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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Three Men in a Tent  Reply with quote

Anyone read the Sunday Times' features on Clarkson, Hammond and May's new show? Lots of money and lots of explosions, apparently. Can't make up my mind whether it'll be great or crap, and if there's going to be anyone to say "actually, that's a bit shit, to be honest".

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there'll be plenty of people who will be determined to call it crap whatever, in the same way there were those who had written off Top Gear with Chris Evans before it was even broadcast.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is Clarkson's fascination with blowing up everything in site. If he wasn't so successful would he just be a scummy arsonist from Doncaster.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be puerile childish horse-arse with some cars. Like marmite there will be no middle ground in the reviews.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will always be people who like their nonsensical antics, just like there will be those who detest them equally.

For me I just can't be bothered. I just wish people would stop waxing lyrical about them as a 'car show' like it's the greatest thing to happen in the automotive world. They've ceased to become a 'car show' a long time ago in my eyes.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Three Men in a Tent Reply with quote

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Can't make up my mind whether it'll be great or crap


You won't know until you watch it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think taking it away from just being a car show is what made it successful.

Given the money and the opportunity I'm not sure I would ever tire of blowing stuff up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think taking it away from just being a car show is what made it successful.


Somewhat! It made women and girls watch it; something Wooly Woolard and Chris Goffey singularly failed at. It's still the most successful factual show on the planet and probably won't be usurped for some time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not until the remake of Baywatch hits our screens. You know, the factual lifeguard documentary.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly looks as rubbish from the trailer as they've always been.  I'm really looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It certainly looks as rubbish from the trailer as they've always been.  I'm really looking forward to it.


Pretty much sums up my thoughts :)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It certainly looks as rubbish from the trailer as they've always been.  I'm really looking forward to it.


I agree. It was 30 seconds of high speed, drifting, smoke, burnouts, automotive exotica, stunning locations and high production values, all delivered in 4K Ultra HD.

Shite.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It will be puerile childish horse-arse with some cars. Like marmite there will be no middle ground in the reviews.


That's how I feel about it and how it looks to be shaping up - but I would give it a chance if I didn't have to pay anything extra to watch it, but as I don't have nor do I intended to get, Amazon Prime, I don't suppose I'll see it unless it eventually makes its way to Dave or Turbo or some such channel.

I thought Top Gear was getting there and wish it had been given a better chance - IMO it's downfall was trying to carry on from where the tired old show had left off.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I reckon it'll be bollocks. I certainly won't watch it and will probably cancel my Prime membership in protest.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It will be puerile childish horse-arse with some cars. Like marmite there will be no middle ground in the reviews.


Appropriately more expensive these days as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best bits of the old top Gear were where the three of them just bantered on - like the news each week. So hopefully more of that to come.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It will be puerile childish horse-arse with some cars.


This is exactly what I hope and expect that it will be. Really must sort out an Amazon subscription.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, please start a thread about a new car. I'd rather talk about that for 6 pages than another discussion on Top Gear...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
It certainly looks as rubbish from the trailer as they've always been.  I'm really looking forward to it.


I agree. It was 30 seconds of high speed, drifting, smoke, burnouts, automotive exotica, stunning locations and high production values, all delivered in 4K Ultra HD.

Shite.


For once, I wasn't being sarky...
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Martin, please start a thread about a new car. I'd rather talk about that for 6 pages than another discussion on Top Gear...




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I'd love to help, but I can only do that when I'm seriously looking!

For what it's worth, I'm looking forward to the new series.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will be successful for the same reasons why movies like Die Hard and Transformers are successful - cheap mindless entertainment.

The trio are good for some laughs but that is all.
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Bob Sacamano wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
It certainly looks as rubbish from the trailer as they've always been.  I'm really looking forward to it.


I agree. It was 30 seconds of high speed, drifting, smoke, burnouts, automotive exotica, stunning locations and high production values, all delivered in 4K Ultra HD.

Shite.


For once, I wasn't being sarky...


I know!
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I don't have Amazon Prime, nor do I intend to have it, but I will find a way of watching it.

Bunch of blokes, acting like dicks and blowing stuff up - my ideal job.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They will be successful for the same reasons why movies like Die Hard and Transformers are successful - cheap mindless entertainment.

The trio are good for some laughs but that is all.


Did you really put Transformers and Die Hard in the same bracket?

The most recent one (4?) was pretty bad, but DH 1 in particular was excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to it too

I haven't got amazon prime , but do have a smart tv. Do I just pay to watch it through an app ?
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I am not making any prejudgements as to whether it will be good or not. But as someone who doesn't watch nearly enough TV to ever merit paying for it, I am certainly not going to bother acquiring Amazon Prime simply in order to find out, so I guess I'll simply have to give it a miss.
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I only acquired Prime for this, but confess that having everything (let's qualify that - everything which is Prime and in stock) delivered the next day is nicer than I would have thought.  Delusional or not, I'm viewing it as paying for the deliveries and getting the TV for nothing.  Not that I've watched any yet - must have a shufty.

Ben, I think you entirely miss the point about TG's success if you think the Transformers comment is in any way sensible.  The appeal (for those of us who enjoyed it, at any rate) was that it was like listening to three mates talking cobblers at the pub.  And whilst you might not have wanted them coming round to your house afterwards (well, May excepted), they still felt like friends.  To miss that is to fail completely to see why it was a success.
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I only acquired Prime for this, but confess that having everything (let's qualify that - everything which is Prime and in stock) delivered the next day is nicer than I would have thought.  Delusional or not, I'm viewing it as paying for the deliveries and getting the TV for nothing.  Not that I've watched any yet - must have a shufty.


