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Superman07
08-13-07, 09:06 AM
According to various sources BBCA will beging airing "full" Top Gear episodes in one week!! :)

Apparently they'll be starting with Series 8 (I think rumor), which could work out well. That would give them roughly 12 weeks, then allow them to air Series 9 and flow into 10 (which apparently starts in Octorber in the UK!! :) )

http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/266/index.jsp

This is one of the best shows I have ever seen. Even if I've seen them all before I'll definitely be watching these again! I've even got the GF and fam hooked!

The Bus
08-13-07, 09:48 AM
What time?

Superman07
08-13-07, 11:17 AM
Looks like back-to-back! :)

8pm: In the Season 8 opener, they guys transform a van into a convertible. Also: previous guests stop by to test out the Chevrolet Lacetti.

9pm: Chef Gordon Ramsay tests his driving skills on the racetrack; Jeremy test-drives a Jaguar; the guys host a radio show.

Superman07
08-13-07, 06:36 PM
Could access the link from my previous location. Some bits from the the article!

One for the most successful and interesting phenomenons on UK television, Top Gear defies genre. Part factual and part entertainment, the Emmy-winning car show doesn't fit into any standard category. As well as test drives and car trials on location, Top Gear features a live studio audience, star guests, and celebrities driving decidedly non-celebrity cars. Famous names appearing this season include actors Ewan McGregor, Ray Winstone, and Sir Michael Gambon as well as celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

Superman07
08-20-07, 06:17 PM
Giving this a bump since it's starting tonight and the thread didn't seem to get much love last week. :(

BDB
08-20-07, 06:46 PM
I'd say most of us who like Top Gear have already seen the eps..

McHawkson
08-20-07, 06:47 PM
YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! My favorite show!

Thanks, Superman07!!!

Superman07
08-20-07, 07:55 PM
I'd say most of us who like Top Gear have already seen the eps..

Yes, but it doesn't mean:

1) You can't watch them again. ;)

2) You can't encourage new viewers to watch since you know how great a show it is. :)

Achtung
08-22-07, 11:27 AM
Good to have this thread, even if many of us have already seen the episodes. A lot of people picked up on "Doctor Who" and "Life on Mars", among other shows, when they were shown on US television.

For those who watched the episodes on BBC America, were they cut for ads? I've seen a few TG episodes on Discovery Channel (I think) and they cut out a good amount for ads, which was annoying.

Mopower
08-22-07, 11:49 AM
I'd say most of us who like Top Gear have already seen the eps..


And have them DVD quality. The Polar Special from a month ago was fantastic. I thought I was watching the HD broadcast but it was only 480p.

Superman07
08-22-07, 01:12 PM
Good to have this thread, even if many of us have already seen the episodes. A lot of people picked up on "Doctor Who" and "Life on Mars", among other shows, when they were shown on US television.

For those who watched the episodes on BBC America, were they cut for ads? I've seen a few TG episodes on Discovery Channel (I think) and they cut out a good amount for ads, which was annoying.

The episodes that were on Discovery were half an hour episodes, meaning ~20 minutes (40 minutes cut). I never saw any, so somebody would have to tell you what was cut. I imagine a lot. Maybe they only showed the car review segments?

To (I only watch 8x01 so far) the edits/cuts were obvious. I can't say with any certainty everything that was cut, you could tell there were abrupt changes. I do know they cut some of the Van challenge segments short so they could get the ending in. The forced edits will be worse on some episodes v others.

The Polar Special from a month ago was fantastic. I thought I was watching the HD broadcast but it was only 480p

Yes the PS was very good. I actually enjoyed it much more the second time through! Also, it was the first episode recorded in HD, so you were watching HD. :)

BDB
10-03-07, 07:10 PM
The Episode with the caravans was fantastic!!!

Superman07
10-03-07, 09:15 PM
The Episode with the caravans was fantastic!!!

To say the least! I think it may be the best "bit" to date.

