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Top Gear returns.....

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Confucius, May 2, 2004.

  1. Confucius

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    ..... for a new series, starting next Sunday at 20:00 on BBC2.
     
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    It should be renamed "biggest back-hander gets the best review"..lol:rotfl:

    Dont get me wrong i love cars its just i cant stand his (Clarkson) contradictions in every sentence:thumbsdow
     
  3. Confucius

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    The last thing TV needs is an objective car review show - that's what's almost killed TG off (on many an occasion).

    It's entertainment - and a sorely needed reaction against simpering pc sandal wearing tofu munching ****-suckery left wing nonsense that the pseudo-intellectual anti car lobby would have any decent red blooded male with a hint of 5-star-in-his-blood watch instead.

    Try to think in 'figures of speech' not absolutes.
     
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    I really like Top Gear great programme. I liked that right car, wrong car too but that has disappeared.
     
  5. BlueOrange25

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    I don't mind it as much as when they first moved to the new format. Would have preferred it if they kept the old format but extended it to 1 hour. Anyway, television needs Top Gear with the sheer lack of any decent car programmes on any of the channels.
     
  6. SanPedro

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    Well said mate. I for one will be book marking this on my SKY remote. Wifey will have to get used to another 10(?) weeks of Clarksons diatribes every Sunday night.

    Just wish they would repeat it one night of the week on one of their multitude of digital channels as I missed a few of the last series.

    CL
     
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    I like the program and so does the wife. Didn't realise it had anything to do with serious reviews of cars though!!
     
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    One of my favourite one liners came from the last series when Simon Cowell went round the track. In the pre-interview a comment was made about pop idol Garath Gates and the fact that Clarkeson could beat him in a game of snap!

    Had me and the wife in tears:rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    alan,

    Do you remember what Simon said about Gareth? I hope something bad :laugh:

    I'm not a fan of Gareth, hence the question :cool:

    Wasabi
     
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    I really enjoy the new format of the show - it was getting very stale in its old guise. Nicely put Confucius - don't let the yoghurt-knitters grind you down ;)
     
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    I liked the bit when Simon Cowell beat Clarkson round the track, and Clarkson said something along the lines of "Right, next week we'll get Damon Hill on the show"
     
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    What cars are people looking forward to seeing tested and generally thrashed to unconsciousness?

    Aston DB9 has got to be a good start, BM 6 series, Alfa Coupe...

    Any others?
     
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    Chrysler Crossfire saw one for the first time last week trundling through Wakefield, yum yum

    website here
     
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    Porsche Carrera GT & BMW M5 - I just HAVE to hear what these road-going V10 engines sound like! :clap:
     
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    No thanks. Just a Merc SLK in Yank jewellery. There's a Chrysler dealership across the road from work and all the test drivers appear to be women. :(
     
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    Women with taste go figure :p
     
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    Sure, but not really the kind of car the Styg would choose to have a go at the Top Gear lap-record is it? :D
     
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    Good to see the cool wall was back last night.
    That new Aston Martin was the dogs doodahs!:clap:
     
  19. SanPedro

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    Couldn't agree more Mylo.

    Am really kick Ferraris butt at the moment. The new Scaglietti is, IMHO, the ugliest Ferrari for a long time.

    Interesting how many manufacturers seem to 'lose it' when it comes to design.

    BMW has lost the plot totally - did you see the new 1 series??!?!?!?

    Mercedes is on good form at the mo.

    Audi is still stolidly plodding away, but improving. The new A3 is safe, but handsome, ditto the new A6

    I think TVR is starting to lose it. Their designs are getting wilder and now look more like something out of one of those 'modders' mags like Revs.

    Porsche dropped the ball on the Cayenne but the 911 lineage is still getting better all the time.

    Volkswagen? The new Golf looks cack on the inside and the exterior doesn't look like a VW any more - it could be any 5 door hatch.

    CL

    But good to see TG back.
     
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    Top Gear is ok, although with most motoring programs they always seem to have to have smug smarty pants presenters that really :censored: me off! I also get fed up of looking at cars that I can't afford, why do they never bother with used cars sometimes as I am sure everybody that watches this can't afford some of the very expensive cars on display. Maybe it is just escapism for the likes of me. I will watch Top Gear if I am about, as lets face it most TV is dire anyway and this is a touch better, but I won't lose any sleep if I miss it :rolleyes:
     
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    Doh missed it...

    ... standard question then - is it repeated at all (BBC3 etc.) ? Had a quick look through the Sunday Mags (weeks TV pages), but to no avail.

    Boo.

    Cheers
     
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    I find you have not to take the program too serious and seems aimed at the lad magazine readers. With one car being slagged of for only having a 0-60 in 11 seconds and an other car for having a designer called Kenneth. Shame they did not call it something else and keep the old Top Gear format.

    Saying the above I enjoyed the Aston Martin feature and was glad it won. :smashin: :D
     
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    wokeye, your missing the point of the show. It's entertainment; second-hand, practical, affordable family runabouts may be more relevant, but they are almost all deathly dull. Top Gear must NOT return to its dire consumer-centric nemesis personified by presenters like Kate Humble, William Woollard or Chris Goffey. It needs to remain as the sort of show liberal tree-huggers find offensive.

    People don't read motoring magazines if they're intending to buy an Aston Martin, they do so because they find reading about gorgeous fast cars enriching.


    Shady, it will be repeated at some point, but most likely on one of the UKTV (such as Horizons or People) channels next year.
     
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    Not to mention all the 'fun' stuff they do. who could forget the indestructible Toyota pick-up, the bus jumping 17 motorbikes, the almost weekly smashings up of caravans, the death of the Mk1 Stig off the aircraft carrier...

    The only person I miss (a little) from the old series is Biff Needell.

    Or maybe the he's the Stig...

    Actually, here's a point, does ANYBODY actually know who he (El Stig) is?

    CL
     
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    She wouldn’t be that bad, but for her constant head shifting [​IMG] as though every 3 words needs a new head position.
     
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    It took me a couple of shows for me to get into the new format, but now I have I find it difficult to watch the old style car programs. As someone else has said, it's a fun "lads" program.
    For the last few years I haven't had a fantasy car that I'd love to own... until now - that DB9 set my pulse racing - spunktastic :)
     
  27. SanPedro

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    Shady

    They are doing last seasons repeats on SKy at the moment - it was on one of the documentary channels - UK People. On at 7.30pm last night (Wednesday). presume the whole series is being shown.

    CL
     
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    This format of Top Gear is superb. It's like a refreshing look at the car industry, while at the same time poking fun at the things we like to moan on about. The Top Gear Awards last season a case in point - James May's impromptu music had me in stitches!

    BTW, Zone, Top Gear did the Crysler Crossfire last season. It got the worst review the series has had to my mind, save that cack Rover thing that was on Sunday gone. Why would anyone want a Crossfire when the Mazda RX8 is available???

    Russell
     
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    Because the (crappy) Crossfire has one good thing the RX8 sadly lacks - a V6 engine. :)
     
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    Of mercedes origin which means a red line of about 1400rpm. If you like odd overstyled "art deco on PCP" cars, it is a good choice but I cannot see why people would choose it otherwise.
     

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