I love Matt Damon's take on the franchise: "(On James Bond) He's repulsive. Bond is an imperialist, misogynist, sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. The movies have a formula, they stick to it, and it makes them a lot of money. They know what they are doing and they're going to keep doing it."
Vivien T. Thomas , [1910-1985]. In 1929 in prep for college & medical school when his tuition savings disappeared in the October stock market crash. With no means, he took a job as a lab tech at Vanderbilt U's med, school, working for Dr. Alfred Blalock.