Dr. No (film)

Terence Young directed the 1962 spy film Dr. No. It is based on Ian Fleming’s 1958 book of the same name. It is the first film in the James Bond series, starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, and Jack Lord, and was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, who worked together until 1975.

In the film, James Bond is dispatched to Jamaica to look into the disappearance of another British agent. The trail takes him to Dr. No’s subterranean stronghold, where he plans to use a radio beam weapon to interrupt an early American space launch from Cape Canaveral. Despite being the first Bond novel to be adapted into a film, Dr. No was not the first of Fleming’s novels. The character had his d├ębut in Casino Royale, but the film includes a few nods to threads from prior books. This film also refers to later books in the series, notably as the criminal organization SPECTRE, which was established in the 1961 novel Thunderball.

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

The The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film based on the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who both suffered from immunological deficiencies. John Travolta, Glynis O’Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy, and P.J. Soles star. It was written by Douglas Day Stewart, produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg (who also produced Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels at the time), and directed by Randal Kleiser, who would later work with Travolta again in the 1978 successful musical film adaptation of Grease. Mark Snow wrote the original music score. Paul Williams wrote and performed the theme tune “What Would They Say?” William Howard Taft High School was used for filming.

The movie first aired November 12, 1976 on ABC.