Each issue Lorihajitura takes a look at one of the so bad they’re good films featured on Mystery Science Theatre 3000 – the Comedy Central/Sci-Fi Channel cult show from the late 80s and through the 1990s. This issue we focus on Episode 508: 1967’s Operation Double 007, which broadcast on May 24th, 1993.
(What Did I Just Watch is a regular feature in every issue where we review movies that astound and confound us.) Did you ever watch a movie that made you angry?
A secret agent needs a bombastic name. Natural forces like thunder, lightning, and storm rank well. You could also add speed, jet, rock, flint, and hazard to the list. And dependable Christian names like James, Richard, and Simon go with the general mix.
Two things happened in my late 60s childhood. My mother won Herb Alpert’s Greatest Hits in a radio call-in competition and The Champions aired on TV. Thus began my obsession with being a spy (and Bionic) and with Casino Royale (1967).