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Plaster Cast Rocket
If a bikini clad temptress does not emerge from the sea at a random moment in the film, the best bit of any James Bond movie is of course the habitual visit by 007 to Q Branch, where he is fully equipped for the battle ahead.
This film is no different.
But poor Q; the old boy is in a wheelchair with his leg in plaster.
Oh no he’s not...
The plaster-cast fires off a rocket. It misses the sand bags aimed for, but although Q’s aim is a little off, he is still on great form.
Then it’s off to see 007’s new car.
BMW Z3 Roadster
The demonstration includes an emergency parachute breaking system to slow it down because unlike the recent Bond car it’s includes the sporty lines of the Aston Martin DB5.
Over to Q...
“BMW. Agile. Five forward gears. All points RADAR. Self destruct system. And naturally, all the usual refinements. And this, I am particularly proud of – behind the headlights, stinger missiles.”
These cars are so impressive they don’t even bother telling us about the wizardry, these days. Although to be fair, it’s rather shoe-horned into the storyline because you only get to see it for a short period later in the film.
Don’t forget Q’s usual gag, “Need I remind you 007, that you have a licence to kill, not break the traffic laws.”