growth. And no Korean War and a significant right-wing exodus that include a lot of skilled individuals.
 
I can confidently say that Reds! is quite more technologically, scientifically, socially, economically and culturally advanced than our world; especially if it is going to attempt to keep itself surviving well into the 21st century, which is something our world desperately needs to do now.
What in Red America allows the world to be more technologically advanced then OTL?

I know education is more available to others. But what aspect of American communism allows it to be more advanced then OTL?
 
What in Red America allows the world to be more technologically advanced then OTL?

I know education is more available to others. But what aspect of American communism allows it to be more advanced then OTL?
From what has been said on Discord and in the threads, computing tech advances faster thanks to the UASR, and the Comintern by extension, requiring advanced computers for logistics. And the rest is spoiler territory.
 
Is Africa more developed than OTL?
I figured it would have to be. The parts under the internationale aren't suffering from Neocolonialism so there is more opportunity for it to prosper (look how short it took for sankara to get overthrown OTL by the French sphere.)
On the other hand, yes, Africa is also being partially neocolonized by the Franco British sphere, but I figured like in France/Britain proper they need some concessions to the African proletariat to prevent socialist revolutions. Look at the OTL Francosphere and how horrendous it is, I think however with a socialist alternative the French won't want to act like OTL in their neocolonial attitude as that would lead to a faster loss of their sphere. I think Britain and France have a pretty clear interest in their sphere industrializing, both for greater economic power in their bloc as well as again the socialist Africa factor.
Edit: Sorry for these questions, I am just curious.
 
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You pretty much nailed it Johnharry.

Long story short, since it's been explained countless times here, there is no "Third World" at all in Reds! by roughly 1970.
 
Aelita has said in Discord that, aside what Rise Comics has already said, the biggest changes are application and not basic tech (which I take to mean some tech's application is ahead, others are behind, fields hindered by Cold War?). Red Star has also opined that because of the long Cold War, new marks of military tech is implemented sooner (tho speed of development is comparable to OTL). A certain contributor (Edit: Sorry for the harm I did), has also said space tech is more advanced.
 
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Aelita has said in Discord that, aside what Rise Comics has already said, the biggest changes are application and not basic tech (which I take to mean some tech's application is ahead, others are behind, fields hindered by Cold War?). Red Star has also opined that because of the long Cold War, new marks of military tech is implemented sooner (tho speed of development is comparable to OTL). Mr. E has also said space tech is more advanced.
I would prefer you not use that name. I'm going by a different name, and the only reason it hasn't changed here is that it would take more effort then needed.
 
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James Bond films after Casino Royale (By Miss Teri)
In honor of the new Bond film:
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Live and Let Die (1956)

Bond is sent undercover into Columbia in New Afrika to investigate Mr. Big (Robert Adams), a local crime lord who has connections with Section 1 and is purportedly helping insurgency operations in the Bahamas and Jamaica on behalf of DIT8R[1]( a joint unit of Section 1 and Section 9 to route out foreign agents) through gold coins from shipwrecks

Bond is captured at one of Big’s nightclubs, and interrogated by Big and his agent Solitaire (Marla Landi), who has an “uncanny ability” to look through time through “voodoo” ritual and tarot cards. Solitaire confirms Bond’s cover. However, Big orders Bond’s death anyway. Solitaire saves Bond, and the two escape from him.

The two take a train to Leningrad, Florida, where they infiltrate one of Big’s exotic fish warehouses. They see that it is used to smuggle the gold coins into shipments into Caribbean islands. The two are captured and brought to the operator of the warehouse: Felix Leiter.

Leiter is Mr. Big’s liaison to American intelligence, and has been behind the entire operation, using Big’s resources as a starting point for resistance groups in the Caribbean. Leiter orders Bond killed by throwing him in a shark tank, and kidnapping Solitaire as a “traitor”

Bond is able to overcome the shark and one of Leiter’s gunman, and hitches a ride to Jamaica aboard one of the ships transporting the gold coins. Arriving in Jamaica, he (with the help of a Cayman Islander named Quarrel (Julius Okio*)) manages to reach Mr. Big’s private island, and places a limpet bomb below his yacht, before being captured again by Big’s men. Big ties him and Solitaire together and drags them behind his boat, hoping to kill them by scrapping them and allowing the sharks to feed on them. Fortunately, the bomb goes off, destroying the boat and freeing the two. As Bond and Solitaire recover, Big is shown becoming the victim of the sharks instead.

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Notes: Niven, Carroll, and Nielsen return in their respective roles from Casino Royale. Guy Hamilton becomes director.

Mr. Big partially based on Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, a New Afrika gangster with prominent Party connections through his legitimate enterprises and rumored ties to Section 9.

First Eon Production co-production with MGM.

Dr. No (1959)

After recovering from his injuries in the previous film, Bond is given a new assignment by M. The JSB’s station head in Jamaica, John Stingways (Timothy Moxon), and his secretary have gone missing. They were investigating Dr. Julius No (Christopher Lee), a local guano mine owner on the island of Crab Key and a rumored member of Chinese intelligence.

Bond and Quarrel head out to Crab Key, which Quarrel says is rumored to be haunted by a dragon. The two meet Honeychile Rider (Julie Christie), a local shelldiver when they reach it. However, Quarrel is killed by the “dragon”- revealed to be a swamp buggy with a flamethrower. Rider and Bond are captured and taken to No’s lair. No has a pair of prosthetic arms due to radiation.

No, a Republican Chinese agent working on behalf of DIT8R, is attempting to disrupt British planes landing in Jamaica and Franco-British satellites through radio beams. No subjects Bond and Rider to a series of tortures meant to show how much pain the human body can tolerate. Bond is subjected to electroshocks, poisonous snakes, and a large squid, which he is able to overcome.

Bond manages to free Rider, and confront No in the control room, as he is about to test radio beams on an FBU satellite. Bond kills No by overheating the reactor, and knocking No into it, killing him. Bond and Rider are saved by Bond’s old associate Rene Mathis.
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Notes: Last outing for Niven as Bond, as he had aged out of the role. Also last appearance of Leo G. Carroll as M. Guy Hamilton returns as director.

McGoohan era (1962-1972)

Moonraker (1962)

Bond goes undercover into the company of industrialist Hugo Drax (Warren Mitchell), who has been awarded a massive contract to help with a new Franco-British nuclear rocket to help beat Comintern to the moon. “Moonraker”, as Drax calls it, will not only bring man to the moon, but also Mars, using columbite fuel. One of the Joint Ministry of Space advisors was found dead, necessitating the involvement of the JSB.

Bond encounters Holly Brand (Sophia Loren), a Special Branch agent undercover as Drax’s assistant. The two sneak into the Moonraker development facility and note that the staff appears to be entirely German. However, the two are found out and captured by Drax and his men.

Hugo Drax is revealed to be a Nazi rocket scientist who built his fortune in Namibia after the war, and intends to avenge the Nazi defeat by using Moonraker as a impromptu nuclear weapon.

Drax has the two tied to the exhaust during the Moonraker unmanned test run to incinerate the two. Bond and Holly break free, and Bond travels up the Moonraker rocket disguised as an astronaut to stop the test. Drax sees him and goes up himself. Bond tries to relocate the coordinates, but is attacked by Drax.

The two enter low Earth orbit, and continue to do battle in free fall. Bond is able to relocate the Moonraker towards the North Sea, and ejects in time, causing Drax and the rocket to crash and explode.

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Notes: First film starring Patrick McGoohan as Bond and Bernard Lee as M. Val Guest directs

Moonraker heavily modified from the book to take advantage of the “space fever” in the FBU following Thomas Lawson’s flight. Film Moonraker based on nuclear rockets in development, such as Project Icarus.

Drax’s brief time in Namibia was added after the 1961 capture of Josef Mengele in that region.

Regarded as a weaker entry in the series.

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Diamonds are Forever (1965)

Bond is sent to Sierra Leone to investigate a diamond smuggling operation into Cuba.

Bond, under the alias Peter Frank, meets with his contact, Tiffany Case (Lena Jones*), and saves her from assassins Wint and Kidd. Case tells Bond that the diamonds are being smuggled by the “Spangled Gang”, purportedly a Cuban Mafia gang run by “Jack Spang”.

Bond subsequently tracks the diamonds to a racetrack in Southern France. There, he meets his old ally and fellow JSB agent Rene Mathis (Christian Martin), who is betting on the horses. Bond and Mathis battle Wint and Kidd when they attempt to murder the jockey, another smuggler Mathis had attempted to bribe. Bond and Mathis kill Wint, but before Wint dies, Wint gives the address of Spang’s casino in Havana.

Bond arrives in Havana, but is accosted by Spang’s men, and brought before him. There, it’s revealed that “Jack Spang” is none other than Felix Leiter (John Vernon). Leiter congratulates Bond on killing some of DIT8R’s best agents, but says that it was for naught. The diamond smuggling was an extended scheme to build a satellite with a laser powerful enough to level cities to ensure Comintern domination of the Earth. He has also captured Tiffany Case, and has his men kill them while he checks on the project.

Bond overcomes the men, and he and Tiffany head into the research lab beneath the casino. He and Kidd do battle, while Tiffany tries to destroy the laser using codes taken from Leiter’s office.

Bond pushes Kidd into an experimental laser, while the codes are able to destroy the satellite as the laser is about to activate. Bond and Case escape on a cruise back to London, but Leiter enters their room. Leiter and Bond do battle, but Bond is able to throw Leiter overboard.

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Note: First and only appearance of John Vernon as Felix Leiter. Terence Young directs.

