Q (Major Boothroyd)

Major Boothroyd

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Q

Alter Ego: Major Boothroyd

Other Names: Boothroyd; Algernon; Quartermaster; Q of MI6; Q "Algy" Algernon; Algernon Boothroyd

Classification: supporting character supporting character   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Dark Horse Eclipse Jonathan Cape Marvel MGM Topps United Artists

First Appearance: Casino Royale (1953) - book 1 in James Bond series

First Appearance (Additional Details): (Q first mentioned) Casino Royale (1953) - book 1 in James Bond series; (Major Boothroyd mentioned specifically) Dr. No (1958) - book 6 in James Bond series

Creators: Ian Fleming

Number of Appearances: 40

   Comic Book Appearances: 7

   TV, Film Appearances: 30

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 3

Teams/Affiliations: MI-6

Ally: James Bond
Ally: M

Occupation: inventor, quartermaster, weaponmaker

Gender: male

It is possible that the very earliest references to "Q" in Ian Fleming's earlier James Bond novels were actually references to Q Branch generally and not references to Q as a character.

Major Boothroyd appears for the first time in Fleming's sixth James Bond novel, Dr. No.

As might be expected, Q's appearance in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels predates his appearance in any film. Interestingly enough, Q was first identified as "Major Boothroyd" in the film series - in Dr. No (1962). The character was not referred to on screen as "Q" until Goldfinger (1964).

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Casino Royale (1953) - book 1 in James Bond series (mentioned)
Dr. No (1958) - book 6 in James Bond series

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