Production on Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, is currently underway with rumours resurfacing that 007's iconic gadget master Q will return. The Hour's Ben Whishaw is the man pegged to step into Desmond Llewelyn and John Cleese's shoes, supplying Bond with an arsenal of weaponry to save the world.
The Bond series has had plenty of gadgets over its 23-film history. Digital Spy selects 5 of the best below...
Thunderball's Bell Rocket Belt jet belt After disposing of a cross-dressing SPECTRE agent at his own funeral (yes, you read that right), Bond must find a quick way to escape his pursuers. Fortunately he's able to propel himself skyward using this trusty jet pack...
The Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger This classy automobile is armed to the teeth with an oil slick dispenser, bullet-proof shield and front-wing machine guns. There's also revolving number plates and the very useful ejector seat function for any unwanted passengers.
Live and Let Die's magnetic watch Roger Moore's debut outing as 007 didn't feature Q, but he was there in spirit thanks to this multi-functional write watch. Alongside its pull-out wire, there's a handy magnet function that's great for pranking M and unzipping European beauties.
The Spy Who Loved Me's Lotus Esprit This souped-up sports car was 007's car of choice in the Roger Moore era. Like Goldfinger before it, the vehicle had some extra modifications fit for an international super spy. By far its best feature, however, was its ability to transform into a submarine!
The exploding ball-point pen from GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan's debut outing as Bond saw him bailed out of a tricky situation by Q's explosive ball-point pen. Three clicks arm it. Another three disarm it. The spoof video below shows the introduction of the pen... with a surprise ending!
Which Q gadget is your favourite? Leave your comments below!