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  1. AlexGRFan97

    Pre-2002 Top Gear releases?

    Though OP's been inactive since the thread creation 3 months ago, I felt it important enough to share. Last night, by pure chance I might add, I bumped into a classic Top Gear torrent full of segments and many entire episodes which have long since been wiped from the internet or butchered in...
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    Original BBC2 airings of S1 - S3?

    Alright, I did some deeper research and it turns out the BBC 2 versions of TG S1 - 3 were released by an individual known as Jabba, a name that I'm sure will be immediately familiar to veterans of this website, and though groundbreaking at the time, they were very poor quality, with the video...
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    Tiff Needell's 20 Cars That Changed The World

    Recently I was doing research into each of the home videos released for Top Gear, up to and including writing articles for them on the Top Gear Wiki, when I discovered that former presenter Tiff Needell had made two of his own; Burning Rubber, which was more or less a clone of the far more...
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    Car page coverage on Top Gear Wiki

    So I recently became the Bureaucrat of the Top Gear Wiki, and boy did I inherit a neglected dumpster fire of a resource that barely had any actual content. Over the past few weeks I've added every episode from S1 to S9, all of the Clarkson home videos, and over 20 different issues of the...
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    What car(s) did you hate at launch but have grown to like as time has passed? Or vice versa

    Ferrari 360 Modena: Hated it when I first found out it replaced the 355 which I loved in NFS3 and all of Clarkson's early home videos. Now it's one of my favourite Ferrari designs of all time. Still nowhere near as good as its predecessors though. Lamborghini Murcielago: Same as above, replace...
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    Your personal episode rankings

    I've talked about mine a bit in the past, but now that S3's finished and the show has finally found its footing, how would you rate all 38 studio-based episodes? Here are mine in their entirety, I'd be curious to hear what the rest of you think: Probably the biggest discrepancy my list would...
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    [03x14] April 11, 2019 - Funeral for a Ford

    If it wasn't for the Mongolia special, I wouldn't hesitated to have hit the 10 or even 11 - but the fact is the episode wasn't on the same level. It's gotta be a 9 for me. The strongest possible 9. If I could rate in halves, possible even a 9.5. But the bittersweet nature of this being the last...
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    Analysis on the rise and fall of CHM

    Talk about threads that don't age well. Series 3 has thoroughly railroaded anything Auntie Beeb has put out to cash-in on a once-lucrative brand name, and only contrarians obsessed with staying in the present would disagree. I'm honestly amazed so many people thought the show would be...
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    Original BBC2 airings of S1 - S3?

    Firstly, I'm well aware this site was largely gutted of its content in 2014, and that anything once hosted is long gone. But the main version of S1 - 3 I see going around in torrents is from the initial re-airing of the three series on BBC Prime somewhere around 2005ish, which has some of the...
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    [03x09] March 8, 2019 - Aston, Astronauts and Angelina's Children

    7/10 with the good and bad taken into account. Liked the callback to the Peugeot drivers ep of TG (which as I look it up was S22E05, just two weeks before The Fracas™), but the rest of that segment was dumb. Astronaut Corvette mini-doc by James was ok, but it wasn't Jim Clark by any means of the...
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    [03x11] March 21, 2019 - Sea to Unsalty Sea

    Reposting this from another place I said it, with necessary expletives deleted: This episode, no hyperbole necessary, was a masterpiece. One of the best. Not only does it show how far they've come since 2003 as a bigger-budgeted version of a much older and oft-forgotten motoring show, but that...
  12. AlexGRFan97

    Pre-2002 Top Gear releases?

    Same. BBC's pathetic attempt at preserving one of its flagship series, especially when you compare what they've done for Doctor Who, is quite frankly staggering to think about. I was only recently made aware of how you can't obtain anything pre-S10 of the reboot on DVD in the UK (a couple...
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