What Was Popular In 1966’s Popular Science? Bond. James Bond.

Thanks to Retro Art Blog, a couple of months ago I received a wonderful package containing many…well…retro items. Like this January issues of Popular Science from 1966 focusing on “The Weird World of Inventions in Thunderball”.

Desmond Llewelyn showing off some of the equipment he has brought from Q branch!

Desmond Llewelyn showing off some of the equipment he has brought from Q branch!

The article focused on some of the more exciting inventions that Bond uses in the movie to battle Emilio Largo, SPECTRE’s number two, and his army of minions.
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Popular Science - Thunderball - 1966
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Also in the magazine you could find articles on choosing the right brand of motor oil, how to get more life out of your vehicle’s battery, how to humidify your home, sightings of a UFO by MacKinlay Kantor, and if Front-Wheel Drive is really for you.

The name is Sage. Vic Sage.

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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