|“I'm assigning you the task of recovering the microfilm copy of the tracking system … every person who even comes into contact with that microfilm is to be eliminated …”|
The Spy Who Loved Me stars Roger Moore as Agent 007 on an action packed mission to halt an enemy set on destroying the human race.
After two submarines are stolen a detection device is put up for sale. James Bond is on duty to acquire the device in Egypt and discovers that a KGB agent, Major Anya Amasova (Bach), is also interested. However, an assassin known as Jaws (Kiel), with menacing metal teeth, has been killing people linked to the sale.
Anya and Bond decide to work together and are able to obtain a microfilm, the plans for the submarine detection device. They subsequently determine that there are clues pointing to shipping tycoon, Karl Stromberg (Jürgens).
After almost being killed attempting to reach Stromberg’s magnificent underwater home, Atlantis, they investigate further in a submarine which is then stolen by an oil tanker owned by Stromberg.
In The Spy Who Loved Me, Stromberg is intending to use the nuclear missiles from the submarines to start a world war that will ruin the earth surface and force humankind to live beneath the ocean.
Stromberg launches two missiles aimed for Moscow and New York; however Bond has reprogrammed them to destroy each other. Bond then returns to Atlantis to rescue Anya and dispose of Jaws with an electromagnet.
Roger Moore James Bond
Barbara Bach Major Anya Amasova
Curt Jürgens Karl Stromberg
Richard Kiel Jaws
Caroline Munro Naomi
Walter Gotell General Anatol Gogol
Geoffrey Keen Sir Frederick Gray
Bernard Lee M
George Baker Captain Benson
Michael Billington Sergei Barsov
Olga Bisera Felicca
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Edward de Souza Sheikh Hosein
Vernon Dobtcheff Max Kalba
Valerie Leon Hotel Receptionist
‘It’s the biggest. It’s the best. It’s Bond. And Beyond.’
‘Nobody Does It Better’ by Carly Simon
Bahamas, Canada, Egypt, England, Italy, Japan, Malta, Scotland, Switzerland.
Stromberg: ‘Farewell, Mr Bond. That word has, I must admit, a welcome ring of permanence about it.’
Ski Pole Gun
James Bond killed a guerrilla of the KGB using a unique ski pole gun on a Siberia mission. The victim turned out to be the boyfriend of Anya Amasova, Bond’s next business associate.
When MI6 acquired a photograph of the Liparus, Karl Stromberg’s ship, the secret of the lost submarines was cracked.
The Liparus supertanker in The Spy Who Loved Me
In the picture, the front of the Liparus had opened up to swallow, a submarine of the Royal Navy, the HMS Ranger.
Inside the immense Liparus was Stromberg’s emerging assortment of nuclear submarines. He was rather obsessed with stealing these types of submarines so that he could seize the nuclear missiles they held.
Stealing a Submarine
The Liparus seized an innocent sub after using a special tracking scheme to determine its position in the sea. The captain then gave the low down to his superior, Stromberg.
Anya managed to obtain the precious microfilm of the submarine tracking scheme and subsequently impressed Bond.
In return for killing her KGB boyfriend, Anya declared she would kill Bond on completion of The Spy Who Loved Me assignment.
Barbara Bach is Major Anya Amasova
Known as Agent Triple X, she was a Soviet member of the KGB. Upon close inspection, Bond discovered that the microfilm had an insignia of the shipping company owned by Stromberg.
In The Spy Who Loved Me, Stromberg relaxed by listening to calming classical songs, sheltered inside his home in the ocean, Atlantis.
This tranquil environment suited him while he dreamed up new ideas to devastate humankind, and carry out swift retribution on any person or entity he failed to trust.
Jaws worked steadfastly for his master, Karl Stromberg. This menacing human goliath with super sharp teeth was seven feet tall and destroyed everything in his path.
He was advised to get rid of any person associated with the microfilm of the submarine tracking scheme. In The Spy Who Loved Me mission he was the key henchman Anya and Bond would face.
Triple X and 007 travelled to Egypt’s capital, Cairo, in their attempt to purchase a microfilm containing the highly valued submarine tracking scheme.
Triple X and 007 visit Cairo, Egypt
Here, they enjoyed a night out at one of the city’s great night clubs, but regrettably their associate was killed.
Deep Inside a Pyramid
Q had also made the journey to Cairo and secretly set up a workshop deep within a pyramid. He had an assortment of his newest creations on display here, with several prepared for Bond.
Naomi was one of Karl Stromberg's loyal assistants. When Agent 007 saw her for the first time he was quite impressed with what met his eyes. When she later fired at Anya and him from her helicopter, he was rather annoyed, and took immediate action.
Onboard the ominous ship, the Liparus, Anya, 007, and the crew of a USS submarine were able to open fire on the guards of Stromberg.
After originally being held captive, they were able to successfully demolish Stromberg’s magnificent oceangoing tanker that was one of the key targets of the mission.
Q Branch provided Bond with the remarkable Lotus Esprit, for The Spy Who Loved Me assignment. It was an extraordinary vehicle that was incredibly versatile.
The wheels of the car retracted easily at the touch of a switch and transformed into an underwater vessel. Other features of the Lotus included rear firing jets, a limpet mine launcher, and a missile launcher.
The versatile car the Lotus Esprit
The Lotus was perfect for a below water investigation of Atlantis, the secret offshore hideout of Stromberg. Titled “Wet Nellie” by MI6, it was one of 007's favourite vehicles in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Anya taken Prisoner
On board the Liparus, Stromberg and his chief staff abducted Anya, in the midst of the turmoil, and escaped to Atlantis.
To thwart the evil intention of Stromberg to wipe out the cities of Moscow and New York with nuclear missiles, Bond advanced into the command area of the Liparus using an atomic explosive device. This attack was a turning point in The Spy Who Loved Me assignment.
The marvellous residence of wealthy outsider, Karl Stromberg, who loathed all facets of human society, was known as Atlantis.
His oceangoing home was an enormous vessel that could rise 200 metres above the surface and submerge itself underwater - it was structurally held together by four gigantic legs.
Stromberg's submersible home Atlantis
Atlantis resonated its owner’s aquatic fixation with its extraordinary shape and an imposing assortment of glamorous and noxious sea creatures.
As Stromberg had intentions of destroying human life and producing a city beneath the ocean, Atlantis, also operated as his headquarters.
A Life Beneath the Sea
For the obsessive and withdrawn Stromberg, the ocean was the entire world and Atlantis was the sole location he could experience thorough relaxation and peace.
He took time out, came up with evil plans to conquer the world, and instructed assistants, in his state of the art study on the vessel’s lower level.
Wandering the Mediterranean
Stromberg’s Atlantis was hauled into position throughout the Mediterranean Sea by his powerful tanker the Liparus, as it did not have its own engine.
The legs that supported Atlantis would sit on the ocean floor while the vessel was in a fixed position.
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