I have, for a very long time, been a fan and defender of Timothy Dalton’s Bond, so imagine my delight in discovering this fine tribute to him in Flix Chatter:

Like most people, I first saw Dalton in his debut as Bond in The Living Daylights. The film itself is entertaining, albeit far from perfect. But the best part of the movie is Dalton, no question about it. Though I grew up with Roger Moore as Bond, seeing Dalton bring out the darker and tougher side of the British spy is so refreshing and captivating to watch. Ok, I’m a woman so naturally I expect Bond to be somewhat of an eye candy too, and Dalton — who at 6?2? is the tallest Bond ever — is both devastatingly handsome and sexy in that dark & dangerous kind of way. Not to mention that irresistible deep and raspy voice — I could read this guy read a phone book all night long! But looks alone doesn’t make an actor, and Dalton is definitely one whose talent and acting tenacity transcend even that impossibly chiseled looks.

Read the whole thing.