Recent content by iri10

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    [15x05] July 25th, 2010

    For some reason, I've been out of sync with the consensus on episodes this season - in the past I've been right in the thick of it, usually. The Senna segment was masterfully done - ranks near the very top of all historical Top Gear segments, and probably all segments, period. The enhanced...
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    [15x01] June 27th, 2010

    Honestly, I enjoyed it. It won't rank among TG's all time bests, but it was a decent season opener that made me laugh out loud more than once. I was going to give it an 8, but then I realized I had forgotten to add 0.5 for Amy Williams' rather impressive rear end. I had to round up one for...
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    [12x07] December 14th, 2008

    Water vapor is indeed the most prominent of the "greenhouse gases" -- but beyond that it's 'tricky' to compare it to the other greenhouse gases. Compared to almost all of them, it has an extremely short residence time in the atmosphere. So, for instance, if you could magically remove every...
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    [12x07] December 14th, 2008

    Overall a good episode (8/10) -- not my favorite of the season, but more than decent enough, with lots of highlights. The FCX Clarity segment was very interesting. Visually (and even a bit with the musical accompaniment) they seemed to be going for a Koyaanisqatsi vibe, which is appropriate...
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    [04x08] July 18th, 2004

    I believe that's music from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack in the main part of the 747 segment (approx. 54:31-57:45). Not sure which specific track, though...the themes are used multiple times in the movies...
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    Series 8

    No need to do that, but I think they should take a page out of an American's book--Brock Yates. He's an editor in Car and Driver magazine, and in the 70s he helped organize the Cannonball Run. Now *that* sounds like entertainment. A race across...