Moonraker (1979) (part 14 of 14)

Back in the station, gravity is restored and we get random fighting from Bond, Jaws, and Holly. They see the third globe launched and they all head for the main part of the station. We get more senseless action that’s just there for show as the Marines infiltrate the station. Drax gets away into a corridor and Bond follows in pursuit. I especially dig the way Bond walks down the corridor towards Drax as explosions are going off. Roger was generally a lighter 007 but he could bring the badass when he had to.

Drax is cornered, when suddenly he spies a gun on the floor. Grabbing it quickly, he orders Bond to surrender. Bond slowly raises his hands and Drax chuckles, “Desolated, Mr. Bond.” Bond sets off his wrist dart gun, plugging Drax in the chest. Bond replies, “Heartbroken, Mr. Drax.” He pushes Drax into an airlock, and with the line, “Take a giant step for mankind!” he dumps Drax into the dead of space.

Caption contributed by Albert

“James… Why are you doing this… I’m afraid, James. My mind is going. I can feel it… Daaaiiissyyyy….”

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Moonraker (1979)

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  • Ashley Lancaster

    The centrifuge scene was one of the best. We got to see Roger Moore’s cum face lol as Bond was fading struggling to stay conscious.

  • Ken Masterson

    Love Moonraker… in fact, watching it right now, when Bond and Goodghead are in Rio on the suspended cable car.
    When the Drax scientists acidentally knocked the open vials off of the globe-torpedo and they shattered, releasing the orchid-toxin gas, one of the scientists cried something that sounded like “Pesca Madonna!!” I was wondering what he actually said and what its translation was.

  • Unknown 1081

    I liked the motorized gondola scene, especially the dog’s “You ARE seeing this? Right?” And I also liked Jaws and Dolly skipping off, followed by Bond’s looking at them with a “You’ve got to be KIDDING me” expression on his face, to the love theme from Romeo and Juliet, no less…

    This film is actually somewhat funny…