Skip to main content
The James Bond Complex

The James Bond Complex

By Edgar Chaput & Matt Auclair
The James Bond Complex is hosted by Edgar Chaput, Mathieu Auclair, Jason Kim and the Intrepid Emery Cormier. From Fleming to the films and everything in between. Ooh!
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Castbox Logo


PodBean Logo


Spotify Logo


Currently playing episode

A Discussion With Alan J. Porter & Gillian J. Porter, Creators Of The Bond Lexicon

The James Bond Complex

A Special Debriefing
Hello dear listeners! First of all we want to thank you for your continued support. In 2022, we hit a milestone, 100 000 thousand downloads and that was all because of you. Its obvious, but without you, there would be no show. That being said, it is time for us to take a break. With the weight of a pandemic and the drive to deliver a new exciting episode ever week since 2017, we need to hit pause and recharge. Of course, much like our eponymous hero, The James Bond Complex will return this fall.  Let's just say, we are taking some overdue holiday.  
June 01, 2022
Anthony Horrowitz : Trigger Mortis
Hello dear listeners! On the Wednesday before the release of his next book, Mind To A Kill, we dig into Anthony Horowitz's first 007 novel, Trigger Mortis. It's not often we get a James Bond novel set in the original Ian Fleming timeline, and its ever better when the book is so well written. Matt and Emery dissect the first of the Horowitz trilogy to extract is Fleming essence, the film influence and his own personal touch, with the help of Commander Fleming himself. Stay tuned because this year we are fortunate enough to have two Bond novel release, with Double or Die coming out later in the fall. So buckle up and kick of your literary Bond year with our Trigger Mortis review!
May 25, 2022
Die Another Day Reloaded
2002 marks the 20th anniversary of well... The 20th Bond film; Die Another Day. Is this Bombactic,  Bond Adventure still as loathed by 007 fans today as it was at the time of it's release? Is the Korean spoken with the proper accent? Do the subtitles match what the actors are actually saying? Well, you'll have to listen in to find out if this film warrants a new evaluation or if it's still is the worst film of the series?...
May 18, 2022
Editing Bond with Simon Drake - Part 5: The Craig era
Hello dear listeners! Welcome back to the final lap of our Editing Bond series. It's been an extended but always stimulating dissection of how our favourite films are put together. Independent filmmaker Simon Drake returns once more with his experience and expertise as we give you Part 5: The Craig era. This concluding chapter of the conversation sees our minds rattle off a bevy of intimately related and totally superfluous topics such as: following up on our terrific Irish accents with horrible American accents, good editors don't always make for good directors, the beauty of the whip pan, our interpretation of "bold" editing, editing that has our brains fight with the movie, experiencing a high speed car chase as a vacation activity, doing our best to not pass judgement on Sam Mendes, franchise legacies influencing how stories are told, and much more.  So sit back, relax, don't cut us out of your weekly routine, and enjoy this latest episode of The James Bond Complex. 
May 11, 2022
Galaxy Detour: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Hello dear padawans! This week we’re putting away the Walther PPK and dinner jackets in place of lightsabers and jedi robes. Why? Search your feelings. You know it to be true! The 5th (2nd?) Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back has many connections to the world of James Bond, not least of which is a small role played by Julian Glover, who, as some listeners may recall, chatted with Matt and Edgar way back in the summer of 2018 at a comic convention. Then of course there is the film’s director, Irvin Kershner, who also helmed Never Say Never Again. We know, we know, that’s not a real Bond movie… In celebration of May the 4th, Matt, Edgar, and Jason sit down and meditate about what is widely considered to be the best of the Star Wars epics. Among the Force visions that come to them: finding as many Bond tie ins as possible both real and imagined, watching the original trilogy on VHS, being distressed as a 2nd grader kid, parents noticing ads for Star Wars featuring (if you can believe it) actors that play in Star Wars, samurai/Nazi Darth Vader, Force zoom calls, speaking in tongues no human on Earth will ever use in a normal conversation, and much more. So sit back, relax, and let us take you to a galaxy far, far away, but right now! You love the show? We know.
May 04, 2022
Editing Bond with Simon Drake - Part 4: The Brosnan Era
Hello dear listeners, It's a new week, with new challenges, but you can still count on one podcast. The James Bond podcast. Were you expecting someone else? That's right, we're back to observe and dissect the editing of the Pierce Brosnan films, from GoldenEye through Die Another Day. With us on this journey is non other than friend of the show and resident indie filmmaker Simon Drake. These four films are so jam packed with incredible content that we simply couldn't help ourselves bu go off on many brilliant topics: French accents while saying the tittle of books, marvellous Irish accents, Brosnan's Roger Moore outfits, the great Bond art project, C-3PO's golden rod, the last of the Bond dingy endings, finding positive reviews of TWINE "interesting", DAD being the Poochie the Dog of the Bond films, and much more! So sit back, relax, dab the sweat off your forehead and chin, and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex!
April 27, 2022
The Gotham Detour: The Batman (2022)
Welcome back to Gotham city! Things have changed since the last time we took a trip to that fictional city. Christian Bale & Ben Affleck are no longer the Batman du jour. They've been replaced by Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. The director chair once  under the responsability of Christopher Nolan & Zack Snyder is now under the control of Matt Reeves who even co-wrote this latest adaptation of the famous DC comics character.  Discussing the film in this episode are Jason & Matt who will give you the nitty-gritty details of "The Batman"!
April 20, 2022
Editing Bond with Simon Drake - Part 3: the 80s
Hello dear listeners, For a series of episodes dedicated to editing, one would think that we’d have edited down this elongated conversation to size. Fun fact: we have, even at 5 parts. This week Mathieu, Edgar, and friend of the show Simon Drake are back at the round table. In this latest instalment, the Bond films under analysis are from the nostalgia decade du jour: the 80s. Much like with Parts 1 and 2, this time the films of John Glen prove fertile ground for all sorts of enlightened commentary: 2 for 1 shots, seeing shadows at nighttime, women of the night showing up for a job at 5:30am, early risers, a child’s wonderment at seeing Roger Moore fight, fan edits, John Glen vs Ridley Scott, Super Bond fan Rick Moranis, and much more. So sit back, relax, and bask in the glory of 80s filmmaking with us. Part 3 begins with another instalment of our mockumentary The Making of Bomb Voyage. Cast (in order of appearance): Rodrigo Gonzalez: disclaimer reader Bud West: narrator Pierre-Oliver Bernier: making of documentary director Mathieu Nadeau (aka Matt#2): documentary cameraman Edgar Chaput: Bomb Voyage director Mathieu Auclair: Bomb Voyage producer
April 13, 2022
Craig Detour: "Macbeth" on Broadway
Hello listeners, patrons of the arts, and theatre lovers, The people who have played James Bond are more than just movie stars. They're actors! They're respected thespians! One need look no further than the most recently retired 007, Daniel Craig. His first post-Bond assignment: a modern reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Broadway, co-starring Ruth Negga. The show is directed by Sam Gold. Jason Kim was able to make it to a presentation during its first week. He attended the Wednesday March 30th show with a few members of the Bond fan community. You'll hear from Tim Guccione and his significant other Jackie Capone, as well as Boomer and Sarra Spillane.  As for Jason, his keen sense of observation lent itself to a host of topics: Daniel Craig mopping the floor, a theatrical gather all, an obligatory Keri Russell reference, being in the presence of Daniel Craig's piercing blue eyes, a condensed episode of "What's Daniel wearing?", the history of Lady Macbeth performances, and cracking open a brewski after murdering a friend.  So sit back and feel the rush of tension and passion that only a classic tragedy can muster. If you see witches three, run away. Fast. "Macbeth" is playing at the Longacre Theatre in New York until July 10th.  Tim Guccione co-produces and co-hosts the No Time to Bond podcast. 
April 06, 2022
Connery Detour: O.K. Connery aka Operation Kid Brother
Hello dear listeners! It’s a very, very long time since our last Connery Detour. Connery is a name that looms large over the Bond franchise’s history, as well as film history in general. We got the itch to go back to the Connery well of terrific cinema and deliver another thrilling episode. And so it is with great pride that we release our latest and possibly greatest Connery Detour about the 1967 gem O.K. Connery. Oh, we’re sorry. Were you expecting someone else? Please. Neil Connery, Sean Connery, they look almost identical. In fact, Neil’s looks and acting skills are so convincing, it fooled even Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, Anthony Dawson, all of whom had worked with Sean! Since they were convinced they making a new Bond film, don’t blame us! So sit back, relax, and enjoy American sounding Scots on this latest episode of The James Bond Complex. …Ah, the alternate title is Operation Kid Brother. Ok, we get it now. Still, he’s so convincing!
April 01, 2022
Autism Awareness 2022
Hello dear listeners! Todays episode is all about awareness. Our invites guests talk to the Intrepid 007 about autism, how they perceive it, how they live with it. And of course, we talk about our favorite spy. All this in preparation for Autism Awareness day on April 2nd. Please join us by wearing your favorite blue Bond outfit and using the hashtags #bondinblue and #autismawareness. Also for an added kick, SIS training gear is throwing up a promo code to help you get that blue outfit! Use code BLUE22 at checkout and show your support!
