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#1 mad

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

Starts again everybody on Sun 20.00 on BBC2 and with a sailing race for the first programme.

6 weeks of idiocy begins.

#2 Black Sox

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:12 PM

Thanks for the headsup.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

I'd have posted a link, but I'm drunk and figure you guys know how Google works.

Just ask Wofsey if it gets tricky. :)

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England?   Going to check now....



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England?   Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:28 PM

I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England?   Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

 

 

Are the ones on BBC America edited down to 42 mins to allow for the insertion of commercials?

 

The BBC2 broadcast episodes are a full hour with no commercials. I just get them from a torrent on Sunday afternoons...



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:39 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ktlEu4YOfio



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:13 AM

I am a real car guys so let me know when 5th Gear is on.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:18 AM

According to http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear/ it's July 8th at 8:30pm.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:21 AM

Episode 1
Season: 20 Episode: 1Air Date: 8 July, 2013 The world’s favorite car show returns for a brand new series and the action kicks off in New Zealand as Jeremy Clarkson and James May race a car against a boat in a nail biting battle up the beautiful coastline to the very tip of the North Island.










The boat is a state-of-the-art America’s Cup yacht whilst the car is of a type many of us are familiar with yet never before seen on Top Gear.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, Richard Hammond attempts to find a hot hatch hero from a trio of newcomers, the Renaultsport Clio 200, Peugeot 208 GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, and a cavalcade of top stars assemble at the track to welcome a brand new Reasonably Priced Car.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

 

I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England?   Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

 

 

Are the ones on BBC America edited down to 42 mins to allow for the insertion of commercials?

 

The BBC2 broadcast episodes are a full hour with no commercials. I just get them from a torrent on Sunday afternoons...

Still talking about them getting Eric Clapton to play Layla on a Kia hatchback stereo as part of the review.  Awesome!

 

They run at 1H:20M on BBC America.  Got to get their commericals in.

If one's backwater cable company does not carry it, get Directv. channel 264

Luckily guns & ammo tv reruns after 3 hours for the west coast, so nothing gets missed on Monday nights if you do not have a Tivo.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:34 PM

this show has to be consistently the funniest show on television!



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:18 AM

+1

#14 boomer

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:45 AM

The episode is already available online. The sail/car race part of the episode begins intermittently at 20:00....http://www.divxstage...o/cb1a816bb4405

Those with slow connections may have to let it upload for 5-10 minutes.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:31 AM

"[Sailing] gives you a face like a prostitute's front door." -- Jezza

 

:P



#16 Phil

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:27 AM

Laughed nearly all the way through the episode in NZ with Sir Ben, more at Jeremy!



#17 mad

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

Seems it didn't go down very well with some people.

 

Critics slam Top Gear's Ninety Mile Beach stunt as inane, puerile

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10894615



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:37 PM

Seems it didn't go down very well with some people.

 

 

Critics slam Top Gear's Ninety Mile Beach stunt as inane, puerile

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10894615

What does?



#19 No.6

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:36 AM

Fios 189 in Fairfield/Westchester

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:36 AM

Seems it didn't go down very well with some people.

 

 

Critics slam Top Gear's Ninety Mile Beach stunt as inane, puerile

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10894615

to sum up, some beach locals use as a road was closed for filming and the writer felt compelled to bolster their dissent.

 

It should also be noted that Clarkson and Morgan, strongly dislike each other, in one case resulting in physical violence directly between them. (Clarkson hit Pierce, with his fist and not unintentionally)

 

The episode was rather drawn out, definitely staged, but still better than anything else on. Which is to say the bar is really fucking low to start with.

 

Worth watching, but noting remarkable.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

Although I haven't seen the above-discussed episode, I am consistently impressed at how Jeremy, James and Richard use the English language.  They are all extremely well spoken and can turn phrases like no one I know. 

 

I think they set a pretty high standard for TV in that regard. 



#22 mad

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

Seems it didn't go down very well with some people.

 

 

Critics slam Top Gear's Ninety Mile Beach stunt as inane, puerile

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10894615

to sum up, some beach locals use as a road was closed for filming and the writer felt compelled to bolster their dissent.

 

It should also be noted that Clarkson and Morgan, strongly dislike each other, in one case resulting in physical violence directly between them. (Clarkson hit Pierce, with his fist and not unintentionally)

 

The episode was rather drawn out, definitely staged, but still better than anything else on. Which is to say the bar is really fucking low to start with.

 

Worth watching, but noting remarkable.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=vfzu2ObrYzc

 

The comments underneath the clip show just well loved Piers Morgan is!! Nobody likes him, we're just glad that America took him. :P



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

this show has to be consistently the funniest show on television!


