History Headscratchers / GoldenEye

3rd May '17 6:25:04 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Probably because he's got a score he wants to settle with Bond as well. He ''does'' blame him for half his face being burned off, he's probably been alerted from Xenia that Bond's on the case, so he might as well kill two birds, lure Bond out and deal with him as well.
9th Feb '17 2:46:53 PM WillKeaton
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* Why was the satellite dish so needlessly huge? They needed to communicate with a satellite, which I can do with a commercial dish that sits on top of my house. The two dishes they use are big enough for radio astronomy. I'll give the Severnaya one a pass, because they were almost certainly using it for other stuff besides communicating with the Goldeneye satellites, but the one in Cuba was built specifically for the purposes of communicating with the Goldeneye satellites and doesn't need to be very big at all to do that.
9th Feb '17 2:46:20 PM WillKeaton
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* Why was the satellite dish so needlessly huge? They needed to communicate with a satellite, which I can do with a commercial dish that sits on top of my house. The two dishes they use are big enough for radio astronomy. I'll give the Severnaya one a pass, because they were almost certainly using it for other stuff besides communicating with the Goldeneye satellites, but the one in Cuba was built specifically for the purposes of communicating with the Goldeneye satellites and doesn't need to be very big at all to do that.
8th Jan '17 3:57:51 PM WillKeaton
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** Speaking of Trevelyan's plan, why did it take ho so long to execute it after stealing the Goldeneye? After the event at Severnya he had Boris, he had the satellite, yet he doesn't do anything with them until after Bond has been deployed to Russia and uncovers the plot. Why wait? Why not execute the plan as soon as possible?
28th Dec '16 2:22:19 PM TheRarispy
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** At one point, Bond quips, "See, I have no problem with female authority." Perhaps, part of the idea was to see how well Bond responds to being ordered around by a woman, since the new M is one.

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** At one point, Bond quips, "See, I have no problem with female authority." Perhaps, part of the idea was to see how well Bond responds to being ordered around by receiving orders from a woman, since the new M is one.
28th Dec '16 2:21:34 PM TheRarispy
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** At one point, Bond quips, "See, I have no problem with female authority." Perhaps, part of the idea was to see how well Bond responds to being ordered around by a woman, since the new M is one.
18th Sep '16 8:25:55 AM CynicalBastardo
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** [[TheAlcoholic Let's face it, it's Bond]].
4th Jun '16 11:42:21 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Worth noting that aside from the ones we see Bond and Trevelyan shoot, we don't know how many people were still in the facility when it was destroyed. They could have been evacuating the bulk of the staff during the final confrontation. But ultimately, as others have said, this is the USSR. They had a huge population to begin with; it was a central part of their military strategy. A few dead soldiers / technicians can be easily replaced.


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** He'd only really need the first bullet in the chamber to be a blank for the effect. He makes sure to load a blank round into the chamber, and then the rest of the bullets in the magazine can be live rounds and no one's the wiser.
4th Jun '16 9:46:23 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also, [[RuleOfCool he's James Bond.]]
30th May '16 8:17:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** It's not like the bad guys don't already ''know'' that Bond's chasing them in a tank; they probably did hear him, but they're also seconds from boarding a train when he arrives and are likely operating under the assumption that he's too far behind them to catch up to them before they're steaming at full speed away from St. Petersburg. They just don't anticipate him cutting them off further down the track.

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*** It's not like the bad guys don't already ''know'' that Bond's chasing them in a tank; they probably did hear him, but they're also seconds from boarding a train when he arrives and are likely operating under the assumption that he's too far behind them to catch up to them before they're steaming at full speed away from St. Petersburg. They just don't anticipate him cutting them off further down the track. On rewatching, it also looks like the tank is just about to but hasn't quite entered the bridge before the other characters enter the train, meaning it's not as loud as it would be if it had already started rolling on the bridge.
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