Recent content by halsteadk

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    BBC lawyers fight The Stig's bid to lift lid on his identity

    The Stig - plenty more where the last one came from. The Stig needs to be some sort of secret as the reality is far more boring than the mystery. As will hopefully be proven when everyone decides that Collins is rather more dull than the mystery of the Stig and decides not to buy his book.
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    [15x04] July 18th, 2010

    For those with short memories, I might remind you that the 2nd ever episode featured a double decker bus jumping over a row of motorbikes. Those of you thinking Top Gear has got silly need to lighten up. Each to his own opinion, but following a relatively serious start to the series, the rest of...
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    [14x03] November 29th, 2009

    If you have access to Spotify, it's on there: I wonder if a Spotify link to the various tracks in this forum (where available) would be useful? I love the Brian Tyler track just after it, unfortunately not easy to find (not interested in a...
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    What has to happen for TG to improve?

    I like some of the ideas for road trips in batko's post too. Driving across Australia seems like another challenge waiting to be filmed.
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    [14x07] January 3rd, 2010

    Don't tell me you genuinely took that seriously...
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    What has to happen for TG to improve?

    I think the nub is that the "cars/motoring : messing around" ratio has gone too far the wrong way and has become far too overt, eg far too much time in the Romania trip on silly stuff and barely a couple of minutes on the point of why they went there. But the Alps trip had the same problem - and...
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    James (almost) going to the moon for new programme

    Zooming the image also reveals the words "Exclusive to DVD" just before "James May at the Edge of Space". Well far be it from me to make any suggestions, but I wonder which definition of "exclusive" will apply to this DVD extra which has the same title as a TV programme already broadcast...
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    [12x07] December 14th, 2008

    Not one of the best - still a 9/10 compared with pretty much everything else on the box, but on the TG scale I reckon only 7 (which is what I scored it). The touring car film was good, the news was very funny, the electric car was an eye-opener but as they proved rather irrelevant, and the Honda...
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    [11x04] July 13th, 2008

    Try this post if you want something to cut-out and keep! The 'Bill Oddie' Facemask - As Seen TV's Top Gear
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    Is anyone getting sick of the 'MTV-style' filming for the car films?

    No, it doesn't bother me. The cinematography of TG is one of its defining features (after the relationship between the hosts). I think it's testament to the dedication of the editors that it's so carefully "crafted". Having seen the dull looking raw footage from the out-takes it's all the more...
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    [11x05] July 20th, 2008

    Yes, he probably is the most down to earth of all of them - but is he a car lover? (Well, OK, are the other two either...?!) Have to admit I've never seen the SIARPC segment as more than a way of reminding that Clarkson has done a chat show in the past. Some are better than others, but it's...
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    The 'Bill Oddie' Facemask - As Seen TV's Top Gear!

    See the disclaimer at the bottom of the site - it's not created by THE Richard Madeley.
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    [11x04] July 13th, 2008

    That'll teach me to eat while reading this - I nearly sprayed the screen with food!!! Well it was enough to stop me lurking and finally sign up... Changing "badge_mobile_status" in the URL to "badge_name" may be even more worrying... Great episode this one, made up for a slight disappointment...