After saving western civilization during the Cold War and fighting assorted gangsters, master spy James Bond of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, is now being mercilessly attacked for his personal habits. The man gets no respect.
Bond, James Bond as he prefers to introduce himself with a patronizing and slightly intimidating tone, thwarts the fiendish efforts of SPECTRE, the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Revenge and Extortion. SPECTRE is dedicated to causing mayhem between the world powers and achieving dominion. Bond captures a coding machine in From Russia with Love that could provide strategic advantage for SPECTRE. In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond prevents nuclear war between the United States and Soviet Union. In Octopussy, he stops a nuclear detonation by renegade Soviet army elements on a U.S. base in Germany. In Goldfinger, Bond disrupts a villainous plan to contaminate the gold at Fort Knox. In Moonraker, he foils the plot of Hugo Drax to obliterate the Earth with nerve gas and establish a master race. These are but a few of his successes – yet he is suddenly being devalued.