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  • Q (which stands for "Quartermaster") is the genius inventor behind James Bond's gadgets. He runs the MI6 research and development department and supplies 007 with whatever equipment he will need for his missions. As such, he has helped Bond out in the most crucial times and his gadgets have saved Bond's life more than once.
  • The character was originally reffered to as 'Major Boothroyd'. That name is based off a real life person - Geoffrey Boothroyd - who was a gun expert and came up with the idea to switch Bond's Beretta to the Walther PPK. He stated to Ian Fleming: "I love everything about James Bond... except that damn gun!".

The character has been played by four actors to this day:

Q - James Bond Wiki

Q - James Bond Wiki

Q - James Bond Wiki

Q - James Bond Wiki

The character Algernon from Never Say Never Again has the same role as Q but could not be named as such, as the film is not part of the official series.

Notable gadgets: (more to read about them here)

  • Briefcase containing : easily dismantable AR-7 .22 sniper rifle with infrared telescope, 50 Gold Sovereigns, tear gas cartridge disguised as talcum powder (set to discharge when the briefcase is opened incorrectly) and a knife - From Russia With Love
  • Shoe homing device, car homing device - Goldfinger
  • Palmprint signature PPK/S - Skyfall

Cars and their known gadgets:

  • Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me : cement sprayer (to blind the pursuers' windshield), submarine mode, underwater black dye slick, torpedoes, underwater mines, surface-to-air missiles.
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante - The Living Daylights : radio scanner (to spy on police and military radio frequencies), wheel spinner laser, bulletproof windshield and rear windscreen, Stinger missiles and HUD, tire spikes, snowmobile skis, rocket booster, self-destruction.
  • BMW Z3 - GoldenEye : self-destruction, Stinger missiles located behind the headlights, and the "usual refinements".
  • BMW 750iL - Tomorrow Never Dies : remote-controlled (from Bond's cellphone), reinforced chassis, bulletproof windshield and rear windscreen, concealed compartment (fingerprint-protected safe), security system (capable of delivering electric shocks if door handles are grasped by a intruders), tear gas, missiles, caltrops dispenser, re-inflating tires, cable cutter (concealed under the BMW hood emblem).
  • Aston Martin V12 Vanquish - Die Another Day : remote-controlled (from Bond's keychain), adaptive camoflage (invisibility), reinforced chassis, bulletproof windshield and rear windscreen, target-seeking shotguns, missiles, tire spikes, passenger ejector seat, radial thermal imaging.

Notable other vehicles:

  • Jet-pack (Thunderball)
  • Underwater propulsion unit (Thunderball)
  • "Little Nellie" autogyro (You only Live Twice)
  • Hydrofoil
  • Carlson Power Boat
  • Amphibious Gondola
  • Acrostar Jet
  • Alligator Boat
  • Hot Air Balloon with cameras
  • "Fishing" Boat

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Anonymous Favorite Q's 9 Aug 16 2014, 5:30 AM EDT by DaltonCraigRules
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1.Desmond Llewelyn- Of Course
2.John Cleese- To Me He Wasn't As Good As The Legend (Desmond Llewelyn)
3.Peter Burton-I Didn't Really Remember Him As Q
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Anonymous desmond 0 Oct 14 2011, 8:22 AM EDT by Anonymous
moore4ever Q's Quotes 7 Feb 8 2011, 11:35 AM EST by DaltonCraigRules
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Bond and Q have always had a love/hate relationship and in that relationship have come some of his best quotes. What are yours?
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