I was watching Silver Streak recently and was surprised to see Richard Kiel as a henchman with metal teeth. Silver Streak came out in 1976, a year before The Spy Who Loved Me. The metal teeth in Silver Streak look the same as the ones he wore in Spy and Moonraker. The character was called "Reace" in SS, but is essentially the same -- a hired goon. So did the Bond producers see Silver Streak and say "Get that guy - teeth and all - and put him in the next Bond movie" ?