History Trivia / OnHerMajestysSecretService

21st Nov '16 4:32:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Telly Savalas replaced Creator/DonaldPleasance 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 replaced Creator/DonaldPleasance 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.
18th Oct '16 8:36:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''On Her Majesty's Service'' (Sweden & Israel).
** ''The Queen's 007'' (Japan).
** ''On The Secret Service of Her Majesty'' (Belgium, Canada, France and West Germany).
** ''To Serve Her Majesty'' (Italy).
** ''007 On Her Majesty's Service'' (Brazil & Portugal).
** ''007 On Her Majesty's Secret Service'' (Spain).
** ''To Her Majesty's Secret Service'' (Denmark).
**''007 Seized The Snow Mountain Castle'' (China & Norway).



** Cubby Broccoli offered Creator/JeremyBrett the role of 007 after seeing him in ''Film/MyFairLady'', but he declined.

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** Cubby Broccoli offered Creator/JeremyBrett the role of 007 after seeing him in ''Film/MyFairLady'', ''Film/MyFairLady''. Brett ultimately declined the role, saying - "It's the sort of role you cannot afford to turn down, but he declined.I think it would have spoiled my life if I had got it."
18th Oct '16 8:32:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeBrit: Lazenby is Australian.

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* FakeBrit: Lazenby Creator/GeorgeLazenby is Australian.



** George Lazenby replacing Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond. Features a LampshadeHanging.

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** George Lazenby Creator/GeorgeLazenby replacing Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond. Features a LampshadeHanging.



* RealLifeRelative: The picture of Tracy's mother was a photograph of Creator/DianaRigg's own mother.
* SameLanguageDub: George Baker (Sir Hilary Bray) dubs Creator/GeorgeLazenby in the scenes where Bond impersonates him.



* ThrowItIn: The St. Bernard rolling in front of Bond was totally unexpected, and Lazenby reacted accordingly ("Never mind that! Go and get the brandy, huh?").
* TroubledProduction: Granted, not anywhere near as much as the press at the time made it out to be, but there were a lot of disagreements between Lazenby and director Peter Hunt, and also between Hunt and the producers, which resulted in neither man ever returning to the series.
** The Incredible World of 007, a retrospective book of the series up to Licence To Kill, mentions that Lazenby and Diana Rigg did not get along during filming.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
** Bond's sliding along the ice whilst firing a machine gun in the attack on Piz Gloria was a spur-of-the-moment idea from director Peter R. Hunt.
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The St. Bernard rolling in front of Bond was totally unexpected, and Lazenby reacted accordingly ("Never mind that! Go and get the brandy, huh?").
* TroubledProduction: Granted, not anywhere near as much as The film had a few stuntmen accidents (including one guy losing a foot), and leading man Creator/GeorgeLazenby had conflicts with the director and the producers. On top of that, the press at had a field day with the time made it production and created huge stories out to be, but there were a lot of disagreements between Lazenby and director Peter Hunt, and also between Hunt and the producers, which most innocuous events; lead actress Creator/DianaRigg's off-hand quip about eating garlic prior to a scene resulted in neither man ever returning to the series.
** The Incredible World of 007, a retrospective book of the series up to Licence To Kill, mentions
stories that the two leads could barely even stand to work together (which, to be fair, wasn't ''completely'' untrue), while the news that George Baker would be overdubbing some of Lazenby's lines -- specifically the ones where Bond was impersonating Baker's character, Sir Hillary Bray -- ended up being interpreted as Lazenby having proven to be such a terrible actor that the producers had been forced to have Baker overdub his entire performance. These stories naturally made the already-strained mood on the set even worse, and Diana Rigg did played a part in Lazenby's decision not get along during filming.to return to the role.



