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In honour of the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Microsoft’s Bing has designed a few neat cosmic treats online for fans. According to Mashable, the search engine made it possible to translate English words into Klingon, a fictional language spoken in the Star Trek Universe, and vice versa.
Bing received help from a few experts, including linguistics Ph. D. Marc Okrand, who created the language for the original series. Bing also tweaked their search bar tricks, causing “beam me up” to transport users to a colorful interactive galaxy page when entered into the search bar field.
Check it out, plus more from the world of James Bond and TV's "The Office" farewell after the jump!
Even though he helmed the most successful 007 film to date, and this is a franchise with a 50-year history mind you, Sam Mendes has said no to directing Bond 24 but was quick to add that he "very much hopes to work with [the Bond family] again sometime in the future" so it may not be the last we see of his cinematic version of Ian Fleming's super-spy.
Speaking with UK magazine Empire, Mendes had nothing but kind words to say about his experience bringing Skyfall to a screen near you, calling it "one of the best experiences of [his] professional life" but added that other commitments will keep him occupied.
What could be so important, you rightly ask, as to keep him from rejoin a team that included Daniel Craig's moody James Bond, (hopefully) Naomie Harris' whip-smart Eve and at least one new Bond Girl and sadistic villain as its members? Well, let Mendes explain: "I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond."
Although the super-spy first appeared on-screen 50 years ago, he never wants to look out-of-date.
Costume designer Jany Temime says her mantra for the wardrobe of the latest Bond film, Skyfall, which opens Friday, was "iconic for 2012."
"I didn't follow fashion, I followed the script. But I know these characters, and I know what he or she would wear and why. I really tried to ask, 'What would that character really buy?'" Temime said.
Suits, lots of them, and most by Tom Ford, were high on the list for Daniel Craig, who is taking his third turn as Bond and is known to favor Ford's clothing both on-screen as Bond and in his personal life.
If you just looked at the cast and crew of Skyfall, you could easily confuse the assembled talent for a prestige costume drama. Director Sam Mendes, actors Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, and cinematographer Roger Deakins might just as easily be mounting a Shakespeare adaptation.
But Skyfall is, of course, a James Bond film, and not only that, it's the 23rd installment in a blockbuster franchise marking its 50th anniversary with only slightly less fanfare than the Queen's Jubilee. Skyfall is a touch more high-minded than those previous 22 films, but it's also arguably the best crafted movie in Bond history.
Those involved in the 007 empire overwhelmingly credit the higher trajectory for Bond to one man: Daniel Craig.
Blond or not, Bond looks good for 50. Ian Fleming's secret agent man celebrates half a century on the big screen and that includes countless gadgets, hundreds of villains, multiple Bond Girls, many martinis and tons of well-fitted suits.
A franchise this successful has naturally spawned imitators, homages and parodies but there's only one James Bond, with ruggedly handsome Daniel Craig as the latest, and some would say best, actor to step into the covetable wardrobe previously worn by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.
On the cusp of the theatrical release of Skyfall, the 23rd movie in the Bond universe, we're taking a look back at the first 50 years of Bond, from soundtracks to sirens, Connery to Craig, Live and Let Die to Die Another Day.
Dive into the fast and fashionable world of 007 with our stylish infographic, after the jump.
From James Bond with his silver Aston Martin, to Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) emerging from the surf in that famous white bikini, to the unfortunate Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) prone on a bed covered in gold paint, to villainous Blofeld (Donald Pleasance) and his feline friend, the Bond film series has more than it's fair share of iconic images.
The blockbuster action franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a fair amount of fanfare amid the release of 007's 23rd big-screen installment, Skyfall. The newest Bond feature, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, hits theatres on November 9.
Check out stills from the film here and then take a look back over the past 50 years of 007 with the gallery after the cut!
The name’s Bond, James Bond. We look back at the past fifty years of the suave super spy in our quiz on all things 007. We’ve been counting down with our 30 Days of Bond coverage in anticipation of Skyfall and the wait is finally coming to an end until Daniel Craig is back in action on the big screen. We can’t wait to see the newest Bond babes and watch 007 take on his latest enemies.
Grab a martini - shaken, not stirred - and see if you have what it takes to join the elite ranks of MI6. Keep reading to take the Bond quiz!
We asked you to vote for your favourite Bond Girl of all-time but now it's our turn to weigh in with our list of the ten most memorable!
On first glance, Bond's female companions do seem a bit on the cookie-cutter side. And while it's true that most are mysterious, curvaceous, and on occasion, dangerous, there's been more variety in character over the past 22 films of the series than you might think. Some have been entirely forgettable plot devices, some have been downright embarrassing attempts at who knows what but some, just some have gone on to develop an iconic status of their very own. Alternatively devious and naive, heroic and tragic, one thing is for sure...no Bond film is complete without a Bond girl (or two).
Check out our list of the best after the cut!
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