Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Marry

It was reported months ago that the couple were spoted in England at a cottage engaging in a walk.  It can now be confirmed that the two have married this week. 

One source quotes, "Daniel and Rachel insisted on having a small, quiet wedding. They are madly in love and couldn't wait to be husband and wife - but they wanted minimum fuss. They had a couple of friends as witnesses and their children from previous relationships and that was it."

Congrats to Daniel and Rachel. 

Craig has always been known to keep his personal life to himself, hence the small wedding.  I wish the couple well. 


Sunday, 26 June 2011

1007 Hits on Station C Canada

It's a small little milestone, but Station C Canada has hit 1007 hits and counting.  Thanks for all the support from friends and others from around the world. 

Here is the top 5 countries:

United States
United Kingdom

Thanks to all who visit. 

Saturday, 25 June 2011

James Bond is Back in John Gardner's First 3 Novels


Head over toe Bond and Beyond to be the first to buy the Re-Issue of Licence Renewed, For Special Services and IceBreaker.

Each book there is going for 16.99 pounds.  The next two, Role of Honour and Nobody Lives For Ever will be released on the 7th of July. 

If you do want to wait till 3 October though you can purchase all 5 in box set. 

I'm currently re-reading, Licence Renewed to celebrate the 30th Anniversary.  

Saturday, 18 June 2011

2 Articles on Carte Blanche in The Globe and Mail



In my hotel today, after black coffee and scrambled eggs,  I was treated to my news paper.  As I was turning the pages I came across some reviews on Carte Blanche.  The articles appear in the Canadian National Newspaper The Globe and Mail.   I have found the articles online for your reading pleasure if you do not get the G & M.  Have a read and tell me what you think?

Minor spoilers are present so read at your own risk.

Friday, 17 June 2011

High Time To Kill

In 1999, Raymond Benson penned his 3rd original novel, High Time To Kill.  The event within the story take 007 to the top of Kangchenjunga mountain in a race to the top to recover the highly classified, "Skin 17".

In 2008 I was able to do 2 months of extensive mountain climbing.  I climbed rock face for over 5 weeks and spent 2 weeks on a glacier.  I wasn't chasing the "Skin 17" but it did remind me of the pages of this book.

What's in a name?

Turns out that Deaver plus Bond equals success.  I was just told via a femme fatale that as she was enjoying the view at a restaurant in a posh hotel and reading Carte Blanche.  Her server came up to her and saw what she was reading.  This was the servers response:

"OMG Jeffery Deaver wrote the new James Bond novel!!??  I love him!  I have to go get it now!"

Don't be the last one to get your hands on the newest 007 Adventure.

Carte Blanche Audio Book

Thanks to a iTunes Gift Card by my friend Jeff G I was able to download the Carte Blanche Audio Book.  This Audio book is read by Toby Stephens who played Gustav Graves in the 2002 Bond movie Die Another Day.  Bond fans will also remember that Toby Stephens also played James Bond in the BBC Radio Adaptations of Ian Fleming's Dr. No and Goldfinger.  

Thanks Jeff G!

I'm sampling the first chapters now and he is reading excellently.  This should keep me busy on my down time in the months to come.  

They Have People Everywhere

Now if you are going to have your head quarters present and hiding in plain site it is recommended to not put the title of your organization outside of your store.  Mr. White would not be pleased with the careless act.  Money isn't as valuable in their organization as knowing who to trust.  Or do you think he is just throwing this in the face of CIA and the MI6?

Quantum Canada Headquarters

Thursday, 16 June 2011

No parking here M'Sieur!

Last summer I was in Paris and Bond fans will recognize this shot from the 1965 movie Thunderball.  Immediately following the opening titles, Emilio Largo is scene parking his car and moving across the street.  A police officers tells him to move his car but when he recognizes who he was speaking to he immediately revokes his request.

Paris features numerous 007 filming and book locations.  Stay tuned for more on travel at Station C Canada.

