When Skyfall hits theaters on Friday November 9, it will be the cinematic franchise’s 50th year in production.
That’s a lot of cultural history right there. Sure, Bond's world is fictional, but it provides a curious lens into history -- especially the colossal threats posed by supervillains whom Bond is, of course, licensed to kill.
Here are five James Bond movies that twist technological threats from the zeitgeist -- and from the near future.See the gallery.
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