The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
After receiving a golden bullet with James Bond’s code ‘007’ etched into its surface M relieves Bond of a mission locating a British scientist, Gibson, who has invented the ‘Solex agitator’. This is a device to harness solar power, thereby solving the energy crisis. The bullet signifies Bond is a target of assassin Francisco Scaramanga and Bond sets out (unofficially) to find him. From a spent golden bullet, James Bond tracks Scaramanga to Macau, where he sees Scaramanga’s mistress collecting golden bullets at a casino. 007 follows her to Hong Kong, where he witnesses the murder of Gibson and the theft of the Solex agitator. Bond is subsequently assigned to retrieve the agitator and assassinate Scaramanga.
James Bond meets with Hai Fat, a wealthy Thai entrepreneur suspected of arranging Gibson’s murder, and is captured, but subsequently escapes. He tracks Scaramanga to an island in Red Chinese waters, where the two men fight and Bond kills the assassin.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Secret agent James Bond is assigned with investigating the disappearance of British and Soviet ballistic missile submarines and the subsequent offer to sell a submarine tracking system. Bond works alongside Major Anya Amasova of the KGB. The two track the plans across Egypt and identify the person responsible for the thefts as shipping tycoon, scientist and anarchist Karl Stromberg.
Bond and Amasova follow a suspicious tanker owned by Stromberg and establish it as responsible for the missing submarines. The submarine in which they are travelling is also captured by Stromberg who plans to destroy Moscow and New York, triggering nuclear war. He plans to then establish a new civilisation. Bond escapes, freeing the submariners captured from the other submarines and follows Stromberg to his headquarters. Here he shoots the tycoon and a torpedo destroys the base.
A Drax Industries Moonraker space shuttle on loan is hijacked and Secret Agent James Bond is ordered to investigate. Bond meets the owner of the company, Hugo Drax and one of Drax’s scientists, Dr. Holly Goodhead. Bond follows a trail to Venice. In Venice he establishes that Drax is manufacturing a nerve gas that is deadly to humans, but harmless to animals. Bond again meets Goodhead and finds out that Holly is a CIA agent.
Bond travels to the Amazon looking for Drax’s research facility and gets captured. He and Holly Goodhead pose as pilots on one of the six space shuttles being sent by Drax to a hidden space station. James Bond finds out that Drax plans to destroy humans by launching fifty globes containing the toxin in the Earth’s atmosphere. Bond and Goodhead disable the radar jammer hiding the station from Earth and the US sends a platoon of Marines in a military space shuttle. During the battle, Bond kills Drax and his space station is destroyed.