FFS! :shock:Lonegunman said:FFS! :shock:
I mean, honestly, don't you people have anything better to do than whine about the latest TG (which had the world's best and fastest car) being a bad, disappointing episode? Top Gear's cinematography and scripts are still excellent for a car show and you couldn't wish to get better presenters than JC, Hamster and May. It's just sad to read so much complaints written about Top Gear. Just look how much **** there is on the TV these days.
Long live Top Gear!
James probably only has a prop license.Scud said:If it was then Hamster and May would have had a JET airplane and not a washingmachine.
I also would have liked to have seen more of the interior.BerserkerCatSplat said:And they didn't really show enough of the veyron, no idea how it looks inside based on this episode, only fast glances as it rides past....
I have to say that I agree there. And about the SLR race too.GraemeH said:I think the problem with the race was pacing. The thing that struck me was that clarkson got all the 'this is fast blah blah' stuff out of the way in the first shots, then the rest was either him repeating or giving other stats. A better idea would have been for him to start from the start so it felt more coheasive; have him talk about the companies struggle to make it, then the stats, then as he gets to a good road a bit into the race, hammer and do the 'this goes like a bastard' stuff as if it was the first time he'd driven it hard. It makes the viewer feel more like they're on the journey with him which is what made the first 2 races so good. You felt like you were along for the ride and finding out about the car as he was. Not like someone had driven a car and spent a thousand miles telling you about it.
Also, the races are more atmospheric if they start when its dark and end when it's dark. More of an epic feel, it's just the psychology of it. It was something i didn't like about the SLR race, too.
Just to let you know, I've been browsing this forum for months.BerserkerCatSplat said:FFS! :shock:
I mean, honestly, don't you have anything better to to then register on an Internet forum just to whine and complain about people who are complaining and criticizing an episode of Top Gear?
We're just expressing our displeasure about the fact that this latest episode has been hyped through the roof and was actually rather sub-par compared to the high standards shown by past episodes of Top Gear.
I really don't think this episode is going to make anyone stop watching TG, but maybe our displeasure will filter down to the TG staff so they realize that Jeremy Clarkson spouting off about the speed of a fast car for half an hour doesn't cut it.
If people never expressed their displeasure towards something they consider relatively poor, nothing would ever get changed, would it?
Good commenting there, SR71. I think that's the key question. Did BBC insure the Veyron? If not, there is no way JC could have done loads of tyre smoke etc. And even if it was insured, the factory probably wouldn't have allowed the car to be driven racing-style. After all, we're talking about a car, which costs ?5 million to make.SR71 said:One question, does BBC insures the cars it drives on TG so incase they break down, they can be fixed (think how much the insurance for the Veyron would be)? I ask this question because I remember the time when they drove the classic racing car on the track in the last season and had to pay for the repairs when the owner was pissed off by the treatment to the car.
I sincerely hope/wish that some British Billionaire/Millionaire buys the Veyron and then lets TG test drive it properly on their track just like the drummer for Pink Floyd let them do it on his Ferrari Enzo.
I rekon they might have it on again next season. Remember with the SLR? Richard drove it in S.Africa and 6-months later, Jeremy drove it on the track....and then again for the challange. I know the SLR aint as rare but still...gauss07 said:the problem i have with the veyron segment was how much it was focussed on clarkson instead of the car :shock: i mean come on, it's the world's most expensive and fastest production car surely there must be more to look at other than clarkson's face... which is not the prettiest to say the least but yea, there could be more shots on the interior, the engine bay, the undercarriage, the electronics and all the intricate details. for example the startup sequence of the instrument cluster was so pretty but it only lasted some nanoseconds. a total waste of probably the only time they are going to get the bugatti in the near future.
really? then the google numbers were wrong, i even used a calculator. maybe that is why i'm not doing so well in financeoliB said:Well, 4200 pounds would translate to exactly 1905 kg.Dins said:
1kg equals 2,205 pounds. Many people think 1kg=2 pounds, that's only good for a rather rough estimate though.Dins said:really? then the google numbers were wrong, i even used a calculator. maybe that is why i'm not doing so well in financeoliB said:Well, 4200 pounds would translate to exactly 1905 kg.Dins said:
There's one thing i noticed about that Porsche segment, which I find rather lame. They wanted it to look like the Stig did those laps in front of the audience, when in reality the stadium was actually empty and they just edited the audience in.driedees said:The other segments were really cool, a would like to see more of the Porsche vs. Porsche contest. Especially because May presented it, I really like his sense of humour.
I think it was said before, TG shot the Porsche segment on different days. Still agree with you, it's lame to make it seem the Stig drove the cars in a full stadium... FinalGear will always spot faultsoliB said:There's one thing i noticed about that Porsche segment, which I find rather lame. They wanted it to look like the Stig did those laps in front of the audience, when in reality the stadium was actually empty and they just edited the audience in.
Am I right?
I know that's been discussed early in other threads. A lot of the artsy shot of the Veyron speeding by and front on road shots aren't taken during the race. I know in the thread about the SLR the said most of those shots were taken on the drive back. I'm guessing thats what the did for the Veyron race, got all the shots on the drive down to Alba/Turin. Because just as you said, it would be impossible for these crews to get these shots during the race.kanderson said:TopGear is a scripted entertainment show, not reality. They are carrying along with them a huge production crew, and they have to stop and setup for staged camera shots all along the route. I can't imagine the camera crews loading up their gear, speeding past the Veyron far enough ahead to unload and setup just to show the Veyron zipping past again and again. The filming probably occurred over a few days, and not during anything that resembled a "race". The BBC certainly can't afford 100 crews standing around waiting to take pictures of a car passing by.