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    [14x03] November 29th, 2009

    Whoops, sorry, forgot to make the thread.

    http://www.finalgear.com/shows/topgear/14/3/
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    #2
    It just gets better and better. What a great episode! 10/10

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      #3
      The Flying Caravan was certainly an...uh...interesting section. Good to see they kept the crash in, and it was an original way to do a review of the Lambo. The only thing missing was a lap round the track. Kept me laughing though.

      The Best cars in the world. Sure, Lancias might have a lot going for them, but only the Delta Integrale and the Stratos are good looking. Some very nice sounds during this part of the show, though. And also some wonderful shots, yet again from the TG camera crews.

      The news was OK - great to see Jesus again , and Chris Evans was pretty good - he seemed very fast. And good to see the return of overdoing it resulting in spins They didn't show any pictures of his Ferraris, though - they do look good in white.

      The kit Lancia-thats-not-actually-a-Lancia segment was very nice. Plenty of action, interest and noise giving an all round pleasant viewing experience. Very good [second] lap too.

      Overall as an episode, they've really thrown out the format issues, and have had a decent spread of things. I never felt let down by their layout of the episode. And definitely not by the content. 10/10.
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        #4
        9/10. Excellent after the truly rubbish episode last week.

        You have a nice spread of silliness - juxtaposing the Balboni review against the airship was inspired and made for a fantastic 10 minutes of television. The airship stunt itself was truly glorious, beautiful in HD. A round of applause for that.

        Lancia section was a nice touch - Lancia aren't covered much in the UK. Good mix of humour, info, and stunning landscapes.

        SIARPC was better than normal, although the Evans is trying to hide his gingerness unsuccessfully.

        And the kit car was a good laugh, too. I was expecting the review to be rather mean and one-sided, but it came off fairly well.


        All in all, congratulations, Top Gear. Back to your usual self.
        Last edited by teeb; November 29th, 2009, 10:10 PM.
        ...I'm meant to put something here?

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          #5
          i gave the two other episodes a 10.
          But this one an 8. It felt somewhere a little bit shorter than the other ones. I mean, after the powerlap, jeremy ended and it was " WHat? NOw? Already!!! buuhuuu! "

          Loved the gallardo and caravan part! Hats off for james! The stratos part was great and superb sounding. It was a great episode. Chris evans was a good guest star but i liked the other ones much more. (too much blabla about his ferrari's).

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            #6
            A 10 from me, absolutely brilliant. James getting dragged along a field in a caravan, Gallardo, Lancias, a great guest and a good power test of a great (looking) car. Other than the lap I don't feel there's anywhere they could've improved.

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              #7
              Evans cars

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                #8
                9 for me - news and Chris Evans was good. The airship was not quite there IMHO - only shortfall. The Morris Marina - brilliant loved it.

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                Last edited by Cobol74; November 29th, 2009, 10:25 PM.

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                  #9
                  A solid 9 from me. Airship was funny just a shame we didn't get a lap with the Lambo. Greatest cars, hilariously funny and spectacularly awesome in equal measure. Words cannot describe how badly I want a Delta after watching that. Chris Evans, well, I'm a Moyles man so I won't get to experience his radio show but he's a proper petrolhead and that's good enough for me. I was lucky enough to see all his white ferraris and this years GFoS. Finally, the stigs lap. Absolutely heroic. A very good episode this week.
                  Last edited by Gingertom; November 29th, 2009, 10:35 PM.


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                    #10
                    Lancia?

                    Oh well, hopefully the rest of the episode is good.

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                      #11
                      Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. Ford was right, they knew it, I knew it, and I don't even rate fords.

                      ...apart from that - great episode. Loved the airship/lambo combination, and I really think they have a point!

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                        #12
                        9/10 from me.

                        VAST improvement from last week.
                        I liked the caravan film, the Lambo was pretty sweet looking, and the ending with James being dragged across the field was hilarious.

                        The news segment was much better, I 'd at the story about the woman who had the baby in the Kia
                        "If you are in labour in a Kia...FOR GOD'S SAKE GET OUT!!!"

                        Loooved the Lancia segment. Richard and Jeremy just chatting away while the car they were driving is falling apart, and the "race" with the pre-pianoed Marina.

                        Chris Evans was a good guest, his lap was an entertaining watch. It's fun to see the mental ones tearing around the track

                        The Stig's lap in the Lancia at the end was just spectacular!!
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                        Here is my handle,
                        Here is my-
                        Oh bugger, I'm a sugar bowl!"
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Swanny_UK View Post
                          Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. Ford was right, they knew it, I knew it, and I don't even rate fords.

                          ...apart from that - great episode. Loved the airship/lambo combination, and I really think they have a point!
                          Psst..I think they were taking the piss
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                          Short and stout.
                          Here is my handle,
                          Here is my-
                          Oh bugger, I'm a sugar bowl!"
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                            #14
                            God, that was great Gulf pappa tango And I do kinda agree about Lancia..but they could also say the same for Ferrari if useing the same directives to what is great..

                            Some great cinematography again in the Delta Integrale bit...

                            10/10 for me

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                              #15
                              Good solid episode and very enjoyable. Really enjoyed the caravan blimp (especially with it being introduced with a bit of Bond music). the return of the marina and its eventual end was predictable but still funny, just because the morris marina jihadists won't let it drop. Having been reading the 'best car company' thread all last week i wasn't surprised to see Ford at the top. The Lancia segment was fun and enjoyable with Hammond and Clarkson both behaving like 5 year olds which is them at their best.
                              I'm not a big Chris Evans fan but since i'm not a Chris Moyles or a Terry Wogan fan (thank god) i'm not really bothered either way. Although for his cars alone it was good to see another Car enthusiast on the show.
                              I'd give it a 8/10. more of a solid car show this week than last week, but for entertainment value i preferred last weeks show.

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                                #16
                                Or now.

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                                  #17
                                  What was that bit at the end about, when JC announced the new broadcasting time?


                                  Originally posted by SickGuy View Post
                                  Or now.
                                  ^ that bit ^
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                                    #18
                                    Dave reference?

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                                      #19
                                      gave it a 9, loved it.

                                      Does anyone else think that Clarkson might've been taking it easy while driving the replica Stratos because of the notoriously tricky handling (due to the short wheelbase), and not because it was a kit car?

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                                        #20
                                        I guess this is the best TG we will get in its current format (no real focus on cars, maybe occasional with 1 episode per series).

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