The Blaxploitation elements seemed like a desperate attempt to be hip and cool and represents the franchise at a moment where it was a bit unsure of itself. Bond was the epitome of cool in the 60s, but with the social unrest of the times they must've wondered if an "establishment" guy--"The Man"--would still play with audiences. I can't say I love the film, but man there's a lot to like there. One of those "total less than the sum of its parts" affairs. I'll be the 10,000th person to comment on Jane Seymour. She is, simply, one of the most breathtaking women I've ever seen. Still amazingly beautiful at 66. And Gloria Hendry? Yes please. I also agree about the theme/opening titles. Easily a top-5 on both counts. I'm also an unabashed Yaphet Kotto fan. As for Roger Moore, he never looked more authentically Bond than he did here. He looked every bit the man of action. By Moonraker he looked like an insurance salesman trying to find his way back to the conference hall at the Dearborn Marriot.