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RE: Top Gear - 21/7/2011 12:51:05 AM   
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I loved the rain challenge, absolutely loved it. I wish I could try it out for myself, it must be an awesome experience to drive on the train tracks like that

As usual however, they've clearly gone "Hey, wouldn't it be really funny if [whatever] happened," which is a shame as it's always more entertaining when things just happen. A caravan train carriage was obviously never going to work properly, could it not have been left at that?

Apart from that though, it was a lot of fun.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 10:48:49 AM   
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Interesting to see no comments so far on last night's episode. Which seemed to be one of those that was more fun to make than watch.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 3:13:20 PM   
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The trip to Albania seemes a bit pointless, added nothing to the piece. They do seem to have forgotton there is a difference between being entertaining and watching someone have fun. It's becoming more like watching someone playing a computer game.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 3:14:38 PM   
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Agreed. Aside from the 70s cop show intro (which was quite brilliant and should have been more of a feature)...last night's episode was dull dull dull.

The construction challenge failed spectacularly IMO....watching 3 middle-aged men smash tanks into houses that already need demolishing is just not entertaining.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 4:47:57 PM   
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Actually thought the demolition thing could have been a fun bit if they did smash up the houses, instead it was just them titting about.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 6:17:01 PM   
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Was probably the best of an admittedly poor series of Top Gear. Some of it was entertaining, most not. However I liked the Cosworth segment, which actually proved informative (for a change).

Also the Jenson Interceptor is a stoater of a car - would love one of them just to be different!

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 7:08:04 PM   
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quote:

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The trip to Albania seemes a bit pointless, added nothing to the piece. They do seem to have forgotton there is a difference between being entertaining and watching someone have fun. It's becoming more like watching someone playing a computer game.


I was under the impression that the Albania segment was filmed at the same time as the Albania segment from last series but they've only just used it. The length of Hammonds hair would certainly suggest so....

My word Bob Geldof is boring....

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 8:20:53 PM   
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Found it funny how much time they wasted over a non issue of not running over time. Not so funny how the rest of the show was pretty crap.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 9:21:12 PM   
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That was brilliant. One of the best episodes this series.

Clarkson in the F1 was genuinely interesting (if slightly repetitive of Hammond's F1 drive).

The demolition segment had me in stitches several times, no matter how contrived it may have been. I almost we myself when Jeremy took out the Mains.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 11:11:44 PM   
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The whole demolition thing was really quite awful. The Interceptor feature and titles were quite good though.

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RE: Top Gear - 25/7/2011 11:52:08 PM   
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After last weeks car-train challenge this was a huge bore. There just wasn't a point to any of it. Even the amphibious cars challenge had a point to it, to see if it was possible for somebody to make their own car that can drive on water. How many people are going to attempt to tear down buildings with military equipment designed to clear mine fields?

Even Bob Geldof was boring.

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RE: Top Gear - 26/7/2011 7:13:30 AM   
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Yeah I dont bother with the 'star' part nor the news now - I just fastforward them.

I miss the old challenges when it was Clarkson against May & Hamster; they should bring more of those back. The new ones like last nights demolition are predictable and set up (though there was some pretty cool military machinery in that segment).

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RE: Top Gear - 26/7/2011 1:51:55 PM   
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Best bit of last week's was my old school alumnus Rowan Atkinson finally getting on the show.

Best bit of this week's was the Jensen Interceptor. I think I've found my new dream car. It's just phenomenally beautiful.




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RE: Top Gear - 26/7/2011 3:05:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

After last weeks car-train challenge this was a huge bore. There just wasn't a point to any of it. Even the amphibious cars challenge had a point to it, to see if it was possible for somebody to make their own car that can drive on water. How many people are going to attempt to tear down buildings with military equipment designed to clear mine fields?


I thought the train bit was quite boring and over-engineered.

This week you got to see lots of Military equipment you don't normally get to see, and see just how tough it was. The mine clearer was a great bit of technology, and for the tank to have a house collapse on it and then drive out (with a little bit of help) was pretty amazing.


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RE: Top Gear - 26/7/2011 5:46:10 PM   
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That segment with the house was sort of the two best and worst aspects of the show (for me, underlined )- the military stuff was really interesting, I know I was thinking about how appropriate a small tank would be on my commute* and I got the impression that that was the sort of stuff the presenters would be genuinely interested in too; therefore a good segment. But the actual knocking the houses down, as with the train segment really, would have been much better had they just played it straight.


*It would be AWESOME.


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RE: Top Gear - 31/7/2011 9:23:27 PM   
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Wow. That was a change in tack for Top Gear. A road trip that was quite informative. And the stuff the army guys were doing, I really hope they get a run at the Dakar.

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RE: Top Gear - 1/8/2011 3:20:35 AM   
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I didnt realise it was a last-in-the-series episode till right at the end! Been a poor one it has to be said though it was pretty decent tonight and I only fastforwarded once through the 'star' part. 

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RE: Top Gear - 1/8/2011 9:22:42 AM   
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After a lacklustre penultimate episode, I really enjoyed last night's.

The electric car feature just goes to show how entertaining the boys can still be when playing it straight. It's the first time I've seen them 'review' an affordable pair of cars in quite a long time.

The Dakar segment was gripping - I found myself really rooting for the boys towards the end in the Wildcat. Good to see the spotlight on the ex service crew rather than Hammond and co. Inspirational stuff.

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RE: Top Gear - 1/8/2011 9:34:33 PM   
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That was a dull finish to the series. 6 weeks wasn't long enough.

Surprised Jeremy didn't end with "And on that bombshell..."

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RE: Top Gear - 2/8/2011 5:31:29 PM   
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quote:

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That was a dull finish to the series. 6 weeks wasn't long enough.

Surprised Jeremy didn't end with "And on that bombshell..."


I had my knuckle between my teeth waiting for him to say that in front of them...



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RE: Top Gear - 9/8/2011 7:08:23 PM   
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What did everyone think about the return of the Stig? Did you think the animosity between him and Hammond was genuine or put on for the cameras?

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 12:00:00 AM   
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quote:

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What did everyone think about the return of the Stig? Did you think the animosity between him and Hammond was genuine or put on for the cameras?


Like practically everything else on Top Gear now, put on.

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 12:19:41 PM   
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I dunno, Ben Collins' reactions seemed pretty genuine. I don't think he's that good an actor.

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 1:17:21 PM   
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Speaking of all things Stig, anyone else heard the rumours that new Stig is female?  In fact, a particular German female who will be pretty familiar to regular viewers of the show?  Can't say it would surprise me in the least.



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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 1:19:32 PM   
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There's something quite sexy about Sabine Schmitz....

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 1:51:32 PM   
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Doesn't she work for the German Top Gear?

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 4:31:46 PM   
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Wish she'd replace Hammond as a presenter..

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 6:57:51 PM   
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quote:

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There's something quite sexy about Sabine Schmitz....


Agree with that, she's got it all, looks, is pretty funny (for a German!), an excellent driver and has a sexy demanding voice which a part of me likes a lot!!

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RE: Top Gear - 10/8/2011 7:14:53 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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There's something quite sexy about Sabine Schmitz....


Agree with that, she's got it all, looks, is pretty funny (for a German!), an excellent driver and has a sexy demanding voice which a part of me likes a lot!!



Wouldn't she be great as a satnav voice:

"At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit.... flat out in 4th without lifting. Floor it and travel 400m in 5th. Then break sharply and handbrake turn to the right"

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RE: Top Gear: New Series - 10/8/2011 7:29:04 PM   
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This thread needs more of Ms. Schmitz:



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