Roger Moore was Simon Templar in 'The Saint', so to me, his role as James Bond was simply a continuation of the Masonic secret agent meme. This is also why another Moore, graphic novelist Alan Moore, always places prominent Masonic emblems upon everything 'top secret'. Spooks and Freemasonry just go together.
The plot hinges upon the loss of the ‘Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator’ (ATAC), the system used by the Ministry of Defence to communicate with and co-ordinate the Royal Navy's fleet of Polaris submarines.
To translate, ATAC represents the Holy Grail, or Hiram’s Key (the password), possibly found by the ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon’ while camping in the stables of ‘Solomon’s Temple’ during the first crusade (to be taken as allegory).
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In a rather remarkable reveal, the Grail is represented as a computer terminal, with 6 large numbers at the top. It is a communications device for the VALIS computer (as St. Dick described it) or simply the subconscious ID (as Jung would say).
Roger Moore’s antagonists are Milos Columbo (the dove) and Aristotle Kristatos, I imagine this to be yet another take on the Templars vs. Catholic theme. Recall that the Templars were forcibly disbanded and driven underground by the Catholic Church on Oct. 13, 1307, with the murder of their Grand Master Jacques de Molay. 1013 has become a very Templar resonating series of numbers. ATAC can be read as 1-100-1-3 in Gematria.
Kristatos is revealed to be a secret opium smuggler, we recall that religion is called “the opiate of the masses”. He is played by Julian Glover, who would go on to appear opposite previous Bond Sean Connery in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, as Nazi sympathiser Walter Donovan.
Much battling over the Grail ensues, most of it within an ancient Catholic monastery, which James must penetrate. I guess the Catholics stole it back. In the end, Bond steals it back again, but in order to prevent it falling into the hands of the “Orthodox” Russians, throws it off a cliff, where it is smashed to pieces.
“That’s Detente Comrade. You don’t have it, I don’t have it.”
Truly, Hiram’s Key has been lost.