Oct 31, 2012

Sixth Blogiversary

Amidst the excitement of a new James Bond movie and the milestone of this blog's millionth hit last week, I'm a day late in celebrating another milestone: the Double O Section's Sixth Blogiversary. I started this blog six years ago as we were looking forward to a brand new Bond movie with a brand new Bond that proved to be one of the series' best entries. Now we're on the verge of another new Bond movie (in America, anyway; for British readers it's already here!), one that I suspect will prove the biggest ever at the box office, and the excitement is palpable. In the six years I've been blogging about spy movies, the genre has only become more and more popular. We've seen terrific new movies about some of spydom's greatest heroes, including Bond (of course), George Smiley, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt. We've seen the rise of exciting new spy heroes like Bryan Mills, and seen historical spy missions thrillingly chronicled on film, like the so-called "Canadian Caper" in Argo. We're really living in the the second Golden Age of Spy Movies, with the genre at its greatest height since the Sixties, and it's been a great pleasure to chronicle it. With Skyfall about to take the world by storm, I don't see the genre declining any time soon, and I look forward to continuing to blog about it for years to come! But all that's just  me blathering. A better way to celebrate this blogiversary is with a new contest. It's been way too long since we've had one of those! Check back tomorrow for a chance to win a great spy prize.

5 comments:

Christopher Mills said...

Congratulations, buddy! I'm celebrating the third anniversary of my Space: 1970 blog today!

Keep up the good work, sir!

Tanner said...

Thanks! Congratulations to you, too!

Bill said...

Happy blogiversary! You've been doing a great job.

I read your blog faithfully, although I rarely post a comment. That's true for many others, I expect. (A very spy-like approach...)

Tom said...

Congratulations! I make it a point to read your blog once a week. Always informative with unique and quality content.

Tanner said...

Thanks, Tom! I'm glad you enjoy it!