I always wanted James Horner to do a Bond score, a thought I posted on this site when he passed. Right off the heals of Star Trek II, a NSNA score from James Horner would have been intriguing, and definitely better than Legrand’s effort. Legrand had a better resume at the time, so Connery’s objection had some merit. But Horner would go on to great heights with 10 Oscar nominations (two in one year!) and 2 wins. He could evoke scenery (Legends of the Fall) , could score tense action (Aliens) , and compose songs (Titanic’s and Avatar’s). All essential ingredients to a Bond score.