Al-Qaeda New Number 1

Villains are all around.  They are in our daily life.  They put you down.  They want to see you do bad.  

Thankfully, since their are villains that allows a new hero to step up.  So often we go to literature and cinema to follow the lives of our heros.  

Al-Qaeda has picked a successor.  Ayman al-Zawahri.  

Who will be the worlds next hero?

Carte Blanche Hits North American Stores

This is a picture of my June 14th Afternoon where I purchased another copy of Carte Blanche and continued to read it during my day.  I will be traveling around with this copy so I won't care as much if it gets damaged.  As you can see there is a second copy of Carte Blanche.  Since I've talked so much about it my girlfriend as decided that she would like her own copy and she is currently reading it! Talk about a great relationship!  I encourage everyone to go pick up a copy even if you are not a die hard fan as it is a great thriller read.  

Has anyone finished it yet or planning on picking up a copy soon?  Father's Day is this Sunday and it would make a great gift to your Dad!

Reminder: Jeffery Deaver in Toronto Tonight

Meet the Author

Carte Blanche

Just a reminder that tonight if you are in the Toronto area you can come downtown and meet the new James Bond Author, Jeffery Deaver.  

The event will take place down town Toronto.  I will most likely not be in attendance but if things change I hope to get down there.  Is anyone going?  Anyone met him yet in the U.K. or U.S.A.?

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Carte Blanche Arrives in North America

You can now, finally, go out to the store and purchase Carte Blanche in North American Stores.  The release follows the UK release, who saw the novel a few weeks back.   This is a great summer read and can't be missed. 

I am personally still awaiting my US Edition of Carte Blanche.  Amazon informed me that it did ship a few days ago so it should be on my door step very soon. 

Has anyone finished reading it yet?  This is a busy week for me so it may have to wait until next week for me to finish the novel. 

Staying Fit

It is important to keep up your physical fitness.  Here is a workout for you to try today. 

Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps as fast as possible
95 pound Thruster
Pull ups

Do this workout as fast as possible and it should wind you completely.  A Thruster is a Squat and a press in movement. 

Working out today is much harder than 007 used to with his 20 press ups and toe touches.    Give it a try. 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Bond 23 Director is Sam Mendes

Director Sam Mendes will be directing the latest and up coming James Bond movie.  Here is his resume:

2012 Bond 23
2009 Away We Go
2008 Revolutionary Road
2005 Jarhead
2002 Road to Perdition
1999 American Beauty

I think he will be similar to a Marc Forster than to a Martin Campbell.   He's on board though and is ancious to take the wheel to bring us Bond 23.  Craig, Mendes, Dame Judi Dench and David Arnold as the composer are the only people confirmed in the project at this time.  We should start to hear more on casting throughout the year.  

Carte Blanche Excerpt

Jeffery Deaver's website has posted an excerpt on Carte Blanche. 
You can read the first 2 chapters on Jeffery Deaver's website here:

Jeffery Deaver Official Website

The First Chapter is entitled.  Sunday.  The Red Danube.

In this chapter we meet a man who is driving a train and in the second chapter we meet our hero.  None other than James Bond.  This is a whole new Bond but with many traits of old.

A notable difference to the new James Bond is that he no longer smokes.  Deaver explained in an interview that spies no longer smoke because they leave behind too much evidence for the enemy.  Not because of the changes in society. 

Have a read of the first two chapters and let me know what you think.

Bond Posters

Adam Carter over at Bond Posters has a wonderful site and a great collection.  I have travelled with Adam a number of times and he is a great person with a great heart.

Check out his site and see if you want any posters.  He also has other movie film posters beside 007.

Casino Royale Trailer

The trailer of the 2006 movie Casino Royale staring Daniel Craig as James Bond.  When this trailer came out fans everywhere knew that James Bond was BACK!  I can recall people watching it over and over again on there ipod while driving to the theatre to watch the movie.  This trailer came out in the summer of 2006 and teased us with a glimpse of the new "Blonde Bond".  Casino Royale went on to be one of the most successful Bond movies ever. 