Book villain Jack Spang (an actual Cuban mobster) made to Leiter (an American agent posing as a Cuban mobster)

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Goldfinger (1967)

Bond foils a drug smuggling attempt by PanAmerican intelligence. He is subsequently relaxing in Belize, when he receives a new assignment from M. His long-time enemy Felix Leiter (William Shatner) has been seen with financier Auric Goldfinger (Gert Forbe). Goldfinger has been smuggling gold across borders, which has been causing gold prices to flucuate, threatening a depression. Bond needs to figure out how he’s been doing so, and what DIT8R has to do with it.

Bond plays canasta with Goldfinger, and finds that he was cheating with the help of his assistant Jill Masterton (Shirley Eaton), and humiliates Goldfinger. He also sleeps with Masterton, before Goldfinger’s Korean assistant Oddjob (Harold Chang*) attacks him and knocks him out. When he awakens, he finds that Masterton has been painted gold, killing her.

Bond then meets with Goldfinger in a golf course in Kent, where Bond challenges Goldfinger using a Nazi Gold Bar as the reward and bests him again. Bond then tails Goldfinger’s Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost in his Aston Martin to the airfield, where Leiter is waiting for him. He then hears their conversation, revealing that Goldfinger has a “special way” of transportating gold, and of “Operation Grand Slam”, which involves radiation. Leiter warns Goldfinger about dealing with “Public Enemy No.1” (referring to Bond)

Bond then heads to Geneva, where it’s revealed that the Rolls-Royce had gold armor plating, which is then recast into airplane seats, and smuggled worldwide. Then, Tilly (Tania Mallet), Jill’s sister, arrives to assassinate Goldfinger, avenging Jill’s death. Bond tries to save her from Oddjob, but Bond is bested again, and the two are captured

Bond is strapped to a solid gold table, with an industrial laser prepared to split him in half. Leiter taunts Bond, claiming that soon, his beloved homeland will fall, and Communism will prevail. He then leaves, and Goldfinger arrives to watch Bond’s demise. However, Bond convinces Goldfinger that he will work for him, which Goldfinger accepts.

Bond awakens on a Pan-American flight piloted by Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), a former WFRAAF pilot and head of the all-female “Flying Circus” of pilots for DIT8R. He is taken to Paris, where Goldfinger grandly reveals his plan to several crime figures: steal the gold from the Banque de France, use radiation from a dirty bomb Leiter supplied him with to kill the guards, and devalue it, making Goldfinger’s gold more valuable, and causing the gold standard across Europe to collapse.

Luckily, Bond is able to contact his French JSB counterpart Rene Mathis, who organizes the police to raid the Banque as the scheme is going down. Bond is able to overcome and kill Oddjob, but Goldfinger escapes, killing Tilly in the process.

Bond heads back to London, only to find that his BOAC-Air France plane has been hijacked by the Flying Circus. Goldfinger and Galore confront Bond, but Bond breaks a window, killing Goldfinger by depressurization. However, Galore manages to escape, contacting Leiter that the mission has failed.

Bond lands the plane successfully.

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Notes: First appearance of William Shatner as Leiter. Return of Guy Hamilton

The novel had Pussy Galore lead a squadron of lesbian Proletarian Guards who worked directly under Leiter in the novel. The film changed it to WFRAAF and removed explicit references, but the implication is still there.

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Thunderball (1969)

While relaxing at Switzerland (forced by M because of Bond’s excessive lifestyle), Bond meets Count Lippe (Anthony Liu*), a Machau criminal who knows Bond by “reputation”, but is fairly cryptic about his “particular occupation.” Bond is later accosted by Lippe, but defeats him.

Undaunted, Lippe proceeds with his mission. He makes contact with Giuseppe Petacchi (Pierre Duval*), a member of the Royal Italian Air Force, who is given credentials to enter the Cazaux Air Base as an “European” observer to the Franco-British Avro Vulcan test flight.

Petacchi seizes control of the Vulcan from the crew, and lands the craft in the Bahamas, where it’s intercepted by South Italian mafia boss Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi). Largo has Petacchi and Lippe killed (the latter because of his immature fight with Bond) on orders of his boss, “Number One”.

When Bond returns to M’s office, he is shocked to see Felix Leiter speaking with M, and attempts to fight him, but M stops and explains: a mysterious terrorist organization called SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) has stolen four nuclear weapons (two American and Soviet missiles, and two Franco-British bombs stolen from the Avro Vulcan), and has threatened in letters to the leaders of those nations to bomb major cities unless all parties agree to pay a ransom of 100 billion dollars. Thus, it was deemed necessary for the JSB and Section 1 to set aside their differences and pool their resources in “Operation Thunderball” to stop SPECTRE.

Despite their longtime mutual animosity (as Bond demonstrates with the ‘S’ scar on his hand), M forces Bond and Leiter to work together to stop SPECTRE. The two reluctantly agree to team up.

They are dispatched to the Bahamas, where they are assigned to search for Petacchi, the last person logged into the Vulcan theft. While Leiter heads to the morgue to inspect the body, Bond manages to tracks Dominetta "Domino" Vitali (Claudine Augur), Petacchi’s sister. Bond then sees her partner: Emilio Largo aboard the ship Disco Volante. Domino believes that Largo is a treasure hunter.

Meanwhile, Leiter recognizes the assassination as being by Largo, and subsequently realizes who is really behind SPECTRE. He goes to warn Bond.

Bond reveals the truth about Petacchi’s death to Domino, and the two attempt to find the bombs on the Disco Volante using the Geiger Counter, only for Largo and his men to attack them. Bond and Domino are captured and tortured, with Largo alluding to “Number One” having the upper hand.

Leiter manages to locate the captured Avro Vulcan, and with the help of the Revolutionary Coast Guard, secures it for Thunderball. They then raid the Disco Volante, rescuing Bond and Domino. Largo escapes aboard the Volante’s submarine, likely with the two Comintern missiles.

Leiter reveals that “Number One” is very likely a Polish-Greek gun runner and former Nazi collaborator named “Blofeld”, who had switched sides during the war and helped Comintern intelligence during the Eastern Front, and later the Greek Civil War and the Berlin strike. Eventually, however, he would split with them, and built his own organization from his criminal contacts, including the South Italian Mafia, where he recruited Largo.

Bond and Leiter pursue Largo (who is trying to launch the missiles to Miami) aboard the WFRN Submarine May Day, and a battle ensues between Largo’s men and the crew. Largo and Bond battle underwater as the missiles fall out of the submarine. Bond disarms them, but is too weak underwater to fight Largo. Just as Largo achieves the upper hand, however, Leiter kills Largo with a spear gun.

Bond and Leiter recover in Miami, with confirmation that all of SPECTRE’s captured weapons have been disarmed. Domino comes to comfort the two. Leiter leaves, needing to write up a report for Section 1, but recommends a good restaurant for the two.

Meanwhile, Blofeld (shown in shadow on his desk) expresses his disappointment with Largo to fellow SPECTRE lieutenants, but says that he “is not done yet”

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Notes: Terence Young directs

Thunderball adaptation deemed necessary as detente became more apparent. First appearance of Ernst Starvo Blofeld as a common enemy for Comintern and the AFS.

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The Man with the Golden Gun (1972)

A package is sent to the JSB headquarters in Paris, with a single gold bullet, with “007” etched into it. M believes that it is the work of Dominican assassin Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Plummer), a DITR8R agent referred to as the "Man with the Golden Gun", because of his gold plated Colt .45, which fires solid gold bullets.

Against M’s wishes, Bond heads to Jamaica to kill Scaramanga. He meets Scaramanga in a Jamaican borello, disguised as a local security expert, and is hired to guard Scaramanga’s meeting with “investors”, under the control of his assistant Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize), who was the one who initially delivered the bullet to the JSB.

Scaramanga is involved in a hotel development on the island. His “investors” are mostly DITR8R agents and other Comintern spies, as well as local criminals. Bond learns of their plan to use the hotel to secretly grow drugs. This is part of a larger scheme to destabilize the capitalist countries in the Caribbean, by devaluating Jamaican and Cuban sugar (increasing the value of Haitian and Dominican sugar as a result), and sending drugs they grow into Cuba, British and French Guyana and Belize, thus eventually causing enough discontent to start a revolution, and destroy Franco-British control of the region

However, Bond's cover is blown by Scaramanga’s DITR8R contact: Felix Leiter, who overpowers Bond, and captures him on behalf of Scaramanga. Leiter explains that his plan to lure Bond had succeeded (he was the one who convinced Scaramanga to send the bullet). Scaramanga plans to eliminate Bond by the end of the weekend to impress Leiter and the “investors” during a visit to Scaramanga’s private island.

However, Bond is able to break his bonds right as Scaramanga is about to kill him. Bond proceeds to wipe out the other conspirators, while Leiter escapes.

However, Scaramanga proposes an interesting proposition: a duel within the swamp. Bond with his Walther PPK and Scaramanga with the Golden Gun. Nick Nack officiates that it would take twenty paces. The duel ends with Bond killing Scaramanga, achieving his initial mission, though injured by Scaramanga’s poisoned bullet.

However, Leiter grabs the Golden Gun. Leiter and Bond decide to do a duel to settle their rivalry. Again, twenty paces. However, when Bond turns, Leiter escapes into Scaramanga’s mansion. Wounded, Bond pursues him, which results in an epic shootout within the strange funhouse within it, complete with mirrors. While Leiter makes another hit on Bond, Bond manages to shoot Leiter several times, finally killing him.

