S P E C T R A L A N A L Y S I S

Clas­si­fied trivia on Bond’s arch neme­sis

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Spectre -

Blofeld’s a bit of a chameleon in Ian Flem­ing’s nov­els: a bulky man with a black crew­cut in Thun­der­ball, skin­nier with long sil­ver hair and a syphilitic nose in OHMSS, mus­cu­lar and moustached with a gold tooth in You Only Live Twice.

The end cred­its of From Rus­sia With Love cred­ited Blofeld with a ques­tion mark. In re­al­ity An­thony Daw­son was the un­seen face of the cat- fondler while Eric Pohll­man pro­vided the Silky Voice of Men­ace.

From Rus­sia With Love re­vealed that SPEC­TRE has its own pri­vate is­land called SPEC­TRE Is­land. Imag­ine the brand strat­egy meet­ings be­hind that one.

Charles Gray played Blofeld with hair – and briefly dragged up, panto style – in Di­a­monds Are For­ever.

The Spy Who Loved Me orig­i­nally be­gan with a new gen­er­a­tion of in­ter­na­tional ter­ror­ists over­throw­ing the old guard of SPEC­TRE , es­tab­lish­ing them­selves as hip­per, hairier globe- threat­en­ing mas­ter­minds. Mono­rails? Get

with it, grandad!

Blofeld en­joyed an anony­mous, wheelchair­bound res­ur­rec­tion in the pre- ti­tle se­quence of 1981’ s For Your Eyes Only, only to be un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously tipped down a Beck­ton gas tower. He was played by John Hol­lis – alias Lobot in The Em­pire Strikes Back. Nick Setch­field

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