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The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.21 – ‘The Royalist Casino’

Welcome to Daniel Craig as the new Bond (This means bond has been played by a countryman from our 4 UK nations – Daniel Craig – English/ Pierce Brosnan – Irish/Sean Connery – Scottish/ Timothy Dalton Welsh (and of course George Lazenby who was Australian) . We see Bond become a ’00’ by affecting two kills to gain entry – and then he begins to gamble with his life and money in the start of a running theme from this film up to episode 24…

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The Royalist Casino

Daniel is Bond; and is back at the start

Entry to 007 means two kills

Will he have the stomach;the heart

To ensure that he pays the bill

In Uganda, Mr. White helps Le Chiffre find a new client

Hiding the criminal cash in Skyfleet stocks

The money made and hidden makes them compliant

Now its time for the ticking of the clock

Madagascar becomes the place to be

The terrorist bombmaker is there

An explosive interdiction is there for all to see

Bond escapes by a whisker and a hair

In the Bahamas Dimitrios becomes the target

He loses his wife and his Aston Martin car

Now they’re in Miami airport – it’s like a  market

Surely Domitrios can’t have gotten far

Bond puts Domtrios to sleep

But there’s a skyfleet plane about to blow

Bond stops the bomb from going ’bleep’

The airport bomber is all over the show

Vesper enters Bond’s world with cash

The Le Chiffre high stakes poker game 

Her entrance makes right kind of smash

Rene Mathis helps keeps things sane

The Ugandan terror man seeks Le Chiffre

His millions gone up in Skyfleet smoke

In Montenegro they let him feel their heat 

By cooking up a ‘Ugandan’ arti-choke

Bond becomes cocky – about Le Chiffre’s tell

He loses heavily in one swift move

The time has come to ring the bell

As poison enters Bond’s body- with little time to lose

Vesper now to the rescue

Is Bond now out of the game?

He bounces back right on cue

Felix Leiter subs the money  – stakes the claim

The sweeping win lets Bond gloat

Le Chiffre in more trouble than he can cope

Vesper is taken as a deposit – a float

A trap for Bond is set – its what Le Chiffre hopes

Bond is captured and tortured

Le Chiffre in desperation now

Bond awakes in a peaceful orchard

Mr. White was the saviour – Bond not sure how

The money win from poker is claimed

Vesper has the password – they key

Venice is not the location to be maimed

What if you wanted to get down on one knee?

Bond learns his love isn’t true

In Venice Vesper has the money now

The shootout leaves Vesper all cold and blue

White has the money – his freedom is allowed

The treachery hits Bond hard

Using Vesper’s phone he’s onto a new lead

It’s Mr. White that played his card

As Bond calmly shoots him in his left knee…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.20 – ‘Another Day to Die’

This was Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as Bond – This time he is challenged to recognised a face from the past that has irrevocably changed – his enemy has changed and is supported by Jinx the CIA helper/agent who has her own agenda until they joins forces to overthrow the bad side…This time the theme tune to this film is sung by none other than Madonna (who has a small cameo role in the film!)

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Another Day to die…

Off to the to the North Bond goes

Diamonds are the cash for arms

Bond captured; won’t tell what he knows

The General means to do him serious harm

The death of the general’s son

Leads to tourture for over a year

Bonds scars cannot be undone

But finds being traded a price far too dear

Bond is convinced there is a mole

Someone working for both sides

Jinx helps Bond dig a hole

In Cuba is where Zao resides

They stumble on those diamonds again

Conflict ones on the the scene

The gene therapy room, no longer remains

As Zao and his cronies get away clean

So who is Gustav Graves?

A man of more than one face?

