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)