Gadgets

Without Q branch James Bond would have surely been killed on only his second assignment. It's only using Q's attache case that saves Bonds life a number of times throughout From Russia With Love, and other Q-branch supplied gadgets which have saved his life many times throughout the films.

Assigned to produce gadgetry to assist 00 agents 'in the field', Q branch is headed by Q, or Quartermaster. From 1963 in From Russia With Love until 1999 in The World Is Not Enough, Major Boothroyd, played by Desmond Llewelyn, has starred as the famous Q. Die Another Day saw John Cleese take the role of Q, after being introduced in The World Is Not Enough as Q's assistant to replace him after his character retired from MI6 service. Sadly, Desmond Llewelyn passed away on 19th December 1999 in a road accident at the age of 85.

Featuring wild, wacky, bizarre and outrageous gadgets, Q branch has certainly produced a wide multitude of gadgets to assist any 00 agent. It has always been Q's intention that his creations be returned, intact. Consequently, Bond frequently makes quips to Q when most of his gadgets are destroyed or returned in battle worn condition.

As the James Bond films have progressed so has the technology of the gadgets. In From Russia With Love, Bond uses a pager and a phone inside his car. These so called gadgets might be scoffed at now, but at the time of the film these where state-of-the-art technological marvels. From the first digital watch ever seen appearing in Live and Let Die, to the mobile phone remote control for the BMW 750i, one thing is certain, even today's most advanced gadgetry will be obsolete some time in the future. §

From the 00's

Briefcase Scanner

Briefcase Scanner
Casino Royale
2006

Keyring Bomb

Keyring Bomb
Casino Royale
2006

Graves' Suit

Graves' Suit
Die Another Day
2002

Underwater Breather

Underwater Breather
Die Another Day
2002

Rope Descender

Rope Descender
Die Another Day
2002

Icarus Satellite

Icarus Satellite
Die Another Day
2002

Graves' Dream Machine

Graves' Dream Machine
Die Another Day
2002

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
Die Another Day
2002

Virtual Reality Simulator

Virtual Reality Simulator
Die Another Day
2002

Jinx's Mobile Phone

Jinx's Mobile Phone
Die Another Day
2002

Depleted Uranium Gun

Depleted Uranium Gun
Die Another Day
2002

Combat Knife Transmitter

Combat Knife Transmitter
Die Another Day
2002

Surfboard

Surfboard
Die Another Day
2002

From the 90's

Zukovsky's Walking Stick

Zukovsky's Walking Stick
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Elektra's Torture Chair

Elektra's Torture Chair
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Mr Bullion's Explosive Briefcase

Mr Bullion's Explosive Briefcase
The World Is Not Enough
1999

High Tech Palm Top

High Tech Palm Top
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Visa Card Lock Pick

Visa Card Lock Pick
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Inflatable Jacket

Inflatable Jacket
The World Is Not Enough
1999

X-Ray Glasses

X-Ray Glasses
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Lapel Transmitter

Lapel Transmitter
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Money Bomb

Money Bomb
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Stun Walther P99 / Spectacle Detonator

Stun Walther P99 / Spectacle Detonator
The World Is Not Enough
1999

Walther P99

Walther P99
4 Films *

Gadgets In Wai Lin's Office

Gadgets In Wai Lin's Office
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Chakra Torture Tools

Chakra Torture Tools
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Wrist Piton

Wrist Piton
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

GPS Encoder

GPS Encoder
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Ericsson Mobile Phone

Ericsson Mobile Phone
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Cigarette Lighter Grenade

Cigarette Lighter Grenade
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Video Camera Uplink

Video Camera Uplink
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Remote Operated Mine
Omega Seamaster
Rappelling Belt

Rappelling Belt
Goldeneye
1995

Explosive Parker Pen
Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
Goldeneye
1995

Piton Laser Gun

Piton Laser Gun
Goldeneye
1995

From the 80's

Broom Transmitter

Broom Transmitter
Licence To Kill
1989

Rappelling Cummerbund

Rappelling Cummerbund
Licence To Kill
1989

Signature Gun

Signature Gun
Licence To Kill
1989

Laser Camera

Laser Camera
Licence To Kill
1989

Explosive Alarm Clock

Explosive Alarm Clock
Licence To Kill
1989

Mantaray Cover

Mantaray Cover
Licence To Kill
1989

Brad Whitaker's Assualt Rifles

Brad Whitaker's Assualt Rifles
The Living Daylights
1987

Security Watch

Security Watch
The Living Daylights
1987

Binocular Glasses

Binocular Glasses
The Living Daylights
1987

Q-branch Keyring

Q-branch Keyring
The Living Daylights
1987

Weapon Detecting Device

Weapon Detecting Device
The Living Daylights
1987

Explosive Milk Bottles

Explosive Milk Bottles
The Living Daylights
1987

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
The Living Daylights
1987

Trans-Siberian Pipeline Cleaning Module
Walther WA-2000

Walther WA-2000
The Living Daylights
1987

Pocket Binoculars

Pocket Binoculars
The Living Daylights
1987

Snooper

Snooper
A View To A Kill
1985

Credit Card Sized Lock Pick

Credit Card Sized Lock Pick
A View To A Kill
1985

Zorin's Computer & Camera

Zorin's Computer & Camera
A View To A Kill
1985

Ring Camera

Ring Camera
A View To A Kill
1985

Cheque Copier

Cheque Copier
A View To A Kill
1985

Polarising Sunglasses

Polarising Sunglasses
A View To A Kill
1985

Tape Recorder

Tape Recorder
A View To A Kill
1985

Electronic Shaver Bug Detector

Electronic Shaver Bug Detector
A View To A Kill
1985

Cane Transmitter

Cane Transmitter
A View To A Kill
1985

Microchip Tracker

Microchip Tracker
A View To A Kill
1985

Yo-yo Saw

Yo-yo Saw
Octopussy
1983

Fake Crocodile Craft
Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
Octopussy
1983

