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Post by Patrick on Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:07 am

Episode 2 with Tom Hiddleston as the star in a reasonably priced car airs tonight over here.

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:10 am

Splendid episode. Viewing figures of over 6.9 million.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:22 am

That McLaren last night... the P1. Wow. Absolutely mind-blowing. I'll take one.

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Post by Starfighter Pilot on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:47 am

The series is definitely on form at the moment.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:32 pm

For me, as brilliant as the P1 was, Camp Bastion was the highlight. Our nephew has had 4 terms out there, and it brought so much home. The development of the vehicles was truly remarkable as well. Of course The Ninja and I were in Bruges in 2011 so we loved that segment. Smile

So much more in there as well. As close, as possible, to a perfect (non-special) episode.

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Post by Patrick on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:52 am

Anyone thinking of making a trip to the Ukraine? Particularly just now? I think I'll pass on that little adventure, personally.

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:23 am

Probably best..........

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:01 am

And what about that 800,000 pound Danish supercar that goes more slowly that a BMW 3-series? Strange episode last night.

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:19 pm

I thought it was remarkably good. The episode obviously. Not the car!

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:17 am

Oh, I'm not complaining. Any episode featuring James May trying to learn magic tricks, and Clarkson trying to learn Ukrainian is definately worth a view.

But I have noticed something of a trend when it comes to location shooting on Top Gear that I think should be discussed. A couple of years ago, Top Gear "snuck" across Syria in burkhas. Within a year, the country sinks into civil war. Top Gear drives through Uganda searching for the source of the Nile, and comments on local views concerning homosexuality. Within a year, Uganda adopts laws criminalizing homosexuality as a 22 year prison sentance. Then Top Gear traverses the length of the Ukraine. A few months later, there's a popular uprising in Kiev that ousts the President.

I think countries which get asked to grant Top Gear a visa for film-making purposes might want to think very carefully about their response.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:32 am

Let's send 'em back to the US of A!

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:41 am

I've had a word with the US State Department, and re-advised them to consider how "entertaining" the show is. That should once again prove problematic for Top Gear entering America.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:32 am

Spoilsport.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:38 am

Spoilsport? No, I just like seeing how Clarkson has to respond when he's forced to be "factual" while in the States.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:47 am

The latest episode, while not the best, was still interesting. And had some great digs at Clarkson's bête noire, Piers Morgan.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:46 am

I can't wait to see it. Piers Morgan's CNN show was long on bombast and short on quality, and Clarkson's feud with him is pretty well known even on this side of the Atlantic.

The episode we got on Monday featured Hammond having a pizza tied to his crotch while Clarkson took a blow torch to it, and taking a few digs at the National Corvette Museum. You know, I've been to the Nat'l Corvette Museum, many times. I've been in the room where there sinkhole happened. They had a very nice one-off production of a specially tuned black 1993 convertible that I absolutely loved. And here's Clarkson picking on the Corvette, again. I mean, I don't go around wishing a sinkhole would open up under his Mercedes.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:02 am

The Piers Morgan digs were quite entertaining. However, now that I have seen the Porsche, I fear Jeremy may lose his bet and be forced to legally change his name to Jennifer concerning the performance of the McClaren P1. And, as someone who lives in a state where bicyclists are omni-present between April and October, I thoroughly appreciated the Public Service Announcements Clarkson and May came up with for cyclists.

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:59 am

Burma Part One was fun, but I didn't feel they was a great deal new.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:08 am

We get Burma part 1 next Monday. They mentioned that the head to head test between the McClaren and the Porsche would be scheduled for the May/June time frame. Hmm, that might make for convenient timing. Are you sure you're still on the waiting list for tickets to a taping, C=O?

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:12 am

You're seriously wasting your breath there.........

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:29 am

The" co="Ordinator wrote:You're seriously wasting your breath there.........

Do you have to take lessons in how to be such a spoil sport?

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:43 am

You need to toughen up. The Super Bowl has left you a wreck.

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Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:51 am

The" co="Ordinator wrote:You need to toughen up. The Super Bowl has left you a wreck.

We don't talk about that.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:06 am

The" co="Ordinator wrote:Burma Part One was fun, but I didn't feel they was a great deal new.

I have to agree with this. The only thing Part 1 showed me was something I already suspected: Burma is not a place I aspire to add to my vacation wish list.

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Re: And on that Bombshell...Top Gear

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:15 am

I got the same vibe from Part Two. Although there were some very, very funny set pieces in the last 20 minutes. Won't spoil it for you.

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