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->''"James Bond. You appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season."''
-->-- '''Hugo Drax'''

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''Moonraker'' is the 11th ''Film/JamesBond'' film, and the fourth starring Creator/RogerMoore. Bond is sent to investigate Drax industries after one of their shuttles is hijacked in mid-transit. Turns out it's all part of an EvilPlan by billionaire Sir Hugo Drax who, like [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Blofeld]] and [[{{Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe}} Stromberg]] before him, is tired of sharing the world with all those riffraff. To remedy this, Drax plans to exterminate the world population and replace it with "ideal" supermodel specimens. So much for champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

The movie was blatantly made to cash in on the science fiction craze that ''Franchise/StarWars'' had started[[note]]How blatantly? The end credits of the older Bond movies always announced the title of the next one in the series. The previous movie, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' said "James Bond will return in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''." ''Moonraker'' was made instead.[[/note]]. Jaws returns as the only henchman to make a second appearance in the series, but [[VillainDecay his role was changed from "vicious killer" to]] "WesternAnimation/{{Wile E Coyote|and the Roadrunner}}".

Notable for being the final Bond film to feature Bernard Lee as M; he died before production started on ''For Your Eyes Only''. In addition, this was the highest-grossing Bond film up until ''Film/GoldenEye''.

Still, that laser and its InfiniteAmmo can come in handy when you unlock it as a cheat in the N64 game ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]''.

Not to be confused with ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}''.
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!!This film contains examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: On the SpaceClothes worn by TheBeautifulElite.
* TheAmazon: Bond finds Drax's headquarters near the river Tapirapé, which has a waterfall.
* AdaptationExpansion
* AirVentPassageway: Rather implausibly used for an OutrunTheFireball scene.
* AnimalAssassin: Drax sets his dogs on Corinne after discovering that she's been helping Bond and later uses a snake to try and kill Bond.
* AnimalReactionShot: A pigeon has ''a {{double take}}'' while Bond is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Tf8_WiSSsAU#t=83s driving his gondola through St Mark's Square]].
* ApocalypseHow: Lethal spores that will eliminate all human beings on Earth.
* BallsOfSteel: Bond [[GroinAttack knees Jaws in the groin]] while fighting him in the space station. There's a "clang" sound when he does so.
* BeardOfEvil: Hugo Drax
* TheBeautifulElite: Drax' EvilPlan is to destroy all human life on Earth so it can be repopulated it with only genetically perfect specimens that he selected.
* BondVillainStupidity: Mostly averted. Drax goes out of his way to try and eliminate Bond virtually from the very first meeting. Which might count anyway, since originally Bond wasn't even there to investigate Drax and the murder attempts [[RevealingCoverup just made him suspicious.]] The first couple of attempts were suitably convoluted, but this is subtle FridgeBrilliance if you realize that Drax was trying to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident while Bond was on his property. Afterwards, he had no problem sending entire kill squads to assassinate Bond in public- which are just as doomed to fail, of course. His explicit justification for not simply having Bond shot is ForTheEvulz; he wanted Bond's death to be "amusing". Most people he has murdered in the movie actually die quite nasty deaths, especially Corrine, so this is pretty in-character.
* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: The whole point of Drax's plot.
* CableCarActionSequence: A fight between Jaws and Bond happens aboard the gondola leading to Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Weird inversion - Bond is flown to Drax's base in California (aerial plates shot in the US) and lands on a castle which "Drax ordered to be brought from France" (shot in an actual French castle, of course).
* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: Just for starters, the movie depicts the Amazon as terminating in a waterfall. The location depicted, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iguazu_Falls Iguazu Falls]], is nowhere near the Amazon.
* CaptainObvious: Bond almost falls off the roof of the cable car.
-->'''Goodhead:''' Hang on, James!
-->'''Bond:''' The thought had occurred to me!
* ChainPain: Chang fighting Bond in the clock tower, then later Bond fighting Jaws on top of the cable car.
* CentrifugalFarce: While on a tour of Drax' aerospace facility James Bond was put in such a machine by Holly Goodhead and given a spin. While he was undergoing this Holly was called away and Drax's henchman Chang took over, turning the dial up and subjecting Bond to multiple gravities of force. Just before falling unconscious, Bond used one of his gadgets to shoot the control panel and turn the machine off.
