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Old December 29 2011, 04:07 AM   #871
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^ It's possible. Clarkson quotes Monty Python & The Holy Grail, so RD isn't a stretch.
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Old December 29 2011, 01:28 PM   #872
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^ that's old news and horrifically out of context. (He actually first said he liked it cos there was less traffic but then added that "because this is the BBC I have to be "balanced" so have them shot...") so the joke was actually about the BBC's policy to having to give both sides....

Anyway, I also have to confess I now want to visit a hotel just to try out the trouser press as a toastie-maker.
Wasn't that a Red Dwarf idea 12 years ago? Lister wanted a transfer to a different wing because they had trouser presses, so he could make toasties.
I don't remember that - but I don't remember much of season 7 or 8 at all
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Old December 30 2011, 09:06 AM   #873
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I thought the India special was shit. Predictable, repetitive and more cringeworthy than funny.
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Old December 30 2011, 09:39 AM   #874
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I thought the India special was shit. Predictable, repetitive and more cringeworthy than funny.
And to balance these things out, I thought it was good, not brilliant, but good, but my other half thought it was really good.

Yes it was predictable in parts, but it's been like that with all the big challenges for years now. Although there was driving in it, for a 90 minute programme, not much of it was actual driving though.
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Old December 30 2011, 10:22 AM   #875
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One thing that pisses me off, is that Clarkson almost never is the butt of the jokes. He always picks in turn on Richard and James, but it's never really him that's being made fun of. He's a fucking bully, on scripted tv as in real life, and it makes me uncomfortable to watch that.
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Old December 30 2011, 10:58 AM   #876
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I thought the India special was shit. Predictable, repetitive and more cringeworthy than funny.
Same here and a lot of fans on final gear and the TG website agree with you.
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Old December 30 2011, 11:21 AM   #877
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Yep. It's the only TG special I won't rewatch. VERY predictable snoozefest.
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Old December 30 2011, 11:25 AM   #878
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Guess that's me not watching it at all then.
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Old December 31 2011, 06:23 PM   #879
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I thought it was okay - not terrible, not great. Not enough about the cars, ironically.
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Old December 31 2011, 07:35 PM   #880
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Slow at thy start, perked up somewhat with the scary night drive on the motorway, and then fell away again towards the end.
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Old December 31 2011, 07:49 PM   #881
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Yep. It's the only TG special I won't rewatch. VERY predictable snoozefest.
Same. I was really disappointed with it.

I don't think it helped that they had a 7,000 pound budget for the cars. They were all too reliable and lacked any personality.
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Old January 1 2012, 06:52 PM   #882
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What I didn't like about it was that the comedy moments seemed more staged than usual. For example Hammond's car tearing itself apart while he looked at James's car as if not noticing.
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Old January 2 2012, 07:58 PM   #883
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In no way "new", but BBCA is running more Lost Season eps starting tonight (1/2) @ 8pm ET. 2 episodes every Monday.

If they go back far enough, we might get to see black Stig.
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Old January 2 2012, 08:26 PM   #884
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In no way "new", but BBCA is running more Lost Season eps starting tonight (1/2) @ 8pm ET. 2 episodes every Monday.

If they go back far enough, we might get to see black Stig.
Wonder if you will get to see Jason Dawe.
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Old January 2 2012, 08:59 PM   #885
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^ These are from late 2003, which look to be Series 3. Dawe was only in Series 1, I believe. Maybe later in the year they'll get to S2 & S1 as Lost Episodes.

Edit: Yep. The start of S3 and we saw the black Stig for about 5 minutes. Have to wait for "lost" S2 episodes for more of him.
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