You Only Live Twice (1967) Firsts

  • First time M and Moneypenny leave Universal Exports
  • First appearance of Charles Gray (Mr. Henderson)
  • First head of a secret service other than ‘M’ (Tanaka)
  • First time Bond becomes a Japanese man
  • First time Bond is forced to shave his chest
  • First appearance of Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s face
  • First appearance of Donald Pleasance as Blofeld
  • First time a villain gets away at the end
  • First film with screenwriting attributed to one person
  • First time the book has nothing to do with the movie’s plot
  • First time Bond takes vodka shots
  • First Bond movie in which Richard Maibaum was not involved in the screenwriting efforts
  • First appearance of a submarine in a Bond film
  • First time Bond wears a spacesuit
  • First time that Bond lost the chance to pilot a spacecraft
  • First time that piranha fish was used by the villain
  • First time that a volcano served as the secret headquarters for the villain’s hideout
  • First appearance of martial arts in a Bond film
  • * First time part of the movie is in space