The World Is Not Enough (1999) Firsts

  • First woman villain (Klebb was working for Bolfeld and therefore HE was the villain in FRWL)
  • First time Bond gets a semi-serious injury (dislocated collarbone)
  • First time MI6 goes to Scotland
  • First time Tanner and Robinson are in a movie together (Tanner is from GoldenEye and Robinson is from Tomorrow Never Dies)
  • First time M is captured
  • First time M sees Bond kill in cold blood
  • First time M slaps someone
  • First time M kisses someone (King)
  • First time Q considers retiring
  • First bomb explosion inside MI6 Headquarters
  • First time 007 is on the inactive list
  • First terrorist attack at MI6 Headquarters
  • First time Bond shoots a woman in cold blood
  • First time 007 holds a Colt .45 Automatic handgun instead of the Walther PPK
  • First appearance of a woman with a mangled earlobe (Sophie Marceau)
  • First time a woman seeks retribution against MI6
  • First time 007 goes to Azerbaijan
  • First time a Bond girl is a nuclear physicist (Denise Richards)
  • First villain with a bullet in his skull (Robert Carlyle)
  • First time where deforestation is depicted in a Bond film
  • First time Bond’s gun explodes
  • First time portrait of M (Bernard Lee) appears in Bond movie. In conference room of MI6 headquarters when Electra appears on two wall video screens the portrait of M can be seen between them.
  • First time the credit sequence doesn’t go: Bond, Bond Girl, Bond Villain, Rest of cast (Denise Richards is 4th)
  • First chase sequence through the River Thames
  • First appearance of John Cleese as Q’s assistant
  • First time Bond is the first thing on screen after the gunbarrel opening
  • First movie to show a female 00 agent in the scene where Bond is excluded from recieving an assignment. This is assuming that the people seated and standing around him are other 00’s.