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Bond Tour Part XVII - GoldenEye (1995)

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Cast: James Bond – Pierce Brosnan; M – Judi Dench; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Natalya Simonova – Izabella Scorupco; Xenia Onatopp – Famke Janssen; Alec Trevelyan – Sean Bean

 

Trivia: The political changes since Licence to Kill had made it possible to film the chase with the tank in the city centre of St. Petersburg. However, before the film team was allowed to bring its tank, they had to prove that its weapons had been made unusable. Due to Russian red tape, the film team had to apply for more than 150 administrative approvals. Once it had come to the attention of the local authorities that vital parts of St. Petersburg would be destroyed in the movie, filming had to be interrupted for one day to explain, that this did not mean destroying historic buildings but setting, produced particularly for this purpose. In St. Petersburg almost nobody had ever heard of 007, because all Bond movies had been on the index in the USSR.


The bungee jump in the opening sequence was a world record as highest bungee jump from an immobile object by stuntman Wayne Michaels (210m). To enable the team to shoot some close ups, he made a second jump only moments after the first.


The BMW Z3 Roadster was Bond’s first German car.


Desmond Llewely, who had played Q for the fifteenth time, admitted, that although playing a technical genius, he is not talented in that respect. When he had problems opening his hotel room with a chip card somebody came to help him and said: “You should know how that works!”

 

16 minutes ago, we intercepted a distress call from a supposedly abandoned radar station at Severnaya. The satellite has picked up a picture of the missing Tiger helicopter. After the distress signal, the helicopter took off and the Russians scrambled three MiGs to intercept it. We suspect Severnaya might be the ground station for a secret space-based weapon program called GoldenEye. I want you to find GoldenEye.

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A bit of variety in this episode, the journey beginning in freezing Arkhangelsk in Northern Russia and ending in the somewhat warmer climes of Havana, Cuba (unfortunately default scenery for both these airports :()

So heading south from Arkhangelsk to Moscow (Sheremetyevo) is the first stage in a retro liveried Aeroflot A320...

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Some interesting equipment and liveries on show

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Smoky start-up

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From Moscow, 007 continues his trip to Nice via Paris courtesy of AF...

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An AF A321 takes us onto NCE...

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After a quick trip into Monte Carlo, 007 has to report back to Mi6 HQ in London. Government cutbacks sees Bond flying EasyJet to Luton!!! (Who would have thought it?)

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Part 2 will appear in a new post in a few hours.

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After reporting to HQ 007 heads back to Russia, this time to St Petersburg. A BA 757 was the transportation of the day - a little annoying not to be able to find a decent Landor liveried example.

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After some high drama in St Pete's, Bond sets off for Cuba via Frankfurt and Madrid. Firstly we board an LH A321 in a livery more suited to the Dr No era rather than GoldenEye...

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For the trip to Madrid 007 boards another LH Airbus, this time an A320 with a more contemporary look...

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City of Bordeaux

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Ans so to the final leg of this trip, Madrid to Havana. Something a little different in store here and a real break from the Airbus/Boeing duopoly. A Cubana Il62 no less! Unfortunately the freeware model is a bit primitive though...

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It only remains to say 007 will return soon in Tomorrow Never Dies.

 

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Wow an Ilyushin Il-62, what a beast!!

Another movie with Sean "Spoiler" Bean. He tends to die in the most pompous ways.

Fantastic set as always Aidan!

I was in the assumption that Cleese did Q in this one, maybe it was the next one up. He apparently was too busy looking for a proper cheese shop.

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I remember seeing the Aeroflot Il-62 back in the 80s. Always loved the little wheel on the tail.B)

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Very impressive shots, Aidan! The Il-62 is a gem for sure!

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29 minutes ago, TG163 said:

Very impressive shots, Aidan! The Il-62 is a gem for sure!

I'd say more of a rough diamond that a gem Andy lol. It's a pity there was nothing better out there, but at least it was something different.

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Wow, that's not often we see russian metal here, let alone the IL-62. Congratulations, I follow a lot of your series guys and they are much inspiring. Great job !

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It might not be the best model, but the IL-62 is surely the stand-out of this set. Well done!

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