March 23, 2022
That's What She Said : No Time To Die
On the one year anniversary of his arrival in our midst, the Intrepid 007 takes the time to sit down with his wife to enjoy a movie. And that film? No Time To Die. Yes friends of the show, she’s back! Giving her opinion for the first time on the show since we forced her to watch Diamonds Are Forever, she’s here to give her take on Bond 25. Enjoy!
March 16, 2022
Editing Bond With Simon Drake - Part 2: the 70s
Hello dear listeners, We hope you enjoy discussions about film editing. Like, really REALLY like discussions about film editing, because we’re back this week to analyze more Bond films with a finely toothed comb. That’s right, it’s time to look at how the films of the 70s were stitched together. Rest assured, we do our best to be as entertaining as we are (mostly) informative. How can we not when good friend of the show Simon Drake is back to accompany us? Consider the impressive topics we touch upon: sausage factories, editing while eating breakfast, Richard Lester style humour, which Bond is Simon’s favourite, Micheline star restaurants and McDonald’s, more UNWARRANTED TMWTGG hate, filming peanuts on the ground, pulling large tubes out of things, the phobia of falling out of a plane without a parachute, and tripping on 7Gs. So sit back, relax, and let us take you into the editing bay of the Bond films of the 70s. Part 2 of our radio play The Making of Bomb Voyage, opens the episode. A star-studded cast is featured this time: Bud West ( narrator Edgar Chaput: Bomb Voyage’s director Mathieu Auclair: Bond Voyage’s producer Simon Drake: the Bond actor Jocelyn Sia ( the leading lady Melanie from Birb, James Birb ( as M and the costume designer Mike Reyes ( as the Felix Leiter actor Jason Kim: the special effects engineer (calling in on a Zoom call) Emery Cormier: voice over dubbing Rodrigo Gonzalez: the Bond villain actor and disclaimer reader Pierre Oliver Bernier: the documentary’s director Mathieu Nadeau aka Matt #2 : the documentary’s cameraman
March 09, 2022
Beers For Bond (With Kyle Barbeau of easysmilesandexpensivewatches on Instagram)
Heineken might be the only beer for the cinematic 007 . But for us, Canadian James Bond fans, we have decided to sample a few locally brewed beers that we feel might have a Bond connection. Either directly or in some cases very indirectly. We collected 8 beers and sampled them with the virtual help of beer connoisseur Kyle Barbeau of easysmilesandexpensivewatches on Instagram
March 02, 2022
Editing Bond with Simon Drake - Part 1: The 60s
Hello, dear listeners! It is often said in filmmaking that the edit, the cut, is a sacred thing. Well, it seems that we at The James Bond Complex believe very deeply in that philosophy because it inspired our longest conversation ever. But we couldn’t go through the entire series (yes, all 25 films) and dissect its editing on our own. We brought friend of the show and independent filmmaker Simon Drake to talk about the movie making process and how important editing is for all kinds of storytelling elements. So here is Part 1 of our Editing Bond series with Simon Drake. Oh, and there is something a little bit different playing the start of the episode. We got creative and, to help introduce all 5 parts of the Editing Bond series, have put on a little radio play. It’s a mockumentary about the making of a non-existent Bond film titled Bomb Voyage. Some familiar voices are heard, as well as some new ones. We hope you enjoy it. It’s tongue and cheek, nothing to take too seriously. The players in Part 1: Edgar: Bomb Voyage’s director Matt: Bomb Voyage’s producer Bud West (The Bond Brain podcast): the mockumentary’s narrator Jocelyn Sia (Ladies Who Bond on Instagram): Bomb Voyage’s leading lady Simon Drake: the leading man playing Bond Pierre-Olivier: the mockumentary’s director Mathieu Nadeau: the mockumentary’s cameraman Rodrigo Gonzalez: the disclaimer voice
February 23, 2022
NO TIME TO DIE - Directors Perspectives: Bong, Villeneuve, Del Toro
Hello, dear listeners! As part of the effort to keep No Time to Die in the public conscience and possibly enjoy Oscar glory, a trio of interviews were recently set up between the film's talent and acclaimed directors. They were released online in February of 2022. South Korean Bong joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Parasite) sat down with Daniel Craig, Cary Fukunaga, Barbara Broccoli, and Linu Sandgren. French Canadian Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Dune) enjoyed some Zoom time one-on-one with NTTD's director. Finally, Mexican Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, The Shape of Water) discussed the latest Bond adventure with Fukunaga, Broccoli and Rami Malek. Edgar and Jason, who admire the 3 internationally celebrated filmmakers, sit down to discuss the careers of these guest interviewers, their perspectives on the the 25th Bond film, and share some more thoughts on the movie itself, because we're clearly not tired of talking about it.  So sit back, relax, put your film snob cap on and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex. We don't "chat about movies." We "discuss cinéma!" Bong joon-ho's interview: Denis Villeneuve's interview: Guillermo Del Toro's interview:
February 16, 2022
February Debriefing: Part Deux
Welcome back dear listeners to the conclusion of our February debriefing. While we didn’t have much of a clear topic we touch upon the state of cinema, the future prospects of film franchises and loose projections for Bond 26 and a 7th Bond actor. So join us, the full team, talking about Everything Or Nothing.
February 09, 2022
February Debriefing : Part one
Hello dear listeners!  For the first time in 2022, all four of our hosts are together to talk about... The Batman?  Well yes and no. In fact, while The Batman is a hotly anticipated new movie, we do take most of our time discussing the various, and even numerous, anniversaries in this, the 60th year of our savior James Bond. 20 years of Die Another Day, 10 for Skyfall but the main focus this year will be of course, the celebration of 1962's Dr. No. Without, well, we wouldn't be here.  Be sure to stay tuned next week for part two. 
February 02, 2022
Director Detour: Lee Tamahori's "The Edge" (1997)
Hello dear listeners, Sometimes as podcast producers risks must be taken. Risks can be fun and produce a much needed frisson. So here goes nothing. Matt and Edgar, after several minutes of deliberation, are doing a Lee Tamahori Detour. That’s right listeners, this week the hosts tackle one of the director’s forgotten pre-Die Another Day films, 1997’s The Edge. Tamahari is understandably a controversial figure in Bond lore, but that doesn’t mean that his other cinematic efforts lack quality. The Edge proves to be quite the jumping off pad for a plethora of topics, most notably: the inspirational Ron Burgundy, adventures in the woods, racism against bears, the memory problems that stem from sniffing coke, Jason Voorhees as a bear, guessing music credits before they appear on screen, a capsule review of The Empire Strikes Back, and naturally more DAD thoughts. So sit back, don’t relax because you’ll want to be mindful of a bear creeping up on you, but try to enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex. Also, let us know if Matt likes this movie. The episode lasts over an hour and we still can’t tell. His opinion is very unclear.
January 26, 2022
Mourir Peut Toujours Attendre Entre Amis...
Dear regular listeners we are doing another episode in French.  But be assured next week we'll cover another element from the James Bond in the tongue of Shakespeare. But for now if you can or want to try out an episode in Molière's tongue. régalez-vous! Cette semaine nous vous présentons la conclusion de cette épique discussion. (L'enregistrement original a durée quatre heures!) . Nous explorons tous les aspect de la dernière aventure de 007; Mourir peut attendre. 
January 19, 2022
Mourir peut attendre ...entre amis
Quelle surprise! Cet épisode est en français! Effectivement nous parlons aussi la langue de Madeleine et Mathilde. Raison de plus pour que notre auditoire s'excite: les mêmes amis qui se joignent à l'émission cette semaine étaient avec nous lors de la présentation de "Mourir peut attendre" en d’octobre dernier à Montréal. Nous espérons que nos amateurs francophones apprécieront cet épisode.  Le James Bond Complex sera de retour next week!
January 12, 2022
No Time to Die with Friends: Part Two
*This episode was recorded on November 7th, 2021. Hello, dear listeners! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. But before looking ahead to 2022 and the highly anticipated 60thanniversary of our favourite film franchise, we’ll spend just a couple more weeks looking back at the undisputed highlight of 2021, No Time to Die. Much like last week when Emery and Jason a delightful roundtable, Matt and Edgar do the same with a new trio of guests. And what a band of Bond aficionados we’ve offered the mics to. Mike Reyes of Cinema Blend and established “Bond expert”, Bill Koenig of the Spy Command blog and pop culture historian, and Alan J Porter, co-author of The James Bond Lexicon and member of the On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast fleet of shows. With so many great minds together in one virtual room, it’s no wonder the breath of topics was wide: absentee guests due to hair salon appointments, doing a Naomi Harris double-bill with Venom 2, aunties betraying their nephews, getting biblical (No no, not that! Just listen to the episode…), CGI body parts, parents beating their Bond villain children, shots of pregnant women in 3D, and NEVER, EVER saying you have all the time in the world to a loved one. So sit back, relax, and begin 2022 with us with our next to last episode reviewing NTTD, until of course Matt and Edgar do the traditional 2-part 4 hour long scene-by-scene review some time down the road. Obviously. Please follow: Alan J. Porter on Twitter at @BondLexicon Bill Koenig on Twitter at @TheSpyCommand Mike Reyes on Twitter at @MrControversy83 Thank you to Mike and Cinema Blend for allowing us to use a clip of their press junket interview last fall with the cast and crew of NTTD . 
