History YMMV / DrNo

7th Jul '16 11:43:56 PM UrthWyrm
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* {{Narm}}: The clear plastic suit Dr. No wears at the end of the film looked hilarious long before ''Film/AustinPowers'' parodied it.
23rd Jun '16 12:57:17 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* SignatureScene:
** Honey's entrance from the sea in her bikini.
** Dr. No's introduction and his dialogue with Bond during their dinner.
** "You've had your six."
** Bond waking up to find a spider in his bed.
14th May '16 8:46:48 AM CharlesPhipps
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26th Apr '16 6:37:42 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* MagnificentBastard: As in the film, Dr. No. In the past, he double-crossed his own Tong by stealing their money and still keeping it hidden. Then, he made a fortune before and during WW2 by simply buying up and selling rare stamps for millions of dollars. Now, he makes millions of dollars in a ''legal'' guano mining scheme while having a truly huge network of spies, a competent private army, a massive flame throwing armored car and a giant squid to guard all of it. He's also got a truly colossal underground SupervillainLair where he causes American missiles to crash for the USSR's benefit so their designs can be copied. Yet, Dr. No manages to double-cross the Russians ''as well'' by secretly sending the radio transmissions to Communist China to get even more money, without SMERSH's knowledge.

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* MagnificentBastard: As in the film, Dr. No. In the past, he double-crossed his own Tong by stealing their money and still keeping it hidden. Then, he made a fortune before and during WW2 by simply buying up and selling rare stamps for millions of dollars. Now, he makes millions of dollars in a ''legal'' guano mining scheme while having a truly huge network of spies, a competent private army, a massive flame throwing armored car and a giant squid to guard all of it. He's also got a truly colossal underground SupervillainLair where he causes American missiles to crash for the USSR's benefit so their designs can be copied. Yet, Dr. No manages to double-cross the Russians ''as well'' by secretly sending the radio transmissions to Communist China to get even more money, without SMERSH's knowledge. All of this and he only appears in the second half of the book.
26th Apr '16 6:37:05 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* VindicatedByHistory: Dr. No was the first of Fleming's novels to receive heavy criticism, mainly for lacking the realism of the previous books and having fantastical elements instead. Nowadays, it's one of the most popular and beloved novels in the series, thanks to sharing a lot of elements with the movies.

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* MagnificentBastard: As in the film, Dr. No. In the past, he double-crossed his own Tong by stealing their money and still keeping it hidden. Then, he made a fortune before and during WW2 by simply buying up and selling rare stamps for millions of dollars. Now, he makes millions of dollars in a ''legal'' guano mining scheme while having a truly huge network of spies, a competent private army, a massive flame throwing armored car and a giant squid to guard all of it. He's also got a truly colossal underground SupervillainLair where he causes American missiles to crash for the USSR's benefit so their designs can be copied. Yet, Dr. No manages to double-cross the Russians ''as well'' by secretly sending the radio transmissions to Communist China to get even more money, without SMERSH's knowledge.
* VindicatedByHistory: Dr. No was the first of Fleming's novels to receive heavy criticism, mainly for lacking the realism of the previous books and having fantastical elements instead. Nowadays, it's one of the most popular and beloved novels in the series, thanks to sharing a lot of elements with the movies.
23rd Apr '16 7:26:54 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure/superhero story, being set on a very exotic tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy supervillain with a private army to go along with it and a very unusual physical appearance, compared to the other villains from before. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more polite and kind this time round and pulls off some very traditional heroic acts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only capable of kicking ass, she actually escapes without his help and even drags him into bed instead of the other way round. SMERSH is completely absent here, removing the heavy political backdrop from the previous books.
23rd Apr '16 7:26:26 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure story, being set on a very exotic tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy supervillain with a private army to go along with it. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only capable of kicking ass, she actually escapes without his help and even seduces him.

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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure adventure/superhero story, being set on a very exotic tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy supervillain with a private army to go along with it. it and a very unusual physical appearance, compared to the other villains from before. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic polite and kind this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, some very traditional heroic acts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only capable of kicking ass, she actually escapes without his help and even seduces him.drags him into bed instead of the other way round. SMERSH is completely absent here, removing the heavy political backdrop from the previous books.
23rd Apr '16 7:22:50 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure story, being set on a tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy, charismatic supervillain. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only capable of kicking ass, she actually escapes without his help and even seduces him.

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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure story, being set on a very exotic tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy, charismatic supervillain.hammy supervillain with a private army to go along with it. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only capable of kicking ass, she actually escapes without his help and even seduces him.
23rd Apr '16 7:20:41 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure story, being set on a tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy, charismatic supervillain. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only

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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure story, being set on a tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy, charismatic supervillain. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only capable of kicking ass, she actually escapes without his help and even seduces him.
23rd Apr '16 7:18:34 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations and
* VindicatedByHistory: Dr. No was the first of Fleming's novels to receive heavy criticism, mainly for lacking the realism of the previous books and having fantastical elements instead, as well as making Bond much more heroic. Nowadays, it's one of the most popular and beloved novels in the series, thanks to having
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* GenreTurningPoint: Arguably, one for the entire series itself. The previous books were all gritty, grounded spy thrillers set against the backdrop of the Cold War, in appropriate locations and
with plausible villains, with Bond being a ruthless, anti-heroic hitman throughout, while the women were mostly protected/saved by him. Dr. No, however, reads much more like a traditional adventure story, being set on a tropical island with a hidden underground base. Instead of a crime lord, Dr. No is a hammy, charismatic supervillain. Bond, while still an assassin, is much more heroic this time round and pulls off truly insane stunts, such as fighting a giant squid. Honey Ryder is not only
* VindicatedByHistory: Dr. No was the first of Fleming's novels to receive heavy criticism, mainly for lacking the realism of the previous books and having fantastical elements instead, as well as making Bond much more heroic. instead. Nowadays, it's one of the most popular and beloved novels in the series, thanks to having
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sharing a lot of elements with the movies.
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