The fencing fight leaves Bond with a close shave

And Mr. Graves with a little ‘egg’ on his face

Miranda Frost joins the team

She represents the ice in the land they head for

In the palace where Icarus shines a light like a beam

Leaves Bond to rescue Jinx and get out of that door

And now the face of the ‘Moon’ is revealed

Graves is the general’s ‘dead’ son

Bond admits the scheme was exquisitely concealed 

Now he and Jinx must fire their gun

The inside man is a woman

Frost proving she is cold as ice

Straight faced and dispassionate; the true deadpan

Now Jinx is trapped and could pay the price

Bond escapes and races to the rescue

Icarus targets the ice that Graves did erect

Jinx on the frozen edge – her body almost blue

Bonds saves her from a watery death; perfect

The game is nearly done

Graves turns Icarus on the DMZ

Jinx and Bond plan to turn off Graves ‘sun’

Now it’s time to use Plan B

A final flight and fight begins

Jinx melts Frost’s heart with a sword

Bond ‘parachutes’ Graves into the engine 

Those ‘diamonds’ become their reward…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.19 – ‘Can’t get enough (of the world)’

Bond faces two enemies in one – a seductress and her maniacal companion combine to threaten the world – as the ‘world isn’t enough’ for them. 007 is supported by a young Dr call ‘Christmas Jones’..i’ll say no more on that…

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Can’t Get Enough (of the World)

Energy is at the centre again

This time oil is the price

Roberts is brought down by his pin

Renard, doesn’t know how to play nice

Bond chases the assassin on the water

In a boat designed by Q

An explosive balloon puts her to the slaughter

There was nothing 007 could do

Bond tracks Roberts only family

The £5million is traced to Renard

He is a blast from the old KGB

Getting a confession will be hard

The bullet from 009 lives on

Renard is tough and feels no pain

Elektra captured; is it a con?

So much for a bullet to the brain..

Bond seeks to watch over Elektra

They are attacked by a paragliding crew

He does his best to protect her

Bond looks for help in Baku

The trail leads Kazakhstan

Bonds decides to switch roles

Dr Christmas Jones is not a man

Plutonium is now the nuclear goal

M is brought on board

Elektra changes tack

Many are shot; thrown ‘overboard’

Bond and Jones suffer an explosive attack

Bond knows the deception is in play

M needs to be saved

A Russian sub is being used today

007 needs to block; the road that’s been paved

A single bullet ends Elektra’s days

But now Renard is the one to catch

Jones is on board the sub; 007 don’t delay

That plutonium core; you need to snatch

The final fight is under the sea

007 rescues his partner Jones

Renard dies with a rod; he doesn’t plea

Bond makes a call with a phone…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.18 – ‘Living to Never Die; Any day’

Pierce Brosnan returns for his second outing as 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies as he does battle with a media mogul in the shape of Eliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) in Germany any in the South Chine Seas…

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Living to Never Die; Anyday

Pierce returns for his  second turn

Cheyrl lets us hear her voice

Another baddie is there to discern

Carver is the name; the new bad choice

The encoder is bought at the bazaar

Arms for those wanting a war

Bond intercepts; they don’t get too far

He leaves them by the front door

But war is on the map

China versus the UK

Carver wants to bait the trap

Then sit and report the ‘affray’

A stealth boat muddies the water

The UK want to fire back

Bond in Germany is a lamb to the slaughter

Paris helps Bond with a personal attack

Carver knows her true history

Kaufman makes that her last act

Bond sees her misery

Then makes Kaufamn’s life retract

With assistance from Wai Lin

They find the sunken ship

A rogue missile is Carver’s route in

To send the the Chinese government into a dip

Wai Lin is caught on the stealth boat

Bond sorts out a rescue

Stamper makes a mental note

Ensuring Bond doesn’t get through

The engines are now down

The boat is now exposed

A missile is launched;it doesn’t make a sound

Stamper is now trapped by his toes

Underwater Bond dives in

Wai Lin is chained for death

Saving her by the ‘skin’

Bond joins her; as they share their final ‘breath’…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.17 ‘Eyes Like Gold’

We are introduced to a new 007 in the shape of Pierce Brosnan – Originally selected for the Living Daylights (that Tim Dalton starred in) but due to contractual issues with (Remington Steele – the TV series) Brosnan couldn’t break his contract (I believe) – anyway here he is in his first Bond movie that also introduced one ‘super’ actor Dame Judy Dench as the new M…

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Eyes like GOLD…

Tina Turner opens the score

A new bond wants to be fierce

Gold once again comes to the fore

As we introduce, Brosnan, Mr. Pierce

Trevelyan assists Bond in the USSR

Russia is the baddie – no way!