January 05, 2022
No Time To Die with Friends : Part One
With No Time To Die coming to the small screen in but a few weeks, we thought it would be Primo (get it?) to talk to some of our favorite community members and have their take on the film. Jason and Emery welcomed Joe Darlington of Being James Bond, Melanie from Birb, James Birb and celebrated author Roland Hulme to an open discussion on the characters and plot points of the 25th James Bond adventure. Hear our differing points of view and stay tuned as our O.G. hosts will be following up with a second episode later this month. 
December 29, 2021
Christmas Special 2021: No Time to Die listener reviews
Hello, ho ho ho, dear listeners! 2021 trickles towards the finish line and, for the first time in the podcast’s near 4-year existence, it was a year during which we witnessed a new Bond movie. It certainly felt great to get one. Regardless of the controversies surrounding “No Time to Die”, from pre-production entanglements, the film’s plot, to real worldwide shaping challenges, it feels safe to say that most fans are breathing a sigh of relief. We now officially have 25 Bond films to talk about. Speaking of the fans, what better direction for the 2021 Christmas Special than to pass the mic over to them and hear what they have to say about Daniel Craig’s Swann song? This week’s episode features a few listener audio reviews for NTTD. This is but the warm up however, as future weeks will have extended group conversations about the movie, each one with a different pairing of hosts and collection of guests. As for this week, our friends certainly make several astute comments that have us pause for thought. For instance: Bond jinxing himself with key phrases, getting “the feels” Avenger: Endgame style, knowing the ending before seeing the film the first time, hard hitting journalism questions like “Are you gonna do another Bond???”, the best horror movie never made, and the unanimous consensus: please marry us, Paloma. So sit back, relax, roast those chestnuts on an open fire with hot cocoa, slurp down a Vesper in one swig, and enjoy the No Time to Die themed 2021 Christmas Special. Thank you to recurring guests and friends of the show Bill Koenig and Simon Drake, local Montreal friend Mathieu Nadeau aka Matt #2, and first time caller Marcus Petäjä for their NTTD reviews!
December 22, 2021
"Bond Origin" Vol 1 graphic novel
Hello dear listeners, It’s been some time since our last graphic novel discussion. As such it felt right to dive once again into the world of comic Bond. So here’s to one step forward, and several decades backwards. Yes, that’s right, it’s time to explore 007’s origin long before he ever held the famous code number. This week Matt and Edgar discover Dynamite Comics’ “James Bond Origin Vol 1” which comprises issues 1-6 as well as a special one-off that was published in a gentlemen’s magazine. The series is written by Jeff Parker with art by Bob Q and Roman Stevens, among others. Taking place during WWII, specifically 1941, “Origin” is certainly a different take on the Bond we know and love. That does not however preclude the hosts from coming up with a bountiful list of topics to broach, among them: the trappings of a prequel story, purchasing Playboy magazine for the articles, Star Trek submarines, Officer Say Less, nichest of niche niches, reviewing every other Bond comic series except Origin, and much more. So sit back, relax, toggle the correct frequency on your art Deco wood radio and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex.
December 15, 2021
Scorpius By John Gardner
A dead girl carrying a strange credit card and the phone number of James Bond, Secret agent 007 sends the world's most famous spy into a brand new continuation adventure curtesy of John Gardner. Edgar and Matt discuss the seventh adventure from Gardner. Is this new novel good, bad or something in between. Join us to find out.
December 08, 2021
Games of Chance : Dice Vice and other card games
This week Emery brings back Games Of Chance and challenges co-host Edgar to learn six different games of chance. All of them appear in some form or another in both Fleming and Film. There are three dice games, Backgammon, Sic Bo and Craps, and three card games, Gin Rummy, Canasta and Bridge. Learn and laugh along as both hosts attempt to understand these complex games. 
December 01, 2021
Brosnan Detour: "The Tailor of Panama" (2001)
Hello dear listeners, It comes as no surprise that we absolutely love Pierce Brosnan. A terrific actor and personality, we’re always game to discuss one of his films. Naturally Matt and Edgar are tickled pink to turn on their mics and record an episode about a Brosnan spy film! Yes, that’s right listeners, this week we analyze a spy caper starring Brosnan as an MI6 agent sent on a covert mission to foreign country! Intrigue, action, sex! Pierce Brosnan stars as Andy Osnard in The Tailor of Panama. Were you expecting someone else? If you think spies and liars can weave good yarns, you should tune in to this episode to check out the stuff we have in store: falling asleep on John LeCarré films, keeping scorecards to understand the author’s plots, being more Bond than actual James Bond, demonstrating behaviour that would make you a jerk in any era, the importance of paying money for facts, Jamie Lee Curtis’ personality, and much more. So sit back, relax, take a swig of tequila, and enjoy the latest of The James Bond Complex in which we review The Thomas Crown Affair! Hold on..
November 24, 2021
Fleming Second Edition: Dr. No with film producer/director Simon Drake
Welcome back to Jamaica!  With film producer, director and uber James Bond fan Simon Drake, we'll take you through caribbean Island Crab Key. Not only will you get to learn about poisonous caterpillar, giant octopuses and guano production! We discuss fascinating characters such as Honey Ryder, Quarell and of course the title character; the sadistic and lethal Dr. No! 
November 17, 2021
"For Your Eyes Only" starring Roger Moore - Part 2
Hello dear listeners, We’re certain you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the epic conclusion of our For Your Eyes Only review. Matt, Jason, and Edgar and saved up all the best, brightest, and most insightful comments for last. After all, Part 2 represents the very last time we record an original review for a Roger Moore film. We’re extremely proud of this one. How could we not be when we cover such profound topics as: the only Bond woman to leave 007 flaccid, kids cursing out movies, FYEO’s influence on determining Olympic host cities, Mission: Impossible being a bunch of cheap copycats, grounding the Fast and Furious franchise, Jason singing (!), concluding the Victor Tourjansky trilogy, and declaring statements that sound like questions? So sit back, relax, grab yourself an ice cream and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex. Brought to you by Seiko Holdings Corporation.
November 10, 2021
"For Your Eyes Only" starring Roger Moore - Part 1
Hello dear listeners, It seems only fitting that given Sir Roger Moore’s impressively long tenure as James Bond 007, the podcast would take nearly 4 years to discuss every one of his efforts. That’s right friends, the time has finally arrived to dissect Moore’s 5th outing, 1981’s For Your Eyes Only, the only one of his Bond movies we’ve never reviewed. There is an irony to the fact that FYEO waited last, considering that, by most standards, it’s not a Moore film fans bring up regularly. LALD, TSWLM and even AVTAK generally get mentioned before this slightly more serious entry is considered. And maybe because Matt, Jason, and Edgar saved it for last is the reason why they have so much to say about it. Topics in Part 1 range from: more of Matt’s singing (no less than 3 times in fact), gender fluid pool side parties, being on a first name basis with Roger, living 2 minutes into the future, the movie that destroys the code name theory, Bond being a time lord, hockey legend Guy Lafleur in a Bond film, a dissertation of Roger Moore as James Bond, and much more. So sit back, relax, have a place of pasghtetti and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex. After all, this one’s for your ears only.
November 03, 2021
Halloween Special 2021: Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright)
SPOILERS! Hello dear listeners! We're you AFRAID we had forgotten this year's Halloween Special? Of course not. We wouldn't dare since we love a good SCARE! A last minute and TERRIFYING addition to our ghoulish gallery of episodes: Edgar Wright's latest freakshow: Last Night in Soho. Matt, Edgar, and Jason bravely discuss this MYSTERIOUS and NIGHTMARISH tale of MURDER and GHOSTS! Enjoy...if you can stand it! Mwhahahahahahahah! COUGH COUGH COUGH...
October 31, 2021
James Bond's DB5 interview with Will Lawrence
We all know the car. It's sleek Italian lines, 4.0 litre inline six bubbling away, hiding twin machine guns, a smoke screen, tire thrashing spikes... wait what? Ah yes, it's 007's car! The Aston Martin DB5, having first appeared in 1964s Goldfinger is synonymous with James Bond. So much so that publishing house Hero Collector has come out with a 290 page book on it, penned by Eon publicist, Will Lawrence. HE sat down with our resident gearhead Emery to chat about this recent release. Start your engines! 
October 27, 2021
"No Time to Die" Spoiler Review #2: Emery & Matt
What's this? More "No Time To Die" chit-chat?!?  Yes of course! Come on, the world has waited 6 years for a new Bond Movie. We are going to talk about it more than once. This Week Matt is joined by the intrepid Emery Cormier @intrepid_007 on instagram for a detailed and spoilerific discussion of the 25th Bond film. So if you haven't had the opportunity to watch the film yet. DO NOT listen to this. But if you have. You are welcome to listen in and listen to us unpack the final Daniel Craig James Bond film!
October 20, 2021
The Hunt For Gold....finger
The Intrepid 007 is here to take you to the Cascapedia river to fish wild atlantic salmon. Why? Because James Bond! Duh! No the connection is far from obvious, what do Goldfinger, Ian Fleming's grandfather and Emery's third cousin have to do with 007? More than you think. Tune in now!
