[13x01] June 21st, 2009

[13x01] June 21st, 2009


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Blythy

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So that's why the stig's helmet has such a deep chin!
 

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FXX noise.
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The Stig/Schumachers helmet, the GPR logo was missing.
May is even more awesome this series.
 
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THEY FUCKING HAD SCHUMACHER AND DIDN'T PUT HIM IN THE LIANA???? ffs! We could have had a clear cut decision on whether he or hill was faster.

ARGH :'(
 

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Good episode. I gave it a 10 in the poll, but that was more just enthusiasm at having new Top Gear. On reflection, the episode really was more of an 8.

Michael is the only FXX "owner" with a black car with no white stripe, so I knew that had to be his car doing the lap. So I wasn't surprised when the helmet came off.

And indeed, what an amazing time.

RH's quote had me on the floor - ""I am now straddling my boyhood hero. Wait, that didn't come out right."

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Killing dogs. Suicide. Driving through buttercups.

They're so going to get letters. :)
 
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Voted 7. Good episode, the race was run-of-the-mill in my opinion. Everything else was fairly good, but the highlight for me was the preview of the rest of the series. This should be a good one.
 

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EPIC episode... I'm very pleased. Lived up to all the expectations.

And yes, it was obvious that it was michael after they showed the black fxx.
 

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Was Schumacher too afraid of being slow compared to other F1 drivers? I was hoping to see him in a car (
 

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Didn't (and still don't) believe that Schumacher has been the Stig for this long, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless. Was that his FXX given to him by Ferrari?

Entertaining race and seeing Jeremy in the steam train was fun. I can't imagine the physical strain and stress shoveling that coal into the fire to keep the train going as fast as it was. Also, if it is definitely hand-made, what amazing quality and construction of the parts. The people who built it definitely weren't in it for the cash but to build a once magnificent machine.

Only bad part for me was the news; wasn't really entertaining and made me cringe a few times...:(

Overall, 8/10. Bring on the next 6 eps :)
 
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Schumi isn't the Stig, or he's not the only Stig. There's a video up on youtube of a dutch(IIRC) TV show or something asking him some questions, obviously with the helmet on. He has a completely different accent, and obviously British one at that. Also, I'm pretty sure Schumacher has better things to do than moonlight as the Stig every week. I still maintain that the Stig is Ben Collins.
 

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Yes, agreed that the Stig may have been other people before Schumaker. It does make sense that he could be the Stig at this point though, since Top Gear truly has a fair deal of international cachet and I can see how Clarkson could persuade him to take the gig.

The bit at the end with the Liana really felt tacked on, just to make people still wonder, and I really feel like the entire rest of the episode suggests this was a true reveal and that Schumaker IS the Stig, or at least has been recently. I would not take that end bit seriously, it clearly is not intended as such.
 

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Schumacher is definately not the stig. And I believe it was Schumacher as the stig when the FXX went round the track. Still.. a really good opener for the season. Can't wait till next week!
 

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Any one remember Spinal Tap when they were talking about their Marshal Amp - 11/10 (but as its not on the score board 10!)

The whole evening was wonderful from 07:30 through to the BBC4 prog on James. I loved that U2.
 
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