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3. 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'
Film No.: 6
Bond: George Lazenby
Why: The first non-Sean Connery Bond film EON made, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" showed everyone that the franchise would keep going even without its star. From the pre-title sequence's damsel in distress, fisticuffs, and breaking of the fourth wall, it was clear that while some things would remain the same without Connery, others would be terribly different. Telly Savalas may not have been the best Blofeld in the Bond movies, but the Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) storyline offered a weight not present in many of the outings to that point (and many that followed). The mountain top setting is beautiful and the brainwashing bit is completely wacky, but the ending will stay with you long after the credits finish. Just keep telling yourself "we have all the time in the world."
- Josh Lasser