Bond, barely alive and with a face injury, manages to get a Entente Air Force helicopter (with Rene Mathis) to rescue him.
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Notes: Final appearance of McGoohan as Bond and Shatner as Leiter

Written by Roald Dahl

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Richard Burton (unofficial, 1974)

Dark Woods (1974)

Commander Donovan Zebulon Becker (Cary Grant), a high ranking official within the JSB, heads into the United Republics, and begins meeting with members of various right wing rebel groups, listed in the “Dark Woods” Dossier as deep cover agents or informants. Becker subsequently activates them using a phrase from Robert Frost’s “"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", and sends them to blow up numerous secret American intelligence locations, causing confusion for the Secretary of Public Safety, Martin O'Dowd (Sean Cinnéide)

JSB British section head M (John Huston) sends their prime agent James Bond (Richard Burton), a cold-blooded patriot with a “License to Kill”, to hunt down and kill Becker, to preserve the status of Detente.
Meanwhile, O’Dowd recruits an older agent, Rebecca O'Hickey (Grace Kelly) to get to the bottom of the incident. O’Hickey had relationships with both Becker and Bond during various escapades.

O’Hickey and Bond cross paths, and given their common goals, they team up to find Becker, though Bond aggressively tries to pursue a sexual relationship with her as he tried to do in the 50’s.

Eventually, they determine that Becker is activating agents based on the first letter of their hometown and spelling out his name through the targets. With that in mind, the two are able to determine that he will activate an agent in Zion, Illinois. Bond shoots him in the head, seemingly ending the mission.

At the hotel room, O’Hickey seems to give herself to Bond, only to reveal that she was setting up his arrest as an enemy agent.

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Notes: American unofficial use of Bond, based on the novel “Telephone” by Walter Wagner[8], with Bond replacing the main JSB agent “Walter Lynn” featured in that book. Relatively accurate to the book

Final film role for Grace Kelly, before accepting the position of Los Angeles Cultural Secretary.

Part of the “Anti-Bond” genre sprung up in response to the Red Scare Niven and McGoohan years. However, because the portrayal is closer to Fleming’s original interpretation, Bond fans have unofficially adopted it as canon, at least to the original Fleming canon. Indeed, the 2017 Anthony Horowitz novel Death Lotus references the events of the film and Bond’s subsequent rescue from American incarceration, and The Updated Authorized Biography of 007 in 2003 states that “Walter Lynn” in the novel was an alias used in the book to avoid embarrassment for American intelligence.



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Caine era (1974-1981)

Joint Defense(1974)

Bond wakes up in a JSB hospital, with M explaining that his injuries and scars were so severe that he needed plastic surgery and extensive reconstruction, including his voice. He sees his new face, and is impressed.

SPECTRE has reemerged, and M forces Bond to investigate. Eventually, he meets a woman named Contessa Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo (Brigette Bardot), who he saves from committing suicide over a beach cliff and meets her again at a casino. However, Bond is accosted by some things, and brought before Union Corse boss Marc-Angle Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti), who tells Bond that Tracy is his only daughter, and offers him 1 million Entente dollars in exchange for Bond marrying her. Bond refuses, though will romance Tracy more, with the stipulation that Draco find Blofeld for him.

Draco is able to locate Blofeld in Bern, Switzerland, where he has been corresponding with a geneticist at the College of Arms, Sir Hillary Bray, (George Baker), under the alias “Comte Balthazar de Bleuville”. Bond poses as Bray, and meets Blofeld (Donald Pleasance) and his assistent Irma Bunt (Julie Ege) at his Pia Gloria headquarters.

Blofeld has been receiving treatment to surgically alter himself to elude authorities, and has been assembling a group of women from worldwide to cure of their livestock and food allergies, only to brainwash them to send biological diseases across the world.

Blofeld reveals he knows Bonds true identity, and Bond escapes by skiing down the Pia Gloria, fighting off SPECTRE operatives, before coming to a village at the bottom. There, he encounters Tracy, who says her father had told Bond would be there. Exhausted to fight off the remaining agents, Bond is led to the airport by Tracy. Impressed by her resourcefulness and tenacity, Bond proposes, which Tracy accepts.

Upon his return to Paris, he learns from M that Blofeld intends to use the women to destroy agriculture worldwide, unless a ransom is paid. Without support from the JSB, Bond is forced to rely on Draco and his Union Corse men to attack and destroy Blofeld’s headquarters.

Tracy and Bond marry in Lauterbrunnen, the village where Bond arrived, and they head off to South Italy for their honeymoon. However, Blofeld and Bunt are able to attack their car, and kill Tracy.

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Notes: First appearance of Michael Caine as James Bond (who turned down the role in 1968). Guy Hamilton returns to direct.

Close to the novel. Second in the “SPECTRE film tetrology.

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Commander Moon (1978)

Still despondent over the death of Tracy, Bond is sulking in a Parisian nightclub outside the JSB headquarters. Thus, only too late does he see several Indian men kidnap M. He gives chase, but they manage to escape.

Determined to find him, Bond tracks them to Ceylon, where he and a local JSB agent named Anil (Amjad Khan) look at local low-lifes in search of the men.
Eventually, they are able to track down one of the men who kidnapped M (C. Ramachandra*), and chase him through Colombo, capturing him and holding him in the JSB station in Kandy to interrogate him.

The man, a former soldier in the Indian Army, says that he was sent by his former officer Commander Chandra (Amrish Puri) along with others in his platoon, to stalk M, and capture him while he was working. The man said that Chandra had designs for a location in Madrid, though doesn’t say what Chandra’s intent with M is.

Bond finds that the location is hosting a conference between the United Republics and the Franco-British Union, hosted by the Kingdom of Spain.

Bond is captured again, only to find that it is agents of the Main Intelligence Directorate (the UASR’s military intelligence). Bond meets Alexandria Castillo (Stefania Scozzafava*), a Spanish communist within the organization, who tells him the MID chief in Madrid was kidnapped, and suspected JSB involvement. Bond realizes that Chandra’s men had also kidnapped the chief, and convinces the agents of such. Alexandria attempts to warn the local Section 1 station chief, but is dismissed as “ another Stavka meddler”. Sure enough, a bomb set by one of Chandra’s explodes at the Sec1 station, killing the chief and many others. Bond and Castillo team up to figure out his plan.

The two catch up to another one of Chandra’s men (Pranav Pandya*) who set the bomb, and learn of his plan: Commander Chandra, a disillusioned Indochina veteran turned agent of SPECTRE, is carrying out a plan by Blofeld to disrupt the conference, and blackmail the two sides using the bodies as bait.

Castillo recruits her uncle Escobar (Luis Ramon*), a Republican veteran of the Spanish Civil War and World War II, to help, given that Nazi war criminal Von Richter (Klaus Kiniski), whose atrocities Escobar witnessed, is involved with Chandra.

Bond and Escobar attempt to attack Chandra’s base, but are overwhelmed and captured. Bond is brutally tortured by Chandra, in order to kill and disfigure him to intimidate the British side. However, one of Chandra’s women (Zaheera) frees Bond, who stabs Chandra, and learns from Escobar that Von Richter intends to blast the conference with a mortar.

While Bond searches the complex for M and the MID chief, Alexandria and Escobar find and kill von Richter before he can use the mortar, saving the conference.

Bond eventually finds the two, but a still-alive Chandra attacks him, resulting in a battle that ends with Bond stabbing Chandra in the heart.

Bond is offered a medal by the UASR, which he declines, but Alexandria is promoted within Stavka ranks. Bond is determined to find and finish Blofeld off.

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Notes: Directed by Francois Truffuant . Written by Kingsley Amis and Roald Dahl.

Based on Amis’ post-Fleming novel of the same name (published under Robert Markem). Details were changed (since India has calmed down from the Red Summers, Commander Chandra was changed from a left-leaning nationalist to a SPECTRE agent), but it is close to the book.

Regarded as one of the darker films in the series.

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You Only Live Twice (1981)

Still embittered by the death of Tracy, Bond accepts a mission to investigate the crash of a Franco-British spacecraft in the Sea of Japan. M suspects that the Socialist Republic of Nippon is behind it.

After his arrival in Tokyo, Bond is then captured by the Nipponese Secret Police, and taken to their headquarters where their commanding officer, “Tiger” Tanaka (James Suzuki*), interrogate Bond. Tanaka realizes through Bond’s confusion that he and the JSB were not behind the destruction of a Nippon-Soviet satellite that had also crashed in the Sea of Japan. Tanaka suspected that a “Doctor Shatterhand” on the island of Kyushu was responsible. Shatterhand had been bribing the local nomenklatura to leave him alone in his reconstructed Edo period castle, but Tanaka had been investigating him on behalf of the Party.

Bond realizes that Shatterhand and his wife are none other than Blofeld and Bunt. Bond and Tanaka agree to team up investigate Blofeld (Bond hoping to finally exact revenge on them)

Tanaka and fellow agent Kissy Suzuki (Mia Chi*) pose as local bureaucrats visiting on an inspection. As Irma Bunt gives them a tour, Bond sneaks into the castle, and finds the center, where Blofeld is sending communiques to spacecraft, causing them to crash. Bond is then accosted by Blofeld’s army of ninjas, and is captured.

Blofeld (dressed in Samurai garb) holds him, Tanaka, and Suzuki over his large garden, and reveals his final plan: crash spacecraft and kidnap their astronauts to blackmail the powers into giving SPECTRE de facto control of their nations. The garden opens up to reveal a pirhana tank.