Ourumov ensures Trevelyan doesn’t get far

Bond lives to fight another day…

Nine years go by

Janus is the group to stop

In Monte Carlo; 007 isn’t shy

When he meets with Xenia Onatopp

An EMP is set loose

M instructs Bond to investigate

Can they get Janus in their noose?

Or will MI6 be a little bit late…

A pulse space weapon is in play

Will two faces be seen?

Trevelyan is alive; and wants to have his say

On a financial meltdown; he is very keen

Bond is trapped with Natalya

The stolen tiger is to be their end

Escaping; then caught is another matter

As Dimitri Mishkin has a message to send

Ourumov is suspected by Dimitri

Natalya is living proof

Mishkin on the train; is done in

Bond escapes like magic – poof!

They head to Cuba by air

But bullets start to fly

Onatopp shoots; she doesn’t play fair

Bond and Natalya have ‘no time to die’..

007 finishes Onatopp for good

The secret base is under the lake

The plan;to light a fuse under the hood

And watch that satellite dish break

Bond fights his old friend

To save England and the world outside

Trevelyan meets a ‘falling’ end

As they say goodnight – to the GoldenEye…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.16 ‘The Killing Licence’

Bond is out for revenge – after his CIA buddie Felix Leiter and his wife are attached by Robert Davi’s drug lord character. The original title changed from Licence Revoked to Licence to Kill – the them song being sung by Gladys Knight…This was to be Tim Dalton’s second and final outing as James Bond.

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The Killing Licence

Glady Knight’s mellow tones set the scene

Felix Leiter is in love – in a bubble

His wife waiting to marry; yes very keen

But capturing Sanchez; can only mean trouble

So much for  honeymoon time

Leiter is maimed, Della is no more

Their status play’s on Bond’s mind

Now it’s time to investigate this drug lord

Krest uses the marina to hide

Sanchez has his white powder to sell

M reassigns 007; he reacts with his pride

Bond leaves MI6; it’s time to ring the bell

On his own and revenge is the food

Krest is the weak link

So much to do and no time to brood

Bouvier makes two; they meet for a drink

Sanchez is the target-but is missed

Bond tries to join the assassin game

Many men die;adding more to the list

Bond puts Krest in ‘the frame’

Sanchez takes Bond in

Lupe shows him a good time 

Cocaine dissolved in petroleum

Sanchez uses a cult as a sign

Bouvier supports Bond as a team

The cocaine plant must be destroyed

A fire is a good idea it seems

Dario gets a bullet that Bouvier deploys…

Sanchex flees with his trucks

Another fire puts pay to him

Bond survives; the 007 luck

As the final outing for Dalton, Mr Tim

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.15 ‘Daylight Living’

A new 007 takes the form of Timothy Dalton as he stars in his first film reprising the now infamous 007 character. Bond faces a mixture of duplicity, the KGB and a lovely lady with a Cello….

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Daylight Living

Aha!, this is no time for reflection

This isn’t the time to appear dim

Its time to distort a defection

By our new Bond Mr Tim

A cellist,sniper, killer blonde

Koskov’s escape to the UK

The dangerous journey shouldn’t be long

007 will find a way

Death to Spies reignites 

Its MI6 versus the KGB

Koskov is captured- losing the fight

004 is no longer – his body under siege

Bond sets out to play the Cello

The defection was a smoke screen

Bond finds Kara and says hello

Dodging the KGB they escape – clean

Pushkin and Whitaker make a pact

Arms that generates cash

Saunders helps, but doesn’t make the 2nd act

To Tangier for Bond, who makes a dash

So who  is the bad guy here?

Is Koskov really on the sly?

What Bond learns leaves him in fear

No more defection, it’s time for Koskov to die

Koskov tricks Kara over 007

Opium is now the cash cow

On a plane up high, not quite heaven

Bond and Pushkin must act now

Shah is released to offer aid

They attack the Russian air base

The drugs blow up- no one gets paid

Whitaker is Bonds next case

In Tangier Whitaker meets his end

Koskov is caught by Pushkin

Kara performs; one last message to send

In her dressing room Kara + Bond = kissing…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.14 ‘A Deadly View’

Bond has to deal with an offshoot from the Russian experiments (the maniac Zorin played by Christopher Walken) coupled with a fierce (as ever) Grace Jones (MayDay) – what a combo!

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A Deadly View

With Duran Duran’s, punchy theme tune

We’re on the edge of the sill

Moore’s last outing at the new moon

Is a View to a Kill

003 is not in good shape

That microchip holds the key

Bond uses his skills like a cape

And evades capture from  the KGB

Ascot is the next stop

A race to find more clues

Tibbett is leading from the top

Now Bond knows what to do

Could Zorin be the baddie?

A trip to Paris might be best

Bond sees a different type of ‘caddie’

And will now be put to the test

Tibbett’s ride ends too soon

It was his very own ‘May Day’

Bond is next line at noon

Will she get her own way?

Gogol reprimands his creation

May Day shows who is boss

Zorin’s horse’s take an injection

A £5million cheque, leaves Bond at a loss

The master plan is revealed

Cripple silicon valley

Everyone’s in, their lips sealed

Or be thrown out, into a long high alley

Paula Ivanova appears in Frisco, USA

The Russian link is there to be seen

Bond catches up to keep her at bay

Ivanova is fooled, but remains keen

The $5million is answered with Stacy

Salt water pumped into oil lines

Zorin wanted to buy her legacy

Bond & Stacy are running out of time

A fire at the geologists implicates Bond

Zorin’s stroke with Bond’s gun

The police find that they are wrong

Their error needs to be undone

In the air Stacy is taken

The Golden Gate bridge provides hope

Zorin swings, misses, his life now forsaken

Bond and Stacy’s hang by a rope

Dr Mortner has one last go

Oops he’s dropped the ball

The dynamite ignites; the airship blows

It was a fitting curtain call…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.13 ‘The Eight Legged Cat’

Bond enters the world of the auctions starting with an egg and ends up in right old circus at the end…

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The Eight Legged Cat…

And now 009 is in the wars

In Berlin from East to West

He perishes, reaching the door

With an egg, he is laid to rest

The egg is ready to be sold

Bond sets out to trap

Khan watches on; his eyes cold

But doesn’t ever get in a flap

In India, the action takes place

Backgammon is played; roll the dice

Bond allows Magda to save face

Q’s gives Bond a listening device

Listening; MI6 learn the real news

Who is Khan working for

The battle to control europe ensues

Octopussy is Bond’s next chore

She knows Bond from the past

An invitation to stay at the palace

General Orlov smuggles more than glass

Octopussy shows Bond no malice

Khan and his goons step up the pace

The circus troupe get explosive

The target ; the US German military base

Now it’s time time get corrosive

Octopussy is conned; she’s mad

She assists Bond on the train

MI6 and Bond are glad

As Orlov finds a bullet; and dies from the pain

Back at Khan, the team launch an attack

Octopussy is caught in the crossfire

Gobinda takes a dive, there is no slack

Khan hits the mountain; its death to the liar…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.12 ‘The Eyes have it…’

Sheena Easton sang the theme tune to this latest Bond movie – as 007 faces one of many enemies again…

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The ‘Eyes’ have it…

The helicopter scene strikes again

Is Blofeld really still alive?

They disturbed  his memory; his pain

Of the night his wife, Tracy; died

Put that behind you Bond

The ATAC system is the new goal

Facing the new task; not to abscond

The chase will make you whole

Across the Med to Greece we go

Russia is also on the move

Gogol is after the prize he can show

There’s always no time to lose

A new trail leeds to the hitman

Spain is now the location

The hitman get hit; its poetry in motion

Melina and Bond have a new vocation

Italy with Ferrara; now takes centre stage

Chasing down the ‘Dove’

Escaping death is on the next page

Will Bibi Dahl and Bond fall in love?

A complex web is being to weave

Kristatos, Columbo, Locque enter the mix

Who is who, who is it to deceive?

Is this something 007 can fix?

Who is really behind the plot?

The old enemy rises; yes the KGB

Locque’s car takes a dive; that’s his lot

Bond finds ATAC; at the bottom of the sea

Columbo, Melina and Bond make a final bid

See off Kriegler and Kristatos to boot

Gogol misses out on lifting the lid

Of ATAC’s secrets and it’s loot…