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Old July 27 2010, 03:47 AM   #706
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Damn, that was the best regular hour of Top Gear in YEARS (the season-ending travel challenges excepted since those always rule). The thought of James May as the fastest man alive cracked me up, and the Senna special was just amazing.

More things like this and less juvenile overly-scripted stunts please!

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Rumour has it that the show will be taken off iPlayer after the repeat tonight so if you're putting it off.. put it on.
What ? Why ?

I Sky+'ed it so I won't miss it but shows on iPlayer last for seven days. In fact, after the mid-week repeat those seven days are normally reset.
This series is on series catch up, so it should be available until a week after the last episode. Why would they remove this episode early?
A Final Gear post indicated there were some money issues with the F1 footage in Clarkson's Senna tribute (and the Beeb not wanting or not being able to afford paying for it on a pay-per-view basis, apparently) which means this one's going away and will probably be chopped out of the DVD release.

Thank goodness for torrents.
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Old August 1 2010, 05:53 PM   #707
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Well my TV guide says Top gear will be on at 9.30 so I will have to catch it on I player as I will be watching Sherlock.
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Old August 1 2010, 06:40 PM   #708
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Yep midweek repeat for me. Can't believe this series is over already.
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Old August 1 2010, 06:56 PM   #709
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Is it true there won't be a series 16 just a christmas special?
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Old August 3 2010, 05:25 AM   #710
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I sure hope not.

I'm already disappointed this series was so short.
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Old August 3 2010, 09:36 AM   #711
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Well it was a good episode to end on, imo. This series really felt good and soild, like they weren't trying to hard, or goiung over the top too much, to outdo themselves on whacky hijinks.
Please say there is a summer special at they will be back october-ish
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Old August 3 2010, 09:55 AM   #712
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I didn't realise Jeff Goldblum was such a luvvy. Perhaps he was just flummoxed by Clarkson's interviewing method: shout a few things and then shout a few things more.
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Old August 3 2010, 10:00 AM   #713
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I didn't realise Jeff Goldblum was such a luvvy. Perhaps he was just flummoxed by Clarkson's interviewing method: shout a few things and then shout a few things more.
I thought he was a bit odd, but it seems like the American stars who get on shows over often don't quite get it and are overwhelmed.
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Old August 3 2010, 10:16 AM   #714
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I think Top Gear is different enough that very few people get it. You sort of have to have seen the show a few times to realise that they are gonna ask you little to nothing about you work, social life and so on and just want to know what cars you like. After all is there another chat show that makes its guests drive round in a four door famaily car for a morning as part of their screen time? I think Goldblum, Cruis and Diaz adapted quite well.
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Old August 3 2010, 10:28 AM   #715
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I suspect Cruise had probably seen the show a few times. The two of them were petrolheads so it wouldn't be that strange.
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Old August 3 2010, 10:32 AM   #716
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I think Top Gear is different enough that very few people get it. You sort of have to have seen the show a few times to realise that they are gonna ask you little to nothing about you work, social life and so on and just want to know what cars you like. After all is there another chat show that makes its guests drive round in a four door famaily car for a morning as part of their screen time? I think Goldblum, Cruis and Diaz adapted quite well.
I don't just mean Top Gear though. Seems like they feel out of place on stuff like Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton and the comedy panel shows too. I don't know if it's the humour or what but it can often seem like they don't understand a lot of it's not serious.
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Old August 3 2010, 10:37 AM   #717
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Love the avatar, Bob.
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Old August 3 2010, 10:55 AM   #718
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Love the avatar, Bob.
Thanks. Just saw it online the other day and had to have it as my avatar.
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Old August 3 2010, 12:08 PM   #719
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I think Top Gear is different enough that very few people get it. You sort of have to have seen the show a few times to realise that they are gonna ask you little to nothing about you work, social life and so on and just want to know what cars you like. After all is there another chat show that makes its guests drive round in a four door famaily car for a morning as part of their screen time? I think Goldblum, Cruis and Diaz adapted quite well.
I don't just mean Top Gear though. Seems like they feel out of place on stuff like Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton and the comedy panel shows too. I don't know if it's the humour or what but it can often seem like they don't understand a lot of it's not serious.
I notice the same thing. There are very few American stars who come onto UK shows and "get it". They seem to work on the notion that they're on the show solely to promote something, rather than just enjoying being on the show. That might work on the US circuit, but it tends to fall flat over here.

One thing they need to realise though; nine times out of ten, we, the viewers, don't give a flying fuck what they're over here promoting. We have advert breaks for shit like that. We just want to see Ross, Clarkson, Carr...etc, ask them stupid questions, have a bit of banter, and then get rid of them in time for the next guest/segment.
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Old August 3 2010, 12:30 PM   #720
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I think Top Gear is different enough that very few people get it. You sort of have to have seen the show a few times to realise that they are gonna ask you little to nothing about you work, social life and so on and just want to know what cars you like. After all is there another chat show that makes its guests drive round in a four door famaily car for a morning as part of their screen time? I think Goldblum, Cruis and Diaz adapted quite well.
I don't just mean Top Gear though. Seems like they feel out of place on stuff like Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton and the comedy panel shows too. I don't know if it's the humour or what but it can often seem like they don't understand a lot of it's not serious.
I notice the same thing. There are very few American stars who come onto UK shows and "get it". They seem to work on the notion that they're on the show solely to promote something, rather than just enjoying being on the show. That might work on the US circuit, but it tends to fall flat over here.

One thing they need to realise though; nine times out of ten, we, the viewers, don't give a flying fuck what they're over here promoting. We have advert breaks for shit like that. We just want to see Ross, Clarkson, Carr...etc, ask them stupid questions, have a bit of banter, and then get rid of them in time for the next guest/segment.
Yeah, they just seem bemused by the whole thing, especially on the comedy panel shows.
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