Moonraker (1979)


Is Roger Moore a good James Bond? Would a wrist-mounted dart gun be effective? And how did they film that skydiving stunt sequence? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Jay Holavarri unhack Moonraker (1979) in this podcast episode.

When a space shuttle is stolen by a wealthy entrepreneur with plans to recolonize Earth, only James Bond can save the planet. Roger Moore stars in Lewis Gilbert’s Moonraker (1979)!

Episode Log:

  • Bond films trivia (1:50)
  • Director Lewis Gilbert bio (6:25)
  • Summary of Moonraker‘s story (9:40)
  • Movie adheres to traditional screenplay structure (15:50)
  • Movie Review (23:55)
  • Jaws – everyone’s favorite henchman (29:55)
  • Roger Moore as James Bond (34:10)
  • Cable car action scene (46:15)
  • Skydiving cold open scene (49:50)
  • Space station design reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey (56:20)
  • Bond gadgets (1:02:55)
  • Budget, box office, and critics (1:21:20)
  • Ken Adam, art director (1:22:45)

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