Does new Skyfall TV spot have a (minor) spoiler?

A new Skyfall commercial aired during the Emmy Awards broadcast on Sept. 23. Around the 0:20 mark, Daniel Craig’s 007 walks through a door that looks familiar to those who’ve viewed Bond movies of the 1960s and ’70s. Craig’s line, “007 reporting for duty,” is from a different scene based on previous TV spots and trailers.

There has been some speculation among fans about how Skyfall may end. Also, back IN A JULY VIDEO WEBLOG, director Sam Mendes teased, “There’s something about the last part of the movie, which is deliberately, very consciously, could have taken place in 1962.”

1967 Emmys: The Apex of ’60s Spy Television

The 1960s were a special time for spy television. And the era may have reached its apex with the 1967 Emmy Awards. Imagine a cocktail party where Cinammon Carter, Rollin Hand, John Steed, Emma Peel, Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 attended.

Well, the Emmys that year had such a feel. Barbara Bain of Mission: Impossible beat out Diana Rigg and Barbara Stanwyck for best dramatic actress. Bain and her then-husband Martin Landau presented the comedy writing award, which was picked up by Get Smart’s Buck Henry and Leonard B. Stern. Meanwhile, M:I creator/executive producer Bruce Geller collected one for his script to the show’s pilot, beating out a Robert Culp script for I Spy. Heck, even the Monkees show up. Take a look: