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Fridge / The Spy Who Loved Me

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  • Fridge Logic:
    • In the pre-credits chase, why did the Russian agents waste the time and manpower to chase Bond down the slopes, instead of having a sniper calmly pick off Bond in his **very obvious** bright yellow and red ski suit?
      • It would have made for a very, very short Bond film.
    • So the submariners Stromberg hired were too stupid to realize they were aiming their missiles at a (not so) random stretch of ocean?
      • Truth in Television: Submarine-launched ICBMs deliberately use a nonstandard and arbitrary coordinate system for the exact purpose of making sure the submariners don't know where the hell the missiles are going. It helps prevent the possibility of, shall we say, submarines going into business for themselves.
      • It also prevents the crew from feeling guilty about hitting a specific target, since they don't even know where they're firing.
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    • If Anya had stolen the plans for the car and knew of its underwater features, why was she so concerned when the car went off the pier? She knew they were in no danger.
      • She stole the blueprints, but it might have taken her a while to recognise it. They might not have been based on a Lotus Espirit, and besides she might not have thought that the sub part worked (especially if the Soviets tried to copy it and failed), and just believed this was just another James Bond car, as the audience did.
      • Reading something in a file two years earlier is not the same as living it in the here and now. Besides, the car had been taking machine gun fire, there was no way to know for sure it wasn't already compromised.

  • Fridge Horror:
    • James Bond deployed two nuclear warheads in the Atlantic Ocean, causing who knows what kind of ecological damage and possibly made travel by sea far more difficult for years to come.

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