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Re: Top Gear

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:30 pm

The new Top Gear team are: Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan and The Stig

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Perch's First Touch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:52 pm

There's way too many of them. Way too many , I can only think this is to cover for Chris Evans being s*** at driving and not always being available to record segments because he wants to continue his radio show.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Speedo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:09 pm

Well I think it makes sense to change the format, otherwise it would just be a crappy version of the old version. But 6 presenters is rather a lot. <erk> Looking forward to see how it's going to work... or not as the case may be.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Perch's First Touch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:12 pm

Speedo wrote:Well I think it makes sense to change the format, otherwise it would just be a crappy version of the old version. But 6 presenters is rather a lot. <erk> Looking forward to see how it's going to work... or not as the case may be.
Yeah , the format won't be the same but 6 presenters just seems like overkill. I am guessing the structure of the show will be completely different, maybe no studio segments this time? I'll definitely be tuning in to see what it's like and when they announced Le Blanc I was quite impressed as I think he'll be a good addition but I can't get my head around how they are going to fit 6 presenters into one show. <scratch>
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:12 pm

I'd assume 1/2 will be in specialist roles and there'll be three who, for example, do the news segment. It won't be the same and people will complain, but it may be good in its own (different) right.

TBH was a big top gear fan but it was getting stale to me, sometimes feel like the 3 were forcing it and the set pieces got overly contrived
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Perch's First Touch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:20 pm

I also watched some of Rory Reid's stuff of YouTube and he just seems to be trying really hard, not even comparing him to the old guard but it was just a bit meh.

Chris Harris was about as exciting as a Dacia Duster as well.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:49 pm

I watched a bit of Chris Harris talking about the Ferrari 488 and his presenting style was about as enthusiastic as a person test driving a blender.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Perch's First Touch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:06 pm

overseasTOON wrote:I watched a bit of Chris Harris talking about the Ferrari 488 and his presenting style was about as enthusiastic as a person test driving a blender.
"It's a struggle to talk" on one bit as he was being test driven around in it. Bodes well!
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Re: Top Gear

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:24 pm

I reckon it'll go a little something like this:

Welcome to TF its Top Gear and I’m your host Chris Evans. Tonight we’ll have my special guest... Noel Gallagher! Everybody… We’ve got Noel Gallagher! Here. Noel Gallagher playing his new song and driving our reasonably priced car…. AT THE SAME TIME! We’ll also look at the new BMW 5 series as I interview Paul Weller! Paul Weller people. Right here! In a BMW 5 series. Me. Paul Weller and a BMW. Only on TF its Top Gear.

Now, over to my mate and our producer Will for a stupid prank that we’ll find hilarious!

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Duke » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Eddie Jordan <erk>. f***ing hell.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by FogOnTheRhine » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Heard of Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and the Stig but the rest could be people dragged from the street for all I know. Wasn't really big on Top Gear beforehand besides some of the specials, probably won't be watching this.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Duke » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:55 pm

LiDL wrote:Heard of Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and the Stig but the rest could be people dragged from the street for all I know. Wasn't really big on Top Gear beforehand besides some of the specials, probably won't be watching this.
The girl's a racing driver who was on the show before a couple times. Drove a van around the Nurburgring. Absolutely no idea who Rory Reid and Chris Harris are.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Perch's First Touch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:56 pm

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LiDL wrote:Heard of Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and the Stig but the rest could be people dragged from the street for all I know. Wasn't really big on Top Gear beforehand besides some of the specials, probably won't be watching this.
The girl's a racing driver who was on the show before a couple times. Drove a van around the Nurburgring. Absolutely no idea who Rory Reid and Chris Harris are.
One of them is an absolute try hard and the other is a boring cronut from what we've seen so far. <neg>
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Re: Top Gear

Post by TJR » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:07 pm

It'll be interesting to see what the new format will be like. I'm guessing they'll try and make it more of a factual car show rather than the casual entertainment show it previously was.

I can't see it being as popular as Clarkson, Hammond and Mays new show. I think a lot of people watched Top Gear before this for the entertainment and the chemistry between those three. The audience was much larger than just those interested in cars whereas I get the impression this new Top Gear will be more so aimed at car enthusiasts.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by asbo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:34 pm

Dumm & Doumbia wrote:There's way too many of them. Way too many , I can only think this is to cover for Chris Evans being s*** at driving and not always being available to record segments because he wants to continue his radio show.
And Hammond, May and Clarkson weren't? Schmidt and the Stig are the only two in either version of the show who can actually handle a car.

I'm not expecting a great deal but I'll give the first few episodes a watch, for the first time in about five years. I'm guessing Jordan will present a small motorsport news segment or something. A couple of the others will probably just have smaller roles rather than being full on presenters, maybe have Schmidt doing road tests from the Nurburgring or something. Then maybe they'll only get the six of them together for big features such as road trips or competitions. They wouldn't have the six of them sat around on sofas discussing motoring news, it would be a disaster.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by ALF » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:34 am

Only really enjoyed the challenges before, can't see how that happens with 6 of them.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Devlin » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:10 am

I love it, but I think it's peaked in recent series as it's not as good as it used to be.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Don Sholeone » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:00 pm

I highly doubt they will have 6 presenters on the screen at once <wenger>
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Perch's First Touch » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:20 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:I highly doubt they will have 6 presenters on the screen at once <wenger>
Yes they will , it will be like the TV presenting equivalent of the royal rumble. <fist>
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Re: Top Gear

Post by ALF » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:38 pm

Dumm & Doumbia wrote:
Don Sholeone wrote:I highly doubt they will have 6 presenters on the screen at once <wenger>
Yes they will , it will be like the TV presenting equivalent of the royal rumble. <fist>
A TV presenters Royal Rumble? I'd watch that.

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