October 19, 2021
"No Time to Die" Spoiler Review #1: Jason and Edgar
Hello dear listeners! Suffice to say that the "NO TIME TO DIE" party is just getting started. After a non-spoiler review, it's time to get into the juicy details the film has to offer. From the action, the sets, the special effects, to the many controversial elements.  Scheduling conflicts among the hosts have led to a potentially interesting strategy with which all 4 can have their say. In this first spoiler filled discussion, Jason and Edgar cover hosting duties, whereas Matt and Emery will review NTTD with a finely toothed comb in the next episode.  What sort of delightful and delirious topics does NTTD inspire for this week's hosts? Oh my: Chris Corbould the English gentleman, showing military issued government ID to get into the premiere, the technical marvels of SUVs, using Coca-Cola as traction, impromptu interviews while taking the tube, all the Bond fan content creators getting fired, correctly guessing plot points from trailers, a film adaptation of the "Everything or Nothing" video game, and Jason singing if you can believe it.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of The James Bond Complex.  Yes, yes, the podcast will return. That much we can promise.
October 13, 2021
"No Time To Die" Non-Spoiler review!
Hello dear listeners, The time has finally come. The very first episodes of the podcast were recorded in the autumn of 2017, before anyone had any clue what form "Bond 25" would take. After rumours of Russian actor casting calls, Danny Boyle being hired, a change of directors due to creative differences, Daniel Craig puttering off to start another franchise (Knives Out) and, well, we don't need to talk about the OTHER reason we've had to wait to so long. That's right, this week Matt and Edgar really, truly, actually sit down to discuss "No Time to Die." It feels a bit surreal! This episode is a non-spoiler review. While most have seen the film, certain territories have not at the time of this episode's release.  But dancing around plot details and the excitement of finally talking about a shiny new Bond film didn't stop the lads from coming up with the usual brilliant topics, such as: Fu-gee-la, the hosts not going to bed together, quoting "Spectre" because why not, changing the temperature in a movie theatre auditorium during a film, staying until the end of the credits, finding Matt's future wife, "Highlander: Engame", and apes castrating people.  So sit back, relax, and by all means enjoy this latest episode of The James Bond Podcast!* *this episode has been tested as cruelty free against Australian, New Zealand, China, and Malaysian Bond fans.
October 11, 2021
"No Time to Die" Royal Premiere! Jason Kim reports from the red carpet
Hello dear listeners! To attend a Royal Premiere it takes one negative test, but to be absolutely certain it takes...two! We're back this week with a very special episode of the show. Jason Kim, the International Man of Mystery, reports from London, England! He shares his thoughts and describes the experience of gracing the No Time to Die Royal Premiere on September 28th.  The trip and premiere were so exciting they inspire a plentiful array of topics such as: a special Shrublands Session, impressing Chris Corbould, mingling with the stars, the Sir Roger Moore soundstage, rain never souring special events, and above all else the importance of cherishing meetups with fellow Bond fans and enjoying the moment.  So sit back, relax, and let Jason take you to the No Time to Die red carpet. A very special thanks to James Davies for inviting Jason to attend the event and Kerim Bey-ing him. James Davies can be found on Instagram at
October 06, 2021
Ready to di.... wait, we've got No Time To Die!
The finish line is in sight! This week marks the run up to the film premiere we've been waiting months (years even) for! Jason Kim, our man in the field saw the film just yesterday, but Matt, Edgar and Emery are still in their final sprint. Global James Bond day event taking place in Québec City, Jason's report from the red carpet, exclusive photos from London, all culminating with Operation Finish line. Stay tuned for all the action! 
September 29, 2021
Being James Bond Review
The race for No Time To Die is in it's final lap with Operation Finish Line happening October 9th in Montreal. To get us in the mood, The James Bond Complex has arrived fashionably late to the Being James Bond Party with two reviews and a light roasting of the recently released Daniel Craig Documentary. Matt, Jason and Emery discuss the film, its accessibility and its perceived faults (from our resident pessimist, The Intrepid 007). Join us in the final leg of No Time To Die hype!
September 22, 2021
Fleming Second Edition: "From Russia with Love" with Melanie
*First and foremost, we apologize for Edgar's audio. Although reasonable, it's a step down from usual. He's mic was not properly plugged in. He therefore spoke into his computer mic. Oops. Hello dear listeners! It's September and the kids and teenagers are back at school, hitting the books hard. It felt appropriate that the big kids do the same and continue the Fleming Second Edition series. That's right, Matt and Edgar are back at it. This time it's Fleming's 5th novel, From Russia With Love. Our tradition of having guests on continues with friend of show Melanie, who operates online under the persona of Birb, James Birb. Birb? Birbs? Bird? Forgive us, it's the accent.  It is only fitting that Melanie takes us to school with thought provoking, astute commentary on one of her favourite Fleming books. Too intellectual for your tastes? Fear not, Matt and Edgar balance the scale. Among the wide breath of topics: S&M (ooh!), the origin of characters names, blowing your mind about Kerim Bey, the house always winning, the importance of roses, and our favourite hobby: resurrection. So sit back, relax, and pour yourself either a Turkish coffee or some Russian vodka (it's 5pm somewhere) and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex.  We promise the episode doesn't end on a cliffhanger.  Melanie can be found at
September 15, 2021
Bondplay with Eric Moran
Do you smeeeelllllll what The Smoke is cooking? That's right, the one and only Eric "The Smoke" Moran joins Emery and Matt to talk about his career as a wrestler, actor, writer, producer and cosplayer. You'll recognize him as being the only person to manhandle David Zaritsky on camera, but he is much more than that. You may not think you can cosplay James Bond but we do it everyday! When we put ourselves in his clothes we become 007, and Eric takes it to the next level with his creativity and his talent. Puppet Rick even makes an apperance! 
September 08, 2021
The 007 Store Shopping spree!!!!!
Hello dear listeners, After years of belittling, besmirching, and bemoaning the official 007 online store, Matt and Edgar have decided to play nice. Naturally it helps a great deal when the kind folks at EON provide each host with a $2,000.00 gift card. That’s not actually true, but it would be fun. This week on the show we take a closer look at the 007 online store and, equipped with (sigh) a fictious gift card, go on a SHHHHHOPING SPREEEEEEEE!!!!!!! In a little game of “spend all your money” the boys explore each category and pick one of two items they would indeed purchase if they had the cash. But that’s not all. Originally the episode was supposed to include Emery, but due to a flub Matt and Edgar went head alone. To make up for the error, they gave the original audio recording to Emery, who tags along in a running commentary of his own. So sit back, relax, pretend you have a few grand to burn on 007 licenced products and join us as we go giddy whilst filling our virtual carts.
September 01, 2021
Director Detour: Martin Campbell's "The Protégé" (2021)
Hello dear listeners, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially when you kill said woman's father figure. Martin Campbell understands the concept so well that he opted to make a movie about it. That's right, this week Matt, Edgar, and the International Man of Mystery Jason Kim discuss the Bond alumni's latest effort, "The Protégé", playing in theatres at the time of this episode's release. It stars Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson. While no one will argue that Campbell's new picture breaks new ground, it proves to be more than enough to inspire such diverse and high brow topics of conversation such as: running after Edward Furlong, the Mac n' cheese of movie entertainment, free Green Lantern bashing, Jackie CHAIN as The Protégé, audacious standing ovations, Hanna, Anna, and Ana, and much more! So sit back, relax and enjoy the latest episode of The James Bond Complex. Hold on a second. Are you on Maggie Q's good side? Hmm, maybe forget what we said about relaxing!
August 25, 2021
Bonding Bourdain over bourbon
This week Emery brings us on a Fleming detour. With the recent release of the documentary Roadrunner and the reading of Ian Fleming's Thrilling Cities, The Intrepid 007 began to think of the similarities between the book and Anthony Bourdain's body of television work. Invited along for the ride is British ex-pat, Bond fan and writer Roland Hulme. 
August 18, 2021
Fleming Second Edition: Diamonds Are Forever
Are you ready to take a trip with James Bond? From the busy streets of New York City to the horseraces of Saratoga and the noisy casinos of Las Vegas. 007 follows the action. Wherever it may take him and whomever it may put him in conflict with! Those Spangle Brothers and the pair of Hitman trailing him. No need to worry. Tiffany Case as Bond's back. Join us on this episode as we discuss Ian Fleming's fourth 007 novel. Diamonds Are Forever with Super Bond fan Joey Horist (@joedog93).
August 11, 2021
My Ocotpus(sy) Teacher
Join Matt and Emery on an exciting underwater adventure! We review (sort of) the independent documentary film My Octopus Teacher (On Netflix!) and compare it to the eloquent words of Ian Fleming. How does the real thing compare to the description in the novels? How real is the short story Octopussy? Tune in to find out! 
