History Trivia / OnHerMajestysSecretService

25th Mar '18 10:01:14 AM TheSaddleman
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bunt was meant to return with Blofeld, but her character was eliminated when her actress, Ilse Steppat, died.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bunt was meant to return with Blofeld, Blofeld in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', but her character was eliminated when her actress, Ilse Steppat, died.



** Creator/TellySavalas replaced Creator/DonaldPleasence as Blofeld. This is a holdover from the original book, where Blofeld had plastic surgery to alter his appearance to make him harder to identify.

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** Creator/TellySavalas replaced Creator/DonaldPleasence as Blofeld. This is a holdover from the original book, where Blofeld had plastic surgery to alter his appearance to make him harder to identify. It still doesn't explain why he fails to recognize Bond.



** In order to explain why Bond looks different, the original script explained that he had plastic surgery because he kept getting recognised by all his enemies. This was scrapped because they realised it was a terrible idea.

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** In order to explain why Bond looks different, the original script explained that he had plastic surgery because he kept getting recognised by all his enemies. This was scrapped because they realised it was a terrible idea.idea, dodging a continuity bullet when Connery later returned to the role; a continuity error, however is created as Blofeld fails to recognize Bond, despite the two having met face to face in the preceding film.
23rd Mar '18 5:36:16 AM AmuckCricetine
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* NoStuntDouble: Blofeld getting snared with a tree was performed at the studio by Telly Savalas himself, after the attempt to do this by the stuntman on location came out wrong.

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* NoStuntDouble: Blofeld getting snared with a tree was performed at the studio by Telly Savalas Creator/TellySavalas himself, after the attempt to do this by the stuntman on location came out wrong.



** Telly Savalas replaced Creator/DonaldPleasence as Blofeld. This is a holdover from the original book, where Blofeld had plastic surgery to alter his appearance to make him harder to identify.

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** Telly Savalas Creator/TellySavalas replaced Creator/DonaldPleasence as Blofeld. This is a holdover from the original book, where Blofeld had plastic surgery to alter his appearance to make him harder to identify.
10th Feb '18 4:04:36 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ActorExistenceFailure: Bunt was meant to return with Blofeld, but her character was eliminated when her actress, Ilse Steppat, died.

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* ActorExistenceFailure: AuthorExistenceFailure: Bunt was meant to return with Blofeld, but her character was eliminated when her actress, Ilse Steppat, died.
8th Dec '17 11:34:36 AM Dragon101
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** Had Creator/GeorgeLazenby's agent not convinced him to leave the series, his contract was for seven movies. Tracy's death would only occur in [[Film/DiamondsAreForever the follow-up]], but since the main actor was leaving, the producers decided to keep it in just one movie—and Bond seeking revenge for Tracy's death was not (explicitly) addressed within the franchise until ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. [[note]] Bond is on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Blofeld in ''Diamonds Are Forever'', but it is left deliberately ambiguous if this has anything to do with Tracy or if that movie was being skipped; his behaviour makes sense either way however. [[/note]]

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** Had Creator/GeorgeLazenby's agent not convinced him to leave the series, his contract was for seven movies. Tracy's death would only occur in [[Film/DiamondsAreForever the follow-up]], but since the main actor was leaving, the producers decided to keep it in just one movie—and Bond seeking revenge for Tracy's death was not (explicitly) addressed within the franchise until ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. [[note]] Bond is on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Blofeld in ''Diamonds Are Forever'', but it is left deliberately ambiguous if this has anything to do with Tracy or if that this movie was being skipped; his behaviour makes sense either way however. [[/note]]
8th Dec '17 11:33:34 AM Dragon101
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** Had Creator/GeorgeLazenby's agent not convinced him to leave the series, his contract was for seven movies. Tracy's death would only occur in [[Film/DiamondsAreForever the follow-up]], but since the main actor was leaving, the producers decided to keep it in just one movie—and Bond seeking revenge for Tracy's death was not addressed within the franchise until ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.

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** Had Creator/GeorgeLazenby's agent not convinced him to leave the series, his contract was for seven movies. Tracy's death would only occur in [[Film/DiamondsAreForever the follow-up]], but since the main actor was leaving, the producers decided to keep it in just one movie—and Bond seeking revenge for Tracy's death was not (explicitly) addressed within the franchise until ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. [[note]] Bond is on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Blofeld in ''Diamonds Are Forever'', but it is left deliberately ambiguous if this has anything to do with Tracy or if that movie was being skipped; his behaviour makes sense either way however. [[/note]]
10th Oct '17 3:54:51 AM moloch
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10th Oct '17 3:53:07 AM moloch
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/DianaRigg's reason for doing a Bond film was that she hadn't done and epic film yet.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/DianaRigg's reason for doing a Bond film was that she hadn't done and an epic film yet.
22nd Sep '17 11:36:56 AM JamesAustin
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* {{Expy}}: Savalas was the inspiration for Lex Luthor as portrayed in ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman: TAS]]''. Like Blofeld, Luthor is a rich cretin with a thirst for respectability. Also, he's quick to drop the genteel act and throw down if necessary.



** Draco is French (Corsican), and he's played by Italian actor Gabriele Ferzetti[[note]]though he's dubbed by David de Keyser, who would later have a small role in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''[[/note]].

