A James Bond musical and flying cars

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“Oh Vesper, I adore you…Oh Vesper I cannot have you!”

Riddle me this: What do a James Bond musical and flying cars have in common?

Answer: They have the same likelihood of taking place without a disaster happening.

Stop and think about it. A James Bond film (SPECTRE) just finished principal photography. What are people talking about?

They’re talking about what a James Bond musical would be like. That’s because Merry Saltzman, daughter of founding 007 film producer Harry Saltzman, announced plans for one.

The initial stories didn’t even pose BASIC QUESTIONS about the project, much less get answers.

In this Internet age, people have run with the idea. For example, there have been stories about POSSIBLE CASTING, even if we don’t really know how realistic the production is.

Dealing with issues such as how Ms. Saltzman got the rights are messy and complicated. It’s more fun to speculate. Such as how the opening song might go….

“Oh Vesper, I adore you…
Oh Vesper I cannot have you…
One day you were here by my side…
Now you’re buried and that I cannot abide!

This reminds us of a video the satire site The Onion did in 2007. The site showed a television interviewer who persisted in asking executives of automakers about their plans to make flying cars. For now, talk of a James Bond musical is about as relevant as flying cars.

Or, to channel The Onion, “It seems the jury is still out about a James Bond musical.”

UPDATE: Nicolas Suszczyk, a Bond blogger who occasionally writes guest posts here, put this out on Twitter:

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