Series 10 in 5 days!! :) :)

Looks like they are revisiting the amphibious vehicles!! How awsome would it be to see "Toybota II"?

BDB
10-03-07, 10:12 PM
Cool - so it runs into S10, and then S11?

Superman07
10-03-07, 10:15 PM
Cool - so it runs into S10, and then S11?

No no. Currently BBCA is on S8 I believe - may actually be 7. I'd have to check.

S10 is the brand new series that starts on the 7th, but on BBC1...so not sure on how long until BBCA would see that.

BDB
10-03-07, 10:21 PM
ah gotcha!

boredsilly
10-04-07, 03:52 AM
I'm really enjoying this show. Thanks for the heads up from this thread, as I would probably have never watched it.

Since BBCA is on s7 or s8, does anyone know if they're going to keep running the show into series 10? BBCA has had shows before that had further seasons, but still only ran a single season at a time. These were dramatic shows, but still. I certainly hope they keep going. Hell, I wouldn't mind if they started to show some of the even older top Gears.

Superman07
10-04-07, 07:35 AM
I'm really enjoying this show. Thanks for the heads up from this thread, as I would probably have never watched it.

Since BBCA is on s7 or s8, does anyone know if they're going to keep running the show into series 10? BBCA has had shows before that had further seasons, but still only ran a single season at a time. These were dramatic shows, but still. I certainly hope they keep going. Hell, I wouldn't mind if they started to show some of the even older top Gears.

I don't know. My assumption was that they would. If they did, you'd eventually have a gap like current shows such as Robin Hood, Doctor Who (SciFi really), etc.

Superman07
10-04-07, 08:58 AM
Oh yes!

Wet Wet Wet
Top Gear does not give up easily. Unless it's too difficult, then sometimes we do. But when it comes to building amphibious cars we weren't going to be beaten.

Our previous attempt ended in ignominy, near drowning and the feeble sight of James's rubbish water-tortoise Herald technically crossing the line first, but that wasn't going to put us off.

So, each presenter had to build a refined version of their original aquatic masterpiece and then embark on one of our most ambitious challenges yet. If we tell you that it begins in Dover, you might get a sense of how big this is...

Check back every day this week for more previews and video. The new series starts on Sunday October 7 at 8pm on BBC Two.

McHawkson
02-18-08, 09:03 PM
Woohoo! New season of British's Top Gear will be on next week!

BDB
02-18-08, 10:14 PM
Good Stuff, Glad BBCA are getting this on regularly

Superman07
02-20-08, 07:29 PM
Very nice! Last series definitely had some good segments/episodes.

I especially liked:

-- The Best Road
-- London Race
-- 24 Hour Race

I enjoyed the DBS segment as well. :drool:

BDB
02-21-08, 05:44 PM
I knew though before they even started that the Stelvio Pass was it. Everyone knows where the best road is..

Superman07
02-21-08, 06:19 PM
Speaking of best "road", how the heck did I leave off the Africa episode?! :)

BDB
02-21-08, 06:42 PM
Oliver!!!

Superman07
02-21-08, 06:45 PM
Oliver!!!

;)

Judge Smails
02-24-08, 12:46 AM
If your cable system has BBCA OnDemand they have the best road episode available.

Superman07
03-04-08, 07:10 PM
I don't know which thread this is more fitting for, so I opted for this one. I thought it was a rather funny reference at the end of the quote (Hammond about his accident). Unfortunately, only those that have seen it will get it. However, I feel most of you that check this thread will have. :)

Also, the Times Online has a nice article entitled ďOn The MoveĒ.

Itís been a bloody long journey and itís still going. Itís when I consider how far Iíve come since I was in hospital that I realise there was a lot more to fix than I thought. The swelling has gone down, my brain is as mended as itís likely to be. Now it seems to be more a case of rewiring itself. Thatís assuming Iím sitting here talking to you and Iím not about to wake up in hospital, in some sort of Life on Mars moment . . . Now that was a difficult TV series to watch.


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