History Trivia / OnHerMajestysSecretService

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.
24th Mar '15 8:44:41 AM Movienut376
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**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.
8th Jan '15 5:41:38 PM Robotech_Master
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Draco is the railroad baron from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. Diana Rigg is of course [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]]. Sir Hillary Bray's actor, George Baker, appears as a Royal Navy admiral in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. And Blofeld is {{Kojak}}!

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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Draco is the railroad baron from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.
**
Diana Rigg is of course [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]]. 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''. ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
**
And Blofeld is {{Kojak}}!
8th Jan '15 5:35:55 PM Robotech_Master
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** 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 Tracy's death was not addressed within the franchise until ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.

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** 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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