* ChekhovsGunman: The people shown working out at Drax's estate at the beginning of the film, and at the glass factory in Venice, are later revealed to be the same people intended by Drax to seed his "master race".
* ChekhovsGun: Three of them. The wrist-activated dart gun Bond uses to escape the gravity trainer and shoot Drax, Dr. Goodhead's "poison pen" Bond takes in Venice and later uses to kill the python in the jungle, and the laser rifle being tested by Q that's later used by the U.S. Marines attacking Drax's orbiting space station.
* CoolBoat: ''Two'' no less. The tricked-out hydrofoil/gondola/car thingy in Venice, and the awesome speedboat (equipped with torpedoes, mines, bullet shield and hang glider no less) used by Bond to explore the Amazon Basin
* CollapsingLair: Drax's space station, due to battle damage.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The space marines wear white, while Drax's mooks wear yellow.
** Arguably {{Justified}} given the environment they're fighting in, where distinguishing between friend and foe is absolutely crucial and stealth is meaningless.
* CreditsGag: The closing credits says "Shot on Location, Italy, Brazil, Guatemala, U.S.A and Outer Space!" (the exclamation mark is actually in the credits).
* DeadpanSnarker: Drax gets many amusing quips throughout the film. For instance, as Bond attempts to lead M and Gray to Drax's lab as described in ItWasHereISwear:
-->'''Drax:''' You must excuse me, gentlemen. Not being English, I sometimes find your sense of humor rather difficult to follow.
** Bond, of course, is a master at this.
-->'''Bond:''' (about Q's cyanide-tipped darts) Very novel, Q. Must get them in the stores for Christmas.
** Goodhead too, especially when she first meets Bond.
-->'''Bond:''' Where did you learn to fight like that? NASA?
-->'''Goodhead:''' No, Vassar.
* DeathBySex: Drax' secretary Corrine Dufour is seduced by Bond and is tricked into telling him where Drax's safe is. DiabolicalMastermind Drax later uses his dogs to kill for her treachery.
* DepopulationBomb: The devices that will release the spores above.
* DestroyTheProductPlacement:
** During the fight in the ambulance, James Bond and an enemy henchman fall out of the back on a gurney and roll down a hill. Bond falls off, the henchman continues down and eventually hits and is stuck in a billboard for British Airways, causing some damage. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02N72nGXJ8I#t=1m55s here]].
** A cable car station is clearly adorned with a huge banner for 7-Up. After Jaws fails to kill 007, his car not only does ram through the station, but it also clearly damages the 7-Up signs in front, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woDyKekeTTg#t=4m2s here]].
* DirtyCommunists: General Gogol, though his conversation with an American General counterpart is actually fairly benign.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Chang, by falling into and becoming impaled upon a piano.
* DissonantSerenity: Drax's master race candidates watch Bond in a life-and-death struggle with a python with smiles on their faces.
* DistractedByTheSexy
** A couple snogging don't even notice when a speedboat with machine gun-toting mooks cuts their gondula in half.
** Drax has time to evacuate his Italian biolab because Bond spends the night bonking Goodhead.
** Goodhead smiles at a mook guarding the prisoners in the ambulance while Bond slips his bonds.
** General Gogol gripes that he can't sleep because of his job. Problems, problems, problems! Then we see there's a beautiful blonde in his bed. Go go Gogol!
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Jaws tries to pull the ripcord on his parachute...it comes off in his hand. Later on he's chasing Bond in a speedboat, realises he's heading for an InevitableWaterfall and tries to jerk the steering wheel to the side; it also comes off in his hand.
* TheDragon: Chang, then Jaws
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Bond and Dr. Goodhead in yellow jumpsuits.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Drax's launch facility in the Amazon jungle.
** Where the water table is generally within no more the a few tens of feet of the surface at the very most, and in many places less than ten feet.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Although the point of most Bond films is the actions by 007 to avoid death, this film takes this trope to a [[UpToEleven whole new level]]. In every locale and virtually every scene something or someone is trying to kill him.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Hugo Drax, who altered spores that caused sterility to make them lethal.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Bond on the quail hunt. This scene is the only time Bond fires a firearm in the entire film.
* FailsafeFailure: The "chicken switch" on the centrifuge.
* FanserviceExtra: For once a ChekhovsGun.
