— Spy Gear
40 years of Bond gadget's on show
An exhibition featuring the greatest-ever collection of memorabilia from 40 years of James Bond movies was held at the British Science Museum in 2002. Rosa Klebb's Flick-Knife Shoe, Oddjob's deadly Bowler Hat and of course, Q's gadget workshop, feature in the extensive collection of original 007 objects, images, concept drawings, storyboards and costume designs. Visitors will begin the interactive journey in the gun barrel made famous in the opening credits before a briefing in M's office followed by espionage training which is soon put to the test by negotiating a mirrored maze and performing a stunt to escape the villain's lair.
This exhibition blended science, art and action in its coverage of all 20 Bond films, which began with Dr. No in 1962 and continues in 2002 with Pierce Brosnan returning in Die Another Day later in the year. Highlights from the exhibition included:- the Q boat which leapt out of the MI6 building in The World Is Not Enough- the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye- Goldfinger's 1937 Phantom III Rolls Royce - the Acrostar Jet from Octopussy- Bond's Omega Laser
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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