The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Firsts

  • First Bond movie filmed in Dolby Surround Stereo
  • First megalomanic villian
  • First appearance of the Minister of Defence
  • First appearance of Robert Brown
  • First appearance of Richard Kiel (Jaws)
  • First appearance of General Gogol (Walter Gotel of FRWL)
  • First attempt at Euro-Soviet relations
  • First appearance of Wet Nellie
  • First time an Oscar-winning composer wrote the music score in a Bond film (Marvin Hamlisch)
  • First film to get seperate novelisation (Novel of film is not same – NOWHERE NEAR SAME – as Fleming Novel)
  • First film based on novel in first person.
  • First time that the theme song focuses on 007, not the villain
  • The Spy Who Loved Me is the first movie in which the leading lady has a rating as well as a name. Major Amasova is also known as “Triple X”.
  • First movie in which an automobile duplicates as a submarine and is used in any type of battle — Bond shoots down the helicopter from underwater and the car springs leaks in a battle with another mini-sub.
  • First time there is nudity in a Bond film (XXX in the shower)
  • First appearance of the Shark Hunter mini-submarine (reappears in Licence to Kill)
  • First time an American composer scored the film (Marvin Hamlisch)
  • First time 007 skis off the edge of a cliff (stunt was performed by Rick Sylvester)
  • First time the line “Shaked, but not stirred” was used in an action sequence (Triple X says the line after pinning Jaws behind a wall)
  • First time a music score from another film was used in a Bond film (the score from Lawrence of Arabia)
  • First time 007 sees someone else behind M’s desk after speaking with Miss Moneypenny (General Gogol)
  • First time an oil tanker ship serves as the villain’s headquarters (the Liparus)
  • First appearance of a jetski/waverunner (the Wetbike)
  • First time 007 shoots a villain in his private parts
  • First mention of Bond’s late wife (by XXX showing off) since OHMSS.
  • First time Q is referred to as Major Boothroyd (Anya Amasova calls him this)