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A Killer James Bond Exhibition

A famous golden gun and a razor-rimmed bowler hat emerged from their wrapping as curators at London's Science Museum began piecing together a tribute to James Bond.

The "Bond, James Bond" exhibition, which opens Oct. 16, boasts the biggest collection of Bond memorabilia ever assembled, including exploding plaster casts, laser-firing watches, bulletproof racing cars and exotic costumes worn by "Bond girls."

"We have 100 different things from the 20 Bond films so far, including at least one from every film," Nicola Osmond Evans, a spokeswoman for the museum, said Friday.

The exhibition, which will fill up two floors, will open just over a week after Saturday's 40th anniversary of "Dr. No," the first screen outing for 007, based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery as Bond.

Visitors can participate in an interactive computer game testing their potential as a secret service officer, and watch unseen film footage and out-takes of several stunts.

The exhibition will run until March when it will transfer to the United States.

The latest installment in the spy franchise, "Die Another Day," starring Pierce Brosnan, is scheduled for release later this year.