Suzuki is able to free Bond and Tanaka, and they are able to swing to the side. While Tanaka and Suzuki go to find the kidnapped astronauts, Bond goes to confront Blofeld. They agree to a duel. Bond armed with a wooden stick, Blofeld with his samurai gear and sword. The two do an elaborate duel, while Tanaka and Suzuki fight off several SPECTRE assassins before freeing the astronauts.

Bond finally defeats and kills Blofeld by angrily strangling him when Blofeld brings up Tracy. However, Bunt then activates a self-destruct button, which forces Bond and the two Japanese to outrun an explosion, and fall over the cliff as the castle explodes.

Bond ends up with severe injuries and amnesia.

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Notes: Final film starring Michael Caine as James Bond, Donald Pleasance as Blofeld and Bernard Lee as M (the latter having died right before the film’s release)

Plot heavily changed in the aftermath of the 1979 Crisis (originally, Blofeld’s plan involved starting a nuclear war between the powers, which would allow SPECTRE to take over the remnants).

Final film in the SPECTRE tetrology. The renewed Red Scare convinced the producers to bring back DITR8R for the next few films.



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Neill era (1983-1985)

The Living Daylights (1983)

Bond has had plastic surgery again due to his injuries. He’s been living with Kissy Suzuki, who hasn’t revealed his identity to keep him to herself. Meanwhile, Tanaka (who has since gone to work for DITR8R) has been subtly brainwashing Bond into becoming a double agent, and eventually sends him to assassinate the new M (John Gieglud). However, Bond is caught and deprogrammed.

Needing to reprove his own worth as an agent, Bond is sent to East Rome, to help a South Italian JSB agent, Ronaldo (Giancarlo Giannini) escape, and safeguard his departure from a Section 1 assassin named “Trigger”. As he sits in his post, he takes note of an orchestra, and in particular, a blonde cellist (Maryam d’Abo). Just as Ronaldo is about to cross, Bond sees Trigger about to shoot, and just as he’s taking aim, shoots the assassin’s rifle instead.

M chews Bond out for not killing the assassin, but Bond reveals that he didn’t shoot because the assassin was a woman. The blonde cellist.

In the meantime, Ronaldo reveals that he had been investigating a fake Fabrage egg that was circulating within the GUGB offices in Rome. M notes that a real Fabrege egg was indeed about to be auctioned at Sotheby’s.

Bond goes to the auction, and encounters Gogol (John Rhys-Davies), the resident head of the GUGB in London. Gogol purposely underbids, and Bond realizes that the egg is part of a larger scheme. While Bond exposes Gogol and has him expelled, he sees the same blonde assassin introduced as the owner of the egg, “Maria Freudenstein”.

Gogol reveals that he intended to pay off a Pied Noir arms dealer (Audrey Pretre*) who was helping DITR8R operations in Algeria. Gogol is sent back to the Soviet Union, but “Maria” shoots him at Heathrow.

Bond and his frequent ally Rene Mathis ( Jean-Louis Trintignant) fly down to besieged Algiers to confront the arms dealer, only to find her dead, and they are attacked by Algerian insurgents, who take them to their leader: GUGB agent and new DITR8R leader Pushkin (Jeroen Krabbé), introduced earlier in the film in East Rome.

DITR8R intends to use a new cobalt bomb to destroy Algiers, which likely spark a downfall of the region. The arms dealer was meant to procure the material needed for it

Bond frees himself, and confronts Pushkin at the converted mosque they are operating out of. Bond dumps Pushkin into the cooling vat, which disrupts the process, and destroys the facility.

Bond escapes in time, but encounters Trigger again, and chases after her. He has a battle with her before she subdues him, revealing her real name: Tatiana Leiter. Bond killed her father, Felix. She then escapes into sewers, leaving Bond to wonder.

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Notes: First appearance of Sam Neill as James Bond and John Gieglud as M. Neill was recruited after the producers were impressed with his performance in Reilly, Ace of Spies (Sidney Reilly being one of James Bond’s main inspirations)

Takes elements from “The Man with the Golden Gun” (the opening coming from the novel), “The Living Daylights”, and “Property of a Lady” (short stories taken from Octopussy and the Living Daylights).

First appearance of Trigger, taken from several book characters: “Natalia Leiter” introduced in John Gardner’s For Special Services , “Trigger” from “the Living Daylights”, and Tatiana Romanova from From Russia With Love


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Octopussy (1985)

Bond learns that his old ski instructor, Hans Oberhauser (Werner Herzog) has been killed in an accident in the Austrian Alps. Bond goes to send his condolences. At the funeral is World War II hero and Bond’s old commanding officer Major Devon Smythe (John Hurt).

Smythe invites Bond to his cabin, where he has been living for the past 10 years. Smythe admits that he often goes up to the mountains. He laments that he and Oberhauser had a “disagreement”. He feeds his pet blue-ringed octopus: Octopussy, and talks about the “deceptive beauty” of the octopus, a beauty that can kill.

Bond gets a late night call from M, stating that there is evidence that Smythe may have been behind the murder, and of his history meeting with American and Soviet agents going back to the war.

Bond goes to confront a drunken Smythe, where he admits that he has been an American agent for 40 years, recruited at Cambridge. He had found a Nazi gold cache with Oberhauser’s help, and the two sold off the gold to DITR8R for years. However, their newest scheme led to a crisis of conscience, and an argument that ended with Smythe killing Oberhauser. Bond decides to respect his memory, and gives him a choice between suicide and court martial.

Smythe chooses suicide, but not before telling Bond that DITR8R’s new scheme was an act of “deceptive beauty.”

Sure enough, Bond looks under Octopussy’s tank to find the plans for “Operation Octopussy”. Toxins are circulated in the mail to key figures in government and business, specifically to poison them, and lead them to an economic collapse.

Bond follows the clues to Cairo, where he finds the Octopussy facility in a pyramid. The head of the project, East German Dr. Heinrich (John Cleese) states that they intend to make their first launch in Paris, through their agent, dating a government clerk.

007 subsequently heads to Paris to warn said clerk of her boyfriend’s involvement. He gets a location, but just as he tries to confront the boyfriend, Trigger appears again and shoots him.

Left to investigate on his own, he remembers that Smythe alluded to a warehouse where he had bought Octopussy, and finds the toxin producing facility. Bond and Rene Mathis assemble the Parisian police for a raid. Bond battles Dr. Heinrich, before he shoots him into the vat, causing an explosion.

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Notes: Final appearance of Sam Neill as Bond and John Gieglud as M (the former because new MGM owner Ted Kennedy felt he wasn’t right for the role, the latter because he demanded more money).

Elements taken from “Octopussy” and “007 in Toronto” (The other two short stories in Octopussy and the Living Daylights)

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Hamilton era (1986-1993)

From Russia with Love (1986)

SMERSH, the Soviet equivalent to DITR8R, has sent a death warrant to 007 following the death of a GUGB colonel at his hands in East Rome. To this end, they recruit psychaotic Irish Republican Army insurgent Donovan “Red” Grant (Pierce Brosnan), fiercely anti-British and wanted for anti-dominion activities and DITR8R’s Tatiana “Trigger” Leiter (Valerie Anton*), an American-Soviet dual citizen (through her mother). SMERSH planner Kronsteen (Walter Gotell) and Commander Rosa Klebb (Helen Mirren) plan the attack out. (The former two are not mentioned by name and are shown in silhouette nor is the plan set out).

Leiter poses under her birth name, Tatiana Romanova, a cypher clerk at the Soviet embassy in Cairo. Romanova communicates that she wishes to defect with a “Spektor decoder”, which is much desired by the JSB. Romanova specifically requests that James Bond be sent, claiming that she “fell in love with Bond,” through a picture

M is suspicious, but sends Bond, given the value of a Spektor cypher. Bond finds he has chemistry with Karim (Adrian Shah*), the local JSB chief.

Bond meets Romanova, and along with Karim, take Spektor aboard a Egypt-Sudan Railways train down to Nairobi, where they will catch a flight to Paris. She attempts to have several SMERSH assassins kill Bond, but Bond overpowers most of them

While Romanova charms Bond, Grant, posing as fellow JSB agent named Nash, keeps an eye on the two. Finally, Grant murders Karim, and subdues Bond, grandly revealing his identity and hatred for the British. Bond manages to move a cigarette case into his breast pocket, so after Grant shoots and gloats to Bond, Bond is able to make a surprise attack, killing Grant.

Romanova flees with Bond to Nairobi, and from there to Paris. They are set up in a hotel where the Spektor transfer is expected to happen. Romanova seduces Bond, and distracts him long enough that Klebb is able to sneak in (tipped off by Romanova), whereupon Tatiana reveals that she is “Trigger”, having had some “alterations” since their last encounter.

Bond fights the two women, with Klebb attempting to use a poisoned switchblade. Tatiana holds him long enough for Klebb to attack, but Bond is able to defeat Klebb for Parisian police to arrest her, while Trigger makes a getaway. Bond collapses.

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First appearance of Anthony Hamilton as Bond and Ian Holm as M.

Significantly changed from the novel (including the change in Tatiana Romanova and the setting from Istanbul to Cairo).

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1988)

Bond is sent to Vancouver to warn Vivenne Havelock(Andrea Thomas*) a local government file clerk, that her boyfriend Sol Horowitz (Jerry Goldsmith*) is a DITR8R agent nicknamed “Horror”, his steel capped teeth being his main weapon.

Sure enough, Horror attacks Bond in the hotel room where she lives, with a horrified Vivenne watching. Bond manages to fight him off, and flees with Martin, while Horror give chase.