August 04, 2021
Lazenby Detour: Becoming Bond (2017)
Hello dear listeners! We have a confession to make. Back in 2017 when the opportunity came up to create a James Bond themed podcast our collective thought was: we’re not podcasters, but we want that job! Ahem. That’s enough insider George Lazenby jokes for one week. More seriously (but barely) it seems rather ludicrous that it’s only after 3 ½ years of releasing episodes that Matt, Edgar, and Jason discuss the film about the very actor that brought them together in Québec City back in September 2017. Yes, on this week’s show they review the Lazenby documentary “Becoming Bond.” Just as Josh Greenbaum’s endeavour takes a tongue in cheek look at the former Bond’s life, so to do the trio of hosts. They broach topics as broad as: making a movie within a movie, how to pronounce Lazenby’s name (not an issue when typing it!), the James Bond Complex’s origin story, tennis lessons, restraining orders, meeting the wife of Bond actors, and, most shockingly, Jason’s non-Kerri Russell crush. So sit back, relax, try not to be a larrikin, and enjoy this week’s episode all about the Bond actor who to this day deserves more love than he receives.
July 28, 2021
Black Widow (2021)...Olga Kurylenko Detour!
Привет! It's no secret that we love our action-spy movies, in any and all shapes and forms. In a cinematic landscape filled with Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and humungous comic book movies, the spy film is akin to a breath of fresh air. But what if the latest spy film IS a humungous comic book movie?!? Suspense! That's right, this week Matt, Edgar, Jason and friend of the show Mike Reyes of Cinema Blend discuss the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe endeavour, "Black Widow", directed by Cate Shortland.  Natasha Romanoff is a character fans have long hoped would get her own film after spending a decade as a supporting character (albeit often a very strong one). After 2 years with no Marvel movies, does this one deliver? The quartet of hosts get into the thick of things, leaving no vodka shot glass empty: the film's place in the MCU, the risk of hiring auteur filmmakers for projects such as this, magic red dust, "The Americans" starring Kerri Russell (because of course), buying action figures, Olga Kurylenko's "co-starring" role, human actors passing the baton to their CGI counterparts, and most important of all: directly quoting "Moonraker". So sit back, relax, and enjoy this latest discussion of the James Bond Complex. While you do that we'll see if we still fit into our costumes. Excuse us. Follow Mike Reyes on Twitter at @MrControversy83 Follow Cinema Blend on Twitter at @CinemaBlend and of course read their work at
July 14, 2021
Fleming Second Edition: Moonraker with Mike Reyes from Cinema Blend
Wow! What an episode we have in store for you! We brought back former guest Mike Reyes of Cinema Blend to discuss Fleming's third novel "Moonraker". This episode goes all over the place from  Tobey Stephens having played Bond probably more times than any actor to this day to a potential new show where we would cover No Time To Die minute by minute (whenever it comes out). Mike is a fantastic guest with a unique perspective and he really shines in this episode as we cover Hugo Drax, Willy Krebs, Gala Brand, The Moonraker rocket and of course James Bond 007
July 07, 2021
The Pamphlet with Melanie!
Birb, James Birb joins Emery for what we can only describe as a quick and insightful read. Based on Ian Fleming's Seven DEADLIER Sins of the 1960s and elaborated as both a religious study of James Bond by Benjamin Pratt (not the hunky cop from NYPD Blue) and a short collection of essays presented by Literary, this episode focuses on the sinful inspiration for the book Bond. Grab your copy of the bible and follow along! 
June 30, 2021
Villain Takeover: Ronin (1998)
Hello dear listeners, What do Sean Bean, Michael Lonsdale, and Jonathan Pryce all have in common? The easy answer is that they've all co-starred in Bond films. Each has played 007's main adversary in fact. Bonus points for these who guessed that each also appeared in the same movie!  That's right, this week we take a another Detour. Well, it isn't a Detour in the traditional sense. No 007 actor features in the movie under review, but rather the aforementioned actors who played the super spy's main adversaries. It is the 1998 action thrill ride "Ronin" directed by the legendary John Frankenheimer.  Resident gear head and International Man of Mystery Jason joins us to discuss some amazing topics like: butchering Irish names, Seamus (no, not that. You're disgusting), the Ronin-Mission: Impossible cinematic universe, ambushing people with coffee, how the apron makes the man, action movie editing, "Ronin" as an adult film, showing off our Gundam collection, and much more. So sit back, relax- actually, scratch that. Buckle up, kiddos. We're pushing the peddle to the meddle through the streets of Nice and Paris. Hopefully you can keep pace.
June 23, 2021
Downshift with Emery and Jason
Today on the show your hosts Emery an Jason look at the automotive brands that have appeared in the James Bond series, from both Fleming and Film and nothing in between (Emery already had his SAAB rant). Are modern Bentleys as good as their racing past? Can a brand new 7 year old Lotus be bought? Can BMW do anything wrong? Is Aston Martin the Holy Grail of 007 cars? Tune in to find out!
June 16, 2021
Bond Video Games
Put your tv to channel  3, dust off your cartridges and plug in your controllers and let's play some James Bond Video Games! Last January Edgar spent an afternoon at Matt's place to try old Bond video games from the early 90's up to the most recent release. Listen in to find out how much they enjoyed some of these classic (and not so classic video games!
June 09, 2021
Live and Let Die food supplement
Give your diet a boost with a supplement to yesterday's Live and Let Die episode! I ramble on for 20 minutes over the colossal amount of food and detail given by Ian Fleming in his second novel. Grab a bottled martini and warm up some frozen lemon curd with cream substitute and enjoy!
June 03, 2021
Fleming Second Edition: Live and Let Die with Emery Cormier
Hello dear listeners! The Fleming Second Edition is in full swing. We return with a riveting conversation about the author's second Bond novel, "Live and Let Die." To help us we invited special guest-...special host? Special guest host? Whatever, we have Emery Cormier, who hosts our other show, the Intrepid 007 Podcast. Together we tackle some of the more delicate subject matter that might cause some to bristle in this early 21st century, proving that, when we absolutely have to, we are capable of demonstrating some level of maturity. We'd rather be zany, but the occasion and topic called for level-headedness.  Furthermore, we could not contain ourselves with the armada of intellectually stimulating commentary, such as: great deals on second hand books, showing cleavage to pledge allegiance, touching first editions with our bare hands, millennials vs Bond, a "Ghost Dog" drive by review, obligatory book-to-film comparisons, Baron Samedi zombie of whatever, super-sizing octopi, shark roars, and of course, PHRASING! So sit back, relax, and let us take you to Manhattan, Florida, and the greatest place on the face of the Earth, Jamaica. Just don't forget the limpet mines. 
June 02, 2021
James Bond's NEW HOME + New Horowitz 007 Novel
Hello dear listeners! You might have already heard the news: Amazon just purchased MGM for almost 9 Billion dollars! What does this mean for our beloved 007 franchise? Will affect the release of No Time To DIe? Will the Bond films become Amazon exclusives? What about the 007 store, will it become a part of Amazon one-day shipping offer? If that bit of news wasn't enough, a New Anthony Horowitz 007 novel was announced on Ian Fleming's 113th birthday. This new Bond adventure will be released on May 2022. News this exciting requires equally exciting guests! International Man Of Mystery Jason Kim & The Spy-Commander himself Bill Koenig! Join us as we speculate and analyze these recent big 007 news!
May 29, 2021
An Intrepid tribute to Ian Fleming
We owe it all to Ian Lancaster Fleming. He created our beloved James Bond, but who was he? What did he do, and how did it influence 007? Emery tells us a bit more about The Man Who Would Be Bond. 
May 28, 2021
A Discussion With Alan J. Porter & Gillian J. Porter, Creators Of The Bond Lexicon
Hello dear listeners, This is a big one.  The Bond Lexicon, this 454 pages behemoth of a book includes every Eon/ Ian Fleming Publication approved/ licensed stories analyzed. Every plot summarized, every character given a short biography. This Spectacular book was published last april and written by the amazing duo of Alan J. Porter and Gillian J. Porter. Join us as we discuss what it took to bring this book to print.
May 26, 2021
That's What She Said : Diamonds are Forever
An old stable is back. My darling companion in life, @doubleOwife, has blessed us with her notes on 1971's Diamonds are Forever. Apart from the iconic theme song... what the s#!t? That's what she said. 
May 21, 2021
Tailored for Ladies of the 60s - Part 2 (With Jocelyn and Melanie)
Hello dear listeners! We last left you hanging by a thread in our phenomenal conversation about Bond ladies clothing in the 60s with Melanie and Jocelyn. We’re back this week to weave our way to the end of the conversation. This second part features even more sartorial information from professors Birb and Ladies Who Bond. To be honest, our two guests really did take us to school. But then again, what did you expect from two blokes who think they can talk about clothing styles for the fairer sex? So many fanciful topics made their way into our perfectly fitted conversation such as timeless blouses, the importance of always remembering Moneypenny, the shift in style when one goes from communism to capitalism, church going wear, the importance of memorable outfits, London setting the world’s fashion trends, and much more! So sit back, relax, put on your most comfortable caftan and enjoy our latest episode! Melanie can be found on Instagram at Jocelyn can be found on Instagram at
May 19, 2021
Camp X revisted
Because it wasn't enough to do two episodes in 2019 on the subject, we had to go one more. Since it closed in 1969 most of what happened at Special Training School 103, also know as Camp X, remained secret. But thanks to Lynn Philip Hodgson, author and historian, some of those details have come to light. I spoke with him months ago and now its time to share some of that knowledge along with recent developments on Camp X. 