* FauxActionGirl: For a CIA agent with proper spy equipment, Dr. Goodhead sure doesn't get a lot of action (pun not quite intended) until the finale. Justified trope, as Lois Chiles was pregnant during shooting.
* FollowTheLeader: Moonraker was made when it was because of the success of StarWars.
* FrickinLaserBeams
* GadgetWatches: With explosives.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
** "I think he's attempting re-entry, sir!"
** And how. "Take me around the world one more time..."
** As well as naming a character '''[[PunnyName Holly Goodhead]]'''. Somewhere between [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Pussy Galore]] and [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Mary Goodnight]] in the [[PunnyName perverted name]] category.
*** Unlike those two examples, who are characters in the Ian Fleming novels, Holly's name was created wholly originally.
* GiantMook: Jaws
* GoodHairEvilHair: Hugo Drax's goatee
* GoryDiscretionShot: Corrine's death, in which the camera pulls away and pans upward to the sky as Drax's vicious dogs pounce on her.
* GroinAttack: Bond does one to Jaws in the space station. [[spoiler:He has balls of STEEL!. Which is a little worrying, seeing as he gets hitched.]] [[CrazyPrepared Or perhaps he anticipated that might happen...]]
* HandSignals: While the two scientists in Drax's laboratory are preparing the lethal nerve gas containers, one makes a "come here" gesture to the other.
* HeelFaceTurn: Jaws
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
** Bond kills a knife-throwing assassin with one of his own knives.
** It looked like Drax had 007 cornered and was about to have him ThrownOutTheAirlock. [[spoiler:Guess what happened instead...]]
* HotScientist: Dr. Holly Goodhead, who gets bonus points for being close to Bond's age.
* HuntingAccident: Drax tries to arrange this for Bond, but the assassin gets shot by Bond instead.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Jaws and Dolly. There was some concern about audiences accepting the height difference until Richard Kiel pointed out his RealLife wife is the same height.
* ImprovisedZipLine: Bond and Holly Goodhead use a chain to slide down a cable car cable.
* InevitableWaterfall
* {{Irony}}: While Bond is driving a gondola in Venice, a hearse ship with a laid-out coffin floats by. Suddenly, an assassin rises from the coffin, and tries to hit Bond with a couple of throwing knifes. But Bond swiftly manages to kill the assassin on the spot, causing his body to sink back into his coffin. The only time a minor Bond-villain [[BlackHumor gets a real proper funeral]].
* InNameOnly: There's really only two things about ''Moonraker'' shares with the novel on which it was based: Its title and the name of the villain.
* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
* ItsRainingMen: Bond, Jaws and a mook parachute from a plane and [[HighAltitudeBattle fight in mid-air]].
* ItWasHereISwear: Hugo Drax's biowarfare lab.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Hugo Drax lampshades this trope, and then says he's not going to follow it. But when Bond and the BondGirl follow Drax up to his space station and see [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse most of what's happening anyway]], Drax helpfully provides the remaining details before ordering them ThrownOutTheAirlock.
* JustHitHim: Jaws and Bond.
* JustPlaneWrong: The sequence in which a space shuttle blasts off from the aircraft carrying it.
** The shuttle is never carried with fuel or live batteries. Even if Drax somehow arranged for them to be onboard, the Shuttle is basically a glider - its engine and onboard fuel aren't enough to fly it any great distance as if it were a regular jet plane.
** It is also impossible to carry a shuttle on the back of a normal 747, even if you could add a cradle on top. The turbulence caused by it renders the normal rudder basically useless.
* KillSat
* LoadBearingBoss: Justified as all concerned have been shooting the space station up with lasers or abruptly stop/starting the rotation.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Jaws and Dolly.
* LoveRedeems: Even Jaws.
* MadeOfIron
** Continuing the trend started in the previous movie, Jaws survives a fall from an airplane in the cold-open (he falls through a circus tent and lands in the trapeze artists' safety net, which would still have killed him). Then, he emerges unscathed from a cable car that crashes through a wall, falls over Iguazu Falls without suffering any injury, and, in the climactic scene, [[spoiler:the dialogue implies that he and his girlfriend survive [[SerialEscalation falling from low-Earth orbit]] in a decaying space station]]. By the end, Bond acknowledges Jaws' invulnerability, [[LampshadeHanging reassuring]] Dr. Goodhead that "[[spoiler:it's only a hundred miles to Earth]]" and therefore Jaws will be fine [[spoiler:(Though he actually survives by hitching a ride with the Marines in their shuttle)]].
