Spy Gadgets

Ben Whishaw

Q has become a very prominent character over the lengthy history of the James Bond franchise. He’s the dude who equips Bond with all of the latest spy gadgets, and most every Bond movie made has at least one scene where some actor portraying the tech wizard (guys like Desmond Lleweyn and John Cleese), gets to give Bond the rundown of all the latest and deadliest gizmos. But ever since Daniel Craig became the new Bond, things have changed. The Craig-starring Bonds have re-imagined the franchise to be something grittier and more reality-based. These days Bond is more likely to just cave in your face with his fists then he is to hit you with a taser hidden inside of a fountain pen. So in the last two Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, there hasn’t been a Q at all. Don’t fret fans of classic, cheesy Bond. The newest Bond film, now officially titled Skyfall, is set to bring Q back, and according to the BBC, he will now be played by Ben Whishaw. Who’s Ben Whishaw, you might be asking? Probably you’re not British. He’s a young actor who’s been turning heads on the BBC’s drama about 50s era news rooms The Hour, and he’s also set to play Richard II in a new BBC adaptation of the Shakespeare work. Fans in the States, on the other side of the pond, might even recognize him from his role in Julie Taymor’s version of The Tempest. If […]


Robert Fure hooks you up with some stylish spy accessories. Use at your own risk.

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published: 01.28.2015
published: 01.28.2015
published: 01.28.2015
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