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Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:02 am

Who watched the BBC Top Gear Polar Special which started at 8pm GMT on BBC2?

What did you think?

I thought it was hilarious.

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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:09 am

As said in the other thread, absolutelly hilarious, especially May bringing out the G & T, Clarkson with the make shift throne on the back of the car, and getting a nut stuck on his mouth  rotfl 
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:13 am

Just missed it going to d/l it now..........
 
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:16 am

They seemed to cut it out towards the end. However the programme was great as usual. Especially with Clarkson driving off with May sitting on the toilet.
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:17 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):
Especially with Clarkson driving off with May sitting on the toilet.

 rotfl  rotfl 
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):
They seemed to cut it out towards the end.

They said they were going to come out with a special extended version later this summer, so that'll probably be filled in.  Smile
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:29 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):

No doubt they will release it on DVD later on.

There is also a special site on Toyota.co.uk about the challenge.

http://www.toyota.co.uk/cgi-bin/toyo...id=homepage&screenRes=1440x900c32&

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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:42 am

Yeah it was pretty funny, but after what I have heard about Clarkson and the trio this week, I'm surprised they all made it out alive.

Apparantly Clarkson is very irresponsible and doesn't take anything seriously and ends up putting other people in danger who are there to ensure everything runs ok. Even when being advised by experts - as was shown at the beginning he wasn't taking it seriously, well not just him but he is the worst apparantly. If he hadn't behaved and driven like an idiot, then they wouldn't have broken the car and had to stop for hours to fix it.

Also alot of these races are editied and fixed to make Clarkson win every time so I hear.



Nevertheless, it was an entertaining show.

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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:56 am

Any Other UK Members Got HD? (by EK20 Jul 25 2007 in Non Aviation)

It was pretty fantastic in High Defenition.  Smile
 
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:14 am

I really liked the show and enjoy watching and reading Clarkeson and his books. But this time he came across as a bit of a tit - whether that was just the producing of the film, I'm not sure, but pissing around in the safety briefings etc... gave him a heightened sense of arrogance. Was very funny to see him pushed in the water though silly 

Shame they didn't actually go to the True North Pole, that would have been even better!


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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:27 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
But this time he came across as a bit of a tit - whether that was just the producing of the film, I'm not sure, but pissing around in the safety briefings etc... gave him a heightened sense of arrogance.

Haven't you seen the show before?  eyebrow 
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 10):
Haven't you seen the show before?

Yeah that's what I mean - I watch every episode, hence I said heightened sense of arrogance  Wink
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:55 am

I just watched it on torrent. Very funny as usual for Top Gear challenges.
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:54 pm

It was a highly entertaining programme and full of schoolboy jokes such as Sir Ranulph Clarkson driving off whilst Sir Ranulph May was sitting on the toilet, but this is one of the reasons why Top Gear is popular. However, I am dubious if they really went to the North Pole and before you all shoot me down as the a.net moron, and I am a fan of Jeremy Clarkson, just consider these facts:
  • The Northern Territories of Canada are often used as locations for films based against a North Pole background.
  • What would happen if a disaster struck the film crew or cast members – how far away would the nearest rescue operation, hospital, medical assistance etc be?
  • Would the Nazi Health & Safety Brigade allow the producers to film in the North Pole bearing in mind that Jeremy Clarkson and James May appear to be the opposite of fitness fanatics, and Richard Hammond had only recently recovered (at the time of shooting) from a serious accident. Clarkson could not survive a day without being near a coffee machine and a confectioners!
  • They would surely suffer badly in Artic conditions, and the cost of insuring them whilst filming took place would probably be prohibitive?
I therefore think that most of the location filming took place in the Northern Territories. With clever editing, and good acting from the three Sir Ranulphs, you believed they were actually going to the North Pole. But who cares if they did or they did not as it was, however, excellent entertainment.
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:14 pm

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 7):
Also alot of these races are editied and fixed to make Clarkson win every time so I hear.

You think?  eyebrow 

I only watch the clips on YouTube and I can figure that one out.

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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:47 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 13):
I am dubious if they really went to the North Pole

They are, too, as they went to the magnetic North Pole.  Wink
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:49 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 13):
However, I am dubious if they really went to the North Pole and before you all shoot me down as the a.net moron, and I am a fan of Jeremy Clarkson, just consider these facts:

You're at least partly right; they only went to the magnetic North Pole, not the geographic North Pole. I am unsure if they went this far though, when they cut to the GPS screen to show where they were at the pole it said something like 78.34 degrees I seem to remember, when they should have been North of 82 degrees. Still as you say - it's a heck of an achievement to get that far with three cars and a trailer!


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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:11 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
when they cut to the GPS screen to show where they were at the pole it said something like 78.34 degrees

That GPS screen could easily have been doctored or edited in the film. Besides which I cannot remember the GPS screen and either Clarkson or May in the same shot. True they both looked at it, but it would be a simple task for a film editor to change the actual display or combine two separately film shots into one.
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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:14 pm

I missed it yet again. Miss it all the time lol.


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RE: Who Watched The Top Gear Polar Special?

Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:21 pm

It goes to show,that the 4x4 they used was a real robust vehicle, somthin i would love to own and be very proud of having in my frount drive,(i can only dream)!!  pray 


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