Exactly How Much Damage Has James Bond Done to His Cars Over the Years?

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Rob Stothard, Getty Images

While acting in the service of British intelligence, it’s often necessary to treat expensive cars like discarded aluminum cans. Nowhere is this on more graphic display than in the James Bond movies, where beautiful automobiles are often subject to horrific accidents. Presumably, 007 leaves the cost of repair or replacement with his superiors.

To figure out exactly how much that might be, UK auto group AMT Leasing recently designed an interactive chart detailing the decades of damage sustained by cars driven by James Bond actors, as well as their likely insurance costs. In 1964’s Goldfinger, for example, Bond (played by Sean Connery) takes the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5 and avoids a head-on collision by smashing the vehicle into the nearest wall. The cost of repairing the resulting disaster would run $82,105. Replacing it? $102,631.

In 1987’s The Living Daylights, Timothy Dalton may have earned the honorary title of most destructive James Bond actor: He activates the self-destruct feature on his Aston Martin V8, prompting $460,644 in replacement costs. (Not included: the bill for all of the add-on gadgets that would have also been destroyed in the fire.)

Here’s the complete rundown of the wreckage found in the 24 official Bond films to date.

[h/t AMT Leasing]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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