They manage to reach their post and return to Paris for debriefing by Aristotle Kristanos (Julian Glover), a longtime JSB veteran, who it’s revealed that Vivenne’s parents are old friends of M, but they have been killed in the Caribbean. Through the experience, Vivenne and Bond form a romantic relationship.

M orders Bond to investigate the deaths of the Havelocks in the Bahamas, seemingly at the hands of an assassin Gonzales (Stefan Kalipha) and his employer, drug dealer Enrico Columbo (James Reyes*). Bond heads to the Caribbean, while Vivenne starts work as a clerk in the agency.

Bond makes good work of Gonzales at their Havana mansion, and confronts Columbo, only to learn that he was under orders, through “an old associate” from Herr von Hammerstein (Charles Dance), a rumored ex-Nazi turned brutal East German agent, and that the Havelocks had stumbled across something that could “change the balance of the Cold War”. Bond is then knocked out by Horror.

Back in Paris, Vivenne comes across Kristanos making a call to von Hammerstein, stating that they have “succeeded at retrieving the ATAC”, and reveals that he is a DITR8R agent by stating their motto: “ Smert' Shpionam”. She confronts him, and he attempts to kill her, only for her to shoot from her personal handgun.

Bond is taken to von Hammerstein’s dacha near Epcot, Florida[2], which has gadgets for him to use. He takes a hot stick, and burns Bond in the neck, while revealing his plot: to retrieve a newly discovered Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC), used to command Entente nuclear submarines, and give it to the Americans for use. Von Hammerstein tells Horror to finish Bond off, only for Bond to turn the tables and kill him.

Von Hammerstein and Bond have a battle, but he’s shot with a crossbow by Vivenne, who had tracked Bond to warn him about the plot. The two share a romantic, if tense moment, in the beach.

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Notes:

Plot elements taken from the titular novel as well as “For Your Eyes Only,” and “Risico” from From A View to Kill

Received poorly as neo-Detente gradually began to take shape.

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For Special Services (1991)

Tatiana Romanova “Trigger” Leiter tails Scorpius (Franco Nero), an ex-NBI agent and far-right arms dealer tied to terrorist acts in the United Republics, through Marseilles. He is suspected as the man behind the theft of a code key to an American submarine tracking system. She sees him met an individual identified as Walter Luxor (Gerard Depardieu), a French businessman. Luxor remarks on Scorpius’ “efficiency” at getting the submarine, and states that Number One would be very pleased. To her shock, a man wearing the uniform of an American politico (Timothy Dalton) arrives, and Luxor notes to him that Scorpius was successful. Leiter attempts to take out Luxor, but Scorpius saves him, and she is forced to give chase through Luxor’s mansion. They escape with a man on a helicopter - with the SPECTRE symbol on it.

Kronsteen identifies the man as Markus Bismaquer, a Texas apparatchik under investigation by intelligence agencies around the world as the successor to Blofeld as head of SPECTRE. Leiter is then sent to Luxor’s home in Rio de Janeiro.

Sure enough, Bond is already there to investigate the disappearance of several scientists associated with the “Blue Skies” military initiative, which involves a massive satellite network to monitor any potential nuclear launches and warn any European submarines of a potential attack. Luxor had lured several of the scientists there under the guise of a fundraiser at his lavish mansion.

Leiter sees Bond, and tries to eliminate him. After a battle, they learn that they are both trying to investigate Luxor, and their superiors decide on a truce, much like during Thunderball. Leiter reluctantly agrees to team-up with Bond, but states that she will kill him afterwards to avenge her father.

Posing as an ornithologist and his wife, the two agents successfully infiltrate Luxor’s mansion, and while Bond mingles with Luxor to gain access to Bismarquer, Leiter inspects the mansion in search of clues for the SPECTRE plot. She accidentally comes across Nena Bismarquer (Minnie Driver), Markus’ wife, who tells Leiter of her husband’s love of rare prints. Leiter poses as an appraiser, and is invited to his “underwater dacha” near Key West.

Bond and Leiter travel to the dacha, and meet Bismarquer and Nena. While they inspect the prints, Bismarquer also reveals he’s a car enthusiast, and Bismarquer and Bond engage in an impromptu car racer.

Leiter finds the captured systems in a vast mission control center, with numerous satellites, under the name “Operation Watch the Skies” and when she tries to report it to her superiors, Nena knocks her out.

Bond wins the car race. Bismarquer is impressed and flirts with Bond, but quickly subdues him. Markus tries to have an intimate moment with Nena, but she shoots him as a “weakling”, especially for his affairs “with everyone”.

The two wake up tied up over a shark tank, with the “High Council of SPECTRE” watching them. They’re shocked that Nena is the real leader of SPECTRE, until she reveals her maiden name: Blofeld.

She gives the two a demonstration of Operation Watch the Skies: Seize control of military satellites (through agents within the “Northern Aerospace Defense Command[3] and “Operation Blue Skies”) and send communiques to nuclear submarines across the world, causing a nuclear war, which will allow SPECTRE to seize control of the planet.

Nena has taken a liking to Leiter, both romantically and personally. Nena tries to convince her to join them in their cause, noting how she lost both her parents in espionage and how both of them lost their fathers to Bond. Leiter refuses, and is subsequently kidnapped, when they leave to activate the systems under the sea. Bond is dropped in the shark tank, but he swims to safety by cutting one of the guards and leaving him to be devoured.

Bond hacks into the computer, and locates the bunker dead center in the Atlantic. Bond overcomes several SPECTRE assassins, before cutting off power, stopping the scheme and confronting Nena, who is holding Leiter hostage. However, Nena easily overpowers Bond, and is about to kill him, only for Leiter to shot her using Bond’s gun.

Bond and Leiter escape the self destruction of the base. As they look at the explosion, Leiter draws Bond in for a long, intimate kiss, before they’re picked up on a WFRN helicopter.

On a carrier, Leiter is recalled to Deleon-Debs for a report. She tells Bond she’ll kill him another day, and the kiss was just to “relieve tension”. M and Bond then talk, whereupon Bond reveals he was wearing a bulletproof vest the whole time.

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Notes: Final appearance of Trigger

Adapted from John Gardner’s post-Fleming novel of the same name. Script by Gardner himself. Plot elements also from the original draft of You Only Live Twice (SPECTRE starting a nuclear war), and Scorpius.

Introduces Scorpius, based in part on former NBI agent turned fascist arms dealer Lewis Coates (whose codenames included “Zodiac” and “Gemini”), who was connected with the assassinations of Americuban president Jay Rockefeller in 1988 and Pope Innocent XVIII in 1990. (The real Coates purportedly loved the character, and later took the name in later deals)

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License Renewed (1993)

Scorpius has arisen again, this time teaming up with a rogue French nuclear scientist named Anton Murik (Claude Herm*), fired from the Entente Atomic Energy Commission[4] for his belief that nuclear energy can be made easier and more efficient.

Meanwhile, M tells Bond that with Neo-Detente underway, that the 00 program has been discontinued, but states that Bond is a “troubleshooter”, that he’ll keep around, without official sanctioning to kill. M subsequently sends Bond to Murik’s mansion in the south of France, where Bond poses as a mercenary for hire.

Bond gains the trust of Murik by killing an West German assassin sent after him. (West German assassin was actually a JSB agent), and is invited to help him with his mission.

The two fly down to French Guiana, where Murik is building his new nuclear facility. He states that this plant, while unregulated, will be a model “for the entire planet”. Bond is ordered to take out the head of the Commission, Lord Highsmith (Taylor Hickory*), who Murik will replace with his own daughter Lavender (Janine Smith-Huggins*), a prominent nuclear scientist unaware of her father’s scheme.

Scorpius, in turn, is ordered to kill a safety inspector at a recently refurbished Nigerian plant. This is part of Murik’s plan to cause a meltdown in six nuclear plants around the world, which will leave his model as the working standard. Bond is ordered to kill Scorpius to prevent any connections to him. However, Scorpius exposes Bond to Murik, and Bond is forced to flee his men, as Murik initiates the plan to cause the meltdown.

Bond, with Lavender’s help, is able to send codes that abort the plan, and Murik is arrested by Parisian police. However, Scorpius is still out there.

Bond’s success convinces the JSB to revive the 00 program.

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Notes: Final film starring Antony Hamilton (at the time, it was reported he left for “creative differences” with the producers, but years later, in 2011, he admitted that he had tested positive for HIV, and decided to take a sabbatical from acting)

Based on John Gardner book of the same name. Started production in 1985, but shelved when the Saint-Laurent Nuclear Disaster happened that same year [5]

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Neeson era (1995-2002)

White Dawn(1995)

Bond is sent to the war-torn country of Botswana to hunt down Eon Snyman (Dolph Lundgren), a Rhodesian intelligence operative wanted for the deaths of several figures in the FBU. Snyman is leading a group of other Afrikaans mercenaries who were displaced by the fall of South Africa, leading attacks on the East Africa Federation and the Congo on behalf of the Rhodesian government.

Bond poses as a Anglo-Rhodesian officer who is their new “liaison” (Bond having assassinated their real one). Bond subsequently sabotages them with the hopes of sending them to East Africa for extraction, also becoming close to Snyman’s daughter, Ava (Charlize Theron), who is more liberal than her brother. He learns that Snyman is being sent to procure an item of great significance for Rhodesia. However, Snyman grows suspicious, and finds the body of the real liaison.

Bond is captured and tortured by Snyman, and dumped in a small village almost dead. Luckily Bond is nursed back to health by local doctors.

Needing a different approach, Bond sneaks into a Tanzania military base where Snyman was to get the item, and watches as Snyman steals a hard drive.