You've obviously never seen Roadkill then: http://videos.hotrod.../pages/roadkill

#24 Happy

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

I don't particularly like Jeremy Clarkson, but anyone who punches Piers Morgan in the face can't be all bad.



#25 IrieMon

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

An oldie, but still funny,.....

 



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

I don't particularly like Jeremy Clarkson, but anyone who punches Piers Morgan in the face can't be all bad.

  :lol:



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:02 AM

Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.

 

There's nothing Top Gear USA gets right.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:06 AM

precisely!



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

been watching Top Gear for years...I'd love to take them sailing..........



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.

 

 

Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.

 

There's nothing Top Gear USA gets right.

 

That's entertainment.....



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

been watching Top Gear for years...I'd love to take them sailing..........

 So would I....and  mountain biking, skiing, climbing, hang gliding and just for the fun of it, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane....just to see their reaction.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

Found a better copy with no pop-ups or spam.

 

 



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Saw it last night.  Didn't do much for sailing in general but you gotta love the fastest car on the planet.  Maybe it would have been better with an ac72?? 



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

Saw it last night.  Didn't do much for sailing in general but you gotta love the fastest car on the planet.  Maybe it would have been better with an ac72?? 

 

Well it is true, the fastest car on the planet is a rental. :D



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

Indeed and beat hell out of em, and blame it on another maniac driver.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

Indeed and beat hell out of em, and blame it on another maniac driver.

Did ask if he had his collision damage coverage.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

Out of all of their challenges, it was kind of weak, I thought.  Why did BA have Coutts's boat, not his own?  WTF happened to the screacher at the beginning?  The video of the spray hitting Capt Slow's mug was pretty cool.  120 miles on that cat has got to be uncomfortable at best.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:22 PM

Out of all of their challenges, it was kind of weak, I thought.  Why did BA have Coutts's boat, not his own?  WTF happened to the screacher at the beginning?  The video of the spray hitting Capt Slow's mug was pretty cool.  120 miles on that cat has got to be uncomfortable at best.

 

it said Aisnlie on the side didn't it?

 

I think the screecher was a staged event.

 

Wasn't it 220 miles for the AC45 and 450 miles for the fastest car in NZ?  No way they sailed that boat 220 miles.... I guess northern NZ looks a lot like northern California!?



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:42 AM

I have to admit my sailboat is named captain slow. The boys thought it made sense so i went with it. Love the show.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:54 PM

I'm sure the races used to seem a little less contrived. Or maybe I was just younger then.

 

Anyone know how many days it took them to shoot Clarkson's side of it?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:57 PM

I must admit that I found that episode pretty bloody funny. Particularly when James was about to eat something and got a head full of green water

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:18 PM

As Jeremy put it: his face looked like a prostitutes' front door.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

http://www.tgdigi.com/

 

All top gear episodes are on this website, I was laughing all the way through the race with the AC45. Brilliant!



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:23 PM

You can get the complete series from the 200x restart of the show right up to current. I think I am up to series 17 downloaded. You can find the original top gear pre jezza/hammy/cptn slow as well. Have a few of those lying around too. Don't bother with 5th gear. It takes reviewing mundane autos far too seriously. Funny to see the first show with half a dozen people in the hanger and them reviewing a minivan.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:06 PM

ROADKILL!! There is no substitute.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:02 AM

Been watching TG for only a season or so...mostly old re-runs. Trying to get the current seaon this time around.

 

Has anyone seen an episode made in Canada? They seem to have been just about everywhere else!



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:33 AM

Netflix has most of the old episodes, and seems to get the new season on fairly quickly.  Have to remove parental blocks though....



#49 Peragrin

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

 

I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England?   Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

 

 

Are the ones on BBC America edited down to 42 mins to allow for the insertion of commercials?

 

The BBC2 broadcast episodes are a full hour with no commercials. I just get them from a torrent on Sunday afternoons...

the orginial episodes are full length.  only reruns are cut short.

 

Same goes for Doctor Who, and every other BBC program.  



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

haha, hadn't seen this. Brilliant!



#51 TPG

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

holy shit last night (new australia special) was fucking hilarious



#52 Tucky

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:00 PM

I think many of the shows this season have been first rate. The show about British built was good, the worst car in the world had good moments, etc. Is there a reason why Hammond has been AWOL?



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

probably working on his own show.

 

worst car in the world was laugh worthy, esp captain slow in the SLS.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:58 PM

Thought the aus one was crap....  except for the hurdler chick and the race with the 2 cars and cycle it was just a bunch of midwest auto/air show crap pandering to the crowd etc...  Clarkson needs to dial it up a notch or 2 for the last season.  No need to go out with a wimper...   



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:38 PM

One episode filmed in Canada that I know of.  They raced a truck against a dogseld to the magnetic north pole.






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