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The Top Grand Gear Tour Thread: Hamster screws big cat

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited February 2018
    jmcdonald wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Why are there two fewer episodes this series than last?

    Probably Hammonds crash?

    That and wrecked super cars eat into your budget.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    Also maybe the special was intended to be a two-parter like last year's, but they just couldn't stretch it out enough.

  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    I wonder if Jeremy could of done that whole trip in a day if he just drove off. The only real thing holding him back was having to constantly rescue the other two.

    It was an ok special, but i'd rank it near the bottom of all the specials they've done over the years. I much prefer when they all buy some cheap half broken cars of a similar type.

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  • LindLind Registered User regular
    Top Gear is back on tv now with a new season, any impressions? I do like Matt, Chris and Rory so this might be good.

  • MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    I might be crazy, but I think the new Top Gear team might have just found it.

    This was the best episode they've ever done. Chris and Matt have real chemistry.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Other than the guest star segment there wasn't anything to break up the main 'film' so it just seemed to drag on for far too long for me.

  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    Just showed some co-workers the video on Ripsaw's website of Hammond driving one in Season 2. They lost their goddamn minds.

    I think I might have converted a couple of them to watching this stuff.

  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    i wonder how GT managed to score that Overwatch crossover.

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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote: »

    The reporting is super confusing, because they say it was months after the famous Clarkson punch.

    And that it happened in 2016.

    I don't think it helps that they re-tread the Clarkson punch so much in this article, it really confuses me on what the fuck actually happened and when.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen he's got a f*****g knife in his hand...in his mouth Registered User regular
    He is a wrecking ball though. Be brave, Richard!

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Thawmus wrote: »
    DanHibiki wrote: »

    The reporting is super confusing, because they say it was months after the famous Clarkson punch.

    And that it happened in 2016.

    I don't think it helps that they re-tread the Clarkson punch so much in this article, it really confuses me on what the fuck actually happened and when.

    Near as I can tell they were drunk and fooling around and Hammond hit the guy on the wrong spot?

    Like the more troubling thing js he had to pay out of pocket because filming ended

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    See, he was trying to hit the guy's face, but since it's Hammond the guy's lucky he wasn't hit in the crotch.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Maybe guys nearish 50 shouldn't try to drunk play fight.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Maybe guys nearish 50 shouldn't try to drunk play fight.

    Yeah but its Hammond. Like odds are good he'd miss fall into a car and crash it

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Maybe guys nearish 50 shouldn't try to drunk play fight.

    Yeah but its Hammond. Like odds are good he'd miss fall into a car and crash it

    My initial reading of that article title had me erroneously assuming that Hammond had injured himself in another car accident and my immediate thought was "oh come on! Again?"

    My brain just saw "Hammond", "breaks", and "rib" in the same sentence and made an assumption.

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  • MuffinatronMuffinatron Registered User regular
    So it's been announced that Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness are joining as new co-hosts with Chris Harris. Rory Reid gets dropped out of main presenting back to Extra Gear.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45937945

    I'm kinda disapointed for Rory, felt like he was doing a fine job there. I also don't get the obsession with putting in "established" stars.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    "Celebrities that like cars" is definitely way off the mark for why the show got big in the first place. Nobody wants to see some random celebrity talking about how great it is to be super-rich and have ridiculous cars; the original bunch was a group of total nobody gearheads that got along fairly well, which is why they had that huge average-person appeal.

    Only way BBC could get something comparable to the original crew would be to actually get hosts from a similar background as the originals, but no way are they going to wait years to develop something like that when they can keep throwing money at the problem for years instead.

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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    Losing Matt LeBlanc just feels like they lost the show completely and for good.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    They weren't exactly total nobodies; Clarkson and May were both known quantities having been involved (to differing extents) in "old" Top Gear. Clarkson in particular was already pretty much a household name.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Paddy McGuinness sounds like a super racist made up name

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  • TexiKenTexiKen he's got a f*****g knife in his hand...in his mouth Registered User regular
    Rory was the weakest presenter who didn't know how to act for scripted stuff and seemed to take things too personally, so I can see him going back to AAA league just to get more experience.

    But these new people, who the fuck cares about a grashopper player (zing) and some comedian who, from what I can remember on british shows, is just sort of bollocks this bollocks that. Greg Davies trying to drive cars but being a mountain screwing up the car's center of gravity would have been fun.

    I was hoping this thread coming back was about Grand Tour news.

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  • Mc zanyMc zany Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    They weren't exactly total nobodies; Clarkson and May were both known quantities having been involved (to differing extents) in "old" Top Gear. Clarkson in particular was already pretty much a household name.

    They weren't exactly poor either.

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  • LindLind Registered User regular
    Grand Tour returns Januari 18.

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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Yessssss

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    IIRC, the GT contract was for three seasons, and this will be number three...

    I'm assuming it's [Clarkson voice]good news![/Clarkson voice] that we've not heard anything about this being their grand finale.

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    IIRC, the GT contract was for three seasons, and this will be number three...

    I'm assuming it's [Clarkson voice]good news![/Clarkson voice] that we've not heard anything about this being their grand finale.

    I swear I read somewhere that this was their last season, probably here maybe?

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Also thank God they've aloud Sabine to speak!

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  • TexiKenTexiKen he's got a f*****g knife in his hand...in his mouth Registered User regular
    I don't see why they wouldn't up the contract for another few seasons if the trio still wants to do this. Granted Amazon wants to do this stupid "no too many showz, a duh maek moer Game of Thrones lotz of monee" thing but you need something in the lines of other programming. It's their highest viewed show supposedly and while it will never get the accolades something like Ms. Maisel does it's the show that's kept me holding on to my Prime subscription.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Also thank God they've aloud Sabine to speak!

    D'you mean Abbie? The wonderful Sabine is on the other show.

    (I hope Abbie actually gets mentioned by name this time around, not just "she").

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  • NinjeffNinjeff Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote: »
    I don't see why they wouldn't up the contract for another few seasons if the trio still wants to do this. Granted Amazon wants to do this stupid "no too many showz, a duh maek moer Game of Thrones lotz of monee" thing but you need something in the lines of other programming. It's their highest viewed show supposedly and while it will never get the accolades something like Ms. Maisel does it's the show that's kept me holding on to my Prime subscription.

    Well i thinks its more a long the lines of how long the TRIO wants to do the shows. They arent getting any younger.
    Though they DO seem to still be having fun. So who knows.

  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited December 2018
    Ninjeff wrote: »
    TexiKen wrote: »
    I don't see why they wouldn't up the contract for another few seasons if the trio still wants to do this. Granted Amazon wants to do this stupid "no too many showz, a duh maek moer Game of Thrones lotz of monee" thing but you need something in the lines of other programming. It's their highest viewed show supposedly and while it will never get the accolades something like Ms. Maisel does it's the show that's kept me holding on to my Prime subscription.

    Well i thinks its more a long the lines of how long the TRIO wants to do the shows. They arent getting any younger.
    Though they DO seem to still be having fun. So who knows.

    If they want something like the show to keep going, I would like to see them incorporate some new faces into their shenanigans, make sure the chemistry works for the new group, and then let them take the reigns over the course of a season or two. As was obvious, the BBC knew fuck-all about who to pick for their replacements and basically just grabbed random celebrities/semi-celebrities.

    Something like this doesn't need celebrities, it needs goofballs who like cars and get along with one another.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited December 2018
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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    Well, Channel 4 paid, what was it, £75 million for a tent a couple of years back! (The Great British Bake Off)

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    And they might have a buyer for the tent.

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited December 2018
    So looks like they're not just just ditching the tent, they're ditching every tent related segment in exchange for at least 4 specials per year.

    Also:
    Asked if they would have the same financial backing as the up to £4million an episode spent on The Grand Tour series, he replied: “Put it this way, Marvel will be jealous of our budgets.”

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  • TexiKenTexiKen he's got a f*****g knife in his hand...in his mouth Registered User regular
    Good. More money for the powerrrrrrrrr.

    This is what I want to see: the three of them trying to go to space with a rocket they designed, built by Bezos' space company.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2018
    I hope they can still find room in the massive budget to have "we were only allowed to spend £500 on these vehicles to cross Siberia" or whatever. That's always brought out the best in them.

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I feel like that would qualify as a special

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    I feel like that would qualify as a special

    It's the specials as they once were, exactly.

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