Monday, October 1, 2012


On October 5, 1962, the first James Bond movie, "Dr. No", opened in theatres. To celebrate this fiftieth anniversary milestone, the As Seen On TV showcase will feature the televersions of characters from the series of books by Ian Fleming.

James Bond does exist in Earth Prime-Time, but he's only had a fleeting appearance on our TV screens in comparison to the vast output of TV characters over the last sixty plus years. Like his big screen counterpart in the Cineverse, there have been many James Bonds, with no need to splain away the Recastaways with alternate dimensions. "James Bond" is a code name used for the best spy in Her Majesty's Secret Service. Many different men have assumed the mantle of James Bond, giving up their original identities to keep the myth alive.

Because of this, the general public in Toobworld thinks of James Bond as a fictional character from books and movies. This is what a covert organization (which I have dubbed "UNreel") organized. By creating pervasive fictional accounts of this secret agent, "James Bond" is able to operate freely without worrying that his exploits will be revealed as the Truth. (Although fictional in Toobworld, James Bond's book and movie adventures have their own realities in BookWorld and the Cineverse.) "UNreel" has done this before - for the U.N.C.L.E. organization and a Gallifreyan Time Lord known as "the Doctor", among others.

But unlike his counterparts in BookWorld and the Cineverse, James Bond has not always been a British secret agent......

By the way, Ian Fleming also exists in Toobworld. So he joins the ranks of Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Dickens, Jules Verne, and Dame Agatha Christie as an author who shares the same world as the characters he created.....


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