James Bond Gadgets
The second anybody mentions the name Aston Martin, the first thought that comes to mind is the DB5 from Goldfinger. Introduced in Q's lab, the DB5 featured revolving number plates, GPS dashboard, tire slashers, smoke screen, oil slick, rear bullet proof screen, machine guns and an ejector seat.
In the 1963 movie From Russia with Love, Q issued Bond with an attache case full of gadgets. Including Ammunition, a knife, a rifle, gold soverigns and tear gas activated by opening the case without first twisting the clasp
Since James Bond exploded onto the silver screen in 1962, his gadgets and tools have become icons, and an immensely popular part of the films. In Dr. No (1962), there weren't any high tech gadgets of the later years, but James Bond still came equipped with several tools and machines. Here we list all the gadgets, gizmos and tools that James Bond, his allies, and the opposition, used in their missions.
From Russia with Love marked the first appearance of Q, aswell as a large collection of unique and orignal gadgets, including a packed attache case, a poison tipped shoe knife, trap doors, bug detectors, and communications gadgets!
Although From Russia With Love had quite a few interesting gadgets, it wasn't until Goldfinger that gadgets became a larger part of the action. Goldfinger introduced Q's lab, homing devices, grappling guns, Oddjob's steel rimmed hat, industrial lasers, and the Aston Martin DB5.
One of Goldfinger's planes used to transport James Bond to Kentucky. The plane is filled with several spying devices, all of which Bond counteracts. Gadgets include a trick mirror, spying portals and hidden compartments in Bond's razor and the heel of his shoe.
In the comfort of his lavish rumpus room, complete with a trick pool table, window panels, a retractable wall-size aerial map, a secret floor compartment with a model of Fort Knox, and fatal Delta Nine nerge gas, Goldfinger divulges his plans to a group of mobsters he is about to kill.
The ledgandary jetpack that Bond (Sean Connery) uses to escape from two men after killing Jacques Bouvar. The gadget is actually a Bell rocket belt flown by Bill Suitor and Gordon Yeager. The gadget was also showcased in die another day.
The gadgets of Goldfinger were a big success with fans, and the producers showed no signs of slowing down with Thunderball. The two films share many similarities in regards to gadgets. The DB5 featured in both, and many of the gadgets in the two films were introduced by Q before being used.
You Only Live Twice had a wave of ingeniously creative and inventive gadgets, from the Gyrocopter Little Nellie, to the rocket firing cigarettes, to trap door slides and exploding lipstick. The gadgets were a refreshing change from Thunderball, that had tried a little too hard to mimic it's predecessors.