May 14, 2021
Tailored for Ladies of the 60s - Part 1 (with Melanie and Jocelyn)
Hello dear listeners! It’s often discussed how dapper James Bond himself looks. Heck, there are blogs, YouTube channels, books, and podcasts dedicated exclusively to that very subject. Our humble little show has even thrown its hat into the ring twice with the Tailored For…series. This week however it’s time to discuss the costume designs of the fairer sex. Yes, for this 3rd entry in the Tailored For… series of episodes Matt and Edgar discuss the Ladies of the 60s. Hold on now. Two blokes prattling on about women’s clothing??? Not quite! We invited two delightful members of the fan community to help us out. Melanie of Birb, James Birb and Jocelyn of Ladies Who Bond on Instagram joined us via Zoom to discuss a topic of epic magnitude. So much so that we’re splitting this into two parts. Among the insightful commentary broached in Part 1: revisiting the tactical tux controversy, deciding what to name the episode whilst recording said episode, not knowing our guests’ social media platform handles, puttering off to Switzerland when weekend plans go awry, United Nations of colours in OHMSS, Zorro outfits, Edgar’s wedding dress, the dark side of corsets, and much more. So sit back, relax, get into your most comfortable podcast listening attire and enjoy Tailored For Ladies of the 60s Part 1. Melanie can be found on Instagram at Jocelyn can be found on Instagram at
May 12, 2021
Intrepid Throwback - The Camp-X Debriefing
After the set up from last week, your history lesson is complete. Move into the present, and the former secret camp has been.. well you'll have to listen to find out. 
May 07, 2021
Dr. No Reloaded
Welcome back to Crab Key!  Avoid the poisonous spiders, armed guards, mechanical dragon and radioactive waste! In this episode we rediscover the very first James Bond adventure, recount some of our experience watching the film and the perspective of Matt's sister on Sean Connery's original cinematic outing as 007.   Is the film still a classic ? Could Cary Grant have been a great Bond? Listen to our show to find out!
May 05, 2021
Intrepid Throwback - The Camp-X Briefing
Back in the summer of 2019, before my face to face meeting with Matt and Edgar at Bar George in downtown Montreal, I had just completed a very personal mission; visiting Camp-X. But before we talk about the site, we have to talk about the history. Here is a brief story of Camp-X. 
April 30, 2021
Fleming Second Edition: CR with Bill Koenig
Hello dear listeners, After much hoopla and anticipation, the time has finally arrived to start our Fleming Second Edition series! We'll we re-reading and discussing each of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and short story collections along with a guest each time. We begin with, what else, 1953's "Casino Royale." Long time friend of the show Bill Koenig of the Spy Command blog joins us.  Talking about Casino Royale got us so excited we just couldn't help ourselves but bounce off a plethora of topics: listening to audio books, Dan Stevens as James Bond and Peter Lorre, a one-off Netflix movie with Bond Leiter Mathis and Tiger Tanaka playing poker, Bond's dubious secret agent IQ, in the incredibly important Mr. Dupont, double origin stories, turning the corner on the "Vesper as an amorphous blob" sentiment, and much more! So sit back, relax, crack open your copy of Casino Royale and join us for the inaugural Fleming Second Edition. Besides, the scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are so nauseating at three in the morning. It's more comfortable here! You can follow Bill Koenig on Twitter here: You can read his Spy Command blog here:
April 28, 2021
Kingsman: The Secret Service
**important disclaimer: this week’s episode features significant blue language. Listener discretion is advised. Please tuck the little ones away just this week. Hello dear listeners! As a great genius once said, podcast boredom is the virus and The James Bond Complex is the cure. That’s how the saying goes, isn’t it? Perhaps not, but we’re sure that our latest episode will keep your tips up, be they poison shoe tips or…any others you can think of. Matt and Edgar are back with a Detour of a different sort. It’s not that they won’t be talking about British secret service, just not THE British Secret Service. We do away from MI6 for one week to take a look at how the Kinsgman save the world in Matthew Vaughn’s 2014 action-adventure film “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” And don’t start thinking that just because 007 is absent that there isn’t anything to talk about (the episode flirts with a 2-hour runtime for crying out loud). Quite the contrary in fact. Consider that Kingsman made them extrapolate thoughts on: gender fluidity, comic book to film comparisons, Vince Vaughn directing instead of Matthew, a drive by Kingsman 2 review, breathing in poop air, having rubber for bones, pain face acting even though Brosnan is nowhere to be seen, and so much more. So sit back, relax, don your finest double breasted suit or women’s workwear and enjoy our latest offering. Are we going sit around all day or are we going to press play!?!
April 21, 2021
Games of Chance : Baccarat and Blackjack
This week Emery dives deep into Fleming, explaining how to play baccarat and its relation to blackjack. He even gets help from Très Bond!
April 20, 2021
April 2021 Debriefing
We pay our (belated) tribute to Yaphet Kotto, talk Project 007 and dig into the recent offerings of the 007 store with Jason Kim.
April 14, 2021
Incidental Intelligence : CIA
The CIA is by far the farthest reaching and most present spy agency in both the real world and in fiction. From Fleming to film and indeed, everything in between. They assist MI6 and their famous agent 007 via the very capable and charming mop of straw colored hair that is Felix Leiter, and in the same breath, hunt down former agent and possible defector Jason Bourne. But who are they?
April 13, 2021
Ian Fleming's ''Thrilling Cities''
Hello dear listeners! The wait is finally over. Ian Fleming returns to the podcast! Yes, we ask you the listeners to take a round world trip with us this week, from Hong Kong to Honolulu to Berlin. Fleming was a man of the world, and Matt and Edgar would like to think of themselves as such too. However, given the unfortunate situation with the…’’you know what’’ afflicting the world currently, the next best option is to read and discuss Thrilling Cities, a collection of essays written by Fleming himself in 1959 and 1960 for the Sunday Times. The master spy novelist always had a nose for the unique, the sexy, the exotic, and whatever delivered a good frisson of excitement. This quality shines brightly in Thrilling Cities, so much so that the boys couldn’t contain themselves with topics: living back-to-back Friday the 13ths, thinking of a special SF moment when Fleming woos a geisha, New York the Big Rotten Apple, gangsters actually being really terrific people, marine life conservationism via destroying said marine life, our aim of obtaining official diver licences and surf’s up dude!!!! So sit back, relax, and discover a marvellous collection of, well, thrilling cities. Circa 1959 and 1960, mind you. So far in April 2021, it’s the safest way to travel!
April 07, 2021
An Intrepid Throwback : Licence to Cook with Edward Biddulph
Back in 2019 Emery of Intrepid fame did his first interview within the Bond community, taking time to talk to Edward Biddulph, author of Licence to Cook. The cookbook is unique in that it breaks down food from the novels and boy does 007 like to eat. Hope you all enjoy this delicious throwback.
April 06, 2021
Roger Moore Detour: Spice World (1997) !!!!!
Hello dear listeners! We know you want Moore! Much, much Moore! So we'll give you Moore! It's time for another Roger Moore Detour: Spice World!!!! Just remember, the paper bag that carries nothing in it cannot be said to useless, unless of course the snowflake of destiny should brush upon it. Oh, and most importantly, when the duckling begins to bark, then you know it is finally time to put your flute in its sheath. 
April 01, 2021
2021 Autism Awareness Campaign
Welcome dear listeners to the 2021 Autism Awareness Campaign. On April 2nd, join us in raising awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder and supporting organisations that provide services to those in need. It's as easy as wearing your best blue Bond outfit and using the hashtags #Bondinblue and #autismawareness, as well as tagging us in your posts. Check out for more info and support your local Autism charities. 100% of proceeds from the Intrepid 007 Podcast merchandise will support You can find it here 
March 30, 2021
The Lost Adventures of James Bond - a chat with Mark Edlitz
Hello dear listeners! James Bond lore is replete with missed opportunities, "what ifs", and close calls. If only someone had the wherewithal to research, investigate, and collect all of those glorious potential stories into a single compendium.  There is such a person in fact! This week on the show we welcome filmmaker, documentarian, writer Mark Edlitz, who in late 2020 published "The Lost Adventures of James Bond: Timothy Dalton's Third and Fourth Bond Films, James Bond Jr...& Other Unmade or Forgotten 007 Projects." Whoah, that title is bit of a mouthful but that's only because there is a goldmine of brilliant content from the front cover (courtesy of fan favourite artist Sean Longmore) to the back. Mark was more than generous to spend some time with Matt and Edgar on a Sunday afternoon to discuss the his journey as a writer and Bond fan, the book's genesis, as well as plenty of juicy tidbits. We won't spoil too much for the listeners, nor do we in the episode itself, but among the sensational teases are Dalton's comedically tinged Bond film, Sean Connery vs a Yeti monster, Tobe Stephens' multifaceted vocal interpretations of James Bond, and more James Bond Jr. behind the scenes content than most people would ever guess they could read about.  So sit back, relax, and come with us as we imagine how all these forgotten, misplaced, and never made stories play in our heads.  Check out Mark Edlitz online on Twitter at or at Make sure to purchase a copy of "The Lost Adventures of James Bond" on Amazon!
March 24, 2021
Incidental Intelligence : MI6
Welcome to the Intrepid 007 Podcast on The James Bond Complex. To start things off, we've got a new, historical series examining the world of espionage. In both the real world and in fiction, MI6 is the United Kingdoms foreign intelligence service. Discover its roots, conncetions to Fleming and its history with 007. 