** The role of Bond was offered to Creator/TimothyDalton, who declined because he felt he was too young and inexperienced, and Creator/AdamWest, who declined because he felt Bond should be played by a Briton.
** In the commentary, George Baker (Sir Hillary Bray) explains that Ian Fleming had put him forward as his choice to play James Bond when he was trying to drum up interest for a film series, before Saltzman and Broccoli got involved. In that light, Baker noted it gave him an odd feeling to be in the studio dubbing Lazenby's dialogue for when Bond was impersonating Bray.
** Had Lazenby'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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** The role of Bond was offered to Creator/TimothyDalton, who declined because he felt at 24, he was too young and inexperienced, and inexperienced.
**
Creator/AdamWest, who declined because he felt a personal friend of Albert R. Broccoli, was offered the part of James Bond for the movie. West said that while he was very tempted, he ultimately turned it down feeling the role should be played by a Briton.
an English Actor.
** Creator/RogerMoore was also offered the role, but he was busy with ''Series/TheSaint''.
** Cubby Broccoli offered Creator/JeremyBrett the role of 007 after seeing him in ''Film/MyFairLady'', but he declined.
** In the commentary, George Baker (Sir Hillary Bray) explains that Ian Fleming Creator/IanFleming had put him forward as his choice to play James Bond when he was trying to drum up interest for a film series, before Saltzman and Broccoli got involved. In that light, Baker noted it gave him an odd feeling to be in the studio dubbing Lazenby's dialogue for when Bond was impersonating Bray.
** Had Lazenby's 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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** Lazenby suggested a scene where Bond skis off a cliff and opens a parachute. This was scrapped, as the filmmakers lacked the resources to pull it off. It was used as the opening for ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** Lyrics were originally intended for Music/JohnBarry's main theme, but were later rejected in favor of "We Have All the Time in the World".
6th Jul '16 8:39:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/DianaRigg's reason for doing a Bond film was that she hadn't done and epic film yet.
6th Jul '16 8:37:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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.



** George Lazenby replacing Sean Connery as Film/JamesBond. Features a LampshadeHanging.

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** George Lazenby replacing Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond. Features a LampshadeHanging.



** Telly Savalas replaced Donald Pleasance 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.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Lazenby 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 advices 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.

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** Telly Savalas replaced Donald Pleasance Creator/DonaldPleasance 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.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Lazenby 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 advices 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.


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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.
** An entire action scene was cut due to time. Bond was originally supposed to catch one of Blofeld's henchmen spying on his meeting with Sir Hilary and give chase across the rooftops of London.
28th Apr '16 7:40:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Draco is the railroad baron from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.
** Diana Rigg is of course [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]].
** Rigg isn't the only [[Series/TheAvengers Avenger]] to appear in the movie; Joanna Lumley ("the English girl") would later team up with Steed in the short-lived ''The New Avengers'' revival series.
** Sir Hillary Bray's actor, George Baker, appears as a Royal Navy admiral in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** And Blofeld is {{Kojak}}!
27th Jan '16 3:46:25 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Savalas was the inspiration for Lex Luthor as portrayed in [[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.

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* {{Expy}}: Savalas was the inspiration for Lex Luthor as portrayed in [[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman: TAS]].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.
23rd Jan '16 4:38:50 PM nombretomado
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** The role of Bond was offered to TimothyDalton, who declined because he felt he was too young and inexperienced, and AdamWest, who declined because he felt Bond should be played by a Briton.

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** The role of Bond was offered to TimothyDalton, Creator/TimothyDalton, who declined because he felt he was too young and inexperienced, and AdamWest, Creator/AdamWest, who declined because he felt Bond should be played by a Briton.
20th Dec '15 10:41:52 AM Quag15
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** Draco is French (Corsican), and he's played by an Italian.

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** Draco is French (Corsican), and he's played by an Italian.Italian actor Gabriele Ferzetti[[note]]though he's dubbed by David de Keyser, who would later have a small role in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''[[/note]].
23rd Jun '15 10:52:16 AM JamesAustin
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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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