History Headscratchers / GoldenEye

25th Jul '17 7:03:25 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also need to finish getting the Cuba side of the operation set up as well.


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** Boris is temperamental and over-dramatic. Pulling the plug is the simpler option, but he's getting stressed at the thought of someone being a better hacker than him. He's panicking and throwing a tantrum, basically.
25th Jul '17 6:58:17 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Where's it said the CIA ''didn't'' know it was there? Bond and Natalya had to find where it was somehow, as did Jack Wade and his special forces guys. They just might not have known exactly what it was for. It was probably just hidden because Trevalyan didn't want the ''locals'' to know what he was up to (seeing as the Cuban government might not have been overly thrilled at his running an off-the-books operation to completely destroy London in their back yard).
** Also, the Cold War had been over for about five-six years by the time the movie was released; their attention might have lapsed slightly.
10th Jul '17 6:00:28 AM cdrood
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*** It really doesn't matter WHAT year it is. Every internet connection can be severed by pulling a power cord or a data cable somewhere. Now in the case of public WiFi or mobile wireless, that connection could be not known or inaccessible. However, any office (private or government) will have cords that can easily be pulled kill any connection. This is different from a police trace in that they are looking for the general location of where the call is routed (i.e. your house, not a specific phone in your house).
9th Jul '17 2:52:43 PM cdrood
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**** Except that still doesn't explain why the U.S. doesn't know about it. We watched Cuba VERY closely during the Cold War. That's why The Cuban Missile Crisis happened.
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.
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