With the Connery films you're not missing a lot with 'Diamonds are Forever' but with the first run he had from 'Dr No' to (I think) 'You Only Live Twice' it's quite interesting to watch how quickly they became quite lavish affairs from the surprisingly modest first film.
Bearing in mind for the first few years they were being released on an annual basis (can you imagine that happening with Bond or Star Trek type franchises today? I doubt it!) it's no small feat most of them remain amongst the best regarded still.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist