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The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.24 – ‘The SPECTRE of Defeat…’

Finally the last few films come to a head of sorts as we learn the ‘author of 007’s pain’ has been the oldest of enemies SPECTRE run my the infamous ESB (Ersnt Stavro Blofeld)…can Bond survive his toughest mental and physical test?

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 SPECTRE of Defeat…

Bond consumed with M’s death doesn’t want to fall

The answer could lie in Mexico

We hope the ‘writing is not on his wall’

Without approval that is where Bond goes

The new M, cuts Bonds ties

Mallory has his own fights to win

A sinister intelligence plot emerges – the nine eyes

Max Denbigh is no saint – but likes to sin

Sciarra’s wife is the target to aim for

Bond has the Octopus engraved ring

At the secret meeting Bond walks through the door

A name from the past is heard – kill the ‘Pale King’

Hinx replaces Sciarra as the new man

He chases Bond in his DB10

The next stop needs a new plan

007 is on the run again

The Pale King is ‘Mr White’

In Austria there is a chill in the air

A gun and thallium means it’s over for him – good night

His daughter’s life are his final fears

Search for L’ Americain Bond is told

Dr Swann comes into view

Can 007 keep his promise to be bold?

To protect her with every bone and sinew?

Q meets Bond with info from the past

L’Chiffre, Greene, Silva were all the face

How much further will his life last?

The past is the present for Bond to embrace

In Tangier Swann fights through a wall of pain

Her father has evidence of Spectre’s central home

Yes they are here and on the Saharan plain

Its the next stop for 007 to roam

Hinx meets up to test Bond’s devotion

The train fight is a touch of first class

Hinx is ejected- poetry in motion

Bond settles for a martini – in a glass

Tangier is next on the list

The desert is calling 007 and Swann

A classic 1947 RollsRoyce appears from the mist

Taking them both the meet ‘the one’

Oberhauser is steps into the fray

Boasts about his control over Nine Eyes

Bond just about lives another day

Swann saves him from being fried

Yes Oberhauser is really ESB

Bond’s ‘brother’ from a young age

He died once to set himself free

SPECTRE is the platform – yes his very own stage

The explosive escape leaves ESB scarred 

To London to take the program off-line

Max is caught; then falls through the bars

Swann is re-captured, and is anything but fine

The MI6 building is ready to blow

One last stunt from Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Bond has a three minute choice – where does he go?

Maybe it’s time reign on him ; some 007 hell

Swann is saved;its Bond’s turn to stir the pot

ESB watches with glee from the air;

Bond pilots a boat and take a bulls-eye shot

His nemesis is down; trapped in M’s lair…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.23 – ‘Falling from the Sky’

Daniel Craig as 007 stars in the biggest grossing Bond movie ever – over $1billion in sales and its also my personal favourite of the last two decades (plus Goldfinger). The storyline still links together from the previous two films (loosely) and another spike form M’s past comes back to haunt MI6 is spectacular fashion

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

Falling from the Sky 

Bond returns to his own personal start

Once again he bravely answers the call

Moneypenny stays outside the train cart

And ‘shoots’ into the Sky as it falls

A ‘00’ is down and out

For Patrice; Bond seeks due revenge

On a train, bike and roundabout

Moneypenny pushes Bond over the ‘ledge’

Now the cyber attacks begin

M is targeted for all to see

Bond returns to help MI6 win

The mastermind; who could it be?

For now Bond tracks Patrice

The hired gun; the killer

In Shanghai things do not end up neat

With a fight that became a thriller

Patrice parts ways with life

In Macau Bond gambles on his next move

Severine hopes Bond knows how to use a knife

On that island with no time to lose

Bond’s radio comes into its own

Silva is captured; now taken away

MI6’s HQ is now on loan

Silva waited to have his day

MI6 is hacked by stealth

The evil plan starts to take shape

What happened next was not good for M’s health

Bond to the rescue -this time without his cape

It’s time to leave the breadcrumbs as a trail

Silva can’t resist eating them up

M, Mallory and Q set the bail

A fiery mood is ready to be served in a cup

Back to his birthright place

Skyfall is now set alight

How much more can Bond take

As he follows Silva deep into the night

At the cemetery where his parents lay

M, injured makes her final call

Silva is ‘axed’ from the ensuing play

Bond says a ‘farewell’ to his very own Skyfall…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.22 – ‘Is there Solace in any Quantum’

Quantum is Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007 – a change in focus for the bond films more action and drama rather than a focus on nifty gadgets from Q. This played into Daniel Craig’s demeanour in this stunt filled actioner.

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 Is there Solace in any Quantum?

Revenge is on Bond’s mind

Mr. White must pay the price

M tries to ensure Bond’s rage isn’t blind

They need to question Mr. White – really nice

Quantum however have an inside man

Bond has no choice but to respond

Mitchell’s life heads down the pan

On Bond’s return, Mr. White is gone

The trail leads from Haiti to Slate

Camille Montes family are the hook

An order from Greene seals their fate

Bond has only one place to look

The General offers his land for cash

The CIA believes  its due to oil

Greene lives it up at the opera – on the lash

007 has Quantum’s plans to foil

Mathis joins the right side to help

Camille is rescued by 007

Mathis leaves the world without even a yelp

Bond looks on, knowing Mathis is now in heaven 

The true nature of Quantum is revealed 

Camille and Bond’s survey gives them proof

Now its time to get the deal sealed

Maybe throw Greene off a very high roof?

A remote desert hotel to closes Medrano’s deal

Bond launches his attack on Greene

Medrano’s life ends with a bullet from Camille

Camille’s face was the last thing seen

Greene’s hotel explodes all around

Bond rushes to save miss Montes

Dominic has the longest walk before he’d be found

As Camille snuggles up to Bond’s broad chest…

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 1.18 – ‘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…

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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 1.13 ‘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…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.11 ‘To the Moon (and Back?)’

007 takes to the air to stop another madman wiping out life on earth and substitute it for one in space…

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To the Moon (and Back?)

On land, sea and now into the skies

Fleming took us towards the stars

Moore returns, there’s no surprise

With a shaken Martini at the bar

This time space is the game

That stolen NASA shuttle rocket

Bond takes a dive out of a plane

Picking a parachute out of a pocket

Without delay Bond faces Drax

The Centrifuge chamber becomes the test

At over 4G’s will bond collapse?

Goodhead to the rescue; doing her best

A tiny vial is the all important key

Drax’s plan is to use a gas

Rio de Janeiro is the place to flee

Bond better catch up – fast!

Jaws steps into the fray

A cable car fight ensues

Goodhead is caught;what a day

007 lives on; that’s the news

The amazon provides a secret

A rare toxin from a rare plant

Jaws seizes Bond; their plan is set 

Drax is a giant; Bond is the ant

The Moonrakers launch into space

Bond and Goodhead miss the heat

Finally they learn his plan; face to face

It’s another madman they’ll have to defeat

Obliterate all human life

Utilise the genetic clones

A ‘master race’ free from strife

Something Bond could not condone

Jaws and Dolly do not measure up

An about turn helps the good side

Drax meets an end, short and abrupt

As Bond and Goodhead take a ‘space ride’…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.6 ‘The Forever Jewel’

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Episode 6 of the Poetic versions following the James Bond Films starts with the three time Bond theme song singer Dame Shirley Bassey (Diamonds are Forever – this poem/film/ – Also Goldfinger & Moonraker).

The Forever Jewel

Connery returns; not forever

Diamonds are now on the menu

ESB needs to be sent to the never, never

Leiter is still part of Bond’s crew

Wint and Kidd are the hired guns

Whyte is  the man behind the money 

Too many Blofeld’s is no such fun

When smuggling tastes better than honey

In Amsterdam Bond is Franks

Can he pass the test?

Tiffany prefers to head to the bank

To Vegas then; they head there next

Are diamonds really real?

Nobody seems to know

Q, M, Leiter made the deal

Now it’s time for the ‘real’ show

Tiffany should have assisted Bond

In fear she hands the prize on

Fleeing is the same as to abscond

But realises her error must be undone

In Whyte’s house, Bond sees double

No; not Wint and Kidd

Bond is captured and put in a bubble

And then they close the lid

007 evades a certain death

He gets help from an old enemy

At Blofled’s lab they learn the depth

Of his Diamond laser satellite beam

Blofeld validates his weapon from on high

Nuclear sites reduced to rubble

Will the nations bow down to comply?

Or will Bond’s team; get them out of trouble?

An oil platform is the place to be

Explosions and bullets fly

ESB’s escapade ends at the bottom of the sea

Bond ensures Witt and Kidd also die…