History Headscratchers / GoldenEye

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.
30th May '16 7:59:09 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.
20th May '16 1:25:25 PM Jgorgon
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** It's just banter. Alec says "Closing time, James. Last call!" which is just a banterous way of saying "The mission's nearly over. Let's get out of here!". James keeps the joke going by responding "Buy me a pint!", which is what you stereotypically drink in a pub.
30th Apr '16 9:40:38 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Even taking into account the above, he usually drinks wine and vodka martinis when he's in a classy hotel-casino environment when that sort of drink would be expected. If he's just out with a friend for a quiet drink down at the nearest pub after a long day at work, he might be more willing to knock back a pint or two. He probably drinks fancy expensive stuff imported from Germany, even.

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** Even taking into account the above, he usually drinks wine and vodka martinis and the like when he's in a classy high-class hotel-casino environment when that sort of drink would be expected. If he's just out with a friend for a quiet drink down at the nearest pub after a long day at work, he might be more willing to knock back a pint or two. He probably drinks fancy expensive stuff imported from Germany, even.
30th Apr '16 9:39:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Even taking into account the above, he usually drinks wine and vodka martinis when he's in a classy hotel-casino environment when that sort of drink would be expected. If he's just out with a friend for a quiet drink down at the nearest pub after a long day at work, he might be more willing to knock back a pint or two. He probably drinks fancy expensive stuff imported from Germany, even.
15th Mar '16 12:43:04 AM MrStath2015
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*** Trevelyan must have spent years feigning friendship with Bond and hating every minute of it. It would be have been bad enough to put up with that for so long, but then to have Bond turn around and shorten the timers, and realise that Bond didn't are enough to give him enough time after all must have made things even worse.



*** Trevelyan must have spent years feigning friendship with Bond and hating every minute of it. It would be have been bad enough to put up with that for so long, but then to have Bond turn around and shorten the timers, and realise that Bond didn't are enough to give him enough time after all must have made things even worse.
13th Mar '16 1:25:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** It almost certainly ''was'' built by the USSR, back when the killsat was first made operational. They'd need stations in as many places across the globe as possible to operate and track it, and would be much better positioned to construct it in secret.
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