** [[spoiler:In a quick shot, part of the space station breaks off and is shown zooming away, presumably with Jaws and Dolly inside. That's what the Marines pick up later]].
* MasterRace: Though Drax doesn't discriminate where race is concerned, just physical perfection.
* {{Mayincatec}}: Drax's base... in TheAmazon, [[YouFailHistoryForever where said civilizations never set foot.]]
* MeetTheNewBoss: Drax is very similar to Stromberg from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. There are a few differences, and he's arguably a lot more sinister and dangerous. Stromberg is more or less an OrcusOnHisThrone, mostly just sitting around Atlantis all day, pressing buttons when he wants something done (or someone killed), and leaving Bond's fate mostly up to his minions. Drax does a lot more globetrotting, comes up with [[ItAmusedMe amusing]] deaths for Bond and others who have displeased him. Plus his plan is more evil, since at least Stromberg didn't try and select which members of the human race he was going to spare. Drax is far more egomaniacal, ruthless and controlling, a much more evil bastard.
* {{Meganekko}}: Dolly
* MinionShipping: Jaws and Dolly
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Disappearance of a space shuttle -> a plot to kill all humans on Earth.
* MookFaceTurn: Jaws
* MuggedForDisguise: Bond and Dr. Goodhead knock out two of Drax's employees and put on their yellow jumpsuits.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Drax
* NewEraSpeech: Hugo Drax, to his assembled minions on the space station.
* NoGravityForYou: Bond disables the station's gravity so that the approaching space shuttle loaded with U.S. Marines can't be attacked and Bond and his allies can escape. The scene is truly impressive when you bear in mind this was filmed pre-CGI.
* {{No More For Me}}/{{Jaw Drop}}
** While Bond is driving his gondola on the street of Venice.
** A bit earlier a heavily-coughing smoker sees the coffin floating in front of him and throws away his cigarette, clearly viewing it as an omen.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Before Drax is revealed as a villain, he invites Bond to tea.
* OhCrap: Bond's usual reaction upon seeing that Jaws is after him ''again''.
** Jaws himself gets one when he pulls the ripcord to his parachute and it fails to deploy.
* TheOneWith: The one in [[RecycledInSpace outer space!]]
* OperationBlank: Drax's plan to wipe out mankind is called "Operation Orchid."
* [[OutrunTheFireball Outcrawl the Fireball]]: While crawling through an [[AirVentPassageway air vent]].
* PricelessMingVase: The glass art objects in the fight between Bond and Chang in the museum.
* ProductPlacement: Yes, we all know that all James Bond movies have it, but this one goes a little nuts with the 7-Up billboards.
** A British Airways billboard is prominently featured.
** Lampshaded and inverted when Bond suggests Q put one of his deadly gadgets into the stores for Christmas.
* RealityIsUnrealistic
** One of the most criticised aspects of the movie was how easy it was for the United States to launch a space shuttle with only a few hours notice. Except that this was during the height of the space race, and [=NASA=] was expected to have at least one orbital space mission a month. Thus, depending on how close they were to the next launch, its quite possible that a shuttle was indeed prepped enough to pull this off. In short, ''Moonraker'' assumed NASA's plans for the (then near-future) space shuttle were accurate. They weren't, but the filmmakers couldn't have known that.
** In universe, shuttles are being produced at least as readily as low-volume aircraft are. The one that's stolen was stolen because Drax had problems with one of his own, and couldn't reduce the fleet needed for his plan, so he stole back one he'd already sent for delivery. It follows that [=NASA=] is doing a ''lot'' more launches than in real life. The presence of space-borne combat troops ready to go on short notice is a bit harder to accept.
*** Not really. First of all, before the '''Challenger''' space disaster, Vandenberg was slated to act as the facility for West Coast shuttle launches. This would be handy for the U.S. military to launch military-relates satellites with greater security than at Cape Canaveral (it ''is'' a U.S. Air Force base, after all).
