History Trivia / Moonraker

11th Aug '16 11:10:00 PM LtFedora
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** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/Octopussy'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').

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** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/Octopussy'') (''{{Film/Octopussy}}'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').
6th Jul '16 9:26:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/OctoPussy'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').

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** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/OctoPussy'') (''Film/Octopussy'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').
6th Jul '16 9:26:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The woman with General Gogol was originally supposed to be Anya Amasova from ''FilmTheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

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** The woman with General Gogol was originally supposed to be Anya Amasova from ''FilmTheSpyWhoLovedMe''.''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.



** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/Octopussy'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').

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** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/Octopussy'') (''Film/OctoPussy'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').
6th Jul '16 9:25:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBacklash: While certainly not the film of which he's most ashamed, Roger Moore has often made fun of himself and this movie for the absurdity of the plot.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: France doubles for California.
* CreatorBacklash: While certainly not the film of which he's most ashamed, Roger Moore Creator/RogerMoore has often made fun of himself and this movie for the absurdity of the plot.



** Music/KateBush was asked to sing the film's theme song. She declined, and the honors went to Shirley Bassey.
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** Music/KateBush was and Creator/FrankSinatra were asked to sing the film's theme song. She declined, title song, but they declined. Music/JohnnyMathis was attached, but dropped out.
** The woman with General Gogol was originally supposed to be Anya Amasova from ''FilmTheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** The crew had shot a scene with Drax meeting his co-financiers in his jungle lair
and they used the honors went to Shirley Bassey.
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same chamber room below the space shuttle launch pad that Bond and Goodhead eventually escape from. This scene was shot but later cut out. Another scene involving Bond and Goodhead in a meditation room aboard Drax's space station, was shot but never used in the final film.
** The original script contained scenes that ended up in future Bond films - an Arcostar Minijet, knife throwing twins (''Film/Octopussy'') and a parachute jump from The Eiffel Tower (''Film/AViewToAKill'').
10th Mar '16 5:47:29 PM DrOO7
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* FollowTheLeader: Moonraker was made when it was because of the success of ''Franchise/StarWars''.
14th Feb '16 11:57:51 AM anglarite
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** An inversion (though only at the time of its release): at the time ''Moonraker'' as made, NASA was intending to launch its first space shuttle in 1979, which would have made the film very timely. Unfortunately, NASA had to delay the launch for two years, rendering the film unexpectedly something that was before its time.

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** An inversion (though only at the time of its release): at the time ''Moonraker'' as was made, NASA was intending to launch its first space shuttle in 1979, which would have made the film very timely. Unfortunately, NASA had to delay the launch for two years, rendering the film unexpectedly something that was before its time.
25th Jan '16 12:23:57 AM Statzkeen
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** Before he orders her and Bond to be executed, Drax tells Holly [[FalseReassurance "Your desire to become America's first woman in space will shortly be fulfilled"]], which points itself to pre-1983, when Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut (the first ever female astronaut was Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union in 1963). Let's just [[MST3KMantra forget that she had actually gotten into space]] by that point.

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** Before he orders her and Bond to be executed, Drax tells Holly [[FalseReassurance "Your desire to become America's first woman in space will shortly be fulfilled"]], which points itself to pre-1983, when Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut (the first ever female astronaut was Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union in 1963). Let's just [[MST3KMantra forget that she Holly had actually gotten into space]] already by that point.



** James Mason was considered for the part of Drax, but turned it down. Michael Lonsdale was likely selected due to the movie's French financing.

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** James Mason was considered for the part of Drax, but turned it down. Michael Lonsdale was likely selected due to the movie's French financing.financing (and he does sound somewhat like Mason).
1st Jan '16 3:54:09 PM BananaPancakes
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* CreatorBacklash: While certainly not the film he's most ashamed of, Roger Moore has often made fun of himself and this movie for the absurdity of the plot.

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* CreatorBacklash: While certainly not the film of which he's most ashamed of, ashamed, Roger Moore has often made fun of himself and this movie for the absurdity of the plot. plot.



** Before he orders her and Bond to be executed, Drax tells Holly [[FalseReassurance "your desire to become America's first woman in space will shortly be fulfilled"]], which points itself to pre-1983, when Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut in space (the first ever female astronaut was Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union in 1963).
** An inversion (though only at the time of its release): at the time ''Moonraker'' as made, NASA was intending to launch its first space shuttle in 1979, which would have made the film very timely. Unfortunately, NASA ultimately delayed the launch for two years, rendering the film unexpectedly as something that was before its time.

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** Before he orders her and Bond to be executed, Drax tells Holly [[FalseReassurance "your "Your desire to become America's first woman in space will shortly be fulfilled"]], which points itself to pre-1983, when Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut in space (the first ever female astronaut was Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union in 1963).
1963). Let's just [[MST3KMantra forget that she had actually gotten into space]] by that point.
** An inversion (though only at the time of its release): at the time ''Moonraker'' as made, NASA was intending to launch its first space shuttle in 1979, which would have made the film very timely. Unfortunately, NASA ultimately delayed had to delay the launch for two years, rendering the film unexpectedly as something that was before its time.



** James Mason was considered for the part of Drax, but turned it down. Londsdale was likely selected due to the movie's French financing.

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** James Mason was considered for the part of Drax, but turned it down. Londsdale Michael Lonsdale was likely selected due to the movie's French financing.



** KateBush was asked to provide the film's theme song. She declined, and the honors went to Shirley Bassey.

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** KateBush Music/KateBush was asked to provide sing the film's theme song. She declined, and the honors went to Shirley Bassey.
25th Dec '15 1:44:40 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* RecycledScript: The film is very much a rehash of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', only [-In Space!-] instead of underwater. Several scenes and plot beats, including the villain's EvilPlan, are pretty much the same.

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* RecycledScript: The film is very much a rehash of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', only [-In Space!-] [-IN SPACE!-] instead of underwater. Several scenes and plot beats, including the villain's EvilPlan, are pretty much the same.
25th Dec '15 1:44:26 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* RecycledScript: The film is very much a rehash of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', only [-In Space!-] instead of underwater. Several scenes and plot beats, including the villain's EvilPlan, are pretty much the same.
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