You Only Live Twice Gadgets
Photo: You Only Live Twice 1967 Danjaq, LLC, & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved
Ninja stars and associated martial arts skills were then revealed (we had already had a bit of sumo). No gadgetry here, everything on show had been around for centuries, but to the viewing public, Kendo and the variety of Japanese sword-play games were all very new.
Tiger even had his own Q Branch.
And no decent Q Branch would allow a visit without something new to take away, so how about Rocket Guns?
And its sibling; the cigarette rocket – accurate up to thirty yards. Which was apparently, “Very useful for people who smoke too many cigarettes. Like you.”
Bond likes it, “Very neat”.
Tanaka, “It can save your life, this cigarette”.
Bond, “You sound like a commercial”.
Smoking awareness 1967 style.
The writers must have been devastated that Woody Allen had already unveiled this device in Casino Royale earlier that year.