Bond heads into Salisbury, where he finds General Franks (Peter O’Toole), the “Chief of State Security” congratulating Snyman on his success, and unveiling “Operation White Dawn”. The hard drive contained passwords to key government systems across the world. They plan to hack and shut down these systems, causing an economic crisis.

Bond is captured by Rhodesian security, and taunted by Franks. Joining him is Ava, who is revealed to be a member of the resistance. The two escape, and while Ava plants electromagnetic disruptors on the computer, Bond confronts Franks and Snyman. When Franks threatens to kill Ava for her resistance activities, despite his promise for a light sentence, Snyman shoots Franks in the head, only for Bond to shoot him non-lethally.

Operation White Dawn ends with a self-destruct button, so as Bond and Ava leads Snyman out of the building, it explodes behind them.

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Notes: First film starring Liam Neeson as Bond

First entirely original feature not based on a novel.

Eon Snyman based partially on Clive Derby-Lewis, a South African far-right politican turned Rhodesian intelligence officer, responsible for the 1993 murder of former Rhodesian Minister of Education Denis Walker in London.

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Icebreaker (1997)

Bond and his friend Rene Mathis (Michel Landers*) simply enjoying an early morning martini before the latter’s wedding, when several people arrive to accost them. Bond and Mathis makes good work of them, which impresses M. M states that Bond should qualify for a new joint operation called “Icebreaker”.

Scorpius, Bond’s new archrival, has been seen several times with Count Konrad von Gloda, a former West German officer dishonorably discharged for “misconduct”, and who has since formed the Neo-Nazi National Socialist Action Army (NSAA), which, with Scorpius’ help, had conducted terrorist attacks around the world, predominantly in Comintern.

Icebreaker, initiated by Section 1, hopes to team up agents to stop von Gloda. Bond and Mathis paired with several agents, including Section 1 “troubleshooter” Brad Tirpitz (Hugh Laurie), veteran GUGB agent Koyla Mosolov (Sean Connery), and Finnish born Shin Bet agent Paula Pulkkinen (Meri Oksanen*).

However, the plot immediately moves through a number of twists and double crosses. It’s revealed that “von Gloda” was actually Aarne Tudeer, a minor Finnish Nazi collaborator who reinvented himself as a West German Count, and subsequently rose within the West German Army. Paula is revealed to be his illegitimate daughter, something she admits, and states why she wants to take him down.

Eventually, Brad Tirplitz seems to betray his country when they are sent to von Gloda’s base in Finland, and allow Icebreaker to fall into von Gloda’s hands. Bond frees them, and has a battle with Scorpius, which ends with Bond getting stabbed in the knee. Mosolov takes Bond to the Soviet Union, seemingly to get healed. However, Bond learns it’s to actually have him arrested. Bond escapes over the border.

Mathis and Paula confront Tirplitz, who reveals his triple-cross: His betrayal was to get into von Gloda’s circle, and eliminate him when he least expected it. However, as Mathis and Tirplitz plan it out, Paula knocks the two out, and brings them to her father, revealing she was in on his whole scheme.

Von Gloda hopes to spark a new “Fourth Reich” to seize control of the world and eliminate communists and Jews off the face of the Earth. He hopes to do so with the gadgets procured for him by “Scorpius”.

Just as he is about to have the two executed, Bond arrives just in time to shoot von Gloda and Paula, and saves the team.

Bond and Mathis arrive in time for the latter’s wedding

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Notes: Based on John Gardner book of the same name, though changed heavily.

Final appearance of Ian Holm as M.

Known for the 1997 LEGO PlayCD[6] game of the same name, which would become something of a classic in the gaming community.

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The World is Not Enough (2000)

In Rio de Jaineiro’s Carnival, Bond is searching for Scorpius’ new contact: a pair of Neo-Integralist brothers named Pedro and Paolo (Teodoro Vila and Norberto Almeida), who are using the internet to steal money from various bank accounts across Europe and South Asia to fund their insurgency group in the Amazon (which Scorpius has been arming).

Bond chases the brothers through the roofs of Rio before catching up and shooting Paolo, causing him to fall. Pedro escapes, though not before vowing revenge.

Afterwards, Bond is at a party hosted by Kennedy Group owner Ted Kennedy (Ted Kennedy), where Bond meets the new M (Maggie Smith). He also meets Arthur Lingam (Malcolm McDowell), a Cuban born media mogul and owner of “Lingam Broadcasting”, a far right “TV tabloid”, and a critic of the JSB’s “acquiesence”. Lingam invites Bond to visit him at his hotel in Havana.

The new M subsequently assigns Bond to head to the Colombia-Venezuela border, where Scorpius is scheduled to meet with his neo-Integralist contacts. It’s revealed that the neo-Integralists are smuggling cocaine into Colombia. Bond injures Scorpio, though not before he is forced to flee, where upon he sees the name of John d’Abo (Simon Pegg), Lingam’s young computer engineer, among the donors to the neo-Integralists (d’Abo humiliated himself at the earlier party).

d’Abo, a cowardly and pathetic figure, is spotted talking with Pedro, and giving him an envelope. Bond easily coerces him at his mother’s London home into admitting that Lingam ordered him to give the money to the Integralists, list his name as a donor and not to reveal Lingam’s involvement.

Bond visits Lingam’s hotel, where he finds Pedro is staying. Bond goes to ambush Pedro, only to find Scorpius waiting for him. Pedro ambushes Bond, and knocks him out.

Bond wakes up to Lingam and Pedro at Lingam’s massive mansion (“a replica of the one our family lost in Texas”). Lingam grandly reveals that he had been using the Neo-Integralists in a plot to assassinate the Brazilian Emperor and pin on the Pan-American Confederation, resulting in a war (and a ratings boost for Lingam). Lingam leaves to check on the assassination

Bond manages to escape, besting Pedro. He meets with M at the Havana Airport, and heads down to Rio.

Bond tails Lingams car on his meeting with the Emperor, and as they shake hand, Bond manages to tackle the assassin right as he takes the shot, which goes to Lingam instead.

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Notes: First appearance of Maggie Smith as M.
Original, though taken from a proposed script from the late 70’s that satirized Howard Hughes and Richard Finlay.

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Scorpius (2002)

Against M’s wishes, Bond decides to take out Scorpius once and for all, when he blows up a cruise that Bond is on.

Bond tracks down Don Lowry (Joe Don Baker), Scorpius’ old boss in the NBI. Lowry describes how Scorpius (born Umberto Salvatore) rose up through the ranks as a most efficient agent, and later using this tenacity and prestige to become a prominent drug lord, and later tried to export his own reactionary ideology across the planet.

Lowry gives Bond the Brazilian based address of El General (Henry Dean Stanton), a Cuban army colonel who now runs the biggest drug empire in Latin America. El General taught Scorpius all he knew on gun running and drug dealing.

Bond heads to El General’s headquarters in the jungles, and is brought to his direct attention. El General explains that he bestowed the name Scorpius because of his single minded dedication to his goal, whether it was enforcing NBI law or being the most effective drug enforce in El General’s organization.

Just as El General is about to explain what Scorpius told him about his latest plans, he is assassinated by Scorpius. Bond gives chase through the ruins, only for Scorpius to disappear. El General only has one clue to be used: Rome.

Bond heads the West Rome, and learns that Scorpius has managed to smuggle an atomic bomb across the Tiber from East Rome. Bond tails the convoy all the way to Naples, where Scorpio unloads it into his vast mansion.

Bond then confronts Scorpius, and grandly announces that in 6 minutes, he will bomb the entire city of Rome, and take over Italy as its rightful ruler. However, Bond snatched the abort codes for the plan, and downloaded them already. Scorpius attempt to contact his pilot, but Bond fights back, resulting in a battle ending with Scorpius being shot over a cliff and falling towards the ocean.

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Notes: Final appearance of Liam Neeson as Bond and the final film in the “old” Eon continuity before the 2010 reboot.

Completely original script, though taking the name “Scorpius” from John Gardner’s book

“El General” based on Robert Whitesmith, a one-time White American officer turned Integralist advisor turned drug kingpin, who indeed advised Lewis Coates in his early years.

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Elba years (2010-)
Casino Royale (2010)

James Bond starts to earn his license to kill by assassinating the JSB station chief in Lagos (Omar Sy), who has been selling military secrets to the Congolese.

Meanwhile, Le Chiffree (Djimon Hounsou), a former CGT paymaster fired for “corruption”, is recruited by Section 1 to manage the funds of the Syndicat des Ouvriers d'Alsace, a Comintern affiliated union where Section 1 is “farming” potential spies. He is tasked by his contact, OP3 (seen only as a voice on a laptop, followed by the words “Smert' Shpionam”, (Death to Spies)), to invest the money provided by Comintern, which he does into an “high-end” online escort company, run by “The Colonel” (Nick Frost).

For his second kill, Bond murders banker Graham Ferguson (Colin Firth), who had been managing the financial affairs of the Mafia and Union Corse, particularly their investments in the Franco-British Union.

After Ferguson’s death, the Colonel, whose site relied on Ferguson’s Mafia funds and fearing his connection to human traffickers may be exposed, completely shuts down operations and flees the country with investor money, leaving Le Chiffree short 10 million dollars. He is chewed out by OP3 over this poor planning, but Le Chiffree says he could recoup the money by organizing a baccarat tournament at the Casino Royale in Monte Carlo (conceding he was fired from the CGT for dipping into their funds to gamble). OP3 accepts this, but warns him that he will be “retired” if he fails to get the money. OP3 also says that they will be down there themself with him to make sure of this

Due to his skills at card games, Bond is tasked by M to defeat Le Chiffree, ensuring that he defects to protect himself from retribution.

