Features 007: The Best of Bond By Associated Press Oct. 5, 2012 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! COURTESY ARTWORK Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. LOS ANGELES » From the way he introduces himself to his preferred drink to the kind of car he drives, everything about James Bond is deeply entrenched in pop culture. In honor of Agent 007’s 50th anniversary, here’s a best list of all things Bond: Best Bond Girl: This is tough. Adorably sexy Honor Blackman played the Bond girl with the best name of all — Pussy Galore — in "Goldfinger" (1964) and Eva Green as the smart and sultry Vesper Lynd in 2006’s "Casino Royale" was the rare Bond girl who was truly his equal. But just the vision of Ursula Andress striding from the ocean in "Dr. No" is so famous and so stirring, it’s hard to top: that bikini with a dagger strapped to her hip, the long blond hair and those curves. The very image personifies the gorgeous, mysterious cool of the Bond Girl. And she just happened to appear in the first film in the franchise back in 1962. Most fearsome Bond villain: Blofeld is the easy answer because he’s appeared in so many Bond films, and because he’s the inspiration for the Dr. Evil character in the "Austin Powers" movies. And that ever-present cat on his lap … that has to make him a truly, deeply bad guy. A dog person would never be hellbent on global domination. But I’m picking Jaws from "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979), played by 7-foot-2 Richard Kiel. Those teeth — they could do some serious damage. Best theme song: "Nobody Does It Better" from "The Spy Who Loved Me." It still takes such a hold of you when you’re listening to it, with the touches of melancholy in Carly Simon’s haunting vocals mixing with the mystery required of any great Bond tune. It’s also one of several that would be nominated for an original-song Oscar, the writing credits going to Carole Bayer Sager and the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. Coolest gadget: The jet pack that allowed Sean Connery to zoom skyward to his escape in 1965’s "Thunderball" was cool and very forward-thinking. And it just happened to be sitting right there, waiting for him — what are the odds? But it’s the car, of course, that’s so readily identifiable as James Bond’s most reliable and versatile weapon. Famously, he drives a silver Aston Martin but it’s come in various models, with an assortment of handy tricks and toys and been driven by several of the actors playing the part. Revolving license plates, bulletproof shields, tires that shoot spikes, headlights that hide machine guns, ejector seats — they’re probably safer than texting behind the wheel. Best chase: Skiing and shooting in 1981’s "For Your Eyes Only": It’s the world’s deadliest biathlon. Landing all those jumps would be hard enough, but Bond also has to avoid dudes on motorcycles trying to kill him, as well as bobsledders, tourists enjoying apres-ski beverages and the occasional cow. But he does it all and at the same time makes funny faces, because this is Roger Moore, the jokey James Bond. Best Bond: Sean Connery is the classic and he set the standard, and he’d probably be the No. 1 pick for the vast majority of Bond fans. So I’m going to do something kind of blasphemous here and say Daniel Craig has become my favorite Bond. People scoffed when he was chosen to star in "Casino Royale." "We can’t have a blond Bond!" came the outcry. But Craig can seriously act, bringing a welcome darkness to the character as well as being sexy, masculine and formidable in all the necessary ways. Previous Story Bevy of brooches add flair to any outfit Next Story Elmo goes musical on 'Sesame Street'