False Briefcase

False Briefcase
Octopussy
1983

Digital Radio Watch

Digital Radio Watch
For Your Eyes Only
1981

JIM Diving Equipment

JIM Diving Equipment
For Your Eyes Only
1981

Miniature Tape Recorder

Miniature Tape Recorder
For Your Eyes Only
1981

3D Identigraph

3D Identigraph
For Your Eyes Only
1981

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
For Your Eyes Only
1981

Melina's Crossbow

Melina's Crossbow
For Your Eyes Only
1981

ATAC Communicator

ATAC Communicator
For Your Eyes Only
1981

From the 70's

Exploding Watch

Exploding Watch
Moonraker
1979

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
Moonraker
1979

Holly's Gadgets

Holly's Gadgets
Moonraker
1979

Drax's Globes

Drax's Globes
Moonraker
1979

007 Minature Camera

007 Minature Camera
Moonraker
1979

Wrist Dart Gun

Wrist Dart Gun
Moonraker
1979

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Sleeping Gas Cigarette

Sleeping Gas Cigarette
The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Microfilm Viewer

Microfilm Viewer
The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Ski Pole Gun

Ski Pole Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Ticker Tape Watch

Ticker Tape Watch
The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

KGB Music Box Radio

KGB Music Box Radio
The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Magnetic Homing Device

Magnetic Homing Device
The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Scaramanga's Golden Gun

Scaramanga's Golden Gun
The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Solex Agitator

Solex Agitator
The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Camera Rocket Launcher

Camera Rocket Launcher
The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Imitation Nipple

Imitation Nipple
The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Compressed Air Gun

Compressed Air Gun
Live And Let Die
1973

Flute Transmitter

Flute Transmitter
Live And Let Die
1973

Hang Glider

Hang Glider
Live And Let Die
1973

Dr Kananga's Scarecrows

Dr Kananga's Scarecrows
Live And Let Die
1973

Hairbrush Transmitter

Hairbrush Transmitter
Live And Let Die
1973

Bug Detector

Bug Detector
Live And Let Die
1973

Cigarette Lighter Communicator

Cigarette Lighter Communicator
Live And Let Die
1973

Poison Dart Shooting Mirror

Poison Dart Shooting Mirror
Live And Let Die
1973

Magnetic Rolex

Magnetic Rolex
Live And Let Die
1973

Digital Watch

Digital Watch
Live And Let Die
1973

Bombe Surprise

Bombe Surprise
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Floating Air Balloon

Floating Air Balloon
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Diamond Laser Satellite

Diamond Laser Satellite
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Electro-magnetic RPM Controller

Electro-magnetic RPM Controller
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Voice Changer Machine

Voice Changer Machine
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Piton Gun

Piton Gun
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Imitation Fingerprints

Imitation Fingerprints
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Hand Booby Trap

Hand Booby Trap
Diamonds Are Forever
1971

From the 60's

Miniature Camera

Miniature Camera
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Omega Virus

Omega Virus
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Safe Cracker

Safe Cracker
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Wooden Pole Spike

Wooden Pole Spike
You Only Live Twice
1967

Tiger's Ninja School Gadgets

Tiger's Ninja School Gadgets
You Only Live Twice
1967

Helga Brandt's Lipstick Bomb

Helga Brandt's Lipstick Bomb
You Only Live Twice
1967

Safe Combination Cracker

Safe Combination Cracker
You Only Live Twice
1967

Protective Oxygen Suit

Protective Oxygen Suit
You Only Live Twice
1967

Miniature Flare

Miniature Flare
Thunderball
1965

Radioactive Homing Pill
Underwater Breather

Underwater Breather
Thunderball
1965

Infrared Camera

Infrared Camera
Thunderball
1965

Largo's Remote Control

Largo's Remote Control
Thunderball
1965

Bell Textron Jet Pack

Bell Textron Jet Pack
Thunderball
1965

Goldfinger's Laser

Goldfinger's Laser
Goldfinger
1964

Oddjob's Bowler Hat

Oddjob's Bowler Hat
Goldfinger
1964

Gadgets In Q's Lab

Gadgets In Q's Lab
Goldfinger
1964

Grappling Hook Gun

Grappling Hook Gun
Goldfinger
1964

Seagull Snorkel Suit

Seagull Snorkel Suit
Goldfinger
1964

LEKTOR Decoder

LEKTOR Decoder
From Russia With Love
1963

Poision Tipped Spiked Shoe

Poision Tipped Spiked Shoe
From Russia With Love
1963

Camera/tape Recorder

Camera/tape Recorder
From Russia With Love
1963

Telephone Bug Detector

Telephone Bug Detector
From Russia With Love
1963

Attache Case

Attache Case
From Russia With Love
1963

Car Phone

Car Phone
From Russia With Love
1963

Pager

Pager
From Russia With Love
1963

Garotting Wire Watch

Garotting Wire Watch
From Russia With Love
1963

Geiger Counter
Walther PPK

Walther PPK
19 Films *

* This gadget appears in multiple decades, and so consequently is listed in the decade of first appearance.