I'm the same.  I've not watched any of the TV/Films or used the music service, but I've had a fair amount delivered for free in the evening and also use it to order stuff for my parents.  I think it's worth the annual cost just for the delivery service.
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D'oh.  I'd forgotten it saves on delivery costs.  I think the net cost overall is going to amount to very little.
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I got Prime a few weeks ago so we could watch Top Gear and in the meantime we've watched some good TV - a lot of it in 4K, which is stunning.
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I very very rarely buy anything from amazon, so the delivery savings aren't relevant, but there are a few series exclusively on amazon that I want to see, so will subscribe for a couple of months when Top Gear is released. The price of Netflix and Amazon TV is very reasonable, £8 for 4K, multiscreen Netflix is a bargain compared to the ridiculous charges of Sky.
Like many others ( I suspect), I don't like paying for tv content, but these providers have priced it at a level that I do so.
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Grampa wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
It will be puerile childish horse-arse with some cars. Like marmite there will be no middle ground in the reviews.


That's how I feel about it and how it looks to be shaping up - but I would give it a chance if I didn't have to pay anything extra to watch it, but as I don't have nor do I intended to get, Amazon Prime, I don't suppose I'll see it unless it eventually makes its way to Dave or Turbo or some such channel.

I thought Top Gear was getting there and wish it had been given a better chance - IMO it's downfall was trying to carry on from where the tired old show had left off.


Prime usually offer a 30 day free trial, wait for top gear to be released and take the free trial, then cancel. No need to cut your nose off to spite your face.
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Bob Sacamano wrote:
I got Prime a few weeks ago so we could watch Top Gear and in the meantime we've watched some good TV - a lot of it in 4K, which is stunning.


Have you got a super swanky TV Bob?
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Grampa wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
It will be puerile childish horse-arse with some cars. Like marmite there will be no middle ground in the reviews.


That's how I feel about it and how it looks to be shaping up - but I would give it a chance if I didn't have to pay anything extra to watch it, but as I don't have nor do I intended to get, Amazon Prime, I don't suppose I'll see it unless it eventually makes its way to Dave or Turbo or some such channel.

I thought Top Gear was getting there and wish it had been given a better chance - IMO it's downfall was trying to carry on from where the tired old show had left off.


Prime usually offer a 30 day free trial, wait for top gear to be released and take the free trial, then cancel. No need to cut your nose off to spite your face.


Yes, you have to wait until Top Gear has premiered and the first 8 episodes have aired - so about the middle of January 2017. Then you take the 30 day free trial, watch those earlier episodes on catch up and watch the last 4 episodes as they air. Once you've seen the last one you can then cancel within your free trial period.
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I don't have prime (or SKY for that matter, having never paid extra for TV) as our rural broadband is so feeble it would be quicker to wait for it to be repeated on Dave.
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PhilD wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
I got Prime a few weeks ago so we could watch Top Gear and in the meantime we've watched some good TV - a lot of it in 4K, which is stunning.


Have you got a super swanky TV Bob?


Not really, but we bought a new Sony last year and the 4K picture looked so good it seemed daft not to upgrade to it.
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I am really looking forward to this.  The only bit I really disliked about TG was the star in the reasonably priced car.
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I presume they'll stick with their tried and tested formula and change nothing so it'll be Top Gear by another name.
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Tim wrote:
I presume they'll stick with their tried and tested formula and change nothing so it'll be Top Gear by another name.


Apparently not. Clarkson was interviewed and he was saying they're paranoid that they're going to be sued by the BBC if there are any similarities to Top Gear. Amazon's lawyers are all over it to the point that there was a legal question of whether or not May could say the word "cock" or was that too Top Gear.

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The appeal (for those of us who enjoyed it, at any rate) was that it was like listening to three mates talking cobblers at the pub.  And whilst you might not have wanted them coming round to your house afterwards (well, May excepted), they still felt like friends.  To miss that is to fail completely to see why it was a success.


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We're into the second year of Prime membership. Used the music, watched movies, have loads of stuff delivered. Can't live without it. It's a great product and makes my BBC license fee look like the shite value it is.
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Ben, I think you entirely miss the point about TG's success if you think the Transformers comment is in any way sensible.  The appeal (for those of us who enjoyed it, at any rate) was that it was like listening to three mates talking cobblers at the pub.  And whilst you might not have wanted them coming round to your house afterwards (well, May excepted), they still felt like friends.  To miss that is to fail completely to see why it was a success.


No, no, I get that. I will admit the three of them can be funny in a juvenile way, and if they do a comedy show I probably will enjoy it (I did like the news segment on TG when they were just bantering). But like I said it has deviated way too far from being a car show and I just wish people will see that rather than putting them on the automotive pedestal like it's the greatest thing in the car world.
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We're into the second year of Prime membership. Used the music, watched movies, have loads of stuff delivered. Can't live without it. It's a great product and makes my BBC license fee look like the shite value it is.


Whats the music like compared to spotify?

I use nothing but Spotify for my music now so if its comparable it'll save me the subscription I give them.
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Bob Sacamano wrote:
Tim wrote:
I presume they'll stick with their tried and tested formula and change nothing so it'll be Top Gear by another name.


Apparently not. Clarkson was interviewed and he was saying they're paranoid that they're going to be sued by the BBC if there are any similarities to Top Gear. Amazon's lawyers are all over it to the point that there was a legal question of whether or not May could say the word "cock" or was that too Top Gear.

To answer the question; "cock" has been cleared for use.


I would love to have been at that lawyers' meeting.
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Currently watching the first episode while I am waiting for a delivery. Been up since 5am as the delivery is in Darlington and I was bored.  It's quite good.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff.  Probably won't watch until Sunday when we're all here.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read they were putting them on at 7:30. Didn't realise it was 7:30am!


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