March 23, 2021
An Intrepid welcome
In this 40 minute thriller, the offices of the James Bond Complex are taken over by INTREPID! Well, actually he's just being welcomed with open arms by his friends of the James Bond Complex. Longtime contributor and co-conspirator Emery Cormier joins the host ranks of the podcast! Bringing with him stuff she said and historical knowledge of intrepid quality. Join us in welcoming Emery into the fold! 
March 18, 2021
The Book Of Bond or, Every Man His Own 007 by Lt. Col. William "Bill" Tanner (Kingsley Amis)
Hello dear viewers, It's spring time; a moment of rebirth for nature as our days get longer, the weather nice and the snow slowly melts away here in Montreal. The perfect time to get in shape, change your wardrobe, learn new skills.  To achieve these new goals, Bond fans of the sixties had "The Book Of Bond". A book written by Bill Tanner himself that gives wannabe secret agents the essential know-how to possibly become the next member of the 00-section.   Yeah... Right! This short tongue-in-cheek book was actually written by one time continuation author Kinglsey Amis and is a humorous look at James Bond, his skills, abilities and personal taste.  Is this long out of print book a lost gem or plain ol' claptrap.
March 17, 2021
Marketing the Bond Brand with David Zaritsky - Part 2
Hello dear listeners, We got our mind on our money and our money and our mind. It's all about that marketing money, baby! We're back this week with the conclusion to our conversation with David Zaritsky from The Bond Experience about how the 007 brand has been sold to fans and casuals alike over the decades. In Part 2 we cover AVTAK, GE, DAD, SF and NTTD. Frankly, Matt and Edgar are but pupils when it comes to such a domain, so we suggest that you mostly pay attention to David's keen insights but stay for our pithy remarks. Well, some of them are pithy.  So sit back, relax, pick up a copy of an advertising for dummies book and tag along for another fascinating instalment of the James Bond Complex.  David Zaritsky can be found: On Instagram at On YouTube at
March 10, 2021
Marketing the Bond Brand with David Zaritsky - Part 1
Hello dear listeners, It feels like it's been ages since we've discussed any products on the 007 store, or a new poster or trailer in a Debriefing episode. Those were the days, weren't they? Days when we basked in the glory or saw our tails sag in shame at how the Bond brand was being marketed.  Well those days are least for two weeks. Matt and Edgar are joined by the number one person in the Bond fan community to talk about, among many other things, marketing James Bond. Yes, David Zaritsky from The Bond Experience joins the fray this week for Part 1 of Marketing the Bond Brand.  To be perfectly honest, and as you'll soon discover, David does far more than join the fray. His professional vocation is all about marketing, and coupled with his unshakable love for all things 007, he is a force to be reckoned with! The entire conversation spanned 3 hours (!) so we split this bad boy into two. This week we discuss the marketing campaigns behind the films Dr. No, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Sevret Service, and Moonraker. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's enlightening conversation about how 007 sells out-uh sells itself. Remember, there's no such thing as bad publicity! David Zaritsky can be found on YouTube at He can also be found on Instagram at
March 03, 2021
James Bond and Moonraker - Christopher Wood's novelization
Hello dear listeners! What value do novelizations have? How good can they be given that they are, after all, but the book equivalent of their filmic counterpart? Oh, heady stuff on this week’s episode of the show, as Matt and Edgar are back with a return to the world of Christopher Wood’s James Bond. As some listeners may recall last summer we sat down to read and discuss Wood’s Spy Who Loved Me novelization and it generated some rather interesting remarks and commentary. Well, Wood wasn’t done with the universe of Bond just yet, as he was brought back 2 years later to pen the novelization of James Bond – A Star Wars Sto- uh, Moonraker. Was this book as engaging and unique as its predecessor? The boys make their call by getting through all sorts of high brow topics like: Draxites, the return of squeaky and creaky gadgets, the soft reboot of Hugo Drax, squishy floating brain matter making for terrific reading material for 9-year olds, JBR to the rescue, and women who still shake hours after having amazing sex with James Bond. So sit back, relax, pick up your dusty copy of James Bond and Moonraker that’s practically falling apart and join us for a spacewalk.
February 24, 2021
The Mutant Detour: X2: X-Men United (2003)
Hello dear listeners! We fear that the battle for mutant and humankind is far from over. While last week’s discussion of 2000’s X-Men film had Matt, Edgar, and the listeners enter the Xhilirating, Xciting and Xtraordinary world of mutants, it only laid the groundwork for more to come. Yes, we’re back this week with more mutant madness, this time discussing the immediate sequel, X2: X-Men United from 2003, also directed by Bryan Singer. No controversy there! While last week wet our appetite with a buffet of talking points, X2 proves just as efficient at sparking conversations. Among the legion of philosophical nuggets of gold listeners shall regale in: Huge Jacked Man, singing the movie’s main theme, feral roars while attacking: buffoonish or not?, flying the X-Men minivan, the relationship between Kurt Wagner and Orouroramorou, Bryan Singer as Colossus and vice versa, getting stabbed by a blade of lust, and drive-by reviews of two other classics: X-Men Origins Wolverine and Dark Phoenix (which we haven’t seen but who cares). So sit back, grab a bear from the fridge, get Iceman to blow it fresh (ooh!) and check out this latest episode of The James Bond Complex. We swear to god we’ll be talking about 007 again soon!
February 17, 2021
The Mutant Detour: X-men (2000)
Hello brothers and sisters! Today is a great day for the mutant cause. Here on this episode we will discuss the first cinematic adapation of the foolish group of so-called "super-heroes" called The X-men. The director, Bryan Singer and his recent legal troubles, the making of the 2000 film and it's legacy. The nature of the comics, the costumes, make-up tribulations and legacy of this film and it's association to the 007 franchise. Remember. Trust a few. Fear the rest.
February 10, 2021
Dynamite Comics' James Bond - Black Box by Benjamin Percy & Rapha Lobosco
Hello dear listeners. In this adventure. James Bond teams up with a rogue assassin to take on a madman that assembled all of the world's most powerful leaders secrets in a black box computer. The country that gets this machine could become the dominant power for ecades to come... Plus Bond is being hunted down by a hulking brute with a fetish for death masks.
February 03, 2021
"Mission: Impossible" Detour - The 60s TV show with guest Bill Koenig Part 2
Hello dear listeners, We’re back this week to continue our very special Detour mission, a deep dive into the Mission: Impossible 60s tv show with special agent Bill Koenig from the Spy Command blog. There was simply too much suspense, too much action, too many twists and turns, too many masks for the conversation to be limited to a single episode, and so here we go with Part 2. And there’s no question that when Bill is on the show, no stone is left unturned. If you thought we couldn’t come up with any more topics to dissect with unfathomable minutia, get ready for: quality directing flourishes, sustaining tension over 2-part episodes (how “meta”!), the spy craze of the 60s being the comic book movie domination of its time, Emmy glory for M:I, Mad Magazine and Get Smart parodies, and a bold new technology by which people rolling in their graves serve as perpetual motion energy sources (just listen to the show). So sit back, relax, play the tape and make sure to open the window when the message self-destructs and produces that annoying little bit of thick smoke. Really bad for one’s health.
January 27, 2021
"Mission: Impossible" Detour - The 60s TV show with guest Bill Koenig Part 1
Hello dear listeners, When we prepare our content, we like to think that our listeners should expect the unexpected. To expect…the impossible! The debate, perhaps annoyingly so, that has been raging in recent years is which film franchise is serving the masses better: James Bond or Mission: Impossible? The podcast answers: why can’t we love both? While Matt and Edgar will inevitably go through the adventures of Ethan Hunt soon enough, they figured to go back and start with the franchise’s original incarnation, the 1960s television show. Of course, if they’re talking about a spy show from the 60s, that can only mean one thing: guidance from special agent Bill Koenig from The Spy Command blog! There’s so much to talk about, this is only Part 1 of the mission. Among the topics: the thrilling subject of actors contract negotiations, being locked out one’s own studio lot as a producer, the links that bond M:I and Star Trek, muscle acting, remaking episodes of the same series, the 80s tv show revival, kitty cat heists, and so much more. So sit back, relax, mould your mask to perfection while listening to Part 1 of our Mission: Impossible 60s tv show Detour.
January 20, 2021
Licence To Kill Starring Timothy Dalton (Part Two)
Hello dear listeners. Welcome to the Republic Of Isthmus!  Some of the sights you can expect to see; the beautiful Casino De Isthmus where you can play a high-stakes game of Blackjack , the El Presidente' Hotel and it's  beautiful hornate elevator, Professor Joe Butcher's Olympatec Meditation Institute, and the beautiful Paso del Diablo. Just stay away from the  exploding  cocaine filled tankers! We are finishing our discussion of 1989's Licence To Kill!
January 13, 2021
Licence To Kill Starring Timothy Dalton (Part 0ne)
Hello dear listeners, We begin 2021 with the second and last Timothy Dalton  film, 1989's Licence To Kill.   A film that to this day still is controversial and generates passionate discussions in the circle of Bond fans. Is 007's miami vice inspired tale of drugs, revenge and broken loyalties on of the franchise better entries or a uninspired  Lethal Weapon rip-off? You'll have to listen to this episode (and next one) to find out! And be sure to remember...    If you get on his bad side, your number is up.
