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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A trait in the Bond film series is at the end credits they have "JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN", Doctor Who as ad similar message at the end of A Good Man Goes To War and Last Christmas.
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- 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.
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- 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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- The scene in Spearhead from Space where Major General Scobie is confronted with a replica is reminiscent of a scene in the 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 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 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.