The Spy Who Loved Me

Trivia: Robert Brown (Admiral Hargreaves) would later replace Bernard Lee in the role of "M" from "Octopussy" to "Licence to Kill".

Trivia: Actor Jeremy Bulloch seen at the start playing chess and later killed in the battle on the oil tanker also appeared in several Bond films after as Smithers, one of Q's technicians. He also played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars movies.

Trivia: Whatever other qualities movie props have, durability and quality is not among them. If you look closely as Triple X jumps into Bonds arms inside the escape capsule, you can see that the dye of her costume wasn't exactly washer-dryer-proof.

Doc Premium member

Trivia: When Q delivers the Lotus to Bond and Anya, Anya greets him with "Good morning, Major Boothroyd." This is the only time in the films that Q's name is given. (His name in the novels is Major Geoffrey Boothroyd.).

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Revealing mistake: The shot of the two nuclear missiles being launched is used twice, just reversed. They seem to have changed the saturation slightly in one of them to make it look different, but there are identical clouds at the top left/top right in both shots, ruining the trick.

Jon Sandys Premium member
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Captain Carter: That armour plating must be inches thick. We'll never get through it.
James Bond: Come on, let's go to the armoury.
Captain Carter: The armoury? What do you expect to find there?
James Bond: A nuclear missile.

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Question: How does the Liparus explode and sink at the end? After the nuclear subs have been destroyed, the ship just starts blowing up for no apparent reason. Was there any explanation for it?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: When the nuclear subs have been destroyed, there's an explosion in the control room, and one of the men cries out "Fuel tank!" Liparus has numerous internal fires raging after the battle with her crew. These uncontrolled fires eventually spread to her fuel tanks and ammo storages, one of which explodes in a huge fireball and finally causes Liparus to sink.

I thought the final explosions that sank the Liparus were deliberate self destruction after completing the mission in an attempt to destroy any evidence, rather like when Bolfeld manually triggers explosives after being thwarted in You Only Live Twice.

Liparus sinks slowly, and that would leave her crew plenty of time to evacuate. Angry and armed crew with a grudge against Stromberg.

Jukka Nurmi
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