January 06, 2021
Bondian discovery: IR$ graphic novel
*This episode was recored in September 2020 Hello dear listeners! Oh boy that week between Christmas and New Year's is always a bit of a challenge, isn't it? A massive holiday in the rear view mirror and another one just days away. We all ate and drank to our hearts content, business won't really resume as normal until after Jan 1st, plus we were editing like mad to get that 2-part Christmas Special done. Oof.  We kind of feel like coasting this week, no? What to release, what to release?...Oh, what about that episode we did in September about a French-language comic book from Belgian-American graphic novel writer Stephen Desberg and illustrator Bernard Vrancken? Yeah, the one about a James Bond-esque character named Larry B. Max but is like if 007 worked for the I.R.S. instead of MI6 and uncovered unlawful money dealings committed by heinous people like Nazis? Yeah, that one's been done and ready to go for 2 months but we never knew when to release it.  Good enough. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a relatively brief discussion about a special comic book series from Europe with some intense, unmistakable Bond vibes. Think of it as ending 2020 on a discovery...or started 2021 with a discovery, depending on when you listen to this.  Just for the love of god remember to pay your taxes!
December 30, 2020
Christmas Special 2020 Part 2: Bond Expansion Vol 3!
Hello ho ho ho again dear listeners, We hope you enjoyed last week's Christmas Special 2020 Part 1, which was our 3rd Bond Expansion volume.  It was quite entertaining, engaging, thought provoking, and sometimes outright hilarious listening to what the Bond community has in mind if they had control over the 007 intellectual property.  As hinted at last week, this year we received so many entries we chose to split the episode into two parts. Clearly the fantasy of making the big decisions for the 007 property stimulated and teased a lot of people. So here is yet another batch of armchair CEOs (including a little bit of local Québec flavour!) offering a plethora of inspired, thorough, and occasionally ludicrous ideas that are still in good fun.  Some come in the form of poems, other in the form of a Christmas carol, while others just want to sell off the franchise and live a quiet but very very rich retirement. Just like last week, there is something for everybody in this overflowing Bond Expansion Vol 3. Featured this week: -The boys from the Roger Moore's Cubby Hole podcast -Personal friend Mathieu Nadeau whom we met at Operation Double Bourbon -Personal friend Pierre-Olivier Bernier (who appeared on the Global Bond Day 2019 episode) -Jon Burn from Not Perfected Yet. -The Très Bond dirty devils -Lloyd Nance from The Bond Influence (we have people everywhere!) -Friend of the show and recurring guest Phil Poggiali -Danielle and Korey, the community's power couple, from Another James Bond Podcast -Christopher Morales from That One Bond Guy -Jocelyn Sia from Ladies Who Bond -Joe Darlington aka Head of Section aka  Being James Bond -David Zaritsky from The BOND Experience -Melanie Demers from Bird, James Bird. -and...Jason Kim, the International Man of Mystery. He hosts, he contributes, he travels, he can do it all. So sit back, enjoy the cozy fire while wearing a horrendous Christmas sweater and enjoy Part 2 of the 2020 Christmas Special. Also, it's an episode on a Monday! Merry Christmas!
December 21, 2020
Christmas Special 2020 Part 1: Bond Expansion Vol 3!
Hello ho ho ho dear listeners! It’s that time of year again. Just as in 2018 and 2019, the boys from The James Bond Complex have decided to hand over the mics to their friends and listeners for another Christmas Special. After all, they have people everywhere so participants weren’t hard to find. As for the topic, Matt and Edgar were tickled pink with the success of the first two Bond Expansion episodes that it occurred to them to let everybody else take a shot at the game. The set up: You wake up early on Christmas morning and tip toe down the stairs while everyone else is still asleep. Upon approaching the Christmas tree, you notice a beautiful golden envelope with the 007 logo engraved on it. It’s a letter from Barbara and Michael handing over the entire 007 intellectual property. So many people and podcasts sent it audio contributions that for the first time ever, the Christmas Special is a 2-parter! Part 1 features:  Jake and Luke from Blunt Instruments  Edward Biddulph from Licence to Cook David Lowbridge Ellis from Licence to Queer Emery Cormier of the Intrepid 007 Podcast  The lads from The 00 Files  The OHMSpod Rogue Agents  Tom and the gang from Really, 007!  David Leigh from The James Bond Dossier (3rd time contributor!)  Jeff Phillips (jeff.5887 on Instagram) Donnie Waldron from Quantum of History and Carmine Ruscitto from Live and Let Drive on Instagram. So sit back, pour the eggnog and enjoy a candy cane and enjoy Part 1 of the Christmas Special 2020: Bond Expansion Vol 3!
December 16, 2020
"Die Hard" starring Bruce Willis
Hello dear listeners! Oh the weather outside is frightful but fire is so delightful. What fire you say? The one burning Nakatomi Plaza to the ground! That’s right, in a pre-Christmas special warmup episode we take a look and dissect one of if not the greatest action film ever made, Die Hard from 1988. In fact, one of the hosts even claims it’s one of the best films ever, period. 2 podcasts hosts aren’t enough to tackle all those terrorists, so Jason Kim joins in on the festivities. With so many reviews, analyses, and podcasts having previously discussed John McTiernan’s 80s classic, what is there possibly left to say? Ha! Just leave that to The James Bond Complex. Die Hard spurs a number of joyous topics like: Jason’s pain face, preparing for a podcast with actual notes, Jason’s availabilities for the ladies (ooh!), the cinema of Frank CRAPA, the believability found in incredulity, the OG lens flares, a drive by shooting of the 4 sequels, and a very, very special guest at the very end of the show to establish once and for all whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie. So sit back, grab a cup of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows and enjoy this week’s pre-Christmas special warmup. You had better, because we have a machine gun now HO HO HO!
December 09, 2020
Bond Beats Vol 3: the 80s
Hello dear listeners! Like so many people at this time of year, Matt and Edgar get together to compile a ‘’best off’’ list. But with a twist. It’s time to go back to the 80s! That’s right, Matt and Edgar deliver another golden record hit of Bond Beats. This 3rdvolume goes through the entirety of the 1980s, from Bill Conti’s FYEO score, right up to and including Michael Kamen’s work on LTK. As with Volumes 1 and 2, the boys regale listeners not only with snippets of their top 3 favourite tracks from each score, but share the innermost thoughts and feelings those pieces inspire. This one gets a little wild in fact, with topics ranging from: their insistence that no money is earned with the podcast, a meat sandwich with Conti Barry and Kamen, feeling things deep inside them that last all night, dance moves you’ll never get to see because this is audio format only, femalocity, smelling bombs, Grace Jones creeping up from behind Edgar’s couch, Matt’s cozy Sunday mornings, substituting Patti LaBelle for Céline Dion, and a Michael G. Wilson cameo. So sit back, get some hot cocoa, put your earmuffs on and enjoy this latest episode of The James Bond Complex podcast. We promise a healthy dose of Dirty Love.
December 02, 2020
November 2020 Debriefing with guest Mike Reyes from Cinema Blend!
Hello dear listeners, It's been a little while since our last Debriefing episode, but good things come to those who wait. Heh, and with respect to Bond fans we're very good at waiting! This week we invite a new friend to the show. Mike Reyes is a regular contributor to the Cinema Blend website which covers pop culture in all its shapes and forms, from films to video games and everything in between. Ooh! After establishing that Mike does NOT work for a café called Cinnamon Blend nor that he is a barista, we delve into a plethora of October and November topics that have got Bond fans perplexed, hopeful, and gleefully excited. From No Time to Die's most recent release date change, the possible implications Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO MAX might have on NTTD, and the new video game announcement. Enjoy and stay up to date...about a month late.  Follow Mike Reyes on Twitter at Actually stay up to date with pop culture at Cinema Blend here: Mike Reyes' author page:
November 25, 2020
No Deals Mr. Bond By John Gardner (part two)
This week we are back with Emery Cormier of "The Intrepid 007 Podcast" to conclude our discussion/ review of John Gardner's 6th James Bond continuation novel " No Deals Mr. Bond". We analyze Bond Girl: Ebbie Heritage's enthusiasm and characterization and a speculative adaptation. We also explore Bond's violent battle against a four men death squad as well as the importance of ...Semen? Is this 1987 adventure a deal the panelist recommend? Listen to find out!
November 18, 2020
No Deals Mr. Bond By John Gardner (part one)
M has assigned 007 to an off the books assignment. He's put in charge of saving the lives of the last surviving members of "Operation Creamcake", an honeypot scheme that was aborted 5 years earlier and it's former members are now tracked by a KGB hit team. Worst. It seems that a double agent has infiltrated the operation! To discuss another Gardner book, our last one of 2020. We felt the ideal way was to bring back one of our oldest friends; Emery Cormier of the 007 Intrepid podcast. This was a long recording where alot of this books elements we're discussed; Bond's salad dressing,  Gardner not writing in the same style as Fleming, the history of Blades and strentgh and weaknesses of the author.
November 11, 2020
November 2020 Debriefing (Sir Sean Connery's passing)
Jason Kim (instagram: @jasxon88) joins us as we discuss the passing of legendary actor an