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** Draco is French (Corsican), and he's played by Italian actor Gabriele Ferzetti[[note]]though Ferzetti.[[note]]though he's dubbed by David de Keyser, who would later have a small role in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''[[/note]].''Film/DiamondsAreForever''[[/note]]



* HostilityOnTheSet: It was reported at the time that Creator/GeorgeLazeny and Creator/DianaRigg didn't get on. While they weren't exactly friends, they had their good days and bad days. The rumours started when it was reported that Rigg ate garlic before a love scene (which wasn't true - she said to Lazenby as a joke that she was having garlic for lunch). She later admitted that she found Lazenby immature. Lazenby for his part claimed that he got on with everybody - except director Peter R. Hunt. He claimed that he didn't receive any coaching despite his inexperience and that Hunt asked the rest of the crew to keep a distance from him, as "Peter thought the more I was alone, the better I would be as James Bond."
-->One time, we were on location at an ice rink and Diana and Peter were drinking champagne inside. Of course I wasn't invited as Peter was there. I could see them through the window, but the crew were all outside stomping around on the ice trying to keep warm. So, when she got in the car, I went for her. She couldn't drive the car properly and I got in to her about her drinking and things like that. Then she jumped out and started shouting 'he's attacking me in the car!' I called her a so-and-so for not considering the crew who were freezing their butts off outside. And it wasn't that at all in the end, as she was sick that night, and I was at fault for getting in to her about it. I think everyone gets upset at one time.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: HostilityOnTheSet:
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It was reported at the time that Creator/GeorgeLazeny Creator/GeorgeLazenby and Creator/DianaRigg didn't get on. While they weren't exactly friends, they had their good days and bad days. The rumours started when it was reported that Rigg ate garlic before a love scene (which wasn't true - she said to Lazenby as a joke that she was having garlic for lunch). She later admitted that she found Lazenby immature. Lazenby for his part claimed that he got on with everybody - except director Peter R. Hunt. He claimed that he didn't receive any coaching despite his inexperience and that Hunt asked the rest of the crew to keep a distance from him, as "Peter thought the more I was alone, the better I would be as James Bond."
-->One --->One time, we were on location at an ice rink and Diana and Peter were drinking champagne inside. Of course I wasn't invited as Peter was there. I could see them through the window, but the crew were all outside stomping around on the ice trying to keep warm. So, when she got in the car, I went for her. She couldn't drive the car properly and I got in to her about her drinking and things like that. Then she jumped out and started shouting 'he's attacking me in the car!' I called her a so-and-so for not considering the crew who were freezing their butts off outside. And it wasn't that at all in the end, as she was sick that night, and I was at fault for getting in to her about it. I think everyone gets upset at one time.time.
** Lazenby overall was reported to be quite a prima donna on the set, sure that he would become just as big a star as Connery with the role. This probably contributed to his not doing any more Bond films. He later went on record as saying that it was mainly him listening to very bad advice by his agent that made him behave that way, including his decision to stop making Bond films. The fact he always said in later interviews that this was [[NeverLiveItDown one of the worst decisions he ever made]] but that he also fired his agent just a couple of years later really does not come as a surprise if this in fact is true.



** Creator/GeorgeLazenby replacing Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond. Features a LampshadeHanging.
-->"This never happened to the other fellow!" (Also counts as BreakingTheFourthWall )

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** Creator/GeorgeLazenby replacing Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond. Features Complete with a LampshadeHanging.
-->"This never happened to the other fellow!" (Also
LampshadeHanging that also counts as BreakingTheFourthWall )("This never happened to the other fellow!").



* SmallNameBigEgo: Creator/GeorgeLazenby was reported to be quite a prima donna on the set, sure that he would become just as big a star as Connery with the role. This probably contributed to his not doing any more Bond films.
** Lazenby has gone on record as saying that it was mainly him listening to very bad advice by his agent that made him behave that way, including his decision to stop making Bond films. The fact he always said in later interviews that this was [[NeverLiveItDown one of the worst decisions he ever made]] but that he also fired his agent just a couple of years later really does not come as a surprise if this in fact is true.



** Peter R. Hunt originally wanted Creator/BrigitteBardot for Tracy, but she ironically decided to star opposite Creator/SeanConnery in ''Film/{{Shalako}}''. Jacqueline Bisset and Creator/CatherineDeneuve were also considered.

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** Peter R. Hunt originally wanted Creator/BrigitteBardot for Tracy, but she ironically decided to star opposite Creator/SeanConnery in ''Film/{{Shalako}}''. Jacqueline Bisset Creator/JacquelineBisset and Creator/CatherineDeneuve were also considered.
17th Sep '17 3:55:49 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* CastTheExpert: Grunter's actor was a stuntman who gained the part as compensation for having his nose broken by Creator/GeorgeLazenby in his audition.

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* CastTheExpert: Grunter's actor was a wrestler and a stuntman who gained the part as compensation for having his nose broken by Creator/GeorgeLazenby in his audition.



** ''On Her Majesty's Service'' (Sweden & Israel).

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** ''On Her Majesty's Service'' (Sweden & Israel).(Israel).



** Grunther: Swiss or German character, played by a Russian stuntman.

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** Grunther: Swiss or German character, played by a Russian stuntman.stuntman and wrestler Yuri Borienko.



** The role of Bond was offered to Creator/TimothyDalton, who declined because he felt at 24, he was too young and inexperienced.

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** The role of Bond was offered to Creator/TimothyDalton, who declined because he felt at 24, 23, he was too young and inexperienced.inexperienced. He also didn't want to take over from Connery.
12th Sep '17 8:01:33 AM ClintEastwood
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* TheCastShowOff: Creator/GeorgeLazenby was taught martial arts by Creator/BruceLee and we get to see his fighting prowess in the film.

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* TheCastShowOff: TheCastShowoff: Creator/GeorgeLazenby was taught martial arts by Creator/BruceLee and we get to see his fighting prowess in the film.
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