*** Also, no less than five USMC bases and two USMC air stations are near Vandenberg - near enough for a USMC base to actually have the manpower to have a rapid-response detachment trained for space combat and ready to deploy within a few hours to Vandenberg for a shuttle launch - after all, they're SpaceMarines, and these were TheSeventies, during the RedScare, when the RedsWithRockets were in TheSpaceRace with {{Eagleland}}. The idea of needing space combat troops - and having them ready to go on short notice (doing otherwise defeats the purpose, if you plan on sending them into space on a combat mission) isn't so far-fetched against that background. CrazyPrepared - it might as well be the secondary motto of the USMC.
* RecycledInSpace
** ''Literally''. [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe In the previous movie]], James Bond works with a female foreign secret agent to stop a CorruptCorporateExecutive from destroying the world and creating a new empire in the ocean. In this movie, James Bond works with a female foreign secret agent to stop a CorruptCorporateExecutive from destroying the world and creating a new empire in space. Yes, Moonraker in plot is blatantly copied from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Yet the latter film is considered one of the best in the series and of the Moore era, while this one is mostly reviled.
** And annoyingly enough, both steal from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', where James Bond works with a female foreign secret agent (Japan, this time) to stop Ernst Stavro Blofeld from causing World War III (i.e. destroying the world) so that another global power can take over. All three plots involve stealing exotic government vehicles of some kind. All three were directed by the same dude, Lewis Gilbert[[note]]Though ''You Only Live Twice'' had a different screenwriter, namely Creator/RoaldDahl, whereas this and the previous film were written by Christopher Wood[[/note]]. All three end with Bond and the girl being "interrupted" by their superiors as well. Gilbert admits this in the "Spy Who Loved Me" DVD "making of" featurette.
** Also worth noting is all three of the above-mentioned films also feature a [[YouHaveFailedMe female subordinate being eliminated]] and all three feature a SharkPool or some variation thereof.
* RevealingCoverup: Bond wasn't interested in Drax until he started trying to have him killed.
* RuleOfThrees: Three globes are ejected and have to be destroyed by Bond and Goodhead in a laser-armed shuttle. Naturally the first two are destroyed easily while the last presents all kinds of problems like the laser malfunctioning, requiring him to make three attempts to destroy it.
* RunningGag: Victor Tourjansky as the "man with the bottle" in St. Mark's Square who does a double take on seeing Bond drive by in a gondola. in the previous film he was the man on the beach who does a DoubleTake seeing Bond's Lotus drive out of the water.
* SameLanguageDub: French actress Corinne Clery, known for Just Jaeckin's ''The Story of O'', was dubbed by Nikki Van der zyl, in what was her last dubbing job for any film, as well as for any Bond film.
* SarcasticConfession: Bond tells Moneypenny he's late because he fell out of an airplane, then gets miffed when she laughs. The next time he meets her, Bond starts to tell how he fell off a mountain in a cable car, then gives up at her "Yeah right!" look.
* {{Safecracking}}: Bond opens the safe in Drax's headquarters with an X-ray device.
* SchmuckBait: A beautiful blonde beckons Bond across a bridge in Drax's Amazon base. No doubt thinking of his experience in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond gives her a "Yeah right" look and walks around the side of the pool, only to be flipped into it by a tilting rock.
* ShoePhone: Bond uses four gadgets across the movie. One he was issued by Q, one he borrowed from Holly, and two that came out of nowhere with no explanation.
* ShotInTheAss: M gets annoyed when Bond test-fires his wrist dart gun into a picture on his wall, specifically the horses' ass.
* SceneryPorn: In addition to natural beauties/cities, there's the space station.
* SequelEscalation: How can you top a [[BigBad madman]] stealing [=SSBNs=] to start WorldWarThree? A genocidal madman [-IN SPACE!-] To date, the films never escalate to this scale again. Instead they have escalated in amount of action sequences, or their RefugeInAudacity (see previous film and the ski jump), or more recently with Brosnan's run, the exception of Carver, ever more [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower physically powerful]] villains such as Renard and Graves. The Daniel Craig run appears to be flipping it back the other way once again.
* SexyStewardess: Unfortunately she turns out to be a FemmeFatale.
* SharkPool: only this one contains a reticulated python.
* ShoutOut
** Opening an electronic lock creates musical tones from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
** Also, Bond's gaucho ride is scored by ''TheMagnificentSeven'' theme.
** Jaws jumping from one cable car to another is inspired by a similar scene from ''WhereEaglesDare''.
* SicEm: "Look after Mr Bond. See that some harm comes to him." Not to mention poor [[WomenInRefrigerators Corrine]]...
