Moonraker

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the space station explodes, the wire holding up the model is visible when the explosion backlights it.

Visible crew/equipment: In Venice, when the two scientists are dying, there's a shot in front of Bond with one of them standing on the window. There's a reflection of the two scientists and something else moving behind, a crew member or some kind of equipment.

Dr Wilson

Visible crew/equipment: When Bond's stuntman fights by the plane's door, Bond's jacket has a protruding bulky object which is obviously a security mechanisms of some sort.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the pilot aims a gun at Bond, there's a black bulky object reflected (filming crew or equipment) on the ice cube which disappears in the opposite shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the speed boat chase you can see the charges floating in the water - they are black squares/rectangular.

Visible crew/equipment: When Bond changes from gondola to hover mode, look at the wooden posts in front of him. You can see the water jets supplying the bubbly water to simulate hover mode.

Visible crew/equipment: When Bond is fighting in the sky with the pilot, there's some shots where the shadow of the cameraman passes over them.

Dr Wilson

Factual error: Although it's already been mentioned that the scene of the shuttle being stolen from the back of the 747 is impossible because the shuttle wouldn't be fueled while being transported, it should also be noted that even if the shuttle was fueled, it would still be just as impossible: During the getaway, the thieves ignited the shuttle's 3 main engines to get free of the 747 and escape: the thing is, the shuttle's main engines are fueled entirely by the large external tank the shuttle and the solid fuel boosters are attached to during liftoff, and once the tank is jettisoned, these engines cannot be used. The only engines the shuttle's internal fuel feeds are the reaction control thrusters, and the Orbital Maneuvering System (which are the two smaller engines located in the bulges just above the main engines). Both the RCS thrusters and OMS engines are almost totally useless within the atmosphere, so even if the thieves managed to get the shuttle free of the 747, they could only get it as far as it would glide unpowered: In fact, they could probably get it further if it wasn't fueled. It should be noted that this is not a fictional, futuristic spacecraft: It's a bog standard shuttle, stolen from NASA, on the back of the modified 747 used by them to transport the orbiter from its landing site to Cape Canaveral.

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[The staff of MI6 are watching a large screen that shows Bond and Dr. Goodhead making love in space.]
Minister: My god, what's Bond doing!?
Q: I think he's attempting re-entry, sir.

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Trivia: Albert R. Broccoli, the producer of the film, has a cameo in St. Marks Square.

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Question: What did Bond say in front of Drax which made Jaws reluctant to send Bond to his death in space?

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Chosen answer: His comments to Drax were about the physical and mental perfection that Drax required for those chosen to repopulate the Earth. As Dolly (Jaw's girlfriend) needs glasses, she falls short of those criteria (as, quite probably, does Jaws himself), which makes him wonder whether Drax won't simply get rid of them once he's carried out his plan. As such, he chooses to ally himself with Bond rather than risk Dolly being harmed.

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