Connery had already been lending his character increasingly humane, ironic undertones. The movies expanded and got grander the more Connery relaxed and filled out, physically as well as emotionally. ("You Only Live Twice," right, is one of the series' unsung high points.) When Connery came back to the shambles of Bond #7, "Diamonds Are Forever," he gave Bond a been-there, done-that attitude that signaled wry experience, not boredom. And a dozen years later, in the first section (the only great section) of "Never Say Never Again," Connery proved how restorative it could be to have a Bond who needed a physical tune-up and a stay at a health farm.