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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)

Rory Williams was the apparent inspiration for the character, after he and the Eleventh Doctor rescued Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, during the London Blitz. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse)

References Edit

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)

After they were captured by the National Institute for Advanced Scientific Research, 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 in 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 things 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)

Ace said that Goldfinger was the third film in the franchise. (AUDIO: The Assassination Games)

On 22 September 2006, Tegan Jovanka sarcastically asked the Fifth Doctor whether he expected her to be the new James Bond. (AUDIO: The Gathering)

Behind the scenes Edit

References in non-DWU media Edit

  • In the novelisation Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet, Ben Jackson is viewing a James Bond film starring Roger Moore. Although the film is not mentioned by name, the book mentions a battle with kung-fu students, something which appeared in the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun.
    • In the original serial The Tenth Planet, Jackson viewed an unidentified western film. When the serial was broadcast in 1966, Moore had not yet been cast as Bond; he had, however, made two appearances by the time the novelisation was published in 1976.

Off-screen connections Edit

Significant connections Edit

  • As long-running British franchises, both James Bond and Doctor Who share many similarities. Both protagonists have been portrayed, on-screen and in audio, by several actors, and both first appeared on screen in the 1960s.
  • Timothy Dalton, who played Rassilon in The End of Time, portrayed Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill.
  • 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. He would later play the Valeyard in The Trial of a Time Lord.

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