Helping Bond is Renée Mathis (Eva Green), an agent of the Franco-British treasury, who holds the funds needed in case Bond is wiped out.

Bond meets Chiffree and his girlfriend, “Valerie Lynda” (Ginny Globke*), a glamorous Americuban heiress. Bond and Heart flirt a little before the game is able to commence. Heart even offers to have Bond brought up to her room, which Bond declines.

During the first round, Bond is completely wiped out, and to his humiliation, has to be bailed out by the Treasury.

Bond manages to win the second round, which leaves Le Chiffree desperate. He kidnaps Renée from her hotel room, and flees, prompting a chase with Bond. Bond however, is ambushed, and captured.

Le Chiffree goes through a brutal regiment of torture, including genital torture, before “OP3” arrives, unseen by the blindfolded Bond. Le Chiffree begs for his life, claiming that OP3 saw Bond cheat, only to be shot in the head. OP3 frees Bond, noting that their mission was basically complete with Le Chiffree’s death, but inscribes on his hand the symbol “'Ш' (from шпион or Spy) to indicate that he is a spy to their “comrades”, and OP3 knocks out Bond.

Bond wakes up in a French hospital, with Valerie Lynda at his side. They gradually form a relationship as he recovers, with Bond contemplating leaving the brutal life of an agent to be with her. However, when Renée sends Bond footage of Lynda’s car entering the location where Bond was tortured, as well as financial records showing that she was Le Chiffree’s contact with the “Syndicat des Ouvriers d'Alsace”, he follows her to the winnings transfer in Paris, where she attempts to sabotage it. Bond manages to stop her, but she shoots Bond in the knee, and makes a comment that she should’ve killed him at Chiffree’s complex (revealing she was OP3). She also reveals her real name: Felicia Leiter, Operative 3 of “DITR8R”, a joint Section 1-Section 9 taskforce to ensure the death of “spies, traitors, anyone who gets in the way of the international revolution”. She escapes, with Bond unable to catch her. He bitterly tells M, “The Bitch, she’s dead”.

In a post-credits scene, the Colonel, relaxing in a bordello in the Bahama (and building another company with his criminal contacts), goes to the door expecting to get magharitas, only to see Bond, prepared to kill him for his role in human trafficking for the Mafia.

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Notes:

First appearance of Idris Elba as Bond and the start of a rebooted continuity largely unconnected with the original films.

Directed by Danny Boyle

Regarded as a different adaptation of the novel than a direct remake of the Hitchcock film. Some ideas taken from an unused draft of the 1954 film (including merging the characters of Leiter and Lynd).[7]


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GoldenEye(2013)

A mysterious motorist (Mads Mikkels) has been killing dispatchers from the Supreme European Command Center in Brussels and stealing top secret documents. [9] M suspects that DITR8R is behind the deaths, and sends Bond (since fully recovered from being shot in the knee) to investigate it.

Disguised as another dispatcher, Bond captures the motorist, who is identified as a Swedish mercenary named “The Butcher” for his ability to effectively kill people. The Butcher attempts to negotiate a release in exchange for information about his “employers”.

However, the Butcher is murdered by a guard during a transfer to another facility. Bond tries to beat the information out of the guard, only for him to produce a cyanide capsule.

Just as the case grows cold, M gets a surprise phone call- from the Secretariat of Public Safety. A meeting is arranged between Felicia Leiter and Bond. While tense because of the events of the previous film, Leiter reveals that the Butcher had also been murdering Stavka dispatches, and stealing their own classified documents. In spite of the MDSS’ refusal to cooperate with JSB on an “internal matter”, Leiter gives Bond the name of a contact, “Mr. White” (David Harbour) in Jamaica, who the Butcher had sold most of the documents he stole to.

Mr. White, a corrupt Cuban businessman, is already under investigation for his connections to organized crime in the Caribbean. Bond, disguised as a potential investor, meets White at his penthouse suite at the Havana Hilton-Hyatt. Mr. White talks about how he is the world’s most successful criminal banker for most of the world’s crime syndicates, and has recently had some success managing the relationship between a mysterious new organization named “Goldeneye” and the Venezuelan President.

Mr. White goes into a meeting, which Bond observes. They discuss “Operation View to Kill”, involving the Venezulan President and a small region in Venezuela. Bond witnesses White being murdered, and he himself is captured.
Bond awakens to see himself confronted by the “Marqui de Sade” (Crash*), who tortures Bond, before Bond is able to subdue him. The assassin reveals that he was sent to keep Bond from GoldenEye’s attempt to consolidate control the Venezuelan oil field under their leader Nero (Gabriel Gladios*).

Bond goes to Caracas, where he locates the headquarters of GoldenEye in Caracas. After besting some assassins, he confronts Nero, and kills him, and through his associate Mathis, gets the Venezuelan police involved.

However, as he recovers, he receives a call from a figure called “One”, who states that GoldenEye was merely a front for a real global organization, SPECTRE while Bond had foiled them in Venezuela, he has other plans.

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Notes: Name taken from short story in For Your Eyes Only; opening from “From a View to Kill” from the same collection.

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SPECTRE (2016)

Bond heads down to Macau, where Count Lippe (Henry Golding), a prominent criminal, is arranging the hacking of Franco-British satellite codes and transferring them to SPECTRE headquarters. Bond manages to halt the transfer of the codes. Lippe is subsequently executed by Emilio Largo (Javier Bardem), the SPECTRE chief of operations, who enacts his plan B: hack into the European Naval Command through his own hacker Giuseppe “Joey” Petacchi (who he later kills) and gaining access to the satellites that way.

Meanwhile, DITR8R reports that SPECTRE has successfully uploaded many of its own code, leaving their own computer networks open to attack. The Secretariat of Public Safety makes contact with the JSB, and they realize that SPECTRE has most of the codes to access and communicate to their satellite networks

Sure enough, “One” makes a worldwide transmission (identity obscured), warning that he now has the ability to remotely launch any nuclear weapon automatically, and demands that Comintern and the AFS give SPECTRE 100 billion dollars.

The SecPubSafe and JSB pool their resources in “Thunderball”, an anti-SPECTRE task force. Both Felicia Leiter and Bond are recruited into the task force, and they reluctantly agree to team-up.

While Leiter is sent to investigate the circumstances of Petacchi’s death at CERN, Bond is sent to protect his sister, Dominique, who is living in a yacht in Thailand.

The two grow closer as Bond protects her. However, Bond soon meets her other lover: Emilio Largo, who Leiter deduced as Petacchi’s killer (Largo, as a South Italian agent, having killed a suspected double agent in the same way). Leiter looks at the DITR8R database, and learns that Largo has been seen with an asset known to Leiter.

Bond relays the information to Domino, and the two try to hack into the SPECTRE database from Largo’s yacht. Unfortunately, they are captured by Largo, who tortures them for information. Luckily, Leiter and a group of DITR8R agents save the two, though Largo makes a getaway.

As the two recover, Leiter explains that “One” was a man of unknown origin, who was an intelligence asset and hacker who used to sell his skills to the highest bidder. He had collaborated with both intelligence agencies at one point (confirmed by M). His name is rumored to be Blofeld.

They and a group of Indochinese sailors pursue Largo to his island base where the plan is to use the codes to activate nuclear weapons the world over. During the battle, Bond and Largo battle in a pool, and just when he is about to kill Bond, Leiter rescues him by shooting a harpoon gun.

In a post-credits scene, “One” says that this setback will not stop his eventual plans.

[1] Special thanks to Sumeragi for the name. Fleming made an American version of the Soviet SMERSH TTL, which doesn’t exist, but was menacing enough
[2] “Experimental Prototypical Commune of Tomorrow”, a community focused on technological advancement and efficient planning, built in 1960.
[3] TTL NORAD-esque organization
[4] After the first successful Franco-British nuclear weapon in 1947, the EAEC was formed in 1951 to promote the peacetime use of nuclear energy in civilian application. .
[5] Due to a failure of the coolant system, a reactor overheated, resulting in a partial meltdown.
[6] CD-based 64-bit Gaming console from LEGO, introduced in 1995.
[7] Slight variation on the 1954 Climax! Adaptation, which featured “Valerie Mathis”.
[8] OTL Telefon, adapted to a film starring Charles Bronson and Donald Pleasance.
[9] The military headquarters for the European Confederation.
 
I read on the threads @Libertad linked on a agriculture page that Neo Futurism is popular in the Red pact by OTL.
Granted a lot of America and Russia prefers more traditional architecture (though it is prominent in coastal america and siberia) it seems to be big in more recently developed areas of the comintern.

Interestingly the coast of Somalia TTL may look like the modern day prosperous "gulf" cities given they also have a neo futurist influence and are build along a similar coast.
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I belive Ethiopia still has the Ogaden, so there might be a pretty powerful National Bolshevik party in Somalia TTL.

Certain parts of the Congo by the modern day or near future may actually end up looking like the "Venus Project" due to the Futurist socialist preference as well as the similarity of Jacque Fresco's design in a tropical environment.
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However something this advanced in the Congo will take some time, due to relatively recent independence, so give it at least several decades or maybe a century.
Now I don't see Hyperloop as a plausible development to be honest, Elon Musk's concept is fairly unproven, dangerous, and too expensive, but I can see most of the comintern due to an emphasis in public transport having fairly advanced maglev.
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Just some thoughts.
 
