James Bonding James Bonding #017: Misson Briefing #2 Posted by Katie Levine on March 6, 2014 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email Craig Rowin joins the Matts for another Mission Briefing! Follow @JamesBondingPOD, @MattMira, and @MattGourley on Twitter! Tags craig rowin, James Bond, james bonding, matt gourley, Matt Mira Comments Patrick says: April 23, 2014 at 6:20 pm Looking forward to the next new episode guys. Don’t sweat the people who come on here to give crap about the time between episodes. I’ll be listening, and so will they. doofus says: April 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm unsubscribed bondgames says: April 22, 2014 at 5:38 am Lets play that old bond game “make up a bond girls name” to pass the time. I’ll go first. Baroness Bagel hole Von Tunascooper Spencer says: April 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm Go to their twitter, THEY ARE BACK Bob Kelso says: April 18, 2014 at 9:38 am UUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!! Why do I still do this to myself, nothings ever going to change : ( Donavan says: April 18, 2014 at 12:25 am If your not going to do the podcast anymore (which is clearly the case at this point) just issue a public statement to that effect and take the website down. Mike Brivel says: April 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm I used to look forward to Thursdays. Now I just want to shoot my face like every other day… Frown. jbone says: April 15, 2014 at 9:35 am you didn’t have to cut me off Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing And I don’t even need your love But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough No you didn’t have to stoop so low Have your friends collect your records and then change your number I guess that I don’t need that though Now you’re just somebody that I used to know – This song never made sense till now. I miss you 007 Mike Brivel says: April 14, 2014 at 8:01 am So, we’re not doing these anymore? Too bad. I really enjoyed them. Jonah Ray says: April 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm I know you’ve recorded 3 or 4 podcasts you haven’t released, or my name isn’t the real Jonah Ray. Otis Ball says: April 8, 2014 at 11:35 am I only discovered this pod in December. I have listened to them all and I am now listening to Mission Briefing #2. I NEED MORE!!!! This is my new favorite pod!!!!!! RIck K says: April 4, 2014 at 9:15 am I know I shouldn’t complain about a free podcast, but I’d pay for this if it helped get a move on things. We’re on the 4th month of the year and we have had ONE official episode in 2014. I don’t want to be mean, it’s only because I enjoy the podcast so much that I rail in anger. Joshua Bryan Hammack says: April 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm Need my Bonding over Bond fix. Help us Matt&Matt, you are only hope. Mark Reed says: April 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm Get a move on guys! It’s been FAR too long since you last had an episode. With EYEAN FLYMING. Tina says: April 1, 2014 at 11:40 am Any chance we will get a new episode soon? Kevin says: March 17, 2014 at 8:55 am Love the podcast. As Roger Moore fans you should check-out the movie ‘ffolks’ (if you have not already). Would make for a great James Bonding additional materials podcast! Tina says: March 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm This was a delightful episode, the only problem with it was that it took an hour for Eye-an Flyming to show up. Also your totally wrong about Brosnan, he is a solid #2 after Roger Moore and Sean Connery tie for #1. Manuel Royal says: March 11, 2014 at 9:03 am Great podcast; very enjoyable. Matt, you were excellent; Matt, you did okay. Listen, I’m only gonna make complaints when it relates to the essence of the podcast, i.e., the world of James Bond. And it’s an attempt to be helpful, not a put-down. Here: SPECTRE: Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. You keep saying “Counter-Terrorism”, but if you think a moment about what that term means, you’ll realize it’s the opposite of what SPECTRE does. I’ve been thinking about why Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan just don’t quite work for me as Bond. They’re both good actors, and Dalton especially brings the sort of ruthless, dangerous quality Bond needs. But they both had two handicaps: 1) Generally weak scripts; 2) Already being familiar actors. Expanding on that second point: Bond movies were my introduction to Sean Connery. He’s done a lot of other stuff (like “Robin and Marian”, one of my favorite movies), but I’ll always think of Bond first. Same with Roger Moore, and to some extent with Daniel Craig (I think I’d only seen him before in “Layer Cake”, which is a tough British crime movie, so it’s not that far removed). But Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan were both already established in my mind, and I think with the general public, as familiar actors. Ridiculous as it seems, that makes one aware that the guy’s just *pretending* to be James Bond. The Bond movies require a hefty suspension of disbelief. So I’m hoping that whoever is the next Bond will be a relative unknown. Katie McGillicuddy says: March 10, 2014 at 10:26 am Tom Hiddleston for next Bond and Mrs Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, for next Bond girl. ian says: March 8, 2014 at 9:51 am Loved the story of lil’ Matt suited up with his toy gun strapped under his arm. Wildride says: March 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm Sounds like “He’s Dangerous” playing in the background from A View to a Kill. Joseph Finn says: March 7, 2014 at 11:51 am Wow, not one person put Roger Moore at the end where he belonged? It goes Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan>Lazenby>Nelson>Moore for me, for what it’s worth. Excusing the Moore performances on the horrid scripts he was saddled with only goes so far. Joshua Bryan Hammack says: March 7, 2014 at 10:53 am I enjoyed your latest podcast. I laughed and almost spit out my juice. I can’t wait until you guys get to Dalton. He is my number two favorite Bond, and sometimes vacillates to my favorite Bond. Connor says: March 7, 2014 at 9:06 am Could MG please critique James Bond’s surf style, and please give me some tips on getting started in the sport. Three Toes of Fury says: March 7, 2014 at 8:47 am . If a restaurant or diner doesnt, immediately, add a menu item named The Gourley (a guiness, corned beef sandwhich, and deep fried snickers bar), i will be sorely dissapointed. Wonderful podcast sirs…laugh filled….thanks for the free funny! Peace .n. Surfing with Gourley in the 90s 3ToF Logemaru says: March 7, 2014 at 7:37 am Brosnan got stuck with some real turd sandwich scripts, but that whole era (and Dalton’s too really) were very wayward I think. As Matt explained, they suffered from trying to compete with the big action franchises of the 90s, and poor Broz couldn’t decide which Bond he was supposed to be… Anyway, loved the ep guys, a lot of fun. Matt Mira, please get 198High5 up and running, lord knows you need another podcast! Admiral Kent says: March 7, 2014 at 7:21 am Thank God Teddy Ruxpin is unavailable for the Eva Greene interview. Jennette McCurdy is probably still getting over him touching himself under the table. Admiral Kent says: March 7, 2014 at 6:35 am I agree with Matt G. Pierce Brosnan’s a great guy…but as Bond he was a complete vanilla place holder. Louis says: March 7, 2014 at 6:32 am 007 – Timothy Dalton M. Penny – Naomie Harris Q – T. Dalton “uncle” era Bond girl – Wai Lin Henchman – Red Grant Big boss – Dr. No (played by Andy Lau) Sydney Richardson says: March 7, 2014 at 12:07 am Great episode. I’m all for more Mission Briefings. Pan of Steel says: March 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm Great stuff, chaps! I’ll admit, when I pressed ‘play’ this morning I didn’t expect to hear about Matt Gourley: Restaurant Doctor – or indeed, hear about his deep fried Mars bar, Peter Tork hair, surf dude phase – but I’m all the happier for it. Keep it up! vismund says: March 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm Tilda Bowie would be a interesting villain. i cant wait to listen to this at work tomorrow its been a long time. (btw you guys should have Brian Quinn on) Spencer says: March 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm Dear Matts I loved the episode, it wasn’t shitty it was a lot of fun like the Roger Moore Era. Quick question, Should Tilda Swinton be the next villain, maybe lady Blofeld?