* SigilSpam: "007" is on the miniature camera Bond uses to photograph documents, with the lens in the middle "O".
* TheSocialDarwinist: Drax
* SongsInTheKeyOfLock: The famous ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' theme, no less.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Averted until everyone starts shooting at each other.
* SpaceIsSlowMotion
* SpaceMarines: Apparently, NASA keeps a shuttle load of U.S. Marines on standby [[CrazyPrepared just in case.]]
* SteelEarDrums: Bond and Goodhead are completely unaffected by the sound of a ''space shuttle blasting off'' even though they're only inches away. Never mind being deafened by the noise, in RealLife they probably would have been ''killed''.
* StockScream: The scream uttered by the Mook Bond kicks away after taking his parachute in the opening teaser skydiving sequence. This scream is commonly heard in the Moore-era Bond films. It's the same one cried out by the guy who wants [[BoardToDeath "no part of it"]] and is ThrownFromTheZeppelin in ''Film/AViewToAKill''
* StormingTheCastle: U.S. Marine astronauts with lasers vs. Drax's space station.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: Provides the page quote. See also NewEraSpeech above.
* TakeTheWheel: Jaws and some mooks are chasing Bond in a speedboat when Jaws takes the wheel a little too literally.
* TapOnTheHead: Multiple examples.
* TechnologyMarchesOn (InUniverse): Bond's safe-cracking gadget fits in a cigarette case; compare to the one he used in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''.
* ThatsNoMoon
* ThrowTheDogABone: Jaws get a lot of abuse in this movie, but he does get a girlfriend out of it.
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Bond does this to [[spoiler:Drax after shooting him with a wrist-dart]].
* TrappedInContainment: Happens to two of Drax's scientists.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: 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).
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Drax
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* TheVoiceless: Jaws...[[spoiler:until the end: "Well, here's to us."]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens after Bond and Dr. Goodhead are captured in the spacestation when Bond explains the implications of Drax's master race. Jaws begins his MookFaceTurn when he realizes he and Dolly won't fit in with Drax's perfect people.
-->'''Drax(angrily):''' JAWS! You obey me! EXPEL THEM!
* WeaponizedExhaust
-->'''Drax:''' Jaws, Mr. Bond must be cold after his swim. Place him where he can be assured of warmth.
* WeNeedADistraction: Dr. Goodhead pulls this on one of the henchmen in the ambulance.
* WhyWontYouDie
** "Mr. Bond, you ''persist'' in defying my efforts to provide an amusing death for you."
** There's a very good chance that Bond himself is thinking this about Jaws, who seems unkillable.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Franchise/StarWars'', right down to the "shot in a million" ending.
* WarriorMonk: Spoofed with two monks doing martial arts. After flipping his opponent, the winner blesses his opponent by performing the sign of the cross over him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The "ideal humans" vanish from the narrative once Bond reaches the space station. Whether any actually survive is never revealed.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: A real life one for Richard Kiel, as he suffers from acrophobia and was unable to film any of the cable car fight. Hence the numerous shots of Jaws from behind awkwardly intercut with Kiel's face in front of a bluescreen.
* WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Chang and Bond smash up the entire showroom of valuable glass antiques, including a million dollar vase.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Prior to the final space battle, Drax's crew is shown to include men and women, both uniformed and civilian. But once the battle begins - and it is strongly implied at the space soldiers slaughter everyone on Drax's side - no female combatants are shown. We don't see another woman until after the battle and Jaw's girlfriend comes out from hiding - maybe with all the other women on board?
* YouHaveFailedMe: Corrine is fed to Drax's dobermanns.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Drax fully intends to kills all of his employees who fails to meet his standards of perfection once his plans are realized. [[spoiler:This causes Jaws to HeelFaceTurn when he realizes that his girlfriend - who has less than perfect eyesight - wouldn't make the cut.]]
** [[spoiler: Jaws also might have realized he probably wouldn't make the cut either, having prosthetic jaws and teeth.]]
* YouLookFamiliar: When Bond arrives at the temple in the Amazon, he realizes the women outside of it are the same ones he's seen earlier at Drax' estate and the glassworks in Venice.
* ZeroGSpot: Bond and Dr. Holly Goodhead after defeating Drax's plans.

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