Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen
The Bit Players
Aired Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Get the Aston Martin gassed up for this week's episode on Casino Royale, the Bit Players' (and Daniel Craig's) first James Bond film, directed by Martin Campbell. They discuss the film's placement in the overall 007 canon, as well as where Craig himself rates among the Sean Connerys, Timothy Daltons, Roger Moores, and Pierce Brosnans of the world. Much is made of the infamously terrible torture scene orchestrated by ol' bloody-eye Le Chiffre (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and the very real repercussions on Bond's own double-ohs going forward in the franchise (perhaps even accounting for his questionable bedding techniques in subsequent films). The guys also give themselves their very own Bond girl names and describe their perfect Bond villain.