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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:05 PM Edited by MichaelW, 18 June 2015 - 12:05 PM.

 

So much for his definitive stance that he would never host Top Gear.  I will definitely give this new new Top Gear the benefit of doubt, and I will watch it once it starts broadcasting.  But I am not expecting it to become the success it once was.


Eh, what else could he do? If he said he wanted to host earlier people would have judged him harshly, and especially with all the hype going on.

It's a bit like if you like your friend's girlfriend: if they have just broken up, the decent thing to do is to leave it alone. However if time has passed and he's now with someone else, any reasonable person wouldn't mind you taking interest in her.

 

 

Not to mention he's getting a few millions quid in payments. I'm assuming it's a step up from what the BBC are currently paying him. And besides, it's not like he isn't interested in cars anyway. 


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:35 PM

God, that dude looks like a total wanker. Never seen or heard of him before, cause I'm not from Britain and all, but still. He just rubs me off in the wrong way.

 

Will wait for whatever Clarkson and co are doing.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:27 PM Edited by epoxi, 18 June 2015 - 05:34 PM.

Not to mention he's getting a few millions quid in payments. I'm assuming it's a step up from what the BBC are currently paying him. And besides, it's not like he isn't interested in cars anyway.


This is pure speculation but: I reckon Clarkson and his friends have taken a substantial pay cut, without Netflix there would be no one else to give them an offer ever since Sky indicated they couldn't hire them.

If I was director of Netflix my mouth would be watering and I would low-ball them as hard as I could, writers-come-presenters with nowhere else to go: sounds like a great opportunity for a bargain to me. I'd want them cheap especially since I'd soon be plowing millions into every episode to meet the standard viewers are expecting, I'd need to minimise the risk for losses as much as possible.
 

He just rubs me off in the wrong way.


Wait...what?

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:10 AM

The interesting thing with Chris Evans is that he's also been involved in a number of perceived offensive incidents with the things he has said on air. One would think that with the numerous fiascos Top Gear was involved in, they'd bother hiring more carefully minded people?


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

 One would think that with the numerous fiascos Top Gear was involved in, they'd bother hiring more carefully minded people?

Controversy brings in more money, that's why Clarkson was there as long as he was and that's (likely) the reason Top Gear became as popular as it did.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:31 PM

 He just rubs me off in the wrong way.


Wait...what?

 

However the saying goes. There's something about him I just don't like. Can't quite tell what it is.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:28 PM

 

:p


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:33 PM

Well, the end of an era. Thank you James, Richard and Jeremy for these last 13 years. 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:04 PM

Seem like ITV are going to pick up the old Top Gear team for a motoring show and run it directly opposite BBC New Top Gear. This coud be a good resolution to whats been going on

 

http://www.dailymail...series-ITV.html

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Seem like ITV are going to pick up the old Top Gear team for a motoring show and run it directly opposite BBC New Top Gear. This coud be a good resolution to whats been going on

 

http://www.dailymail...series-ITV.html

 

Good news!

 

I would have never thought ITV would go on a rating war with the BBC. Yes, its going to be epic! I am so looking forward to it.


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Posted 2 weeks ago

What are your thoughts on this?


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Posted 2 weeks ago

that's kinda stupid.

 

Top Gear doesn't need a new gimmick presenter.

it needs a new network. the old formula doesn't need to be tampered with.


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Posted 2 weeks ago

What are your thoughts on this?

Just a publicity stunt if you ask me, they probably have some "winners" picked out already. I know the BBC are desperate but they can't be so desperate that they're just grabbing any old person to do the job.

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Posted 4 days ago Edited by TJGM, 4 days ago.

Clarkson just confirmed on Twitter that him, Hammond and May have signed a deal with Amazon. Kind of disappointing. Outside of the US, Amazon Prime isn't exactly worth the money.

https://twitter.com/...693373240459264

EDIT: http://www.amazon.co...node=7124555031

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Posted 4 days ago

I wonder if they'll still be doing the Direct Debit pact with the devil 30-day free Amazon Prime trial by the time the show comes out.
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Posted 3 days ago Edited by Android, 3 days ago.

I'm not gonna pay for a $99 subscription to watch these guys. There's nothing wrong with Netflix. I guess I'll wait until the internet can unofficially help me out.

 

inb4 a "lol ur poor" comment. Even if I was filthy rich, I wouldn't pay for it.


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#2117

Posted 3 days ago

I buy enough sh*t from Amazon to justify having Prime regardless of Video, so hey.

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Posted 3 days ago

they should have gone with Showtime or HBO...

 

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Posted 3 days ago

 

Come on man, if you want to do it, do it right :p

 

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Posted 3 days ago

does anyone use Limewire anymore? ;)


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Posted 3 days ago Edited by thedriver111, 3 days ago.

Well, that sucks. At least they're still gonna make a show


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Posted 3 days ago

f*cking Amazon?  Who thought this was a good idea?

 

A company struggling to stay relevant?  I'm not seeing this last very long...


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Posted 2 days ago

f*cking Amazon?  Who thought this was a good idea?

 

A company struggling to stay relevant?  I'm not seeing this last very long...

 

I suspect they've been hard pressed to circumvent all the clauses BBC made them sign for Top Gear, so as far as I know, it had to be an American service. It's never going to be as available and as widely broadcast as Top Gear, obviously, but all things considered, you can't really blame them for going with the highest bid. I'm just glad that something new is on the way. :)

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Posted 2 days ago

 

f*cking Amazon?  Who thought this was a good idea?

 

A company struggling to stay relevant?  I'm not seeing this last very long...

 

I suspect they've been hard pressed to circumvent all the clauses BBC made them sign for Top Gear, so as far as I know, it had to be an American service. It's never going to be as available and as widely broadcast as Top Gear, obviously, but all things considered, you can't really blame them for going with the highest bid. I'm just glad that something new is on the way. :)

 

 

True, but Netflix is American too :\

 

I guess Amazon could write the bigger check.  Oh well, at least they're gonna have a show.  Better than nothing, right?


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Posted 14 hours ago

Could have been worse, they could have gone to Hulu or some garbage.

 

Glad it has finally found a home, and the money from Amazon will probably be enough for some awesome shows. Been considering getting prime, since I tend to use Amazon fairly often, this could probably just make me go for it.





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