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AELITA (1937) (By Miss Teri)
Aelita (1937)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Produced by the Burbank Film Collective and the Rocket Propulsion Lab
Written by Frank Malina, Ed Forman and Jack Parsons, based on the novel by Alexei Tolstoy


In 1936 California, Los (Marion Morrison) is a daydreaming engineer at a “rocketry lab”, building a liquid fuel rocket ship in his free time. He receives several Martian transmissions, and he starts thinking and fantasizing on them, describing a civilization on the planet Mars, filled by “Crimson” Martians and ruled by “First Secretary” Tuskub (Clark Gable), who runs the “Assembly of Engineers”, which overthrew a monarchy in a bourgeois revolution, only to themselves devolve into a de facto aristocracy, where the Engineers heavily exploit the workers before freezing them in stasis in a series of underground caves. His daughter Aelita (Marlene Dietrich) is herself a scientist who is working on the canal system feeding their civilization. Aelita also gazes at Earth through a telescope. The Assembly has wiped out other civilizations (including one of “four-armed green warriors”), and enslaved their denizens.

Los’ wife, Natasha (Margaret Sullivan) and their friend, Soviet immigrant Spiridinov (Nikolai Tsereteli) are being swindled by Ehlrich (George Raft), a former New York mobster turned apparatchik, who extorts them and other workers to feed his decadent lifestyle.

Los comes home one day to see Natasha and Ehlrich together, not realizing that Ehlrich is trying to impose himself on her. Outraged, he shoots Ehlrich. He subsequently flees, using Spiridinov’s ID (disguising himself heavily). He is joined by Gusev (Jack Parsons), a former Red Army officer, in securing entry to Los’ rocket. They are able to launch the rocket, to their ultimate destination: Mars. Stowed away is Krastov (Paul Muni), a detective with the Proletarian Guard investigating Ehlrich’s death.

They arrive on Mars (shown in bright, beautiful Technicolor), but Los and Gusev are arrested by Tuskub (convinced by Krastov), despite the pleas of Aelita, and sent to the caves to be put to work. She visits them, and reveals that she and Los have had a connection through the transmission. She also reveals that she has made a shocking discovery: the polar ice caps have not been melting as planned, meaning that a drought might be soon to come. Tuskub has put off preparation for this disaster for too long.

Aelita is able to break the two out, and Gusev attempts to inspire a revolution. When Tuskub is forced to announce that the polar caps have stopped melting, and that a massive drought is imminent, Aelita talks about the true implications of such an event, inspiring the other prisoners to rebel and release their fellow workers from stasis.

While seeming to succeed at first, Tuskub’s forces are able to crush the rebellion, forcing Los and Gusev to flee (Krastov was killed in the rebellion). Los attempts to convince Aelita to come with him, but she states that she must remain to lead the workers in their rebellion.

Los and Gusev return (due to time dilation, several years later) to learn that Ehlrich’s death had been blamed on a fellow mobster. Los is reunited with his wife and returns to his work, but still thinks about Aelita and her current location. After looking at Mars in a telescope, he receives a new transmission: addressed to him directly.

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Notes:

An American remake of the 1924 Soviet science fiction film Aelita was long considered among left-leaning circles in Hollywood during the pre-Revolution Silent Era. Eastman-Kodak Films considered an adaptation in 1927, before scrapping it in light of the Fish Hearings. United Artists considered a remake as their first sound feature in 1928, with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks as Aelita and Los, but it was deemed too large budget, instead going for the relatively easier to produce B. Traven adaptation Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Finally, the Revolution and the rise of new state-sponsored filmmaking organizations like Proletkult allowed for the remake on a scale that Aelita deserved.

The film was co-produced by Eastman-Kodak’s successor Burbank Films and the then-recently formed Rocket Propulsion Laboratory in California, which needed to promote the use of rockets. Founders Frank Malina, Ed Forman, and Jack Parsons figured that a movie could effectively be used, and a remake of the Soviet film seemed like a perfect vehicle, given their own inclination towards space travel.

Parsons, in a rare acting performance, was cast as the former Red Army soldier Gusev

Parsons admitted that he had written his version of Aelita as a version of and sequel to the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, set thousands of years later (implying that John Carter had traveled to the Martian past) and added many references to that franchise, including the races featured in that series, and distorted versions of the names (“Healum”, the ruling city of Mars, being a distortion of “Helium”, a prominent Red Martian). The worker Martians are green and have four arms, while the Engineers are reddish in complexion. Burroughs himself would canonize this in 1948’s Alita, Worker of Mars, with Carter being thrust thousands of years into the future to find Tolstoy’s version had taken over after the fall of Helium, and other writers, such as Phillip Jose Farmer, Kim Newman, Larry Niven, and Kevin Anderson, have combined the two, along with other Martian based settings including HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, Alexander Bogdanov’s Red Star, Matthew Arnold's Gulliver Jones on Mars, and CS Lewis’ Out of the Silent Planet.

Regarded more as a direct adaptation of the Alexei Tolstoy novel than a remake of the 1924 film, given how closer the plot is to the former.

The visual look of the film combined the collectivist imagery of the original with the fantastical descriptions of Barsoom. The film’s success with the resulting mixture of modernism and fantasy became a staple for later fantastik[1] works, including Bob Clampett’s own animated Burrough’s adaptation, The Warlord of Mars, Flash Gordon serials (and Sergio Leone’s adaptation of the same property), the 1960 adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, and, most notably, on the Star Wars series.

Marlene Dietrich’s costume for the film (considerably more sexualized than the original 1924 film, and reminiscent of Burrough’s Dejah Thoris) became iconic and popular. Dietrich said that when she served as part of the Amazon Brigades in Soviet Union during the World Revolutionary War [2],she was surprised to find many soldiers had photos of her as Aelita.

The film is also a technical achievement in its use of three-strip Technicolor. To emphasize the difference between Earth and Mars, the Earth scenes are shot in black-and-white, while Mars is shown in Technicolor, with the red and green make-up of the Martians shown on wide display. The reveal of Mars in color is widely regarded as an iconic scene.

Would produce remakes in 1954 and 1983, as well as sequels and spin-offs.

Part of a growing Fantastik trend in First Cultural Revolution Hollywood.

Original display for Healum still in the Rocket Propulsion Lab headquarters in Pasadena.

[1] Umbrella term, imported from Russian, for SF/Fantasy TTL
[2] World War II TTL
 
Freedom is Responsibility (By Bookmark1995)
Its been a while since I've contributed to this thread.

This idea is born from my headcanon of Canadians struggling with their sudden shift from liberal capitalism to radical socialism.

This explores the struggle to adapt to American issues on....intimacy.


Transcript of Liberty Is Respect, Tolerance is Responsibility: Your Guide to Free Love (1985)

(A class of young adults in Toronto is watching a film footage of scenes from Miami Beach: two old men playing chess, a volleyball game, a group of young men and women relaxing in a hot tub, and a middle-aged couple holding hands while walking in shallow water. The people in the footage are mostly or completely in the buff).

The TEACHER (a small smile on her face): OK comrades. What are the people in that footage doing?

BILLY: Uh...holding hands.

JOAN: Playing volleyball.

PATRICK: Converting oxygen into carbon dioxide.

(A small snicker is heard from the group of students. Even The TEACHER is mildly amused).

THE TEACHER: Yes Patrick, very good. Now can you tell me what aren't they doing?

(The group is silenced, somewhat confused by the question)

PATRICK: Not oppressing the proletariat.

THE TEACHER (a smirk): Yes Patrick, but can you tell me how?

PATRICK (after a long pause): I don't know.

THE TEACHER: In all these shots, the people aren't wearing clothes-

PATRICK (sarcastically): I thought this was sex ed, not a eye exam.

(more snickers are heard. The TEACHER chuckles a bit)

THE TEACHER: They are not wearing clothes. Yet, that doesn't stop them from hanging out. What does tell you?

(The class thinks about the question for a few minutes, but they can't answer)

THE TEACHER: Under capitalism you have been taught that in America, life is nothing more than mindless, endless, sex with everybody.

PATRICK (sarcastically): Oh god, how horrible. Please don't punish us with that.

(The class snickers again).

THE TEACHER (somewhat seriously): Patrick, this is important. Here in America, there is enormous tolerance for people. But in return, you must respect their boundaries. All the people in the footage, despite being nude, still respect each other's boundaries. The couple you saw holding hands, aren't married or even dating.

JOAN (somewhat surprised): Really? They don't even have, um, casual....

THE TEACHER (reassuring smile): Joan it's OK to say the word "sex:. It isn't something you have to hide from me. But yes Joan, they are not even casual. They are regular friends)

(The TEACHER plays footage of the hand-holding couple. They engage in platonic activities, and then run off to their respective romantic partners. The class is amazed).

THE TEACHER: Free love isn't the same thing as automatic sex. It is giving people freedom and respecting their boundaries. You can have sex, but intimacy and caring is still part of the process.

Commonpedia.UASR

Freedom Is Responsibility: A Guide to Free Love

Freedom is Responsibility: A Guide to Free Love
is a 1986 PSA produced by the Secretariat of Education. The film was pushed to properly educate Canadian youth about the social attitudes of the UASR, after numerous incidents of sexual assault following the Red Turn. The film stars a shy young Canadian (Michael J. Fox) [1] who is given a lecture about free love by an American teacher (Marilyn Chambers) [2].




[1] The choice of Michael J. Fox is because of his ability to look like a teenager well into his 30s.

[2] One of the OTL figures in the "Golden Age of Porn" in the 1970s.

 
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