LONDON – The new movie of James Bond is headed back to the big screen next year with the title ‘Spectre’ and PakistanTribe reveals the story behind this name.
Bond superfans are giddy about this title. Luckily, Spectre is easier to decipher than some, more difficult past Bond titles like Quantum of Solace. Spectre, or rather ‘Spectre’, stands for the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence,Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, a global terrorist organization that plays a major role in the Bond stories. (You have to give them credit for stating their intentions openly with that acronym.)
Many Bond villains count themselves as members of Spectre, including Dr. No (Dr. No), Emilio Largo (Thunderball) and, of course, Ernst Stavro Blofeld (From Russia With Love,Thunder ball and Diamonds Are Forever, to name but a few).
Spectre (the British spelling for specter, meaning ghost) was originally conceived by Bond novelist Ian Fleming in 1959 for the novel Thunderball as a villainous organization that could pose a threat to the British government even as the Cold War ended and political alliances shifted. (A savvy move: 56 years later, Spectre still lives on.)
Spectre is a commercial organization led by Blofeld—you may know him as the guy with the fluffy white cat, played amongst other actors by Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas and Max Von Sydow—that recruits its members from criminal groups all over the world like the Gestapo, the Mafia and a fictional Soviet counterintelligence agency called SMERSH. In short, Spectre is not messing around: Members who fail to meet directives—like, “Kill James Bond”—face death.
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