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Topic: Bond and Continents

Out of the world's 7 continents, the only ones Bond has never been to are Australia and Antarctica. Antarctica is understandable, but when will bond ever set foot in Australia? I really hope we get to see that someday.

Here are some examples of how many countries bond has been to in each continent:

Europe - UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Albania, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway (soon to be), Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey, Czechoslovakia (when it still existed), Czech Republic, Yugoslavia (when it still existed), Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Gibraltar (a UK territory but worth a mention)

North America - USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, The Bahamas. Also the fictional San Monique and Isthmus

South America - Brazil, Bolivia

Asia - Japan, China, India, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Russia/USSR, Lebanon

Africa - Egypt, Morocco, Madagascar, Uganda (in the film but bond doesn't go there), South Africa (small scene in DAF without bond)

Australia - Zilch

Antarctica - Zilch

So yeah, Australia is really due a visit.

South America is also very underused, with only Moonraker and QOS visiting there (I'm not sure where GF's PTS is set, but if it's central America then that classes as North America)

Last edited by Jarvio (5th Jul 2020 00:22)

1 - Lald, 2 - Ltk, 3 - Avtak, 4 - Op, 5 - Dn, 6 - Fyeo, 7 - Tswlm, 8 - Daf, 9 - Sf, 10 - Ohmss, 11 - Yolt, 12 - Ge, 13 - Tld, 14 - Mr, 15 - Gf, 16 - Tb, 17 - Tmwtgg, 18 - Sp, 19 - Tnd, 20 - Dad, 21 - Twine, 22 - Frwl, 23 - Cr, 24 - Qos

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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"South America is also very underused, with onlyl Moonraker and QOS visiting there (I'm not sure where GF's PTS is set, but if it's central America then that classes as North America)"

What about the PTS of Octopussy? Is that supposed to be Argentina, or somewhere else entirely?


On another note, Australia would be a great future Bond location. There could be a villain's lair set in the Outback Desert, underwater action in the Great Barrier Reef, and interesting urban cinematography of Sydney or Melbourne. On top of that there are poisonous spiders, snakes and sharks for Bond to contend with...


I'd also like to nominate Eastern Europe, as outside of the Czech Republic Bond hasn't really ventured here. I think Poland or Hungary for instance, could provide striking cityscapes if used well...

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SpectreOfDefeat wrote:

What about the PTS of Octopussy? Is that supposed to be Argentina, or somewhere else entirely?

I forgot about OP's PTS, I'm not sure where it's supposed to be, I always thought Cuba but I don't think the film states where?

1 - Lald, 2 - Ltk, 3 - Avtak, 4 - Op, 5 - Dn, 6 - Fyeo, 7 - Tswlm, 8 - Daf, 9 - Sf, 10 - Ohmss, 11 - Yolt, 12 - Ge, 13 - Tld, 14 - Mr, 15 - Gf, 16 - Tb, 17 - Tmwtgg, 18 - Sp, 19 - Tnd, 20 - Dad, 21 - Twine, 22 - Frwl, 23 - Cr, 24 - Qos

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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I think Bond should go to Antartica or the North Pole (while it's still there), I really do.

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Are these just locations in the films, or also from the books?
Bond was in Canada in For Your Eyes Only and The Spy Who Loved Me, book versions.

Jarvio wrote:

I'm not sure where GF's PTS is set, but if it's central America then that classes as North America

In the book, it was Mexico. I don't think there's any dialog in the film to contradict that, even if it's not stated explicitly.

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Blofeld gets a JCB and hollows out Ayres rock, Q puts Bond into a Kangaroo suit with laser beams for eyes and a great big tommy gun what sticks out of its arse, Blofeld meanwhile is planning to kidnap Kylie and sell her gold hotpants to the highest bidder....What? it could happen! ajb007/biggrin

ive smelt that aftershave before and both times ive smelt a rat

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Yeah it is hard to think of a reason why a spy would go to Australia... as beautiful as it is!
And it's hard not to think of Mission Impossible 2, which made it all look rather boring, really. It's not a very exotic place.

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On the last page of Pearson's Bond Biography, Bond is just leaving for a secret mission in Australia:
Irma Bunt is still alive, breeding giant mutant desert rats "the size of a Yorkshire Terrier" in a place called Crumper's Dick (not found in GoogleMaps). The rats are breeding so fast they will destroy the farming industry within one year, and will take over the cities within two, unless Bunt is paid a ransom of one billion dollars!

so, an Unseen Mission, but at least we know what the villain's up to.

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Yes I remember that! I guess it's not an un-Flemingish plot, as it's absolutely crazy ajb007/biggrin

Raymond Benson's Zero Minus Ten novel also had a bit set in Australia I think: that was because the baddie had a uranium mine there, which I guess isn't a terrible reason. There was quite a decent idea of Bond being forced to walk through the outback for many many miles as I remember.