If you haven't seen this movie yet, buy it, rent it or find someone who owns it and give it a watch.   You'll be happy you did.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Stay Fit!

Cut out the white bread!

Today's 007 Work Out

Run 400 meters.  50 push ups. 
Run 400 meters.  50 sit ups.
Run 400 meters.  50 squats.
Run 400 meters.  100 burpees.


Ocho Rios Jamaica
Home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming

In 2009, thanks to The Theme Party People, I was able to take this picture of Goldneye.  This is the place where James Bond was born.  Ian Fleming wrote his Bond novels here each year for 2 months of the year.  Some day I will stay here and snorkel in the waters like Fleming.  Anyone want to join?

Dom Perignon 2002

Passion Juice

Station C Canada Loves "The Book Bond"

The best site on the net for up to date James Bond literary information.  zencat over at The Book Bond works extremely hard on keeping his site updated constantly.  He is a personal friend and a fellow Bond aficionado.

Check it out his site and follow him!!!

Bond 23 UK Release Date October 26th 2012

The yet untitled new James Bond movie will be released in the UK on the 26th of October, 2012.  The US release date will be 9 November 2012.

I would like to head to London for the Primere if anyone would like to join :)

This movie would be the 3rd movie to star Daniel Craig as James Bond and it is the longest gap between movies without an actor change. 

I wonder in Quantum will be back or will we see all new villians?

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche Review

Have a read of the great Carte Blanche Review.  Tell us your thoughts.  

The Complete Works of John Edmund Gardner

Yesterday, was my birthday and I was wished a Happy Birthday by Simon Gardner.  He was too kind to link Station C Canada from his facebook page.  Have a look and "like" it on facebook.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Carte Blanche Cocktail

In the new James Bond novel by Jeffery Deaver, 007 orders himself a new drink while dinning with one of his co-workers.

Double Crown Royal
Half a Measure of Tripple Sec
Two Dashes of bitters
Orange Peel

Try one.  Tell me if you like it.  I had 6 last night.  

John Gardner Reprints

Licence Renewed!  
John Gardner's 007 novels are getting re-released.  Simon Gardner, who is John Gardner's son, has been working extremely hard and has been able to get his fathers material re-released.  

I can't wait to re-read these adventures.  They will be released this summer.  

Villains & Voodoo 2011

Looking for your next vacation?  

Rich and Leslie Skillman have been running many Bond themed parties over the years.  Their latest adventure will take them to Nassau, Key West and New Orleans.  

I personally have been on a Caribbean and a Euro Bond trip with the Skillman's.  I can certainly say that these trips are a blast and you'll never forget them! The best part about going on Bond trips is that Bond himself always goes to the very best locations so it's win win for everyone!

7-Night Cruise/Tour on the Carnival Triumph

Departs New Orleans, LA
August 19 - 27th, 2011

Check out there site for more details or contact me.

Dune at the One and Only Ocean Club.  Paradise Island, Nassau.  
This is where you could be having your lunch!!! 
At Station C Canada we promote good living.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Carte Blanche Limited Edtion

Today the Limited Edition of Carte Blanche arrived at my home from Hatchards of London.  The Book comes in the protective box and is limited to 1 of 750 copies.

Link to Page

Barnes & Noble Selling Carte Blanche 50% Off

Act fast because for today only Barnes & Noble are offering Carte Blanche at a half off reduced rate.


Jeffery Deaver in Toronto!!

Thursday June 16 Jeffery Deaver will be in Toronto for a meet and greet discussing his new book Carte Blache.  Come down to 55 Bloor Street West to see him at the Indigo Maunlife Centre.  Event is free and goes from 7 pm - 10 pm.


Welcome, eh!

Hello!!! My name is Jeff and welcome to Station C.

At Station C I will be keeping you up to date with all things 007.  This will include everything from the books and movies to travel and well being.

Sit back and enjoy!
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