TomCat: " but almost everything in this DVD is what I find wrong with TopGear the tv show. The premise had potential, but the massive amount of fake nonsense, scripting, and explosions pushed it over the top. Too much childish nonsense and not enough substance. "
I totally agree! Ok, its really hard to be so creative and always top the own pinnacle as benchmark. Probbably they should stuck to what they?ve reached so far until something better comes up and not try so hard and totally fail. But on the other hand: apocalypse shows us how good the normal Top Gear still is!
Allthough my favorite seasons were about 8 to 12 or so, with the epic specials, cool races and really good bullshit as Jezzas Fiesta-test (Beach Assault Landing Craft).
I have to give highest credits to the visual impact of the most current seasons. The visual effects are getting better and better (even though they are world champion for years), for example the Bentley Supersport chapter. But allthough they know how to do good visual style, they missed even that on the apocalypse DVD.