Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace Primer

Episode is available here. Past episodes and sister podcasts are available at the ExplosoMagico Network.

Why not get ready with a Vesper Martini? Note: for the ‘parts’ we just used a shot glass as measurement.

3 Parts Gordon’s Gin
1 Part Vodka
1/2 Part Kina Lillet
Shake with ice
Garnish with Lemon Peel

Or the inverted one from Esquire, which has become the OFFICIAL DRINK OF CLIMAX, which we have christened the ‘Eva Green?”

3 Parts Vodka
1 Part Gordon’s Gin
1/2 Part Kina Lillet
Stir with ice
Garnish with Lemon Peel

The trailers for ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace:’

And because we couldn’t play them during the show, the theme songs:


Bond creator Ian Fleming in his youth:


“Ine Flyming, don’t you see?”

And towards the end of his life:


Died of heart disease, you say?

Hoagy Carmichael, the original physical inspiration for Bond in the novels:



Using the descriptions from the novels, a bit of Carmichael, and a dash of Fleming, an official illustration:


And another by comic artists, Mike Grell:

Have some Caterina Murino!


imageA little something for the ladies and the dudes for dudes:


Gemma Arterton:


Olga Kurylenko:


Okay, Eva, we’ll spend a little time with you:
eva green headshotGood Lord, this woman,

imageClick here to download the amazing Dead Authors Podcast where Paul F. Tompkins’s H.G. Wells and Matt Gourley’s Ian Fleming go head-to-head.


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