Well, I had breakfast, and, I tuned in my golf program, picked up my pad and read there was a plan to kill off Bond, just like I was killed off in the Bond fan club, by Chas Cunningham. I just mentioned I fear for my life. The model for the new Bond is Dr. Who. There is “regeneration”. The head of Serenity Lane where I got sober, suggested I am a “walk-on”. I suspect Liz is too. We have a Doctor Dee hanging about our Rose Tree. My posts on Symmetry are a equation for Time Travel. If Liz read her obituaries, then her walk-on is from the future. Do my prophecies arise from a time traveler.
I oppose a black actor. The movie Black Panther was made for black people. There will be legal issues. For this reason I reveal the linage of Victoria Elisha Bond, in part. Her grandmother is……….Kissy Suzuki. She is kin to these folks, the Yakuza, who came to own Pebble Beach gold course, until Mayor, Clint Eastwood and a consortium of Patriot bought it back – for America – putting them in debt for life. I might get Clint to produce ‘The Royal Janitor’. Sir Arthur Lancelot Swinburne, is going to Carmel where there was a plot to form a Bond between Bohemians and the Emperor of Japan.
Now you know why I want Lara Roozemond to play Victoria Bond. There is a Japanese quality to her voice, and a traditional reserve. I have enough material to mk five Bond movies, and ten Dr. Who series.
John Presco 007
Former baseball player, Ken Mizuno, for many, was the face of the Japanese mafia on the west coast until about 1990. Mizuno gained a reputation for his ties to the Yakuza, the name that is used for the Japanese mob. Mizuno first surfaced in Las Vegas in 1982, when he tried to obtain a liquor license for a Japanese restaurant in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. According to the Las Vegas Valley Times, Mizuno purportedly entered the United States with $3 million in traveler’s checks. Police, however, claimed Mizumo had $100 million at his disposal, and that it was Yakuza money. Despite objections by the police and other law enforcement officials, Ken Mizuno received his license.
In one of the Mizuno’s great frauds was the Ibaraki Country Club outside of Tokyo. In 1988, Mizuno’s organization allegedly promised Japanese that they could play any time in return for purchasing a country club membership for $14,000 each. But with every new offering, Mizuno’s group hiked the prices. The offering was a huge success, with the company selling 52,000 memberships. The problem was that the club could only accommodate 1,830 members.
The sales generated $800 million, over half of which Mizuno used to buy golf courses and hotels, according to the police. Much of the money ended up in Nevada, California, and Hawaii.
So outrageous was the scam that buyers of the bogus memberships joined together in groups, hired lawyers, and filed suit against Mizuno and his sales agents. A Japanese judge branded the memberships “as valuable as plastic fruit.”
Twelve actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show with the concept of regeneration into a new incarnation – a plot device where a Time Lord whose body is too badly harmed to heal normally, can instead recover by transforming into a “new” body. Each actor’s portrayal differs, but all represent stages in the life of the same character and form a single lifetime with a single narrative. The time-travelling feature of the plot means that different incarnations of the Doctor occasionally meet. The Doctor is currently portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, who took on the role after Peter Capaldi‘s exit in the 2017 Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time“.
He sensationally abandoned the James Bond 25 project last week over ‘creative differences’.
And it’s being reported that director Danny Boyle’s specific issue with the proposed plot for the latest film was that writers wanted to kill off 007 and have him ‘regenerate’ for James Bond 26, a la Doctor Who, as Daniel Craig finally bids goodbye to the franchise.
The Sun reports that, according to an insider: ‘There were discussions about killing off Bond in dramatic fashion at the end.
It would also leave it open for a twist in the next instalment — either Bond hadn’t died or there could be a Doctor Who-esque regeneration with a new actor.
‘There were clashes over budget and there’s pandemonium among crew with people leaving the production left, right and centre.’
The decision to kill Bond – something that has never been done thus far in the film series, despite many a near miss – is said to be the idea of long-serving producer Barbara Broccoli, who wants a ‘pure gold spectacular finale’. But Boyle, 61, was allegedly dead set against the idea.
The ‘regeneration’ concept is something that takes place every few seasons of Doctor Who, with the forthcoming latest season breaking new ground by casting the first female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.
Bond, however, has already been played by seven actors, with the new one simply taking over the role, with no need to explain anything.
In contrast, Doctor Who – which is a supernatural sci-fi series – actually morphs into a difference person; something that is all part of the show’s plot.
Unlike Bond himself, his fellow secret service colleagues’ titles – such as M and Q – are acknowledged as code names. When M was killed at the end of Skyfall, a new M was instaled. The part was played by Dame Judi Dench, but went next to Ralph Fiennes in Spectre.
The death of M was another bold move in the franchise, perhaps paving the way for Bond himself to die.
First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not a shred of evidence that the producers are moving in that direction. Okay?
The current chatter about Elba’s candidacy for 007 is absurd by even the standards of silly season. Here’s what happened. The Daily Star reported that Antoine Fuqua, director of the upcoming The Equaliser 2, had heard Barbara Broccoli, veteran Bond producer, argue that it might be time for a black actor as Bond. The newspaper then reminded us that – according to whom, exactly? – Idris Elba had long been in the running for the role. Fuqua reportedly expressed his own view that Elba could do the job. Nowhere here is there even a suggestion that Broccoli made specific mention of Elba.
Confirming his reputation for good sportsmanship, Elba then tweeted: “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba”. Some took this as confirmation that he wasn’t taking the role. Some took it as confirmation that he was taking the role. Sane people realised it was a joke that implied neither.
Kissy Suzuki is a fictional character introduced in Ian Fleming‘s 1964 James Bond novel, You Only Live Twice. Despite Bond’s womanizing, Kissy Suzuki (at least the literary version) remains the only character known to the reader who bears a child by him. The treatment of Kissy varies greatly between the novel and the film, where she is never identified by her name, no family name appears in the closing credits, and the film ends in the usual Bond-style happy ending.
Tiger Tanaka is an ally to Bond in the film You Only Live Twice. He is the head of the Japanese secret service, and resides within a secret underground office complex beneath the streets of Tokyo – his identity being the most closely guarded secret in Japan. He supplies an army of ninjas to attack Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Tanaka helps Bond disguise himself to look Japanese so that Blofeld will not recognise him. Tanaka arranges for Bond to marry a girl native to the land in order to provide extra cover. Kissy Suzuki is Bond’s new wife and, together, Bond, Suzuki, and Tanaka succeed in attacking Blofeld’s volcano base, even though Blofeld survived. Tanaka is portrayed by Tetsurō Tamba. He also appears in the 007 novels You Only Live Twice and The Man with the Red Tattoo, as well as in the Dynamite Entertainment-published spin-off comic book, Felix Leiter.