James Bond was a fictional British secret agent created on Earth in the mid-20th century. Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who had previously played another fictional secret agent in the television series The Saint, were among the actors who played the role in the film series. (AUDIO: Thin Ice)
- Fitz Kreiner imitated the character on numerous occasions. (PROSE: Demontage)
- Jo Grant, who supposedly worked for UNIT as a secret agent, complained that contrary to the beliefs of her family and friends, her real life involved much more drudgery than the glamorous life of James Bond. (TV: Frontier in Space)
- In the 1970s, Margery Phipps believed that Sgt. John Benton resembled James Bond, "not the new one, the one before him but without the Australian accent." (AUDIO: Council of War)
- Sarah Jane Smith jokingly referred to Harry Sullivan as "James Bond." (TV: Robot)
- Peri Brown enjoyed watching the films with her late father Paul Brown while she was growing up. She compared the Casino Majestique in Monte Carlo, 1966, to the sort of venue frequently featured in the films. (AUDIO: The Veiled Leopard)
- In Monte Carlo in 1966, Ace mockingly referred to Hex as "007" when he was hiding under a bed after stealing the Veiled Leopard. Hex later complained that their escape route down the back stairs wasn't very "James Bond". (AUDIO: The Veiled Leopard)
- Ace later told Gilgamesh that all good spies wore disguises, citing James Bond as an example, though he thought she said "Shamash Bond". (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)
- When the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones went to attend Richard Lazarus' unveiling of his experiment, Martha commented that the Doctor looked like James Bond due to his black-tie tuxedo. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment)
- In an alternative timeline on 9 November 1989, Albert Marsden told Hex that Vladimir Kryuchkov, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, reminded him of a James Bond villain. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive)
- Ianto Jones was a big Bond fan, occasionally having "Bondathons" of all his favourite James Bond movies. (PROSE: Trace Memory)
- The Eleventh Doctor once used the alias of "Commander Bond". (COMIC: Sub-species)
- Rani Chandra described shutting down a nuclear reactor to Clyde Langer as "James Bond meets Mario." (TV: Sky)
- In 1963, the Doctor mentioned Sean Connery as James Bond in the list of cool stuff about that year. (GAME: City of the Daleks)
- In 1605, Rory Williams jokingly remarked that it was "a bit early for James Bond" upon learning about spies working against King James I. Confusing Black Rod, who asked if James Bond was another spy, Rory reassured him Bond was on their side. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)
- In the alternate timeline created by the fixed point at Lake Silencio, Amy introduced herself as "Pond. Amelia Pond." She followed a grenade into the room, and she was wearing all black with an eye patch and a gun, which she used to shoot the Doctor. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- Dave Oswald's favourite James Bond film was Live and Let Die. (COMIC: A Wing and a Prayer)
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References in non-DWU media Edit
In the novelisation Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet, Ben Jackson is viewing an unnamed James Bond film starring Roger Moore. In the original serial The Tenth Planet, he viewed an unidentified western film. At the time the serial was broadcast, Moore had not yet been cast as Bond; he had, however, made several films as 007 by the time the novelisation was written. The book mentions a battle with kung-fu students which, appeared in the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun.
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Significant connections Edit
- Doctor Who as a television series and the James Bond film franchises (which had begun originally as a book series) share common ground in terms of longevity, with both being revived successfully after lengthy hiatuses.
- Timothy Dalton, who played Rassilon in TV: The End of Time, played Bond in two films in between Sir Roger Moore's and Pierce Brosnan's tenures. To date, no other actor to have played Bond in the film series has appeared on both Doctor Who or its spin-offs and as Bond. However, Michael Jayston played the character in a radio adaptation of You Only Live Twice in 1971 and was at one point considered for the role on film. Given that the Valeyard is an evil version of the Doctor from a possible future, Jayston is the only actor to play both James Bond and the Doctor to date. As listed below, numerous other actors have appeared in both franchises.
Other connections Edit
- The scene in Spearhead from Space where Major General Scobie is confronted with a replica is reminiscent of a scene in 1965 film Thunderball where Francois Derval is killed by Angelo.
- During location filming at Lanzarote for Planet of Fire, Peter Davison posed for publicity photos for Planet of Fire with a prop gun and tuxedo with a bikini-clad Nicola Bryant by his side, in a classically Bond-like pose, to announce the latter's debut as Peri Brown. Jason Kane also adopts a "Bond pose" on the cover of Deadfall by Gary Russell. Trading Futures by Lance Parkin uses a pastiche Bond movie poster look.
- Fans of both series have jokingly speculated that Bond may be a Time Lord, as he his appearance changes every few years. In the trailer to GoldenEye (though not in the film itself), Pierce Brosnan's first words as Bond, "You were expecting someone else?", echo the Sixth Doctor's first words after his regeneration in the last few moments of The Caves of Androzani.
- The Curse of Fatal Death was shot in Pinewood Studios, famous for being the studios used for the James Bond films.
- Martin Shaw was once asked to put himself forward to play James Bond. In the interview in which he revealed this, he also noted that he would like to play the Doctor.