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Episode 049: Skyfall with Paul Sabourin

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:37 AM

It's the movie that spawned this podcast! Paul Sabourin takes a beat from Paul and Storm to talk to Matt and Matt about Daniel Craig's 3rd Bond film... Skyfall.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:27 PM

Disagree about Silva having the foresight to plan everything out perfectly. It just seems that way because of how the events play out on screen.

Silva knew by attacking MI6 they would retreat to their underground bunker. Silva being a former agent and computer whiz he knew MI6 protocols. So no plot hole there. In regards to knowing exactly when Q would access the laptop and try to get past the security protocols that doesn't matter either. If Q did it a 8:00am or 2:00pm the next day it doesn't change anything because Silva would still be in the holding cell waiting. The trap was set and Silva was merely waiting for Q to spring it.

As for blowing up the tube and crashing the commuter train. Silva knew someone would give chase, in this case it was Bond. He chose a route where he could escape into the tube system. As for knowing that a train would be coming, well trains do run on a schedule, so one would be along shortly. Silva lucked out that one was on it's way. Depending on the timing blowing a hole in the bottom of the tube would have either killed those chasing him or blocked their path. Plus it would create general chaos. A win win for Silva in either situation.

However none of the above events are dependent on having to coincide with the hearing M is attending. M could have easily been at home or eating in a restaurant, it didn't matter where she was. Silva's plan was to have Q trigger his escape, set off some bombs to kill or slowdown his pursuers, find M and assassinate her.

That fact that M happens to be at the hearing is the filmmakers giving us the most exciting version of those events.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:15 AM

I'm pretty much with agreement that the sentiment that plot isn't what I came to Bond for. In terms of character bits and imagery, Skyfall's hard to beat.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:26 AM

The Miss Moneypenny conundrum can be explained away by viewing the name as a job title.

Admittedly it would be a silly job title.