Moonraker (1979) Firsts

  • First time Bond leaves a plane without a parachute
  • First returning henchman (Jaws)
  • First time someone is killed by dogs
  • First time Bond goes into space
  • First laser fight
  • First (and only) time Jaws speaks
  • First henchman with a girlfriend
  • First time Pinewood Studios was not the main shooting studio. It was mainly for special effects.
  • First time Bond doesn’t use a traditional gun (he uses the darts and laser only)
  • First appearance of the NASA Space Shuttle in a movie
  • First time 007 goes to Rio de Janeiro
  • First time the villain’s headquarters is situated in an ancient ruin
  • First villain modeled after a famous dictator (Adolf Hitler)
  • First time 007 hang-glides across a waterfall (Iguazu Falls)
  • First error in geography (a Mayan pyramid in the Brazilian jungle)
  • First time Bond pilots a space shuttle
  • First time 007 boards an Air France flight
  • First time a gurney crashes into a billboard with a British Airways ad
  • First appearance of Marlboro cigarettes in a Bond film (Dr. Goodhead has a pack of Marlboros in a drawer, and a Marlboro ad was seen on a billboard during the ambulance scene)
  • First time a score from a science fiction film was heard in a Bond film (the score from Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
  • First appearance of a stray cat in a Bond film (when 007 goes into an empty warehouse in Rio de Janeiro)
  • First time Jaws goes through a metal detector (he doesn’t remove his dental implants after smiling at the airport security officer, and goes through the metal detector again)
  • First mention of Vandenburg AFB
  • First time 007 sits in a G-Force simulator
  • First time 007 experiences 15 Gs
  • First appearance of skydiving in a Bond film
  • First appearance of stuntman B.J. Worth (skydiving stunts)